Saturday, October 3, 2015

Must Watch This! What is Rainn Wilson Doing in this Tim and Eric Show Skit?



I've been on a "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job"  binge watch the past couple of days. Anyone who has watched the show knows there are a ton of great and stupid moments in this series.

For anyone who hasn't watched it, "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job" is a show on Adult Swim. It was one of the first live-action comedies on Cartoon Network's late night line-up. At first glance, the show is just complete nonsense. And don't get me wrong, it completely is. But, herein lies the genius of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the show's creators and actors.

Tim and Eric have done some of the most unique things ever seen on television and rival much of the crazy content you would find on the internet. The show is raunchy, random and can be polarizing. After a couple of episodes, you'll know whether you love it or hate it. "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job" is not for everyone, and after watching, you will feel stupider (more stupid?) for having done so. 

While binge watching, I found one clip so hilarious that I knew I must share with as many as I could. Tim and Eric have many guest stars appearing on the show with some truly great moments. Guest stars such as Elsha Cuthbert, Michael Ian Black, Tommy Wiseau (the director/ actor of "The Room") and more have made appearances. While Will Farrell, Zack Galafanakis and John C. Reilly make reoccurring appearances.

Below is the clip that completely took me by surprise and made me truly LOL harder than I have in a long time. Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office) is playing a child on a talent showcase. He is singing a song in which he is confused about where babies come from.





Saturday, May 4, 2013

Grand Theft Auto 5, the New Information

Looking for the latest news about Rockstar's GTA5? You have come to the right place. As the game is within mere months of release, new information is coming every day.

September 17 can't come soon enough

There are games, and then there are games that make you the laziest person on the planet for half a year. This game definitely falls into (what I think will be) the latter category. With the wealth of information that has been released this past week, this game looks like it may just keep me from finishing my degree this year.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we will be getting this game for PC according to several sources. Rockstar has stated that they want to remain focused on consoles. Check out the official website here.

What can you look forward to? Take a look at this video from Rev3Games.

 

If you don't have the time to watch an 11 minute video, or just can't, here are some things I am most looking forward too.

Heists: In GTA5, Michael (the rich white guy) is a film buff and starts to get into real life theft. In order to break into that bank, museum or whatever, YOU will need to gather intelligence, find an armored car, buy the masks and plan the mission.

This takes a huge turn from other games and previous iterations of Grand Theft Auto that hold your hand and has all of this already completed.


A Living World: From coyotes and deer in the forests to gangstas in the ghetto and even SHARKS THAT WILL KILL YOU in the oceans, Los Santos looks like a place I will be spending most of my time come fall. (and winter (and spring))

Character Specialization: Franklin (the CJ clone) is the better of the three when you need someone shot. He can handle guns and pistols better than the other two. 

Michael, on the other hand, used to be a pilot. Or at least he had his pilot license. This means Michael will be your go to guy when you want to fly. 

And then, there is Trevor. I could write an entire article on Trevor, and I may do so soon, but for now I will stick to the format. Trevor specializes in melee attacks. When you just want to cause mayhem with a baseball bat, a chainsaw or just your fists, Trevor is your guy. He is the berserker of the bunch. It doesn't hurt that he is bat-shit-crazy and holds no regard for personal injury either.



These are some of the things I am most looking forward to. What are you looking forward to most? Will you be buying GTA 5? For what console? Does it make you rage that it will not be on PC? Let me know in the comments and don't forget to follow for more commentary and news.


Microsoft's Illumiroom and Why it Sucks

Microsoft has released a tech demo video for it's new device that may be used on the next Xbox. In case you haven't seen it, watch the video below, or click here for the official site.


Introducing... an expensive piece of shit

Now, I think this is a terrible idea. And, so do the guys over at cracked.com. XJ Selman has 4 Reasons You'd Never Use Microsoft's New Gaming Device. The writer goes in depth on how much it sucks, and I encourage you to check that link out.

Here are the problems that I would have with such a device, that aren't covered in that article.

  1. I have a big TV, 72" DLP. This takes up a lot of real estate in itself, so any augmentation around it would be maybe a foot in all directions around the screen.
  2. I don't even own a coffee table for this thing to be placed on. 
  3. My living room is quite small. Maybe 14 feet from wall to wall. I couldn't possibly fit my recliner, then a coffee table and my TV into that area and expect it to work.
  4. I watch movies and play many games on my PS3 in 3D (with glasses), this wouldn't work with Illumiroom. So, next Xbox won't play 3D games? At least not with Illumiroom.
  5. It doesn't seem to add anything real or meaningful to the gaming experience. It is a novelty, rather.
Some of you may disagree with my last statement. However, I see many other gaming peripherals that can add much more depth and immersion and has none of the limitations of the Illumiroom. One such device is the Oculus Rift. A full 3D headset. I can only hope that Sony will have some kind of support for that integrated into the PlayStation 4.

What are your thoughts? Will you buy the Illumiroom? What would your limitations be? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday, May 3, 2013

IBM, and the World's Smallest Movie

International Business Machines, IBM, is at it again and once more in the headlines. They have made the worlds smallest movie.

You may remember IBM's Watson that was featured on, and won, Jeopardy. (See what Watson is currently doing here.)

'A Boy and His Atom' was created making images of singular atoms and filmed at an ultra-microscopic scale. (100 million times magnification) Keep in mind, this movie isn't smallest as in shortest, but as in smallest possible scale.

Once you are done watching, click on the annotation at the end to see how it was made.


And for even more information, click here to visit the official webpage.

Or get some other opinions from around the web:
http://cnet.co/11B1Whi

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-a-boy-and-his-atom-the-worlds-smallest-movie-29240171.html

http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2013/05/01/a-boy-and-his-atom/

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Double Dragon Neon

Last year, Double Dragon Neon was released for Xbox live and PSN. The game costs $15 and is a reboot of the Double Dragon games from the 80's.

I can remember this being so hard to me as a child on the NES, but, I loved Double Dragon. I loved the music, the action and Marian. I loved the crappy movie that came out in the early 90's too.


Alyssa Milano as Marian

So when Neon came out last year, I loved it too.Such a great game. If you complete the game, you get a nice treat from the boss of the game reminiscent of the suprise you get in Portal games. If you haven't played it yet, pick it up and don't watch this video.



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