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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


10:13 AM on 04.25.2008

EA skate. Bail videos... Where the hell have you been?

Hey peeps, what's up? Yeah, I haven't posted a blog in months, and I have no explination as to why.

To make up for it, I have three new(ish) bail videos for you guys!

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This last one is from a multiplayer session:

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9:02 PM on 01.07.2008

It's all mine! w00t!

Just a quick note - as of today I am the full-time midday guy on one of our local stations!

Yay!

EDIT - Sorry... I guess I should have posted this originally...

The station is 97.3 JOE FM, located in Saginaw, MI.

Our state has a HORRIBLE economy and I more or less landed my dream job.

One of my first jobs they gave me that doesn't pertain to being on-air is fixing the horrid website.   read


4:53 PM on 01.05.2008

Ea's skate. Bail Videos: The Magnificent Return!

I finally got another 360, and to celebrate, here is a new batch of skate. bail videos!

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9:36 PM on 12.30.2007

I only have one question

How did Dtoid get Screech (sorry Thornnn... Dustin Diamond) to shill for them?

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11:10 AM on 12.07.2007

Activision Replacing Bungled Wii Guitar Hero III Discs; Prepping for DLC

Earlier this week I contacted Activision asking them about fixing the audio, adding Co-Op Quickplay, and downloadable content for the Wii version of Guitar Hero III. At first all I received was the generic answer of not talking about unreleased patches and to keep checking the website for news. However today, I got an actual response.

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We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output in the Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. We are currently working with Nintendo and are planning to issue an improved audio experience in future versions of the game. We expect to have re-mastered discs available by early 2008 and we will be offering consumers replacement discs at no cost once they become available.

Downloadable content for the Wii is something we are working very hard on getting in place for the new year. There is no definite timetable in place but we are hoping it will be soon.

Should you have any further inquiries, please contact Activision customer support at www.activision.com/support. We thank all of our customers for their support and patience

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While I am glad that they are fixing it in a way that everyone will have access to, it really stinks that we have to wait until sometime into 2008 for it to happen.

As for the DLC, bring it on! I at least need to be able to play The Devil Went Down to Georgia in single player quickplay.

I am still waiting for an answer to the question of fixing Co-Op Quickplay, and as soon as I get one, I will keep everyone updated!   read


1:01 PM on 11.05.2007

GameCrazy Goes Bankrupt, why do I get a letter?

When I checked my mail today, I got something rather interesting. When I was looking at the envelope, I figured it was junk mail... quite possibly another credit card offer. When I opened it, before I read anything, it looked to be a letter from a collections agency.

After taking the time to look it over, it was a letter to inform me of Movie Gallery, Inc., the company that owns GameCrazy filed for Bankruptcy a couple of weeks ago, and if they owed me any money, I need to go to a meeting in Virginia in early December.

I worked there for about 2 months before I couldn't take the store manager's blatant fanboy-ism (If it wasn't Sony, he would try to talk you out of your purchase to buy Sony), but I was paid for my time. So, why the hell am I getting a letter?   read





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