Monday, May 19, 2008

some old vids of mine by Snorlax

As most of you guys know, I play a lot of competitive Tekken in my sparetime. I'm not the dominating presence I used to be, as work, age, and other activities (read: A REAL LIFE) have prevented me from playing as much as I used to.

As requested by Kix, here are some of the videos of my matches as found in youtube. I used to have a lot more posted, but weirdly nawala na. Take note that these videos are Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection Matches taken more than a year ago. The current version is Tekken 6, but I dont have vids of me playing Tekken 6 yet.

The first two matches are against a good Korean player named Gotama who visited the Philippines. How good? He was a former Tekken 5 Champion in Korea.

The third match is against the current best Bryan player in the Philippines, Mr. Pwersa.

I'm the Jack-5 player (or the big robot, for the unitiated)

Enjoy, and bask in my Jack-5's awesomeness......

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Friday, May 2, 2008

That's Incredible!

Check it out guys, the new trailer for The Incredible Hulk!!!

You'd think that a kick from the Hulk would mean instant death, right?

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Things I Don't Need But Absolutely Must Have #1

Brothers in '80s Action Figure Geekery...

I present to you...

King Grayskull.

Bow down before his sheer awesomeness!

Apparently, he is He-Man's ancestor, and he is a giant. No, not a giant of a man but a REAL giant. How cool is that?

Mattel will come out with a new line of Masters of the Universe action figures this year featuring all the characters from the '80s series but better articulated and more detailed and the King Grayskull statue will be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive.

I, for one, cannot wait.

Goodbye money! It was fun while it lasted.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Favorite Game

The one Nintendo game that I played the most, more than Castlevania, more than Gradius, more than Contra, was Solomon's Key.

More than your usual Hack 'N' Slash or Shoot 'Em Up arcade game, Solomon's Key was a thinking man's game. There are countless solutions to a level and you are pressured to finish quickly since there is a timer for every room.

Your character, Dana, has to retrieve a key in every room to unlock the cage containing the fairy that you need to rescue. You also have to retrieve a bell in every level. In your arsenal is the ability to create and destroy orange bricks, the ability to jump, and to shoot fireballs at enemies.

Does anybody else remember this game? I loved it!

Here's the Wikipedia entry about it...

...and a video review from YouTube.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Best Scene in Sixth Sense

Sixth sense was a great movie. Everybody loved the surprise twist ending, the scary and surprising moments, the sublime and subtle acting and the cameos of Donnie Whalberg and Mischa Barton. But as think and review the movie in my head, I realize that my favorite aspect of the movie is the script. I love the themes about love and hope and family, which usually take a back seat to the other impressive aspects of the movie.

I would like to share this video, is it my favorite scene in the movie and is a scene that really struck a chord in me. I hope that you take the 5 minutes to watch this video, it’s worth it.

The answer is: everyday.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How the Internet is Ruining Movies

You know how some films use rotating newspapers as transition devices or to move the story forward with the headlines on them? What happens when newspapers are no longer around and everyone reads their news online or on their mobile phones?

Mark Cuban discussed something like this before when he wrote about how some movies still use that sound effect of a turntable needle scratching a record to depict an interruption of events in the story. Most kids now are probably born when records were no longer popular so what do they think that sound is?

This is what the Internet can affect movies. How can a story about former lovers from opposite ends of the world work if they can just search for each other on the Internet? And there's nothing more boring than watching a character typing away on a keyboard on the computer then cutting to the monitor. Even crime stories aren't so compelling now since almost all the investigation can be done using the Internet.

This will definitely be a challenge for screenwriters and directors in the future since they will always have to factor in the Internet and mobile phones into the story. It just wouldn't be believable for a character now to not have a cell phone on hand when they are in trouble. They always have to show that there's no signal or the battery's low. What happens in the future when there will be a signal everywhere and batteries can last for days on end?

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