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My thoughts on Superman 64…

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

So I was at the Scotland Comic-con today, and found a copy of Superman 64 for sale.

So I thought, what the heck? I’ve enjoyed some “shitty” games in the past, so maybe this will be the same. It’s a late 90s polygonal game, it’s right up my alley! I don’t mind going through rings so long as the rest is okay.

So I went home, set up my Nintendo 64 and stuck the game in.

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I expected the game to either be not as bad as people say, or so bad, it’s awesome! Every bad game I’ve played has fallen into one these categories.

This game, however, is neither… it is dreadful! One of the very few games I actually hate! Everything they say about the game… it’s true… very true…

The controls are fucking atrocious, it is too sensitive, you cannot change them, and there’s a lot of lag in them!

And every time you conplete the rings and fail the challenge, guess what? You have to go through the fucking rings all over again!

I’ve enjoyed some “awful” games in the past: Virtual Hydlyde, Diakatana, WWE All Stars on the PS2, WCW Backstage Assault, Robot Arena 1, Rise of the Robots, Bubsy 3D… BUBSY! FUCKING! THREE DEE! I ENJOYED BUBSY FUCKING 3D!

but this…. THIS! This is truly garbage! This deserves every crticism it recieves!

Although… it isn’t entirely Titus’ fault that this happened, WB were kind of dicks to them, being unecessarily strict with what Superman can and can’t do, and Titus even went as far as to reference Superman comics to prove them wrong on some occasions, such as the idea that Superman won’t fight or kill people in the real Metropolis, “requiring” a virtual one be made, or something. I would link to the video I heard this from, but my site blocker has blocked my sites for the night… damn offline commitment!

Titus aren’t entirely in the clear, after all, they have lied about their own game prior to release on a few occasions, but I guess this teaches us one important lesson… WB were horrible back then… and they’re horrible now! (See: Batman Arkham Origins, Batman Arkham Knight, Mad Max, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and more…) Why do people, myself included, keep buying their products?

If they hadn’t had such massive IPs such as Looney Tunes, Anamaniacs and all the DC heroes they acquired when buying DC comics, they would have gone bankrupt long ago… long ago!

I never thought that I would ever say this… but please… don’t buy this game… save your money! Do something more useful with your money… like burn it… or flush it down the toilet… or buy shit on Amazon, I don’t know…

Will this stop me from attempting to play through the game? Probably not. I am kind of machochist when it comes to things like this, I guess, and also my conscience deminds I finish what I start, and I have started something I shouldn’t have… playing this game, that is… in case it wasn’t obvious…

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My Thougts on The Room (Spoilers)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

T’was a masterpeice, Tommy Wisaeu is the human form of perfection! Aliens should watch the film as they enter our planet, before they enslave us for eternity!

In all seriousness, this film was… interesting, to say the least.

To say the film was awful I don’t think is quite accurate.

Yes, the acting was bad, awful, even. Yes, the writing was all over the place. Yes, it has Tommy Wiseau. Yes, the theme song was overused to the point that you can’t get it out of your head, and you end up constantly humming it and annoy the fuck out of everybody, losing all of your friends and alienating your family, leading to a lonely life, with only your thoughts to talk to, causing you to go insane and leads to your ultimiate demise, confined to a life in a mental institution.

But it was… enjoyable.

Seriously, me and my brother had an amazing time watching it! We wanted to watch the special features! Seriously, what other film can you name that you wanted to watch the special features of?!

The film does have qualities that I do unironically enjoy, for example, (oh yes, I forgot, SPOILERS!) When Johnny Wisaeu (YES I KNOW THAT ISN’T HIS NAME, BUT IT FITS!) goes insane and shoots himself in the ends, I felt his pain, we wanted to slap Lisa in the face for what she did! Or should I say… tear her apart?

Some of the actors were very good, like the man who threatened to kill a child over drug money, he was a genuinely good actor, it almost felt out of place…

Lisa’s mother, the one with breast cancer, was also pretty good, but not good enough to be out of this place in the film…

That’s all I can positively say unironically about the film.

Everything else was terrible, it was poorly directed, poorly written, poorly thrown-together, it was clearly made by an alien who has no idea how humans interact… either that or he’s actually from a foreign country whose culture differs greatly from countries that speak an Anglic language… yeah, that’s probably it.

However, it’s the perfect blend of bad, and it makes for an awesome experience!

Seriously, everyone needs to watch this! I am not saying this for a joke, it provides an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! After all, they say that looking for experiences in life is the way to a happy life…

So what have we learned from this? Watching the room leads to happiness! Seriously, watch this! Don’t torrent or stream it, buy the DVD or Blu-Ray, you need this in your life!

Now that I’ve experienced The Room, time to listen to The Disaster Artist…

My thoughts on The Cat Returns

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

So I decided to watch The Cat Returns today, I’ve only seen a little bit of the film beforehand when it was on TV, and thought that it would be right up my alley! So I decided to get the Blu-Ray some years later, and give it watch. I finally got around to doing so, and I thought I’d write my thoughts about it here real quick. I gotta keep myself distracted from being bullied by my crippling depression and my antagonising anxiety somehow!

For those unaware, the Cat Returns is an anime film by Studio Ghibli released in 2002, and it involves cats…

I know some people are going to ask: I watched it subbed, but maybe in some cases, it might have been better to watch it dubbed, because a lot of the humor and whatnot involved the way cats spoke, which were just lost on me when listening to the Japanese, but by the time I realised this, I was well into the film, too late to change it without being put off by the sudden change.

Anyway, I thought it was a really good film. I was very into it when I watched it, at least originally. Visually, like every other Studio Ghibli film I’ve watched, it looked beautiful! It was very well drawn and animated, very colourful and cheerful! Why isn’t our world like this?!
It’s also so nice to watch a Blu-Ray film at 16:9! It’s good to actually see a film’s picture take up the entire TV screen! Thanks guys!

You can tell it wasn’t written entirely seriously, there was a lot of intentional comedy in it, and a lot of self-awareness was also present, maybe too much, almost like the writers couldn’t be bothered to rewrite the story to fill in the plot-holes, so they just leave it all in and just have characters say something like “Well, I knew we should have installed that…” or “Oh, how convenient!”. To me, it seems used as a crutch to make up for bad writing… though then again, it is an anime about a girl being sent to a kingdom of cats to marry a cat prince to rule a population of cats whilst having jokes about cats thrown at us (did I mention that this film is about cats?), so I guess anything goes, right?

This self-awareness practically made me lose my immersion, like it’s hard to feel immersed and worried about the characters if there’s always a convenient way out.

While I thought this was a really good film (and believe me, it was!), it’s not as good as the other Studio Ghibli films I’ve watched.

If you find this film on Blu-Ray or DVD for a good price, I’d say £10 or under, then go for it!

That concludes my review, I give this film 7 bags of cat-nip out of 10!

Okay, now the review is over, now go away!

My thoughts on Cars 3 (Minor Spoilers)

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Got five minutes to spare? Well, you can read this article about what a nobody thinks about a film that is a month old. Sound good? Let’s continue!

So I went to the cinema to see Cars 3 yesterday, and I thought I’d give my views on the film while it’s still fresh on my mind.

I thought it was a very good film, though of course, I was going to be a little biased. I actually enjoyed Cars 1 and even 2. Nobody else seemed to like those at all.

Of course, if you view anything in a big screen in a dark room with the sound turned right up, you become more immersed and more invested in the film, so that might also be a factor in all of this.

Regardless, I enjoyed it. It wasn’t the awesome film I was hoping for, but I thought it was good, still.

The film actually went in a direction I wasn’t expecting, and because of that, the ending was also not what I expected.

I expected a sort of Rocky Balboa type situation, where it was just:

  1. Person is a legend at what they do
  2. Person is becoming old
  3. Person wants to keep doing what they are a legend of but can’t because they’re old
  4. Person trains extra hard for their final match/game/whatever of doing what they do
  5. Person wins or loses match with grace.
  6. Person retires.

Cars 3, however, whilst following this cliche to an extent, does do some things different, and whilst at first I was dissapointed at this, I was later on happy that they did something different. The thought of every story going through this pretermined path to the point that it becomes predictable is depressing to me, so it’s good to see something break that system!

What did they do exactly? Not telling you! I want to spoil as little as possible!

If there is one thing I didn’t like, it was the fact that the jokes about Lighting McQueen becoming “old” went too far, they just kept going on and on about it. Yes! I get it! He’s old! Thanks for reminding us that it’s going to happen to all of us someday! That out minds will eventually degrade into nothingless! That out skin will become saggy! That out muscles will become frail! That out immune systems will soon stop responding! You know, as if shit’s not hard enough as it is!

There are scenes that I didn’t exact to be in the film either, the races were quite entertaining, too!

Really, there’s not much else I can say about the film without spoiling it, but if you’re up for watching a film in a cinema, there a few showing left of this film, at least if you’re in Scotland like I am. I would reccomend you check this out! I mean, better this than the Emoji Movie, right?

Also, I found out that the film has a game out on the PS4, Xbox one and Wii U! It’s so rare that we see a movie game on consoles nowadays! Movies just get mobile apps nowadays! Even though this will most certainly suck, I’m going to buy it just for that experience! …Wait, was that the idea behind the game? (o sap people like me into bying it based on nostalgia? Hmm….

Anyway, that’s it for this post, see youse whenever, I guess… 

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

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