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My thoughts on the new Doctor

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

I’m going to give my thoughts on the new doctor… because everyone is dying to hear my opinion, right?

Okay, so for those unaware, the new Doctor has been confirmed, and will be played by Jodie Whittaker, making his the first female ro ever play the doctor… unless you somehow count the parody written by Stephen Moffat for Comic Relief 1999.

Personally, I’m not sure how I feel about the choice of the new Doctor…
 

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Watch Planet of the Apes (Playstation) Angry Video Game Nerd: Episode 146″ su YouTube

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

New AVGN! This was a good episode!

The fifth Batman film that never was, Batman Triumphant

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Very interesting article I came across! I’m doing research for a new post I’m making, look out for that!

The Daily P.O.P.

(image from http://www.batmantriumphant.com/)
It’s easy to shrug off these demons today, but back in the 1990’s, being a Batman fan was a gruesome pass time. What started as a celebration of the pulp comic book hero in Tim Burton’s 1989 film quickly became an exercise in marketing and merchandising. I’m no fool (I guess) so I realize that these films are released in the Summer so that families looking to escape the heat can cram into an air-conditioned cinema gulping on Coke-filled cups bearing Batman fighting a super villain and escape the world for an hour or two. I greatly appreciated Batman Returns when it was released but as a moody teenager I was the target audience so it worked. The Siouxsie and the Banshees song helped too. The third film was massively successful by continuing the trend of pitting Batman against two villains played by major film super…

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This is why I’m losing interest in video games…

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

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It’s things that this that really tick me off!

I believe it’s the consumers right to mod what they buy. As long as they don’t resell it. (Even then, I’d say a very limited number of copies is still okay)

However, that would be me caring for the consumers, and proposing that I don’t have control over something, and that is unacceptable in the industry!

I think they’re going to singlehandedly kill off the entire PC community by doing this, maybe not immediately, but in the long run, like any other games, people will lost interest.

but that’s okay with the, because that would mean they’d have interest in forking over money for a new game!

How long have Take Two sunken from making mods acceptable in San Andreas, to outright outlawing them entirely in GTA V!

“Is it because of the Hot Cofee Incident?”, I have my doubts, because 1: That was over 10 years ago, and 2: Hot Cofee, with Rockstar’s fault, they added it then, but then hid it, modder simply uncovered it…

From the point of view from an indie developer, I love the idea of modding. The lifespan of my original Rossies game was extended thanks to it being open source, and other people making mods and even total conversions of the game! I was seeing new content based on something I created it. I planted the seed to a then-growing community!

It’s that that makes me commited to make all my games open source, communities are a good thing! Maybe not finantially, but… well, fananical is all that matters to corporations, I forgot.

So my closeing words are: Fuck you Take Two!

Have a nice day!

Pirate Bay founder: We’ve lost the internet, it’s all about damage control now

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

I suppose we can also extend this to PC gaming… 

https://thenextweb.com/eu/2017/06/09/pirate-bay-founder-weve-lost-the-internet-its-all-about-damage-control-now/?amp=1

The Collective Working to Save VHS Tapes Before They Decay | Mental Floss

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

This article is a hard read, it’s sad to know that VHS tapes, something that is a big part of many lives, won’t be usable any more after a couple of decades.

Though on the bright side, the article mentions that digital doesn’t last forever, either. As someone who hates digital, that made me happy.

Though it means that we need a format for preserving things. I hope we find it.

Interestingly enough, the article states that film is a more preservable format than tape or digital… I always thought film and tape were one and the same… I guess you learn something new every day.

Source: http://mentalfloss.com/article/501520/collective-working-save-vhs-tapes-they-decay

“N64 isn’t dead yet! THPS 3 is coming out”

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

I stumbled across something midly interesting.

This is an old thread on IGN forums from 2002 discussing the announcement of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 on the Nintendo 64, which would then turn out to be the final game on that console!

I feel like an architect discovering ancient ruins or like I stepped into a time machine!

This is amazing! It’s interesting to see how people thought about it when they came out.

The majority of people were saying that it was just a rumour, and that it would never happen, other have said it never came out.

Well, it did come out, but only in the US, and had a limited release. According to Guiness Book of Records Gamer’s Edition in 2008, it only had a release of 300-400 copies, another source says 500, and VG-Charts says it only had 80,000. So I don’t know what the exact figure is, but it isn’t much, that’s for sure.

I’ve also learned from this that a Powerpuff Girls game was the 2nd last to be released for the console, and this is a very good source, since it’s primary and from the time.

The situation with the console at this time, according to this forum, was that stores stopped selling N64 games, and one person on the forums had trouble finding the send game when that came out, and for the most part, N64 games were only available online!

I learned a heck of a lot from this, and I haven’t even finished reading it!

Source: N64 isn’t dead yet! THPS 3 is coming out

VHS is making a comeback… somewhat…

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

http://www.comingsoon.net/horror/news/852681-retro-horror-flick-little-devils-returns-to-vhs-and-dvd/amp

I’ve watched all 130 episodes of Ed Edd n Eddy and Big Picture Show… Here are my thoughts!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

“Why on earth did you decide to give up any life you had and watched an old childrens show from 10 years ago?!” I hear nobody ask… because there’s nobody reading this… Well, it started with Facebook (of all places), and I saw that come channels were doing streams of Ed Edd n Eddy episodes, so I decided to give them a watch, and I really enjoyed it, it was a nice nostalgic trip! I had ended up watching all of the streams on Facebook.

In desperation for my fix of the tales of the Cul-De-Sac, I remembered that I had the DVDs for the first 2 seasons imported from the US, I was set!

After watching the DVDs, I decided to pirate borrow the rest of the seasons online, and watched those, and then the finale on Youtube. (I’ll buy the seasons on iTunes when I get money, I promise)

So what are my thoughts? Well, you have those shows that you remember fondly from when you were a kid, but as you watch them again, they either don’t age well, or just aren’t as enjoyable as an adult. There are other shows that are timeless, and are just as enjoyable as the day you first watched it. Others better, as there are innuendos and 4th wall breakings you didn’t get as a kid.

So what category does Ed, Edd n Eddy fall in? Definitely the last! The slapstick is just as funny as they were as a kid, and now that I actually pay attention to the dialogue, I’ve noticed there are quite a few 4th walls broken throughout the series!

For those unaware of the show, it follows 3 unlikely friends attempting to scam the fellow inhabitants of their cul-de-sac out of their quarters, in order to buy Jawbreakers… Jeez even the plot sounds whacky when explaining it!

The show ran from 1999-2009, making it the longest running Cartoon Network show of all time, and with good reason… well, it was good.

You have Ed, the biggest, oldest, daftest one of the 3. He is arguably the funniest character, thanks to all of his slapstick moments.

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You have Edd, commonly referred to as “Double D” (or Daburu D in Japan!), he is the brains of the group, but kind of lacks much of a personality in comparison, although he is obsessed with cleanliness and wears a sock on his head? …Why does he wear a sock on his head? Nobody knows, it was never revealed what was under it.

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Then there’s Eddy, the youngest and shortest of the 3, and is the leader of the pack, he’s the one coming up with all of the scams and tried everything in his power to get money from people!

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There are other character of all sorts of variety in the cul-de-sac, but to be honest, I can’t be bothered explaining them all.

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There are only 16 characters in the entire show, including a goat, a pig and a plank of wood… and nobody else appears in the show, no bystanders or background characters, nobody.

So I guess the show can be divided into 3 eras, Seasons 1-4 cover are set in the summer, with no school ever mentioned in the show. Season 5 takes place in Autumn, where the characters return to school. Season 6 would have taken place in the winter, from the looks of it. I say “would have”, more on that later.

I grew up watching the first 4 seasons, mostly. So I guess it’s my favorite of the 3, like many kids, I hate school, so the less I was reminded of it, the better! I had always wanted to try out half of the stuff they came up with, they made things like pretend TV shows, and roller coaster rides, and for what? To get 3 quarters… As an adult watching it again, I can’t help but think that it must have cost them more to build the scams… but then again, they probably just took the resources from their houses, who knows?

Seasons 5 and 6, I was a little weary getting into them, because I didn’t think a school-like environment would be fitting for the show, and I guess I was scared of change as well, but on the other hand, maybe change was good, perhaps the formula they were working with was getting stale, because at this point, it would have been 6 years of the same kind of thing.

Surprisingly, they made it work really well, the school environments seem to work just fine, and it’s amazing how well they managed to still only show the main characters, no teachers, no fellow students ever appear in the show!

Seasons 5 & 6 were nice breaths of fresh air, they taught their old dog new tricks, and that old dog still had life left in it.

Now about Season 6… it only has one episode… Well, technically 2, since 2 segments make up an episode… Why does it only have one episode? Well, the answer (or at least the version floating around online) is pretty upsetting.

From what I’ve read, Paul Boyd, the person who drew the title cards of the show, got shot dead in 2007, around the same time season 6 was being made, Danny Antonucci, the creator of the show, was really crushed by the news, and effectively cancelled the show afterwards, I’m guessing since they already had one episode made it, they thought they might as well release that.

It’s sad, especially since Season 6, like I said, seem to try and make things different still, in the episodes of season 6, it was snowing everywhere, so I’m guessing they were planning on making Season 6 the winter season, which was a good idea in my opinion.

So, anyway, let’s cover the grand finale of the show: Big Picture Show!

I won’t give out any spoilers. The movie is available on Youtube, so give it a watch yourself.

In my opinion, it was fantastic. It was very emotional and intense, it left me on the edge of my computer chair to find out what happened next, and I had already seen it before! As well as doing this, it also did managed to get come laughs out of me, only a true work of art can get several emotions out of people at the same time.

One of the mysteries that has been plaguing the show, pretty much from the very beginning, had been answered in the movie, though I’m not going to tell you which one.

I would include screenshots, but I watched through Youtube, rather than VLC, so I wasn’t able to take any screenshots.

“Ah”, I hear someone say, “What about the specials?”, well, I don’t feel it’s appropriate to watch season specials outside of the time that season is in, there’s a special for Christmas, one for Halloween and one for Valentine’s day. I only watched the Valentines day, as that didn’t pass by that long ago. It’s… cute… I guess… I don’t know…

There is, I suppose one other thing that is perhaps worth a mention, I found that there is a show a hardcore Ed Edd n Eddy fan is making, called the “Bro Show”, which is made to be a prequel, and it features Eddy’s big brother. The pilot is available on Youtube.

The actual pilot leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion, but I think they’re on to something. If the idea for the show gets picked up and made into a real TV show, that would be awesome!

… and that concludes my thoughts on the Ed Edd n Eddy Saga. Should you watch the show again? Hell Yes! It is just as good now as it has ever been, and you’d be doing yourself a massive injustice if you don’t go out and buy the DVDs and watch the rest on iTunes right now!

It was one heck of a journey through time, and it’s sad that it has finally come to an end… It’s left me empty, wanting more… What now?

I have an idea, it’s practically the motherload of nostalgic children’s shows… 21 Series, nearly 300 episodes spanning over 20 years… Now, say it with me: To you…

I saw Suicide Squad today… My thoughts

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Okay, I went for an outing with my sister, we both went to bowling and then we went to the cinema to see the Suicide Squad movie.

I thought the film was amazing, and I loved most of the characters in it, Deadshot, inparticular, I thought was amazing and Will Smith, the actor portraying him was awesome as always!

Overall, I thought the film was excellent, but there was one thing on my mind while watching it… I couldn’t help but feel like Harley Quinn and the Joker were shoehorned into the movie to broaden the appeal…

Seriously, she didn’t seem consistent with the rest of the crew. You have Deadshot, an assassin who never loses and can bounce bullets to kill people, you have El Diablo, someone who can make fire with his hands, Killer Croc, who is very tough and strong, Katana, someone who can slice people in half with a single slice of a sword, Boomerang, someone with powerful blades that can be thrown and will come back… and Harley Quinn…. a intellectually-challenged, scantily-clad woman with a baseball bat?

She didn’t add anything to the story either, you can easily take her and the Joker out of it and the movie would still work the same…

I can’t help but feel like the Joker was only in it because he is a popular character, and thus broaden the appeal, and Harley Quinn was only there to rush blood to cisgendered heterosexual (and bi and pansexual) men’s crotches…

The sad thing is that this seems to be working a charm, most of my friends are obsessing over the movie, and specifically about Harley Quinn, and I see figures of her everywhere, but the characters that actually moved the plot forward get next to no attention, minus maybe Deadshot, who I see now and again…

Anyway, those are my thoughts, quick, I know, and mostly focused on Harley Quinn, but I just can’t get it out of my head and I felt the need to share my thoughts on it all, and I have….

So… You can all go, breath a sign of relief…

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