Friday, October 28, 2011

Totes Inappropes

Thanks for all the positive comments on the new header guys - I'm glad everyone likes it. So some friends and I went to a concert down in San Diego tonight. It was for Anamanaguchi and some other band I had never heard of called Starscream. I had originally found out about Anamanaguchi from the Scott Pilgrim video game, which they did the music for, and upon listening to some more of their music on Youtube I found out they had some pretty good stuff.

I still thought their best music was in the Scott Pilgrim game though, which unfortunately, they did not play any tracks from. Starscream wasn't very good, mostly dull and low-tempo music. Also the music was SO FREAKING LOUD. I mean, don't get me wrong, I've been to a couple concerts before, and I know the music is supposed to be loud, but this was in a tiny VIP-style room where the acoustics were ridiculous. Way too loud. The rest of the concert was alright though. Here's one of the songs they played: "Blackout City"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Header

Hey peeps, made a new header for the blog. Kinda simple, yes. Kinda black and white, I know. But I think it looks alright for now...? Comments on the new header? Leave 'em here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Let's Watch DisneyNature Oceans: Part 1

Sorry I haven't updated in a few days, been pretty busy. Anyway, I was with my girlfriend yesterday, and we were looking through Netflix, and we saw this movie on there. It needed commentary. Now it has some. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sonic Generations Demo

The full demo for Sonic Generations is now out on Xbox Live everywhere and on PSN in Europe only. Needless to say, I created a European account on my US PS3 and downloaded it. Now I know I'm a little biased when it comes to Sonic games since I practically jizz myself every time word of a new one gets out, but just bear with me here. This demo is amazing. Take the day levels from Sonic Unleashed, replace the real life based levels with fantasy based ones, and take out the long side-step sections and annoying drift sections. That is this demo. So great... Here's a video of the demo in action.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Anime Review: Nichijou

I've seen a lot of silly anime in my days, but Nichijou really takes the cakey. With a premise similar to hit early 2000's anime Azumanga Daioh, Nichijou is mostly about cute girls doing cute things in humorous ways. However in contrast to Azumanga Daioh, Nichijou also involves Principals pile-driving deer, moe robots with keys on their backs that cause an enormous explosion when they trip, and the complex and near-impossible to master sport of Go-soccer.

As you can probably tell from my brief summary, the anime is episodic, so there isn't really any plot to speak of. However, the characters are all very likable and some of them even have a fair amount of depth, particularly the robot girl, Nano, whom I mentioned earlier. Anyway, although the show relies on mostly slap-stick comedy and ridiculously over-dramatic responses, most of the jokes are actually pretty funny. I generally laughed pretty hard at least once or twice per episode. Even if you're not into this type of anime, I guarantee there will be at least one scene here and there that will hit your funny bone. I highly recommend this anime, and although I don't do this very often, I have to give Nichijou a perfect score of 10/10.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Animal Crossing 3DS

So the new Animal Crossing for the 3DS doesn't look too bad. Apparently you're the mayor in this one. And there are bushes and lamp posts and stuff... And you can swim~!... So that should be interesting. Not really sure what the benefit to being able to swim is though... Here's a little chart of some of the cool(?) new features this one has to offer over previous entries in the franchise.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


So this thing looks pretty sick. It's a laptop that rolls up. I wonder how much it'll cost when/if it hits the market...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sonic Generations Looks *Amazing*

This is probably the most extensive gameplay preview I have seen of the game thus far. Aaron Webber, major spokesperson for the Sonic franchise as of late, has even confirmed that the Modern Sonic Stages will be primary from the behind-the-shoulder camera angle. This will be a very nice breather after all the sloppy side-scroller platforming in Sonic Colors. I am so ridiculously psyched.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Let's Play Cap'n Crunch's Crunchling Adventure

Yeah... this game was weird.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bring the new FMA movie to your city! (or mine if you're feeling generous...)

The new Fullmetal Alchemist movie is apparently being played in 100+ locations around the US. I already put up one vote for the San Diego Metro area, and it looks like we're #17 on the list at the moment, so that's cool. Anyway, here's the link, give 'em a click!... Please?

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Cats. They Don't Dance.

Anyone remember this movie? It's so great. Probably one of my favorite animated movies of all time. And this arrival song was amazing. You go, Pudge.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Video Game Review: Catherine

At first glance, Catherine is just another silly anime-themed puzzle game. However, this game does have a few neat features that give it the competitive "edge." Dohoho. People who have played the game will get that joke... Anyway, like many puzzle games, Catherine becomes addicting as hell after the first couple of rounds. Unlike most puzzle games, it has a story that is presented with beautiful visuals in both 3D modeled and 2D anime-style cutscenes. It's also ridiculous.

You play as a psychologically disturbed man named Vincent who is cheating on his fiance, Katherine, with a crazy psycho-bitch also named Catherine (that's Catherine with a "C"). Coming from the makers of Persona, Catherine also has you living a relatively normal life during the day, but at night is when things get crazy. Vincent's nightmares are all about climbing blocks. Also sheep. But mostly blocks. There are about 2-4 block towers to climb per night, with a boss chasing you up the tower during the last puzzle for the night. That sh*t gets insane. Anyway, there's a demo out for the game on both Xbox live and PSN, so go log in and try it. I give Catherine a 9/10. And one more thing... that butt...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Portal 2 DLC out tomorrow

As the title says, Valve is releasing some free Portal 2 downloadable content tomorrow for all three versions of the game. The pack includes additional co-op levels, a "challenge" mode for both the singler-player and multi-player games, as well as the addition of online leaderboards, which in my opinion are basically useless since a few thousand metagamers obsess over the game and make it impossible for anyone else to even dream of getting to the top. Anyway, I'm still looking forward to the extra levels and can't wait to play them with a couple friends.

P.S. Still planning on doing a review or something on Catherine and From Dust this week, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

This fanfic...

Anyone who is a fan of the game series "Animal Crossing" should read this take on the story of a game with no story. It's so crazy, and in my honest opinion, the best piece of fan fiction ever. It's about... well, you really have to read it for yourself. There are also plenty of pictures for those of you with short attention spans (such as myself). Here's the link: