Pic of the Day Performance 2-pack!

30 05 2009

Ok, the pic I’m posting today may seem like a little bit of a cop-out, so I’m posting two pics! Besides, while the first is AWESOME, it doesn’t quite warrant its own POTD.

So, without further ado…

Pictured: Spiral energy put to its best possible use.

Pictured: Spiral energy put to its best possible use.

Vanilla Ice, eat your heart out. Now, for the second pic…

Pictured: The most catchy robotic idol ever.

Pictured: The most catchy robotic idol ever.

A pic I was sent of the songstress from the earlier video. Pretty cool background! If you loved the video, here you go.


Video: Miku singing “Po Pi Po,” a song about veggies.

29 05 2009

This has been stuck in my head all dang day. Go listen to it a few million times. Credit to wispersiichan for the video.

Anyone know where I can get some green vegetable juice?

Pic of the Day: General Vader & Soldiers of Thunder

29 05 2009

I was messing around with timed posts (and failed) so here’s a double helping for yesterday and today!

For yesterday, is there any general you could truly say you’d walk into laser fire without much fear, besides a deity of some kind?

Well, nerds rejoice, your General has arrived!

Pictured: The easiest way to get nerds on your side in a war.

Pictured: The easiest way to get nerds on your side in a war.

And for today, a pic for you nerds looking forward to Modern Warfare 2!

Pictured: What every fratboy playing an FPS likes to pretend he looks like.

Pictured: What every frat boy playing an FPS likes to pretend he looks like.

Well, there’s that for today. Here’s to more vigilant Pics of the Day!

Pic of the Day: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

27 05 2009
Pictured: My childhood heroes the way I always imagined them.

Pictured: My childhood heroes the way I always imagined them.

My gosh…. they look even more epic than my childhood mind allowed them to appear in my mind… simply fantastic.

As with yesterday, if someone knows the artist, lemme know so I can shower them with praise.

Also, as with every picture I post, if you want to see the full size image, just right click (or control click) and “View image.” I ESPECIALLY recomend this for He-man and today’s pic.

Pic of the Day: Legend of the Pac Man

26 05 2009
Pictured: Poster for the upcoming Pac-Man animated movie... okay, okay... REALLY PICTURED: Epic Pac-Man re-imagining

Pictured: Poster for the upcoming Pac-Man animated movie... okay, okay... REALLY PICTURED: Epic Pac-Man re-imagining

This is definitely how any game featuring that chomping pellet-eater Pac Man should be. Cmon, you KNOW it would be amazing this way.

If anyone knows the source, tell me so I can lavish it with credit!

Movie Monday: Terminator Salvation

25 05 2009
Pictured: The most boring Terminator Ive ever seen.

Pictured: The most boring Terminator I've ever seen.

So, like with Star Trek, I went to a Wednesday preview showing of Terminator Salvation, and like most Terminator fans, I was salivating for Salvation. Then the movie started. As always, if you don’t want spoilers, just avoid the green paragraphs.

This movie sucked. I can actually say with certainty that the only real enjoyment I found in the first two-thirds of the movie came from me and a friend mocking Christian Bale every time he said anything. Every time John Conner said anything, we added how it was distracting, and how he and that actor/robot/vehicle were done, professionally.

(For the two people who didn’t get that joke, it’s about Bale yelling at a guy for walking in his light and being, in his words, “@#$%^%ing distracting.” It also spurred a five minute yelling session from the angry crybaby actor. Youtube “Christian Bale freak out.”)

Not that John Conner was the main character. Yup, you heard right. The previews have lied to you. The main character is the interesting, yet totally gypped, due to editing, Marcus. That being said…

The entirety of the first half of the movie is terribly predictable. From the very first shot, I predicted a majority of the movie. With proper editing, the movie’s suspense could have been top notch and the plot could have actually flowed. An hour in, I actually nearly fell asleep and asked my girlfriend if she was just as bored as I was. She was. Now, time for the spoilers.

In the first scene, we learn about a guy on death row who sells his body to Dynacorp, so we are instantly like, Terminator, lulz. If that wasn’t enough, we then see him emerging from a burning Skynet tower in Conner’s adult time. So, most everyone puts two and two together and realizes he’s a Terminator.

However, the movie then beats us over the head with it, making him do impossible things, time and time again. He hits a flying machine with a four-way and destroys it in a single hit, people break their fists on his face, he hits rocks at a couple hundred miles an hour to no damage. At this point, I’m yawning, knowing he’s a Terminator for an hour now, and THEN they play it off as some big shock, showing you his inner workings.

In addition, they overplay a hook on the back of a tow truck for the better part of five minutes, as well as a scene where the Terminator, named Marcus, is gunned down by the resistance, finally trying to make it seem cool that he suddenly shows battle damage.

Now, if the movie had started with Marcus yelling in a burning ruin, then the title, then his introduction and battle, underplaying his super-heroism, and then suddenly showed the flashback just before revealing his half-machine nature, it could have been really dramatic.

But those problems are passable, even if it IS a simple editing fix that could have saved the movie and made it interesting. The real two problems I had with the movie, that were BLOODY DISTRACTING, were the lack of a soundtrack and poor pacing.

The soundtrack was more than minimal. If I read the ending credits correctly, there were only FOUR SONGS. They play a Guns ‘n Roses Song for six seconds or so, as well as an Alice in Chains song for the same duration. In addition, they play (according to the credits) the theme from Terminator 1 and 2. They still released a soundtrack, but of the ten people I saw it with, no one remembers the songs playing during the movie even once past the opening credits. Also, for no reason, they say the title twice in the opening. Why? Who knows.

The pacing was bad. REALLY bad, going from a scene where someone was talking peacefully with a girl to INSTANT ACTION with no transition. No wipe, no music, just a scene switch that makes my highschool home movies look like gems.

Also, by the end of the movie, nothing has happened, at all.

They destroyed one Skynet tower, with hundreds left, or so they say, meaning NOTHING HAPPENED. In fact, the only enjoyable part was the Arnold impersonator showing up near the end and the final fight sequence.

In the end, I feel like I spent 2 hours feeling like I had watched a boring 3 hour movie. Skip this nonsense.

GG gives this mess 3 / 10

(4 with Bale’s freak out lines inserted.)

Until next time guys, we’re done professionally. -GG

Glitch of the Week: Final Fantasy 7

25 05 2009
Pictured: The begining of terrible FF games, with the exception of 9.

Pictured: The begining of terrible FF games, with the exception of 9.

This one is about a classic game, albeit not nearly as classic as FF6, 4, etc.

It all started when my step-cousin loaned me the game, back when I had no idea what constituted an RPG. I found myself swept up in the first disc’s cyberpunk setting and interesting characters.

So, I was sorely disapointed by the later levels, and subsequent fanboy-ism that plagues the game to this day. It was a good game. Not a great game. And Tetsuya Nomura can fall off a cliff into something painful, if the lord is merciful to gamers.

Anyhow, I was in the Shinra tower, when Sephiroth murders everyone, leaving the party a trail of blood to follow. However, every time I would go to enter Rufus’ office, the game would fade to black, and the disc would never read.

I tried time and time again, with no results. Then I got angry, but first, an explanation for the faulty disc.

You see, my step cousin had the game, the system, and no memory card. So all he and his family ever played was the first reactor. After a while, his little brothers and sisters threw the disc around, and with no desire to play a 60 hour game in one sitting, they were allowed to use disc one as a frisby in the gravel driveway, causing massive gashes and severe damage to the underside of the game.

Now, many would argue, “GG, this isn’t a glitch, that’s an error!” But the glitch is still to come. For this is the day my data-corrupting powers glitched not game, but reality.

In my fury and desperation, I took the disk tot he bathroom, nickle in hand. There, I furiously scratched the ENTIRE underside of the disk, over and over again, then massaged it with toothpaste and soap, rinsed, and slammed the battered (and now cracking) disk back into my console.

And with that, Rufus’ office loaded, and on I went with my game.

Until next time, don’t get any ideas. -GG