Monday, November 8, 2010

Bangkok Knockout

Check out the latest trailer for Bangkok Knockout. It's choreographed by the same person who choreographed the fight sequences for Ong Bak, so I'm sure we can all expect a ton of flying knees, elbows, and over the top non-stop action. Yes please!

Friday, November 5, 2010


It has been quite some time since we've heard some new music from Pogo. Don't fret friends, because he recently released an awesome mix comprised of samples from the Disney animated classic "Snow White". Enjoy and have a great weekend gang!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

McBusters 2

A follow up to the super awesome McBusters. Check it out!

Ellen Scaring The Hell Out Of Guests Montage

Ellen you're a jerk!

Candy Warhol

If you haven't been to Etsy lately, then I recommend that you go there and check out Candy Warhol Studio, created by Etsy user Whitkneee.  At Candy Warhol you can find handmade pot holders, prints of everyone's favorite Italian siblings, and the mushrooms they abuse to "power up". Whitkneee also has some cool and friendly monsters for sale (sounds like a slave trade, if you ask me). All of the art is reasonably priced and the prints are framed! Head over to Candy Warhol Studio and get yourself some sweet art.*

* Yes, I realize that was a terrible pun but I refuse to apologize for it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Y:The Next TV Show?

With the successful premier of AMC's "The Walking Dead" last night, I think that it is safe to say that we'll be hearing news of more series being developed into live action shows in the near future. Marvel and DC Comics have both briefly discussed plans to develop television programs. There has also been talk of "Chew" hitting the small screen. So the question lies, which series could be the next epic hit? For me, the answer is quite simple, "Y: The Last Man"  

For those of you not in the know, "Y: The Last Man" is a tale of Yorik Brown living in a world where every male mammal (with the exception of his monkey Ampersand) spontaneously and mysteriously died at the same time. During his adventures, Yorick learns what takes to really become a "man" in a world full of women.The story heavily focuses on gender issues, sexuality, and science/technology disrupting the "natural order".

Brian K. Vaughan's post apocalyptic masterpiece has been in Hollywood's developmental purgatory for years. It's time to let go and let someone else actually do something with the property. Honestly, Hollywood has never been the right place for the series. Y would suffer the same problem as "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World". While Scott Pilgrim was a great movie, it was essentially a cliff notes version. Due to the sheer amount of content of the series and time restraints for a film, many of the ancillary characters were not fully realized on screen. Television would allow Y to flourish as a weekly, hour long, drama. Vaughan wrote issues that were stand alone stories but also served the overall story, which would be perfect for television. A series that is filled unique locales and characters, action, sci-fi, comedy, and drama?! Yes please!

So there you have it gang! How do you think "Y: The Last Man" would hold up on TV? What comic book series would you like to see television?

Jesus Lean

Last week we were movin like Bernie. This week it's all about doing the Jesus lean! No, you didn't misread that, someone actually made a snap song about Jesus! I doubt that it was B-Shoc's intention to make a super funny video, but that was the end result. For some reason I don't see this "dance craze" taking off.  

Friday, October 29, 2010

Video Game Creepypasta Pt 3: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Last in my triple threat creepypasta postfest, we have a story about The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (aka "BEN DROWNED").  Prepare to have any fond memories you may have had of Majora's Mask warped into paranoia and dread. 

As with the other video game creepypastas, this story starts with the writer obtaining a suspicious video game cartridge.  The writer buys a copy of Majora's Mask from a creepy old man at a flea market.  When the writer goes to play the game he notices a saved game marked "BEN".  The writer decides to delete the file, and...well, let's just say he shouldn't have done that.  From here on out bizarre and ominous events begin occuring in game.

This story is long, but is extremely well written.  The real icing on the cake is that there are videos that document the supposed game activity documented in the story.  I've attached the first video below, if you want to see the entire story and videos go here.  Also here, if you find that version difficult to read.

If you just want to watch the videos, you can view them on Kotaku.

Video Game Creepypasta Pt 2: Pokemon Black

It's time for your second helping of video game creepypasta; this one is Pokemon flavored!

Before Nintendo ran out of prismatic colors, precious metals, and birth stones to name their various Pokemon adaptions after; there was simply Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue.  It was a simpler time where one only needed to catch 151 Pokemon to catch them all.  Pokemon was just a simple, wholesome game about children obsessively trapping one of every known species of wild animal in a baseball-sized cage and forcing said animals into turn-based combat. 

Enter Pokemon Black. 

Now, I know what some of you are thinking.  Nintendo did release a Pokemon Black and White recently.  However, this game/creepypasta emerged well before the current (and legitimate) Pokemon Black.

The tale of Pokemon Black starts like most video game creepypastas, with the protagonist obtaining a mysterious game cartridge.  The cartridge is supposedly a hacked version of Pokemon Red entitled, you guessed it, Pokemon Black. 

What makes Pokemon Black different from Pokemon Red?


Shortly after the player acquires their first pokemon, an additional pokemon called "ghost" is added to your party.  This is where things start to get eery.

Ghost uses an ability called "Curse" on pokemon and pokemon trainers alike; the ability "curse" is fatal.  Here's an excerpt from the story to explain.

“Defending Pokémon were unable to attack Ghost — it would only say they were too scared to move. When the move “Curse” was used in battle, the screen would cut to black. The cry of the defending Pokémon would be heard, but it was distorted, played at a much lower pitch than normal. The battle screen would then reappear, and the defending Pokémon would be gone. If used in a battle against a trainer, when the Pokéballs representing their Pokemon would appear in the corner, they would have one fewer Pokéball.”

The implication was that the Pokémon died."

And it just gets creepier from there.  Read the full original story here.

Video Game Creepypasta for Halloween Pt. 1: Super Mario 64

The intarwebz defines Creepypasta as creepy stories that are often copied and pasted throughout the web.  Creepypasta is the internet generation's take on the classic campfire ghost story.  There's a few creepypasta tales that have received some considerable attention (and hence more copy-pasting) over the years.

Recently, I've stumbled upon a few creepypastas about video games.  Video game creepypasta often involves a mysterious game cartridge that either winds up being haunted/possessed or containing a twisted version of the original game.  These stories are considered old by most internet circles, but since it's Halloween and they're relatively new to me I figured, why not?

It's a me! In a your nightmares!
First up, we have a creepypasta about a possessed Super Mario 64 cartridge.

Without spoiling too much, the story is about a college kid who orders a Super Mario 64 cartridge via a suspicious website pop-up ad.  Upon playing the game, the protagonist has Mario traversing a horrific world that's more Amityville Horror than Mushroom Kingdom.  The whole thing gets a little over-the-top at the end, but it's still interesting and engaging.

Click here to read the story.  Check back later for another serving of video game creepypasta.

Happy Halloween/Happy Friday!

Happy Halloween gang!

I know things have been pretty quiet around here for the past few weeks, and for that we're sorry.  Remember, none of us are professional bloggers--we just play them on the internet--so occasionally we get caught up in other stuff.

Anyways, to make it up to you all here's a picture of one of the greatest Halloween costumes of all time:  Dog Blanka. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fable III, Part 2

Continuing from yesterdays post, today I am going to review the good, the bad, and the not so attractive of Fable II, and my wishlist for Fable III.

Four years after the great success of Fable, Microsoft and Lionhead Studies released Fable II. Fable had a lot of promising moments and plenty to build on. With a new console in the Xbox 360 and an updated graphics engine, this was shaping up to be better than the original. But was it...?

*Warning* If you haven't played the game, this post will contain spoilers.

The short answer to that question is no. Now, that isn't to say Fable II didn't have some great moments, but I just feel like it didn't hold up. The main reason for this is the story and story telling. As stated in my previous post, I think Fable had one of the best told stories in gaming, and you felt a connection with everything in the world. In Fable II, I just never got that feeling.

The story still takes place in the world of Albion, but about 500 years after the original game. The Guild and Heroes are all but gone. You start your story in the run down town of Bowerstone, following your sister around, doing small chores to earn some money. With your money, you wind up buying a magic box from a street vendor -- a box that is told to grant its owner a wish. The siblings wish to live in the main castle of Albion (Castle Fairfax), and the box vanishes.That night you find your self going to Castle Fairfax by order of Lord Lucien (magic box is magic for sure!). You travel to the castle and meet Lord Lucien. Soon you find yourself in a weird experiment by Lucien, where he discovers you are not one of the three, but either you or your sister is the fourth, so Lucien shoots both of you. You wake up much later only to learn your sister was killed.

So the story actually starts out pretty good, but it was only down hill from there for me. I never really felt connected to characters in this game. I really felt more like I was just going through the motions. I even felt like I lost the original drive of the story at times, as if what happened to your sister was simply forgot about. Its really all about you and what you want to do with your life now.

Movin Like Bernie

Does anyone really know how to "Dougie"?! Here's a dance that you can do if you're drunk or white. The best part it's based on one of the best movies of all time.... "Weekend At Bernies 2: The Underwater Treasure". Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to move like Bernie!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fable III

With Fable III coming out tomorrow, I wanted to recap and post my wish list for a franchise I hold pretty close to my gaming heart. So lets start from the beginning.

*Warning* If you haven't played Fable or Fable II yet, this post will contain spoilers...

The original Fable came out in 2004 for the original Xbox, and it is one of my favorite games of all time. The game had its hits and misses, but what truly sold me hook, line, and sinker was the story. In my personal opinion, Fable has one of the most well told stories in all of gaming. You start out as a young boy in Oakvale, a small, peaceful town in the world of Albion. Its your sister's birthday, and its pretty much her worst birthday ever. Soon after the game starts, the town is raided, your father is killed, and your mother and sister are kidnapped. After the dust settles, a mysterious man named Maze shows up to help, and takes you to the Guild. The Guild is where you are introduced to all of the abilities of the Hero, as well as many of the main characters in the game. Once your training is complete, you are off to find out who is responsible for what happened to your family, and finally get your revenge.

Now, I know when written out like this, it doesn't sound all that original, and at its core, the story really isn't. But the story is told and played in such an way that it really draws you in. You feel connected to your character and the people you meet. One of the things that really draws you in deeper is the decisions you are faced with. The first time I played through the game, I thought a lot of the decisions were really tough, heavy decisions. Without giving too much away, some of these decisions were whether or not to kill your childhood training partner, and yes, your sister. They were also tough because you weren't sure how the world or story line would change with each decision. But this was also one of the downfalls of the game.