What's to say? I like videogames, otherwise, why would I be here? Other than that, I'm a college student (UC Berkeley 2010)and I do journalism. I was Co-Editor in Chief at my junior college paper, The Oak Leaf, until I transfered to Berkeley. You can read it online here. I even had a games column which is surprisingly popular, and people get a kick out of it.
I also write for a tech blog at LogicTV. It's a cool; check it out.
OK, think back to 1991. Best things ever? TMNT and Power Rangers. What could be better than mixing the two? Nothing. And with that, I give you a link to the TMNT/ Power Rangers in Space crossover, episode 04-Shell Shocked. Link is for the full episode (which I would post, but "embedding has been disabled by request"), but here, found by Technophile on IRC is this quicky video. But do yourself a favor and watch at least the one provided in the link, as your mind will be blown.
So here's the deal: I'm not really the biggest fan of Freezepop, but I know that they are a lot of fun, at least in Guitar Hero/ Rock Band. So when I found out that they were going to be playing this Monday night at 9 for a 21 and over show in San Francisco, I got pretty stoked. Hella stoked, even.
I'm wondering if there's anybody in "the internets," specifically Destructoid, who is in the bay area, and would like to go to the concert. It's only ten bucks, and even if the other bands blow, we know we'll be able to sing along to such classics as "Brainpower," "Less Talk More Rokk, and "Sprode."
And if you need a place to crash, we can work things out, as long as you're not a dirty clepto-pedo who will be a naughty little boy or girl. And I know a lot of you saw them play at PAX, so I hope they are decent live! Anyway, send me a message or drop a comment if you are interested. And if nobody is interested, I'll sit in a corner cause...
That's right! I'm now 21 years old! July 29, 1987 was a day that will go down in infamy as I popped out of my mommy along with my twin sister, forever making the world a better place!
Fast forward 21 years, and here I am, getting presents and drinks. Last night, in celebration, I drank a bit much having:
-A microbrewery beer sampler
-An Irish Carbomb
-2 Surfers on Acid
-and a Three Wiseman
I'm somewhat a lightweight so all this alcohol was a bit much. I wasn't feeling too hot this morning, but after a hearty puking session, I feel great! Great enough to survey the loot I got yesterday:
-New Death Cab cd
-80GB Silver iPod Classic
-Drinking game set
-Couple of t-shirts
-Soul Calibur IV for the 360
-And the creme de la creme, a George Foreman Grill! Hooray!
So after all of this, I'm getting to the point of my blog: who wants to do an online tourney for Soul Calibur IV this Friday? Who even has a clear idea on how this might work? I think getting a group chatting over IRC might work, but what go you think?
Oh, and Neiro wished my happy birthday on Facebook, so I win a cookie with lots of sprinks.
I know all of the new details about Dead Rising for the wii has been coming out, so there isn't really any surprises gameplay wise, but I really must interject. Dead Rising for the Wii has a subtitle, and it's not the Japanese Zombie Sacrifice. It's now known as the rather pundorable Chop Till You Drop.
Is it just me, or are game son Nintendo systems notorious for having really long titles? Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop is rather cumbersome. Oh well.
Is anybody going to get this game when it comes out this winter?
Oh. Here's the presser:
CAPCOM® ANNOUNCES DEAD RISINGTM: CHOP TIL YOU DROP
Wii Gamers Prepare For a Zombie Invasion
SAN MATEO, Calif. — July 21, 2008 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Dead Rising™: Chop Till You Drop is in development for the Wii™ home video game system. Based on the critically acclaimed Dead Rising™, which has sold in excess of one million units since its release in 2006, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop is scheduled to hit store shelves this Winter.
Taking advantage of the same proven technology that brought Resident Evil® 4 so successfully to Wii, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop delivers a more immersive, intuitive and interactive experience as players use the Wii Remote to shoot, slash and bludgeon their way through a zombie infested shopping mall, fighting for survival.
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become overrun by zombies. Frank escapes to the local shopping mall, thinking it will be a bastion of safety but it turns out to be anything but. It will be a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but players will have full reign of a realistic shopping centre and its varied stores offering an endless supply of real and makeshift weapons to fight off the flesh-hungry mob. If Frank is running low on health he can pay a visit to one of the many restaurants or cafes for a meal in order to restore his energy and continue the fight.
The game is split into a series of individual cases, all of which Frank must complete in order to gain vital information that will allow him to piece together the truth behind the horrendous epidemic. In addition to the cases, players will be faced with the dilemma of deciding the rescue priority of the residents of Wilamette who also sought sanctuary in the mall. Depending on the player’s skill, some may not be so fortunate as each rescue needs to be undertaken in a set time period, therefore players may need to delay completion of a case in order to save a fellow human.
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop’s infectious humor delivers some welcome relief from the incessant tide of zombies with players able to dress Frank up in a variety of comedic costumes and take on the undead hordes with a selection of improvised and sometimes highly ineffective weapons such as a toy sword or a football.
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop includes the following features:
• Utilizes the same engine as Resident Evil 4 Wii edition.
• New level of interaction – aim and fire guns, swing and throw weapons and shake off zombie attacks with added Wii Remote functionality
• Huge environment – expansive indoor and outdoor areas of the mall provide a variety of different locations to explore
• Improved save functionality allows for more seamless gameplay
• Hoards of enemies on screen at once resulting in non-stop, pulse-pounding action
• Anything in the mall is at Frank’s disposal
• Grab environmental objects like umbrellas and benches to use as improvised weapons
• Snatch items from different stores to use as weapons including golf clubs, lawnmowers, frying pans and more
• Consume food and drink to revive health
So I just got this Capcom Presser from, well, Capcom, and it looks like they are planning to rock people's fucking socks off this year at....Comicon. Yeah, I know, it's weird, but whatever. There's some kick ass-shit going down, including tournys for Street Fighter IV and cosplay contests, videos of Resident Evil 5 and the new Resident Evil CG movie, panels on making games as well as breaking into the industry. And a whole lot more. There will be exclusive figures and chances to play a ton of Capcom game, including those that might be announced at E3. If you are going to Comicon, I am so fucking jealous of you. Seriously, Capcom is tearing it up.
Oh, and apparently Megaman is going to be there. As a guest Celebrity. Go figure.
As for game demos besides the Street Fighter IV arcade set-ups, here you go:
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Mega Man 9
Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Capcom Mobile games
For the press release, click here:
Ubergames (Ok, so that's a link to the blog I write for. I know it's shameless, but I'm cramped for time to write a bunch and could do with some hits. Click it to see the full presser, trust me, you'll be surprised.)
Let's cut the crap, iPod games are kinda blah, but here is a game I'm am going to be downloading as soon as I get a chance: Square-Enix's Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes. It's like a Monster Rancher game for you iPod, where you create "Tune Troopers" from your music. From pretentious indie/folk to hip-hop to classical to "Smell Yo' Dick", they can all make fighters from it. Plus, your music can power up characters too. This sounds AMAZING! Kotaku has a pretty good posting on it, and since I don't really care to write much about you can read it there. Or, even better, go to my videogame blog I write for here, then check Kotaku's link:
Ubergames. And here's a youtube!
This game is availiable now, and only 5 bucks. Hellz Yeahz!