Archive for December, 2009

[Comic Strip]It’s nearly New years! Just a few more hours to go! Hopefully you have all made your Resolutions for next year! I know i have! 😀 

New Years Resolutions are very important don’t you know?

[They should remake em]Recently I have started digging around through my old Xbox video game titles, playing games like Jade Empire, and Knights of the Old Republic along with a handful of other titles that I have enjoyed over the years.

While rummaging through all my old game titles I came across Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which is part 2 of the Grand Theft Auto 3 Trilogy. Obviously, I decided to play it, then decided to play Grand Theft auto 3 and San Andreas as well. These games still are quite fun, despite being several years old. My only problem with the games is that the controls are pretty much crap. I even remember thinking that at the time. They just didn’t work the way they should! Targeting was a pain in the ass, Driving a pain in the ass, The fact that you couldn’t pan your camera around was annoying as all fuck. I hated that you had to spin your actual character around to look about the place, or end up going into first person view mode.

That was all crap. The stories however? Well, they were more mission based and the structure was a bit off. It still was a great story! This got me to thinking which doesnt happen very often. I know usually I am against remakes. However in this case, I believe Rockstar should Remake the Grand Theft Auto 3 Trilogy using the euphoria engine as well as some kick ass graphics.

At the VERY least re-release it with the same graphics, enhanced controls to make it more user friendly, and sell it through the Playstation Network and Xbox Marketplace. This would probably be less problematic I would assume, and it would give people a chance to experience the game trilogy that seemed to cause so much controversy but now would probably be considered laughly tame. Plus, people like me, who own the game and love the game, would but it simply for the enhanced controls.

Although I would REALLY love to see a complete remake.

Cover of "Paranormal Activity"

Cover of Paranormal Activity

The movie Paranormal Activity is out on DVD now.  Needless to say I had to rent it just to see what the big deal was about this flick, and I must admit I was not really all that impressed. It’s not really the makers fault either. I suppose in its own right, it maybe a good movie. Here’s the thing though. When you as a person hype a movie, and make comments like “That was the scariest thing ever”, It builds up expectations. Now, that might sound like a good thing, but it’s not! What happens is, I start watching this expecting to get scared out of my pants, and am treated to people waking up and finding a trail of footprints through baby powder.

Hardly a scary movie experience. In fact, I believe Cloverfield was a dozen times more scary, and the blair witch project was twice as scary.

As for if the movie was any good? Well, the chick that played the girlfriend was friggin hot. So it got bonus points for that. However that’s about where the bonus points ends. I don’t know. Like I said, it wasn’t bad. Although my opinion of it could be blurred slightly because I really dislike those hand-held movie style flicks. They start causing me motion sickness after a while.

The acting also wasn’t really that good. The only one who seemed to be able to act even in the slightest was Katie Featherston, and to be honest, the only time her acting was REALLY good, was when she was acting mad or pissed off. Which actually made me wonder if she might be a very angry person normally.

Anyway, Bottom line: Was it any good? If I did enjoy that style of movie? If I hadn’t had my expectations raised so high? Then yea, maybe it was a good movie. I guess it’s worth a rental. Hell, you should watch it for the hotness of Katie Featherston alone!

Dragon Age

Posted: December 28, 2009 in Gaming
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[Dragon Age]Have you played Dragon Age Origins yet? If not, how come? It’s one of the best cRPG titles currently available. Plus it’s available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and even MAC. Granted, at the moment it’s not available on the Wii, but any other system or platform and you are golden!

The game is fantastic. The story is incredible, the voice acting is top knotch, The level of character freedom is fantabulous. It’s got everything, but really what do you expect from Bioware? All their cRPG titles always end up becoming huge epic games, that future games will have to live up to. It’s what they do. Everything from Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire and Mass Effect. They have ALWAYS been defining game titles, and this one is no different.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this title is perfect in every way! It does have it’s flaws. For instance, there aren’t a whole lot of locations in the game. However the areas are HUGE. This can be fantastic to a degree, it makes you feel like you are part of something epic. However, some locations tend to be repetitive. It does get frustrating running through a huge cavern system, where every section and every turn ends up looking like the turn you just came from. It also does get frustrating, playing through some of the REALLY large dungeons. Mainly because some of the dungeons take LONGER than some of the Epic Raid dungeons in popular MMORPGs. When a dungeon takes that long, I expect it to only take place in MMORPGs, not on a single player game.

So, yea! The game has it’s faults, but all in all I feel the pluses outweigh the negatives. I also firmly believe if you love cRPG titles, and love any of the other Bioware games, that you will love this game despite it’s few faults.

Well, I said friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
Please don’t take her love away from me
I’m telling you friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
She’s everything in life I’m ever gonna need

She is life, and I want to live
She’s everything to me in life, that life can give
She’s my water, when I need a drink
She’s the first thought in my mind, each time I try to think
Let me tell you now friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
Please don’t take her love away from me

Let me tell you now friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
She’s everything in life, I’m ever gonna need
She’s my fingers, and I want to feel
She’s everything to me in life, really real
She is love, she’s all the love I know
She could kiss the ground in the winter time
And make a flower grow

I said friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
Please don’t take her love away from me
I said friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
She’s everything in life I’m ever gonna need
Hear me talking to you friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
I said friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got
Hear me talking to you friend, don’t take her, she’s all I got

Tumble in the tub

Posted: December 28, 2009 in All about ME!
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So, I woke up Christmas morning, fresh from visions of sugar plumbs dancing in my head, and partridges doing the funky chicken in pear trees. As I have said before, Christmas isn’t that big of a deal to me, so I slept in, because I enjoy my sleep! I woke up, and did what I always do, and that was take my morning shower.

It started out well enough, the water was hot, which felt great because the rest of the house was actually quite cold. So, obviously the hot water felt great! So, I enjoyed the hot water of the shower and continued to shower Like I always do. However that morning my wonderful shower came to a crashing halt, and I mean that quite literally.

You see, the shower floor got extremely slippery because when I shower I use Shampoo, Soap and body wash. All this tends to make the tiles of my shower slippery on occasion. Much like it did on Christmas morning. So, I was showering and suddenly slipped! It may sound exciting, like some extreme sports version of slip and slide, but I assure you that it was not exciting. I reached out to grab the shower curtain in an attempt to stop myself from toppling. It did not work. What did happen however was I continued to fall, and ended up pulling the shower curtain and shower curtain rod down on top of me. The rod ended up landing right on my head and smacking down on my shoulder.

At the time of the “Incident” I was fine, I even laughed about it. Aside from a red mark on my shoulder where the shower rod smacked me, there was no sign that anything happened, and I felt great. I went about my day as I normally would, and everything was fine. Until I went to bed and woke up the next morning. My shoulder is hurting, and has a big ol’ bruise. My thighs burn, I think I must have torn a muscle or something and for some reason my hips hurting. I’m not sure exactly why, but never the less it is.

That has resulted in my slight grumpiness.

Maybe I shouldn’t have grabbed for the shower curtain, but to be quite honest, I got slightly scared. See, the mother of one of my friends died from slipping in the shower. She ended up breaking her neck, and that’s not how I want to go out of this world. I mean, think about it from my perspective. If I am in the shower, and I slip and end up getting myself killed. I will be wet from the shower, and would probably be slippery when they are getting me out of there. and then I’ll just end up slipping all over the place! On top of that, I am a single man, and I live alone. This means it would be a couple hours before someone knew I was dead. Which means I could end up getting all water logged and soggy. Can you imagine it? A naked soggy man slipping and sliding all over the place? Humiliating!

So, yea I got paranoid when I fell, tried to catch myself, and in doing so I probably made it worse.

[Comic Strip]Have a happy Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Winter Solstice and/or whatever other similar holidays I might have left out. Happy Holidays. From Shaide, to you! Why? Because I appreciate you! 😀

Actually, that’s a lie, depending on who you ARE I might appreciate you, other times I might not. I have no way of really saying that without knowing who’s reading at any given time. However no matter who you are, I want the best for you, because nobody deserves any level of ickiness.

Except spider. They deserve ickiness, cause that’s what they are! ickiness embodied!