Wednesday, January 12, 2005

How long are you entertained by this?

Ten minutes or so.

This is an emblem generator from Halo 2, go be creative and waste time. I did mention that it was my job to waste your time, right?
http://www.redvsblue.net/halo2emblem/

I want my money back...

You gave me a broken stereotype.

New research from the ESA (Entertainment Software Association), shows that gamers aren't the slackers and bums we've come to know and love. They are actually human beings that are religious, artistic, and even social. Who knew?

From the article:
"Gamers are everywhere and they're everyone. They are your friends, neighbors, co-workers, relatives, and kids, they lead responsible and caring lives, balancing their enjoyment of interactive entertainment with many other activities important to a well-rounded lifestyle,"

Change your perspective at:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050111/115500_1.html

Monday, January 10, 2005

My old broken system...

Who knew you could literally "Break" music. I didn't, until I found this guy. DJ Saskrotch is, for lack of a better term, friekin' nuts man. He takes old 8-bit style Nintendo music, and just goes psycho with it. It gives me that nostalgic feeling, while also giving me something to bang my head to. He doesn't just use old Nintendo music, though I can see that's where his main inspiration lies. He uses some rap to accompany the break beats, and sometimes he goes just a little insane, ok, maybe more than a little. On one of his albums, he transitions from a hardcore rap song accompanied with break beat video game music, to a break beat rendition of Kermit T. Frogs "Rainbow Connection". It doesn't get any better than that.

Go check him out at his official site: http://barnofhell.com/saskrotch.htm

First order of Pointlessness...

Halo! Or more specifically, Halo 2. I've been waiting for this game for a while now(about 2 years), and I have to say that it is one of the best games I have ever played. I hesitate to say the best, but it's up there. As a game, you'd expect it wouldn't take you that long to get into the real action, and it doesn't. Halo throws you into the heat of battle only after a few minutes of story setup and player calibration. The covenant are attacking earth, and your defending an orbiting space station, unaware that the amount of shit that's about to hit the fan can fertilize all of earth and it's other planetary colonies.

You're back this time as the Master Chief, an Enhanced Human Cyborg created from the Spartan II project. And there's a newcomer also! The first cinematic of the game introduce you to an Elite Commander, the very same Elite Commander that was the leader of the fleet whose ass you kicked in the first game. Well guess what, less than half-way through the game you are this character, known as the "Arbiter". As him you command squads of Elites, instead of platoons of marines or ODST's.

The game takes you from Earth, The ruins of the old Halo, a new Halo, a Covenant Holy City, and back to Earth again. The story, like the gameplay, is relentless. You rarely get a break, and the few times that you do, you know that there's something coming, something BIG. The suspense in-game, almost rivals the suspense waiting for the game... Almost.