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10:23 PM on 09.10.2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum... I mean Los Santos

I am a big Rockstar/GTA fan.  Loved the series since playing 1 on pc, all the way through getting mildly frustrated on GTA London. Again, pc'd my way through the first 3d version of the series, GTA III.  Dedicated my console love with Vice City when I bought a PS2 just for it, years after it originally released.  [And we all know I love Sony.]  Went back to the pc version of GTA III just for the mods and mayhem, then went with Carl to a magical place of Gangsters and free roam. Another killer sound track in the bucket! Oh and I burned out several psp's reliving many of my favorite places on digital earth. [Vice City stories: you will always hold a special place in my heart.]

I even waited outside of a Gamestop Just to get the collectors edition of IV...

****Screech*** [Tires leaving more than heat on the road....]

I was hyped for 4.  I was.  Then I played it and I had to admit it was ok.  San Andreas, we have all talked about, it was not.  But on the wake of a game that even after feeling slightly left down by the hype machine last time, I feel hyped again for things to come but mostly I want to say this:

I have grown to appreciate what 4 was in the series.

In an urge to play 5 I am getting a fresh start on IV and I am realizing it was the stepping stone to what kept one of our favorite and most revered series alive.  In the wake of many things both real and imagined threatening our daily lives it is nice to see we can still have our fun.  Even when it might have not been what we wanted exactly in the end.  Now allowing for what looks to be the Pièce de résistance from Rockstar in their story telling endeavors to be here, now; it accomplished.

It stands alone, yet along with Red Dead Redemption, as part of this build up to Rockstar making something memorable for more reasons than violence and misinterpretation.  Learning multiplayer here and there. Learning what made the story; what drove a player to reach for the 100% mark.


Remembering they used to entertain like crazy with top down, sprite driven graphics and answering why can't we do it now but it much greater glory and depth.

I haven't played 5.  I am just another viewer on the outside sucking in every piece of news and content about this upcoming game.  Not feeling used, but fueled by the hype machine Rockstar is driving full speed down my neighborhood street.

Its not for everyone.  I am not stupid.  I have lived long enough to know that with over 7 billion people on this earth, not everything is for everyone.  I don't care.  I just care that this is going to happen and that I hope I feel this way again for other games.  I am a gamer and I am reading to take it back for Grove Street.

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9:03 AM on 09.09.2009

happy 9-9-09, happy birthday dreamcast, happy birthday nerf

in honor of the above mentioned things and the fact that i said i would write more and the fact that i am off today....... you guessed it! you get to hear from me! [:

well i have always been a fan of numbers. the sequences they create can be scary, funny, or just down right beautifully amazing. from fractals that please the eye, to exam papers that hurt the brain numbers are a central point in our universe and today is 9-9-09. now to be fair i'm more of an 11:11 kinda guy [have i written about that here?....] but a story i heard yesturday that applies to today has to be told. today, somewhere a customers little kid will turn 9... that is right 9 on 9-9-09. now if that end of days movie with Arnold is correct this kid might be the next antichrist, but that aside i think it was cool.

Next, Happy birthday dreamcast! this is mine with some custom light mods!!

oh how i wish i had more time to spend doing custom game console mods.

but anyway, that console really did change the way we saw gaming and was ahead of its time which i believe is showed in the fact that a few brave artists still make games for it. long live the memories of 4 player matches and soul caliber fights. i still remember getting in trouble [in college mind you, years after the dreamcast was canceled] for playing the sonic the hedgehog mini game on my dream cast vmu [which also got some custom leds i might add. sorry no pic] thank you sega for doing what you did to help make this passion what we know it as today. also, thanks for sticking around at least in the software world. i am not sure what we would do without you. [:

finally, happy birthday nerf. I have always been a fan of the elaborateness nerf puts into shooting your friends safely. take for example my latest and greatest catch..... check out this moster!

its belt fed, shoots 3 rounds a second, and if i ever get her straightened out i am sure that it would be the greatest safe-to-shoot-at-your-friends gun the world has ever seen. [next to what i hope will be the nerf gatlin gun. (drool......)] Happy birthday nerf keep up the good work of proving that guns [well your guns] can be safe, except for the occasional eye lose. [:

well enough about the day: to catch up from a previous post. my new slim is working great. because i backed up all the data from my original ps3 it wouldn't transfer my games to my new ps3. everything else transfered; pictures, saves, themes wallpapers, et cetera, just not my actual downloaded games. thank you sony store for the history list which allowed me to set up everything to download although i did find out there is a limit to the amount you can have queued at once. [: my 120 gig from the slim works great in my classic 60 and yes the restore to it restored my games to their rightful place on the original machine. i can now rock one for folding while i rock the other for batman arkham asyum.

Batman is a good old fashioned time that i have heard from several people is the best comic to game adaptation ever seen. i mean it for real when i say i feel like batman. sometimes i feel like the controls are a little wonky, but you have to deal with the "context sensitivity" [who here remembers the beginning of conkers bad fur day. [; ] of the crouching and climbing, or crouching and opening, or climbing over railings. [tip: double pressing "x" against a railing to climb over only rolls you into it ultimetly resulting in you either looking silly or getting riddled [no pun intended] with bullets. if you want to climb over or down, remember it is one press of the "x"]

Batman deserves all the praise that it gets. it looks great, plays wonderfully, and really draws you into the batman world. even if you have never been into batman, it is a rousing good time in the beat down arena. those theif/splinter cell/metal gear solid fans will even find some enjoyment in the sneaking around batman does as he swoops down and delivers justice from above, or below, or with the batclaw or batarang... or pretty much how ever he wants because he is batman and bad ass. [:

a solid BUY in my book! [and i don't ever say that]

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4:45 AM on 09.02.2009

Playstation 3 Slim is in the house!

well i don't think anyone read my last post but i decided that i would turn a $100 game into a $400 game and just get a second ps3: A ps3 slim. [note to sony, this is me buying into the vip access i was talking about i suppose [: ]

it is much smaller, much lighter, and a bit quiter than the last. i am actually in the process of getting it setup right now. i figured i could just swap my 500 gig hdd from my first ps3 and drop it into my new ps3 no problem. [ha ha ha wrong] but its the little things that bring me closer.

after a few hdd swaps, i am in the process of currently backing up my old ps3 to my ipod. the weird thing was that when i put the original 120 gig back in the ps3 slim and turned it on it didn't start up like i expected it to the first real time. it said i needed to get an update about 2.7 something on a removable media device and insert it into a card reader and force an install of update information. it just got done updating so we shall see how things go. i am probably going to get down on some arkham asylum while the backup on the other unit is happening. I have a rather dark unboxing video i might upload, but for now i will let things rest until tomorrow when i can update everyone on the backup and restore happenings hopefully by tomorrow i will have a 500gig ps3 slim and a 120 gig original 60 gig.

wish me luck folks, this stuff could get hairy.

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1:45 PM on 08.26.2009

Movie Review w/ bonus hibernation multipack

first what some of you might actually read. [:

got a chance to revisit a wonderful classic in American cinema Hot Shots that movie is as funny today as the first ten times i saw it. the wonderful jokes, toppers suprise flying, starter cameos for many big names, and my best part; recipes in the credits, lists of things to do after the movies. how cool is that! so do yourself a favor and go watch at least the first of this amazing set of films

Well, i haven't been online in a while. well that's a lie. i have been online but never for long enough to write on the blog. i get the news through the reader so don't worry guys i am reading. [:

Large job changes, relationship woahs, car problems like no man should have to go through, and 2 moves have kept me from being real active. i find this amazing comfort however in logging into dtoid and seeing my profile comfortably looking back at me with a lit cigar zapping its troubles away.

Things have been busy in the gaming world i have not been blind. working in retail, dealing a bit in video games, i have been able to enjoy some fun games experiences during my hibernation. Horde on gears 2 is amazingly good fun. [but oh so difficult at times] left for dead and halo 3 are always a good times. Resistance 2 was a beautiful piece of video game work that was fun for a twice through which is something i rarely grant a game considering i barely ever finish them. Killzone 2 has turned itself into a real good time for me as i run through shooting it up. I could go on but i will save that for another time. maybe force myself to write again. [: ooh! and Batman Arkham Asylum is a must play. too bad i can't play mine at home.... getting me to a complaint.

[note: i don't like to use this wonderful place as a soap box, but i'll be damned if it isn't the only one i got so i am going to splurge.]

i have a launch ps3 that has been my baby since i brought it home. [heck i preordered it almost two and a half years before release] after a year i noticed that newer games that i was purchasing would show graphical errors. nothing major; texture washing and flashing, object tearing to extreme outer levels of the screens. All my games were playable although it was lucky that i didn't get gtaiv just for my ps3. [thanks t.] because it wasn't playable until an update almost two months later and still had graphical errors.

Finally, Spryo started the chain. would choke almost right before every checkpoint. a no go. and i even tested in on another, newer ps3 and it worked flawless. fast forward a little bit, mirrors edges is the one that really ground my gears but my biggest gripe is my most recent purchase Batman arkham asylum and my future worry about god of war III. the weirdest part in all of this is that killzone 2 plays flawlessly, how can that be if my problem is purely hardware?????

the point. i sure as heck don't have a warranty from sony nor is my extended warranty any good. the biggest concern in either case was the worry that if i sent it for repair i wouldn't get a true original 60 gig. i am a purest in the sense that if i was psyched up something so that i can have my best chance at snatching the best one i don't want to ruin that risk on a technicality. and besides the problems didn't occur real bad till after both warranties faulted.

now, i don't have all the connections in the world, but i am a vary visted individual and i know of no one personally that can fix my whoes, and my only cry is out to sony.

i have been a faithful supporter of yours since my early childhood. i have recounted many times how one of your cd players survived a car crash and a night in the rain to keep playing today. that moment i was sold on the quality i could expect from you. ever since then i have helped sell your products, although never in a direct capacity, to friends and family and customers alike. i have a sony tv, sony dvd burner, multiple of multiple playstation consoles, some of which i have even used for more artful endeavors

i have sony cameras, camcorders, micro recorders, psp which i am trying to find my second, and now apparently a second ps3.

is there no hope for me. I'll buy my way into some exclusive club to get vip after warranty ps3 work done that would not only fix my problem but would hopefully figure out why this happened for others that i have read with the same problem. sony, i can only help you help yourself.

well enough of that, time to travel. have a good night everyone and keep watching. [:

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12:57 AM on 05.01.2009

R.I.P. Bea Arthur

she received a spot on the banner and she will not soon be forgotten.

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8:12 PM on 08.06.2008

Suicide Only Hurts Those That You Love, So Why Do It?


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6:40 PM on 07.20.2008

one of the dirty little secrets

today i am going to confess a little secret of mine.

I love iCarly

i don't know why, but everytime the show comes on i have to watch it.

take the episode that prompted this rant:

i just watched carly's older brother swim up to the top of a 10'2" tall cup of coffee that he had dropped his cell phone in. he had been trying to find it for 2 hours. don't worry though it was decaf.

i mean come on, who couldn't watch it.

not that i want to start a fight, but i put it right up there with friends as the same level of comedy.

change of subject: finally got around to playing the bourne identity ps3 demo. yeah, i'm behind the times. wow did it still need some work. hopefully the full game plays better.

hey wow, i actually talked about video games in my blog. look at me go.

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1:18 PM on 07.18.2008


i have some deserved time off coming up. it was originally time set aside for another trip, but things change. so.... i need to find something to do the majority of the last week in july. i wanted to goto vegas, but that might be a costly endeavor. [; I kinda want to go back to toronto, but that would be quite the drive for me. [not that i haven't done it twice already]

anyway, a great friend of mine told me that if you have to travel somewhere it is always best to be going for some reason. so i have been thinking and have decided to involve the fam in helping me come up with ideas. the first thing that popped into my mind was going to the mall of america. everyone else in my family has been there and i am such a mall person i feel like i'm missing out. yeah i'm silly. if you haven't figured that out yet, start reading.

but anyway, i want to have some other options so please help me come up with some ideas. what is going on around the midwest that week that would be fun to hit up. i want to get out and have some fun. hopefully get some drinking in and see what other kind of trouble i can get into. post your ideas and lets see what comes up.

Update: I live in lexington kentucky, i frequent ohio, and i'm not afraid to drive. hope that helps.   read

9:08 PM on 07.12.2008

long time no see.

first and foremost, my last post drove a like minded individual to create a dtoid account just to send me kind words. he sent it ages ago, so i am afraid that i missed my chance to talk with him. if anyone knows tpwellington tell him to check his message box.

next... it has been a long time and i'm luckily [for you] not as drunk as i was last time.

tonight was going to be a night for another rant. then i read the above mentioned message and my whole day turned around.

just wanted to give a little update. i no longer live with my ex. i have my own new apartment. but i just recently got the internet back so that is part of my absence. Things have been up and down lately. but the good news is, i am getting my love of games back. the pleasure i once lost is now back helping me through this rough patch.

i will be back soon with something news so keep an eye out.

and to answer a question for a fan:


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9:39 PM on 02.20.2008

i'm not dead.........yet.

ooh, everything is so pretty and new. lots of neat additions. me likey. i was really just posting to say that i miss you guys, i am not dead.....yet [although 50 hour work weeks make me feel dead] and i want to attend a shitty movie night if they still happen.

well ta ta for now. and remember somebody loves you, but someone else loves you only for your body. [:

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2:53 AM on 10.22.2007

Everyday Shooter Advice

I bought everday shooter the day it dropped and have loved every minute of it. now i'm not saying i'm any sort of uber god at it, but i have a tip for those that might be struggling.

get the points to were you can buy the shuffle option for normal play. i found out tonight that by random chance if i start on the second level, i can rack up lots of lives because of the amount of points i can get. that followed up with the third level [a level many have said is really hard, which it is] really worked for me. instead of going into the 3rd level with only a few lives, i was able to go in with 7! granted when i got done, i only had 3, but without the advantage, i would have been able to get to the forth level finally.

does anyone else have any suggestions? that was the biggest help for me besides practice that really made things go alot smoother. granted this suggestion doesn't always work because sometimes you will start on the 3rd level, but you might find a mix that will allow you to go further than a straight run through. i've only gotten to the 4th stage, so i can't tell you how this plan carries over with other levels unlocked, but give it shot. [:

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1:59 PM on 09.26.2007 : tip on linking to pictures without hotlinking

the jack thompson post was filled with image shack failure [the fault is imageshack, not its users]

something i was informed about should really help anyone who can't get a image to show up on forums or cblogs because of hot linking

check it out. all you have to do is put "" before the image link address. for example

bbcode example
instead of:


what that does is makes it so when ever anyone clicks on a page that has that code showing the piture, imgred servers view the picture, cache it on their servers, then continue to serve it from then on out. [well for a while, but from what i can tell, if the picture has been cleared from their cache, the link will refresh if the picture is still at the original address.] its free. sorry let me try that again its free and there is nothing more to it than putting a little extra in the address to the picture. hell it will even do thumbnails if you want to view something along that line instead. [check out their website for the explanation on that.]

so go ahead have fun, it will make the internet a little easier to manage when it comes to picture placement in blogs/forums.

enjoy! [:

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