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12:01 AM on 01.09.2009

EA Skate 2 Bails: The Next Generation

Out with the old, in with the new! The demo for Skate 2 dropped today, and it is great! My only complaint: It's too damn short! They did their job perfectly, because I can't wait for this game.

Anyway, in celebration, I have started the next chapter in my bail video series. I hope you enjoy.

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3:59 PM on 01.06.2009

skate. Bail Videos: We Have Reached the End

Yep, you read that right. I know it's been forever since I made a bail video anyway, but this is the final skate. bail video montage I will ever be doing.

Before you say it, no, my 360 didn't die. Thursday marks the release of the skate 2 demo, and in two weeks we get the full game. Therefore, I am simply moving on to newer and better things. I'm really looking forward to making bails from skate 2 because of the various improvements.

Anyway, here it is: The Farewell to skate. I will embed the video, but please watch it in High Quality because it looks a whole lot better. Stupid YouTube compression.

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9:26 AM on 12.26.2008

NVGR: Holy Crap, Scammers Hitting Dtoid?

My son and I are sitting here watching Wall-e, and I decided to bust out the laptop and check my e-mail. Lookit what I found in there:

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Hello,
How are you and how is your work hope all is moving fine.i seek for honest partner and i meet you at destructoid.com and it was interesting and attractive then i drop by to know who this was, i will like to know more about you. if you wouldn't mind you can reply my mail.
i will be very glad to read your mail with all pleasure. it will be nice to meet you and also read from you. please do honor my invitation so that we can exchange our pictures and maybe become partner.
Remember the distance does not matter what matters is the love we share with each other.
i wait to hear from you soon.

Kiss Regards Miss Suzee

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This screams of a 419 Scam. It's probably a guy going for the "Pretending to be a chick who's going to inherit money from her dead father" scams.

I am thinking about replying from a throwaway email address, I love messing with scammers. WHat do you guys think?   read


11:38 AM on 12.16.2008

Shameless Self-Promotion: Gripshift Giveaway

Gripshift has been out for a year now on XBLA, and to celebrate, the folks from Sidhe Interactive contacted us to give away two copies.

If you want to enter, just head here and post a comment.

The two winners will be randomly chosen tomorrow night at 11:59pm EST by our staff robot and notified via private message. One entry per person please. Good luck everyone!

This contest is open to everyone, no matter where you live!

There are also a bunch of other site giving away copies of the game, and you can find them on the game's official forums. I'm not linking to them though because you should just go to our site first :P   read


3:28 PM on 10.23.2008

Shortblog: I love Spider-Man Web of Shadows

Yes, I have a man-crush on Spider-Man. Like, I want to have his babies.

I'm not sure I would want to actually deliver a baby though. My wife didn't seem to have a lot of fun with our first, and probably won't with our second. I've had enough kidney stones to have that covered.

Anyway, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is the best Spider-Man game to come out since Spider-Man 2 (xbox, gc, ps2). It's like they took all the stuff that they got right from SM2, Ultimate, and 3 (nothing good came from Friend or Foe), smooshed it together, and added a dash of funny with a hint of God of War.

I give you now a short glimpse of the funny. Well, I think it's funny anyhow. This is a short exchange between Wolverine and Spidey about the black suit. No spoilers are included.

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5:14 PM on 09.28.2008

October Movie Marathon

I have decided that since I have a bunch of DVDs, and I haven't watched most of them in a very long time, that I am going to hold a movie marathon for myself through the month of October. And one day in September.

Of course, all of these are going to be movies that fit in a Halloween theme. Let me explain what I mean by that though. I don't mean simply Horror/Thriller/Slasher flicks, but also movies that deal with the supernatural, aliens, or creatures of some sort.

Starting on September 30th, I am going to watch one movie a night until a double-feature on October 30th, and then the next day, I will post a blog about why I chose that particular movie (aside from the fact that it's something that I happened to own on DVD), and tell you why I think you might like it if you haven't already seen it.

I have a question though - do you guys think I should reveal my whole list up front, a little at a time, or just on a post-to-post basis? I'm not sure how I want to handle that.

Regardless, here is the first movie I am going to watch:

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8:14 PM on 09.23.2008

More Shameless Promotion: Mega Man 9 and SplitReason Shirts!

Well, here I am, whoring out our site again.

This time, we have two contests going.

We are giving away three shirts from SplitReason.com (you know, that place that sells Dtoid shirts), and TWO copies of Mega Man 9 for the Wii!



To enter the Mega Man 9 contest Click Here. (NOTE: Due to the nature of gifting games through the Wii, you must be a resident of the United States to win. Otherwise, we just won't be able to give you the game!)



To enter the contest for the Shirts Click Here.   read


6:24 PM on 09.15.2008

Shameless Promotion: Giving Away Mega Man 2

Over at the site I write on, we started the second part of our Mega Giveaway. When Mega Man 1 came out on the VC, we gave that away as Part 1 of our 3 Part giveaway.

We are also going to be giving away Mega Man 9 and Part 3 of our Mega Giveaway.

Clever eh?

Anywho, if you feel like entering, go here.

And no, I still haven't found a real job yet. Cause I know you were all wondering that.

Also, DS on DS got delayed from last Friday to this Friday (I hope).   read


12:25 PM on 09.10.2008

Bratz Forever Diamonds: Diamond Encrusted Crap

This was originally posted by me on March 18th, 2008 for a short-lived and soon-returning series of posts entitled DS on DS, for the site I write for, www.DigitalSomething.com. I will be posting the rest of the articles throughout the week leading up to the return of DS on DS on Friday.

This game is trash. Plain and simple. If I were your daughter and you bought this game for me as a gift, I would assume that you hated me, and I would run away from home. Then I would probably meet A Pimp Named Slickback and get sucked into a world of drugs and selling my body. That's how bad this game is.

Let's start with the story. The Bratz are trying to get to a fashion show to win a pair of diamond covered go-go boots. Or something like that. I wasn't paying too much attention. After the asinine intro, you then choose a pet to adopt. You can either choose a dog, cat, or bunny. There is also a fourth mystery pet who is unlocked at the start. Best I can figure, it has to be some sort of demon because this game was obviously forged deep in the bowels of Hell.

After you pick your pet (I chose the bunny), you are inside the tour bus. Although, it isn't really a bus, it's actually the trailer of a freakin semi. Yes, the stars of this game are living out of a semi truck. I guess if they don't make it to the fashion show in time, they can always become a roving band of Lot Lizards (if you don't get it, ask someone who's a truck driver). Inside the trailer, you control one of the girls. You can walk around inside the trailer doing little activities, like applying makeup with the stylus, or caring for your virtual pet (which has less features than the original Tamagotchi). In the makeup "game", I painted the girl's entire face purple, which took forever to do considering the size of their heads and the fact that the drawing tool has a width of one pixel. Then I exited the "game" and she was back to normal. None of it stays there, thus rendering the 15 minutes it took to completely cover her face a gigantic waste of time, much like the rest of this game. So, I decided to turn it off and go back to playing Nanostray 2.

The bottom line: Don't buy this for anyone. Unless you really do hate them. This game will get the message out loud and clear.   read


9:06 PM on 09.07.2008

I Still Want a Hula Hoop

This was originally posted by me on March 4th, 2008 for a short-lived and soon-returning series of posts entitled DS on DS, for the site I write for, www.DigitalSomething.com. I will be posting the rest of the articles throughout the week leading up to the return of DS on DS on Friday.

What do you get when you take a widely known song and mix it with squeaky, high pitched singers? No, it's not the American Idol tryouts. You get Alvin & The Chipmunks for the Nintendo DS.

It took me a while to figure out what I was going to say about this one because I have very mixed feelings about this game. On one hand, it has a high nostalgia factor because it is Alvin & The Chipmunks. And on the other hand, it is Alvin & The Chipmunks. I mean, that is the deciding factor on whether or not you will want to purchase this game. Well, that and the fact that it is a music-rhythm game.

The game plays like a mutant offspring of Guitar Hero and Elite Beat Agents. The controls are fairly solid. Yes, there are a few things that are kind of wonky, but overall they work good. The only thing I don't like doing is yelling "Alvin!" in the middle of a song. Not only is it out of place, but yelling at your DS always gets you strange looks.

There is something that somewhat resembles a story mode, but there isn’t much to it and the only reason to play it is to unlock songs (14 in all). It's something about trying to get to a big concert venue or something. I wasn't really paying attention.

The most important song by Alvin & The Chipmunks, the Christmas Song, is in the game. I have to be honest though, I was surprised at the rest of the song selections for this game. Chipmunked versions of songs like "Love Shack", "Video Killed the Radio Star", and "Shiny Happy People" turn up, but the one that surprised me the most was "Walking on the Sun". They actually didn't change the lyrics and the "What the hell happened" is intact, yet they changed half the words in "Tubthumping". Odd.

If you can stand the songs and like this style of game, this one may actually be worth buying. I never thought I would say that about a game based on Alvin & The Chipmunks, but there you have it.

I leave you with a short clip of "It's Tricky" on Hard. Making this video taught me something though. It is hard as hell to play with a camera on a tripod between you and a DS.

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11:52 PM on 09.01.2008

EA's skate. Bail Videos + lots been happenin'

Ok, so, I vanished for a while. And even though I know none of you are asking "why", I am going to answer.

At the time of my original disappearing act, I had just started a new full-time job in the world of radio. I ended up taking on a LOT of responsibility, which ended up killing most of my free time.

Then in April, we found out my wife was preggers with baby #2. Everything was going great.

Near the beginning of July, my wife lost her job. The company she worked for decided to close the office in our town, and that was that. We were okay though.... I was making enough to cover the bills, and we had our insurance through my job.

Then, three weeks later, the owner of the station I worked for decided to make the station almost 100% automated.

So, here we are, both unemployed, 6 1/2 months pregnant, and my wife not getting unemployment because of a part-time job working for her Aunt that she quit three months before she lost her other job. I fucking hate Michigan.

On the bright side though, I had some people give me money to buy a working 360.

Here is a compilation video I made:

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9:43 AM on 06.04.2008

Shameless Promotion Time!

So, yeah, I haven't been blogging here much as of late... I had to start a blog on my station's website and haven't felt like blogging the same thing everywhere.

So I will return with a blog promoting a contest on the website I write for.

We are giving away 1000 MS Points. You just gotta sign up (for free of course), and post a few comments/blogs/forum... posts.

Rules here: http://www.digitalsomething.com/news/937.html

Contest ends on Saturday.

Also, it's my 30th birthday, so you can all call me old if you want... lol   read


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