The Under 25 Crowd Really Sucks AssJan 24, 2018
I give up on people. For those of you 25 and under, your generation SUCKS! The more and more I talk to your crowd the more I find corporatist, authority compliant, pushovers. Yes, let's let companies re-release games at exorbitant prices even thou you JUST purchased the same damn game 3 to 5 years ago. Let's act like a person demanding more from a service isn't logical because as a customer they deserve to be treated properly. Game developers aren't gods. Corporations are NOT gods. STOP acting like it. At this rate it will be your generation that gives up on the human concept of government and just usher in a wave or corporate feudalism and let companies run what supposed to be sovereign nations. Where the fuck is your fire? What the fuck happened to not allowing corruption to run rampage on a society. It's like you'd rather be zombies for the sake of creature comforts. Go ahead and just take it right up the ass! Somewhere along the line your generation have forgotten that IT CAN BE BETTER. People in the past gave blood sweat and tears for it to be better for you and your asses just sit on your laurels and do nothing but be compliant while people with more wealth conspire to use you like a tool and run you into the ground. Hopefully you wake the fuck up before this planet is left with nothing good to hold onto.
What Really REALLY Grinds my Gears: Gaming EditionSep 14, 2014
Today is one of those days where I'm really really f*cking tired of the gaming industry's bullshit! Here are some things that are pushing me over the edge!
1) Play the Hyrule Warriors demo at select retailers
Hey, Nintendo, don't you have a freggin eShop? Why do I need to leave my residence and travel to the nearest GameStop, Best Buy, Target, ect to play a demo that you could simply post on your damned electronic store?! I get trying to make the demo available to people who for some reason might have their Wii U consoles offline but your last set of charts show that 90% of Wii U owners are connected so seriously, WHAT THE HELL?
2) Speaking of the eShop, I understand that you want to keep a good relationship with your retail partners but...
why are YOU punishing your customers for wanting to take out the middle man? NOT EVERYBODY WANTS TO HAVE A PHYSICAL COLLECTION OF GAMES. Nintendo, you shy away and push the blame on developers saying that they control the prices of games on the eShop but a game that was $59.99 last year or two years ago should NOT be $59.99 a year or two later. Hell, digital games should be 10 dollars CHEAPER in theory because THERE IS NO DISC! The eShop prices are the biggest problem with the damn thing. I can get past the slowness if you just fix the damn game prices!
3) Third Party Developers, NEWS FLASH, the Wii U Gamepad is NOT an excuse to throw away motion controls!
Many of us actually like motion controls. Motion controls brings us further into the gaming experience. For you motion haters reading this thread, I don't give two shits what you think, motion gaming is just as valid as your precious buttons. Capcom, right now I'm specifically talking to you right now. YOU made a port of a Wii game onto Wii U, Monster hunter 3, remember? Yet, you decide to take out the damn Wii Remote and Nunchuck controls? You ever think that some of us actually liked those controls? There is a reason why the Wii and Wii U are the swiss army knife of gaming consoles. You're supposed to be able to have a play style that fits you will still having options that fit other players. I really wish these damned third part developers would understand that!
Really, Capcom? You made a Wii U port of a Wii game, destroyed the Wii servers and then tried to charge people on Wii U 60 bucks for the damn game especially when the damn visuals arent even that much better than the Wii Version. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
5) This shit! The Resident Evil Remake of a Remake
Capcom, again! You're making a remake of a remake that was on GameCube yet while skipping all over the Wii U when it comes to releases. Actually I've got something to say to Namco Bandai in the same flavor. WTF is wrong with you?! The PS3 and 360 gets ports of Soul Calibur 2 yet you skip the Nintendo audience, the same fucking audience that purchased the most copies of the original game?!?!
6) Coming to PS3, 360, but no Wii U version...but we might slap you in the face with a 3DS version.
ARE YOU SHITTING ME? Just make a damn Wii U port! You don't have to build the game from the ground up. Just slap the 360 or PS3 version on a Wii U disc and mirror the game on the gamepad and many of us would be fine! It's that freggin simple!
I HATE YOU! I seriously do! You whine and cry and bitch about people who don't play games the same way you do and then get all angsty at not being able to find a mate that is into games. You ever think that if you weren't so damn busy, hating on people who actually enjoy motion controls, and cute games, and actually having happy, clean fun, you might actually find someone nice? Sorry but playing Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed does NOT and I repeat NOT make your "junk' bigger than the next guy. Stay angsty over there while I happily flick you off, enjoy my Babysitting Mama, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Princess Peach all with my lovely wife sitting next to me!
8) Female Naughty Bits, Cosplay and Game Controllers
Ladies, posing your naughty bits with some random ass controller DOES NOT make you a gamer nor does it earn you gamer points in my book. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy looking at teh bewbies -with that said, just adding a game controller doesn't make me go, "oh snap! A woman who might enjoy a conversation about Power Rangers being turned into a multiverse!!!" The sentiment of this also goes for cosplayers. -Thank you for giving my fantasies, physical form but unless you have a strong opinion on something geeky, do go expecting geek points from me.
9) Developer/Publisher Ass Kissing
When you bust your ass weekly and you spend YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY on a product, that product is YOURS. None of this licensing bullshit, none of this follow the "Terms of Service" shit, the item is YOURS within reason. I am sick and tired of gamers kissing developer asses and acting like developers are fucking gods! They are HUMAN, just like you. They get up in the morning, work all day, eat, have worries, take a shit and go to sleep, just like you. When you buy a product you have EVERY right to play it how you want within hardware reason. When you sell your game used, the dev has NO right to ask for a fucking kickback. Do you give Honda money when you sell your 2012 Honda Fit to a neighbor? NO! so why should a developer get side money for a item that you PAID YOUR HARD EARNED money for? Stop kissing asses and realize that most of the corporate types don't give two shits about you and will only suck up to you when their sales are low, just so they can get into your wallet.
I actually have a lot more to say but it's a bit late to be thinking so I'm going to go. I might add more to this later.
Ouya Nation Episode 03Jul 18, 2013
Come hell or high water we FINALLY present to you, Ouya Nation episode 03! In this episode, Lighty Kid and Hyper Chic have a heart to heart about girl gamers and games for girls. Also, Hyper Chic will spend some time with Sonic 4 Episode 2. Finally Lighty Kid will give his thoughts on the game Flashout 3D. As always, stay tuned to this community for the next "Ouya Nation: Question of the Week"
P.S. Don't worry, we also share some of your answers to our last "Question of the Week" in this episode
Ouya Nation Episode 02Jul 10, 2013
I'm still on the journey of making Ouya Nation a show that Ouya fans want to watch. Here we are, episode two and I'm still a bit surprised that I'm doing this show. It helps having a supportive wife. This weeks episode features two gameplay segments (Fishmoto and Crazy Cat Lady) and a tutorial on 3D Ouya gaming. Hopefully more people enjoy this episode than the amount from the last ep.
Ouya Nation Episode 01Jul 2, 2013
Hi everyone! Let me introduce to you "Ouya Nation"! Ouya Nation is a new web series that is hosted by myself (LightyKid) alongside my wife (CrazyHyperChick and not so much this particular episode ) and will hopefully feature weekly episodes every Monday or Tuesday (depending on editing and upload times). We really hope you enjoy this first episode and I'm still trying to find a formula that will work on a weekly basis. Well, without further ado, here is episode 01.
You and soulx like this.
-of Self Esteem and LonelinessApr 26, 2013
I'm typing this because I'm fairly sure that nobody will give two cents to read this nor even care to acknowledge this blog exists. I'm completely bummed out and right now, border-lining deep depression. I feel invisible and I'm tired of it. I feel like I'm constantly looked down on or ignored. At work, when I'm out shadowing a lead technician (I have this gig as a cable technician for now), most customers never bother to address me. It's completely rude! "I know the other guy can fix your issue a bit better than I can but, for fucks sake, when someone politely says hello, have the human decency to acknowledge that he/she exists".
When I'm at home or even out and about, nobody ever takes the time to say "hello" to me. I have to initiate all the damn contact with my "friends". I know people have lives, go through tough times and can be busy but It would be nice for people to show that I matter to them. to top things off, let's not even get started how how ugly I feel. Sure, I'm married to a lovely woman and I care about her a lot but sometimes I get tired of knowing that so many people find her attractive and I never get a second look. I'm not looking around or anything but for fuck sake I don't want to feel ugly too.
My self esteem is completely shot. It's like when the Power Rangers blow up a monster and you know that muthafucka isn't coming back anymore. That's how low I feel. To the point of wanting to tell the world good bye. I'm tired of feeling like people think I'm stupid and just not worth talking to. I'm tired of people thinking that they can push and bully me around and I'm tired of feeling like I'm invisible. It's like my teenage years when people would ask me what's wrong and then walk away as I tell them. "Why the fuck did you ask in the first place if you were not going to listen?!"
People say that suicide is so horrible but damn, I'm in fucking agony and I cant take it anymore. There's never anyone around I can relate to. Sometimes I just want GBATemp in real life. I want people I can talk to and debate with about gaming, wrestling, politics and yes, even Power Rangers. I feel like such an oddball that it's driving me crazy. If anyone watched last night's episode of Big Bang Theory (April 25, 2013), I feel like I'm in Leonard's situation. Honestly, if it wasn't for the fact that SmackDown comes on tonight, I would probably sleep off the evening and that's a bad sign. it's never good when a person prefers to sleep more than living their life. I just feel like there's not much to live for. Especially when many of my interest are slowly going to shit (don't get me started on the sorry ass state of gaming and most gamer's frat boy mentality).
If people read this, oh well. If people don't, it's not like the Earth will move. I guess I'll go and fight off my urge to sleep.
(RANT) No Help From Google with YouTube XLMar 1, 2012
Its nice knowing that when you politely ask for help from Google in reference to one of THEIR products, you get ignored. YouTube XL on Wii has been messed up for a while and asking for help on the stupid support forum and even giving a direct yet very polite "please help" message on the official Facebook page does nothing. Its just frustrating because they're so damn focused on YouTube for Xbox 360 that they ignore the fact that the Wii and PS3 Can also browse their site. OK I'm done ranting. Feel free to discuss.
http://lightykd.blogspot.comMay 26, 2009
For those of you who might care to actually read my blog, the blog is moving to a new home. My blog is now being posted on blogspot BUT, that in no way changes my feelings for GBAtemp or how often I frequent this site. I just love it too much! The new blog can be found here...
Please feel free to read it, comment on any post and "follow" it by becoming one of my "followers". Anywho, thank you all for reading my blog here and who knows, I might get tired of blogspot and bring it all back here. I love you all .
Blogging Away...May 15, 2009
Blog Entry 6
My Life With DSi
I just got this little thing last week and I can honestly say it was one of my best purchases. By little thing, I'm refering to my Nintendo DSi. I purchased this (slightly) used DSi unit last Friday and I am having a blast with its features. Oddly enough, I haven't been able to use this thing for the one reason I always joked about, taking pictures of the ladies. The included mp4 player is wicked awesome, especially the ability to grab instrumentals of my songs. My favorite feature so far is the Web Browser. While there is no built in flash player the browser does a great job rendering web pages. By the way, I'm actually typing this blog from DSi. On one final note, the only thing that is missing is a DSi compatible flash card but, that's another story.
In Gaming News Today
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is right around the corner (first week of June) and I can't wait to see what comes out of this years' expo! As a fan of Nintendo I will be keeping close tabs on Ninty's press event. There are a few things I'm expecting from the press event. 1) News on games that will be using the Motion Plus (released in June). 2) News on "channel" features for Wii and DSi. Considering that there are 2 movie viewing channels for Wii and one with DSi connectivity, I would be surprised if one of these channels did not make it to the states. 3) The introduction of DSi only games. It's bound to happen.
Arrgh I Wear my Eye Patch Proudly
Yes, I'm a pirate... So? Mama raised me to be a geek! Thank you very much! *cheeky smile* In the news of my piracy exploits, well, there isn't much. Just finished burning a copy of "Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree" (Wii), this morning. Maybe, it will help me exercise my noggin. I'm waiting for next weeks release of "Punch Out Wii". Next download FTW!
Power Rangers RPM
Ok, Like I promised, here is your weekly catch up with Power Rangers RPM. Today I present to you Episodes 10 and 11. Episode ten it titled "Ranger Blue" and episode 11 is "Doctor K". "Doctor K" is a real tear jerker, a first for the writing of any Power Rangers season. Honestly, there was a scene in "Ranger Blue" that slightly pulled at my heart strings but not as much as Episode 11. I hope you enjoy both episodes
Ranger Blue 1/3
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Ranger Blue 2/3
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Ranger Blue 3/3
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Doctor K 1/3
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Doctor K 2/3
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On a side note, I want to say congrats to my friend on graduating from VCU ! Big props to ya!
Milk & Cookies,
Lightning Kid ==
Am I Worth Saving?!?!May 11, 2009
Blog Entry 5
Firstly I would like to say I'm sorry that once again it took me so long to produce another blog. Secondly I want to say that hopefully for some people I stay too depressed to move because I'm really feeling like I'm seconds away from trying to OD on something or down some cleaning chemical to off myself. I'm just tired... Tired of being the world's failure. Tired of never being loved. Tired of being a burden to everyone. The only few things that's making me even want to stay alive are my daughter and just being able to watch any future developments in Nintendo gaming/hacking. The thing is, what would be the use of living when the one thing and the only thing I want will never happen.
I never asked to be rich or to be famous or to be able to travel to where ever. All I wanted was a family. To have someone to share my life with and a little one or two or three to raise and be happy. I'm tired of always waking up lonely. Its like a solitary confinement that I can't escape. It hurts so much and the funny thing is, nobody cares. Maybe that's why I love watching Power Rangers so much.
Theirs is a world where people for the most part actually give a damn. Where people have the power to change their circumstances. Where anything is possible and where people have meaningful relationships that actually last. I'm never hurt when I see that world. Its not the only one, The Star Trek Universe is similar. One where Human optimism brightens the shadows of the human condition and our species has come to realize that the common cause supersedes the trivial. I'm done with trying to keep hope. I'm worn down. My battle scars are to deep to heal. I'm tired of living, and hoping that things will change.
I can't stand yet another day of the loneliness i have suffered for years. if there was ever a blog that could use comments, this would be the one. Then again, who would really give a rats ass, right? I wish someone would give me one good reason to live. Just one!
Another Friday Another BlogMay 2, 2009
Blog Entry 4
Life so far
I hate miss communication! Its the downfall of everything good and loving in our world. I think this morning was full of miss communication. I spent an hour arguing with someone I care about and now I just don't know anything anymore. I know I tend to get excited about things at times but I am not a adversarial person in the real world. I guess it goes back to what said person said about text sometimes being such an "artificial" form of communication. Then again I guess she doesn't realize how sensitive and literal I can be. Understanding sarcasm has never been my strong suit and I honestly hate it. All I wanted to do today was have a lovely morning conversation but I think our emotions got the best of us. She believes that I'm trying to interrogate her when I ask my normal "hi, how are you?" type of questions but its not that way at all. I just simply want to know if her day is going well. Goodness knows that I wished I had someone doing that to me. Its lovely knowing that someone cares about you enough to think about you in such a way. Why is it that Women don't realize that Men aren't a gender of psychics? We can't peer into your brains and discover what makes you tick. If we ask questions, there's no need to get defensive. Don't get mad at us for asking and then get mad at us for never asking. When that day comes that you're feeling down and you're mad that your male companion (boyfriend, husband, ect) doesnt know why, its not his fault. Especially, if you're so tight with your feelings that he can never get inside to find out. Just remember, maybe we find you interesting enough to want to know more about you.
The only other thing that's biting me is her ability to constantly bring up my problems. Everybody has problems but to act as if you're so together and to always shove my issues in my face, that's very hurtful. I'm tired of being the world's screw up! I struggle hard because I try to be happy and I usually have to do it alone. I don't have the best of family or social networks and most of the people close to me I can barely trust. YES, things happen. YES I have been into some pretty rough situations but for once, I just want to be alright by someone. For once I just want to be good enough for someone and to not walk on eggshells. I would walk through vast deserts if I could find the one who wants me for me. Who understands that I'm in the dumps now but it wont always be this way. Someone who knows that everything I do is with the best intentions and that I only want to make the people I care about happy.
My Wiik Long Modding Project
I received my Wii Monday at 2pm EST from Nintendo's repair location in New York state. To my surprise the system came back to me on menu 3.3. Considering my collection of 50 plus Wii and GameCube backups, I was more than elated. Lame part was I wasn't able to do anything about modding my console until the day after. On Tuesday I broke down and purchased a copy of "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess". I'm glad I was able to get it on the cheap, roughly $28.00. Not bad if you ask me! I did my basic modding later that day, getting everything back to system menu 4.0. Tuesday evening I focused on fixing my DVDx and USB 2.0 issue. I ran into a few snags but I eventually got the two coexisting peacefully. Wednesday was a very "peachy" day. Now mind you I haven't been playing my backups so far. The reason for that would be my goal for Wednesday. I wanted to get my preloader hacks working so CiosCorp wouldn't keep trying to perform disc updates. It took me a while but i realized that i had to reformat my SD card in windows and place my hacks.ini file back onto the card. I stopped working at 9pm to watch ECW and proceeded to place my Save files on my Wii. 35 save files, 35 games to make save files for, then erase and replace with my old ones from my SD card. By the time I was done it was 12:03 am Thursday morning. Speaking of Thursday I spent that time installing .wad files of my WiiWare collection. Talk about a Wii busy Week.
Friday Night SmackDown
I spoiled tonight's episode by watching it early. I live on the U.S. east coast but there are FOX stations in the west coast that show the show at 11am local time. I wont ruin the show and knowing me I might watch it again (at my local time). It was a pretty good episode and had a clean slate feeling. Only one Raw superstar made an appearance tonight and that was M.V.P., obviously there to defend his United States title against Dolph Ziggler. It was actually a good match. Without spoiling results I will give you the match list for the show
Promo 1 (Chris Jericho)
Match 1 Benjamin vs. John Morrison
Rey Mysterio, Kane, Jeff Hardy, and Chris Jericho in a Fatal 4 way elimination match for #1 contender spot against Edge
Promo 3 (Cryme Tyme)
MVP vs. Dolph Ziggler
Edge Vs. CM punk
And The Rest
Well there Isn't much else left to say. I'm still very saddened about this morning. I moved into my new apartment but its more like moved a small amount of stuff into it and still chilling with my aunt for a bit till I can fix my electricity situation. With that said I'm outtie. I'll be back tomorrow with an all new episode of Power Rangers RPM.
Milk & Cookies'
Lightning Kid ==
A Lot on my MindApr 30, 2009
In Over my Head
I just don't get it! I'm supposed to be happy and yet I have this "over my head feeling". Tomorrow I move into my new apartment and I'm already thinking about how I'm going to turn the electricity on and get food for the place. I don't want to get into further detail of my economic situation but lets just say i am beyond surprised that I even managed to get approval for this place BUT in my personal opinion it was a necessary move. Whats bugging me is that I'm supposed to be beyond elated and yet the shadows of recent events are covering my sky with fears. Am i to shy to say that I'm scared, NO. But right now, I would be lying if I was to say i did not feel like crying. I do and I'm so stubborn. Its one of those things about me I hate. When I need to show emotional pain, I bottle up like a Vulcan and keep it inside. Difference is, I'm not Vulcan, this holding of emotion is not healthy for me.
To make matters even more complicated I'm romantically scared. I care about someone and yet I constantly worry that she doesn't feel the same way. Maybe I'm just too self conscious and insecure I. Sometimes I just feel inadequate. Maybe its because American society teaches us to feel that way. I'm just not sure. I know that someone is supposed to love me for who I am as a person but its hard when you're a geek. Its hard when your idea of a perfect conversation is, "politics within gaming companies", console wars, wrestling and cIOS 249 (rev 11) and well, her is idea is way far from that. Dr.Phil says that the biggest difficulty with any kind of relationship is the minding of two worlds. What if your worlds are as different as the desert world of Vulcan and the Icy world of Andoria.
Granted, I love the way we compliment each other at times but, I love feeling as if I make someone happy. That IS my happiness. Its like, if a group of my friends and myself were offered morphers and were told to go save the world. The others would be reluctant about risking life and limb and me, i would be the one grabbing at it quickly, willing to give my all. Not for the power, or the fame, but just so that I can make a positive impact in someone's life. I'm tired of being a burden to people. It gets old and bothersome. Whats even more sad is the fact that in this society, its not what you know but who. Adult life is like high school. No, correction, "adult life IS high school". The only difference between the two is the fact that in adult life, the trivialities of "high school" is masked by rules and regulations. You follow the trend and everybody loves you. You decide to be an individual and you're shunned upon. Anywho I'm just ranting like crazy but I had to get it out.
I'm just so confused and hurting and i need to be hugged and held like crazy but nobody ever takes the time to hear (or in this case, read) this. People always ask, "Whats wrong Lighty?" but when I go to tell, its always "Man, up" or "Stop whining". Honestly, how can one expect for someone to eventually feel better if they can never get their emotions out. Has anyone read the suicide rates of men compared to that of females?! it's staggering! Appalling! Its like society expects the male gender to have hearts of steel and it doesn't work that way. We have hopes and fears, things that make us happy and thins that make us want to burst in tears. Maybe of people would stop clinging onto this false idea of what a man should be and just let the man "live" maybe things wouldn't be so messed up in society.
Ok Ok... enough ranting! I will bring you all a proper blog either later tonight to before SmackDown! tomorrow. it all depends on what i will be doing with my apartment.
Milk & Cookies
Lightning Kid ==
Blog 3 SupplimentalApr 28, 2009
-The Alley Cat-
And here I stand in that same familiar, shadowy, alley way.
Waiting on someone to pick me up from the asphalt.
Ive had many owners before.
Yet I was never kept.
Every time, someone looks at me. Some wondering, some in disgust.
My fur shaggy yet when cleaned, beautiful.
I can meow and purr and play like the best of them
Knowing that is what brings them in.
Each time, I'm always seen as cute.
I have a few tricks and it amuses my would be owner.
She performs her best to lure me in
First a small scrap, then some milk, then a nice can of tuna.
I shy at first. Slightly hissing, claws out but in the end I just want to be cared for.
Eventually I give in, hoping that my new home would be better than the street I sleep on.
I follow her and I slowly raise my head in pride.
Each time this happens I think to myself, maybe this is it.
Each time, hoping for someplace warm and happy.
We finally make it and the charade continues.
I'm introduced to a warm place to lay my head and a lovely bowl to eat out of.
A few blissful days go by and I begin to learn more about my owner.
For the happiness she gives me I try my best to reciprocate.
Then one day it happens.
She receives a new puppy.
The puppy has tricks.
It can play fetch, roll over on command and play with her when she wants to go to the park.
First comes the regret.
Then comes the hatred from the parents, constantly asking her why she picked up the stray kitty.
Then come the careless behavior.
"Whoops.", a foot on my paw.
"Sorry.", something falls on my tail.
Eventually I am forgotten.
Eventually I cease to exist.
I become yet a memory.
I'm not fun anymore.
So one day I'm picked up.
I look around and the place looks familiar.
No longer am I in that warm loving home.
I'm now outside, the rain falls and my coat becomes drenched, but it's fine.
From all the pain of the "careless" acts.
From all the pain of being ignored.
From all the pain of being a second option.
The rain doesn't bother me much.
Rather, the rain is suitable.
The outside personification of the inside emotion.
I let my claws down too early and now i'm back.
back in the same place, more broken than before.
So now I can only do one thing.
I let me claws sharpen.
I let my claws grow longer.
I no longer trust that smiling face.
The next child that tries to entice me with catnip, milk or other desires of my heart may be hurt.
Its not so intentional.
I don't want to.
Its what Ive grown to know.
I don't want to know this.
I don't want to feel this.
I just want some happy child to take me in as their pet and never let me go.
And so I sit here.
The rain flowing.
Soaking my fur.
Most of my "nine lives" spent.
This kitten doesn't want to be in the alley any more.
Start of Another WeekApr 28, 2009
Blog Entry 3
My Baby is BACK!
Thats right, at 2:00pm EST (and very promptly might I add) I received my repaired Nintendo Wii console back! Even greater news! the system is on menu 3.3 One problem... "I don't have Twilight Princess!" ( *Crying* "Whaaaaaa!") Never the less, either I borrow a copy or bannerbomb comes out, I will get things back in order.
It's pronounced "Sega Dreama-Kastu"
For the past few days Ive been downloading and burning Dreamcast Isos. I used to have a huge collection of 34+ games but gave it all away to a friend who always wanted one. The only issue I'm having is that Burning these things on a Mac is a pain in the hiney! Im now at the point where I'm downloading and then burning a group (on a DVD-R), only to transfer them to my Windows drive and use DiscJuggler to burm them there. My 2 drives are only 40 Gigs a piece so its not like I can afford to waste space on a virtual Windows setup. Ive grown used to swapping the drives and NO, lets not say use Darwhine because the "official" version I have called "Crossover" does not allow for Windows apps to have use of the disc drive. Ive tried it all ready when I wanted to use imgburn on my Mac. Anywho I'm just jonesing for some old school fun (mainly Shenmue and Space Channel 5) so if I can make time after tonight's episode of "WWE Raw" I will definately do some playing. Tomorrow I'll focus on getting the Wii back to "normal"
So, last night was the night of "WWE Backlash". All three main championships (the WWE, World Heavyweight and ECW titles) changed hands. First off I'm glad that Christian is now the ECW champion. Maybe now the WWE might actually write a good story for the damn show (ECW). Seriously WWE why can't you just follow this rule?" 40 minutes for wrestling, 10 minutes for promos." That way, out of 60 minutes, you can at least have 3 ten minute matches and two 5 minute squash matches, ten minutes of talk time spread through the show and 10 minutes of commercials. ITS THAT EASY!!! There's no reason that ECW should be lacking in any story! Hell, TNA managed to make it work when they were only on for one hour. Why can't the WWE (the supposedly better company) get it right?
Moving on... THANKS GOODNESSS, John Cena does NOT have the World Heavyweight belt anymore! Seriously, I think its time for the "chain gang commander" to take a break and go back to the drawing board, revamp his gimmick or something because the current John Cena is nothing but a former shell of himself. On the other hand, Im just glad that the SmackDown brand now has a high card belt. As for the WWE championship. We all know its on loan. Triple H is going to get that belt back as soon as he gets back from his little "vacation". Well that's enough wrestling talk..
Enjoy Randy Ortin winning the WWE Title
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Get In Gear!
just in case you missed out on this Saturday's Episode of Power Rangers RPM I'm putting it here. I think that it's pointless for me to play catch up between the first episode and now but, maybe once the show goes into repeat mode (which doesn't start until after may 18th) I'll start posting repeats. HOWEVER, being that last weeks episode was part 2 of a two parter, I will be posting up both parts so, have fun!
"Ranger Yellow Part 1" 1/3
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"Ranger Yellow Part 1" 2/3
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"Ranger Yellow Part 1" 3/3
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"Ranger Yellow Part 2" 1/3
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"Ranger Yellow Part 2" 2/3
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"Ranger Yellow Part 2" 3/3
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The Personal Stuff
On my last note, I swear, I do not understand women. I was just talking to my ex (...for lack of better term, my baby momma) and she's in love with a guy who is constantly cheating on her. From a disease POV its not healthy for her and from a mental POV she doesn't deserve it. I wouldn't wish something like that on the worst of my enemies. If I were to say that I didn't care, I would be lying through my teeth. She knows what I'm saying is right but I'm tempted to call her mother up and see if she will talk some sense into her own daughter. Then again, the ex is a grown woman and she should be able to handle herself. Still... I'm worried.
As for my own love life, it's VERY rocky. The person I'm talking to... well she cant make up her mind. Not to mention she did something really NOT cool. Right now I'm hurt and confused but I still care about her. Why is love so damn confusing
Milk & Cookies,
Lightning Kid ==
The Saturday BlogApr 25, 2009
Blog Entry 2
First off, I would like to apologize for my lack of a blog yesterday. Yesterday was just too busy so I really did not have much type to just chill and type. Aside form that yesterday was a very important day. It was my daughter's birthday and the glow in her eyes when I gave her, her "riding pony" was so adorable. For a now, one year old, she practically ran to the box. I love giving my little one such smile inducing presents!
Friday Night SmackDown
Last night the WWE gave us a fairly decent episode of "Friday Night SmackDown". Last night's episode was taped in London and in case you missed the show. Here are the match results...
-Edge comes ring and cuts promo on Sundayâ€™s Backlash. Lots of heat from the audience
-Matt Hardy and Kane defeat Jeff Hardy and CM Punk
-The Big Show defeats The Undertaker; The Big Show delivers a knockout blow to the back of Undertakerâ€™s head. The referee stops the match because Undertaker canâ€™t continue. But The Undertaker gets up and punches Big Show out of the ring.
-Maryse defeats Gail Kim, retains the WWE Divas Championship
-MVP defeats Chavo Guerrero; quick match that was followed by a challenge to MVP by Dolph Ziggler for a match next week
-Shane McMahon and Batista defeat Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase; Shane gets the pin
Considering I watched the show online, it was a pretty quick episode of SmackDown. I never really realized how Short SmackDown is as a broadcast. Roughly a bit over an hour and a half. If what J.R. said is true, after this Sunday's "WWE Backlash" we should be done with all of these annoying cross brand matches on both Raw and SmackDown. This is roughly the THIRD tome SmackDown ended with a RAW main event! "Way to go Vinnie Mac on actually developing your shows and their respective rosters." And yes, I'm being sarcastic.
Something has been bothering me lately and its something that's very sad. Frankly I am growing tired of gamers and their lack of accepting the female and casual gamer base. It is just as bad as gamers who act as if anything that is rated "E" is below their standards. Why is it that gamers act as if you have to blow something up or demean human life, every five seconds for it to be a good game? I'm a father of a beautiful young girl and I want her to grow up to be a gamer but I want her to, not only be able to appreciate the great titles that have got us here (Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda) but to be able to have favorites of her own.
Whether its the next Bratz or Totally Spies game, Imagine "whatever" or another pet game that ends with a "Z". I want her to be able to hold a Wii Remote or a Nintendo DS or what ever it will be, when she gets old enough to play, and to know that there is content catered to her. It is selfish and mean for gamers to act as if these games should not exist. You all whine and cry and dear i say it, bitch about how there are hardly any female gamers out there but when a company like Nintendo tries to broaden the spectrum to create such gamers, you cry even more. maybe its the so called hardcore gamers who need to take a break, park their asses down and realize that, casual gaming is not going to go back into Pandora's box. In fact casual gaming is the thing that is needed to save our industry. Without casual games, there would not be an "Animal Crossing", "Nintendogs" or even a Wii or DS" all of which, have gone to sell millions. Hell, the DS alone is like a freaking money printing machine for Nintendo.
For 20 plus years the industry had cried about being accepted by the masses. For years all we wanted was for people to understand why we love the games we do and to get guys like Jack Thompson off our asses. This our chance! its time for developers to get out of the mindset that it has to have "flashy graphics and blood everywhere" to sell. its time for "hardcore" gamers to say "Hey, i like what I like, but at least you other guys can see why gaming is fun. Where not in the late 20th century anymore. That picture of the lone geek sitting with his controller has been shattered. Think. What do you see when look at a Wii or DS ad?! You see people of all ages and of all kinds, playing, being happy. Isn't this what gaming is all about?
The Return of My Baby
By baby, I'm talking about my Wii. My system is due back on Monday and hopefully I don't end up with a 4.0 unit. I will be extremely freaked if that happens Anywho, please wish me the best of luck. I could use it. Right now I'm working on getting my Dreamcast collection back. The last collection was 34 games but I gave them all away for a co worker who always wanted a Dreamcast. Yes, once in a blue moon, I give a console away but i always do it in hopes that the person on the receiving end will A) get into gaming more or B) just take good care of it for me. Well anywho I'm going to get back to downloading. I wish you all a good weekend. Until next time.
Milk & Cookies,
Lightning Kid ==