A Little Something New: Character Opinions!

I’ve just recently decided that it would be fun to share some history and my opinion on some characters from video games, books, and movies! Which brings us to the point of this little update, my Character Opinion Spots! These will be little features on characters I find cool and interesting and will be beginning today, starting with Hellboy.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Leather Bound Classic Edition: A Book Opinion

bk-AdamsHHGBNLeather04First off, I should say that this is my absolute favorite book series. Ever. It’s humor is enticing and the sci-fi awesomeness keeps me coming back for more.

The story stars a semi-normal human named Arthur Dent. This Brit lives a pleasant life consisting of nothing out of the extraordinary. This all changes one day when he awakes to big yellow bulldozers outside on his lawn. Arthur’s house is set to be leveled and paved over to make a new freeway. Oddly enough, the same thing is about to happen to the whole damned Earth. After his best-mate Ford Prefect shows up, taking Arthur off planet, space-travel shenanigans ensue.

These books are absolutely brilliant. The humor is phenomenal, being satirical in nature, keeping me in stitches the whole time. The sci-fi action is perfectly blended with the humor, becoming a symbiote of awesome.

The book itself is beautiful, the hardcover leather-like binding is amazing and the cover art is pretty as hell. The book has a great weight to it, not being too heavy, but not too light. The pages are easy to turn and rarely stick together. The book comes with a blue ribbon place holder, which is attached to the binding. To sum it up simply, the book is one of the best looking (in my humble opinion anyways).

So in total, this book is a master piece. Combining all five books into one beautifully bound edition was a great idea, and it was done perfectly.

A Little Something New: BOOK REVIEWS!!

Yes that’s right, I’ve decided to do book reviews! Some of you may not know this, but I am an avid reader and aspiring author, so it would only seem logical to bring book reviews to my humble corner of the internet. The first one should be up later today, so keep an eye out!

New Details of Bungie’s Project Destiny Surface

So we finally have some details on the mysterious Project Destiny. In a leaked document sent out on November 27th, 2012, many concept photos and story-line details were leaked onto the internet.

The story is set 700 years in the future in humanity’s last city, in a solar system covered with the ruins of the golden age of humans. A massive alien ship known only as “the Traveler” hangs over earth like a second moon, know one knows what it’s purpose is. In the meantime, alien creatures swarm from the outer reaches of space, determined only to steal earth and the last city from the humans. We are described as  “Young Knights” defending humanity from the alien threat.

The game was then went to be described as “Fun and accessible” and Bungie is hoping to have it be as in-depth as the Star Wars Universe. According to IGN, the game seems to be less mature than the previous Halo games created by Bungie. “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure” Is what Bungie stated the game as being.

Here is the link to IGN’s post about this news: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/28/destiny-story-details-concept-art-leaked

As an extra bonus for you all, here’s some of the concept art provided in the story.

Update Time!

I’m back! After a week (give-or-take) long break, I’m making a triumphant return!

So the main reason why I’ve been away is because I got a “real job.” That’s right, I’ve be consumed by the Dark Side. I’m now “proudly” employed by Old Navy and have been working there for the past two weeks. I can now firmly state that working retail sucks.

Going from having a YouTube “job” to having an actual one was quite a jump. This means I actually have to do something to get my money ( ;D ) and that I actually have superiors. I’m not in charge of my own income anymore. And it is strange!

The only nice thing I can really think about is having a fixed income. That means that I’ll always have the same amount of money be payed to me on a regular basis. My one complaint about YouTube was that the money was completely unreliable. I didn’t know when my next paycheck would be or how much it would be. Now I’m making a solid, unwavering amount of money.

Anyways, another reason (albeit somewhat personal) is that I have developed an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. I don’t want to go too far into detail, but I’ll say I’ve had numerous head injuries and it has started to make an effect. I’ve been spending as much time with family as possible making memories that I know won’t last.

At that I’d like to apologize to all my friends ( yes I consider my readers to be friends) for my absence.

What the Hell is the Ouya?!

So there’s this new console in development, but what exactly is it?

“OUYA is a powerful, beautifully-designed game console for the tv. It’s priced at $99 and all the games are free-to-play” is what the official website states. So what we can gather from this is that it is a cheap and affordable console, that has completely free games. Am I hearing this right?

The site the goes on to explain that the Ouya is powered by android, which in itself makes the machine seem powerful, but they then go on to state that the Ouya will be compatible with a 1080p tv. The developers have partnered with NVIDIA, which is typical responsible for creating the internal graphics for laptops and desktops.  With that kind of graphical power, games will look beautiful. I couldn’t find any info on the actual processing power of the system, but it can be assumed that it will be top-of-the-line awesomeness.

Lastly, and in my opinion, best of all, this console is completely open-source. That means fully open resources and games. Best of all, you can modify the console to your heart’s content. The Ouya is built using standard screws, which makes access to the internal components easier than ever. They designed the console to be altered and hack. How awesome is that?!

UPDATE: I just found the specs for the console.

-Tegra3 quad-core processor

-1gb ram

-8gb of internal flash storage

-HDMI compatible

-WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

-Bluetooth

-USB 2.o

-Wireless controller with touchpad

-Android jelly bean

-Ethernet capabilities

Wow, this is revolutionary! Way to go WordPress!

The WordPress.com Blog

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Pretty Cool Update from WordPress!

WordPress just announced that they will now be accepting BitCoins as an official form of payment.

BitCoins are pretty much an internet currency. The exchange rate of  one BitCoin into US Dollars is roughly 10 dollars. For more info about the BitCoins, see the following website: http://bitcoin.org/

BANNED GAME OF THE WEEK: EA Sports MMA

For the first time in Banned Game of the Week, we leave China! HOORAY!

This time, our banned game leaves up in Denmark. You see, Denmark has some strict policies against the distribution of energy drinks. And if you’ve played EA Sports MMA, you’ll know that their is some energy drink product plugs. So what does Denmark do? Bans the whole freaking game. Seriously? Why not just censor out the energy drink ads? That would have made a hell of a lot more sense than banning the whole game!

DOUBLE POST FRIDAY/ BANNED GAME OF THE WEEK: Hearts of Iron

Once again, we are brought back to China…For the THIRD time! And once again, it’s for portraying Tibet as an independent country. Damn China, just leave the video game industry alone!

But anyways, Hearts of Iron is another real-time strategy game, this one taking place in WWII (In which Tibet was a free nation mind you). Now, I’ve never actually played this game, so I can’t really talk much about gameplay, but I’d imagine it’s the standard rts game style.

So once again, we see the crazyness of China’s censorship laws. Be sure to tune in next week for another banned game of the week!!!