Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Random Funny Picture Dump: Communist Basketball

Lady Gaga Says She HATES "Telephone" Music Video

Despite being a internet hit, Gaga says she doesn't like her Telephone video. Saying she wished she had more chances to edit it. 

Nintendo Download for May 30th 2011


FAST – Racing League
Publisher: Shin'en Multimedia
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: In the year 2112, the masses are fascinated by extreme high-speed races. The latest antigravity racing technology introduced phase-shifting. Perfectly phase-matching tracks and racing machines is the key to survival. Prepare yourself for a whole new racing experience at breakneck speeds. Push your skills to the limit to win races and beat records. Challenge your friends to an all-out split-screen competition. Compete against ruthless opponents and race to the top of all leagues. Warm up your engines – the future is now.

BIT.TRIP VOID (demo version)
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 600 Wii Points
Description: BIT.TRIP VOID is the third installment in the retro-arcade BIT.TRIP saga.BIT.TRIP VOID is a synesthetic exploration of rhythm and music as they pertain to our everyday lives and moods. In a control scheme that's new to the series yet wholly familiar to gamers, players are given complete freedom to move about the screen wherever they desire and interact with the music in new ways. The classic game-play aesthetic remains – color and the absence of color are explored to the fullest. Trip out in four-player co-op and get lost in the beat with a friend. See if you can survive the onslaught of Beats and further your own BIT.TRIP.

Virtual Console™

Super Adventure Island
Original platform: SNES
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Adventure Island is a mysterious and beautiful land that has many hidden dangers. The hero of the island, Master Higgins, protects its inhabitants from many deadly creatures. He has restored peace to the uncharted island on many occasions. But something terrible has happened. While Master Higgins and Jeanie Jungle were stargazing, a dangerous entity known only as Dark Cloak turned Jeanie to stone. Master Higgins must venture toward Dark Cloak's castle at the foot of Ice Mountain to rescue her.

House M.D. - Globetrotting
Publisher: Legacy Interactive
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Drug Reference, Sexual Themes
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Whenever a patient is dying and no one can find any answers, the elite Diagnostic Medicine department at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital must follow all leads to uncover the truth. Patients and family members lie to protect their own peculiar secrets, and the most unlikely clues sometimes can lead to answers. Dr. Gregory House and his team race to unravel a new medical mystery. An aging TV host seems to care less about his own health than his fame and reputation. Track down the correct diagnosis by interviewing and examining the patient, running lab tests and even performing surgery. Every piece of evidence reveals part of the solution, so careful observation and analysis are key. The clock is ticking – be prepared for multiple twists and turns as you solve the case.

B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel
Publisher: Subdued Software
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Use of Tobacco, Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel is a humorous, action-packed squad-based shooter in which players control a small private army whose soldiers were hired from all over the world. Lead your platoon through an onslaught of commandos, voodoo warriors, dangerous guerillas… and that's just the beginning. When the action gets too intense to manage on your own, hook up with a friend in multiplayer mode to battle your way through the bullets. While intense action is the game's chief focus, its multiple weapons, upgradeable equipment and destructible environment further enrich the experience.

Valet Parking 1989
Publisher: Zordix AB
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Valet Parking 1989 combines fun driving with the humor and style of the late 1980s. Park and deliver cars as fast as possible in this time-management puzzle game. The setting is California, where glamorous celebrities let you park their radical sports cars and luxurious limousines. Play the movie-like story mode to unlock levels for endless play. Earn money to buy a cool car and drive it to the beach in style. Don't let the VIP guests wait any longer. Put on your vest and push the pedal to the metal.

Devil May Cry Series Getting HD Remake

The Devil May Cry games (assuming that it is 1, 2, and 3) will be coming to PS3 soon like many other PS2 series. 

Sony's PSP2/NGP May Be Called Vita?

Rumors are coming up because of this sub-domain. Frankly they just need to call it PSP2.

My Thoughts on the Presidency of Millard Fillmore

After Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore becomes our 13th President. 

Fillmore didn't do too much of notice domestically. His biggest issue was trying to handle the slavery issue. Frankly his actions were probably like putting duct tape on something broken. It solved the problem for the moment, but it would eventually come apart. 

But to give respect, Fillmore did some more notable stuff in his foreign policy. One of his roles helped open Japan up to foreign trade. After a whole bunch of drama in the land of the rising sun like the Boshin war, Japan finally woke up and became more Western. A move that worked out more for their sake than us Americans. 

He did protect the Hawaiian Islands from annexation by the French ruler Napoleon III. A very wise move. 

He did fumble a bit when it came to Cuba. Southerners wanted it as another slave state, and after a failed invasion made Fillmore give an apology to the Spanish. 

One of the last things of importance was the arrival of Lajos Kossuth. He was a man who was exiled from Hungary and one of the first promoters of democracy there. He urged that America should intervene with Europe, and stop staying netural. He had the support of most German-American immigrants, and they probably cost Fillmore the Whig nomination since their numbers were too large to ignore. 

Was Fillmore a bad president? Eh, I'm a little iffy on that one. I'll give him a little slack for being stuck in a shitty political time. I admire some of the things he did, but I really can't rank him more than decent. 

Fact of the Day: Duck's Quacks Do Echo

Despite the urban legend, Duck's quacks do echo.

Things I Like: SSX Tricky

Never really played snowboarding games before this, but hey I can give more of them a shot. 
I loved the sense of speed, and just the feeling of moving down the mountain. 
The trick moves and other modes were also fun to tap into. 

Things I Hate: Columns (Sega Genesis)

Columns was Sega's answer to Tetris. Guess which series is still re-released?

It's not exactly the worst puzzle game I've ever had the chance to play, but it's very bland and simple. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Jose Canseco Wants to Marry Lady Gaga

No they aren't dating, they might have never met before. But Jose Canseco tweeted that he wanted to marry her, and that he was her biggest fan. I don't think Gaga will want this Little Monster. 

John McCain Thinks Sarah Palin Can Beat Barack Obama

John McCain who lost the last Presidential election has put his faith in his old running mate. 

Saying she's competitive enough to win if you decides to run. Palin doesn't stand a fucking chance. 

Watched Escape From New York

Being made almost a decade before I was born, I never got a chance to watch it until now. 
I've heard plenty about the movie, especially all the references Metal Gear Solid makes to it. 
The story is set in New York in 1997 where the city has been turned into a prison, and the President is captured within the city, and someone must get him out. 
That man is Snake Plissken, who is offered a full pardon from the government if he rescues the President.  
He finds out that the President is being help captive by "The Duke" a de-facto leader who rules the criminal New York City. 
Speaking of the President, I really enjoyed his role at the end. 
Escape from New York is a unique movie with a fast pace and plenty of action. If you like action movies you'll love this, because this is easily one of the better movies I've seen come out of Netflix instant. 

Fact of the Day: Goldfish Have Good Eyes

The common goldfish is one of the few if only animals that can see ultra-violet and infra-red light.