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15
Aug
09

Lets get crazy.

Ronin Dojo Community College DX concludes, and it was a good ride. ForTaxReasons really captured the spirit and maladjusted personalities of all the gamers and Otaku we put up with as nerds and geeks. If you haven’t watched all of their episodes and shorts, we recommend you take a look at them, they are great for a laugh, even though when you laugh at Mark and Barry, you’re really laughing at yourselves.

In some unrelated news, the Champions Online Open Beta begins in two days, so grab those open beta codes while you can. You can get them off FilePlanet or D2D, Gamestop no longer has any codes to give out. Open beta will run from the 17th to the 24th and the Headstart weekend starts the 28th.

07
Aug
09

Oh Nintendo…

A lot of people as us why we hate Nintendo here… Which isn’t entirely true… we used to be madly in love with Nintendo… as our Editor Brett will tell you…

I met Nintendo Christmas morning under a Christmas tree when I was 6 years old… He was only 64 bits back then but I thought he was so cute, we started playing and instantly became inseparable. I loved all our little games, rescuing the princess, flying spaceships, and even fighting! My favorite I pretended to be a little boy in little tunic rescuing a princess, and as we grew older I thought that Nintendo would be my one true love, always full of a youthful joy and wonder.

Learn about Brett’s love and loss… after the jump…

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06
Aug
09

Rev Rant Response: Games as Art.

Let us start off by saying we’re pretty big followers of Destructoid and we all hope that one day our little blog here gets to that sort of status among gamers, and while we agree with Anthony up there, we think he’s also incorrect about a few key things.

Hit the jump to see our opinion.

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04
Aug
09

Huxley. A game that no one really cares about.

“Tribal” armored space marines? Scantly clad but somehow also armored women? Aliens? No no, you’re not playing Unreal Tournament. You’re looking at Huxley: The Distopia, the new F2P MMOFPS CS WTFOMGLOLZBBQ. God damn we love the Internet and it’s crazy acronyms. In English for you not with the times: Huxley is a Free to Play, Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter. Should you care? We don’t know… It just seems so generic.

Check out our comparison after the jump

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26
Jul
09

Sunday Waste of Time: Tone Matrix

It’s Sunday! You know what that means! … You don’t? Well… of course you don’t, this is the first time we’ve done this. Now, how many of you have lazy Sundays? You sit around with nothing to do, you’ve already yelled at people for not having a hat, cried for a while, and contemplated suicide only to decide not to because it would be far to much effort to get up off the couch and actually do it. So, you sit on that couch, looking at pictures of LOLcats, just hoping for something to waste another hour of your pathetic life.

This... this is an act of shame.

This... this is an act of shame.

Well fear not Internet! We know your itch and we have your cure!

http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix

The Andre-Michelle Tone Matrix is a seemingly simple 16 by 16 grid when looked at but click a square and you’ll find that each square is actually a note on a 16 step sequencer with the horizontal location of the square determining the timing of the note and the vertical location determining its pitch. What makes it even more interesting is that  the whole thing is laid out on a wavemap, causing ripples when any note is pinged. We can tell you, we’ve spent hours with this thing, making little tunes ranging from some complex bleeps and bloops to trying to play some notable songs. So, give it a shot, mix some tunes and stay away from the other audio tools, because without a rudimentary knowledge of sound mixing tech, you’ll be a bit in over your head. And feel free to copy and paste some of your tunes in the comments! We’ll only make fun of them so that we can take them later and say we made them.

25
Jul
09

Halo: ODST Only Dumbasses Sniff… turtles… dammit.

Alright, we admit it. ODST looks… pretty cool, and we’re not the biggest Halo fans. We’ve always thought that it was nothing more than a mediocre shooter with a few interesting multiplayer modes. ODST however: delivers this hyped up trailer with the amazing Nathan Fillion telling us what to do.

If you're not drooling at the moment, we'd like to direct you away from our blog to something less nerdy.

If you're not drooling at the moment, we'd like to direct you away from our blog to something less nerdy.

So we’ll admit we’re interested. Not only because Nathan Fillion is in it, or because it doesn’t star Master Chief, but because from what we gather the protagonist, is silent. We here at the Squadron, love silent protagonists. Think about some of the most memorable games of all time: Zelda, Half-life, Bioshock or even Metroid, they all have silent protagonists! We’ve always thought that Master Chief never says anything worth saying, and if you took out all of his dialogue you’d have the exact same game. So, here’s to hoping for something better than another “Run and shoot aliens dead” romp through mediocrity when ODST drops, shocks, cocks and locks (we’re suckers for alliteration) September 22.

24
Jul
09

80 Microsoft points and your dignity. No refunds.

Here we have a preview of the Avatar Market Place that will come with the Dashboard update. Now we’re all for the Xbox 360 Market place. It’s a great way to not only get some simple yet fun games, some old classics and even some videos, but this? This we will have no part in. Xbox is basically asking you to shell out money for nothing.

No... goddammit.

No... goddammit.

The full video explains that prices range from 40- 320 Microsoft points which is about .50 cents to three dollars in American currency (which is about 1 to three green rupees in Hylian.) How much is your shame guys? Maybe 320 points for that RC warthog that you can’t control, or 80 points for those goggles. Whatever the price, just know that you won’t get anything out of this transaction other than the right to say that you have a hat and some asshole doesn’t. YOU CAN DO THAT ON THE STREET! Just follow our handy guide

  1. Put on a hat. The more abnoxious the better.
  2. Walk around some populated area.
  3. Find a guy.
  4. IMPORTANT He must NOT be wearing a hat!
  5. Proceed to follow him around and mock him for not having a hat.
  6. Be sure to insinuate that his lack of a hat makes him a communist or a Frenchman.
  7. Finally, go home and continue your lonely existence, buying raw chicken breasts just to feel some sort of flesh against yours. (Not that we do that.)
Oh you dirty sluts....

Oh you dirty sluts....

The new 360 Dashboard update drops August 11th, along with the levels of dignity in gamers everywhere.




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