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This week I will be posting memes of the Philosoraptor variety. I think these might be my all-time favorites because sometimes they actually make us think! Love that!
What do you think? I’ve always thought that “The Robot” was a dance move that could easily be performed by a robot. Therein, it is doing The Robot. Am I totally off-base? Defend your position in the comments section (which we just fixed! ^.^)
This is one of the statements that I was talking about. This really makes us think about the origins of brain function, right?
Something I’ve wondered for far too long. Personally, I don’t hate Nickelback like so many seem to, and I would maybe buy a single or something down the road, but I’ve never really adored them or anything. Just fun to sing along to in the car.
This has actually bothered me for most of my life. When I was little I asked this question to a pastor of the church that I had to go to. I often asked him questions that made him uncomfortable. This was one of those. Because I knew that we get the bellybutton as a scar from when we were attached to our mommy, but that Adam didn’t have a mommy, only God. But I also knew that God had made us in his image, which would have meant that God had a bellybutton. So if he did have a bellybutton, why? And if he didn’t, then why do we all have bellybuttons now if we are all supposed to be in his image. This is still puzzling me.
This has always made me mad, actually. Why do we make pizzas round in the first place? It serves no real purpose other than making it difficult to move pizza from one place to another. Why don’t we use square pizzas to cut down on frustration? Arg!
At first glance, I was not at all thrilled about downloading this demo. And as soon as I got started working toward downloading it, I went through all manners of hell to get the damned thing to download. I ran out of space on my xbox. (Then I realized I had kept each INDIVIDUAL save file from Bioshock…) After getting through all of that nonsense I sat back and I looked at the cover art of this game.
It looks like Brofest 2012 on this cover.
I suppose the cover is to make you feel like a badass while you’re out shooting pixels at guys represented by pixels. Sure. Striking angles with a gun in your face. Yeah!!
Anyway, I found that the font was wayyy too tiny, I couldn’t read anything. I like the way that they have someone telling me what is going on instead of throwing me into a shitty combat situation with a general trying to explain everything with bombs going off around me.
I think they did a really good job on the graphics in this. I know it isn’t technically first-rate, but I thought they were beautiful. The textures were great, all the way through the gaudy wallpaper on the walls of the demolished homes. (Which, in their defense, totally would have actually been on the walls during that time period. People like what they like.) The fires were pretty. Too pretty. I think my screen might be on fire…
Because this is a sniper shooter, there is a strong resemblance to Splinter Cell, in that you suck nuts at hand to hand combat, but from afar you’re really good, and you can sneak around like a B.A. The markers are decently helpful, but since it’s a demo I would have thought that there would be a bit more direction about where we’re supposed to go, what we’re killing, and why. The little blurb at the beginning of the level was helpful, but not perfect. The slow motion kill when we killed in cover was really cool looking, and I felt a little more sweet upon performing it. I think it happens whenever you shoot someone under cover.
The guys you kill can take quite a beating, too. 3-4 ill placed bullets, or 1 in the head. Oh, and it’s a 3rd person shooter, so I can actually play it without getting sick!! Oh, and the ability to hide the bodies was really freaking cool!
I guess I shouldn’t judge a book by the cover. I had a fun time playing, and if given the chance I might actually borrow it from Redbox.
You know what was a surprisingly fantastic movie? John Carter. I was expecting it to suck. I admit it. Most of the time book-to-movie adaptations are awful, but this one was actually pretty legit. Apparently, this poor movie has been in production hell for the past 60-some-odd years before it was finally picked up by Disney and FINALLY transformed into the blockbuster that it became. The shame is that the movie came out so many years after the people who were into the books read them.
The main character, John Carter (funny, neh?) is a slightly nutty guy out looking for gold when he stumbles upon a cave with a dead guy in it and a key. He touches the key, and suddenly he’s on Mars, fighting deserts, super-aliens and flying-machines.
As usual, he falls madly in love with a super-hot Martian and wants to be her one and only. He fights hordes of monsters in epic battles that only Disney can produce, and then all kinds of shenanigans happen until suddenly he’s sent home and has to figure out a way to get back to Mars (and back to his lady-friend.)
I really think this movie is worth it. It watches like an awesome action movie, but it has its founding in literature, which is always a nice thing to throw at the nerd in me.
I give it two thumbs up.
So, guys, we have recorded our first podcast! We are in the works of editing and getting everything set up for download now, and figured you might all be interested.
Here’s the show notes:
-Batman got pulled over for having no tags:
-I have an obsession of Batnipples.
-I ruined any chance I had of having fans, with my review of Skyrim (Matt did good though)
-We talked about how awesome Assassin’s Creed is going to be!
-The founding of Gamers.Dish