Hey guys… I know it’s been a while since I have written. Mostly I have just had a lot going on right now, and my PC is getting repaired right now too, so that just adds on to all the stuff!
Once I get it back I plan on returning to writing and keeping my blog updated!
Saw Ironman last night, and I must say was the best movie I have seen this year. It was fantastic! If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you go catch it tonight!
Anyways, at a local LAN center, so my time is limited! I will catch you all later!
Of course, gaming companies use this day to have a little fun, and try and “trick” us all into believing outrageous things. Well… as time has gone on, it is more expected now, so they come up with some pretty creative and bizarre ideas… some funny, others kind of lame.
Here are a few things I have come across just from today.
XFire.com – Hope you all studied and understand 1337$p34k (Leetspeak) because they did the entire website in it! Unfortunately I am rather slow when it comes to this, so I had a little trouble navigating the site this morning.
World of Warcraft - I usually find the stuff Blizzard does pretty funny, but this year it was kind of a let down. They announced a new player class the “Bard” which is a spoof of a mixture of WoW and Guitar Hero (not very original.) Also, they turned everyone’s avatar on the forums into a bear. (I don’t find this funny, or a reason behind this really, unless someone can clear up my confusion.)
I would put a link to the site, but unfortunately everytime I have tried to access it today it crashes my Firefox… annoying…
Pwned.com – Ahh yes… Pwned.com’s first April Fool’s Day ever! I honestly love this site, and am on it a lot. Most people thought it was lame, but Andy (the site owner) literally got up at like 3 AM to put it on there. I think it is rather funny, and it also scared the crap out of me because I wasn’t expecting it. To see what it is just go to http://www.pwned.com.
Lord of the Rings Online – A new player race! Chickens! Haha, well I thought it was funny because there are quests where you do get to play as a chicken (and it is surprisingly fun.) But they totally conspired this new race with it’s own housing, and they made screenshots of full raids of chickens attempting raid bosses and all! Pretty good one imo…
To check it out go here… http://www.lotro.com/amonhen
Of course I already made a blog post about the Legend of Zelda movie. But these were just a few jokes I ran into today. If you saw any other great ones… please feel free to leave them in a comment.
I actually hate when they take games and make them into movies, because most of them are really bad imo.
Kinda, goes the same way when they make games based off of popular movies… those usually aren’t great either.
Anyways… APRIL FOOLS!
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So something new and exciting is coming to the Nintendo DS Lite. Guitar Hero:On Tour! So I bet you are all wondering, “Well how the hell are they going to do that?” Here is a picture to help you see…
Looks pretty neat! The side pad just plugs into your DS, and you are good to go.
The release date given is 06/15/2008. It was of course made by Activision and will feature songs we know and love by Nirvana, OK Go, and No Doubt.
Not all details of the game have been released but we do know Activision has said it will feature similar single player Career Mode, and you will be able to pick from 6 guitarists to play in the game!
Along with single player, there will also be multiplayer, which will feature co-op and competitive two player options! The Battle mode will be very similar to that of Guitar Hero 3.
Just another new and exciting thing coming into the gaming world!
Okay, this isn’t really about gaming, but it does involve a controller and a toy… so pretty close. Plus who doesn’t love toys? How would you like to play with this?
“After this, you’ll never have the same mental image when hearing remote controlled car again. Ever. Resident engineer and all around madman Dr. James Brighton took a break from his rigorous teaching duties at Cranfield University and whipped up a RC Hummer H3 — as in, the man converted an actual Hummer H3 into a remotely controlled toy. Amazingly, the conversion was completed in just a month, and it’s reportedly able to “climb a 407-millimeter vertical wall, traverse a 40-percent side slope and operate in up to 610-millimeters of water.”
Something just for laughs… I will be updating with some gaming stuff soon! Promise!
So we know “console wars” have been going on since consoles even existed. If you don’t know what “console wars” is, it’s basically people arguing about which consoles they prefer and think are better. I personally think they are all great, and have their own unique features. But I am not here to argue about which I think are the best, and I probably will never do that. But I do want to talk about the one that has been left out a lot when it comes to gaming, but is all of a sudden getting a lot of attention… the Wii!
Since the release of Super Smash Bros Brawl the Wii is in the spotlight right now, and I am excited. I feel the Wii has been underestimated and is kind of left out in the gaming community. I think Nintendo did a great thing going outside of their comfort zone and risking a lot with this new technology that could revolutionize gaming. What is not to really love about the Wii?
I like it because it isn’t just for the hardcore gamer. Everyone enjoys it! It fondly reminds me of the days when all the neighborhood would be gathered in a basement playing Super Mario on the NES. It is so great because I can get other people to game with me who wouldn’t normally with other consoles. My friends, my family, and I can still pwn my brother at it too.
Did you also know that some nursing homes are getting Wii’s because it’s a fun and good way for the old folks to get excersize? I think that’s great! When I am old, I would want some games like that to play! I also think it is good for all of us. Wii Sports, and Wii Fit get us up off the couch and moving around a bit.
I guess what I am trying to say is, I know some of you Gamers have set aside your Wii and it is collecting dust. (I have heard from you myself.) But dust it off and play it! I think more great things are to come from it!
I am so excited! This is one of the games I am dying to play soon… and this is a new trailer released today from Korea.
So here I am giving you a first look at the Zerg Alien Race… w00t!
Okay guys… I have heard so much negativity and annoyance taken out on each other lately, that I decided things have got to change. I am going to try to get something going that I will need a lot of outside help with, but it only takes one pebble falling to sometimes start a landslide.
I want to unite us all in the gaming community. Gamers United, to help spread positivity in gaming. Aren’t you all tired of hearing about all this violence being blamed on video games? Aren’t you tired of people in the community constantly putting others down? Aren’t you tired of all this hashing out against one another when we could be having fun and playing games?
Let’s make a stand together then! People are constantly complaining about what is going on right now in the gaming world, so here is a chance to stop it. I just threw this banner together, but I would love for others to get creative and make their own too! Send them too me and I will add them along with this one!
If you choose to sport this banner on your pwned profile, myspace, or any other website here are some things you must agree to and try to do.
-We are ALL GAMERS, not “Girl Gamers,” not “Guy Gamers.” If you enjoy video games, no matter how frequently you play them, you are a GAMER. Anyone who claims to be a GAMER is until proven otherwise. You do not have to take gaming very seriously or compete in competitions to be a GAMER. You do not have to like certain games to be a GAMER.
- Help spread positivity and fun back into gaming. Try to end the prejudice, racism, and very foul frequent language that occurs. Normal trash talk and taunting is fun and okay, but we all know there is a line you should try not to cross.
-Be open to others to join the community! The more the merrier, and more people that can help others be less ignorant about gaming.
-Stop the stereotypes. Not all gamers are “nerdy” or “fat.” Not all females who play games are “ugly” or “attention whores.” Also females, drop the bitchiness toward one another and support and have fun together. Let’s try to treat each other as equals.
I know a lot of this sounds corny, but a lot of people keeps complaining about what has been going on in our communities right now and these are the changes that need to happen. We need more blogs about cool games, and funny stories about pwning people rather than about all the negativity that has been going on.
I think I am going to take the day off from writing and game today…
Maybe i’ll have something for you tomorrow.