Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Made a new blog!

Its been a long as hell time, but I have created a second blog that if you are reading this, should check out.

Its called Unfocused Mind, and it will primarily revolve around my mind and its inability to focus. Please check it out if you are curious or if you share my problem.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My new Addiction

Recently I have been searching through the Android marketplace to find some nice games and apps for my Droid Incredible. And while browsing I found a game called Game Dev Story that completely sucked me in.

Game Dev Story is a game, where you make games. It is a simulation game, somewhat like The Sims or Simcity, except instead of controlling a town or people, you are running your very own game company. You start out with a small company of about five people, developing games for systems such as the Super Intendro and the Playsystem. Some systems themselves more popular than others. As time progresses you unlock more genres of games to develop, as well as more systems to develop for as time goes on. You get to customize your game in many ways, which can either make it a hit, or a flop. If people like you enough you gain fans, of which on occasion send you fan letters to let you know how you are doing and how much they love your games.

Regardless, before I knew it, I was totally sucked into this game. The accessibility combined with the fact that I love video games (and this game is filled with references, Virtual Kid, anyone?) really makes this an addicted piece that I can't put down. If you own a Droid phone, or even an iPod, I highly recomend this game to you. I picked it up on sale for about  2$, so you might pay more, but it is definately worth the price. I have run my phone battery down quite a few times, and I'm far from done.

In fact, I have a game fro the Gamebox to develop. Its going to be a Shooter - Monster genre game. The last one sold 1 million copies in the first week of sales.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Video Games get its first Grammy award

So you may or may not have watched the grammys last night, but if you did, you saw video games walk away with a grammy award for best instrumental with vocal song. I was suprised to hear this, but we'll take what we can get, right?

The song in question is the titled "Baba Yetu" from the 2005 hit Civilization IV

If you saw the grammys, or heard about this somewhere, or even if you read it here first, do you think this was a good choice for a the best video game music has to offer? What would you suggest instead?

Here are some of my choices:
 Halo 2 OST: Unforgotten

While some may see the Halo franchise as overrated and a sell out, there is no denying that it had some good music. This is my pick.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time opening theme
If you have ever had an N64 as a child, you had this game. The opening track brings not only sweet nostalgiac memories to mind, but it is also an objectively good song.

Metroid Prime: Phrendrana Drifts

As a piece of atmospheric music coming from an atmospheric game, this song truly steals the show. Metroid Prime in its entirety is filled with brilliant atmospheric music, however if I had to pick one, it would have to be this. (Although Tallon Overworld is a close second)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Main Theme
One of the most memorable thems for a game, inspiring as it is full of action. This is a must on my list!

So, there is my list, what would you guys nominate as a great, if not the best, video game song?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Personal Note: Long day of work, and a twist

So I haven't been able to get on today to post. Work from 4 to 10 really takes a chunk out of your friday evening. Nonetheless, I shall make it up to you guys with a nice personal anecdote.

It happened last night, I was sleeping when suddenly a loud vibrating noise awoke me. Being half asleep I wasn't able to pick up where the noise came from, it surely wasn't my phone, couldn't have been any other electronic as nothing makes that noise. The noise stopped after a second or two, so I went back to sleep. What had to have been about five minutes later, I awoke to the same sound. Repeat this about three more times and I had finally gotten fed up, so I went looking for the source of this annoyance.

After a few more minutes, it vibrated once more and found that the sound originated from my desk compatment. I reached inside and pulled out something I had long forggoten. It was my old cell phone, just the way I remembered it, screen smashed, keyboard destroyed and faceplate torn off. My phone had been sitting in my desk for about four months, and last night it finally started to die, giving off its last warning.

For some reason I could not explain, I was somewhat saddened by this. Perhaps it was because I had that phone during an important part of my life, and it signified moving on to the next phase. There are many memories on that phone that I hope I can still get off via its SD card. Hopefully. Alas, I shall always remember you phone, for you saw me through good times and bad. Even when you were destroyed your sound quality was the best I've ever had. And just for you guys, I uploaded a picture of my beast of a phone.

The beast phone, in all its broken screen glory. RIP.

So how was your guys' fridays? Any tales of broken, yet remarkable gadgets?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I feel the Beat

     So awhile ago there was a massive steam sale for Christmas, and I nabbed myself some sweet games for cheap. One of these games is AudioSurf.

Pendulum - Propane Nightmares: One of the intense parts of the song.

      I have since played the game quite extensively, playing at the very least all of my favorite songs, and then some. There is something addicting about playing a game to the beat of your favorite song, with the game getting more difficult as the song becomes more intense (and less so if the song calms down). It is quite a fun game, one that I picked up for only 5$ off of steam. I am not sure if there is a steam sale at the moment, but if you are a fan of both video games and music, this is a no brainier for you.

     As for those who may have the game, what is your favorite song/band to surf to? My personal favorite is "Propane Nightmares" by pendulum, quite the intense song, and level.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Banner and Name

So, what do you guys think of the new banner, yay, or nay? Also changed the name to match the domain name of the blog a bit better. I will still post occasional tidbits of non game related content. What do you think?

Creative mode...I was tired

Some thing I made quite a while back in a creative server. Creative minecraft still has its good times.. Yes that is a door leading inside.

Inside, beds inside of beds!

And here is the bunk bed addition, made with some help.

I bet you can't tell what was on my mind.