Monthly Archives: February 2010
Stockholders are the scum of the earth people in the world. They’re the people that are rich and get rich quicker by trading in the stock market. They invest their not-so-hard earned cash into a company for one purpose: to get rich. Not that being rich is a bad thing. In fact, if it wasn’t for rich people, we wouldn’t have the inventions we have today. But where does being a stockholder mean you have one ounce of business sense about the product you’re investing into?
I’ve dealt with stockholders personally at one of my jobs. As a matter of fact, one of my bosses was a big trader in the stock market for our company, and he openly admitted to me that he had “no idea how [my] department works.”. Yet, he was a manager and a stockholder. This isn’t a rare case of one person. This is the majority of people. They get some cash, get enough of it, and invest in a company so they can turn $1 into $100. If it’s not doing it fast enough, then the company must be doing it wrong. At least in their minds.
Without remembering the classic games of long before, you often forget either how far we’ve come or how little we’ve grown. Gaming is just like going to the movies. An interactive movie. Just like Hollywood, if you don’t look back on the classics, you can feel a false feeling of joy when you watch a new movie, only to find out years later a movie has so many stolen ideas from a classic movie. Or after watching some classic films, realize that some of today’s movies are just crap. The same with gaming. Remembering the history of anything is always a good idea in not just gaming or movies, but the world’s history. You realize that things aren’t better today, just different. So without further stalling, I bring you a classic feature of mine to welcome in the new by sharing the old: “Timeless Classics“.
I’ve been meaning to write this for a while, but is no one else completely sick of the ‘X Hero‘ and ‘Rock Band‘ games? Let me give you the list since these games first popped up:
Guitar Hero II
Guitar Hero III
Guitar Hero 4: World Tour
Guitar Hero 5
Guitar Hero 6 (announced)
Guitar Hero DS
Guitar Hero: 80’s
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Guitar Hero: Metallica
Guitar Hero: Van Halen
After playing the demo for 20 minutes, I ordered the game for in-store pick up at my local Best Buy, along with my best friend. We picked it up together after work and rushed home to install it. The game, at first, felt like a bit of a NoX copy, which is a good thing. Turns out, I was wrong, but not that it was a bad thing. It turned into a really fun hack-n-slash adventure that I played non-stop in the mornings before work and late at night. Let’s just jump right in this review.
Any fan of DOS-based point-and-click adventures are going to love this game. It’s seriously not serious. The game is meant to tickle your funny bone, which is does very well at doing. You don’t really need to have a certain type of 90’s humor to like the game. The way the game is written is entirely hilarious and well delivered. Those unaware of the series, this is the second game in the Maniac Mansion series.
Halo 3 is finally here, and joyful we are about that. This is the final fight of the Halo series (unless they work some complete utter magic at Bungie) and a good place to end the series, hopefully for good. The thing about Halo is they started the series off strong, with a lot of originality, a lot of “whoa”, and a lot of something we hadn’t had before on a console shooter. Then the sequels came out, which are not bad games by any means, but are overall just the same thing, redone with a shiny new box.
The story takes place after Halo 2, in which the marines find Master Chief buried in the ground from falling out of a space ship. I guess that explained why there’s no fall damage in the game anymore. Your mission is to take out the brutes on earth, and hopefully putting an end to this carnage once and for all. Oh, and hopefully save Cortana, your computer sidekick. Again, it’s time to save earth from an invasion.