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Game Reviews / Pokemon Black (Japanese Version)
« on: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 16:08:46 PM »
Pokemon Black and White were released in Japan yesterday, and there's already a fully working ROM for it.

I'll jump into the review, but I'm not even into the second town yet so I'll probably end up editting some stuff in. Here's some thoughts on the first hour of gameplay.

Sound - 10/10. I normally don't put much value on sound in games, but I immediately noticed the huge improvements since the last game I played, which came out Spring 2007.

Graphics; World - 10/10. The rooms, towns, and routes have seen great improvements as well. The game is evolving greatly from the games I loved in the past.  (Post Battle Damage ; Birds Scatter After Leaving House)

Graphics; Battles - 3/10. Awful. I'll go as far as calling it a step back from the 2007 Diamond and Pearl battles.

Characters; Humans - 8/10. Clean and great. Little room for improvement.

Characters; Pokemon - 2/10. Very few that I like, MANY that I hate. Chandeliers? Ice cream cones? Terrible. Bulls with afros? Cool beans as far as I'm concerned. (Smugleaf)

Overall - 6.6/10

Nintendo could have done so much with this and, although the game looks fantastic most of the time, I have a hard time believing that these are the actual Pokemon that they've come up with. It's hard to determine how the game will be at this point though. It's either going to be more or less average and satisfying or a complete disappoint, not unlike the risks/rewards in sleeping with Skrewy.

Game appears to be gradually changing from day -> night as opposed to the former sudden change from one to the next.

Hardware/Software / My house is a disaster.
« on: Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 20:36:29 PM »
Not sure where to put this topic, but I suppose it's appropriate here.

The fiasco that is my house's coaxial cable system finally gave in on me... kinda. In a (probably) unrelated note, I tried to set up my router again after it would never work before. It failed the setup and couldn't find an Internet connection, so in the meantime I decided to clean this room; I removed some of my dad's work stuff, cleaned the floors and desks, etc. When I set the modem up again, it wouldn't get a signal. I called my ISP and asked them to reset it on their side and they couldn't even reach it. I took the modem to my bedroom and found that it worked fine down there on my cable. Then I tried it in my parent's room (where they never watch TV) and it worked again. At first frustrated, but then inspired, I split the cable for more length, ran it down my hallway, set the modem on the floor across the room from my computer, and ran a 20ft ethernet to the computer. I has internet but still no wireless. ISP is coming out tomorrow. I want them to re-route my cables.

I might take pics cuz it just looks awful with cable running across the entire ground floor of my house.

Miscellaneous / Fast Food
« on: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 16:17:22 PM »
If I remember correctly, Nate is pretty anti-fast food. Anyway, let's see how this goes.

There's a template. I considered making more columns, like food/service/overall or something. I like White Castle's food but I HATE the service so it's gonna end up in my Meh Tier where the food alone is Good Tier. Anyway, I'm rambling. I'll let mine speak for itself, I'll edit it in when it's done.

Miscellaneous / Old Spice
« on: Monday, July 26, 2010, 18:57:51 PM »
I don't know if you saw the Old Spice commercials earlier in the year but I found them hilariously random. Here's some examples:

Anywho, today I found that the actor in the commercials (or more accurately probably the writer of the commercials) has been replying to twitter, facebook, and youtube responses via video. They're great.

The Lounge / War: Israeli's and Afghanistan
« on: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 00:04:20 AM »
i reckon that squad when shit hits the fan would be a very very good fighting force, i can see very good teamwork and morale in them

I reckon all the squads can bulldoze homes and shoot at women and children.

Games & Programming / Rock Band 3
« on: Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:09:56 PM »
I am super excited for this. They've completely re-done the guitar (although they old guitars will still work) with 17 frets and 6 strings (and probably 4 strings on the bass, although they haven't said that and it would force you to buy an extra guitar) as opposed to 5 buttons and little lever. The guitar is actually fully functional if you plug it into an amp, which I find amazing. I'm alright at guitar but I know very few songs and I haven't had the guitar stringed in months. Additionally I fuckin' suck :) I'm hoping this can help me a little in playing for a price smaller than a trainer.

Harmonix has really shown their dedication to this market, even going back to make EVERY song in rock band history (1000s) operational with these new guitars and (if I heard right) drums.

Media & Art / To Seeders of The Hurt Locker
« on: Friday, June 11, 2010, 00:39:31 AM »
Approximately 700 IP-addresses of BitTorrent users who allegedly shared a copy of ‘The Hurt locker’ have been submitted to the Washington D.C. District Court. The public court records show that nearly all IPs in the group were tracked from the last week of April until the first week of May.

Little more than a week ago the makers of The Hurt Locker filed a complaint against the first 5,000 ‘unidentified’ BitTorrent users. Helped by the U.S. Copyright Group (USCG), the film makers are requesting the personal details connected to the IP-addresses that allegedly shared the film on BitTorrent.

The first batch of IP-addresses (copy below) has now been submitted to the Court, linked to customers of over a dozen US Internet providers. Besides the IP-address and the time when the alleged infringement was recorded the document reveals very little evidence. It is unclear from the current details what file was tracked and whether the evidence gathering techniques will stand up to scrutiny.

The D.C District Court will now have to decide whether or not the ISPs of the alleged infringers will be ordered to hand over the personal information of the users associated with the IP-addresses. If this happens, the customers who are identified will receive a settlement offer of $2,500. Through this scheme, the USCG and Hurt Lockers’ makers hope to collect millions of dollars in revenue, beating their box office earnings.

It’s interesting to note that none of the IP-addresses in this first batch are linked to Time Warner customers. The ISP in question is the only one that is standing up against the money grab, as it went to court hoping to prevent a subpoena that will force them to expose hundreds of customers to the USCG. Time Warner claims that this process would prove too time consuming.

A problem that has been overlooked by most of the press and expert comments is the fact that there will be dozens of wrongfully accused people. Through similar cases in the UK we’ve learned that the evidence provided by the copyright holders is very flaky to say the least. We suspect that the USCG, which appears to be a two man operation, is simply out to collect as much money as possible through settlements and will avoid taking individual cases to court.

Besides The Hurt Locker, USCG is working together with smaller film companies in similar campaigns, and they are looking for new clients to expand their profitable business. This success story has not gone unnoticed by their UK equivalent ACS:LAW who have announced they will also enter the US market. In the UK this scheme has been labeled a scam by politicians, while its lawyers are accused of “harassment, bullying and intrusion” and “legal blackmail”.

Doesn't belong in the Art Lounge but I'll post it under movies. If you torrented The Hurt Locker and seeded it, I'd suggest checking the list in the link for your IP address. Gooooood luck, I'm not on the list. Maybe reset your router millions of times and hide under your bed with the lights off for a few weeks if you are?

The Lounge / Ninja Attack
« on: Friday, April 30, 2010, 23:11:17 PM »
It's not often I make a thread, but a gem like this needs one.

I can't even try to describe it because it is the oddest article I have ever read, but I heard about it at school prior to reading. I love Wisconsin.

Miscellaneous / Coincidences
« on: Tuesday, March 09, 2010, 19:21:33 PM »
I've always been a huge fan of's articles, and recently I stumbled across this one:

I've read dozens of articles here that have shocked me, but this one may top the list.

Games & Programming / TuneUp iTunes Cleaner
« on: Monday, January 04, 2010, 20:28:50 PM »
TuneUp is an iTunes sidebar that you can drag songs onto and it will correct any mistakes in album/track number/etc. It also searches for albums without artwork and automatically adds the artwork (with a limit of 50 albums on the free version :() It also suggests local concerts, shows concerts of an artist you're listening to, suggests eBay merchandise of the artist (searches artist as keyword, unfortunately), and other things.

I'm kinda OCD about my iTunes (especially album artwork and album/track number/etc. tags) so I thought it would be perfect for me until I realized I've already copied all artwork from wikipedia and corrected any mistakes...

Hardware/Software / Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
« on: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 14:45:45 PM »
If you've never played Uncharted, I apologize. The original was easily the greatest game I'd ever played, with amazing graphics and a storyline packed with enough action that people would pay to watch it played start to finish. The sequel surpassed it in all ways, making it far ahead of the original (still my second favorite game).

In the original game, you play as Nathan Drake, seeking the treasures of El Dorado with the help of your ancestor Sir Francis Drake's journals.  Now, Drake wants to solve the mystery of Marco Polo's lost fleet, gradually learning of it's connection to the mythical Shambhala and the Cintamani Stone, which grants great power and invincibility. Betrayed by your "friends", you must reach the Stone before they can and destroy it, not allowing the Stone to fall into the wrong hands.

The game was incredible, and just like in the first game Drake could get to anywhere he could see given a few jumps and the use of conveniently-placed rocks or ropes sticking out from a wall.

I give the game a 10/10, similar to the A+, 10/10, 9.5/10, 9.5/10, and 5/5 given by other reviewers.

Quote from: G4's Review
I’m not 100% certain when it happened. I think it’s when I had Nathan Drake atop a building in a war-torn Nepalese city, cornered and being fired upon by a helicopter, engaged in a fist fight with the screen slowly draining of color, snapping my enemy’s neck and quickly rolling into cover to reload my grenade launcher only to turn and fire upon the chopper one last time as I watched it crash and explode. I think this is when I realized that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the best single-player game I have ever played.

My sentiments exactly :)

There's so much more I could say, but - like the first game - a twist in the end made me think: "Really? The game was perfect and they throw this into it." Unlike the first game, however, this twist added more to the storyline and the game was still amazing, while the original's twist nearly ruined the game. I'll let you go buy a PS3 and play the game, or there's many videos on youtube if you'd like to see more gameplay.

Media & Art / The Boondock Saints
« on: Monday, December 21, 2009, 19:18:08 PM »
Quote from: Wikipedia
The Boondock Saints is a 1999 crime thriller film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as Catholic Irish American fraternal twins, Conner and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense. After a "message from God", the brothers, together with their friend David Della Rocco, set out to rid their home city of Boston, Massachusetts of crime and evil; all the while being pursued by Special Agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe).

Possibly my favorite movie, definitely my favorite action movie. It was hilarious, action-filled, and had that touch of gore that isn't over-the-top and adds to the movie value. If you're into action movies at all it's a must-watch. I won't go on because I'm not gonna ruin any of it, and if you've seen the second one don't tell me about it because I'm waiting for it to come out on Blu-Ray  :)

Media & Art / Debate: Metal
« on: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 19:49:08 PM »
Crunk started a topic about "death metal", as he called it on DRAAT, asking if anyone listens to it and what possible reasons they have for listening to it. It quickly turned to a debate over bisexuals and was buried under a thick layer of spam. So does anyone listen to any kind of metal? What reasons do you have for listening to it? If not, is there a reason why other than it not being an interest of yours or a belief that it is "angry" or something like that? I personally listen to progressive metal, mathcore, deathcore, technical death metal, and a genre that I've labeled as "technical deathcore", because it has deathcore and technical death metal influences. Of course there will be some who say that it all sounds the same, and if you had said that a year and a half ago I would have agreed, but I've transitioned into a huge fan since then and I can tell the difference between the genres.

Discuss  ;D

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