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The Mask meets The Matrix....

Posted by Selbonaut On 2011-01-27 2 comments

Bollywood style!

MeatWater - Mmmmmm

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-26 2 comments

You have to admire someone for having the balls to actually make meat flavored water. From this fine company you can get protein enriched water in over 50 flavors such as: Beef Jerky, BBQ Wings, Liverwurst Sandwich, Haggis, Sashimi, Hungarian Gulash and many other, uh, intriguing flavors. 

If you end up trying one of these, let us know how it turned out.

3D Better!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-25 2 comments

You know what sucks about 3D? The damn glasses, that's what! I mean, who in their right mind wants to wear glorified sunglasses to watch a movie? Well, as it turns out some strange bearded Frenchman has discovered a revolutionary way to enjoy 3D without glasses. Prepare for the future my friends!

Let's Create Something!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-24 7 comments

Hey Schitt-heads! Most of you hosers I know personally, some I don't know at all, but the following invitation is open (for the time being) to anyone who you think may want to contribute.
Those who do know me know that for the last couple years I've been periodically mumbling about wanting to do something creative with my friends. In an ideal world this is something marketable, that could potentially lead towards creating something successful enough to allow us to work for ourselves. Naturally, no one bothered to bring my dream to life, so I'm taking the reins and seeing if we can't get this ball rolling!
I want to create something in collaboration with my friends and I don't care what, yet. This is about leveraging our collective skills and interests to make something that intrigues us. 

For now I'm just looking to see who is interested, what they can bring to the table, and suggestions for a project or projects.

So, for me, I write for a living and have experience with all kinds of writing for most mediums. I have experience as a voice actor, producer, director, casting director. My interests tend towards pop culture, history, religion, video games, movies and cooking. I'm interested in producing a film, video game, app, comic book and that's all that's leaping to mind at the moment.

Now, it's your turn. Jump aboard and let's take control of our futures!

Choose your Apocalypse

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-21 6 comments

Every Mans Dream?

Posted by Selbonaut On 7 comments

I. Just. Don't. Know...

Posted by James Davie On 3 comments

Best revew eva!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-19 1 comments

7 Billion

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-17 2 comments

For God's sake people,  use some birth control!!

Medal of Awesomeness

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-01-16 4 comments

Holy shit, am I digging MoH (the new one on all Hi-Def platforms).  The Modern Warfare games are great too, but this game was clearly focused on delivering a very cleanly executed single player campaign.  I'm not sure how it is for length, yet, but I'll soon report back with a full review.

After the less than inspiring mechanic of Singularity, this is a much more up-tempo pace and I'm digging it (please note though, that Singularity did pick up toward the end...).

This, and a few of the titles I've picked up for the 360, should tide me over for a while.  I had high hopes of getting into some DC Universe Online, but it's $15/month, and let's be honest, I'll wait for Star Wars: The Old Republic before I start to shell out for a monthly game again.  I do plan to play some SW:TOR when it comes out in Apr/May/Jun.

My personal "must obtain and play" list for 2011 is as follows (in no particular order):
* Gears 3 (XBox)
* NFS: Hot Pursuit 2 (PS3)
* Dead Space 2 (PS3 most likely, the demo was fucking scary)
* Little Big Planet 2 (PS3, demo was awesome, grapples for the win!)
* Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC, and a monthly bum-humping $15 surcharge... fuck)
* Deux Ex Human Revolution (dunno which system I'll grab for yet, PS3 probably)
* Diablo III (PC)
* Uncharted 3 (PS3, one of my all time fav properties here)

Have you recently beaten a game that surprised you?  Write it up... been a while since any good full length game reviews.  I'll try to write up MoH when I'm done, doubt it will take me very long.  Maybe I'll contrast/compare it Singularity for schitt'zen'giggglez ;)

I am Jack's Stuffed Tiger

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-13 3 comments

Apparently people have been making comparisons between Fight Club and Calvin & Hobbes for years. News to me, but let's enjoy the Fight Club trailer as done through the art of Calivn & Hobbes together, shall we!

Evolution of the Batmobile

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2011-01-12 4 comments

I don't think any car has gone through as many revisions as the infamous Batmobile (Warning heinously large graphic). I counted 111 versions and I know of a couple off hand that I think are missing. Its amazing the production of these alone didn't run Wayne Enterprises into bankruptcy. Lets not forget all his other various bikes, planes, boats, submarines and other gadgets.

It is 2011 and 58 reasons that our wallets may be raped

Posted by Bairen On 2011-01-08 8 comments

So this is my first post. I will have to make it a good one.

I'm an avid gamer; I own a PC, Xbox 360, and previously older machines. Still waiting on getting that PS3. I have handhelds, and you wouldn't believe how comforting a PSP is to have in the hospital.

But my topic today isn't about that, it is about the 2011 releases for games coming out. We just don't need to look far to know that this year will be a large gaming year with all the announcements made, some at the VGAs and some prior, and I bet some to come.

Just among my top picks this year include:
Star Wars : The Old Republic; Dragon Age II; Batman Arkham City; Dues Ex : Human Revolution; Elder Scrolls V Skyrim; (if I had a PS3 Drake's Fortune 3); Mass Effect 3; Portal 2; Zelda Skyward Sword.

That is only to name a few. Here is a larger list done on a gaming website: Link to Originalgamster . I don't even have all the games I will buy on my list above. That is crazy nuts.

Have you ironed out the list you are going to have to sort through to optimize our free time? As I can see mine slow slipping away if I only played video games this year.


(French) Kids Say the Cutest Things!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-07 1 comments

Especially when they are trying to identify tech from the last 30 years. The little boy at around 2:36 is just for you, Kyro! (I don't mean that in the creepy way it appears...)

A Sound Investment

Posted by James Davie On 2011-01-06 2 comments

Meet the Marshall Minor Headphones. Never heard of Marshall Headphones? How 'bout Marshall Amplifiers? You've definitely seen/heard Marshall amps at some live musical gig at some point in your life, and if you've ever played an electrical stringed instrument you probably plugged it into a Marshall.

Well, last year the Marshall folks took their extensive knowledge of sound reproduction and began work on two sets of headphones. The first is the Majors, typical cans for those wanting larger phones, and the second release were the Minors, for those of us wanting a wee bit more portability.

Both sold out in their first day.

Shortly before Christmas I saw they were available again, and as I was in need of new headphones, I figured, "what the hell?"

They arrived at my door right after New Year's and I've been fiddling with them all week. I am pleased.

One of the first things you'll appreciate about the Minor's is the neat box they come in. It's a small cardboard box with all kinds of info on it, and is blessedly easy to open (die blister-packers, die!). Once you open the box the headphones are beautifully displayed (as seen above) and ready for your listening pleasure.

Design-wise the phones are pretty damn cool. Right off the bat you can't help but notice, and appreciate, the look of these things. They scream Marshall, especially the backs of the buds, which are made to look like the volume knobs on the iconic amps. Other stuff you can't help but to appreciate: the braided fabric cord to reduce tangling and improve durability, the gold-plated plug reminiscent of a guitar cord, and the integrated mic/remote for smartphones (which works fantastically). And no, you don't look like a total loser with volume knobs sticking out of your ears.

One element that I wasn't so sure about was the fit of the headphones. They look odd, and the fit is something new to me. Essentially they sit in your ear and the little nub on top of the bud "screws" into the ridge above your ear canal. When I first put them in it took a minute to get it right, but then I could barely feel the bud sitting there (except for the not inconsiderable weight). Once it's in though, it's in pretty damn solidly and takes a real effort to pull it out, so that's great news for using these while exercizing. Another bonus to this design is that the buds don't go into my ear canal, keeping them cleaner.

Yeah, but how about the sound, dammit? I'm getting there.

At first I wasn't impressed with the sound. It was ok. Not bad, not great, just ok. But then I discovered something in the bottom of the box: different sized nubs for the buds. I swapped out the size that came on the buds and found one that fit a bit more snug, and BAM, awesome sound. By far this is the richest sound I've ever experienced on under $100 small headphones. The bass was responsive, the mids and highs were clear. The sound is just great.

So the summary is this: if you need a small set of headphones, in particular one that will work nicely with your iPod/iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, etc and the design doesn't turn you off, then pick up a pair of these suckers. For a measly $60 you won't be disappointed!

NPH makin it tough on us...

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-01-04 5 comments

Does this make things easier for us to prove the worth of games as an art and entertainment medium? And with the casual gamers flocking to the motion control systems does it even matter anymore?

Nph, i used to love you, now I'm not so sure. For every step forward their is someone more than willing to long jump backwards. Fuck. Meh, at least by the time games are completely banned, I'll own enough to just replay them with impunity. Hell, I'll probably even pull out the PS2 again.

Aquaman Has A Small Dick

Posted by James Davie On 0 comments

I don't have cable anymore, so I frequently miss out on shows like Batman: The Brave & The Bold. You'll pardon me for thinking it was a kiddie show. Songs like the one featured below make me think otherwise...

Just as an extra FYI this is from an episode where Batman gets amnesia and decides to take over Gotham. That's him in the sleazy mustache and smoking cape.