Thursday, October 18, 2012

Them SEASONS


It just...it just looks so beautiful. The snow actually piles on the roads. You can watch a blizzard happen outside as your sims have a warm get together indoors. The Sims 2 never had that. Also, hot dog costume. How did they come up with that? XD

The week of November 13th will be an epic one for The Sims. I've been holding off installing my copy of Supernatural until I also have Seasons so I can install them both at once. It's going to be overwhelming two huge expansion packs at once, but in a good way. A few of the expansions for The Sims 3 have felt a bit light on the content but there's no way that's going to happen this time!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Then he Died.


...And that's how a New Hope ended.

Agh, Luke was such a pain on Sith Master at the time. Now I'm trying to do the main game on that difficulty and I'm stuck at Kazdan Paratus. Didn't think the DLC would have been easier. Now where's my Force Unleashed 3?

Monday, August 6, 2012

How to Make Pop Music Better?

Have Obama "cover" it!





Cookie Monster works pretty well too.


And because I love Star Wars, here's another one:


Hey I just met you.
And this is crazy.
But I made a blog post.
So like it maybe?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy 21st, Sonic!

Sonic is legal now?! We're all screwed.

Another year has gone by already! To celebrate the 21st birthday of my favourite video game character, I'm going to reminisce about my top three favourite levels. One from the Genesis era, one from the Dreamcast era, and one from the modern era. Funny how that works out.

Hydrocity Zone (Sonic 3, Genesis, 1994):

This one is the king of all Sonic levels for me, especially act 2. I never get tired of the sequence where you have to run away from a wall threatening to crush you. The boss battles are also really fun.  You can go so fast the camera struggles to keep up at times! There's also some interesting alternate routes. It's a water level done right. As Sonic 3 & Knuckles was the first of the classic games I played, Hydrocity was the first thing that made me really understand why the Genesis Sonic games are held in such high regard and how SEGA did what Nintendon't. Pretty much all the levels in Sonic 3 & Knuckles are gold.

Speed Highway (Sonic Adventure, Dreamcast, 1998)

A level that truly lives up to its name. My body was not ready for the awesome that is this level when I first got to play the remake (Sonic Adventure DX) on the Gamecube. While it does have some platforming bits, this level is mainly about going fast. The brief "At Dawn" segment that finishes off the level is the icing on the cake. The music for both the beginning and end are two of my favorite songs in the series. The running down the building sequence even got a nod in City Escape, the first level in Sonic Adventure 2. Plus the level was revisited in Sonic Generations. I'll always remember the chills I got when hearing the classic remix, such an awesome take on an already awesome track.

Planet Wisp (Sonic Colours, Wii, 2010)

Now this level will always have a special place in my heart. When I first started playing Sonic Colours I thought "Yeah, this game is pretty good." Then I reached the halfway point and unlocked this wonderful work of art. The way the beginning of act 1 is especially well done with the transition from greenery to a factory under construction. It's what I would consider a great example of "tragic beauty." I was breath-taken and this was on a console with only standard definition graphics. Not to mention the music is easily some of the best in the game. You normally wouldn't expect anything sounding like it in a Sonic game. It was from then where the game went from "pretty good" to the best Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2. I'm really glad Planet Wisp was chosen to represent Colours in Sonic Generations a year later.

Hope the years to come will bring even more memorable levels! I'm very excited about Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed coming out this fall. Hopefully the Wii U version will be a launch title.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

So METAL!

For Father's Day I went to Burlington with my parents to see Walk off the Earth perform in their hometown. While I didn't take any photos or video, I do want to share something awesome that was uploaded to their YouTube channel. Gianni attempts to break the record for the longest live heavy metal scream ever recorded!



I wished I could scream like that....