Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Battlefield 3 Weapon Unlocks from Back to Karkand Map Pack

BF3 Back to Karkand Assignments

FAMAS (“Best Friend Forever” assignment)
10 heals
10 revives

L85A2 (“Professional Russian”)
100 kills with assault rifles
20 kills with grenade launcher
Win 5 rounds of Squad Deathmatch

MP5 / HK53 (“Fixing it”)
10 repairs
1 kill with repair torch

QBZ-95B (“It Goes Boom”)
50 anti-tank rocket kills
5 conquest round wins
Destroy 1 enemy vehicle with repair torch

QBB-95 (“Let It Rain”)
20 kills with light machine guns
2 mortar kills

QBU-88 (“Specops”)
20 sniper rifle kills
5 laser designator assists

MG36 (“Keep Your Head Down”)
100 kills with light machine guns
50 suppression kill assists
50 ammo resupplies

L96 (“Creeping Death”)
50 headshots
50 spot assists
5 knife kills

PP-19 (“Familiar Territory”)
Capture 10 flags
Arm 10 MCOM stations
Play 2 hours on Strike At Karkand

Jackhammer / MK3A3 (“Scarred Veteran”)
10 kills with PP-19
10 kills with BTR-90
5 kills with DPV jeep
Play 2 hours on Gulf of Oman
Play 2 hours on Sharqi Peninsula

Can click each assignment on the battlelog to check it out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My arthritis has been really bad the last few weeks, hopefully I will resume blogging
in the near future.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rise From Your Graves, It's Black Ops Rezurrection Day

Rise From Your Graves, It's Black Ops Rezurrection Day:

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Rise From Your Graves, It’s Black Ops Rezurrection Day
It's time to strap on your space suit, dual wield your space guns, and take out some space zombies on the moon, as Activision and Treyarch launch the all-zombie Rezurrection map pack for Black Ops on the Xbox 360.

What you see above is perhaps the most bizarre Call of Duty screenshot I've ever posted, complete with colorful anti-undead ordinance, mighty zero gravity jumping, and a lovely view of Mother Earth on the horizon. I like the moon. I like the moon because it's close to us.

But not so close that zombies would really be a threat. Zombies on Earth are bad because the planet is covered with thousands of years' worth of corpses, waiting to rise. The moon does not. They could probably just wait a few days and come back when the zombies have starved to death, if not for their hubris. Damn that hubris.

The Rezurrection map pack features the Moon map and four remastered zombie maps from Call of Duty: World at War, and is available for purchase right now for 1,200 Microsoft points.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Clever Xbox Live User Sues Microsoft for $500 Billion (or 625,000,000,000 MS Points)

Clever Xbox Live User Sues Microsoft for $500 Billion (or 625,000,000,000 MS Points)

Some cletus down in Arkansas opines that Microsoft has to pay him $500 billion because it didn't answer, in writing, a mailing designed to not get a written response to his demands for $500 billion.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is your source for all the fun, courtesy of a federal civil complaint filed Monday by one David Stebbins. His grounds for suing is a technicality about the nature of the Xbox Live terms of service. He argues that he is allowed him to unilaterally amend the TOS unless Microsoft rejects his terms in writing.

The new terms? Something about he gets paid $500 billion if they don't like the old terms.

Stebbins actually admits to the P-I that his notice to Microsoft was designed to not attract their attention and to go unanswered. "When I mail these documents to Microsoft, they won't go to any legal division; I arranged for the mailings to be picked up by the employee that just collects regular mail! It's quite possible that these employees won't understand the legal significance of these documents, and know that they're required to respond."

Clever! Best part? He refused to create an actual paper filing, as one would expect of a legitimate complaint. Instead he created a YouTube video (since removed) of screenshots of the contract amendments because to create them in paper "would put an undue strain on my printer."

You'd think that if $500 billion were actually on the table, someone would pony up for a $40 inkjet or a trip to Kinko's.

I'm not going to waste words poking holes in his legal reasoning or waste time finding the statutes that limit either the scope of his claims or proscribe this kind of conduct. It's enough to know he's tried this bullshit in other venues, too. And, also, that he claims to have Asperger's syndrome, which is the go-to punchline for many a 4chan troll. I'm sure his agoraphobia will keep him from showing up in court, too.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

PayPal Billionaire Continues Work Towards Making Bioshock's Rapture a Reality

PayPal Billionaire Continues Work Towards Making Bioshock's Rapture a Reality

PayPal Billionaire Continues Work Towards Making Bioshock’s Rapture a Reality
We haven't heard anything on this since 2008, but The Daily Mail reports that Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal, is continuing his work towards making a Rapture-esque "Start-Up Country" off the coast of San Francisco.

The floating sovereign nations that Thiel imagines would be built on oil-rig-like platforms anchored in areas free of regulation, laws, and moral conventions.

The Seasteading Institute says it will 'give people the freedom to choose the government they want instead of being stuck with the government they get.'

The venture capitalist who famously helped Facebook expand beyond the Harvard campus, Mr Thiel called seasteading an 'open a frontier for experimenting with new ideas for government.'

After making his first investment in the project in 2008, Mr Thiel said: 'Decades from now, those looking back at the start of the century will understand that Seasteading was an obvious step towards encouraging the development of more efficient, practical public sector models around the world.

Of course, this sounds eerily familiar to any who have played Bioshock or its sequels—in those games, billionaire industrialist Andrew Ryan followed similar dreams to the bottom of the ocean, creating the Ayn Rand-inspired objectivist utopia Rapture. In the game's fiction, everything was peachy until...well, until it wasn't. And everyone pretty much died.

Thiel plans to have "tens of millions" of residents by 2050, linking together a huge number of floating structures, each of which can hold 270 individuals, into a vast nautical super-structure.

"There are quite a lot of people who think it's not possible," Thiel tells the Daily Mail. "That's a good thing. We don't need to really worry about those people very much, because since they don't think it's possible they won't take us very seriously. And they will not actually try to stop us until it's too late."

In a more in-depth profile in Details Magazine, Thiel elaborates on his plans to build these "Seasteads," a program on which he has reportedly already spent $1.25 million.

"When you start a company, true freedom is at the beginning of things," he says and slides the thought over to the topic of nations. "The United States Constitution had things you could do at the beginning that you couldn't do later. So the question is, can you go back to the beginning of things? How do you start over?"

Questions abound. Will Thiel's floating city have a dramatic, evocative name? Given that it will be "free of regulation, laws, and moral conventions," will he perhaps institute some sort of ADAM-based genetic engineering? Is he a big golfer? Does this plan eventually involve relocation to the bottom of the ocean or to the skies above?

I for one am glad Thiel is still at it. Hopefully soon it'll be time to grab my wrench, my diving suit, and some potato chips and go sign a new lease.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Capcom tries to kill used video game sales with the one-save game | DVICE

Capcom tries to kill used video game sales with the one-save game | DVICE

Buying used video games is great for gamers who don't want to pay full price for the latest hits. You know who doesn't like used video games? Game publishers. In a very sad twist, Capcom's fighting back against the second-hand game market with a game that can only support one save file — for life. Resident Evil: Mercenaries for the is a game that once finished, cannot be reset for complete replay. According to both the U.S. and U.K. game's instruction manual "saved data on this software cannot be reset."

Basically what Capcom has done is make Mercenaries a one-time play affair. Once you've unlocked all the goodies and played the entire game, you will not be able to erase the game's save data and start fresh as if it were a new copy. Consider this: lending Mercenaries to a friend, a little brother or sister will be worthless because they'll only be able to continue playing the game with saved settings and create their own.

We get that game publishers don't make any money off sales from used video games, but killing off the ability to hit the reset button is just taking things too far. It's like saying Upperdeck is entitled to a cut in my autographed Michael Jordan basketball card I sold at a garage sale for $10,000 some 25 years after I bought it.

While it can be argued that used video game sales are actually more damaging than piracy, it's still a lowball move for Capcom to make, especially with a franchise as large and significant as the Resident Evil series. Will other publishers follow in Capcom's footsteps to take a stand against the lucrative market of used video games? We really hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Lavish Skyrim Collector's Edition Costs Much More Than $29

The Lavish Skyrim Collector's Edition Costs Much More Than $29:

THE ELDER SCROLLS BY MIKE FAHEY AUG 5, 2011 3:20 PM 30,826 283 Share

The Lavish Skyrim Collector’s Edition Costs Much More Than $29
Soaring high above the $29 price point suggested by Bethesda's Todd Howard on the wings of a 12 inch PVC statue of Alduin, the World Eater, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim collector's edition seems like overkill for an indie card battle game.

My mistake! I seem to have mixed up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with Scrolls, the card battle game from the makers of Minecraft. This is the collector's edition for the next entry in the beloved role-playing game series, guaranteed to devour the hearts and minds of countless gamers on November 11, before moving on to steal years from the modding crowd.

Along with the attractive statue, the collector's edition also house a making-of DVD and the mother of all art books, a 9 by 12 beast with more than 200 pages of stunning artwork.

The Skyrim collector's edition can be yours for only $149.99 this November, or you can save your money and buy almost five games when the prices finally get regulated."

Friday, July 29, 2011

Download Brink's Agents of Change DLC on August 3, Look at It Now

Download Brink's Agents of Change DLC on August 3, Look at It Now:

"Download Brink’s Agents of Change DLC on August 3, Look at It Now
The battle for The Ark spills over into the underwater Labs facility and Founders' Tower on August 3, when the free Agents of Change downloadable content is released for Bethesda's Brink.

Consisting of a pair of fresh maps, a bunch new clothing and weapon attachments, and a level cap boost to 24, Agents of Change is Bethesda and developer Splash Damage's way of saying thank you to the players that have flocked to the game on Steam, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3. Mind you the thank you only lasts for two weeks, after which a price tag shall be affixed, so download it early if you wish to bask in the gratitude."

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Inside Experience (8)

The Inside Experience (8)

Awesome Alternate Reality Game/Film that just started starring Emmy Rossum.

The official FB to play the Game

New Info on Portal 2 DLC | Valve News

New Info on Portal 2 DLC | Valve News

Portal 2′s upcoming DLC will bring a few new features and game mechanics to Portal 2. Here’s whats new.
Disapproval, a user from the forums, recently visited Valve and got a chance to ask some questions about the new Portal 2 DLC, most notably the fact that it’s apparently coming out very soon, which we kind of already knew.
The upcoming DLC will have leaderboards as well as an all-new co-op course with its own story.That’s right, its own independent story.
I got to meet Erik Wolpaw and Jay Pinkerton at Valve, they were really great and answered a lot of the questions you guys asked. I learned a lot of other cool tidbits too, which I will be sharing over the course of this thread.
So ask me any question you asked before in the previous thread and I will answer it.
Oh yes, the DLC is going to come out soon. Pretty darn soon.
But how soon? Valve time soon?
I asked him when he told me “Soon as in Valve time?” and he’s like “No no… we got it all wrapped up, really, fairly soon”
So, more co-op changes. This is kind of a no-brainer. Valve wants people to continue playing co-op but, there isn’t anything left to play once you beat all the chambers, but a story? That could be tons of fun. Expect lots of rumors and speculation about HL3 when this dlc comes out.
Leaderboards also will add a nice touch to the Portal 2 experience. I’m excited.
You can read and discuss the thread here. As a side note, I really want his/her cup.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Watch: Jessica Biel talks Total Recall bruises, insurance, Bryan Cranston -

Watch: Jessica Biel talks Total Recall bruises, insurance, Bryan Cranston -

SAN DIEGO - Jessica Biel looks great on the red carpet at Comic-Con; it's not apparent at all that she's covered in green bruises.
The source of her abrasions and contusions is from "Total Recall," and while this action-sci-fi flick will have plenty of stunts, they're not ones Biel can do herself. "I'm always insisting [on doing some stunts, and then, y'know, insurance," she smiled during her HitFix interview. "Insurance blows sometimes. It ruins the fun."
This 2012-skedded version is halfway through shooting now, and ready for its spotlight in the cycle of Hollywood remakes.
But where it diverges from the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, is that this Colin Farrell-led version sticks much closer to the original source, Philip K. Dick's 1966 novelette "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"
"We're focusing on theme pretty much from Dick's source material," Biel says.
But that doesn't mean some humor gets thrown into the butt-kicking mix. Of co-star Bryan Cranston, who plays the villain, "That man... he just sweats funny," Biel said. "I get a few funny moments. The funny's there, but we're not just cracking jokes, we're really just trying to play the emotion."
"Total Recall" will be out in August 2012.

Bill Clinton: Top 1% can afford to pay more tax

Bill Clinton: Top 1% can afford to pay more tax

WWII to 1980
Bottom 90% of American income earned 65% of national income, top 10% earned 35%,  top 1% earned 9%

1981 to 2001
bottom 90% dropped from 65% to 52%,  top 10 went from% 35 to 48%,  top 1% went from 1% to 22%

2001 - 2011
90% of income gains went to the top 10%, 40% went to top 1%

Friday, July 22, 2011

Poor Americans are Gamers, Too

Poor Americans are Gamers, Too

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In case you didn't know, there are poor gamers. 
Conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation has published a report on what it means to be poor in America today. According to the report, households living in poverty have many modern amenities including air conditioning, cable TV and video game consoles.The report is meant to show that the standards of living for the poor are in many cases better than most would imagine, but is a minority of impoverished families owning some sort of video game console really unexpected? Technology prices are going down. An Xbox 360 can be picked up for around $100 and consoles from the previous generation go for even less.The report is based on the 2005 census which shows that 29.3% of poor U.S. households have video game consoles—the same amount that have internet service. 53.9% of poor households with children have a video game system in the house.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Console Sales

Larry Hryb - Google+: "Halfway through 2011, Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. console market, selling more units in the U.S. than any other console for 12 of the past 13 months. Even while console and software sales across the industry have slowed, as often happens in the summer, Xbox 360 continues growing, staying on track to have the biggest year in Xbox history in the sixth year of its lifecycle.

June 2011 NPD highlights include:
• Holding 48% share of the overall current-generation console market share, Xbox 360 sold 507,000 units in June, selling nearly twice as many units as other current-generation platforms and maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. for 2011. Additionally, Xbox 360 was the only console in the U.S. to show year-over-year growth in the month of June. (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)
• Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in June (hardware, software and accessories) reached $350 million, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)
• During the month of June, three of the top ten console game titles were for Xbox 360 including: “L.A. Noire,” “Duke Nukem Forever,” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops.” (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Activision Seeking to Seize Domain

If you haven't visited it yet, you may want to hit it quick before it gets stolen. Gaming giant Activision isn't too keen what the owner of is doing to not only smear it's name as
a "copy paste" game with little improvements or graphical enhancements; but also seeks to promote Battlefield 3. I have always preferred the battlefield franchise over Call of Duty(I have 1k gs in COD 1,2,3, and Black Ops) and I have to agree for the most part all COD games are pretty much copy/paste.  They're boring to me and the maps are tiny. I have also always much preferred the battlefield franchise for their expansive diverse maps and constantly evolving gameplay. I realize this opinion isn't popular as so many adore COD with a rabidness only fanboy's can produce. Anyhow, give the url a check out, it's got a pretty funny spoof of Monty Python "The Life of Brian" spoofed to MW3 in the same fashion as the hitler falling down videos.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brink: Agents of Change

Brink's new DLC will be available for free for 2 weeks(you get to keep them free if you download them in that time). All these treasures were ment to drop in June and now promised for early July. There will be five new player abilities, two new outfits and two new weapon attachments, will be free for two weeks on the PlayStation Network, Steam and Xbox Live. It is currently in submission at Microsoft and Sony.
Also in the works is a "major" title update, set to bring online optimization, AI enhancements and weapon balance tweaks based on player feedback.

New Maps
  • Founders' Tower – The revolution finally reaches the island's iconic spire and takes the battle for the Ark to dizzying heights.
  • Labs – Venture into the depths of the Ark’s original research and development laboratories, a submerged high-tech facility so far untouched by the civil war.
New Player Abilities
  • UAV – This stealthy and lethal device allows Operatives to automatically mark nearby enemies on their radar. For more explosive fun, they can even take direct control of the UAV and detonate it near unsuspecting foes.
  • Napalm Grenade – Soldiers can use this new grenade to cover an area in a sea of deadly flames.
  • Pyro Mine – Engineers can plant these mines and leave enemies in the epicenter of a massive napalm explosion.
  • Field Regen Unit – Medics can deploy these units to increase the health regeneration of any nearby teammates.
  • Tactical Scanner – This universal ability allows players to reveal the active buffs of their opponents, allowing them to pick off enemies more strategically.
New Weapon Attachments
  • Bayonets – Gain the edge in melee combat and cause extra damage with these deadly blades.
  • Weapon Shields – Take cover from enemy fire and prevent headshot bonus damage behind riot-style shields.
New Character Outfits
  • The Sad Punk – Add a touch of Steampunk to your Resistance character.
  • The Limey – Bring order to the Ark with this outfit inspired by traditional European police lawmen.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gamer Humor: Stand Up

Its been a tough week between joint pain and migraines, So I thought I'd at least stop in and post a link to some of the best gamer stand up comedy from
and give this a watch

It seems to me gamer humor is falling more and more to the wayside, some of my favorites over the years have been, Pure Pwnage(canceled after a brief stint on tv), Red Vs. Blue, Penny Arcade, Angry Video Game Nerd, The Guild, and of course the ever so funny Zero Punctuation.

What are some of your favorite video game inspired humor?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Silent Hill Movie to Bring Iconic Nurses Back

Silent Hill: Revelation, which is slated for a 2012 release.

Anyone who has played the Silent Hill games will remember the super creepy nurses, well they coming to the sequel, and I can't wait. While the first movie wasn't 100% in cannon with the games; it was however told well enough to have me excited to see another flick based on the cursed land of Silent Hill.

Friday, June 24, 2011

1983 Cult Movie War Games to get "Reboot"

The director of King of Kong is rumored to be heading up the reboot of one of my favorite childhood films. I sincerely  hope if and when this movie gets made it will have a much more evolved AI Joshua.
The world has changed so much since 1983, the games played in War Games were very simplistic games by today's standards, so the idea of a reboot confounds me a little, I just can't wrap my head around what kinds of games Joshua will be playing. In 1983 the games were all text and ASCII art on PC, The difference between games then and now is like comparing an amoeba to a human. It makes me wonder if Joshua will have robotic parts to use controllers/mouse/keyboard or will be directly interfacing in games electronically. And well, lets face it, if Joshua plays an FPS everyone will be crying "AIM BOT" :)

I think the unsung greatness of the origonal WarGames was the great chemistry on screen between Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. Lets just pray that the movie has a great casting director and they will make sure to have readings of actors together to ensure that great chemistry that made the first film amazing is represented in the reboot.

Robin to make an appearance in Batman Arkham City

Game retailer Best Buy announced that Robin, the Boy Wonder will be available as  an exclusive pre-order character for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City. 
The retailer published a single image of the character. 

Additionally, the pre-order will come with two additional challenge maps: Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. 
We don't know whether Robin will be offered as a downloadable character later on, but it wouldn't be too much of a stretch. 
While supplies last, pre-order the game for an exclusive downloadable Robin character. Robin is a fully playable character in the new and improved challenge mode in Batman: Arkham City. The Tim Drake Robin pack is available exclusively to fans who pre-order the game from Best Buy on Xbox 360, PC and PS3. 
Robin comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and will be playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack: Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. 
The pack will also contain a bonus Red Robin character skin.

Bioshock Infinite: Characters Backstory

More great backstory on character's and what's going on in Bioshock Infinite. I don't know about you, but the more I see the more and more I get excited about this game. It's going to be so awesome to  have an interactive partner.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever

Many things have been written about Duke Nukem Forever. There seems no end to the tyrades of people who love to point out every flaw, or to over exagerate the slightest of issues. The one thing few people have said, is that it's fun. I enjoyed Duke Nukem Forever just as much as Duke Nukem 3d back in 1995, when I was 20 years old.

Now, I don't mean to say there isn't room for improvement.  I think overall today people expect too much from every aspect of life. It seems reasonable expectations have gone the way of the dodo and if a thing isn't flawless then it is to be shunned. I know many people have steered away from Duke's latest game due to the 12+ years of development and because reviews for it have been brutal.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Game of Thrones

My media intake is constantly through the roof, I watch movies and tv pretty much every moment I'm not playing video games. While I do watch so much, there is still much that falls below my radar. Game of Thrones has been on the edge of my radar since it was announced, although there was never such great talk among my circles as to draw me to it. That is until my friend Renda, from Line Zero and Pink Fish Press asked me about it; the tipping point had been reached and I needed to watch it.

Armed with nothing better to do with my day and a vague interest in the contents of the show, I began watching Game of Thrones. The setting is a fictional land with well thought out and diverse civilizations. For the most part the primary characters are Noblemen, so there is alot of politics and backstabbing.  The casting for the showing is absolutely top notch, my favorite characters being, Eddard Stark(Sean Bean) and Tyrion Lannister(Peter Dinklage). Game of Thrones has a very large ensemble cast and picking out the best performances would be a very difficult task as all of the characters are so well played that they are believable and enjoyable.   It's hard to concieve that it was spawned from a series of books and games, since translation to the home screen rarely carries over well.

Monday, June 13, 2011

LA Noire

I had the pleasure of borrowing this game from a friend recently. While a very enjoyable game, I would almost classify it as interactive entertainment. It seems to be a game that is impossible to fail at the few minor failures I faced in cases were easily fixed; with no repercussions. While the face reading does have a bit of a learning curve to it it becomes easy and repetitive after awhile.  I unintentionally screwed a few cases up simply by playing too tired and driving myself; as it turns out I am terrible at driving 40's style cars dead tired. So I managed to  bang up quite a few cars and public property landing me several cases completed with 2 or 3 stars. Rather than the 5 stars I was acquiring under more ideal circumstances; Luckily for me the game allows you to replay cases without playing the entire game again.  I was after all tearing through town like the devil was on my coat tails most of the time.

Spoilers after the jump.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bioshock Infinite: A Little Backstory about Skylines

It impresses me that they took a moment to consider what these skylines were
intended to be used for. Giving thought to the background of characters and
plot devices in games gives them much more depth and in my opinion makes
them a lot more enjoyable.  I would much rather play something thought out
than half imagined.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

World of Minecraft

I have never found myself attracted to the idea of paying monthly to play a game such as Warcraft.  Fundamentally I just cannot justify the total expenditure these kinds of games entail; both in time and in cold hard cash.  The quests and story lines always seemed too paper thin to bridge the gap between my love of gaming, and my love of role-playing. I played Dungeons and Dragon's 2nd and 3rd editions every weekend for 10 years, I also had the privileged of playing with some of the best while under the best Dungeon Master's one could hope to play. The stories were imaginative, well thought out and considered, the characters were unique, and the adventures were in a word; Epic.  So the "thinness" of Wow has always kind of disgusted me, and made me wonder; What on earth is making them so profitable, what is it that brings people paying hard earned cash monthly?

Minecraft seems to be the latest craze in games that offer no story, and manages to entertain with sheer busy work.  Digging, crafting, defending from creepers.  While customization, and creating things is most definitely an enjoyable part of a games I just cannot find myself entertained by that alone, they are great features to add to  a game, but in themselves. I'd rather not try to be entertained by droll busy work of what is to be a game. The obsession among it's fans borders on rabid fandom. It has become nearly impossible to view any kind of gaming news online without seeing 15 articles about Minecraft.

Humor image boards as well as Twitter, and Facebook, all abound with conversation of Minecraft. A Game I have Zero interest in. Perhaps it's time I find a game no one else is interested in and talk about it non stop in as much detail as I possibly can muster. Topspin perhaps?  Or maybe I could go into  great detail of a game of Mahjong, or there was that time I was surrounded by Ghosts in Pacman, and barely managed to escape their evil clutches.

Some games just seem to have an "it" factor, some ineffable quality that makes them popular beyond reason.  Perhaps their success lies within their vast communities and the kinship therein; or maybe the players of these games use a lot of imagination to see them as far more than they are, but rather what they wish them to be.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Car Woes

Ugh, I don't know what to do, my car has been broken down for about a year, and I can't afford to get it fixed, I hate to have to sell it as a junk car, but my apartments are going to have it towed soon if I don't do something. I need help :(

It doesn't start, just makes noise when I turn the key, someone told me they thought it might be the fuel pump.
I bought this car brand new 10 years ago, I paid thousands for it in it's life and I really hate to get rid of it,
especially since I can't afford a new one, living on a very low fixed income.

Doctor Who Spoiler Alert: A Good Man Goes to War

Click Read More to View My Spoiler Filled Theory

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Having a little fun at Fast Food joints

1. Ask if they want fries with the money

2. Order an item from another place (i.e. the 8pc. original bucket)

3. Ask for extra meat

4. Order a Big Mac in a Crispy Chicken box (or something similar)

5. Order an apple pie box

6. Order a sundae without the container

7. Ask them to make sure the cow is dead this time

8. Ask for change for a penny; when they say they can't, ask if they really want your business or not

9. Say no when they ask if they can take your order

10. Ask if you can talk to Ronald

11. Repeat everything they say

12. When they repeat the order, say that's not right, then repeat it exactly as they did

13. Ask how much the sign outside cost

14. Tell them Ray Kroc is outside

15. If they say that he's dead, respond "Not anymore!"

16. Recite Hamlet's entire soliloquy, adding "cheeseburger" at various places

17. Specify the order is to go

18. Order a roll of toilet paper

19. Order a Big Mac without the Mac

20. Ask if they have Small Mac's because you're not very hungry

21. Question them as to how to say "French Fries" in Italian

22. Hand them your garbage sack, and ask if they can recycle it

23. Ask for 45 mints and 1 French Fry, no salt

24. Order a box of napkins

25. Ask what kind of ketchup they use, then order 40 of the little paper containers for it

26. Order a semicolon

27. Try to work the words "downloading" and "FTP" into the conversation

28. Tell them you came to "get a few"

29. Order a value meal one higher than what they have, or maybe just ... "Yeah, I'll take a #27, super-sized" (then ... "Well you had it YESTERDAY!)

30. Ask if they take American Express

31. Order the source code to a cheeseburger

32. Make modem-like noises

33. Ask for a Quarter with a large side order of

34. Refer to ordering as "uploading".

35. Ask if this is really McDonald's, or just another JFK cover-up

36. Say "Testing, testing 1 2 3 ..."

37. Drive in backwards

38. If the restaurant has two windows, ask where the third is

39. Say, "I'm sorry, I must have the wrong number." Then pull away normally.

40. Make sure they know that you want "pepperoni and extra cheese" on that

41. Recite your order in poem form

42. ... and begin it with "A poem - by Henry Gibson"

43. Use large words, such as "condiments" and "intermingled." For example, "Please do not intermingle the condiments on the quarter pound of beef that is going to be specially made for my possession."

44. Ask if its the party to whom you are speaking.

45. If they sound irritated or are laughing, tell them "please treat the order box with respect"

46. Ask for a cheeseburger with a view.

47. Repeat everything they say.

47.5 Repeat everything they say.

48. Ask if they can give you the fries without putting them through "that horrible torture of cooking."

49. Scream "Call 911!" and speed away

variation: scream "Call 912!" and speed away

50. Say your favorite lines from movies. i.e., I canna do it Captain! She's gonna blow!, Show me the MONEY!, or Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?.... Fries? I don't need no stinking fries!