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Back from the dead!

Hey what's up all? Don't remember me? Sorry, I haven't had any time to really do anything. School started not that much homework though, just more being with friends and such. Sooooo the only game I've gotten since my last blog is Scribblenauts... and it's amazing! not to mention the kick ass hat that comes with it! I've only gotten through the first two worlds but it's definitely fun! There's nothing like wearing a silly hat, holding a sword while riding on a Pterodactyl with a crown on.

Taking a step away form games for a second, I saw "9" last night... and I wasn't blown away. Not Tim Burton's best especially since he made on of my favorite movies

Though that's not to say that the concept of 9 wasn't good. It was pretty cool, but they just didn't explain enough. What it's about isbasically machines are turning on humans and pretty much everyone is dead. Simple but they don't really tell you that till half way through. If they had started with how this war started and why this dude made these little sack guys and then went on with the movie they could have made it a lot better and longer. Leading me to my last point, this movie is only about an hour and fifteen minutes and they really could have added to it. So all-in-all just an okay movie with some creepy images and good concept. Probably should have seen District 9 but it was still fun being at the movie with my friends.

Well, I played the Bioshock demo, and it was another let down. It was fun but short and there was so much they could have showed you that they didn't. I loved the atmosphere, it was creepy at all the right times and at other times they just wanted to show the sheer scale of Rapture. I really wanted to do a Big Daddy fight or something like that but I guess the demos are free so you shouldn't expect every bit of the game to be shown in it. thought the cinematic after the demo did make up for the rest.

Last order of business, I'm working on a new Banner and Avatar for myself. My current one is getting stale I guess so to freshen things up I'm gonna change it. Here is the avatar.

Deadpool_SteveXLR_Avi.jpg picture by SteveXLRDeadpool, yeah!

The banner's not done and it won't fit so I guess you'll just have to wait.

So tell me what you think. See ya next time!

~Steve~

Demopalooza!

Hello all, first I just want to hit a quick thing. I'm back at school so expect fewer blogs, I'll try to do one or two a week. Just thought I'd say that.

Okay! Well I've been playing a lot of demos lately and been having fun. Right now I have the Wet demo up and the Bioshock one thatI have yet to play and Mini Ninjas is still coming. So I guess I'll just be talking about the Wet demo. It's being done by Bethesda which is really weird because the only things they've really done is Oblivion and Fallout both RPG's. Whereas Wet here is a shooter, a surprisingly fun shooter. So you play as Rubi... that's it, nothing else explained. Chasing Simmons, some due with a case you want... and he sorta looks like a chimp. So that's how it starts, you're Rubi, you have two pistols with a never-ending supply of bullets, a sword, and a bunch of Asian dudes on your ass that need killing. Oh, and to top it all off you can slow down time whenever you jump, slide, or wall run. The demo showed off 4major parts of the game, regular combat and acrobatics. Arena combat where you have to kill spawn points with tons of enemies. Ruby vision where cool music plays, the screen is basically all red, people bleed what looks like whitemilk, and you get full auto weapons.Then the last is the quick time event segments, or as Yahtzee one of my favorite game reviewers would call it, "Press X to not die". But this one is unique, It's not some 10 second thing the randomly throw at you, it's a mini level in it self. The one in the demo is you jumping from car to car but also taking out enemies too, and it just makes the QTE parts more fun. After that it just ends, so did I like it? Yeah! loved it and I really want to see Bethesda not just make it a shoot-em-up but a shoot-em-up with a story. Will I get this the day it comes out? No, right now it seems great, but not enough to get it the day it comes out. Besides, then that's be two games in one day! Scribblenauts is on the 15th too. Also I'm broke, so yeah... :P

Wow that was a lot of writing there.

Okay now for the PS3 Software update... sorta lame. They gave the friends thing an ugly grey box... thinnnng... and now the background is all purple and sparkling. So i immediately changed it to the Batman AA theme (FTW!) Then the last thing the added was pointless things that give you shortcuts into certain parts of PSN. The only really useful thing added was the "What's new thing tells you about any new DLC for games you have. Yeah, fail...

Last thing, keep sending me your PSN's, always love a good CoD4 match, Fat Princess, or some TF2!

I'll probably talk about Mini Ninjas and Bioshock next! Hurray for the New and the Old! And in the mean time here's a pic of Rubi, just for fun.

~Steve~

No clever title today.

Well yeah... i couldn't think of any clever title for this blog. Sorry all you out there with clever title fetishes... and stuff. Well first i just want to talk about Batman Arkham Asylum. I'm having a lot of fun with this game, I'm only about 3% or 4% in the game but I've gotten a good taste of all the games features. I love doing the Riddler challenges and they all vary in difficulty and how you solve them which adds to the fun of the game. The only thing that i don't like is the camera placement, it could have been a bit higher but it works well enough. And just as a side note it has a very Metroid Prime feel from the upgrades, detective mode (scan visor), and mix of combat and puzzles.So all in all I like it so far, I'll post a first impressions later.

Now for a short rant to game developers trying to just cash in on the Wii. Thiswas sparked by the announcement a few weeks ago of Call Of Duty 4 coming to the Wii.Game devs are just trying to make a quick buck off the Wii without even thinking about fans. With CoD4 their just going after all the gamers out there wish they could have been one of those to get the game when it firstcame out. Now that it's been announced they're all rejoicing when really it's a big slap in the face, getting a 2 year old stripped-down port with crappy (at best) graphics. And even if you ignore the brand name and it were just called "Super Shooty Killer Guy Extreme" it'd sell great because it's a shooter alone. Rant over, yay!

Almost completed inFamous, noto the lst district. Not much else, till next time!

~Steve~

Slimmed down

Hey! I'm back! So today I'm doing a short sorta filler blog. I just want to ask, is the new PS3 slim seem better or the same as the older models? Me personally, the only selling point on the whole thing is the price. I got my PS3 for $350, so the new Slim 80GB's price of $299 is only a 50 dollar difference for me.

Here are some of the changes made on the slim.

Physical buttons - No On/Off switch in back - Half the size of PS3 - Dull finish - "PS3" engraved in front- $299 ($399 for 160GB)

Compared to the current model.

Touch sensitive buttons - ON/Off in back - Bulkier - Shined/glossy finish - "PLAYSTATION 3" on front - $399 ($499 160GB)

So for me this wasn't really earth shattering, but if some cool thing like bringing back BC to the slim then I'd trade my PS3 and PS2 in for it, maybe. Post your thoughts, and if you plan to get a PS3 tell me so I know to add you! :P

~Steve~

I'm Batman! Are you?

Why hello. What is this strange thing here? Oh yes a blog, I haven't done an actual one in a while. (I don't consider question answer things blogs) First things first, the Batman Arkham Asylum Demo. I've been having a lot of fun with this demo. It's only about 20 to 30 minutes long but in that time it shows off all the game's best features. The beautiful cut scenes, the combat, and the stealth game play. This game is definitely more than just a simple brawler, a lot more. It's a perfect combination of lots of different game play mechanics that just don't seem to fit together when you think about it, but Batman does it right. I've played the demo nearly 7 times and each combat and stealth experience have been different. I'm convinced that this game is going to be awesome an I've already preordered it.

Speaking of preorders, While I was at it I went for Scribblenauts. No it was not just for the hat... okay yes it was but still this game looks incredibly innovative and fun. Being able to solve a problem almost a thousand different ways is some major replay value, and just the fact you can summon up almost any noun is awesome alone. So yeah this game is looking amazing and I know it's way way way to soon to tell but... do I smell GOTY? :shock: Oh and if you're wondering here is the hat I mentioned above.

Pretty sweet eh!?

In other news I've made my own blog on blogspot. It's called Idiotocracy, but words can't do it justice so here is the picture i made as an icon for it.

Cool... hmmm? Hmmm!?

It's basically just to have more people be able to read my blogs and see my art work... and it has a cool name. But hey maybe I'll start to do some exclusives for it. Maybe. Or not. FOLLOW ME!!!!! on blogspot. Or not. IDIOTOCRACY!

Okay, done with that. Valkyria Chronicles is plenty of fun, except the parts where the people talk and talk and talk. Which is almost always, so I have to say that I often get mixed messages of fun, boredom, and aneurysms from the sheer amount of text and dialog in this thing. So If you like turn based strategy with a shooter twist and life threatening stoppages of blood give Valkyria Chronicles a go!

Jeez, long blog! Well if you actually read this whole thing, you deserve a cookie. If you actually read this whole thing without getting an aneurysm, you deserve two cookies. Finally if you have no idea what an aneurysm is look it up! and then take a cookie. Until next time!

~Steve~

So many questions so little time

Here's the other 41 questions sorry about the delay.

41. Do you pass on chain letters? - Never

42. What do you do for fun at home? - Answer your many stupid questions.

43. Can you wiggle your ears? - Can you?

44. Why did the chicken cross the road? - Suicide reasons

45. Do you like your voice? - Sure *shrugs*

46. Are you good at receiving/giving compliments? - Yeah

47. Have you ever won a contest? - *sob*

48. What are you using for your messenger avatar/icon? - Just look!

49. Can you imitate something/someone well? - Myself

50. What's your favorite amusement park? - The one with the rides.

51. Do you have any REAL autographs (not the cheap ones on posters!) of famous people? - No

52. Do you cry easily? - *sob* *sniff* *sniff*

53. What's something you do at home that you don't do in public? - Act normal

54. What do you think about girlfriends? - Nice

55. What's something you regret doing as a child? - I REGRET NOTHING!!!

56. Have you ever met a gay person? -Yes

57. Where do you think wind comes from? - The wind factory in the sky.

58. Do you like sour cream? - What!?

59. What color are your fingernails? - Are you trying to say something!?

60. Do you like animal crackers? - meow

61. Can you do a split? - I am a male. I think we're done here.

62. What do you smell like? - Me

63. Have you ever done anything stupid at a drive through? - No... seriously ask better questions.

64. Do you like to use song lyrics that relate to you? - Don't know

65. Do you have a problem with odd numbers? - The cheeky bastards

66. What's something you're proud of? - My art

67. Do you think you'd be a cool teacher? - Never

68. What are your pet peeves? - The word Pet Peeve

69. Do you know what the number 69 represents? - This question?...

70. How do you pronounce "caramel"? - caramel

71. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you like to be? - An iguana, why? Because... I don't know!

72. Are you the jealous type? - I hope you die

73. Do you keep a journal/diary? - This blog.

74. Have you ever used Xanga? - ?

75. Do you have a made-up language/alphabet? - No

76. What fingers do you use to type? - My middle ones, want to see them?

77. Is there something you need to have/to do to be able to sleep? - Several trained sheep

78. What day is it tomorrow? - The day after today.

79. What time is it now? - Time to buy a watch! Har har har.

80. Do you believe humans evolved from monkeys? - How bout you ask God?

81. What's your favorite board game? - Chutes and Ladders!!!

~Steve~

40 questions. Now with 100% more answers!

Well there's nothing to really blog (except CastleCrashers comming to PSN!!!)so I figured I'd let everyoneget to know me a little better! So here is the first 40 of 81 questions.

1. Do you like your name? - Yeah

2. Have you ever wished to be your opposite sex? - Regular chick, never. Lesbian, yeah.

3. If you were to have children, what would you name them? - Rambo and Wyatt

4. Do you even like kids? - If their hypothetical nonexistent ones, yes.

5. What time do you usually go to sleep on a weekday? On a weekend? - 11:00 and 11:00

6. What's your favorite word? - Idiotocracy

7. Have you ever tYpED lYk dIs at some point in your life? - no

8. What's your dream career? - Comic book artist.

9. If you could be any other race, what would you be? - Black

10. What are you listening to right now? - The voices in my head.

11. Grab any book by you, turn to page 69 and type out the last full sentence here: "He felt resentful" -iRobot

12. Do you like country music? Rap? - BURRRRRRN!!!!!

13. How would you like to die? - Sorry but I haven't exactly planed my death out yet.

14. Do you like taking pictures (not necessarily of yourself)? - Sure... from death to taking pictures, you're all over.

15. Do you use ":]" a lot? - No

16. Are your neighbors annoying? - Yes, and old.

17. Ice cream or Popsicles? - Ice Cream. Ever since seeing Watchmen and reading it I have sworn never to eat a blue Popsicle... EVER!

18. What was the last thing you drank? - Milk

19. The last time you left your house? Where did you go? - Outside

20. Are you loving life? - Yeah

21. Do you like the way you write? - Sure

22. What's your favorite animal? - A lemur

23. How many times have you used the restroom today? - Oh darn, I forgot to keep record of the number of times I used the toilet today. I knew it would have come in handy.

24. Are you hungry right now? - Sure

25. Turn on your TV (unless it's already on). What's playing? - And if I decide not to?

26. Do you like video games? - *Goes into other room to see Wii, PS3, and DS* I think you have your answer.

27. What's your favorite Pokemon? - Charmander, he's a lizard that shoots fire!

28. What was the last thing you watched on YouTube? - Storm Dain's Adventure with inFamous.

29. Are you cool with bugs? - Some

30. Do you like Halloween? - Free candy and dressing up like a lunatic... YEAH!

31. What do you want for your birthday/Christmas? - My two front teeth and an anti-stupid question laser.

32. Have you ever fasted? - No

33. What's going on tomorrow? - Stuff

34. Are you doing well in school? - Yes

35. Do you have online friends? - This and the last two questions have led me to believe you're stalking me.

36. Do you think you're popular? - To an extent.

37. How much money's in your wallet? - $0.00 and some store cards.

38. When was the last time you laughed really hard? - Ummmmm, yesterday.

39. What's on the cover of your science binder? - Blue

40. Do you believe there's such thing as an non-racist person? - You really are all over with these stupid questions!

~Steve~

*yawn* Feeling Sleepy

Don't know if you already know or could tell from the title, but I'm at level 24 "I Fell Asleep!." Aren't I so clever :P Anyways, for this blog I'm going to do my first impressions of Assassin's Creed and The Orenge box both for PS3, Valkiria Chronicles is still shipping but I'll do that one soon.

Assassin's Creed (So far)

What I liked: Me being a fan of the Hitman series I like the assassinations, finding your target, secretly picking off guards and then striking. The visuals are freaking amasing! Huge cities to explore. One of the best parts is also the chases, running from guards and hiding is very satisfing.

What I didn't like: The fact that guards will attack you randomly. Example, When traveling to your next destination there isn't much to do no missions just view points so you want to get to the action ASAPso you go fast of course. But then every guard out of Camalot decides you need to die and chase you down. The same thing happens in cities, stand to clos to one and they try killing you. I'm also not to fond of the plot, It's not like they couldn't have set up a plot any other way. It could have just been that you are an assassin and you have to kill people for the church, simple. The lst thing is that the side missions get very repeditive.

Out of the 5 games on the Orange Box Ive Played Portal and TF2 SO I'm just doing those two.

Portal

Liked: The best humor I've ever heard in any game ever. The fact that it's just so creative. Good learning curve. Fun puzzles. Never repeditive.

Didn't like: That there's nothing to not like.

Team Fortres 2

Like: All the classes are fun to use. Funny. Love the art style of the characters.Great visuals.

Didn't like: Very little diversity in maps. No DLC on PS3 unlike PC and 360 versions. Strictly online only no local deathmatch or story mode. Moreexperienced players take advantage of glitches for cheap kills.

That's all for impressions and if you haven't already sent me your PSN do it now and we can play on Little Big Planet, Modern Warfare, and Team Fortress 2! See you next time.

~Steve~

Asking of a favor.

That favorbeing that you chech out the G-Source News blog which may or may not be changed to "The Red Button Blog". What it is rightnow is a blog that Me and Joey (Superdance14) run, and is mainly focusing on our comic "The Red Button". So just check it out and follow us if you liked it. We update it about once a week so keep in touch! Thanks. Here is a link.

The Orange Boxand Valkiria Chronicles are currently shipping! Can't wait to play every one in TF2!

~Steve~

Another one bites the dust...

Billy Mays is the most recent in a list of five celebs to die recently. Who's next? and which ones are even real?

RIP Billy Mays

Now for a quick question, I have $80 to spend, what are some fun PS3 games to invest in? I definatly want Assassin's Creed and The Little Big Planet Metal Gear DLC. So please help.

Also, My Wii is officialy online. My friend Code is 4769-5285-1268. So post yours and I'll see you on Brawl. In other news, CoD4 came in and I live it, online is really fun and I'm not too bad at it. I just got a Graphic Tablet for my birthday so here is a first look at a drawing I made, it was inspired by Penny Arcade's Automata.

Rate out of 10

Thats all for now see yah.

~Steve~