Saturday, April 23, 2011

New theme

Have you noticed the blog's new look? I made it myself. I think it's an improvement. The image and text are from my favourite fps game, Team Fortress 2. Tell me what you think of it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Oddbox

Recently I've been playing the games from the Oddboxx
(Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath) on steam.

These four games are quite old, the first two games (Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus) were originally released on the PS1 and have been ported to PC, so the graphics are quite bad, but the gameplay is quite good in my opinion. from what I understand Oddworld Inhabitants plans to make an HD version with updated graphics in a better game engine.

The second two games (Munch's Oddysee and Stranger's Wrath) were originally released on the Xbox but have also been ported to PC. Munch's Oddysee is a 3d platformer and is quite bad because of various little things, like for example: the keyboard controls are slow and have been mapped out rather poorly and some of the voices appear to have been copy pasted from Abe's Exoddus. Stranger's Wrath however is quite good, its a first/third person action/shooter with good gameplay, the controls are nice and fast and the graphics are anywhere near as bad as the first two Oddworld games.

I recommend the Oddboxx to everyone, three of the four games in it are really enjoyable.

The Oddboxx

Instant Messaging

When I see the message down the bottom of the window saying "_____ is typing a message"
I eagerly wait while staring at the window in suspense.
And then nothing arrives
I feel thoroughly disappointed.
I feel myself falling
Down into a pit of misery
With scorpions in it.

I think to myself "Why?"
"Why would you do this to me?"
"Why would you hurt my feelings in such a brutal, unforgivable manner?"

And I then remind myself
"You probably accidentally left a bit of punctuation in the text field"
And I feel better
Like a sudden ray of sunshine
Bursting through a heavily clouded sky.

*I am probably too bored if I can think up things like this. It was all on the spot, actually typed while talking to Quantum Banana on Steam. I added the line breaks afterwards.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Classrooms are full of distractions.

I'm just going to rant a little bit, it may be disjointed and not make much sense.
You have been warned.

One of the many annoying things in classrooms (this is by no means the most annoying, merely the first thing I have thought of) is the retard who doesn't bring a pen. There is almost always at least one. And what I think is this - WHY THE FUCK DON'T YOU HAVE A PEN? YOU'RE GOING TO SCHOOL, IT'S USED IN PRACTICALLY EVERY CLASS AND YOU ARE TOO FUCKING THICK TO BRING ONE PEN. That is just pathetic. Example: Today, in Aghort, some grotesque, short, fat brown bitch with a flattish, wide nose and puffy lips swaggers past, noisily chewing gum opening her mouth with each chew, breathing heavily, wearing black tights that end above the ankle which display her fat arse for all who do not wish to see, stops in front of the bench the teacher is behind, and says loudly in her disgusting, obnoxious maori or pacific islander accent "sir, can I have a pen?" to which the teacher replies "Sure, if I can find one," and starts rummaging in an ice cream container filled with miscellaneous pieces of stationary. He locates a pencil, takes it out, and hands it over to the bitch, and says "here you go, you may have to sharpen it a bit." The bitch takes one look at it before carelessly flinging it back onto the bench, and then slowly makes her way back to where she was sitting with her disgusting fat friends. They then launch into a loud barely understandable conversation, emitting frequent shrieks of laughter.

Next is the blonde girl sitting next to me, who every two minutes takes out her phone and starts texting extremely rapidly, the clicks going on solid for about a minute, then, satisfied, she sends the text and puts the phone away. While this is certainly less annoying than the previously mentioned thing, it is still rather distracting and is definitely worth noting. I am at a loss as to why anybody needs to do that so frequently.

That's all I can be bothered writing about now, I'm going to join Quantum Banana on minecraft.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Zombies make things epic
Take this song. Without the video, it would be just a decent song. With the video, I remembered it from when I first saw it like three years ago.
If normal zombies aren't good enough, make them soviet zombies.
Not fully sure where I was going with this, but watch the video anyway. It is amazing.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oh dear.

I was watching the news just a few minutes ago, and there was a piece about some penis shaped lollies. Seriously, how pathetic can you get? The news should be full of deaths and wars and other interesting things. Not just some lollies that look like dicks. They could just as easily be half melted as intentionally shaped. Or maybe some chinese factory worker decided to quit and made a few mutant lollies as a fuck you to the company. In the original lolly bag 3 penis shaped lollies were found, and in the next 5 that were searched, only 3 more were found.
a quote: “I just looked over and I just seen my son putting a penis lolly into his mouth,” says his mother, Natasha Vincent.

“He said to me ‘Mummy is that a penis is that a Daddy part’ and I was like ‘yes Tyson’,” she says.

Here is a link to a text version of the story :

While it is pathetic and not the kind of thing that the news should bother showing, I won't deny it is (very) faintly amusing.

On an unrelated note, watch the program called "An Idiot Abroad". It is most amusing.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I am going to address this chiefly to the christian church (and it various offspring), but it concerns all other forms too.
My view on religious people is that they are highly gullible. They continue to believe everything the bible says as concrete fact, despite the number of times the church has been proven wrong in the past. Examples of this is the earth being a sphere and the earth going round the sun. So, continuing to believe in what priests and their ilk have to say is like hearing a thrice convicted child molester say "I promise I won't do it again" and believing them.
On the whole, I have no actual problem with religious people, but when they start interfering in other people's affairs it gets annoying. A good example of this is when a church group started protesting outside some poor soldier's funeral service because they believe that god hates the war or something equally stupid. Those silly churchies can believe what they like, but they should at least have the decency to leave people alone while they're attending a funeral.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Look at this.

I am amazed.

Friday, February 4, 2011

PS2 Won't Die

I recently read over on Kotaku that the PS2 isn't dead yet and for an eleven year old console, I suppose that's quite an achievement. I have to wonder though, why games are still being made for it and why people still buy these games, the console is the graphical equivalent of a Wii (correct me if I'm wrong) and alot of the games on the PS2 can be either played on an older version of the PS3 or with a PS2 emulator on the PC. The console costs around $100 (NZD) and the games are around $20 (again in NZD), I suppose the really cheap price could be a major reason it still sells.
I personally think that the PS2 should be finally put to rest so the world can move onto bigger and better games.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Call of Duty

I haven't played many of the CoD games, but I have played the two most popular ones. My thoughts on them are as follows:
1. It's not a bad game.
2. Wait. How come when I get hurt, the screen gets covered in orange juice?
3. Wow, these textures really are bland.
4. Why can I kill people hiding behind a steel wall?
5. There are many things I'd rather be doing than this.

And all through Facebook, I see people liking things such as: Not all boys will treat you badly, not all boys are addicted to Black ops...

And the media hype going on about how it's an amazing game with revolutionary graphics...

Now I really despise it and people who like it. It's got fairly bland gameplay, very high resolution textures of flat white walls and millions of idiots prattling on about how good it is. Now, lets look at a truly good FPS game : Team Fortress 2.

There are 9 unique classes that require completely different strategies to use effectively. For example, there is the Engineer class which has the ability to build teleporters, sentry guns, and health & ammo dispensers. When these buildings are placed effectively, it becomes very difficult to get past. However, if someone uses the demoman class, they can bounce grenades around a corner to destroy the turret.

In addition, there are several choices of weapons/gadgets to choose from, each requiring a slightly different strategy.

I have played this game for well over 60 hours, and am still not at all bored by it. However, after 2 hours I was thoroughly bored of Black ops.

TF2 may not have amazing graphics, but if it's graphics you want, Killzone 2 is by far the best. Just have a quick look at some screenshots from each game, and you can immediately see the difference.

So, why do people buy/play CoD Modern Warfare 2 and Black ops? Simple. Because they are unwilling to try anything else and are too stupid to look for anything else.