Transformers, or “40 Foot Tall Robots Blowin’ Shit Up”

Posted in Reviews & Previews with tags on June 29, 2009 by Danny Methane

So, this weekend I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Yeah, me and the rest of America.

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Episode 9 – Just Like The Acura

Posted in Geek-Out with tags , on June 26, 2009 by Danny Methane

If you play any online PC games, give these guys a hit! http://www.terminusest.org

Tell ’em Toxxikation sent you!

What is this “MySpace” you keep mentioning?

Posted in Actual News, Geek-Out with tags , , on June 24, 2009 by Just Zach

MySpace?  Psh.  Wow.  That’s so 2005.

I hardly use it anymore.  Anyone who checks the Just Action News promo MySpace profile could attest to that.  But it’s not just me, it’s the nation at large.  Look.

That folks, is the writing on the wall.  It’s Facebook’s market to loose now.

MySpace just cut 1/3 of it’s staff to better compete in a suddenly very hostile enviroment.  This in and of itself might not sound like much, what with businesses announcing “corporate contractions” and “downsizings” and “strategic repositionings” (and the unemployment rate teasing double-digits for the first time in years)… but remember, this is MySpace.  MYSPACE.  They were the long and short of Web 2.0 not but a few scant years ago.  Social networking used to be synonymous with Tom Anderson and his little patch of internet.  But now…

I mean, just look… MySpace has been flat for the entire year.  Facebook is now the nation’s most popular social networking site.  And Twitter… is actually making real world impact.  The Twitter folks actually delayed server repairs for Iranian election demonstrators organizing through Twitter.  The jet plane that landed in the Hudson River was first found through Twitter.  Twitter sucks the air out of a room.  It’s got problems of it’s own, you know, what with a very terrible retention rate, but it’s growing at least.  More than I can say for MySpace.  It’s one thing to have the most subscribers or to generate the most ad revenue, but it’s something else entirely to affect lives or influence the governments of nations across the globe.  It’s just one of those funny side-effects of being a wired world.

It’s not just yet an also-ran like Xanga, Bebo, MyYearbook or the others… but unless they do something, MySpace won’t ever be the mover and shaker it was.

Weekend Game Review

Posted in Reviews & Previews with tags on June 22, 2009 by Danny Methane

It’s a little late, and this is going to be, admittedly, a tad rushed, but I figured that, since I beat the game within a week of buying it, I should review it.

Mass Effect is one of those games where once you start playing it, you’re not going to stop until it’s over. It was the first RPG in years that I have finished. In fact, I think it might be the ONLY one I have finished.

There are over 30 hours of gameplay, if you do all of the side missions and whatnot. I didn’t. It really only took me about 10 hours to finish the game.

The game itself wasn’t bad at all. The story was compelling, original (to my knowledge), and the gameplay was fun. The controls for PC were a tad wonky, but I suspect it was built for consoles, thus the PC gets the short end, as always.

The game took a lot of heat for having controversial sex scenes, which, having seen them, aren’t really controversial.

That’s about the extent of the first one.

The scene with the human one is a little more graphic, but then again, I can get more porn from a childrens website.

Overall, I thought the game was good, it was fairly long, had some great battles and kept me guessing.

I thought it was kind of cool that you could talk your way out of battles if you wished.

I did, however, find it odd that you could talk your way out of a boss battle.

When the scene was over, I said, “Easiest boss battle ever, I talked him into killing himself!”

So, if you’re a fan of RPG’s, go out and get Mass Effect. Worth every penny. Even if you’re not a fan of RPG’s, get it. It’s a fun game.

Also theres a characted with the moniker Ashley Williams. That’s right.

TEH TRUTH IZ HEER!

Posted in Creative Endeavors with tags , , on June 19, 2009 by Just Zach

Oh god, oh god, I’m freaking out man….   it’s all lies… All of it.  They’re here man.  They’ve been here… watching us.  Waiting.  It’s the Illuminati!  Secret government cabals!  Lizard men from space!  We’re all being controlled!  IT’S HERE!

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We Dare To Be Stupid

Posted in Geek-Out, Rants and Raves with tags , , on June 17, 2009 by Just Zach

Weird Al.  You know him.  You might love him, you might hate him… but you have to respect him.

He just released his new single “Craigslist” earlier this week, making this his 30th year writing and releasing music.  This sort of  milestone may not be unheard of for more traditional music groups, but remember, Al’s a comedy act.  And as far as musical comedy acts go, that’s the popular lifetimes of maybe seven or eight other groups.  Do you really think we’ll still be hearing from the Lonely Island 30 years from now?

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Catholics Are Fine Eatin’

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2009 by Danny Methane

I stumbled across what is probably one of the greatest things ever.

Upon looking at my AIM message list, I noticed I had a request for convo from someone with whom I was unfamiliar.

MischievousCoho.

Strange name, I thought.

So, I kindly return their message, and go forth onto the interbuttz to find out just who this mysterious person is.

Turns out, it’s one of many bots on a harmless, remote, anonymous AIM connection network. Continue reading