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RETRO JCiD: Uno Tourney 2006

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Over at SeasonedGamers.com (The Most Magical Place On Earth™) we did a lot of great tournaments and leagues and continue to do so.  While they range from FPS to Racing and beyond, most lack the extreme danger and maximum excitement of the ultimate insanity, Uno.

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The second week’s games occurred on 6.6.06 so I was contractually bound to create a terrifying promo.  Instead, I made this…

After the final games concluded, I made a gameplay montage.  People told me a card based video game would not make an exciting montage.

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But that’s not all!!!!  Wait until you hear about the prizes…oh the prizes.  Custom bannar for the forum (seen above in super-chromocolor) and a jaw-droppingly beautiful custom avatar, hand crafted by moi if I do say so myself.

Sometimes when life seams hard and you feel like giving up, remember that there is still some glory in this world.  Something fantastical to live for.

Q: We Are The Physics? A: No.

Boy I sure love the band We Are The Physics.  Their debut “We Are The Physics Are OK at Music” gets alot of play around here, much to the delight of my wife and childrens.

One time, one summer, they were getting rid of shirts for post price only and I sent them Two Dollars and they sent one and it never got here.  Then they were all like, “sorry.”  Then after the eighteenth email, they stopped taking my calls.

Cut to today (that’s right, I’m Joe Hollywood so I can talk like that), they get these great new shirts in stock that they will only be selling at shows.  Shows that will not be in the greater NY area because apparantly they can travel to Russia like they’re rich and fancy but cannot grace teh America with their brand of Atomic Age New Wave leaving Man or Astroman? to maintain their monopoly now that they killed Servotron with their bear hands.

Now I love shirts only available at performances on account of them being rare and more important, but I was unable to be a big enough person not to blog the shit out of this shirt shit.  But fact is, if you want something done poorly, you have to do it yourself.

And so I did.  I did something else…myself.

Physics? NO!

Physics? NO!

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLACK!

PHYSICS? NO, DAMMIT!!!!!

blur Racing: Power-up Shirts

So the game blur comes out tomorrow (5/25/10) on the PS3, XBOX 360 and PC. Having played the beta a decent amount, I can say that it is a very fun racing game that covers alot of the stuff that makes arcade racing fun rather than frustrating.

However, it does allow enough customization and require enough skill to make it worth playing over and over. Therefor, everyone should play it and beat me at it (as I know you will). Like Mario Kart, it uses power-ups for fun and fighting.

Now available in the Entertainment / Parody section of my shop. I’ve got some shirts sporting the power-ups.

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Here’s a closer shot of the Nitro Power-up T. You can customize the color of the shirt, but I’m not sure how great that would turn out. I’ll make the Shield and Bolt if there’s any interest.

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I know I’m all over the Shunt because that’s the only one I know how to use. I stink.

Liger Match: A Halo 2 Montage

This is a montage of a Halo 2 grudge match between myself and a friend, with Napoleon Dynamite playing the part of me. It’s a bit dated, but I had nothing to bring to the table today so I figured I’d milk this some more. Sue me.

If you sue me I will counter-sue for all the tapioca in Guatemala as this would be a frivolous lawsuit and a waste of the court’s time.  Seriously, what the hell-heck is wrong with you?

Xbox 360 Gaming Achievements

Microsoft wisely implemented an achievement system into it’s “next generation” gaming titles.  Accomplishing certain tasks, often in a certain way grants you a set number of “gamer-points” that are attached to your profile.  They are tracked and displayed in your gamer-card and on xbox.com.  Each time you get one it triggers a lovely chime and a icon with the dialog of your momentous accomplishment. 

 

When this was initially discussed I never thought I’d care, but like many I find the achievements a huge incentive to play a game more thoroughly or at all.  I’m currently a pretty low scorer at 5655 (each game is allotted a total of 1000 points) but each time I hear that bell I smile.

One of the many things that disturbs me about this is the fact that I sometimes think twice about playing a handheld or non-360 title as it will be “a waste of time.”  There is nothing more ridiculous then staying up late to complete a goal to get an achievement lest I retire not having “accomplished anything.”  It’s an absolute embarrassment and I don’t know WTHF my problem is, but I don’t see it going away anytime soon.   

Even in death I remain a loser.