Wait what did i just see? If you watched the movie correctly you may have seen 20 or more moments from other games, sprites and all. Stealing the Ninja Turtles van from he NES game, fighting baddies in Hyrule!?
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
If you have not seen this video yet, you FUCKING HAVE TO. I MEAN IT.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I'm going to post a little bit of our book each Sunday, see if anyone likes it. And you better fucking like it.
'Welcome to the fair city of Boldhome. Please choose a path: You may go North, South, East or West. To the East is the pawn shop; to the North is a path that winds its way through the town proper; to the South is a path exiting the city; to the West is the Thieves Guild. What is your next action my lord? (n, s, e, w)'
Geoff Hendricks saw his reflection in the computer monitor staring back at him. Dark hair hanging in his green eyes reflecting in the screen. His long lean frame arched over the keyboard, fingers ready and waiting for the next keystroke. Rings of smoke blown from his lips with precision float through the hot, dry air exploding and dissipating against the monitor. He could see beads of sweat reflecting, rolling down his cheek through the slightest sign of hair growth. For the first time ever, he may have to shave. What a dreary concept. Rubbing his chin and crushing his cigarette into the ashtray, he flicked his hair from his face, typing quickly with his right hand.
'North it be sir! To your west is the news paper stand with all the best local news, to the east is the bank, and to the north is the path exiting our fair city, and of course the path to the south would bring you back, whence you came. Your choice lord? (n,s,e,w)'
'West it be lord! If you like to buy a paper, the price is 5 gold pieces. Otherwise you may choose a path: To the nort...'
Before it could finish: Buy paper.
'We have your paper right here lord. Would you like to read it ? (y,n)'
Yes. But really, no.
Geoff didn't really have to think about what was to come next. Already disappointed in himself for such a foolish error, thanks mostly to his incompetent left hand that tended to miss keystrokes frequently. He had died, and wanted to see if anyone had shared his same misery within the game. At least in this, he would feel better.
'A wonderful young man bit the dust today, of level 11, and a Paladin no less! Syntax was utterly slaughtered by a pack of marauding wolves straying too far from the Castle of Ice. In other news, a boastful sprite of a thief named Griselda was poked through his gully whats in what we like to call a shish-ka-bob moment. In other news...'
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
In earlier editions, direct neural interface technology enabled humans and metahumans to directly access computers and the Matrix, the ingame global computer network restructured after the 2029 Crash. Access to the Matrix was accomplished by "deckers": individuals that have "cyberdecks". These interface machines are connected to the brain through a Datajack generally located at the temple or behind the ear.
In Shadowrun 4th edition, the Matrix rules have changed, thanks to the setting's constant evolution and a drive to match real world technological developments. After the second Matrix crash in 2064, Matrix technology was moved away from the wired network and led into a wireless technology. The most noticeable difference between the Matrix in the 2070s and the earlier editions is that wireless technology has become completely ubiquitous. Communications and Matrix access is provided through wi-fi nodes placed throughout the infrastructure of just about every city on Earth, fulfilling a service similar to contemporary cell towers - but as these nodes are as numerous as telephone poles, only a tiny percentage of their range is necessary. The nodes of all electronic devices a person carries are connected in a similar manner, creating a Personal Area Network (PAN). People access their PAN with their Commlink, a combination personal computer/cell phone/PDA/wireless device available either as an implant or a head-mounted display. This access can be the total sensory immersion common to cyberpunk fiction, or a sensory enhancement by which the virtual features of one's physical surroundings can be perceived and manipulated. The Matrix of the 2070s is thus not only a virtual reality, but an augmented or mixed reality.
Cyberdecks are obsolete, so "deckers" have once again become "hackers". In turn, the otaku of previous versions (deckers who did not need decks to access the Matrix) have been reworked into technomancers, who possess an innate connection to the Matrix that permits them to access the wireless network without hardware.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Dragon Warrior is a crazy popular NES games, called Dragon Quest in Japan. Of course there was a cartoon series aired briefly in america based on a popular manga by the same name! For shame.
Toned waaaay back for american audiences and labled G, the show bombed in america and no one really watched it. For NES players like myself, this show ranked right up there with Super Mario Bros. Super show, and The Legend of Zelda Cartoon. Oh, and when i mean toned back, check out the Japanese Intro: (Did i see brains and ass?)
The trailer is obviously badass, and like most Filmation shows that never made it, way over funded and excellent animation.
All the characters in the show can channel their "Spirit Animal" and turn loose a whole fuckload of hell upon their enemies. Their mounts, or sidekicks, are horses that can talk, make jokes, and also have tons of special powers. The setting: New Texas. Fuck yeah. Customary Episode:
I'm not obscessed. I just like things not alot of people pay attention to. Enter the cartoon Blackstar. I really like this one. (Anything Fantasy really)
This was Filmation's pretty early edition into the Animation marketplace, and it shows. Not bad really, like a watered down Conan, which was very popular at the time. Think Thundarr, and mix in a little bit of the Conan animated series and you have this. Mildly popular in Canada, Blackstarr was the precursor to He-Man, and the smililarities are much too obvious. Just change the title, and it may pass as He-Man. Made in 1981.
People looking for the Powerstar or fuckstar or Porksword or whatever and they need it to fuck shit up. I really can follow this, but it takes 3 Nattie Light tall boys and a luke warm ham and cheese sandwich to process the data so i don't think it's He-Man. As always, here is an episode:
I can't say i watched this when i was kid and that says alot. I was almost glued to the TV until the age of 12, and even then managed to watch pick up shows in syndication before school started.
The Mighty Orbots is a cartoon with, dare i say, remarkable production values and a gigantic budget. For 1983, i don't think i've seen a better cartoon. Obviously Japanese and Anime driven, The Mighty Orbots ran for about 6 months in 1984 on ABC, and then in Japan around the same time. Spanning 13 episodes, it was lost and never aired again. Time to thank Youtube yet again.
Robots are everywhere because Japanese people are obsessed with such things, and Andriods are bad guys, one in particular is some kind of super computer named Shadow. Or the group is named Shadow. Or what the fuck ever. They fight the bastards with their robots and shoot shit. Alot of talking for a cartoon but seriously good, and and stands the test of time. Check out an episode:
I lived in Vermont for most of my young life, until i was 12 years old. The TV in Florida was much different thant the TV in Vermont. One thing in particular, french programming was a mainstay and translated french progromming was the alternative. Two of my favorite programs growing up were The Racoons and Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea. The Racoons had a huge budget, and every episode looked like a disney movie, new short movies are still being made today. Spartakus stood out for me, as it was Science Fiction Themed, had strange creatures, and just did not make much sense.
So this is this lost-world-city called Arkadia, which is way under the surface of the earth and lit by this artifical sun, which is dying. A team of kids (i guess) defy the law of the world, and go out looking in the Archives (?) which to me looks like some acients computers in storage. The build an andriod and bring her with them, and they goto the surface for help. They meet two kids and lots of assholes. It can be quite comical, but even for a french cartoon is pretty serious. Oh, and theme is sung by Menudo. It was translated and aired in America for like a year on Nickelodeon, but i continued to watch it on the french channels for years to come.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Announced as a series by Cartoon Network, and only aired as a piolt one time, it became the hottest thing around and was picked up to become a series instantly.
Then it was cancelled. The End. No im not kidding just fucking watch it right now. Just the opening sequence shows him kill a deer with only his teeth, munch on some girls boobs, then she turns into a monster, which he promptly slices in half.
For more information on how this was created and why it changed the Anime industy as we know it back in 1983, click here.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
That's pretty much what i think about Windows Vista, and Windows 7 is not far behind. I still have a love affair with XP, i got use to the system in Windows 2000 SP4, tinkered and put my hand deep within her insides. XP only made Win2k better, and it was prettier, and super reliable.. ahh.. the good ol' days.
All my computers in the house are XP powered, except my new Laptop. I have been forced to learn how to take control of my computer. None of the little tricks i had tried with XP work now, so if i learn something so you can have a normal computer again, so be it.
To FORCE permission of a running process in order to move/rename/delete.
1) Hold the windows key and press R
2) Type CMD
3) type takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\"file name here no spaces"
4) hit enter.
Now you own that file and no stupid fucking program can tell you what to do with it. Now to give yourself full control of the file so you are able to delete it: (yes there is a difference.
To FORCE controls of a running process after gaining permission to do so:
1) Hold the windows key and press R
2) Type cmd
3) type cacls C:\Windows\System32\"file name here no spaces"/G "full user name here":F
4) hit enter
5) type Y
I swear to christ if you leave the quotes in, your an idiot, so take them out. Ocassionally you need to get rid of a running process if you are a PirateBay kind-of-guy, so you can replace one DLL with another to register a program etc. Again, this was not a problem in XP. Why does a product you buy make you jump through hoops in order to take command of your own processes? It's mine! I'll fuck it up if i want to! Assholes.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I found a friend who knew more than i did about such thingds that worked at a competetor, so he helped me out in exchange for some driver disks and such. I got the beast running again and instantly fell in love. Nothing could hurt this monster. I was not afraid to toss it in the back seat with a bunch of tools, or throw it on the kitchen table roughly. You could spill a beer in the keyboard and it would not blink an eye. This being my first PC Laptop i thought all PC laptops were like this, and was throughly impressed.
Over a year later Joe Buisnessman came back to my Duplex apartment and asked for his computer back. I told him its been a year or more, and that it would cost him $500 for the repair. He paid with cash, and took the best thing i have ever owned out of my life.. well besides my car.