I don't even know where to begin with this. There's this guy going by the name HipHopGamer on the internet, who recently gained a lot of infamy for making videos about the positive impact women have in the video game industry. Sounds cool, right? Well, the videos themselves are crass, with videos transitioning into a a montage of scantily clad women dancing. Furthermore, in the end of each video he discusses what he imagines the said gamer girl would be like between the sheets (no, I'm not making this up). You can watch the most recent of these Hot Girls in Gaming videos,which is about Rachul Moore (although she seemed cool with the video itself).
Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica recently got into an argument with Hip Hop Gamer, and I'm trying to read the conversation, but I'm not sure what started it.
Anyway, the reason I'm bringing this up now is because Hip Hop released a couple videos praising OG Jeff Gerstmann. There's something unintentionally hilarious from his adoration of Jeff.
There was a recent event in LA in which Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was playable, and open to the public. The event was free, but the line was terrible. Unfortunately for me, I had trouble finding the address. There was also some random food stuff, but the line was too long on that for me to try getting something to eat. I did play their build of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but it was apparently the version that was shown at TGS, meaning no MODOK! I lost my first time, but won on my second attempt through my spamming of Iron Man's projectile attacks.
I did see some G4 folk at the event, and Cyrus from the first season of The Tester. A friend dared me to yell "G4 SUCKS!" at Sessler, Heppe, and Keil, but I didn't.
I didn't think the event was all that enjoyable, considering how long I had to wait in line when I see press and VIP's randomly show up. And that's totally me not being jealous!
I finally got around to uploading these things on YouTube. It was pretty fun to record this, but there are some audio sync problems in this. Anyway, this commentary track stars Ace829, AjayRaz (offended by Ayane's portrayal), Aurahack ("Reloading arms!"), Sleepy Insomniac, and me ("He's making a torrent!").
Do you guys remember that Infinity Ward drama that happened in March? The same week that happened, I turned that drama into one of them Hitler parodies everybody loves. I uploaded it on Screwattack.com, and it was featured in the front page. Why am I bringing this up again? Well, after all that Bizarre Creations and Budcat Creations drama, I figured I might as well post it here. For the record, I had Hitler say that EA should save the Infinity Ward "hostages"...and it came true! =0
While I haven't played Pokemon as much as I used to, I found the idea of a Pokedex app appealing. Dex allows you to scroll through 649 species of Pokemon, examine their strengths and weaknesses, and link through popular Pokemon fansites. On top of all that, it's free!
The app had some issues when I first used it. For whatever reason, the Pokemon were alphabetized when listed, opposed to being organized by number. Thankfully, the app currently gives you the option to filter the Pokemon by name, number, game, generation, and type. It has been recently updated to include the new Pokemon from the upcoming Black/White versions, which is pretty neat if you want to get a sneak peak at the upcoming species. When you select a specific Pokemon, you can play a Pokemon's cry, and are able to go directly to the Pokemon's webpage on sites such as Bulbapedia and Serebii.
The only annoyance with this app are the ads, but it's not that big a deal. If you choose to do so, you can pay $2.99 and have the ads removed entirely through the app itself. If I ever get back into Pokemon, I know I'll be using Dex to help me out.
Okay, there was an early launch for Super Scribblenauts in LA, so I went there to purchase it. While the original Scribblenauts didn't work as a game, I did appreciate it for what it accomplished as a toy. It was a neat event, with signings by Creative Director Jeremiah Slaczka and Concept Artist Edison Yan. I did get a decent amount of swag. Some Warner Bros. representatives were also present, taking photographs and tweeting the event. There was a costume contest, but I didn't participate. One guy dressed up as a hot dog, and there was a girl dressed up as Maxwell.
Check the video if you're curious about the event.
Greetings, readers! Well, I recently got around to re-watching the original The Karate Kid on Netflix Instant Watch, and I remembered that a couple of scenes were filmed at a Golf N’ Stuff in my area. I used to go there more often in my youth, but, as you can probably imagine, arcades aren’t exactly as popular as they once were. For nostalgic purposes, I figured it would be a good opportunity as any to revisit the place.
Golf N’ Stuff hasn’t changed much from what I remember. I still saw many of the familiar arcade machines, but a couple of newer ones, such as a Rambo on-rail shooter. It’s unfortunate we never saw Ralph Macchio play that game….
I spent most my money playing a Simpsons pinball machine, which worked fine for the most part. I did see a lot of classic machines, but I can’t comment on all of their conditions. I also tried out Mocap Boxing, but I think I hurt myself for ducking so much. I was surprised by the number of people I saw at the place, but I then noticed the large number of kids all around the place. You may notice by my photographs that The Karate Kid was a significant event in the amusement center’s history, but I was a bit confused when I saw a framed poster for the remake of the film. o_O
Oh, and I saw The Social Network on my way home. It was a good movie. It was a bit of a creepy coincidence there was a The Karate Kid reference in the movie’s dialog though.
Anyway, that’s all for now. I should really consider washing my car. Remember - wax on, wax off! Oh, and will we ever get a movie on the history of 4chan?
Uh...I have this friend named....Well, I'm just going to call him Blue. Blue has had a twitter for over a year now, and he likes to post random tweets about humor and games, etc. He's got a decent amount of followers, mostly people he doesn't know in real life. For the most part, he never gets into arguments..until now. See, he said something that person Red seemed to have found offensive:
And the response from Red, and follower Black:
Anyway, that's the story. Man, the internet's an ugly place...
If you’re reading this, you probably have a decent library of video game titles. I know that I’ve been purchasing more games than I actually have time to play because of deals I’ve found via CheapAssGamer.com. Over the summer, I’ve found myself using Hooked In Motion’s app, which catalogs and organizes my collection in a convenient format. The app has undergone many changes since I initially downloaded it (mostly fixing the crashes I would frequently experience), and currently goes for $3 on iTunes. If you do decide to purchase the app, you can do so here.
The two main ways to add a game to your collection are entering a title in a database search, or using the iPhone’s camera to scan barcodes. From there, you can replace the boxart of the entry with an in-app Google image search, your photo library, or take your own personal photograph. It works well for the most part, but the app has crashed on me once in awhile. For some reason, the app has automatically synced release dates, IGN scores, etc. with certain titles, but not with others, which is a bit strange.
If you’re concerned about data loss, then you should know that iCollect Video Games has a Backup/Restore feature, although you’ll need to be on a computer with internet access to use it. To backup my data, I can go to the Settings tab at any time. Once I find the location of the feature, the app will create a .txt file and ask for an e-mail address to serve as a recipient. This .txt file needs to be uploaded to hookedinmotion.com, and I will need to enter a URL code within the app. There should be a more practical way of restoring this data, but I’ve used this feature, and it works.
Whether or not you should buy iCollect Video Games will depend on how much use you have for it. It’s been an effective way for looking over the games I’ve bought over the years, but it can be inconsistent. It’s also worth mentioning that Hooked In Motion also has similar apps for movies, books, comics, and music if you happen to have a personal museum in those mediums. As for me, I can see myself using the app whenever a new release comes around that I aim to purchase.