Friday, June 27, 2014

1.05 We go INSIDE, Limbo 2 goes OUTSIDE.

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1.05 We go INSIDE, Limbo 2 goes OUTSIDE.
     Ever since the release of the game Limbo by. Playdead, people have been crazing for the rumored production Limbo 2 ever since Playdead released a screenshot of their latest production. Recently at Microsoft's announcement on their latest games for XboxOne and Xbox360 for games such as Sunset Overdrive and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, they also released Playdead's true newest production, INSIDE, which replaced the expected Limbo 2. We talk about this right now.

     The internet comes up with all sorts of things on blogs, social networks, and any other place you can think of. Rumors, theories, leaked footage, you get the idea. We have seen leaked screenshots of video games or television shows, we've heard rumors on how some characters from our favorite games might still be alive and they'll be in a sequel of their game, we've come up with theories that either make sense or no sense at all for mysteries, cliffhangers (Half Life 2, I am looking right at you, you mother f*cker) and etc. We've either lied or told true things that got people excited such as Gravity Falls season two, Half Life 3 (Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3, all that Valve bullsh*t) and more topics, but one of the more known ones that everyone knew without knowing it was a 'thing' was Limbo 2.

     If you don't know what Limbo is, Limbo is a game about a mysterious boy who wakes up in the middle of a forest and goes on a huge adventure to find his lost sister, but he must go through many challenges such as giant spiders, hunters and angry strangers, anti-gravity and more things that are told to be impossible. The game is a sidescroller and the art style is black and white. It's pretty flat, but has the most atmosphere in any game you can think of. In fact, look at the following screenshot from the game (click here to see it). The game has so much more detail than you'd expect! It has great light effects, dust, and more physics. If you look at the spider, look a bit more closer at the legs, and everything else. It has a 3D perspective to it after all, for a 2D game. Shadows, thickness, design and art all make this a beautiful game to look at for every minute you play. It's a delight, and look in the background! It may look like it's just pasted to be there, but look at the water beside the kid that glimmers. Look at then, and the forest in the background at the same time. Not so 2D now, is it? Yes, it costs some cash, but it will be worth it in the end, and it will be worth it the instant you play it.

     Once you beat it, you'll be sad and think, "Damn! I want more!" because the ending is basically you smacking against a waterfall, looking as if your dead (in fact, you crash to the floor in PERFECT LOOKING slow motion and practically die), you open your eyes (a mountain appears and it looks like it all never happened) and then you walk up a hill to find you sister. You walk up to her (but not right behind her), startle her, and then the screen goes black. Credits. It's actually a good ending, if you think about it. It's a relief, yet a tiny bit you are pissed off, it's hard to notice. Mostly just shock for how sad you are that the game is over.

     Ever since people beat it, the sequel was a huge rumor. But, Playdead never announced a Limbo 2, but the only thing they EVER talked about their next game, was a simple screenshot (click here to see it). The boy in the screenshot looks a lot like the kid in Limbo, does it not? Turns out, it was this kid, who is another boy (not the same boy) in Playdead's next game, INSIDE (click here to see it). There isn't much on the game's story just yet, but from what people think, it's about a boy trying to stop evil forces from ingulfing the planet. Sounds accurate to me, actually.

     So, I don't know if people were relieved or sad to know that Limbo 2 will never be a thing after all. What are you thinking, Limbo players? Are you happy or sad? I'm a bit of both, because Limbo 2 would be unnecessary and there is nothing to continue off of. What would it be? I'm relieved this way because Playdead didn't make something the world didn't need. This game actually looks really good, from what I saw at the Microsoft conference and it's teaser.

     So, I am really excited for this game, and I am immediately buying it once it is released this Christmas. I'm buying it with my Christmas cash.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

1.04 That one guy from that one movie.

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1.04 That one guy from that one movie.
     You have heard the voice over a billion times, you know who he is, you just don't know his name. It's the one that speaks in a lot of Disney films, the voice that is casual and groovy. Or there is the voice that is in every horror film, the one that is deep and rumbling. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

     In every film trailer or commercial, there is the same announcement person who says "Coming soon! An adventure critics are calling 'The summer movie of the year!'." It's ridiculous because with every Dreamworks film it's the same voice, with every horror film, it's the same voice. I have heard it so many times I sometimes hear it in my dreams.

I don't know what to say about that.

     I mean, image how it must feel being that person. Just think if you were him, if you were in the following situations... What if you were sitting at home watching a commercial and...

Commercial: "... coming soon to theaters!"
Man: "Yep, that's me and my announcement voice."
*phone rings*
Man: "Hello?"
Phone: "Hey, I need you to voice the trailer for our film in September, The Boxtrolls."
Man: "Ah, sorry. I'm already about to go and voice for How to Train your Dragon 2, and-"
*phone rings again*
Man: "Hang on, I got another call... *** ...Hello?"
Phone: "Do you think you can voice in the commercial for the Cartoon Network production, Sonic Boom?"
Man: "Isn't that a television show?"
Phone: "Yeah, but we want you to do it anyways."
*phone rings AGAIN*
Man: "Mother f*cker!!!... *** ...What?"
Phone: "We-"
Man: "Ratchet & Clank?"
Phone: "How did you-"
Man: "You put up a teaser on YouTube. You also did Uncharted 4. Where is The Last of Us movie?"
Phone: "Oh, we hired the deeper voiced dude to do that one."
Man: "Uhuh..." *hangs up*

     That would kinda suck, am I right? I already know for a fact he's been in that situation. Must be a tough role to play, I mean think about how many times he's lost his voice? Next thing you know, Good Morning America is gonna do a memorial for his in the next few years.

If anyone knows his name, please tell me.
I will thank you right here if you help me!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

1.03 Sonic went 'Boom' and died.

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1.03 Sonic went 'Boom' and died.
     We all know the mascot of Sega, the 'blue blur', the hedgehog that's supposed to be faster than the speed of light, although we all know that isn't true, you know him; Sonic the Hedgehog.

     He's cool, he's cocky, he's annoying, but that's how some of us gamers like him. He isn't a bad character, his games are fun, from his classic interface in 2D until he arrived in 3D in his newer games, his awesome speedy abilities and awesome moves, Sonic is one everyone knows about, and cannot forget. He has been around for a while now, but has he been around too long?

     Recently, he came out with the game Sonic: Lost World. When I heard it got announced and I saw some gameplay and footage, I got really excited, but at first they said nothing about what the game was actually about, but in the trailer it did mention something about six new villains called the Deadly 6 or something like that. But anyways, it had a whole new game setting, as gravity was defied and you could move around on little platforms and explore strange new places on a distorted lost planet called the Lost Hex.

     It looked like a good game, until I actually watched some playthroughs, and I realized something; there was no reason to it all! Think about it, the game literally starts out with you flying in the air on Tail's airplane (can't remember the name) and you and Tails are chasing after Eggman as he stuffed the little animal critters inside his capsule, just like in the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games. It was interesting to see this concept again, but all the sudden you see a planet, one giant ass planet, oh look! It's the long lost Hex that people have been looking for!


     So you get shot, you crash onto the planet (i can't remember where Tail's goes off to) and then you land, and you save the critters, but all the sudden, you see the Deadly 6 in front of you, they look kinda vicious, and you are ready to fight them, but instead of fighting them, you just fly and burst past them and leave the critters behind.

What the f*ck, Sonic?
Are you f*cking series right now.

     The game just felt like all the other Sonic games, but at the same time it didn't at all. Think about it, Sonic Unleashed was a great Sonic game in the franchise! You played as the original Sonic in actual fun maps and cool new skills, actions, graphics, it was a masterpiece of a game and had a lot of bonus content so you could keep playing after you beat it, and how could we forget playing as the Werehog? He could break and smash with cool combo moves, he was slow, but the maps were designed for him specially and you could cycle through day and night in the game so you can play as him whenever you want! I also liked collecting XP and upgrading my abilities! That was fun to me because there was so much I had dreamed for a Sonic game!

     After that was Sonic Generations, which was a freaking blast! It was about the original Sonic, 'modern' Sonic, but twist! It's about 'classic' Sonic as well! What happens? Well, there is a break in time, and a giant clock-work doom cloud takes all the Sonic characters from the past and future and brings them into a place between time, a blank place where no past or future is yet created, and Sonic from today and Sonic from the past (graphics improved and new 3D design), they must work together to bring all their friends back from Sonic history and save time before it is consumed to nothing! It was creative, and the best part? You could play as modern Sonic and run around worlds that were originally in 2D (such as Green Hill Zone [Sonic the Hedgehog] and Chemical Plant Zone [Sonic the Hedgehog 2]), but with new gameplay, the 2D worlds expand to 3D for the first time ever! And with classic Sonic, you can explore the 3D worlds from newer Sonic games (such as Crisis city [Sonic '06] and Planet Wisp [Sonic Colors]) and play them in 2D mode for the first time as well, including the ability to use a Wisp (such as Drill or Spikes) as classic Sonic! It was a fantastic bring pack to a future and past, and they had this piece of dialogue in it that made me smile so hard;

Classic Tails: "He has how many? Where does he keep all those rings?"
Modern Tails: "I don't know. I keep forgetting to ask."

     There were so many great Sonic games in the 2000s (Sonic '06 is a bad game, I know, but hey!) and his fan-base blew up like crazy, but all the sudden, he SSSSUUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKEEEDDD.

     I don't mean he sucked, but they just released a new game called Sonic Boom and it's a co-operative game where you work as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy to do whatever, I don't know the story yet, but it has a bit more of a some-what western costume design, and guess what I realized?


     Do you see what I'm trying to show you? Look at them again, look at them in order. Can you see it? He's small in the beginning, round, looks like a little kid around the age of ten years old. Just read this:

These are estimated on how old he looks in the following images:
Image #1 - Age 10 Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Image #2 - Age 13 Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut (1998)
Image #3 - Age 16 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Image #4 - Age 19 Sonic Lost World (2013)
Image #5 - Age 21 Sonic Boom (2014)

You can see it for real now.
Sonic isn't changing design...

     Of course time goes by in his dimension, but as you can see, it's REALLY happening! He's growing up! Here are more statistics:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Classic)
    • Short
    • Round
    • Soft & Cuddly
    • Young looking
    • No voice
  • Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut
    • Slightly taller
    • Lost a bit of weight
    • Less soft
    • Looks like a kid, but a bit older
    • Young and a bit of a scratchy voice
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
    • Average height
    • Slim and healthy
    • No more softness
    • Looks like a teenager
    • Bit of a bolder voice
  • Sonic Lost World
    • Stopped growing for a bit
    • Still slim and healthy
    • Still no cuddle
    • Looks like an adult
    • Voice went bold, changed entirely
  • Sonic Boom
    • Reached his final height
    • Is a lot more slim, lost a bit more weight
    • Dresses up in newer clothes like a young adult does
    • Looks 'all grown up'
    • Again, bold voice and stops changing.
     This is total proof that Sonic is aging, and what if four games later, he starts having the issues of being middle aged and he sounds like a REAL ADULT? What if people? What does Sonic have planned for us?

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Monday, June 9, 2014

1.02 Gravity Falls and Steven Universe

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1.02 Gravity Falls and Steven Universe
     Everybody knows Cartoon Network, the channel that plays the loved Adventure Time and the show that should be on Adult Swim, Regular Show. Everybody knows Disney Channel, the place where they play god awful shows like Good Luck Charlie and Austin & Allie. We know Nickelodeon for playing their new game shows such as Web Heads and the show that should have been cancelled on their fifth season, Spongebob Squarepants. But why are we talking about Nickelodeon? Forget them, right now it's CN and Disney.

     It was in the summer of 2012, and children everywhere were having a blast at the beach or playing video games or having a cold drink with a friend. But, if you were watching television, on Disney Channel, you may have seen some news about the new show that was arriving, Gravity Falls. There was a pilot, a few shorts, sneak peeks, and finally, it came out and everyone saw the first episode titled Tourist Trap, the start of a new fan community, a very powerful one, Gravity Falls came and it was a hit the second it came up on our screens.

     Gravity Falls is about two twins with the names Dipper and Mabel Pines (Dipper is not his real name, nobody knows what it actually is) who were enjoying their summer playing video games and cuddling with their cats at home until their parents ship them out to a small town with the name of Gravity Falls somewhere in Oregon (not a real town, don't go searching for it) where they have to stay with their great uncle (grunkle), Stan Pines. Stan owns a building where he brings tourist from all around to look at his fake and hand-make junk that he lies on they are full of magic and mystery, the Mystery Shack, where Dipper and Mabel must live and work with two other workers named Soos and Wendy, and have to be bored for the rest of their summer. It seemed like it'd be the same routine 24/7, but when Dipper goes out in the forest, he discovers a strange contraption that hands him an old dusty book with a hand that has a sixth finger on the cover, and a 3 marking on the palm of the hand. This journal (Journal #3) contains the true history behind the town of Gravity Falls and soon enough, Dipper and Mabel go on crazy, mystical adventures about the truth behind the citizens, the history, and everything about Gravity Falls, and maybe even time itself! The possibilities are endless!

     Now, I know what you are thinking, "But this show is on Disney Channel, it has to be total sh*t, right?" Well, apparently, Alex Hirsch, the creator of the show, was given the chance to give them a show, and he gave them a show that was so good, everyone loved it, Gravity Falls. Alex is now famous just for this show. Good for him! Just watch it for yourself, I love it so much. It's an amazing show for it's storyline, action and actually pretty deep plot, characters, family bonding and cooperation themes, this is a show you have to watch with the entire family!

     But now we move on to the other show that was rumored to suck, Steven Universe, which is about a young boy named Steven Universe (which is his real name, Steven Quartz Universe) who lives in town called Beach City in a giant statue called the Temple and he must stay with three powerful lady gods known as Crystal Gems. These three crystal gems are named Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl (yes, they are based off of real gems but are in a human-like form). The Crystal Gems must work to save humanity from evil and doom but must also take care of Steven who may sometimes come along to help save the day with his goofy ideas and Cheeseburger Backpack. Steven lives with them because he is actually half-human and half-crystal gem, evidence from his gem being located on his belly button (of all places) and whenever something happens, he starts learning how to control his gem and become a hero like the real Crystal Gems, since he doesn't exactly know how to use it. The way he got this gem was from his Crystal Gem mother, Rose Quartz and his human father, Greg Universe. The two got married and had Steven, but eventually, Rose actually died and the fans (including me) still don't know why, and hope for her to return someday in one final mission with the crew from her being rumored to be the most powerful of them all.

     What's great about the show is the incredible and atmospheric art style and background designing. It's so colorful and beautiful it's something to love about the show, surely, and makes you sink in your seat when the setting is correct. It also has a beautiful soundtrack that also makes you sink in your seat in amazement. Actually, the soundtrack writers were originally video game soundtrack writers, and helped out with Steven Universe. They did one hell of a good job! Click here to listen to their incredible work on Sound Cloud! Anyways, the character design is also one to love. It helps with loving the characters a lot faster, to stick to them, to be more comfortable with them. But I have to admit, in the first few episodes, they weren't used to it I guess and they messed up some body sizes and such, making it look a bit too 'sloppy'. But that's all better now and everything is much more perfect. What also makes it a great show is just how interesting it can get as in of how live goes and how the normal citizens of Beach City react to the Crystal Gem's powers and abilities, and how Steven's past in unwrapped with each new thing he learns in every single episode.

     Both shows Steven Universe and Gravity Falls are the best shows and cartoons around, and you'll have to watch them for yourself. They are amazing shows, flat-out amazing shows that people should never give a bad word to. Be warned, Steven Universe is actually nearing the end of it's first season and only needs two more episodes for it to be renewed of a second season, as for Gravity Falls has already ended season one and sometime in the middle of summer this year will it release season two. You can buy Gravity Falls season one on Amazon and I'm not sure for Steven Universe, just take a look around?

     But yes, please watch them! You won't be disappointed and both shows will be stuck in your head for ages! Enjoy your cartoons!

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