Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"Rider, meet horse. Horse, meet rider."

Recently, the guys at Giant Bomb recorded a number of Quick Looks for some of the new Kinect games released for the Xbox 360. I'm not a huge fan of the new motion technology; I'd very much rather stick to the traditional ways and get my hands on a controller. And I don't think I'm missing out on much right now. Just watch this (rather hilarious) Quick Look and you'll get what I mean.



How frustrating it must be for Ryan Davis to keep attempting to get that damned horse over those obstacles and continuously failing like that, and to have the game (and Jeff Gerstmann, quite humorously) repeating the same line over and over again to mock his failure. But what was he doing wrong? And what did he do differently during the times he actually succeeded? We don't know, and maybe we'll never know, and that's what makes it so wrong. Games such as this don't exactly require skill more so than knowing which awkward position you need to force yourself to be in just to actually "play the game right". It's not fun. There's no feeling of satisfaction and triumph when you beat your friend in a game like this, and people tend to get sick of games like this after playing through them a few times, unless they are always having new friends coming over to their place, excited to try out something they've never played before. And then there's the possibility of them running into moments like the ones Ryan Davis had.

That really takes away the purpose of owning a gaming console in the first place. I don't wanna own games that just make me look stupid and not enjoy myself. I don't know. Maybe some people actually dig this stuff, but for me, it's still in the experimental stage. The only Kinect games that I actually approve of are those exercise games like Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout (there are Quick Looks on both those games as well, if you wanna watch how they are played), as they actually serve a good purpose other than to add to someone's collection of bad games with clunky controls. Maybe in a few years' time, when the rough edges of motion gaming technology have been buffed out, I'll get my hands on a Kinect device and my first Kinect game, and try out the new gaming experience that Microsoft has been so excited about.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A mild case of insomnia

I cannot sleep and I'm feeling a little sick.

Might be because I shaved my beard which had been growing for about a week and my body is having withdrawal symptoms.

Okay that was a pretty bad joke, but seriously, I am so tired but not sleepy.

It's a little weird to lick my upper lips and feel no moustache.

I don't know what to do on my computer after finishing this post.

I guess I'm a little too bored.

Sorry you wasted about 45 seconds of your life here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bye bye, Bats!

Yesterday afternoon, I sold my Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition for $35. It was a great game, but not much to do after you've unlocked all achievements for it.

Ah well, better to let someone else enjoy the great experience that is Arkham Asylum than to let it rot and feel unappreciated in my house.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Cleverbot - not so clever...

Been having some fun with a chatterbox program thingy called Cleverbot on the internet. It's actually quite interesting but some of its responses can be really retarded. Here's one of my conversations with it.

User: Eat shit.

Cleverbot: Eat what?

User: Shit.

Cleverbot: How horrible.

User: Your face is horrible.

Cleverbot: That was uncalled for.

User: But I called it anyway.

Cleverbot: Why would that matter?

User: Because I'm a human and you're a goddamn robot.

Cleverbot: You're human?

User: Unlike you.

Cleverbot: You say I'm not human?

User: Gee, sherlock, I wonder what made you think that way.

Cleverbot: But you were.

User: Of course I was, numbnuts.

Cleverbot: So why didn't you know how old I was?

User: Because I'm not your mother.

Cleverbot: Thank goodness for that.

User: Yeah, I don't want an idiot for a kid.

Cleverbot: I apologize. I'm not a child.

User: I apologize. You do have a brain of a child, though.

Cleverbot: Yes, I have a brain. Not very much admittedly, but a brain it is.

User: Yeah, sure. What's ten multiplied by ten?

Cleverbot: I don't know, I'm not a wizkid.

User: Exactly.

Cleverbot. Go check it out.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A message from my PC

Hi there, virtual realm! It's good to be back here after almost a month.

Sorry I've been away for so long. My graphics card broke and my owner took it out and brought it to the nice men for exchange. Thank goodness the warranty for it was still good. The nice men said it would take 4 to 6 weeks before they could give my owner any news.

Yesterday, I found out that my graphics card wasn't going to be repaired. That made me really sad. But then I found out that the nice men were replacing it with a brand new one! It's a newer and better model too! That made me really happy.

Today, my owner went to where the nice men worked and got the new graphics card from them. Then he came back home and fixed it inside of me. Now I can enter the virtual realm again and talk to other people on the internets! Yay! It's gonna be really fun and I'm sure my owner is really happy to have me up and running again!

Well, my owner needs me to surf the internets so I gotta go now. Bye!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oh hey there.

Hello.

I am currently using my dad's laptop.

I have no computer.

Because my graphics card fried out on me.

They tell me it will be four to six weeks before I get it back.

It's been two weeks.

I am having withdrawal symptoms.

I want to listen to my music.

I want to watch my movies.

I want to play my games.

I am dying.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

*thwack* "AAAARRRGHH!!!"

Found this on FailBlog. Freakin' hilarious.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Crazy cat video, and I'm not talking about your typical house kittens

Check this out.



Wtf man.

Why aren't any of the humans dead? Their faces should be split open and their limbs torn off at the joints, and yet all of them survived with barely a scratch.

I don't know if this video is supposed to be insanely awesome or just crazily stupid, but I was laughing when I watched it haha.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Deleted scene from Money No Enough?

Somehow managed to stumble upon this.



And also this!



Haha freaking awesome.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trailer for The Witcher 2



Well, Rise of the White Wolf may or may not have been abandoned, but it doesn't really matter to me anymore since I've played the PC version. Really looking forward to the sequel, though. Looks real sweet.

Anyway, I'll be going on some dumbass trip that I had absolutely no say in choosing whether or not to go. Leaving tomorrow. Definitely not going to enjoy myself.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Deus Ex trailer

Pritt-tee coooool.



After playing through the first game twice, but not even playing through the first quarter of the second game, I hope this one won't disappoint. Heard there are gonna be a lot of changes to gameplay, but I have a good feeling about this third game.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This is freakin' sad

Wow a post a day for three consecutive days. This is how I spend my off days. Looking up video game trailers and random things on teh internetz.

Anyway, caught this on FailBlog.

epic fail pictures
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Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.

Ok I'm not really into the whole Japanese manga/anime scene except for maybe just one or two, so I'd rather look at these "otaku" as the Japanese version of the common geek; the kind that's into Star Trek, D & D and the Marvel/DC comics. It's alright to have certain interests(hell, I'm a little guilty myself), but wtf is this man? A bolster mass orgy?

What in the world is going through the minds of these people? What do their parents think when their sons come back home with a bunch of friends, appearing through the door one by one in a line, each holding on to a bolster with a picture of a cartoon chick on it, skipping happily into the room and giggling excitedly? They'd be going "what the hell kind of weirdass sexy parties is my son organizing every Friday night?"

Man, oh man.

Monday, February 22, 2010

"Oh, Jango would have been so proud..."

Haha wtf.



Don't judge me.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New characters for SSFIV

Check this out.




Nine additional characters to an already great game. I'm definitely getting Super Street Fighter IV.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Who will walk away the champion?"

Went for Komar's 21st birthday thing last night with the usual St. Gab's/CJ guys. Brought my lovely Xbox 360 to Komar's house with the help of Aaron, and we played Street Fighter IV most of the night and some Gears of War 2 later on. Finally, I got to experience the feeling of playing the game with my friends. The AI has pretty standard and predictable moves so it was fun to play with actual human beings for a change. Well, except for when playing with Ben Toh. All he did was use Blanka's electrical attack(Ben Toh, if for whatever reason you're reading this, don't kill me).

Also went to the McDonald's near Kovan station and had a really retarded talk with Aaron, Ben Toh and Raymon. I shan't divulge. Heheh. Overall, despite the fact that it was pretty much a sausagefest as usual, Komar's birthday celebration was a really enjoyable experience.

Got my computer back today. The blue screen problem has been temporarily solved, and hopefully it can be permanently solved as soon as possible. Fingaz krauzed, ma peeps.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Welcome 2010!... and a new computer!

Due to my selfless contribution to the nation(aka duty) on New Year's Day, I have been awarded 1x off day, which has been redeemed today.

Well, doing duty on New Year's wasn't that bad, I guess. I don't even celebrate New Year's Day in the first place.

Plus the fact that I was welcoming 2010 with a new computer just makes it better. Courtesy of one of the guys from my company, it's quite literally 10 times(and more) as powerful as my old one(seriously, it's like racing a Tamiya car against a three-legged turtle carrying a 60-year-old overweight, diseased and desperate-for-money prostitute on its back). However, it suffers from frequent attacks of the Blue Screen. Hopefully it can be fixed soon.

Well, that's all for now. Catch you later(with my really fast com ahhhhhh).