Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Wow... what can I say. 2007 was one hell of a great year for video games. There were so many games to choose from, over all consoles(mostly) and PC. There was just so many games that I could barely keep up with them all. So many great games and so little time to play them all. Only if there were more hours in the day, like 48 or 72(pipe dream, haha).

There was BioShock, Halo 3, Mass Effect, Super Mario Galaxy, Unreal Tournament III, Crysis, Call of Duty 4, Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, Crackdown and so many, many more. If I listed them all, it'd go on forever(haha).

Happy New Year everyone, and hopefully 2008 will be as great of a year for video games as 2007 was!

See ya all in '08!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer We've All Been Waiting 6 Years For...

And here it is in all it's "foreverness"(sorry couldn't find any other word, haha) glory:

I know this is all CGI and not actual gameplay footage, but from the scenes of clips playing throughout the teaser, the game looks mighty fine, definitely a lot better looking than the previous ones shown 6-10 years ago.

Overall, I like the new look of Duke Nukem and I think after taking "forever" to actually complete it and get it out to store shelves, I think the game will be awesome. Sure, that's only speculated, as I obviously haven't even played the game yet and probably won't play it anytime soon, but hopefully it'll be awesome. Guess we'll see.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer...And The World Stood Still...

Duke Nukem Forever. Yes, that's right, the game that's been in development longer than any other game in history. So I find out from DIGG that there will be a Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer being released tomorrow. So I say to myself, "OMG! WOW!"... and a whole lot more, but need not be repeated here.

The game's been in development for so long no one knows what to expect from 3D Realms anymore.

If you want an idea as to what actually happened from Apr. 25, 1997(The day DNF was first announced) to now(Dec. 18, 2007), take a look here(you'll be amazed).

Here's a link to a screenshot taken from the Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer. I'd post it up above, but I'd rather not be sued at this time of the year. But if I were sued for posting the image, the case would be closed before Duke Nukem Forever was released(as sad as that is).

I've been a huge fan of Duke Nukem 3D ever since I got my hands on the game and as soon as I heard back in Apr. 1997 that a new Duke Nukem game was in development, I ran to my local "whatever game store at the time" and pre-ordered it(even though that was a bit early... okay, WAY early). I just wished I still had that receipt. Oh well, gone now probably.

I just thought of something, maybe they planned this own thing from the get go. Coincidently the game is named Duke Nukem "Forever" and who would have known the game would take "Forever" to be released. So maybe it was a plan all along, to build up hype over 10 years.

All I know is when they do eventually release Duke Nukem Forever, the game BETTER be good. At least that's what we all hope, because after all, it's taking them FOREVER to get the game released.

Friday, November 16, 2007

New blockbuster movie coming out on Dec. 14, 2007... I Am Legend, staring Will Smith in a look at what could happen if you were the last person on earth.

I think it'll be awesome!

Here's a trailer for your viewing pleasure:

And a banner:

Friday, November 02, 2007

Animation vs. Animation

This has got to be one of the best and most entertaining flash animation videos I've seen in a long while. The way everything was put together is just outstanding. There was so much going on, everything was perfectly animated. I did not want it to end, but it eventually did. :(

Hopefully there will be a Pt. 2 or a sequel someday. I will definitely be looking out for that.

Here it is in all its "animated glory", enjoy:

Animator vs. Animation by *alanbecker on deviantART

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Halo 3's launch has become the biggest event in entertainment history!

Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced Halo 3's launch is the biggest event in entertainment history, totaling sales of more then $170m in the U.S. alone, passing every single big hollywood movie on opening day in history! Read more...

There was speculation about Halo 3 surpassing Halo 2's first day totals($125m) by about $30m totaling $155m, but I bet they never expected Halo 3's first day totals to be $170m which is a huge leap from Halo 2's first day totals. It's awesome and I applaud both Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios for doing one hell of a job with all the promotions, getting that Halo 3 hype way up there and for making Halo 3 the great game that it is.

Great job!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Day after Halo 3

Wow... today is the day after Halo 3, in case anyone hadn't noticed and the rush is finally subsiding, yet there's still a lot of stuff happening right now in the Halo Universe.

First off I'd like to say that waiting three-four years was well worth the wait. Absolutely. I couldn't be any more happier with the game and that's including the Campaign and Multiplayer.

The story thus far(haven't beat it yet) is just remarkable. The action is intense especially with everything happening at once, it's incredible. The gameplay is pretty much the same, other then a few things that you can do differently. The graphics were obviously upgraded and improved because of obvious reasons, yet the graphics aren't as great as Gears of War or BioShock, but still a hell of a lot better then Halo 2's graphics. Whatever, just as long as the game is fun as hell(and it is!) then that's all that should really matter anyways, right? Yep, right.

So in conclusion, Halo 3 is an experience you should not miss out on, whether your a casual or hardcore gamer. But if you haven't played Halo: Combat Evolved or Halo 2, then don't both with Halo 3 since you won't know what's going on(story wise) and the story is the best part, next to the gameplay.

Well, anyways, I'm off to go play more Halo 3. Peace.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I now have Halo 3!!!!! WOOHOO!

So I finally got the Halo 3 Legendary(OR ULTIMATE) Edition and I can't be any happier about it.

After work today, I went home to get a few things and then drove to Orange County and then waited at my dads house for awhile. Then around 9:00, I drove to my local GameStop to pick up the final receipt. There was actually two lines, one line for getting the final receipt(which you get only if you paid in full earlier in the day) and then the other line was where all the people went after getting the final receipt.

Anyways, I waited and waited, listened to my Video iPod. So finally the time arrived(12:01am) to get my copy of Halo 3 Legendary Edition. I was pretty far back in the line(kind of), so I thought it'd take at least 30 minutes, but nope... since everyone had already paid in full, the line went quicker then I had originally thought, like 5 minutes I was out the door with my Halo 3 Legendary Edition in hand.

Then I drove home, thanks to my Monster, I did not fall asleep.

Anyways, I'm off to play Halo 3(Just had to make this blog post first, haha). Laterz!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Halo 3 = Tomorrow at MIDNIGHT!

Wow... I can't believe tomorrow night at 12:01am Halo 3 will be released to the general public!

And I will be in attendance at my local GameStop(In Orange County) since I pre-ordered it there back in Nov. 2006(where I use to live), but then this past April I moved to Los Angeles. So I gotta do a bit of driving tomorrow after work, but it's all good... after all, it's Halo 3!

Halo 3 is my most anticipated game of 2007 and I'm not just saying that either.. because of all the promotions and hype building up around the game.

I've been waiting for Halo 3 since the second I beat Halo 2 and that was close to three years ago.

I'm sure Halo 3 is going to live up to the hype and even beyond that. I'm now counting the seconds.

I can't wait!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Halo 3... right around the corner!

Wow... can't believe it's already Sept... Sept. 1 to be exact and Halo 3 is right around the corner.

Possibly the biggest game of the year, an easy contender for "Game of the Year", and it's almost here!

I remember preordering the Halo 3 Legendary Edition last Nov and now it's already Sept, the month of one of the biggest events in gaming history!

Halo 3 is going to be everything Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 was, but a thousand times better(I HOPE!), both Campaign Mode and Multiplayer.

I was apart of the Halo 3 MP Beta a few months back and that was a lot of fun, even though it was just a beta. So, the final retail version of the mutiplayer espect I'm sure is gonna be awesome as I'm sure the Campaign part is gonna blow everyone's mind.

Sept. 25 is the biggest day of this month and it's gonna be one hell of an awesome ride!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I have finally received my Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare BETA Token

I just got home from work a little while ago, turned on my computer then went to check my e-mail to see if I got the CoD: Modern Warfare Beta Token and low and behold it was there! I clicked on the e-mail, and BAM, there was the token(code) with instructions on how to download the beta.

So I zoomed right over to my 360, turned it on and entered the code... and started downloading it.

And I must say that I am very happy right now about this. Sure, I know it's just a "BETA" and it's ONLY multiplayer at this point, but still, to have a chance to play the game this early on is just awesome.

I was thinking to myself, "Am I going to get the PC or Xbox 360 version of the game", because I still am in a Call of Duty 1/2 clan but aren't that active these days, so if they become active again when Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare gets released, then I'll be sure to get the PC version. But then again, I've been hearing really good things about the Xbox 360 version, so who knows, maybe I'll get both versions. Call me crazy, but I am a gamer and that's what we gamers do, buy video games, even two different versions of the same game. haha

Hmm... why am I still typing? The beta has finished downloading, so see ya all in the BETA! WooHoo!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mass Effect - What We Know So Far...

Wow... I've been impressed with Mass Effect since way back when, probably 6 months ago and even then the game looked awesome, but now since the game is coming out in Nov., the game looks even better then before.

The graphics are just incredible, probably the best ever in a console game, even possibly better then the graphics in Gears of War, and entirely in-game footage, too, even games before it, cut-scene wise were absolutely astonishing, but they were cut-scenes and those graphics in Mass Effect are in-game, which is awesome.

I just hope the game plays as good as it looks, so maybe they will release a demo on the Xbox Live Marketplace at the end of Oct. to give everyone a feel for what to expect in the final retail version? One can only hope.

Duke Nukem Prank

A person invaded someone's Lord of the Rings Online Guild Ventrilo server and started playing Duke Nukem Soundclips and was pissing off the server host to the point that the girl/guy was having a meltdown... on the server! It was crazy. Watch and listen as I'm sure you will be laughing hysterically for the next hour. hahahh

Or... that wasn't a soundclip and that was in fact, the real Duke Nukem? hahah

Saturday, August 25, 2007

What happens when "comments" are takin' into a business meeting?

The video speaks for itself.

Pretty damn funny.

Pwned! haha

The Secret Super Mario Bros. Level That Plays Itself

This is pretty damn cool if I don't say so myself. I have no clue how that is possible, but whatever... it's still awesome.

Friday, August 24, 2007

My DIGG Reward!

Look here, I got a DIGG Reward to show off to the world that I know my stuff when it comes to, some-what anyways: says I'm 77% Dugg! How Do You Digg? Click here!

Click on the above image to take the DIGG Test and see how well you stack up!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

BioShock = 2 Days to Go - Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007!

Wow... I can't believe BioShock for the Xbox 360 is just a mere 2 days away. It seemed like it'd take forever for BioShock to finally be released, but here we are, less then 50 hours to go.

BioShock has been getting some insanely awesome reviews, mostly 10's, and some 9.4 and higher ratings... that is just amazing. BioShock is going to be one of those rare games that delivers an experience we've never witnessed in video games before.

I just can't wait to get my hands on BioShock this Tuesday. Can hardly wait!

It's going to be one for the ages!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Custom Player brought to you by YOUTUBE!

A new YouTube update allows you to create a custom player, with different themes, layouts, etc. You can even embed it into a website/blog, etc like below:

Pretty cool, eh? But the first thing I noticed though was the quality of the video. However, since I adjusted the width/height* of the player, the quality is obviously fine, but with the bigger version of the player, the quality is not that great. In any case, most videos out there, or some, were recorded at higher resolutions making them far better quality then other videos, so those should look fine in the bigger version of the player.

I wonder what other surprises or updates YouTube will be bringing us. I guess we'll all have to wait and find out. :)

Oh yeah, and the best part is that you only have to generate the code once in the "New Custom Player" screen, so that whenever you add a new video to your favorites, it'll automatically update your embed player on your blog.

*Note: I had to adjust the width/height of the custom player, because it was too large to fit my blog, half of it would have disappeared behind the content on the right-hand side, but you get the point.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Moe's Tavern Mug -- WOOHOO!

I went to Las Vegas with family a few days ago(Tues-Thur) and one of those days I went to a mall across from the Bellagio(which is the hotel we stayed at) and the mall is appropriately named the Miracle Mile shopping mall, since it's literally a mile long in length with lots and lots and lots of stores to shop at.

Anyways, while we were looking for a place to eat at, I seen this cart full of stuff to buy, and found this awesome talking mug. The Moe's Tavern talking mug. I knew I had to get it so I got it for a great price tag of $9.99. Might be cheap, but it looks really durable and plus, it talks!

Here's a pic of it:

Now the question is this, should I use it for drinks or just display it on my shelf for everyone who enters my room to see it in all it's Simpsons glory? Not sure. I should have got two of them, one for display and one for DUFF BABY! Oh well, maybe when I visit Las Vegas again in Nov, I'll get another one if there are more available.

Oh yeah, here's the sound clip(in video form) of what it says:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Darkness will consume your soul!!!

Finally, after many months in anticipation, The Darkness invades the next-gen consoles today!

The first time I seen The Darkness, it was a teaser trailer, way back when, probably in early 2006, I was immediately intrigued, especially when I actually heard about what the game was about. Being a dead mobster, who has these creatures appropriately named "Darklings" in which they do your bidding, causing havoc all around you, getting revenge for what happened to you. That is just awesome.

Especially with the added multiplayer versus mode over Xbox Live, where you can change forms and become Darkings and back to your former self again. I can't wait to try that out!

I haven't picked up my copy yet, but I will as soon as I get off from work, I'll head over to GameStop and pick it up. I am inching to get my hands on The Darkness.

I can't wait!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Russian Mario?

I've "StumbledUpon"(excuse the bad pun) this new Mario... a Russian Mario, in flash form. It's insane. It's like WOW... don't think Nintendo should do this though, just because it may screw up everyone's image of Mario, how Mario should look.

Whoever made this Russian version of Mario deserves great credit as it's a great work of art.

Check it out by clicking on the above image which will take you directly to the shockwave flash. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I've been busy...

Hey all... I've been pretty busy these past few months... that explains why I haven't updated this blog with anything new since Apr. 1. First of all, I got a new job (as most already know) and my computer's been down(I'm using my laptop which is very, very, very, very slow). This Saturday, I'm finally upgrading my computer which I've been wanting to do for the past two years but couldn't afford it... until now.

I finally took the time to change my blog's layout to something a little better. Once I upgrade my computer, I'm going to see about creating a brand new layout, something video game like and logo with Photoshop. But for now, I think the layout(with no graphics, just colors) is okay for now.

Anyways, check back for more updates and what not, and the new look in the coming weeks.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The granddaddy of them all is finally here - WrestleMania 23!

The biggest of the big. The World Series of Wrestling. The Super Bowl of Wrestling. Today is WrestleMania 23 and it's set out to be one of if not the biggest WrestleMania in WWE history.

With matches such as The Dead Man, The Phenom, Undefeated at WrestleMania, The Undertaker vs. The Animal Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship. And The Battle of the Billionaires, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon vs. The Trump himself, Donald Trump and the winner gets to shave the others hair off.

WrestleMania 23 is definitely shaping up to be a huge, huge event, bigger then most other WrestleMania's.

I can't wait!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The wait is over - watch the first ever GTA IV teaser trailer NOW!

The long wait(well, not that long) is finally over. The teaser trailer to one of the most anticipated games of 2007 is now viewable.

Click the above link, enter your birth date and watch away. You will not be disappointed.

The trailer doesn't really show a whole lot in terms of gameplay, but it does show you who will probably be the starring character and also shows you that the graphics are "Next-Gen".

Hopefully in the coming weeks, Rockstar will give a slew of new information regarding their huge game.

Anyways, that being said, time to go watch the trailer again.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Grand Theft Auto IV Trailer Thursday!

The above logo is the only bit of media that has been released by Rockstar since they first announced GTA IV at last year's E3 by Peter Moore himself with a tattoo proving there will be a GTA game on the X-Box 360 for the first time ever and on the same day as the PS3 release.

But the first ever GTA IV trailer will be released tomorrow. Click on the link above to directly go to the GTA IV countdown.

What can GTA IV offer that will totally make the game unbeatable? Online Competitive play? Better graphics? Downloadable content? An all-new character creator? Better gameplay?

I guess we'll have to wait and see tomorrow when I'm sure GTA IV information will be rapidly flowing the internet, as the first official trailer will be released.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Shivering Isles now on X-Box Live!

After a very long wait, Shivering Isles, Oblivion's first ever expansion, hits X-Box Live.

First of all, you get more then 30 hours of new gameplay, 10 new achievements, new quests, creatures, weapons, and a whole lot more.

The expansion is approx. 993.75 MB and costs you a whopping 2400 MS points. That's not too bad, considering you get a lot.

Anyways, get going warrior and start fighting the good fight!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Good riddens, Jack Thompson!

It looks like Jack Thompson, the violent videogame hunter, is on a crusade to rid yet another violent videogame from earth, but this time, he's leading his crusade to another place, the UK.

It appears that the crusader is after the ultra-violent, ultra gory game, Manhunt 2, in attempt to save the youth of tomorrow. But when will he realize that violent videogames don't cause our youth to do stupid things? I have no idea. That day may never come to be. But I can say this though, thank GOD he's leaving the US to do harm elsewhere.

Here's to you Jack and your misguided crusade:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I'm gonna CrackithDown on crime today!

Yep, that's right... Crackdown for the X-Box 360 is going to be hitting stores today and I can't wait!

I'll be heading over to my local GameStop at 10:00am to get the game.

Here's a brief description of Crackdown:

"Crackdown" pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the first ever truly 3-D playground. Gamers will enforce justice by any means necessary in Pacific City, a crime-ridden urban center built to encourage the exploration of the full width, depth and height of the city. Coupled with highly innovative co-op gameplay — a genre first — and an interactive world where nearly anything can be used as a weapon, gamers will be able to create a volatile cocktail of judicial oppression as they clean up the streets.

Anyone who owns an X-Box 360 must get Crackdown. The demo is on the X-Box Live Marketplace, so try it before you buy it I guess, but take my word for it, it's awesome. It's kind of like GTA, since it's free roaming, but I think it's a lot better then the previous GTAs and I mean "previous" , because GTA IV hasn't been released yet .

Anyways, go get Crackdown today.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Bill Gates' Speech

I received an interesting e-mail from a friend. It's pretty true. Here it is:


Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $80,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

If you agree, pass it on. If you can read this - Thank a teacher!
If you are reading it in English - Thank a soldier!


Friday, February 16, 2007

A new change

Well, I think it's about that time again that I change the way my blog looks and feels. A kind of a new change is in order.

And my apologies for not posting anything new for the past several months, but I've been really busy IRL with my job and so fourth. I will hopefully start posting stuff on a regular basis; that's my plan anyways.