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DC Universe Online: Collector’s P.O.V


*Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*

Direct intervention is necessary…

Take what is useful, destroy the rest

Progress cannot be halted.


Continue…

Embrace perfection.There is no fear

I sense your weakness.

I will show you true power.


This delay is pointless…

Releasing control…

 

Gaming 2011


Yes folks! It is time once again to take a look at the movers and shakers of the gaming world in 2011, these are games I can’t wait to get my hands on, so lets get the ball rolling!

  1. DC Universe: Online – 11th Jan 2011
  2. Dead Space 2 – 25th Jan 2011
  3. Two Worlds 2 – 25th Jan 2011
  4. Dragon Age 2 – 8th March 2011
  5. Dungeon Siege III – 22nd March 2011
  6. Crysis 2 – 22nd March 2011
  7. Darkspore – 29th March 2011
  8. Dawn of War II: Retribution – March 2011
  9. Alice: Madness Returns – 1st Quarter 2011
  10. Fable 3 – 1st Quarter 2011
  11. Portal 2 – 18th April 2011
  12. The Witcher 2 – 17th May 2011
  13. Star Wars: The Old Republic – 2nd Quarter 2011
  14. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – 2nd Quarter 2011
  15. Jumpgate: Evolution – 1st September 2011
  16. Warhammer 40k: Space Marines – 3rd Quarter 2011
  17. Batman: Arkham City – 3rd Quarter 2011
  18. Guild Wars II – 2nd November 2011
  19. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 11th November 2011
  20. Mass Effect 3 – 4th Quarter 2011
  21. Postal III – TBA 2011

As you can clearly tell, lots of awesome games will be hitting the stores in March, a time of financial woe and geeky bliss. 2011 looks like a good year to be a gamer!

2010 and how it rocked my gaming world


Another year has pass, let’s hope it’s not your last.

You’re going to die soon, perhaps this afternoon.

Please don’t lose your hair, there’s no need for despair.

Come and have some cake, it’s better than fired snake.

Just like that, another year has come and gone. It was on this day (-3 days) that this blog was conceived, and it has came a long way. As we continue to hurtle around the sun, let us take stock on the awesome games that have so graciously emptied our wallets, our bandwidth and in general, our time. Well, that is  for me anyway.

Mass Effect 2

Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising

Dragoon Age: Awakening

Starcraft 2

Bioshock 2

Deathspank

Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Fallout: New Vegas

Halo: Reach

Civilization 5

World of Tanks

 

Dishonourable mention

Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight

It was crap and the people who made it should be spitted and put over a fire.

 

2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 81 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 112 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 30mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 6th with 374 views. The most popular post that day was Warhammer Witch Hunter Costume.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, forum.manor.ru, mankindunplugged.com, shoutmix.com, and mikeramblesaboutstuff.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for sarah kerrigan, witch hunter costume, red vs blue, witch hunter, and kerrigan.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Warhammer Witch Hunter Costume July 2010
5 comments

2

Witch Hunter Costume Revisted August 2010
2 comments

3

Red vs Blue July 2010

4

 

Mass Effect…The Movie!!? May 2010

5

 

Empowered June 2010

 

Wow, I’m pretty amazed to find out my blog did this ‘well‘. I am elated of course and I like to thank all you constant viewers out there. Thank you again and have a good one.

Power From Pain


The tantalizing taste of fear lingered in the air as blood dripped from the wicked blades of the warrior. The warrior leaned in close to the dying man. “Your suffering is most exquisite Mon-keigh“, with a throaty laugh, the lithe warrior garbed in armor of midnight black, drove his serrated blade into the man’s chest.

With a snort, the warrior drew in the escaping soul essence, enriched with pain and despair, it was most potent in its powers. Shivering with pleasure, the lithe warrior traced the blood trail he had made, into a hall. With eyes sharpened by the intoxicating pain of the man, he surveyed the room with nerves afire.

Come out little one, I know you are here“. The soft inhalation of breath caught his heighten senses. “Yesssss” The warrior uttered in a low sibilant voice. “Yesss, little one, hide… Your terror will be all the more sweeter when I find you. I shall flense the flesh from your bones, and your screams shall invigorate me. There is much power from pain, and your pain will be most delightful to me

Pain, suffering, anger. They are all emotions and feelings one would consider negative, destructive even. To me, they are a source of power, a source of inspiration, there is no language more universal then pain and suffering. The aching within your breast, the impotent rage that fills your lungs, the debilitating despair that drive grown men and women to their knees, such is the power of pain.

Most of my poetry are written in states of heightened emotions, negative emotions, and into my works I channel them. I thread a fine line however, as it is so easy to be consumed by such emotions, I channel the destructive potential of such feelings into something constructive, a message, a plea perhaps and maybe even a warning. Such is the power of pain that even the best of us will still fall prey to its influence. As Yoda once said “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering ”

Thread lightly my friends, though suffering can be a powerful creative force, it is all too easy to be consumed by it.

Ultramarines: The Movie


I have finally been able to catch Ultramarines, a Warhammer 40k movie that had been in the works for some time. All I can really say is, I’m disappointed. The storyline was weak, the dialogue was weak and the action did not invoke the “O-M-F-G EPIC!” reaction that it should have. Perhaps I’m too harsh but I’m left with this feeling, it is like an unsatisfying meal, you know it wasn’t filling but you don’t really feel like eating more.

Whereas the movie itself lacked good storyline, the Ultramarines lacked common sense. Sending 12 Ultramarines into an area where a hundred Imperial Fist Space Marines could not be contacted is just plain dumb, it is only logical to think that something happened to the garrison and that something must be substantial to even dream of taking on 100 Space Marines.

That is not the end of it, oh no, the movie even go as far as having a Chaplain Psyker, by the Golden Throne! How does that even work? I know of Psykers, especially those from the Ordos Hereticus, who can channel the powers of the Emperor to smite heretics but a Chaplain Psyker is unheard of! It is heresy!

Well, the graphics for Ultramarines is passable, nothing special, was rather cartoon y at times. Would have worked for a video game but as a movie, expected more. Here are the scores.

Storyline: 3

Graphics: 6

Audio: 6

Overall: 5

The Rose


A poem I did a long time ago. Inspired by Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

 

The Rose

 

I

Lightning piercing dark black clouds

Chaos, anarchy and fear abound

The end has come for all but few

The weight of the world is all I feel

 

II

The quest for the rose is not for naught

Trudging on though Childe I am not

Sword, Shield and Armour I wore

I shall not fall” I swore

 

III

Fall thou shalt and fall thy will

A voice, disembodied, a chill

Brandish my sword to nothingness I did

The thing I killed was only time not it

 

IV

“Protect the rose I will, for fear I do not”

“Heed me! To go on then thou art a fool

“If death waits then conquer it I shall”

“Then go! For to the rose thou shalt fall!

 

V

The voice haunting, drifting, drifting, gone

Arduous my task, the life of the lone

Childe I am not, word slinger I am

The rose, the rose, how low must I go

 

VI

Blood, blood, blood, all in my way I slew

The rose awaits, this knowledge I knew

So close to the rose, its whisper I could hear

Doubt, fear, confusion, surfaced as I near

 

VII

“Thou art indeed a fool to come to the rose”

“Show thyself coward” I cried my defiance

Face my adversary I did, for the enemy was me

“Turn back, the rose is not thee’s!” cried me

 

VIII

Steel to steel, dust to dust and blood shalt flow

Perished my dark side was and behold the rose

The beautiful pink rose, defenses long forgotten

So long have I dreamt of it, so long so long

 

IX

Pain, agony, my heart, the thorns pierced my heart

To the rose thou shalt fall, and to the rose I fell

My heart was pierced, crushed, broken by the rose

No more, no more, the word slinger slain by the rose

 

X

Darkness, emptiness, a hollow void, nothing, nothing

Pain, pain, air! Breathe I must, breathe I did

The rain was falling, I laid amongst petals and thorns

Death conquered but the rose was gone. Petals and thorns

 

XI

The rain had stopped but my heart still aches

The rose, the rose, how low must I go?

Petals and thorns, petals, petals, pink petals and thorns

The word slinger to the rose came, his journey never ends

 

 

The Rose

I

Lightning piercing dark black clouds

Chaos, anarchy and fear abound

The end has come for all but few

The merciless sun is all I feel

II

The quest for the rose is not for naught

Trudging on though Childe I am not

Sword, shield and amour I wore

On my honor I shall not fail’ I swore

III

‘Fail thee must and fail thee will’

A voice disembodied, a chill

Brandish my sword to nothingness I did

The thing I killed was only time not it

IV

‘Protect the rose I will! For fear I not’

‘Heed me! To go on then fool thou art’

‘If death waits then conquer it I shall!’

‘Then go! For to the rose thee shall fall!’

V

The voice haunting, drifting, drifting, gone

Arduous my task the life of the lone

Childe I am not, word slinger I am though

The rose, the rose, how low must I go

VI

Blood, blood, blood all in my way I slew

The rose awaits this knowledge I knew

So close to the rose, its whisper I could hear

Doubt, fear, confusion surface as I near

VII

Fool indeed thou art to come to the rose’

Show thyself coward’ I cried my defiance

Face my adversary I did for the enemy was me

‘Turn back, the rose is not thee’s cried me

VIII

Steel to steel, dust to dust, blood shall flow

Perished my dark side was and behold the rose

The beautiful pink rose, defenses long forgotten

So long have I dreamt of it so long so long

IX

Pain, agony, my heart, the thorns pierced my heart

To the rose thee shall fall and to the rose I fell

My heart was pierced, crushed, broken by the rose

No more, no more the word slinger slain by the rose

X

Darkness, emptiness, a hollow void, nothing, nothing

Pain, pain, air! Breathe I must, breathe I did

The rain was falling I laid on the dirt, petals and thorns

Death conquered but the rose, gone. Petals and thorns

XI

The rain had stopped but my heart still aches

The rose the rose, how low must I go?

Petals and thorns, petals, petals pink petals and thorns

The word slinger to the rose came, his journey never ends

Mass Effect 3: Earth Belongs to Us


*Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*

I will direct this post personally

I am Harbinger

You cannot stop us, Shepard

Earth belongs to us


You cannot escape your destiny, Shepard

Your worlds will become our laboratories

You have failed

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt


Panty is the Blonde, Stocking is the Goth, Garterbelt is Father Afro and the Ginger with the proton pack is Brief

The first and normal reaction when you see a title like that is “What the fuck?”. At least that was my reaction, this is not an American Saturday morning cartoon if you are wondering. This is actually an Anime if you will believe it and a brilliant and smart one at that. I must admit I have not watched any Anime in a long long time. Use to be quite the fan but things happen. I do still read manga but I guess my taste in Japanese Animation has definitely shifted. But with Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (PSG), I must say it has kinda rekindled my interest in Anime again.

Just watching the first few episodes and I’m already a convert. You are probably wondering what makes this Anime so special other then its obvious borrowing of the American cartoon art. I guess the first thing you should know is I love it when media makes references to other media and is not afraid to go all the way. It engages the audience and expects them to be knowledgeable in pop culture and I thoroughly enjoy spotting the references. So yes, despite PSG being an exclusively Japanese Anime it pays homage to western pop culture. A pop culture I am deeply involved in and that in itself is awesome already.

 

Yeas, obvious homage to Invader Zim. Well to appreciate the full brilliance of PSG one must first be able to take its explicit content. The main theme of the show is about this two sisters who are angels as well. Obviously they are named Panty and Stocking. So the deal is, they having to hunt Ghosts aka monsters of the week to get… COINS. I’m not shitting you, fucking Coins. Hilarious. Of course they have to collect the coins to get back to Heaven as they were kicked out for unsavory behavior. That is to say Panty the older sister is really loose, I mean really really loose.

So you can expect loads of sexual jokes, it is quite explicit in nature which makes it all the more awesome. Some might find it tasteless but the show doesn’t take itself too seriously so you shouldn’t either. in general, the show is extremely clever in its delivery of said sexual jokes. One of my favorites spoiler alert is the reenactment of the D-Day by sperms. Brilliant. The ending of that battle is equally hilarious but I’m not gonna spoil it. But as I said, it makes references to western pop culture in like every episode. Catfight Club, Pulp Addiction, Sex and the Daten City, High School Nudical and many more.Not to mention references to the Watchmen’s Rorschach himself and even go as far as to mention a PKE meter from Ghostbusters if you do not recall.

The art style is definitely refreshing from the usual Anime characters. You get a bastard child of Invader Zim and Powerpuff Girls with the content of South Park in a more explicit and more Japanese manner what is there not to like? Having said that, the artist has not forgotten their roots with scenes showing Panty or Stocking in their full Anime glory.

PSG is definitely in one of the best Animes I have seen in a long time. Hell I would even throw it in with my favorite American cartoon comedies like Family Guy and South Park. Fair warning though, this is not for the faint hearted. Oh and I almost forgot to mention this, they create actual models of their Ghosts and then pack it with explosives and blow it up. Reminds you of the good old Power Rangers and Ultraman doesn’t it.I love this show and I definitely think it is worth checking it out.

Movies of 2011


2011 seems to be a promising year for all ye movie goers. Shit loads of epic movies coming up, and I don’t mean the Epic Movie movie. So let’s have a look-see at what has got me all excited.

First up, who wouldn’t like hot chics, machine guns, katanas, dragons, samurai robots and B-25s. What am I talking about.

BAM! Sucker Punch.

The only way I can describe this movie is Alice in Wonderland meets 300. Incidentally the director of this movie is none other than Zack Zydner, the very dude who made 300 and Watchmen. Since I’m such an awesome person here is the trailer as well. Coming March 2011.

If you wish to find the larger version of the picture above. Click here

Next up we have the much awaited god of storm and thunder himself! THOR!

Thundering to you in April 2011

Another awesome movie to look out for in April 2011 is Your Highness. It is from the producers of Pineapple Express so expect this fantasy parody to be full of political incorrectness. Awesome.

Since we have Marvel Comics here, we must have DC comics as well. That’s right, I’m talking bout Green Lantern. Since I already posted the trailer up, I ain’t gonna really talk about it here. Coming June 2011

Last but not least, Captain America coming August 2011

2011, great year for my kind of entertainment.