Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We’re a month away from our 1st anniversary. And coming up we’re going to be having the Stinger503 Video Game Awards. So I decided I’d look into the awards I gave out last year and how they stood the sands of time.
Best Soundtrack- Halo 3
2008- I think this stands up still. Easily had the best soundtrack
Best Graphics- Bioshock
2008- Again still stands. I played and beat Assassin’s Creed and Bioshock is still better.
Best Demo- (tie) Halo 3 beta, Medal of Honour: Airborne, Boom Boom Rocket
2008- Still stands. Medal of Honour: Airborne especially since the game wasn’t that great.
Most Satisfying Game- (Tie) Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, The Orange Box
2008- Still stands I’ve played at least 20+ hours in each of these games.
Best 360 Gear- (Tie) Text Messenger & Messenger Bag
2008- Still carry my 360 in that bag and the messenger is so useful for doing messages
Best Multiplayer Game- Halo 3
2008- I was completely right and just look at the most played online game. Not Gears 2 but Halo 3. Enough said
Best Arcade Game- Boom Boom Rocket
2008- Still true. Played it recently in fact.
Best Atmosphere- Bioshock
2008- Still true in my opinion, which is why I’m excited for the next installment.
Best Story- Call of Duty 4
2008- Still true it was the most memorable
Best Game- Halo 3
2008- See Multiplayer
Prediction for next year- Grand Theft Auto IV2008- We’ll see January 26 2009
- Rock Band 2: Special Edition
- JVC Everio Memory Camcorder
- 16 GB SD Card
- 500 GB External Hard drive
- Tickets to Lewis Black live (Jan 30th)
- Two 1400 Microsoft Points Cards
- $100 SHOP! Card
- T-Shirt with Stinger503 on it
- Chocolate Homer Simpson
- Two Shirts
- Photo Album
- Gillette Fusioin Hydra Gel Moisturizing with Aloe + Cocoa Butter
- $200 dollars from grandparents
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Which is why I was surprised that I saw this message when I logged in today: "
|Hamilton Maulers won the Bad Ass League Championship by a score of 97 to 97 over MUDCATS. Drew Brees led the team in scoring in the championship round and he also led the team in scoring for the season. Congrats once again to Hamilton Maulers on a terrific Fantasy football Season. Hope to see you all next year!"|
Hamilton Maulers are the Champions!
I'd like to thank Drew Brees for his magnificent play against the Detroit Lions. Matt Forte for his last 5 minute effort to close the gap for us. Rhodes and Issac Bruce for doing great! Lynch for being reliable and Steve Smith for his great playing last game and this game!
Thank you to my opponents and CBS Sports website for the fun times
Now playing: Queen - We Are The Champions
- Back to College
- Valentines Day : Me and Jen go to the Warplane heritage museum
- I turn 20
- Finish first semester of college
- Waited outside till 12 on launch night for GTAIV
- Boring month
- Got a shitty job paving driveways
- Quit my shitty job paving driveways
- 4th year anniversary with Jenni
- Went to Pennsylvania and New York
- Went to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
- Went to Cedar Point
- Went to Vaughn Mills with Jenni
- Went to Blue Jays game
- Went some to with Amish people with Jenni
- Started second year of college
- Break up with Jenni
- Went to Fair
- Niagara Food Festival
- Got Fable 2 and Fallout 3
- Last time I really saw Jenni
- Got Rock Band 2
Monday, December 22, 2008
My New York Giants defense failed me and got 0 points. Everyone else has done great including Brees who got 26 points. We would've won easily but Williams on the other team got 34 points.
So here we are. If Chicago gets a field goal then he wins. If not and the game finishes then I win. If Matt Forte gets more points and then he get a field goal I could still win. Let's see...
1:44 left: Packers still have it!
:25 left: Packers attempt field goal
:18 left: we're goin to overtime
13:12 left: Forte make a good Reception and we go to 97
11:33 left: Gould has a chance to kick a field goal tying the game 97-97
Well that's it. It's a tie. That's all for this year in fantasy sports. I'll be starting again in February for NASCAR.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
That's a good analogy for this game! Like sticking your head in a shitter! I'm going to lay down some fucking rules for developers!
- THOU SHALT NOT MAKE MULTIPLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS!
For example Call of Duty 3: Has a fucking 20000 pt achievement which I estimated would take me 3 months of around the clock playing.
Prey: I loved the single player campaign. But where the hell did they get off thinking they could make a multiplayer? Why? It's fucking stupid!
Fuck even Medal of Honour: Airborne made a fucking multiplayer campaign with achievements and no one but three people play it.
THEN THERE'S Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
In my review I slammed it for bugs, lack of weapons, lack of story, etc. and instead of remedying those problems they built a fucking multiplayer system. FUCK ME!
There is NO ONE PLAYING AT ALL! NONE! ZERO! In fact in the Top 10 players list there are only 6 people for this month. 6 people in a fucking 10 person list!
Do you know why I hate multiplayer achievements? THIS! How the fucking am I supposed to get the following achievements from Turning Point: Fall of Liberty? (In order of preposterousness)
- Maybe I Should Go Outside: Get 2500 ranked match kills in any mode
- Killer Instinct: Get 500 ranked match kills in any mode
- Killer: Get 100 ranked match kills in any mode
- World Tour: Finish a multiplayer game on EVERY MAP in EVERY MODE
- One in the Chamber: Kill a player in a ranked match with the last bullet in a pistol clip
- Staying Alive: Finish a ranked match in Deathmatch mode without dying
- Team Player: Win 20 ranked matches in Team Deathmatch mode
- MVP: Win an 8 player Team Deathmatch with the highest score
- pwnt: Finish an 8-player Deathmatch with the most kills
- Uberdork: Win 5 ranked matches in Deathmatch mode
- Next Time Take The Stairs: Fall to your death during a multiplayer game
- First Time for Everything: Finish a multiplayer game
P.S. They also put in a fucking sprint for 30 minutes achievement which is fucking ridiculous since sprint only last 10 seconds or even less!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Well you're dead wrong. In 2000 the Taliban actually banned growing opium, and even succeeded in decreasing the amount by 90%! It was only after WE invaded that Afghanistan began to produce large amounts of opium. Now they are the #1 maker of opium! Woohoo! Take a look at this quote from wikipedia:
"While U.S. and allied efforts to combat the drug trade have been stepped up, the effort is hampered by the fact that many suspected drug traffickers are now top officials in the Karzai government."
Did I say it was banned in 2000? Actually it was July 2001, that's not suspicious at all now is it?
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Analysis: Henderson (WR) let me down by getting 0, Steve Smith (WR) and Rhodes(RB) got 22-23 respectively. Everyone else got varying amounts of points, even my reserves got a ton of points!
Giants lost so the final score 98-64 for Hamilton Maulers! We're going to the end zone people!
Friday, December 12, 2008
They've had tons of drivers too, Greg Biffle, Jerry Nadeau, Jeff Green and others, all only getting a couple of top 10s. Then Bobby came and brought some life to the company, getting 3 top 5s and 8 top 10s in 2006.
In 2007 I don't know what happened, did the quality of cars stop? It seems like the cars could only get him around the top 20 as that was his average start and finish. And it carried over to 2008.
When Bobby does find a new team that might mean he'll have to adjust and that could mean a slow start. Luckily Mark Martin's coming back this year so I'll be able to root for both of them.
Here's how my 2009 Favourites Team are:
Favourite- Mark Martin
Star- Kyle Busch (Don't Hate Me)
Veteran- Tony Stewart
Rookie/Noob- ?? Possibly David Regan, Scott Speed (but I don't like Red Bull), Ryan Newman or Hell, Carl Edwards
Underdog- Bobby Labonte, or Ryan Newman/David Regan if Bobby some how doesn't get a ride
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Maulers aren't in the playoff and ended the season with a 5-9 record.
So of course I'm going up against Circle da Wagons with my Hamilton Maulers.
The second game is Scatter Brains versus The Mudcats.
Here's the low-down:
Scatter Brains- (West Division)
Circle da Wagons- (Central Division)
Hamilton Maulers- (East Division)
As you can see the East Division has the stack against us but we're going up against the two titans right now.
Here's the Projections:
Hamilton Maulers vs. Circle da Wagons: Maulers by 34
Mudcats vs. Scatter Brains: Mudcats by 11
Could there be a East Division square off in the final? Time will tell...
Last but not least I've changed up my teams a hell of a lot. Here is my crew: (* is a traded player)
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints (@Chicago)
Backup- Chad Pennington of the Miami Dolphins (@ San Fran)
Running Backs (Changed):
Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears (@ New Orleans)
Dominic Rhodes* of the Indianapolis Colts (@ Detroit)
Backup- Marshawn Lynch of the Buffalo Bills (@New York Jets)
Wide Receivers (Changed):
Bruce Issac of the San Francisco 49ers (@Miami)
Devery Henderson* of the New Orleans Saints (@Chicago)
Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers (@Denver Broncos) We've come a long way. I've had him since before the season started when he was suspended.
Backup- Davone Bess* of the Miami Dolphins (@ San Fran) I'm getting him and dropping Matt Jones who is suspended
Tight End (Changed):
Zach Miller* of the Oakland Raiders (@New England)
Dan Carpenter* of the Miami Dolphins (@San Fran)
Backup- John Carney of the New York Giants (@Dallas)
Defense Teams (Unchanged):
New York Giants (@ Dallas)
Backup- Miami Dolphins (@ San Fran)
God Speed Gentlemen...God Speed.
Now playing: Europe - The Final Countdown
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I was inspired by one of the blogs I frequent, by one of the radio personalities I frequently listen to, to make a Christmas Movie list
Honourable Mentions: Frosty the Snowman, The Santa Clause (yeah with Tim Allen I know. But the other 2 are crap), Unaccompanied Minors (new, and I love Lewis Black), Gremlins (sure why not?)
10. Home Alone 2: Although Kevin is older than he was in Home Alone 1 the New York setting livens it up.
Classic! I Love you!
09. Charlie Brown Christmas: I don't think any kids have that particular song memorized but you never know.
08. Elf: Unfortunately I'm not young enough to have had this in my childhood but it's still hilarious and heartwarming.
07. How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Just plain classic.
06. Home Alone: skip ahead to the 4 minute mark if you want to see one of my favourite scenes
05. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Another classic. I wonder whatever happened to Fireball? Probably scooping out the crap from the stable. Backstabber.
04. It's A Wonderful Life: A classic. I only saw this what? Two years ago and because I worked at a video store. But when I saw it I immediately knew why this is a classic. The ending is so heartwarming.
There is no movie with a more heartwarming ending then that. None.
03. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town: I've only seen this once but I loved it and remember most of it. I love it mostly because it 'explains' our Christmas traditions like stockings and stuff.
The whole movie is there if you double click
02. A Christmas Vacation: Shitter was Full!
01. A Christmas Story: Fra-gee-lay must be Italian. Classic.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
What the hell did I tell you! That is exactly what I was afraid of! Jesus I hope I'm/we're wrong about this. But right now Canada is just one step away from anarchy. We have no government. Alex Jones was talking about it this Friday and he and his guest said that if Canadians weren't protesting the Queen/Governor-General's decision to stop parliament, we'd be in trouble. Being in Canada and seeing the news, the media is portraying this opposition coalition as a separatist/illegal/coupe. And Canadians are eating it up! Rather than protesting blocking parliament, Canadians are protesting the coalition! It's ridiculous!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I played at 6 o'clock and finished the game at 9:45 so it was pretty short. The game is riddled with bugs. One thing that pissed me off was at a latter portion of the game I was in a bridge that had xxx like supports, and when I tried to shoot through the middle it wouldn't go through, in fact it showed up as bullet holes! In mid air! BUT THEY COULD SHOOT ME THROUGH THERE! But for some reason I could shoot through the top part!
The game felt rushed. I know this because it seems like the final level had more bugs than the rest. One guy got stuck in a wall. Another got stuck in the wall and then when I tried to use an instant kill I got transported outside the map and fell to my death. Then there's the checkpoints which are okay at the beginning but again
(giving the feeling of being rushed) at the end they're a joke. Example:
I go up an elevator, go down a hall killing baddies. Go into a tough room and kill some baddies go over a gap and kill more. Go down a hall into another room and kill a guy then go up some stairs. Snipe 10 people from a door way then go through it into a big room. CHECKPOINT. I then walk down a stairway and die. Okay so that's not too bad. Oh wait THAT checkpoint wasn't there. Instead I go back to the fucking elevator! The game also froze on me.
The game was okay but the story which should be awesome, was quite bland. Think about it this way, Gears of War was a novel compared to this game. The graphics were passable but not good by any means. Not many weapons, about 10 by my count. The AI is stupid by all count. Mostly you just run up to them and shoot them with a shotgun and repeat. It's just bland. Standard Medal of Honour you're a God and kill armies with no problem.
Thank God they released a demo or I could have bought this at full price.
Programming: 5/10 : Unacceptable amount of bugs and stupid AI
Graphics: 6/10 : About as good as Medal of Honour (for the Xbox)
Story: 6/10 : There are some parts where the story shines through but then again this is a NAZI invasion of the U.S. how could this not have been great?!
Atmosphere: 6/10 : Horribly bland representation of 40s-50s New York and Washington
Control: 7/10 : You move too slow but it's passable.
Overall: 5.5/10 : They tried to reach Call of Duty 2 but fell to Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Hamilton Maulers:
162 Mudcats- 96 Maulers
Analysis- All my players played well but his team was crazy! 17s across the board!
118 Maulers- 84 Spartans
Analysis- They played well. The Titans and Romo did amazing.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Okay well I'm having Mac & Cheese. I was having fun at the start, shooting the shit out of stuff. Then I ran out of ammo. So I moved at a snail pace around the room looking for ammo to no avail. I ended up beating the thing with my hands. Seconds later I had at least 2 more coming at me and still had no ammo. That's not fun. That's a pain in the ass! Exit.
Okay I'll give Left 4 Dead a chance to redeem it. If I like it I'll have spaghetti.
Wow Left 4 Dead was great. I actually got to kill shit with guns. Using ammunition. This is a game I definitely have to get!
Last Played: I honestly only played for a few hours after I beat the game.
Reason: First off, I was lied to. That's right, LIED to. How you ask?
Notice the end of the trailer. How you switch from person to person? That was completely cut from the game. Also the longer trailer showed how you could dynamically effect conversation, that wasn't in either. I never heard that before the game was released and I checked the website and forums frequently.
Finally the worst offender to me was that once you finish the final mission, that's it. Your character is done. You have to create a new character or reload a save if you want to explore the other worlds.
These betrayals hurt me because I was extremely excited for the game. I bought the book, had all the trailers on my 360 and watched them religiously, and pre-ordered the Limited Special Edition.
2. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Last Played: 3-6 Months Ago
Reason: Someone thought that I'd like the idea of losing all my multiplayer 'mini' achievements so I could rank up more. NO! That is a big pile of bullshit. Fuck you! I don't need your fucking ranks! I earned this fucking achievements and I'm damn well going to keep them! And since I'm not ranking up anymore I'm not going to play! So fuck you!
3. Fall-Out 3
Last Played: A week ago or more
Reason: They borrowed a page from Mass Effects shitty ideas and ended the game after you beat the story. They didn't do this for Oblivion! I read on the Fallout 3 forums where people complained about this: "People don't get that this isn't an Elder Scrolls game it's a Fallout 3 game" Well that reasoning is fucking stupid! Is there a story line? Check. Is there dozens of missions, characters and areas to explore that don't involve the story? Check! THEN DON'T END THE GAME WHEN THE STORY ENDS!
The big reason this pisses me off is because no other games do this. FPSs let you choose a level for example, so if I need a certain achievement I can just go to that level and play. You can't do that for RPGs!
Finally fuck Mass Effect for their play the game over! but this time with so and so only achievements! And the same for Fallout 3
Last Played: Months ago
Reason: I got fucked over by their completion score, I got like 99.3% completion and I've done fucking everything!
1st is the ignorance of Canadians- Especially the whole "Oh no the Separatists are going to destroy Canada!" First the NDP and Liberals wouldn't vote for that and neither would the Conservatives. Second the Cabinet wouldn't have any Bloc in it. It would be mostly Liberal with a few NDP. Also a lot of people seem to believe this is a coup or illegal. It's not. They were voted in! Now they're just joining up together. It's not like there's tanks rolling up the Parliament!
2nd is the dangers of this. My worst fear would be Harper suspending Parliament and then have a terrorist attack/attacks on the scale of 9/11 or Mumbai in Canada. Joe Biden (Vice-President-Elect of the U.S.) has stated the Obama will face some sort of catastrophe early on. He's goes into office in Jan. if we go to an election or Parliament is suspended for more than Jan we'd be in trouble
To be continued...
Friday, November 28, 2008
This is just UNFUCKINGBELIEVEABLE! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! This story just exceeds my capacity to think! HOW ON EARTH DO YOU TRAMPLE A PERSON TO DEATH?! I can understand if there was a lion or something chasing them but for a cheaply priced product! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! AHHHHHHHHH! It's stories like this that just leave me speechless. This make Jingle All The Way look like a fucking documentary. How can people be so stupid?
Employee "Hey! God Help Me! I'm being trampled!"
Customer "Did you hear something?"
Customer 2 "Nope! Push that pregnant woman over! I need to get me some fucking Blu-Ray motherfuckers!"
On a side note doesn't this just make Dawn of the Dead's consumer = zombie thing true? It does in my opinion.
While in a game of cops & robbers I decide to get out of the car and split us up. Of course seconds later I hear the sirens closing in and there isn't a car in sight! I just barely am able to hide behind a guard booth. I luckily run around a bunch of flat beds as the police turn their attention to me. The flat beds serve as a roadblock and I jump over some walls onto a road with... CARS! I jack one and head towards my destination, of course I just passed the road to access it so I turn and work my way to the bridge I'm more familiar with. Uh-oh! My entire team just died.
And now I have two cops cars following me.
I go on the bridge and I have a fair lead on them going the wrong way down the road. And then in some sort of chain collision my car comes to a complete stop! This, you know, sort of, ALLOWS THEM TO BE ON MY ASS! They have Uzis out and my car is taking a beating. I quickly switch to the other lane which only helps momentarily. I speed through the toll booth and it dawns on me, "There is NO WAY IN HELL THIS CAR IS GETTING ME THERE!" My car, still taking Uzi fire, catches fire. No not the engine kind of fire that takes a minute to explode, no this was a gas tank fire and my car was going to explode at any second. I know I only have one hope of surviving. I speed towards a gap in the wall and fly thorough the air and jump out of the car in mid-air. Not only was this the most badass thing I've ever done. I firmly believe that for 5 minutes I had done the most badass thing in the world at that moment.
My car luckily crashed in the water and didn't explode. I landed in the water as well. The police could only watch from the bridge as I swam to another island. This island only has one access and I'd get there first. I quickly jacked a car and made my way around to the boat and left the police in my dust.
I was playing carjack (basically everyone goes for a car and then attempts to take that car to a drop off) and here's what happened.
I start off with another person and we both head to a car while the other two head towards a second car. I get there first and begin to drive off. As a start down a large road, he gets a lucky shot and I die. I respawn and head towards the guy who just killed me. Unfortunately I get there too late and he get the points. Angry, I kill him and jack an SUV and head towards a drop off point.
As I close in I realize the two with the other car are battling and trying to get to the drop off I'm going for. The guy I just killed is coming up behind me now as well. I analyze the situation. To get into the drop off area you need to go through a small gap between a wall and a building The pink guy has nailed the green guy who's in the car to the wall with a bus! As I pull up she unloads a Uzi on the green dude and he's gone. I quickly come up with a plan. I jump over the wall, pull the dead guy out and skank the points for myself! While this was happening the pink guy kills the other guy who was coming. I get out of the car and aim my AK at the wall. Sure enough pink pokes his head over and I pop him.
I then go around the wall and get into my SUV and go towards another dropoff. Unfortunately this one is farther away so I work my way down. I pass green on the way and he pops my left rear tire. Just great. I continue and unfortunately make a wrong turn and and up below the drop point. I look on my radar and see that pink is right above me! With a flat tire, I know there's no getting away now. I get out and pull out my AK and go up to a fence. I see her car fly over the railing and crash to the ground. She continues towards me. I unload into the windshield but don't kill her! She crashes through the fence and I get thrown over the car. She begins to back up over me. Then accelerates to run me over again. All this while shooting a pistol at me. I am at her mercy. In desperation I get up and jump to avoid her car. She nicks me but I don't fall down! I pull out my AK and fill her windshield again and there's no escaping this time. Exasperated I climb back into my SUV and work my way back around and score again. I begin to work my way back to another car but there's only 20 seconds left in the round. I win WOOT!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Some of the sequences seemed too confusing early on. I'll list the scenes here so don't read the brackets if you haven't seen the movie.(first car chase, first fight, first boat chase)
The acting was good but I didn't feel all the characters were able to flesh out entirely. Especially the villains. They just didn't seem that evil. Pricks, maybe, but not evil or crazy. Another short fall was the lack of conflict. Revenge only gets you so far, in Casino Royale you felt something was at stake, be it a terrorist attack, a poker game or a girl. But here there really isn't much.
On a side note a thing I miss about Bond is his elaborate plans. Like when Bond (Pierce Brosnan) put a grenade in a jar and blew the crap out of everything. You can't really compare this to previous types of Bond movies or the Bourne movies like so many people have. I don't see the new Bond-Bourne connection, the big difference is that Bourne is working to rid himself of the government while Bond is working with MI6. So it makes them different by 2 bus rides, a 30 minute train ride, 3 hour flight and 10 minutes by taxi. That is to say not at all the same.
So was it a bad movie? No. It was good. But it felt like a step back from Casino Royale.
Rated PG (ONT) PG-13 (USA)
P.S. And yes, for a Bond film that was pretty crazy (torture) previously this felt extremely tame as evidenced by the PG-13 rating.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
25. The Coventry Carol- Alison Moyet
Okay bad start. The start is sort of mysterious. The lyrics are pretty well done as well. A little lengthy though at 3 and a half minutes.
24. I Only Want You for Christmas- Alan Jackson
It’s technically Christmas Country Rock. I love the lyric “Tie a ribbon around yourself”. The solos are pretty nice. Ho! Ho! Ho!
23. Jingle Bell Rock- Bobby Helms
A classic. What more can I say?
22. Last Christmas- Wham
This is sort of a sad song. But it’s still well sung.
21. So This Is Christmas- John Lennon
Oldie but a goodie. War is over.
20. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
Like #23 this is a classic, good sax solo, and it’s short at only two minutes!
19. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus- John Mellencamp
This is a great twist that ‘the Cougar’ puts on this classic. Like how the end turns into just kids singing.
18. Christmas Cannon- Tran-Siberian Orchestra
Just a wondrous song. Every part seems like Christmas magic. Expect more TSO coming up!
17. Back Door Santa- Bon Jovi
Strange but original song, good guitar work and it’s pretty humorous . It’s live too.
16. Elf’s Lament- Barenaked Ladies
The chorus is so great. “I…. make toys but I’ve got aspirations!” The lyrics are so funny and it’s upbeat which a great change from most Christmas music is.
15. Run Rudolph Run- Bryan Adams
This song is a classic. I’m not sure if Home Alone made this popular but it probably helped. Good guitar solo too.
14. Snoopy’s Christmas- Royal Guardsmen
Tricks ya at the start with it’s Taunenbaum song but quickly goes into awesomeness. “Merry Christmas… My Friend!”
13. We Three Kings- The Beach Boys
This is the only version of this song that I listen too (well there’s one other). The Beach Boys harmony is amazing.
12. Christmas for Cowboys- John Denver
I’m not going to pretend this is rock. It’s not even country, it’s John Denver. Really amazing song.
11. It Feels Like Christmas- The Lettermen
I don’t know why but this song always strikes a chord with me. Just the story is well done.
10. Blue Christmas- Elvis
Start the top 10 with a bang, Elvis is amazing.
9. Wizards of Winter- Tran-Siberian Orchestra
A real great piece of music. If you haven’t seen the music videos for it here you go:
8. Gabriel’s Message- Sting
A really strange song. Has no instruments except drums. Just a ton of great work with voices and it’s only 2 minutes.
7. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)- U2
One of my favourite U2 songs period. Baby please come home!
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings- Barenaked Ladies feat: Sarah McLachlan
This is the second one I mentioned with the Beach Boys. The beat is great and Sarah’s singing is too.
5. Merry Christmas Baby- Bruce Springsteen
A long one (5 minutes) but a great one. Entertains me the whole way through.
4. Here Comes Santa Claus- Elvis Presley
Now were in the serious stuff. Just the changes in rhythm are enough to make this song awesome, combine that with Elvis’ voice and the background singers.
3.Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You- Billy Squire
Cool intro with the guitars. I don’t listen to Billy Squire but this is a great song period. Lyrics are fun and simple.
2. Wonderful Christmas Time- Paul McCartney
Love the intro. The beat is awesome. Lyrics are great.
1. Carol of the Bells (Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24)- Tran-Siberian Orchestra
God! A start slow and leads you in then bam! Guitars! Woot! Carol of the Bells on its own is a great song. Add in guitars like they do and wow. The guitars dragging combined with the fury of pianos then the big explosion! Bam bam bam bam bam! Then the ending with everything going absolutely crazy! I compare it to Halo's theme music MJOLNIR mix. It’s great. #1 always!
Honourable Mention: Aspenglow by John Denver, just got into this song and love it.
P.S. When are they going to put some of these in Rock Band or Guitar Hero, especially the last two
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This time it was the Robert Pickton case. You know, the guy in B.C. who killed what, 15 people? At least? They likened it to animals. Just like when that guy got his head cut off on the bus a few months ago. I am under the firm belief that PETA is run by chimpanzees. That is the only way to explain it. The Bush administration has had better press for the past 8 years than PETA! PETA is fucking stupid too. Tell me what would happen right now if we let all the cows, and chickens and pigs go free? What would they dance in the streets? NO! They'd be killed by wolves and dogs and Pumas and shit.
Chickens - CAN'T FUCKING FLY. THE CAN'T FUCKING FLY! THERE'S A REASON THEY ARE IN FARMS! IT'S BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FUCKING FLY! Have you ever seen a wild chicken? I HAVEN'T! It's because they've all been fucking killed by wolves, because they can't fucking fly!
Cows- Seriously they don't even have horns. At this point they are only kept alive by US! It's not like there's going to be a magic food fairy that gives the cows hay in the winter. WE MAKE THE HAY!
Pigs- Okay I can't really justify pigs. To me they're sort of like cats and dogs. On the other hand they taste really good. If we decided as a society to stop eating pigs and teach raise them to be smarter and communicate with us, I'd be cool with that.
There is a basic principal the human race has towards other animals. Either
A. Help us by either being useful or cuddly (see cats, dogs, bees, penguins, dolphins)
B. Let us eat you (pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys)
C. Or we will kill you (Mammoths, dodo)
And what do they think is going to happen if we suddenly stop eating meat? Let's ask the Irish how a vegetable based diet for the world would work. Hmm... disease killed all your potatoes leaving you to starve. I see. There's also draughts, pests, etc.
So I completely disagree with PETA on every single thing. Especially KFC.
Penn & Teller's show Bullshit on PETA
At the end of the video this is said "You want passion and truth, okay, Teller and I would personally kill every chimp in the world, with our bare hands, to save one street junkie with AIDS." After crazy speech by PETA leader, "BULLSHIT!"
P.S. This has gotten me worked up obviously, man, I need a hamburger ;)
Strange Note: I looked in this folder I keep on my computer of stuff that I eventually need to post on my blog. In it was my Things that piss me off list that I have for organizational purposes. PETA was already at #2. They just naturally seem to piss me off. Also I ate 5 hamburgers.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Alas the Niagara Maulers didn't fair so well, being demolished by 60 points, but let's face it, when your quarterback gets 54 points in the playoff game your one lucky son of a bitch. But the Goldy's Bully's luck ran out when they lost to there will be bud for the championship.
Next the Hamilton Maulers this week had a huge upset win with Buffalo's Lynch and Lindell coming up with a combined 30ish points on Monday (I was down by 10 on Sunday). The Hamilton Maulers are second in the West Division, actually were tied for first.
Finally the Maulers did lose but in many ways that's a good thing. I'd rather get consistent players on the team and shitty players off now. I'm glad Romo's back, he better play this Sunday. My replacement QB didn't do well this week and my WRs sucked but I traded them off.
The Maulers are second in the West Division, actually were tied for first. (Deja vu?)
After the NFL seasons over I'll probably stop fantasy sports till golf and NASCAR come back. Simply because NHL and NBA are a pain in the ass to play.
P.S. By the way the bottle I was referring to in that previous post was an Ice Tea plastic bottle which I could not open with my hands. I had to use scissors that luckily have steel fucking grips to get the bastard open! Seriously if that's the way we're going lets just go back to glass bottles with metal caps and use bottle openers.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
P.S. this is also why I'm afraid of people with curly mustaches ;)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
System restarted and is updating. 2 minutes left.
It's done, welcome to the New Xbox Experience!
Me trying to get my camera to work!
Wat a useless pile of shit
Got it to work.
Watched the starting video! Awesome!
Creating an avatar
Cool you can create multiple outfits!
Okay I'm done my Avatar and I'm saving.
Wow the new Guide Button is fucking sweet!
Did is say fucking sweet? I meant MOTHERFUCKING SWEET!
You can open the tray from the guide. Need I say more?
Well then I will, you can close it too!
It's pretty easy to remove bars you don't need
When I went in the My Xbox area my Avatar said "Hard work bein' this good!" my motto. Awesome!
Playing some music.
Watching the community games video.
The gamerpictures don't have prices on them. That is gonna bug the hell out of me. It's cool that it has a little game profile for each game though.
I'm getting trial games of a bunch of community games right now
Marketplace is kind of slow, but probably better than the old one. The community games are pretty expensive though, 200pts each usually. The trials are small in size though usually only a couple MBs
I'm prolly gonna see if I can install 2k8 on my HD
I have 22 full Arcade games! Holy Crap! 7 were free though.
I'm installing NHL 2k8 right now. Lets see how long it takes
1:58 am so about 10 minutes
Wow it is indeed very quiet!
Load took about 20 seconds less
Scrimmage loaded fast!
A game loaded...holy shit fast!
If you have NHL 2k8 definantly install it.
Monday, November 17, 2008
This weekend was great. My cousin was down for a hockey tournament which was fun to watch. I got a slushie and a fries with gravy at the arena which was good. We went to Turtle Jacks afterward and later on I introduced sister #2 to Fallout 3. I then played some NHL 2k8.
Sunday we went to see sister #1 and ate at East Side Mario's. We finished by picking up some groceries and then went home, watched some tv and I play some more 2k8.
Right now I'm watching Help! (WTF?) and now I'm gonna play some more 360
- Penne Pollo- First it takes four minutes to cook, which is longer than usual. And I also have to say that the packaging itself seemed to get soggy almost. There was a hole in the bottom as well. Anyway the pasta was good, and so was the sauce.
- Swedish Meatballs- I was surprised by this one. I haven't really ever tried Swedish meatballs and they were good. The sauce was nice, the didn't skimp on anything.
- Fettuccine Alfredo- Come out looking like crap but looks okay as you eat it. Pretty plain though. Noodles are kind of tough.
- Macaroni & Cheese- Good, didn't skimp on the cheese, it was very nice.
- I should note I didn't try the Spaghetti because I'm tired of eating microwave spaghetti that tastes like crap. So that wraps up my Compliments reviews, overall I enjoyed it more than Wal-Marts, so if you're a college student looking for cheap microwave pasta, go with Sobey's over Wal-Mart
At first I was considering choosing another item. I'm not a fan of foods that pride themselves in burning my mouth. But it had a turtle beside it so it must be good. So the pasta is pretty good. I was surprised it didn't seemed to have much spice at all. My parents pointed that out as well (they both got it too) The serving was perfect and it tasted great. The chicken was pretty sparse but good though.
Pasta Name: Four Cheese Cajun Chicken Penne
Taste: Pretty good. Nothing special though
Size: Perfect size.
Dessert Name: Turtle Pie
Taste: Great! I love cheesecake. Could have used more caramel though.
East Side Mario's- Bucatini Chicken Amatricana
Aside from being a handful to say, I've never even heard of Bucatini pasta before, basically it's a thick spaghetti. Overall the pasta was very good and was delicious.
Pasta Name: Bucatini Chicken Amatricana
Dessert Name: New York Style Cheesecake
Taste: I love New York cheesecake! YUM! It came with a little cup that had the strawberry sauce. It's was fu*king awesome.
Friday, November 14, 2008
It turns out last week was the playoff game for the fucking championship!
THATS RIGHT MY 10-0 TEAM GOT ELIMINATED FROM THE FUCKING CHAMPIONSHIP BY 1 FUCKING POINT! SHIT! SHIT! SHIT!
WHY THE HELL WASN'T I TOLD!? GODDAMNIT!
AND WHY THE HELL IS THIS BOTTLE SO HARD TO OPEN!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
What you want more?
Fine my 10 game winning streak was killed by 1 FUCKING POINT! I WOULD HAVE WON HAD I NOT FOLLOWED CBS'S ADVICE! FUCK!
A shitty weekend has turned into a shitty week. IT OVERCAST AND RAIN ALL WEEKEND AND IT'S BEEN OVERCAST ALL WEEK! NOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO RAIN THE REST OF THE WEEK!
I fell asleep at 6pm yesterday and woke up at 10pm. Weird. I wasn't tired until 5-6AM and that was a pain in the ass, but I watched the Fringe via Slingbox so that was okay. Luckily my first class I didn't have to go to. So I got up at 10ish... oh yeah I have to play Monopoly! I'll give you a live presentation of it!
Come on Illinois! Fuck I already have Baltic ave.
Come on St. Charles Place! Fuck I already had Connecticut!
Come on Park Place! ASS!
Come on Arch...SON OF A BITCH!
Now playing: Richard Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
World War II on the other hand is easier to get behind, mainly because the Germans were actually evil at that time (at least the Nazis were). But they weren't during WWI, they were just as naive as we were. Come on, people really believe that Canada was going to be enslaved by German if we lost WWI? I remember hearing one teacher of mine say that if it wasn't for us winning WWI we'd be learning German right now. Sorry but no. Germany wouldn't be able to invade England to begin with and they probably would have cut France a deal like we did Germany.
One thing that bothered me today is that when we had the minute of silence some people didn't stand up. Fuck some people were still on their fucking laptops! At least be fucking respectful you pricks!
My last point is that time passes to fucking quickly. For some reason between Oct 31st and Nov. 11th I never seem to be anywhere where there's a poppy to buy.
P.S. WHO THE FUCK THOUGHT THAT IS WAS A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A GUY WHO CAN'T SING CROAK OUT: GOOD Things GroOow In ON-TARIoOo!
Now playing: Pink Floyd - When The Tigers Broke Free
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Projected- Stingers by 5
This is going to be a huge game. Vols have a 6 game winning streak and 7 wins overall. I have 10 wins/winning streak. Someones going to lose big. The Vols are 3rd in our division (I'm 1st of course) and are 3rd overall in power rankings. This is a key game. We can both beat the other little shits but who can win against eachother?
2. Niagara Maulers vs Goldy's Bully's
Projected- Bully's by 19
Hoping for the upset here. His team is a powerhouse with every member of his team ranking over me except his defence. Luckily most are only by a couple points. So anything can happen.
3. Hamilton Maulers vs Circle da Wagons
Projected- Maulers by 37
Good, I rank over him with everything except TEs and Kickers and who cares about them. And a win would help in standings too, currently there's a close race, 4-way 6 wins-3 loss record.
4. Maulers vs Huevous Rancheros
Projected- Huevous by 16
Again another close game, why must one team suck and one team be awesome in each league? Hopefully I'll make the upset and gain a win, we've got a 4-5 record.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
(Yeah I realise it's no name brand but Zehrs was okay so here's how Wal-Mart is doing.)
- Macaroni & Cheese?- Fucking skimpy on the cheese
- Linguini Alfredo- Decent
- Penne with Chicken- Looks like something an owl would either puke up or shit out. Tastes decent though.
- Lasagna with some sort of meat on it- Pretty good.
- Tomato Rotini or something- Meh, I really think Rotini is just a terrible pasta. It was kind of spicy though
Actual: Niagara Maulers 115 to 135 Gold's Bully's
Trades: Dropped Nicks, Wolfe, Morrah, Johnson for Scheidler, Williams, Banks, and Benn (TEs and WRs)
Stingers vs Penn State Raiders- Projected: Stingers by 29
Analysis: Everyone did amazingly. I steamrolled through my 10 game winning streak!
Trades: Got rid of my extra QB (Mark Sanchez) for a new TE (Branden Ledbetter)
Hamilton Maulers vs GoosFrabba- Projected: GoosFrabba by 11
Analysis: Well we pulled it off, but barely. Overall the Giants D won this for us.
Trades: I got rid of the Vikings Defence finally for the Dolphins. Had to trade Pittman 'cause he's gone for the rest of the season.
Maulers vs Cables Crew- Projected: Cables Crew by 35 (Again I don't know why the site is screwing this up)
Analysis: Byrant, Johnson and the Titans D all did well but everyone else did mediocre
Trades: Kyle Orton for David Garrard (QBs) and Dunn for Stewart (RB)
NHL Period 4
Stingers- The NHL is much harder than Football and I'm not enjoying it. We're currently back to 8th
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Collative Learning by Rob Ager
Basically Rob Ager is currently an amateur movie director and he of course enjoys watching movies. On Youtube he posts video analysis's on some of his favourite movies. What he does is dig up the underlying psychological themes and hidden elements in the movies. It not only gives you a new perspective on some of your favourite movies but also will widen your movie tastes. My favourite analysis are:
Rob Ager's Youtube Account
This is applicable right now for me. What I mean is when I am forgetting something then seconds later will remember it after it's to late, take today for example:
In my room,
Brain: Stinger we're forgetting something.
Mind: Tell me what it is then?
Brain: I don't know, the bus is going to be here soon, let's go.
Mind: Fine then.
Lock my door and close it.
Brain: I remember now, you're keys aren't in your pocket, their still in the room and now there's no way to get back in.
That is the perfect example.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I thought this movie was genuinely scary. The big problem though is that the movie restricts itself. The basic plot is that basically people invade a couples house. That's the problem, you're stuck at the house the whole movie and there's really only a few characters and doesn't seem like there's a lot of dialogue because of that. There's a tiny bit of back story but it doesn't factor into the rest of the movie really. The movie is pretty scary at the start but once you get to the middle you're thinking these people are stupid.
Rated 14-A (ONT) R (USA)
P.S. I Called It!: The movie reminded me of the Manson murders and I said that and sure enough Wikipedia says that the director says that he was inspired by the Manson murders book and his childhood.
Friday, October 31, 2008
First let me start by saying the Invasion of the Body Snatchers is better than Invasion. Now I don't want to spoil anything for anyone that hasn't seen it yet. It stars Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams, playing two Public Health Officials in San Francisco. Basically, alien pods link up to people then "hatch" replicas. The movie also features Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, The Fly), Veronica Cartwright (Alien) and Leonard Nimoy. Overall it was creepy and a pretty satisfying movie.
Rated 14-A (ONT) PG (USA)
P.S. Have a happy Halloween!
Although short the Mirrors Edge leaves you wanting more. The combat and some of the more specific moves can be a bit hard to master, you can see that there's a ton of room for the game to let you move around a bit. I think 10-20 years from now Mirrors Edge will be referred to as a Concept Game for First Person Shooters, sort of like Dark Side of The Moon for Rock, in line with Portal and Doom. The basic idea is that you can jump from rooftop to rooftop, trying to escape police in a big brother dystopia. The game has a sort of Matrix feel to it. Think about it, your trying to escape police by jumping long distances in a dystopian world, disarming enemies with martial arts-like moves, with gun play, in a city, and heck there's even "bullet-time". If you were a fan of the matrix you will like this game. Hell I wouldn't mind if this game were called the Matrix.
Anyway like I said at the start I can't really get into the plot because the demo was pretty short and also like I said it left me wanting more. Eventually I will buy this game (After Fable 2, Fallout 3, Rock Band 2 and Gears of War 2), or at least rent it.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
So I was playing as my team in 2k8, the Hamilton Stingrays. Our rivals biggest rivals are the New Jersey Devils. Who we've played before. Twice actually, both wins.
First was a 4-1 slaughter and then a 5-1 whipping.
This time they came to play...
So they start by scoring the first goal about five minutes in. I repeatedly ram the puck at the net but come up empty thanks to Brodeur, who, for those who don't know hockey is one of the greatest goalies of all time.
We go into the second period and I tie it up 5 minutes in thanks to Lupul (who is f**king amazing, I had him scratched for some reason but finally added him to defense because we had an injured player then added him to our offensive first line and he got our teams first hat trick in his first game, go figure) .
New Jersey gets an interference penalty shortly after this but I'm unable to capitalize. New Jersey gets a goal. But I answer back immediately with Lupul, adding his second to the night. Unfortunately New Jersey gets another goal with only 30 seconds left in the period. And I'm unable to respond before the 2nd intermission.
The 3rd Period (and yes I changed my format here because its that damned important)
I'm trying my damnedest to get the puck past Brodeur but nothing works.
Finally a chance! The Devils hook Prospal and get a two minute penalty. I'm trying extra hard to no avail, "last minute of play in the third period"...did I mention I'm playing at home too?
Finally with about 40 seconds left I call in the goalie and get a 6th man out, the Devils get the puck and send it down the ice (Still a penalty) and I get Prospal to pass it to Kaberle, 25 seconds on the clock, who skates to the left of the Jersey goal, and then he fires the puck to the center where Hemsky, my defencemen unloads a rocket at the net, Brodeur just misses with his glove, GOAL! WITH ONLY 13 SECONDS LEFT! We go... into overtime...
Overtime, being 5 minutes, always go by quickly and this is not an exception, but wow were there some close calls, Toskala worked his magic and my players would barely escape with the puck. We're going to a shoot-out baby.
well if you have to go into a shoot-out against anyone it shouldn't be Brodeur. And remember, it's just me here, so I'm doing the goaltending and just trying to score.
- Crosby goes first and I try to shoot from farther away but I get too close, I make an easy save
- Kovalev tries a midrange shot and goes off the post!, I make a glove save
- Zubov and try some of the games Superstar Moves, first up the Through The Legs which I do too late and crash into the goalie, I make a blocker save
- Hemsky goes for a Sweden '95 shot but misses the net completely, glove save
- Kopitar tries a Calling the Shot, which involved me pointing at the boards then shooting at them.
- Fuck the Superstar Moves, I take Kaberle and shoot it into Brodeurs blocker pads,
- I take Lupul, hoping he'll work his magic but Brodeur gloves it
- I finally like some sort of infant child learning to speak use my right control stick to move the puck around. Prospal goes up moving from side to side, he bounces the puck off his skate, deeks Brodeur and SCORES! Thank god now all I have to do is stop this last guy. He comes straight at me, moves to the right, launches the puck at the bottom left corner, my pad comes in... and knocks the puck away! I WIN! Go! Stingrays Go!
I think Monopoly at McDonald's is probably the greatest restaurant contest of all time, and 2nd goes to Roll up the Rim from Tim Horton's. But what I hate about Monopoly now is their go online crap, not Monopoly in particular because it's actually kind of fun. But I'm talking about pop bottles which advertise a fucking contest and I buy it and look under the cap and it tells me to enter a code at their fucking website. No thanks, I have no interest in a contest on your fucking website, I DID have interest in a contest on your fucking pop. A reliable pop though has always been Crush brand pop because they DO have whether you win or not under the cap. The thing that pisses me off about that is one time I won and tried to get another pop at the place I bought it but they wouldn't except them. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? NEW LAW! YOU CAN'T SELL SHIT WITH CONTESTS ON IT IF YOU DON'T ACTUALLY GIVE WINNERS THEIR SHIT!
Well I'm done with my little rant, see you in November unless I have more important shit to say tomorrow. Bye.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I've had enough with Internet Explorers bullshit. Every time I go to the CBSSports website the fucker closes and restarts and I'm fed up. I've downloaded Mozilla's Firefox and I'm not going back because Firefox is better. In the status bar you can control Itunes and get weather reports. It's 100% faster than IE anyway. If your thinking of switching do so.
Well this week was a mixed bag full of candy and shit. First I remember to check my College Football teams...on FRIDAY! I then realize my 8-0 winning streak is at risk because most of my players are on BYE! AH!
So I make some emergency trades and have everything sorted before any damage can be done. But guess what, I forgot to change my NFL teams on Friday, and Saturday and finally remember Sunday at 6:31 PM. All the games were at 1PM. Tony Romo is still my QB from last week. Tons of players are on BYE. Yeah. So here we go:
College Football Week 9
Actual: Niagara Maulers 147 to 55 Past Masters
Trades: Everyone did superb but I'm gonna have to trade someone for someone not on BYE
Stingers vs B3AST- Projected: Stingers by 21
Analysis: Again everyone did their job and performed amazingly
Trades: None of my team is on BYE so none. This week I go for a 10 game winning streak!
Hamilton Maulers vs Jumpin- Projected: Jumpin by 42
Analysis: Brees made up for last week and the Giants D and Smith did excellent
Trades: Steve Smith, Brees and I'm missing two WRs because of BYE. So we'll see what happens tomorrow morning.
Maulers vs Cables Crew- Projected: Cables Crew by 22 (This is one time I wish they were right)
Analysis: Romo was gone and everyone but Lynch and Johnson played like crap
Trades: Don't know yet
NHL Period 3
Stingers- My team finished tied for 5th this time, much better, it got us to third in standings
Analysis: The game is much different from football, but Crosby and others are starting to perform better.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
crashed into the mainland and is now sinking, buildings are collapsing
and everything. A news reporter sees a gun going off, and a detective
believes it to be a gun used in a recent murder. So I'm sent in, I did
this before with a speeding car I guess. Under the cover of a black
smoke grenade I grab the gun and get off the island before anyone sees
me. I'm like a Splinter Cell.
Next I'm in some sort of Italian town where terrorists have attacked. I'm just running through the streets kicking ass, COD4 style with a knife and pistol. Finally I shoot at one
guy but I miss (bad angle) and he runs. I follow him but then I hear on
the radio "You will all perish when the z-somthing bomb goes off.
Suddenly like in COD4 I see a star on my radar right next to me. I see a
small wooden box which I hear beeping coming from, I run up to it and
rip it apart. Within the box is a small wooden chest. The beeping is
increasing. I flip over the chest and open it, and see the bomb!
the phone rings.
Weird thing, all the terrorists wore white and had red eyes (some robotic).
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
There was one thing that really annoyed me. In the last fight of the game (that you get achievements for at least) For some reason it's pretty much impossible to win. I tried 5-10 times. But then, months later, I read on Gamefaqs.com to use buttons instead of the stick for punching. I do that and get 4 knockdowns and a knockout in my first try! What the hell is up with that discrepancy?
In conclusion the game is limited by itself. It's boxing, a two person sport. There's two guys, they duke it out and that's it. It's great for a while but it's not going to hold you over like other games will.
Programming: 9/10 : Very fluid and I found no bugs
Graphics: 9/10 : Nicely detailed espicially as a launch title
Story: 5/10 : None except some reappearing opponents
Atmosphere: 8/10 : There's a couple of arenas to choose from and the commentary is good.
Control: 7/10 : Like I said, why the huge difference between Buttons and Stick?
Overall: 8/10 : I got this game for one reason achievements. You can probably get it used or rent it to get some achvs. but the game isn't going to over throw Halo 3 or COD4 anytime soon.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
For demo reviews I'll be using a simple system GOOD good bad BAD(C) pretty self explanatory. And yeah I'm copyrightin' that biatch
Why? Because it's was just a horrible demo. It probably COULD have been a good demo. But some where along the line someone forgot one thing... THE GAMES A BASTARD TO CONTROL! Basically you control with your microphone headset. And it honestly works well and was pretty cool. But guess what, no f**king tutorial. Who's idea of a joke is this? I've seen tutorial for NORMAL GAMES THAT USE NORMAL CONTROLLERS?
So I start the offline demo and I have a command vehicle with some men. So I try to deploy the command vehicle thinking it's sort of like C&C, nope, it just sits there. Then why have it at all? Useless piece of shit. The game doesn't even tell me what I'm doing! I see the CPU is taking over control points, so I some how manage to take over one. But after that things went downhill. I accidentally said something wrong and the Command vehicle starts attacking my control point! "STOP! HALT!" I yell into the microphone, "RETREAT! GO TO BASE ALPHA! GO TO BASE DELTA!" And they just keep shooting at my base! During this time I had sent my tanks to go capture an enemy control point, and when I switch to them I see they are getting ass raped. I said "fu** this shit!" And immediately exited the demo. That's an insult to my intelligence. I f**king play games all my god damned life and they suddenly expect you to know what voice commands do what or how to even play the game! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!? IT's insulting because they make it seem like drowning is a natural part of swimming. I'm sorry but how is getting my ass handed to me going to make me pay $60+ for your game. It's not. Terrible demo.
Duke Nukem 3D
Duke Nukem is from the Doom/Wolfenstein era of games. I had never play Duke before but it's humour and unique gameplay elements were impressive. If I had the money to afford more MSP then this would be downloaded right after Braid.
Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway
Good but short demo, basically the it's a tutorial (SOMETHING ENDWAR COULD HAVE USED) that teaches you the basic controls. The demo was quite solid and fun. Only complaint- Throwing grenades in doorways is a pain in the ass. Definantly a must buy/rent.
I'm surprised. I enjoyed this game. Alot. Dispite everything bad I've heard about it.It astounds me that the game is so beautiful. And then there's the story. Which seems pretty cool, basically about Vikings in the Space age. And really, what part of that isn't bad ass. Finally it's a long demo too, about an hour. I'd be crazy to buy it because of all the bad press but I'll likely buy it when it becomes a bit cheaper.
Call Of Duty 5: World at War Beta*
Well my experience so far has been positive. (EXCEPT FOR GETTING SCREWED OVER ON MY KNIFE KILLS SO MANY TIMES!) Basically it's COD4 but WWII, and I love it, the Japanese weapons are great as well as the Russian ones. There's three maps, Malkin which is a dark beach with buildings map, which is alright. There's Roundabout (I think that's what it's called) which is Russian, and features Tanks! Gods be praised! The final map is a Japanese or Chinese palace like area which has some good sniping opportunities. Other upgrades include dogs instead of helicopters, which surprisingly are far more effective than the helicopters ever were. I also enjoy Molotov Cocktails. The only other issue I've been having is spawning, which about 10% of the time has you being shot seconds after. But the game is tons of fun.
*I hope I'm not breaking some sort of agreement with this
Monday, October 20, 2008
Well I got my computer running... AFTER REINSTALLING FUCKING VISTA! Oh and Then I had to reinstall Microsoft Office, Visio, Visual Studio, SQL Server, and Civilization and Itunes and MSN. PAIN IN MY FUCKING ASS!
College Football Week 8
Niagara Maulers vs Goldy's Gophers- Projected: Maulers by 34
Actual: Niagara Maulers 159 to 83 Goldy's Gophers
Analysis: Wow that is what an ass whipping looks like my friends
Trades: Meier didn't do well but who cares
Stingers vs Stephen Goodson- Projected: Stingers by 33
Actual: Stingers 118 to 83 SG
Analysis: Wow the guys at CBS were right for once
Trades: Nothing except change my TE for my reserved TE
NFL Football Week 7
God help me.
Hamilton Maulers: Brees played like shit. Right now its 96-83 for the WMDs, so it basically comes down to Denver (Pittman-WR)(Me) vs. New England (Welker-WR)(WMD) tonight. Pray for me.
Maulers: FUCK I'M AN IDIOT! DAMN YOU DALLAS COWBOYS FOR NOT PLAYING ROMO!
Yeah Romo didn't play so I got 0 points for him, and had I'd played my Reserved QB I'd be sitting pretty right now but instead it's 78-72 for Tedca123 (my reserve QB got 21 pts!) Hell even if I played my Titans D instead of Vikings I'd be in a good position.
So again I'm in the same position as before, Denver (Matt Prater - K)(Me) vs. New England (Welker-WR)(Tedca123). GO BRONCOS!
My team is overcoming it's debacle last week and we are now mid-range: 7th in standings
Analysis: Still working out how the league works, how the stats work etc.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Second my computer is f**king bricked. Black screen of death. I'm typing this on my home computer but have no idea what I'm gonna do when I get to college.
Here we go:
NFL Football Week 6
Maulers vs T-Town Wildcats : Projected- Wildcats by 41
Actual: Maulers 73 to 61 Wildcats
Analysis: What a disasterous success. Romo is out for 5 weeks! And he got 28pts! Not good. My other standout Johnson-WR (12pts) had to leave the game. My Vikings defence really pulled it off this week for me though.
Trades: God! Possibly my RBs, WRs and TEs, hopefully some of my guys that were on BYE are going to do well now.
Hamilton Maulers vs Maineacs: Projected- Maineacs by 20
Actual: Hamilton Maulers 93 to 86 Maineacs
Analysis: Brees completely destroyed Oakland, everyone else did great except Fasano-TE who's been bad for two weeks now.
Trades: I'll consider trading Fasano but I think the rest of my team is pretty good.
College Football Week 7
Niagara Maulers vs There Will Be Bud- Projected: Maulers by 10
Actual: Niagara Maulers 130 to 141 There Will Be Bud
Analysis: Just didn't do good enough.
Trades: Possibly a new TE.
Stingers vs Penguins of Troy- Projected: Stingers by 15
Actual: Stingers 117 to 82 POT
Analysis: Whipped ass again. My QB was on BYE and we still won.
Trades: Nothing team is goin' great
My team is dead last.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I have no idea what happened to us since then but now she treats me like less then dirt. It hurts so much because I love her so much.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Maulers vs BackbayBashers: Projected- Maulers by 16
Actual: Maulers 65 to 77 BBB
Analysis: My team completely collapsed. QB (Romo) did amazing as usual and my Titans defence did good as well. But other than those two my highest scoring player was my kicker (Prater). You know there's a problem when.
Hamilton Maulers vs Warriors: Projected- Maulers by 31
Actual: Hamilton Maulers 73 to 78 Warriors
Analysis: My players were pretty good. Just not good enough. Lynch (RB) really let me down this week with only 6 pts and Brees (QB) did too with 13 pts to the Warriors QBs 26pts.
Trades: I have alot of players on BYE so I'm going to have to do some trades to keep going.
College Football Week 6
Niagara Maulers vs There Will Be Bud- Projected: Maulers by 1
Actual: Niagara Maulers 123 to 113 There Will Be Bud
Analysis: Although two of my team (Blount-RB Norwood-WR) got 0 pts, Daniel-QB (28pts), Royster-RB (25pts) and Robinson-WR (27pts) more than made up for it. My South Carolina Df and Decker-WR both did well too.
Trades: Norwood is dead weight (Three weeks in a row he's gotten 1 or 0). But Blount is surprising, he's gotten in the 20s for a couple weeks now and to have him get 0 is scary. I hope he's not injured.
Stingers vs Monstars- Projected: Stingers by 6
Actual: Stingers 134 to 48.5 Monstars
Analysis: Wow we wooped assage here. Everyone did good except Greg Orton-WR (4pts) and again Norwood.
Trades: Getting rid of Norwood, lots of guys on BYE this week.
Tony Stewart = I CALLED IT! TONY WON THE RACE BABY! FIRST WIN OF THE YEAR FOR HIM! I AM MAGIC
Elliot Sadler = 10th and led for laps
Juan Montoya = Was doing good till taken out in the Big One, led a couple, finished 25th
Mike Waltrip= Did good but got into the Big One too, led 1 lap and finished 19th
Hockey and Basketball starting very soon!
Friday, October 3, 2008
First there was a large stage with a band playing some Beatles music. After a short walk I get to the food, lord the food, there are about 30-40 tents in the main area, each tent had 3-5 things you can buy, each thing you can buy is $5 or less! THIS IS MY KIND OF PLACE!
I take out $20 from an ATM as quickly as possible and get started.
First is the Rex Hotel, which I saw when I came in and saw they had tortellini. Thank god. I buy some for $2 and chomp that down, great start.
On a side note I think they went a little overboard with the recycling. Seriously they had plastic, compost, etc. They actually had people there to take your garbage and put it in the cans. Pretty crazy, but convienent. Can I have these people follow me?
Anyway, next is a hunting game place. I buy a Bison Burger and eat it and it was pretty good. Tomorrow I'm getting a Kangaroo Burger (seriously).
I decide to look around some more. I go out and find there's a little band playing, and then go down main street. I see a little cooking area where someone is cooking. Just as I arrive it ends. (Boo) and then he gives out what he just cooked (WOO-HOO!).
So I have some salmon and I hate fish but this was fucking amazing!
So then I head back, it's getting cold out and I still have 14 dollars!
I stop and get a poutine and it was great. I considered stopping to get a lemonade but then saw the dammed price! $5! Are you kidding me? I almost coughed up poutine!
I decide to get some desert. I stop at a French School and decide on Pear & Cream, and holy f***ing crap was it amazing! They use a flame to carmelize the brown sugar and the pear and cream were AMAZING!
Next I decide to get a some goat cheese and mushroom cristini, and it was heavenly too.
Last but not least, actually one of the best, I got some portobello mushroom tortolini.
After that I left and waited for 15 minutes for the Community Bus, the band they have now played some Eric Clapton. Right now I'm eating an apple pie.
All the things I stated above (except apple pie, although there was apple pie there for cheep) were $19! That's right I didn't even spend my whole $20.
Can you guess where I'm eating tomorrow?
P.S. I wanted to get pics and vids but my camera is a piece of ass crap.
First I'll start with politics. I hate them. First there was the fact that the Vice-Presidential debate was on and therefore The Office and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares weren't. Who the hell cares about vice-presidents?Second I can't even watch the Prime Minister debates. Why? Because it's bullshit. It's basically you have to pick the lesser of two evils:
- Conservative- Great choice if you don't want any art in our society. Also if that recent "plagerism scandal" proved anything it was that we have the same Conservatives that the Americans have. Seriously he didn't copy the speech from the Austrailian guy. They were both given the speeches. The question you need to ask yourself is WHO gave them the speeches?
- Liberals- Great choice if you want a Carbon Tax. Such bullshit. There's a new buzz word that I can't stand and it's "Carbon Footprint". The carbon tax is basically a tax on everything. And don't believe that bullshit that gasoline won't be taxed. Have you even thought how a tax like this would work? You think you can just send a list of shit you have in? No they are going to come to your house and look through your shit. They are going to see how much you travel in your car and everything. And the whole enviromental crisis is bullshit too.
- Green Party- They are more insane than the liberals. I don't even want to imagine what would happen if they somehow got in.
- NDP- god they are really the only choice but they pretty much support the war now too. And there is almost no chance of getting them in anyway.
- CAP- this is who I'd vote for, but I doubt our area even has one. So I guess I'm going to vote for Gary McHale.
Yeah I got lazy this week. Sue me.
Hamilton Maulers vs PSU: Projected- Maulers by 64
Actual: Maulers 71 to 51 PSU
Analysis: My QB (Brees) did great. RB's did well, my WR really let me down except Steve Smith, who I had kept for 2 weeks while he was suspended. My kicker did poorly to, but he's injured now. My TE did came up empty and my Minneapolis D did horridly. Thank god the other team had most of his players on BYE week.
Trades: I traded Ike Hillard (RB) for Josh Reed (RB) which could really bite me in the ass. I traded Brown (K) for Lindell (K) since Brown did terrible, is injured and on BYE week. I traded Baker (TE) for Gage (WR) because I have another TE who's off BYE now and Gage is injured but is one of the best WRs right now, and could even play this week.
Maulers vs Roachclips420: Projected- Maulers by 45
Actual: Maulers 92 to 30 Roadclips420
Analysis: My players were pretty good. My TE did badly and Stuckey (WR) did badly too. My kicker is the same for both my teams and he did bad too.
Trades: I traded Brown(K) for Prater of the Denver Broncos which should be fine. I traded Brandon Lloyd for Eddie Royal because Lloyds injured. This is funny because I had trade Eddie for Lloyd last week.
Niagara Maulers vs NDFightingIrish10- Projected: Maulers by 3
Actual: Niagara Maulers 92 to 123 NDFFightingIrish10
Analysis: Basically my whole team was good by not good enough. My QB had 15 points but that's 15 points less than NDF's QB. My RB's were awesome, WRs meh to bad (My best 16 his best 35) K TE and Defence were all meh
Trades: None, just put some of my Actives off because of BYE and reserves on.
Stingers vs The Okalahoma City- Projected: Stingers by 2
Actual: Stingers 100 to 62.25 TOC
Analysis: My QB RB and Defence did awesome. Everyone else did ok to bad.
Golf is over now, I believe I am much better than before.
I did good for Nascar as well.