Friday, January 20, 2012

American Idol Time Again?

Last year I sort of "picked" Scotty McCreery to win it all right from the beginning and was surprised how much traffic my blog saw because of it, so I guess I should try to do the same thing again this year. I hope there's some character on the show that generates a huge amount of buzz and will be almost guaranteed to make the top 10. The downside to all of this is that I'm going to have to watch the episodes of American Idol to see which horse I'm going to bet on.

I might even take the extra step and make a blog specifically for one of them if I think they're good enough. Think about it, if they make it big and win the entire thing I could turn the blog into a site that sells cd's and make some pretty good money if people think it's a fan-club or something. The upside is that after I pick which "horse" I'm going to try and get traffic from American Idol will become a much more interesting show as I now stand to lose something if my guy does bad.

This is starting to sound a lot like human horse racing, but I'm ok with that. I'm going to learn from my lesson last year when I should've bucked up and bought and turned it into some sort of fan-club/cd sales page to try and make some bucks by getting on the gravy train that is American Idol. Well, if you want to get in on this frenzy you can just watch some episodes of AI and throw down some posts(read:bets) on your pick and see if they win place or show. You may not actually make any money or win any special prizes, but it's bound to be a wild ride.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

World of Warcraft Gold

So we meet again World of Warcraft, I thought I finished my free trial and put you away never to be seen from again. Now I'm like Gollum  with  my precious, why did they have to start handing out free wow accounts left and right. Who cares that they're limited to level 20, it's still just as addictive.

I've played a little bit more and can say for certain that if I spent the money and got an actual account I'd be done for. I'd sit on my computer for 20 hours a day and do nothing but get gold, fight people, and just waste time in general. I don't know why people  campaign against tobacco companies when wow is much worse for todays youth.

I'm even thinking about trying to get them to ban my World of Warcraft account so that I can never play it again. Drastic times call for drastic measures. There's no way i'd be able to stop myself from power leveling   to max level and then what, I finally start playing the game. That's the problem with WOW is that you can do anything, ANYTHING. It's almost like Skyrim, another game I have consciously avoided for fear that it consumes my life. I think I just have to avoid awesome role-playing games like they're the plague, because once I start playing them it will be like crack cocaine. And we've all seen those PSA's about crack, except I'd be in the one for World of Warcraft.

Here's a little before and after pic of some guy that started playing World of Warcraft. 1000 gold to whoever tells me how to stop this from happening to me.

before and after playing World of Warcraft, boy did he get fat.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bangkok Dangerous

This is hopefully the conclusion to my stupid action movie phase of posting. It was the holidays, I had to watch a ton of terrible action movies. This one wasn't that bad all things considered, Nicolas Cage was awesome as usual, the entire setting of the movie(Bangkok) was perfect, and even the side characters made sense. The huge problem was with the ending.

Why, Why, Why, Why would Nicolas Cage's character kill himself in the end? What possibly happened where he couldn't get away anymore? Could he not just walk over and shoot the dude? There was no point to that, so the entire movie sucks because the director/editor/everyone involved was too chicken to put in a badass ending where Cage blows the bad guys head off and runs away from the cops and retires to a tropical paradise. This is why I don't completely like too many movies, because even if the entire movie goes right they'll always ruin the ending by trying to make it "happy" or something like that.

Well this has been a rant about what could've been a good movie. I need to walk into Hollywood and slap some directors/writers in the face and make them produce my movie. I call it "The Best Movie Ever Made, it's about a guy that goes around blowing stuff up, making stupid jokes, and ripping peoples throats. Oh wait, that movie's already been made and it's called MacGruber, one of my favorite movies of all time.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Punisher 2

Here's the thing for anyone reading this, I enjoy stupid action movies. Not that stuff you see Tom Cruise in, what was it, Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol, that's too toned-down for my tastes. You'll never see Tom Cruise rip a dudes head off or unnecessarily blow somebody up with a rocket launcher. You will however see both in Punisher: War Zone, the sequel to the first Punisher movie.

Okay, the reason I picked this one from the library instead of all the others was the promise on the back of "Strong Brutal Violence". I've never seen a movie that's been rated  R for strong brutal violence, normally strong violence is enough. So I popped it in and within 5 minutes the punisher had killed about 20 guys in absolutely horrific ways, awesome. There's one problem though, the time in between the brutal killing sucks. I mean it really sucks, it's so bad I would advise fast-forwarding through it. But it gave me an idea.

I want to start a company that takes normal action movies, and edits them, removing all traces of story. All you'd be left with is about 15 minutes of pure action fight sequences without any of the boring melodrama. I wouldn't stop there, I would take every single action movie ever made and splice the action sequences into the single best movie ever made. Now you're probably thinking that movies need the soft-mushy bits to function, and without them we'd all be left confused wondering why people are shooting at each other, while that's where you're wrong.

Nobody watches a movie like Punisher: War Zone for the story, we watch it to see some badass moves and gruesome killings, that's what my movie titled simply: 'Action' will provide. Look for it in theaters never, although it might be online sometime after I stop procrastinating.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gears of War 3 Graphics

It's been awhile, but I'm back for some more blogging, hopefully this time I can keep it up. My last post was about Gears of War, so what better way to get back into the swing of things than with a Gears of War 3 post. The thing I'm most impressed about with Gears 3 is the graphics. I first played through it in offline co-op mode, so splitting the 42' widescreen in half didn't give me the feeling that the graphics were much improved from the previous 2 games. But boy was I wrong.

cole train from gears of war 3 wearing his alternative costume. Can't stop the train baby!

Once I hopped into a single player campaign I was completely blown away. Keep in mind that up to this point the newest game I'd been playing was Mass Effect II, which has decent graphics that nobody cares about because it's all about the story. But Holy Cow did gears go over the top. I can't help but feel that the online multiplayer would be unbelievably fast without such graphics, but who am I to complain. Nobody cares about lag when they know it affects everyone equally, all I want is to watch as my chainsaw gun rips locust to shreds as Cole Train shouts insults.

Of course Cole Train is my favorite Gear, can't stop the train baby! I'm so glad they actually included a mini-chapter about the infamous Cole in the campaign, but why was is so short? Throughout the campaign I couldn't help but feel that it was rushed through, that the developers could've made it much longer than the 10 hours it took. But I completely understand why they would gloss over that when there's so much riding on the multiplayer. They're probably thinking that if we wanted good single players games we'd buy them, because in Gears of War 3 it's all about the multiplayer.

They finally got around to putting some awesome executions into the game, not like anyone will use them in multiplayer because they "waste time". I waste all the time I want because I always enjoy it killing the same guy 5-6 times in a single round and every time rubbing it in his face by slapping him around when he's on the ground. It seems like every game I buy lately has pushed itself onto my top 10 games list, pretty soon I'll have to make an actual top 10 list so I can keep track of what now seems like 30 games that I call my top 10.

Thanks for reading and coming back to my blog after this extended absence. I hope to get back into the swing of things and should start making my blog rounds again.