Video Games


I don’t know if I ever posted a single one of these on
the website so I’m taking the liberty of doing it now.
I have, over the past few months, created video reviews for
recent games and movies. Take a look and if you haven’t
seen something that CR has recommended, take the time to
enjoy something new 🙂

-Braethonaton

It’s been a while. Look, don’t get mad. It’s gravy, baby. And that is probably the worst thing that I’ve ever typed. It’s been a while, but I’ve been busy and I’m sure the same goes for you.
FIRST!

Did I tell you I love the blues? Oh, I didn’t. Silly me. I love the blues.
SECOND!
I finally, finally caught up on Dexter. I started watching season 4 months ago, but I just now remembered to finish it. I remember seeing posts on Facebook about how bad the ending is. I won’t post any spoilers, but the writers on Dexter are absolutely brilliant. So, I guess…this is a recommendation, go watch Dexter. Start at the beginning.
THIRD!
So, the God of War III demo dropped last night on PSN. It’s beautiful and awesome. But I’m more excited about the Just Cause 2 demo coming next week
via KOTAKU

Know any good blues? Let me know

Connor

FIRST!
So I decided to share a little something about myself. As most of you probably don’t know, I was obsessed with skateboarding when I was a kid. This went on for about four or five years. I couldn’t skate worth a damn, but I ate it up. If I saw skate magazines, I’d want them. If I saw a pair of Fallen shoes, I’d want them. The long and short of it is, I’ve always been a big fan of skateboarding but I’ve never been a skateboarder. One of my favorite street skateboarders is Chris Haslam. Check it out:

SECOND!
My A40 headset comes in on Tuesday. That is all
THIRD!
Looks Like I’ll need to update my computer CIV V. Not CIV IV, but CIV V. I sank so many hours into Civilization IV that I’m afraid that the sequel might drag me down underneath the waves, far away from society. If you don’t know about the Civilization series, it was (until recently) a pc-exclusive RTS game. Basically it’s all about managing and upgrading a, you guessed it, Civilization.
FOURTH?
Offline? NO Assassin’s Creed for you! Ubisoft’s DRM is retarded. If you buy ACII for the PC, you have to be online to play the game. If your network or Ubisoft’s servers go down, it boots you from the game. Lame.
FIFTH? You’ve got to be kidding me
Like a dumb-dumb, I forgot to tell you guys about the article on Roger Ebert posted on Esquire on tuesday. It’s awesome and definitely worth the read. So, read it: HERE
SIXTH! I’m leaving, seriously? Six. Come on
I know I said I’d post pictures of my painting on LPEP, but I just haven’t had the time to take them and upload them. SO, expect them today. i’ll post a link-a-doodle in a new post so you can check it out.

-Connor

FIRST!
Spike Jonze gets a prank pulled on him by his WTWTA crew. No embed, but click the link to see. Spike Jonze

via /FILM
I still haven’t seen the movie due to location constraints. When I was at State, going to the movies either required a ride or a taxi. The latter being beyond expensive. Back home, I don’t believe our theater actually put up the movie. At any rate, I’m looking forward to seeing it.
SECOND!
Monsters in Real Places Basically, the link says it all. It’s a blog of monsters in real-life photos. It’s pretty cool.

via DRAWN!
THIRD!
Guess what I bought: I’m not an audiophile by any means, but after listening to music through my Sony MDR-7506s, I realized that I really couldn’t go back to how I previously absorbed media. Enter Astro’s A40s. Great sound and a great mic, is pretty much a win-win. Although the price is pretty steep, it’s an investment.

Also, Chocolate Gaming? I’ve been thinking about an idea and the situation is nowhere close to infancy, but I’ve always been interested in LAN parties and video game competitions. IF I ever stumble upon such an event or get into some sort of competition, I think I’ll try and get Chocolate//Robot into the gaming scene, somehow. I know that all of the members of C//R grew up gaming and it has definitely been of one of our favorite hobbies, so I see it as an evolution of a pastime.

-Connor


Glyde, founded by one of the members of eBay, is the bee’s knees. I’m not joking. I set up an account about two hours ago, I’ve listed about twenty things and I’ve already sold one of them. So what? You might say, well I’ll tell you what.

Glyde is the easiest website I think I have ever used. After you create an account which hardly takes any effort at all, just name and password. That’s it. No profile picture, no profile, nothing else. But I’m getting sidetracked, that’s not the impressive thing. The impressive thing is their selling system. At eBay you set up auctions and the auctions expire over time. At Glyde, you set a price for your item and it compares it to the market price and allows you to select what condition it’s in. When your item is sold, they SHIP YOU a box for your item and you ship it to the buyer. You then are paid. You don’t fuss around with finding boxes, they give you one…to ship to the buyer. It is so freaking cool.

Of course, you won’t be able to sell any of the eccentric items you might find on eBay. You can only sell DVDs, games, and music. But still…if you buy a use game from Glyde compared to Gamestop, you save so much more money. It’s ridiculous. Kotaku wrote up a piece on it: Glyde

I highly, highly recommend this site if you’re looking to get rid of old DVDs, games you don’t play anymore or books that you simply forgot you had.

God, I love Glyde.

PS. When you’re deciding your sell price, you can choose to donate a certain percentage of the proceeds to charity…Awesome.

P.P.S. I made 42 dollars today. I sold two video games at above Gamestop price in five hours. Sweetness.

-Connor

Man, oh man. Oh, man. Man. So, so much stuff to share. Well, let’s get cracking.
GAMES, games, Games?
FIRST!
So, there are a lot of news stories about video games and I thought it’d share them…obviously. Anyway, first up is that the Halo Reach Beta starts on May the 3rd. That’s really all that needs to be said. Xbox Live will be over-run by Halo fans numbering in the hundreds of thousands. It’ll be something else. Oh, right, you’ll need a copy of Halo 3: ODST to play.

via Kotaku
SECOND!
Dead Rising 2 I can’t embed the clip from the link, but it’s gameplay from Dead Rising 2…so, it basically just features a lot of zombie brutality. I was a huge fan of the first game, so I’m of course looking forward to the upcoming sequel. My favorite part of the whole clip is the wheelchair “attack.”
THIRD!
Fable III. Because you can never have too much Fable Most of the time, I think Molyneux is a genius. I loved his Black&White series for the PC all those years ago and was a big fan of the first Fable. However, I’ve heard less than stellar things about Fable II and all of the innovations it brought to the table. This, of course, disagrees with the 98 it currently has on Metacritic. But, after reading several user reviews and perusing comments from several Kotaku and IGN readers, it seems that it was just a tad bit overhyped. Perhaps, I need to pick up a copy and see for myself. Anyway, Molyneux is bringing up some new innovations for Fable III. Check out the link above for more information.

By the way, somebody give me money to get Bioshock 2 and Bad Company 2…and Red Dead Redemption….God, I’m going to be broke this spring.

-Connor

Long time, no see. I guess, it really hasn’t been that long, but in internet time…well, it’s been almost a year. Yep, that’s an accurate conversion rate.

Anyway, I’ve got some things to share, obviously.
FIRST!

Taylor Lautner in Stretch Armstrong
I don’t dislike Taylor Lautner, I’ve barely seen him act. Yet, I’m entirely skeptical of his chances of success with Stretch Armstrong. He hasn’t had a lead role, as far as I know and he’d be carrying a franchise, that, well I don’t know how many people care about. Also, the script is by Steve Oedekerk. Definitely lowered my hopes. (If I remember correctly, he’s the man behind Kung Pow, not the best movie). Anyway, this is something I thought was interesting, but I probably won’t keep my eye on it.
SECOND!
Tim Gough I found Tim through Drawn! and I’m digging his illustration work. From what I can tell, he’s not really focused on the “technical” side of things. Not to say that there is a certain way for each artist to approach things, but Tim is the kind of guy that I’d look for if I ever needed help with colors or space, not figure drawing or what have you. Again, not a bad thing. In fact, it’s what makes his work so very cool.
THIRD!

Astro So these headsets aren’t new by any means (with the exception of their MGS4 pair), but I’m really wanting to spend an ungodly amount of money. The more I play video games online, the more I realize that being technically superior can give you an edge. At least, having a good headset and being able to hear what’s going on around you is definitely cool. Also, I’ve grown to be a big fan of video game commentaries on youtube. So, if I were to purchase a pair, I’d probably buy a capture card or get some sort of set up so I could record and give commentary.

I’ll be posting some photos and a new “piece” soon, probably today.

-Connor