Saturday, March 19, 2011

My New (Video Game) Obessions.

Being the weirdo/nerd/dork/gamer/geek that I am, I've obtained two new obsessions having to do with video games.

The first is collector's editions. I've become obsessed with getting collector's editions of games. My current collection of collector's editions is relatively small, but it will grow with time.

The whole thing started when I found out about the amazing LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector's Edition and pre-ordered it instantly. It comes with the game (duh), a bunch of DLC costumes for Sackboy, LittleBigPlanet 2 themed bookends (dubbed "game-ends"), and a 7" plush doll of Sackboy himself!

A few months later (the same month LBP2 came out), my good friend Brian told me that GameStop had clearance priced all of the remaining copies of Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition ($29.99 new). It was too good of an offer to pass up, so I went out and grabbed it ASAP. It comes with the game (duh) in a collector's edition case and a bonus behind-the-scenes disk, a full size Batarang replica (modeled after the ones in the game), Dr. Young's Journal, which is an encyclopedia of Batman characters wrapped in a leather casing (not leather bound, the book is more akin to a graphic novel), and a HUGE bat-shaped case to store it all in.

This started the obsession. Not only do you get a great game, but a bunch of other awesome (albeit useless) crap to show off to people who don't have the collector's edition. It's the ultimate way of saying either, "I'm cooler than you," or, "Look at how big of a dork I am!"

... I haven't quite figured out which one it is yet.

I also recently picked up the Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Collector's Edition for $24.99 new on eBay. It comes with the game (duh), a 6" fully articulated action figure of Matt Baker (the main character in the game), a Brothers in Arms comic book, and a map of the entire operation that takes place during the game.

My other obsession is a much more costly endeavor, therefore it has been put on the back burner (somewhat). I'll write more about that one when I'm further along with it.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Old Flame.

Recently I traded my Xbox 360 for a Playstation 2. Now before you spout blasphemy and condemn me to video game hell, I have to let you know: I am a PS fanboy. I've never cared for Microsoft's consoles. I never really got into the original Xbox, and, after having already owned a Playstation 3 for some time, I finally took the plunge and went to pick up and Xbox 360. I was thoroughly unimpressed. After a while, I was really missing my PS2 games, So I did the only sensible thing: traded my unused Xbox 360 for a system I will use. An old, Phat, Playstation 2.

Now, I'll be honest. There is really only one reason why I did this. What, you ask? What could possibly compel me to give up a current generation, HD Xbox 360 for something as antiquated as an original model PS2? The answer is quite simple.

Kingdom Hearts.

Yup. That game alone (well, that and a few others, RE4 comes to mind) is the reason. The first game I bought once I re-acquired the PS2 was... Metal Gear Solid 2... but the second game I bought was Kingdom Hearts. I love this game. The minute I booted it up, and I heard the Title menu background music, I was suddenly flooded with fond memories of staying up all hours of the night with my Sister and Brother-in-law, just playing for "a little bit longer, then we'll go to bed."

That is exactly what I've been doing.

Now, I don't have as much downtime to devote to it as I did when I was younger (family and work take up most of my time), But every chance I get I play it. Be it only for 15 minutes, an hour or a power session of 3 or more hours. This game will never get old to me.

I'm willing to overlook the horrible camera controls (L2 and R2 to rotate?! Really!?), and the bad lip synch. This game is such a wonderful experience that all the positives in it negate those two negatives.

This post was kind of a ramble, and I apologize. I just felt I owed my follower something new to read.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Here's one for the kid in the back.... AKA my brother.

Kevin is gay. that is all.

Haha, not really.

So my intention was to start blogging again, but between work, the family, the band and assassin's creed 2, it's hard to find time! But I will do my best to blog about useless things that no one except my one follower will read.

That one follower is my brother. That's cool and all, but it would be cooler if it was someone I didn't know. Someone who was like, "Oh, I'll follow this guy because his posts are cool." But no. It's just the obligatory, "Okay, I guess I'll follow you since we're related and I have to pretend to be nice to you."

I promise my next post will not be about my (lack of) followers. It will probably be about video games or something.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Back. But unfortunately, Not in Black

So I have decided to start my blog back up. After not doing anything on it for over a year, I figured "why not?"

I don't have much to say at this moment, but you can rest assured that I will be posting stuff in a similar vein as before. Video games, movies, and more of that ilk. Stay tuned.

...or else.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Brother's Blog Machine, or how I realized that I over use parentheses

So my older... I wouldn't say "wiser,"

.....OK let's try this:

So my older, wishes-he-was-wittier (not the city, hence the lack of "h" after the "w") brother has started his very own blogger blog (blogger blog... sounds a little redundant). You should go read it. It's just rants about things like politics and how dumb people are.

He did a good post about the stupid retards from some coalition for the advocacy of retards (yeah, I'm not PC; Deal with it) and how they are protesting the film "Tropic Thunder" for it's use of the word "retard." Go read it now. It's an interesting read.

Unless you're easily offended (aka right wing republican). Then don't read it. You'll just find another "anti-american" thing to rant about in your stupid forwarding emails that no one cares about.

here's the link

Monday, July 21, 2008

Let's Put a Smile on that Face...

Thursday night, at 11:59PM, I sat in my chair in the auditorium, second row from the front (not by choice), and the trailers began to roll. A few minutes later, a movie began. This movie was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

A gritty, dark, somewhat depressing crime drama with an excellent cast that sucks you in during the opening bank heist and keeps you in until the credits roll.

This is not exactly the description you'd expect from a movie adaptation of a comic book, but it's all true. The Dark Knight is truly an exceptional film.

as with Wall-E, I'm not going to go in to details about the film, just know that it is definitely worth watching in theaters.

Also, everyone is talking about Ledger's performance as the Joker. Now, I understand that he is getting a lot more praise for the role because he passed away, and usually I feel that it is not really deserved (as is the case with Kurt Cobain), but he truly did an exceptional job. He loses himself in the role, and I entirely forgot that I was watching Heath Ledger playing the Joker, I was watching the Joker play himself.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thoughts on WALL-E

In this age of (crappy) sequels and (even crappier) remakes, finding a good movie to watch is like trying to find a needle in a planet made out of hay.

This past weekend, I found that needle, and it's name is WALL-E.

Pixar has yet again proved that they are some of the most talented people in the movie making industry, even after being bought by Disney. WALL-E is quite possibly one of the best movies I have ever had the pleasure of viewing, animated or otherwise.

even the poster designs are good

I won't go into details regarding the plot, but the movie delivers on every level, and also shows how talentless many actors are in Hollywood today, when an animated robot can show more emotion than an actual human actor.

This was not a formal review or anything, just my thoughts on this insanely good movie. I expect Disney will be whoring WALL-E's likeness out on everything they can, from toys to cereal boxes, to toilet paper. Can't wait for the Blu-Ray release. I'd easily give it a 10/10.