Well, we’ve been going for over a month now, and everything seems to be going rather well! However, we’re still clearly in the early phases of our resurgence, with the glue still setting on certain parts, and some non-essential pieces are still missing totally. So, now that I’ve returned from my post-university hiatus, I’m able to put more time into getting this battle-station fully operational!
The following is a list of things that I intend to fix over the next few weeks:
I don’t know why exactly I read TIME magazine. Perhaps it’s because it’s a way to make myself feel superior to the other teenagers who spend their time going to parties and other socializing events. After all, it is written by the intellectual elite, as evident by the articles talking about Hollywood films and petty celebrity gossip. Lately, an article had been catching the eye of many internet goers. I wasn’t exactly sure why that was, mainly because there were a lot of edits of the cover circulating the Web. Finally, I found the actual magazine lying on the floor, covered in a boot print. It read, The Me Me Me Generation, written by some geezer named Joel Stein. He called us “millennials…lazy, entitled narcissists”. It also said that we lived in our parents’ basements. After reading the article…or should I say skimming through to the important bits, I felt the need to write my feelings about it. I wasn’t really sure what to feel about it, pushing myself to write about it in a Starbucks cafe is enough work already. By the end, I’m sure you’ll all agree with the brilliance that I pose in the following paragraphs. You have to, I deserve your attention!
This week you guys are in for a treat. We have a victory for free speech, news from EA that isn’t terribad and Shaquille O’Neal. You will also be treated to some “insightful” comments from some of our contributors, I mean what more do you want? A joke? …ok then, so there was this dead ba-
Life is a musical journey. Music is also a musical journey. Musical journeys are also journeys in life. I’m going to shut up now and get on with the review.
The Flaming Lips are a psychedelic, alternative rock band hailing from Oklahoma, and easily one of the most influential bands since the revival of the genre in the late 90s and early 00s. Releases such as The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots have received extreme amounts of praise from fans and critics alike for The Lips’ identifiable blend of dreampop and psychedelia, as well as the tight consistency of these albums. It’s almost difficult to consider, but this group has been releasing albums since the mid 80s and has shown a great amount of versatility over the course of their discography, with plenty of avenues to experiment with their core sound, most notably on 2009′s Embryonic. For their latest release, The Flaming Lips have continued this experimentation, going for a more creeping, sinister sound that can be equally challenging and rewarding.
I did not know what to expect going into Blood-C. All I knew for sure is that it was a new re-imagining of the Blood series, a popular stand alone film and a less than stellar anime that I personally like parts of but greatly dislike the whole. That said, Blood is a series filled with interesting concepts and ideas for stories, breathing life into the vampire mythos in Japan when it first popped up. This version comes from the ladies at CLAMP, who are most famous for drawing pretty anime people with noodle arms and legs. They delivered on that front, and then proceeded to top an old series of theirs known as X/1999. For those who know of X/1999, yes, they were indeed trying to make a more violent series, and boy, did they succeed. The end result is a mash of CLAMP’s greatest strengths and faults, with all sorts of shit you would never expect from them that has absolutely nothing to do with the Blood mythology.
The Metal Gear franchise, for the most part, has been a series of stealth games driven primarily by a story that is supposed to be viewed somewhat seriously; but between all the betrayal and sorrow lays crazy plot devices (NANOMACHINES) and awkward humour, usually involving someone making a mess of their underpants, that can be difficult to do. First impressions of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance leads me to believe these nonsensical aspects of the game are more the focus with the serious dialogue and character development taking a back seat. Some of that maybe due to this latest installment being predominantly made by Platinum Games, a company made up of people who used to work for Capcom under Clover Studio. Capcom closed them down due to their games bombing commercially despite many of their titles being critically acclaimed. Because of this I guess Karma dictated that they deserved a second chance so they regrouped to form Platinum Games
With this game being handled by Platinum rather than Kojima Productions you can imagine that this is going to be a completely different experience to the “Solid” series of games. Some hardcore MGS fans may not like this change but I was intrigued by how Platinum would handle the license. The only other game I played made by them prier to MGR was Vanquish and from that I gathered that Platinum’s list of requirements for a videogame has “undiluted fun” right at the top with everything else that makes up a game being written in small print. Because let’s face it, videogames are suppose to be fun right? Vanquish sure was a fun game and one of the best I played in that year so I was cautiously optimistic for Revengeance.
(WARNING: There are spoilers throughout this review, although that shouldn’t be a problem because you’ve probably already seen this movie since, I assume, everyone reading this is a human being who lives on Earth.)
Hello everyone, this my first post here on Teh Pwn Shop, finally. I’m planning to start a new video series of some speed drawings of various characters from video games, comics, what have you. As such, I’ll be needing a lot of input from you guys on what to draw etc.
You can think of this first video as a sample of what to expect. It’s of a character from a comic series called Shadow that my brother and I have been working on for a long time.
Welcome to another installment of the Sunday Round-Up, where the chuckle-head “professionals” of this place bring you the most interesting news stories of the week, according to us. Today is Mother’s Day in the states, so don’t forget to give your mom a hug and, for once, don’t steal from her wallet. It’s her day, you can feed your crack addiction tomorrow. As it turns out, we also have a story that might just interest your mother!