Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I love it when you find a book that you never knew about...

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman wrote a book together! Way back in 1996!!!

I can't believe I didn't know about this!

It's amazing when you can find a book by one of your favorite authors that you never knew about before.

It's a good read.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Nice Atari box art


Anagrams rock.

An anagram for my name is "Blame Heroics". Thats so awesome.


Lamb Cheerios

Alchemies Orb

Reaches Limbo

Chaser Mobile

Camisole Herb

Heal Microbes
Heals Microbe

A Hombre Slice

A Somber Chile

A Mob Chiseler

Embrace His Lo

Becalm Hero Is

Basic Helm Ore

Cobra He Smile

Able Crimes Oh

Able Cries Ohm

Blame Rice Hos
Blame Cries Ho
Blame Cries Oh
Blame Rices Ho

Blame Chis Roe

Amble Score Hi

Aloe Besmirch

Blogger claims top five worst consoles includes 4 Sega Products.


This guy claims that the top five worst consoles include...

...holy crap I just can't believe someone actually wrote this. This is INSANE...

The top five worst consoles include:

2. The Saturn

"the original games were easily forgettable further establishing Sega as the company who didn’t know how to create good games"

"One had to rely on sub-par originals like Shining Force 3 and Dragon Force"

3. The Dreamcast

"Games like Chu Chu Rocket and Space Channel 5 were just plain stupid"

"the Dreamcast game library is highly overrated, especially some of the games that are held so highly by the Dreamcast fanboys - Soul Calibur for instance. It’s nothing but a button masher with swords" (I suppose that's why they are re-releasing it, because it's so *overrated*)

"There are people who actually say that the graphics on the Dreamcast were just as good, or even better than the Playstation 2. These people really need to go to Wal-Mart and have their eyes examined"

4. 32X

Ok this one I can understand. It had like 2 good games. I can't defend the 32X.

5. Sega Genesis / Megadrive !!!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!

Honest. The Genesis was his pick for worst console of all time!!!!

"The Sega Genesis games were utterly forgettable"

"the Sega Genesis was the kid from school who tried to be cool, but everyone knew he was a loser"

"It’s with the Sega Genesis that the definition of a bad gaming system first becomes conspicuous"


I honestly cannot believe that someone sat down and wrote this...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Pen and Paper.

I didn't have a laptop in college.

I didn't even have an up to date computer for Grad School... That THAT was one of the REQUIRED things you needed. They clearly listed what sort of a computer you needed for my program and I did not have it. I was still using a Pentium 3 running windows 98 SP2 that I had gotten from an ad for $100.

I do own a crappy Pentium 2 labtop now. I dunno why. The battery is shot and I would only be able to use it for old video games. Shame.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kids in the Hall are having another tour...

I am so going if they come to Montreal.

SNES REtro video game collection on shopgoodwill HOLY CRAP $$$$$$$!!!!!


There was an auction on shopgoodwill that included MANY of the rarer SNES games in original boxes. All the SNES Final Fantasy games, Earthbound, and Chrono trigger still in the original box.

The price?


And thats NOT EVEN A DAY of the auction being up.

Retro game collectors are going librarian-shit over this stuff!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ANOTHER Dreamcast unveiling.

People really love getting Dreamcasts from Ebay because they are always making videos about it.

I hope that the Kiss headgear is ironic though...

...seriously do you really want to listen to a band that has had like 3 good songs and whose only goal is to make money? Not in my top 10 to be sure.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Are people that complain about racism in RE5 the ones who keep racism alive?

That's what a lot of people commented when N’Gai Croal made some statements to the effect that the game was indeed racist.

Later there was a whole backlash against the more ignorant/vile comments.


It's hard for me to comment on stuff like this because I do not see what Mr. Croal sees. I may never. The game may indeed share some similarities in tone to racism. But what doesn't? Racism is in all of us. In everyone. It's the same basic fear of the outsider, the unknown the ones that are not of our tribe. It's the fear that kept us alive for a long time.

It could be argued that the producers of the game were going for that original fear that we all have and stumbled upon the more recent themes of racism as well. Maybe they shouldn't have made the game set in Africa. It makes some people like Mr. Croal upset.

Yet others don't get that at all. Others don't seem to understand his feelings because to them racism doesn't matter anymore. Race doesn't really matter anymore. So is that a good thing?

Is it better to let racism fade into the past and hope it never comes back?

Or is it better to make sure the next generation knows how bad racism was and still could be?

A ton of kids in the next generation are still racist. The crap that goes on chat rooms and X-box live chats proves that.

Racism will always be with us to a degree. Humans are hardwired like that. We will always look upon other groups with suspicion because we CAN'T all live in harmony.

As long as it doesn't impede anyone's rights or economic prospects does that make it OK?

Do we need to ban a game because it brings up themes of racism?

Do we need to ban a person complaining about the themes in a game because he is "keeping racism alive"?

Do we need to ban the people making nasty comments about this person just because of his views?

Should we just ban everyone or no one?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Superman is lame.

I always hated the idea of Superman.

He is just some random alien that learned some backwoods morality from a couple of rural hicks.

Surprisingly this did not lead him to be a violent racist super honky somehow.

This article highlights many of the main points of why I don't like the fictional ubermensch.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I got some great deals on video game stuff.

Found a decent swap shop near my apartment.

The only bad thing is that she is only open from 10 AM to 4 PM. No Sunday Hours. What a rip.

I got some cool Dreamcast games from there. Shenmue $5 (no manual). GTA 2 $2 (Full!). Tony Hawks pro Skater $2 (Full!). She had a copy of Magnetic Neo but she kept it for herself!!!! Everyone likes the Dreamcast I suppose.

I also got some good deals online for some Japanese Saturn games.

Friday, April 04, 2008

SpongeBob Deathnote.

Deathnote is an anime about a kid who finds a special notebook. Anyone whose name is written in the notebook dies.

Someone decided to mix the audio with the cartoon SpongeBob.

Amazing results.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Google is gonna send us all to mars.

Mars! Oh Yeah.

WOW on consoles!

What a great April Fools.

Watch the video. It's so worth it.

Move in any of 8 different directions!

Skinning a Bear Aggros Bears up to 40 feet away!

With a heavy heart...

I am so sorry.