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....

Friday, June 8, 2012

Wii U is BANANAS



Alternate title: Wii U is Driving me BANANAS With Excitement.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Quiet...

...Too quiet.



Felt like taking a break from the blogging and YouTube thing. Might start again though. Maybe. Technical issues are preventing me from finishing my Aussie Life video blogs, but hopefully I can do a last entry in the near future to wrap it up. Can't believe it's been over 6 months since I arrived home. Where did the time go?!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Canada DOES Make Good Music

We take a break from the Batman spam for something pretty cool. Check out this rising star Kathleen Edwards! She produces some really melodic tunes.



I first downloaded Change the Sheets when it was a free single of the week on iTunes and got hooked instantly. Now I have the entire Voyageur album and not a single "meh" at all. Highly recommend it!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

SOPA and PIPA = Temporarily Pwned






















So it seems we've won...at least for now. SOPA is only being sent back to the drawing board, but as long as we have crazy politicians the battle is never over. Not to mention there's still ACTA til deal with in Europe.

The only unfortunate thing is that Megaupload and Megavideo were taken down. That's thanks to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act however, not SOPA.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Save the Internet!

Say no to SOPA and PIPA! Don't know what I'm talking about?

Be enlightened.

Or if you don't like reading, check out these videos:

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.





On top of all the things mentioned in those videos, the concept of fan sites would be destroyed. The hilarious Garfield Minus Garfield wouldn't have existed under SOPA. The brony phenomenon never would have happened without the Internet. Much of the YouTube community will be destroyed if SOPA passes. Even this harmless blog will be in danger of being taken down. The past two entries alone were about the Batman, and that's without going into the rest of my almost 100 post history.

Yes of course companies should be allowed to combat theft of their materials. They would lose potential profits otherwise, but the way SOPA and PIPA will do things are much too extreme and make our Internet like China's. Is that something we really want to aspire to? *Insert bad joke about 2012 being the end of the Internet here*

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Batclaw

Time to become 20% more badass.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Husky Gruff Voice Time

HURURURURUR


*Sneak sneak sneak*
*Does Ranjit How I Met Your Mother impression* HELLO!

In other words, Batman Arkham Asylum is awesome. Downloaded it from the Mac App Store, no regrets. Can't seem to find the Joker DLC although I do have the map packs. At first I thought I should wait for Arkham City to be ported but that will probably take years.