Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Game Reccomendation: Borderlands



Hey guys. I'm about to dive back into a classic game that I've enjoyed multiple times. Borderlands. If you haven't play this game, go get it. Think Fallout 3+Diablo 2.  So basically an fps with lots of awesome loot and amazing co-op.

It's quite addicting and can easily keep you glued to the screen for 60+ hours. With the 4 DLC packs, it easily adds another 20-30 hours+... plus there's higher difficulty settings you can replay (Nightmare)

Anyways, if you're lucky you can still catch Borderlands and all it's DLC for $7.50! A huge steal!

Check it out!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Movie Recommendation: U571



Well, it may not be a new movie, but I thought I'd recommend a movie that I watched recently. If you're into war movies, it's not a bad one. Featuring Matthew McConaughey and Harvey Keitel.


Check it out if you get the time!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Total War: Shogun 2 Review




Hey guys! In line with the new focus of my blog I have decided to choose Shogun 2 as my first game to review! I will be reviewing games in the following Categories; Gameplay, Presentation, and Story.


Gameplay

There's a ton to do here! In the Singleplayer campaign mode, you fight for control over Japan by capturing and holding provinces. You move your generals and armies around the map sort of like a game board (think Risk). You also control different agents such as Ninja's (To assassinate  and sabotage targets), monks (convert and inspire), and metsuke's (military police to arrest other agents). The game is quite complex, allowing for trading and Alliances. Politics is alive and well here.

Now what about the actual battles? Well, they are fought on epic battlefields of epic scale (in the thousands). Strategy is very evident here... and the right units must be used for different circumstances. You can also utilize things like forests for cover, and combat is most definitely effected by weather conditions. Sieges (taking or defending a castle) are lots of fun as well, and strategy gets quite different there as well.

If you like this style of strategy game, you'll love this.

There is multiplayer for this game, including co-op campaigns (where you and a buddy work together to control Japan, which is a lot of fun). Also, there is a multiplayer option where you fight against people for control over Japan, level up an Avatar, and unlock different rewards and skills. This would all be awesome, but there's major issues with the matchmaking system, especially if you're trying to play with a friend, so it's not even worth your time. I would have rated the game a lot lower, however I think the games' main focus is on the Single Player, and thus I haven't really let the multiplayer downfalls effect the overall score.

9/10



Presentation:

The game looks and sounds absolutely beautiful. The battles are epic and you can see individual soldiers fighting for their lives in a battle containing thousands. The game soundtrack features music from the first game, and sounds amazing! Everything is stunning and polished. No complaints here.

8/10



Story

There really isn't a story here, other than the one you create through the campaign... but how the 'campaign' shapes up, if I were to rate how that story works out, it's a blast!

8/10



Overall

Overall, the game is incredibly polished and lots of fun. If you're into the genre it's definitely worth a buy! It has kept me busy many a night, and I'm sure many more. The clans you can choose from in the single player campaign are different enough that they give the game plenty of re-playability. At the end of the day, slaughtering thousands in epic battles just doesn't get old!


9/10

Friday, April 8, 2011

Switch of Direction

Hey Guys!

I know I haven't been as active, but that's because I've been redesigning the blog for a change of focus! The blog will now exclusively feature Game and Movie reviews/recommendations. I'll try to make it interesting for you guys, and should have a change in pace when it comes to the sheer number of daily posts! Expect constant activity!

Anyways,




Hope you like the new look!


-Brut

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hangover Part 2




Hey guys, sorry I've been a bit inactive lately! I've been dealing with a new job and trying to get my school stuff sorted out! Thanks for being understanding!

A video for you guys.

If you didn't get your drunken haze fix the first time, maybe this might pique your interests.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Internet Sensation 'Boxxy" Returns



If you guys didn't see already, the internet sensation "Boxxy" released another video yesterday for April Fools. Thoughts?

The Bard



Awesome fake April Fools game.. from CD Projekt Red. It's a game about a guy who plays tunes, slays dragons and bandits, and sleeps with as many women as possible. I see no problem with this.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mass Effect 2: Arvival DLC Out Today



The final Mass Effect 2 DLC is out today. Arrival has arrived! It's available for purchase for 560 Microsoft Points. It acts as a bridge between Mass Effect 2 and 3, and does so quite well. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the series!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Minecraft Marathon For Japan


Everyone is trying their best to pitch into the Japan effort, and I couldn't have found a more awesome attempt. To raise money for Japan relief (through the International Medical Corps), through a Minecraft marathon Tomorrow! Check out the link for details!

http://extralives.org/

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever... Delayed... Again.







Take-Two has yet again delayed Duke Nukem Forever. No, seriously. They claim it will release internationally on June 10th, and in North America on June 14th. So we can expect it sometime in 2012, right after the world ends.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Total War: Shogun 2



Hey guys! I decided to pick up Total War: Shogun 2 today. I played the demo and was thoroughly impressed! I'll keep you guys updated on whether or not the full game lives up to it!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Casey The Bully Slayer Interviewed



Hey guys! Well for all of you who caught my post earlier featuring the video of a bully getting a taste of his own medicine... Well this is an interview of the bully slayer... Casey.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sorry For the Absence

Hey guys, sorry for the absence! It 'twas my birthday yesterday, and I've been super busy the past couple days. I will get back to posting regularly on Monday! In return for my slack, cake;

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gadhafi Attempts To Stop Invasion With 'Cease Fire'




After the UN declared open war against Gadhafi enforcing a 'no fly zone'... the response given was a 'Cease Fire' by Gadhafi in an attempt to avoid getting annihilated by the cumulative forces of the world.

However, Nato isn't having any of it... they're ignoring the cease fire, and are going to continue their assault on this dictator.

Should be some more news in the coming days, keep your ears to the ground!

Thursday, March 17, 2011



Hey guys. Happy thursday! Thought I'd share with you guys a video I found on the interwebs. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Motivational Wallpapers

I think we can all use some motivation sometimes. Here's some for you guys.












Monday, March 14, 2011

Bully Gets Taste of His Own Medicine

Hey guys. Busy day busy day. However, in my epic adventures around the interwebs, I did stumble upon an interesting video:

http://www.filedump.net/Uploads/Movies/fat_kid_snaps.mp4

(give it a second to load)

So this guy fought back and you want to know what happened? He got suspended. After being harassed like that, and simply defending himself... he got suspended. What of the other kid? Well, he got a slap on the wrist.

Anyway, at least justice was served.

Sunday, March 13, 2011



Today I decided to relive one of the classics... and that is Monty Python's Life of Brian. I've always been a big fan of British humour, and Monty Python is in my opinion the best example. If any of you haven't seen the Monty Python movies, you really should... because you're missing out.

Any other fans out there?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Georgia Tech Wants Robots to Touch You



I have a friend who goes to Georgia Tech who told me to check out this video... and was reminded again to check it out when I was surfing the web. This is a program they're working on over there that involves the psychology of how people react to the presence of and interaction with a robot. The idea is especially with dealing with children, if no attempts are made to make the robot feel 'comforting' then it will be unable to provide proper health care.

I don't know about you guys, but AI is scary enough to me as it is... making it touch me softer won't make it any less scary in my opinion.

In before Skynet.

Also, yes that is an XBox 360 Kinect that the robot is using to 'see' people.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami hits Japan After A Massive Earthquake!

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The most powerful earthquake in recorded history has hit Japan and triggered a devastating tsunami. Cars, ships and buildings have been swept aside by a massive wall of water after the reported 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

The official body count is up to 60, however Japanese police were reported to have seen as many as 200-300 bodies in the port city of Sendai.

My heart goes to Japan in this time of crisis, I wish nothing but quick recovery for these brilliant people! I'll keep you guys posted with additional details.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dragon Age 2: First Impressions



So I received my copy of Dragon Age II yesterday, and I figured I'd share with you guys my first impressions. Expect a full review once I feel like I have explored enough to share one.

Combat: Way improved. It feels fluid and smooth, not slow and clunky at times like DA: Origins did. Abilities actually seem to mean something this time around, and they're all very distinct visually.
UI: Vastly improved. Inventory system was completely overhauled (thank science)... everything is smooth and clean. The whole menu experience has become streamlined now, and pleasant to look at. Talents and abilities are laid out in a much more sensible manor, and actually make sense to look at.
Characters: Right off the bat, I immediately loved the characters I'm dealing with here. It seems like they've received much more effort to become believable, and I actually cared what they had to say. The new 'speech wheel' they stole from mass effect was a huge improvement as well. Also, having a main character that actually speaks makes the experience infinitely better.

As for the story, I'm not far in, so I can't rightfully comment, but from everything I've seen, I'm impressed.

That's all for now, expect a full review later!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm better! (At least mostly)



Thanks for being patient guys... I seem to have recovered... mostly, from the bit of food poisoning I had. The last thing I can remember eating beforehand was a burger from Harvey's. Yeah... but just a tip, if you ever get food poisoning (and you know you have it) don't try to eat, or you'll just throw it up. Also, drink, but small sips of water, and consistently. I ended up losing my voice for a bit due to dehydration. And sleep. I ended up sleeping like 70% of each day I was sick for (3 days).

It was hell, but now I return to you, healthy! I shall continue posting in full force tomorrow when I can get all my affairs in order. Thanks for the patience again!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sick.

Hey guys. Sorry for no post tonight.. I seem to have food poisoning and have been in terrible pain for the last day! It sucks... I hope I get better soon. When I'm well and better again expect lots of posts to make up for lost time.

Thanks,

-Brut

Saturday, March 5, 2011



I have been told by a common acquaintance that you fellow brethren may possibly have a fancy for a pocket monster that hails to the alias 'Mudkips'.

Chomiji's Flickr
Source From:
Girl dressed up in armor made of Pokémon Cards


Lets take a look back at some of the memorable quotes:



“Most of the time, and this includes naps, I’m an F18 bro, and I will destroy you in the air and deploy my ordnance to the ground. There’s a new sheriff in town and he has an army of assassins.”


“If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm.”


“I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man.”


"The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them, just look like droopy-eyed, armless children."

“Dying is for fools, amateurs.”

"Tiger blood will drip from my veins in my quest. Defeat is not an option. She is an absolute traitor and she must be banished. She will be living under a bridge, toothless and confused."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hidden Web Gem



Many think that Michael Jacksons' "Thriller" was the best of all his songs... however, I happen to think this is his best written/choreographed of all his songs.

Anyone else nostalgia when they watch this?

It was such a sad day when he was taken from us.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Glass Blown Bobba Fett Helm


Who's cooler than Bobba Fett? I can't seem to find one.

This is a glass blown pipe creation of Bobba Fett helm. Just thought I'd share it with you. More pics at:

Dragon Age: 2




Hey guys. Well, my next up and coming game that I absolutely cannot wait for... is Dragon Age 2. I loved the first (DA: Origins) and the demo for DA2 has been awesome. I'll be putting up a review shortly after I receive my copy. Download the demo and check it out!

http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/demo/

Monday, February 28, 2011

"Milo" Technical



Remember Milo? I do. He was showcased when "Kinect" (formerly known as Project Natal) was first announced by Peter Molyneux. Well, I thought this aspect of Natal was much more impressive than anything else I saw out of Kinect. Anyways, this is a technical view of how they handled the motion capture end of it. I thought it was really cool.

Check it out.

Kings Speech Review



Well, I know I'm weeks behind, but for anyone who hasn't already seen this movie, I suggest to go see it. That is of course, if you enjoy drama's, and awesome British humor. The story is superb.

The premise is basically King George the 5th is old and sick. He dies, and the kingship goes to his oldest son. However, his oldest son is a philanderer (or at least, is interested in one) and kings are unable to marry someone who has been divorced. That being said, the crown is then passed to the younger son, who happens to have a severe speech impediment. The time frame is that of WW2, and thus, it is extremely important that Europe has a leader that can you.... speak. So he proceeds to get a speech coach, and that's where the movie takes off, and doesn't let up. Before you complain about spoilers, all that information is given to you upfront anyways, but the movie is basically about the relationship between the two, and the growth of an unappreciated man .

It has just won 4 oscars... including best movie of the year (big one), best actor, best director.

Go see this movie!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tiny Chips In Your Eye



That's right, this is a computer you stcik in your eye, to help prevent blindness in glaucoma patients.

"Patients with glaucoma get excess pressure in their eyeball, which can damage the optic nerve, leading to blindness. This needs to be monitored on a regular basis, and this could be much easier with this little device. It's being described as the first millimeter-scale computer and it's just one cubic-millimeter in size. Incredibly, it only consumes 5.3 nanowatts.

The computer is charged up by solar power and is able to transmit the data wirelessly."

Music Worth Trying - Rise Against



Here's a song I quite enjoy, thought I'd share it with you guys. Busy Thursday, more to come tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So... looking to spend your time in the most important room of your home a little better? Want to enjoy yourself a little more, while you engage in America's favorite passtime?

I, just a humble adventurer, have found a solution for all you lost and weary souls. Meet, comic toilet paper. I have added meaning to all your loves. Any form of thanks (I accept personal checks) may be mailed to my office in New York.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Zelda Turns 25


To celebrate The Legend of Zelda turning 25, have some amazing Zelda artwork.

Also, WHAT IF....... Zelda was a girl?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Egyptian Father Names Daughter 'Facebook'




According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a twenty-something Egyptian man has named his first born daughter "Facebook" in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.

Really... really? 

This poor girls' name is 'Facebook' Jamal Ibrahim.

May god have mercy on her soul.

Sunday, February 20, 2011




Hey guys. My internet has been down the past couple days, hence my lack of posting... I apologize! For the trouble, here's a video for you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Duke Nukem, Balls of Steel Edition


I am going on Saturday to pre-order my copy. Who's with me?

Looks awesome. I'm going to put the Duke bust on the back of my toilet. Classsssy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kito Keyboard



Keyboard flipflops. What will the asians think up next?!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Legend of Zelda Reimagined




I know what you're thinking... what if The Legend of Zelda was an 80's highschool movie? Well, now you don't have to wonder anymore. Just watch.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Microsoft Partners with Nokia




t has been annouced! Nokia's smart phone division has officially partnered with Microsoft, and discarded their old Symbian system like a used piece of toilet paper. Rightfully so, as Sybiam has been consistantly slipping down, and has been passed by Android in the market.

That being said, Microsoft will be supplying the operating system for all Nokia smart phones, giving them all Windows 7 Phone. I personally own a Windows 7 Phone, and I love every bit of it. This is huge for both Microsoft and Nokia, and it also shows that Microsoft is serious in ensuring the sucess of Windows 7 Phone.

Check it out!

Music Worth Trying - Trance



Figured I'd share with you guys one of my more enjoyable trance songs. Masterfully produced by Cosmic Gate.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Big Booty



I have never seen this video before... and I have no idea why, as it is a few years old. But it made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Diablo III, For Consoles?



Yesterday, Blizzards Entertainments' (Dev's of  the Diablo, Starcraft,  and Warcraft series) CEO Mike Morhaimementioned the prospect of Diablo merging with consoles at DICE yesterday. There's a lot of talk about this, since it would be HUGE for consoles to have a game like Diablo 3 on consoles, especially if Battlenet is accessible to console gamers, allowing to play with their Diablo 3 PC gamer friends.

I think the possibility of this happening is high, especially after the success Torchlight has had with it's console port. I don't see any other of their series going to console, and Blizzard seems to agree noting that it was most likely, if any, that Diablo would be the series to be added to consoles.

But, for those of you who are doubtful, a direct quote from Mr. Morhaime;

"It's something that we're actually doing an investigation into to see if that could make sense."

Which basically means that they're figuring out whether or not the costs of licensing to consoles, as well as porting code/controls etc would be lower than their prospective profits by making such a move.

Personally, I'll still play it on PC. But if it means a bigger community, I'm all for it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Over 200 Followers!

Hey guys! Just wanted to say thanks everyone for listening to what I have to say! I have officially reached over 200 followers, and I hope my blog can continue to grow. I will continue to try to give you guys interesting things to read hopefully for a long time.

Again, thanks guys!

For you Dubstep fans out there, enjoy this (the end sequence is awesome!);

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

True Grit



I went to see True Grit tonight so I thought I'd share my experience. Let me start with saying, don't go into this movie expecting an action western, or you'll be let down. There is not a ton of fighting. This is no Good Bad N' Ugly. Instead, this movie focusing on a truly engrosing dramatic plot, rich with character development. The acting here is top notch, most noteaply with great performances from Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, with a suprisingly compitant female performance from Hailee Steinfeld (as Mattie Ross).

The story is basically about a young lady who is seeking revenge after a wanted criminal murders her father in cold blood. She recruits a run down old Marshal to help her (Jeff Bridges) and is also aided by a confident and somewhat stubborn Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to track him down.

The film is directed by the Coen Brothers, and I have to say, looking at the film as a western-drama, it's nearly flawless.

It's a remake of a much earlier film (by the same title) with John Wayne as the leading man. This movie does it justice, in my opinion.

It's worth watching in theater if you're interested in this sort of thing. Check it out.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Be A Man, Man (Part 4)


Hey guys. I know I've discussed this before, but I feel like since so many guys have struggled with this at some point (including myself) it's worth talking about even if my information only helps one person.

That being said, some things in my own life have made me think about what makes an alpha. Those little 'events' where you're standing at a crossroads, and that part of the back of your brain urges you to take the easy road... and I'm learning not to. As a result, I've felt a TON of more confidence, way happier, and my life feels much more successful than it was previously.

So, what is this difference I have found?

Well, the main difference is... (this also relates to the above picture is)

A Beta Male is affected by the world around him (his environment, the people, his family, his job, etc)

An Alpha Male affects the world around him. He influences peoples, he instigates change in his environment, job, and family. He controls his environment and is himself in his truest form wherever he goes and whatever happens to him.

In life, people are going to tell you things that are 'good idea's. Ways to live your life... how to act, more importantly, what to think. At first, it may just start with your friends and family. A great example is religion. Chances are, if your family is religious, they will try to influence you into becoming religious yourself. They will apply their beliefs, rules, and thoughts onto you, and convince you to agree with them. As you grow older, these outside influences spread to your friends and colleagues, the media, and your government.

The media tells you what causes you aught to believe in. What people you aught to feel sorry for.

Your government tells you things you aught to believe, aught to follow, and aught to obey. Unfortunately, your parents just set you up for failure with this, teaching you young to 'listen and obey authority'. 

But you might say... 'you can still be an Alpha Male and obey laws and such'... which is perfectly true. The difference between how a beta and alpha handle it however, is worlds apart. A beta adopts other peoples beliefs as his own, falls in line, receives his stamp or ticket, and follows the on-rails train ride so many before him have dubbed 'life'. However, an alpha listens to beliefs, laws, and ideas, but through critical thinking chooses what to believe and what not.

As an example, I believe murder is wrong. That being said, I believe killing someone in order to prevent them from hurting a lot of people to be right. Thus, I have no problem at all with vigilante justice, so long as it doesn't spiral out of control and lose sight of what's important.

So what can you do?

Think critically, formulate your own opinions and beliefs that are truly yours. Don't just take what you are fed. The day you start letting people tell you how to live your life (including your parents, friends, and significant other) is the day you let yourself become just another beta lost in the blinding rustle of white wool.

Be a wolf instead.

Sunday, February 6, 2011



I visited some friends last night, and we were having fun, having a few drinks... playing some Xbox. One of my friends turned on Limbo, a game I have very much wanted to try for a while but haven't got the chance... and I have to say, anyone who hasn't played it, go buy it right now for 1200 Microsoft Points (Xbox Live). It's very much worth it and has incredibly fun and addicting gameplay. I didn't beat it last night, but I'll definitely be buying it asap.

To add some notes:
This game is hard and unforgiving... completely. Don't expect second chances. The puzzles are involving, adaptive and interesting. They get progressively harder. Think portal, but a side-scroller that's much, much darker. Oh yes, this is a dark game. That features you, a little kid. You quickly fall in love with the atmosphere and it sucks you right into the world. The sound is also great.

Check it out.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Canada Reverses Metered Internet Bill


Fearing mass citizen revolt, the Canadian government has ordered the most recent bill passed to be revered. The Industry Minister, Tony Clement, has insisted that CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission) undoes the ruling.

The bill approved allowed Bell Canada to charge smaller competitive ISPs by the gigabyte, which basically made it impossible for them to offer flat-rate service. Thus, they were forced to offer standard internet with a 25 GB Cap. Then charge everyone else $10 for a 'premium' service with a higher cap (the exact same service they were receiving prior to the bill.

However, since the chance... Canadian pols have received thousands of complains from consumers, totally 1/3 of a million people... (1% of Canada's population). Fearing political fallout, the government reverted this change.

Thank you government, for reverting the change to screw me.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011




For you nerds out there, this is a sword for you guys. Enjoy.

Monday, January 31, 2011

24 Hour Photo


This is a picture(s) taken over Athens, Greece in full 24 hour peroid. The photographer stiched together hundreds of pictures to show you a full 24 hour cycle from day to night. The photos were taken by Chris Kotsiopoulos.

You can check out more awesome pictures on his website here.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mark Zuckerburg, the Facebook Man Meets Himself, Twice.



It is exactly how it sounds. Decent SNL clip... I'm still not sure how I feel about the guy, but either way you can't argue his success. I still need to get around to watching the Social Network...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

VW XL1



Hi there, I heard you like super effecient cars from the future. Well this one is [nearly] here... and it's just that. It looks pretty crazy

Engadget reported;

"executives Ferdinand Piech and Martin Winterkorn both confirmed that the car will be produced in small numbers, first for Germany and later coming to the US and China. It's powered by a diesel engine with less than one liter of displacement, managing 313mpg combined (that's Imperial, 260mpg using American units) putting out just 48hp and thankfully assisted by a 27hp electric motor. "




313 MILES PER GALLON. 

What.

That's awesome.

I love German engineering, bring on more.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wallpapers Worth Saving




PadX-1 LEDGE

It's official, the human race has just sunk to a new low... really... really.... I can't even begin to talk about how dumb this is. Like.... I can't. I really can't.



Yes, this is a jacket built for iPads.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Movies Worth Watching: Action - True Romance




This is not a movie about love. Unless you love pure awesome, in which case you won't be disappointed. This movie gets a lot of queues from Bonnie and Clyde, but takes a different direction... rather than 'anti-hero's' the characters remain more neutral... so it lets you just like them for them.

It's a great action/thriller/comedy (with a few hints of romance). I love this movie, and I'm very surprised at the number of people who haven't seen it.. It's directed by the guy who gave us Top Gun, and features Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Samuel L Jackson, James Goldofini (Tony Sorprano), Val Kilmer... just to name a few. But I really like the acting from the two leads, (Christian Slater, Patricia Arquett) who are relatively unknown compared to their cast mates.

It's got a solid story, and it keeps you interested throughout. Give it a shot!

Be A Man, Man (Part 3)


While I normally look to Jeff Bridges for my manly inspiration, I thought Wikus Van De Merwe was a better example for tonights episode.

Step 1) Go watch District 9, then proceed to step 2.

Step 2) The reason I want you to watch this, is because its a great example of my point tonight . That point is simple .

Learn to embrace your inner warrior.


You all have a warrior inside you waiting to be unleashed. No matter who you are, where you're from, its there. It may be under layers of coward, but you cannot defeat your inner instict. It's the same instinct that drives you to chase women  even though they likely piss you off more often than not.

Let me ask you something... Have you ever wondered how thieves can steal, murderers can murder, and rapists can rape... Yet still go home and sleep at night?


These are all elements of your inner warrior that we ALL have... It's why you get the dark thoughts in the back of your mind... "I want to steal that..." "I want to beat that guy to death."


The thief steals, to survive. To feed him or his family, to release great struggle he's most likely been facing most of his life.  Survival is the strongest instict we have. [Survival]

The murderer kills to satisfy a thirst for blood... a thirst for violence. This is actually the most basic of all of the warrior urges. However violence and murder is just a means to survival. [Fight]

The rapist  rapes to fufill the primal instinct to reproduce, whether the recipient  likes it or not [Reproduction]

Despite what you may think, these are the most natural "feelings" a man can have... Survival, Fight, and Reproduction. You may think these don't apply in our modern society, but they very much do. When you strip every single one of us down to our hard coded cores, we are the same warrior cave men we were at the dawn of the human kind.

In fact, what our 'modern society' has lead to is a bunch of ball-less passive aggressive beta's and a handful of delusional wanabe alpha's.

We're told that these emotions and instincts (the most natural of them all) are wrong and evil.

Well enough...

I say end the sherade today, embrace your inner warrior that has existed the second oxygen entered your lungs... Stop getting walked on by women and fake alphas, become a REAL man and begin living your REAL life.

How? You don't have to steal, murder and rape, but you need to realize your inner urges and embrace them.

Survival. Society trains you to always put others first, to let the nearest person run a train on you whenever they feel like, then appologize  to them for not bringing scented lube. Stop that. You are not a servant or a samaratan. Stop looking out for everyone else first and worry about YOU. People will inevitably let you down and you die alone. Realize that you are your own best ally in life and worry about you, everyone else (even your family/friends) have their own ally too. Let them worry about them. Society tells us that's selfish, but society also elected George Bush, and actually lets Sarah Palin talk on international television. Instinct knows best. This isn't to say be an asshole, it just means make sure you are always taken care of, then worry about everyone else.


Fight. Stop being a spineless loser and realize that you're not made of glass, and that most of your body is engineered for fighting. Lift weights, go to the gym, learn self defense, learn a fighting style... And when somone tries to fight you, whether you think you can win or not, FIGHT them. It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Nobody remembers the guy who escaped the fight and died in his bed of old age. This feels great, and you won't know it till you do it. This comes in very useful a LOT, and if you're smart you shouldn't ever have to fight.

Reproduce. Monogamy is the biggest form of bullshit man has ever invented since religion. Everything in our hard coding is against one partner. You do not have a soulmate. She is not special. She had desirable  traits that you'd like to pass onto an offspring. Anything else you attach to it is just as make believe as the man who lives in the sky and throws thunderbolts at you if you don't sacrifice a lamb every Wednesday afternoon. The only reason we are able to partner off (and stay partnered) is because as we get older, the chances of finding another desireable mate are significantly reduced and therefor illogical instinctually. It IS natural to have many partners in your lifetime. There is no "one" there is simply a point where it becomes inefficient to keep looking, and more efficient to reproduce with a single partner. When those lines meet, you have found your "one". Some meet earlier than others. If you force this, you will break up. Why? Because its in your body's best interest to look for another (or more partners) females have very similar urges. Society has bullshitted you since birth, it's time for you to wake up. I'm not saying only look for sex, I'm just saying have fun. If it happens, it happens. If you have to try real hard and force it, it's not going to work.


So, if you can stop buying into the bs, and start following your inner instincts, you will be well on your way to becoming a real warrior... A real alpha... A real man.

Also, I know I haven't mentioned it once, but if you read this, and watch the movie, you will understand how the two relate.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dead Space 2 Review



I got a chance to play Dead Space 2, so I thought I'd give you guys a review of what I found.

Gameplay
[9.0]
Well, this is one aspect that Dead Space excels at. It truly engages you almost in a 'haunted amusement park' type theme... constantly scaring even the most stoic players. The combat is highly gratifying. The number of different ways you can gib the necrophytes is awesome.


There are surprisingly few bosses, which is a bit of a disappointment, but the regular combat is fun enough to keep it interesting. This is of course a survival horror... meets 3rd person shooter, and it plays very well at that. That being said, it is quite linear in comparison to Dead Space 1, but I think that's a good thing. You're on a crash course to who knows where, and you're just enjoying the ride, essentially.


Presentation
[8.5]
The game simply looks great, no denying it. The look and feel sucks you in and doesn't let go. Sound is a big one, obviously... so I definitely recommend playing this on loud volume with silence around you, for the full effect. Gibbing monsters hasn't looked this pretty in a while.

Story
[7]
I'm sure most of you will like the story, but to me it just felt too much 'go here and do this' and not so much focusing on the development of the world and your actions. That being said, the character development is incredible. You can truly see the turmoil and struggle here, and that makes up for the otherwise lacking arch of the genaeral story. Overall it's not bad, and I wasn't all that disappointed, it just could of done more.

Multiplayer
[5]
Do not trade in your Black Ops. This is not going to replace it. The multiplayer is bland and boring, despite the large number of 'unlockables' the game modes are just incredibly basic and aren't ranging enough to keep interesting.  It's just standard humans vs monsters (necrophytes)... the typical play on good guys vs the terrorists that you've played to death. Nothing interesting in here, really.

Overall
[8]
A great game if you're playing it to get scared, or for the action. If you're playing it for story, I'd say hold your breath for Mass Effect 3 (Try not to pass out). The multiplayer was disappointing, but then again, is this the real reason you're playing this game? There is even re-playability here, which gives it more points in my books. Kudos to the Devs on this one, Dead Space 2 is probably the best game of this genre this console generation in my opinion.

Music Worth Trying (Techno)



Sorry I've been busy guys, haven't had time to post the amount I'd like to... I've been really busy, but it should all calm down soon. Here's an awesome techno song for those of you who like it.

Enjoy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011




This is an epic Minecraft meets Kinect video from Nathan Viniconis. There are several other Minecraft meets Kinect videos out there, but none like this. This is truly awesome. Any Minecraft fans out there will hopefully appreciate this as much as I do.

Also, kudos to Microsoft for making a truly amazing product capable of some awesome stuff. :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fox 11 - Trolling



I saw this on Gno's blog... and I couldn't resist... for any bloggers we don't share, everyone needs to watch this... and I am absolutely 100% convinced nobody can watch this without laughing. (God Mode)

The challenge has been issued.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Starcraft 2


So I've been getting back into Starcraft 2, and have begun watching GomTV. There are some really awesome games. If you're a SC2 fan, definitely check it out here. Anyways, so if anyone remembers EGIdra from SC1, he's been playing some solid games this GSL season... However his most recent series against Jinro (Team Liquid) didn't go as planed.

Anyways, I am hopefully not the only one out there following this, it's definitely worth checking out and is far less nerdy than other 'pro gaming' out there.

Also, if any of you other guys play SC2 regularly and want some skilled guys to play with, feel free to add me... 

Nemesis (790 character code).

 I'm on pretty regularly after about 5PM.

Here's a video from the first game (it's not a bad one);





Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nintendo 3DS


Some info on the 3DS was released today.

Firstly... some info on the 3DS...


It comes with a Camera, a Pedometer, the ability to play mp3's... and you know... play games.

The starting lineup is expected to be comprised of about 30 or so games.

It's slated to be released somewhere in the window (which begins March 27 and closes on June 7)

How much will this toy cost you?

$249.99.

Will I be getting one? Probably not, but only because I like not having dementia.

Here's the promo ad:


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stumble Upon




As you all know, the intarwebs is a series of tubes. Tubes that are frequently clogged by useless feces... kind of like a sewage drains.

What is the cure for this? Well I'm sure many of you visit some kind of forums or another for your premium content, but alas, there is another way!

Meet StumbleUpon,

A site where you choose your interests, click a button, and randomness ensues. But how is that better than goggle? Well for one, goggle straps can chafe at the side of your head unless they are high quality. Second, content is rated by users... anything from blogs, to news, to videos, to naked pictures of you in the bathtub your grandmother took when you were 32. High rated content appears more frequently, and poop rated content, doesn't. That being said, what about content that hasn't been rated yet?

That's where you, the devoted and adoring internet professional clicks a 'like' button, writes a review, and throws down a sign warning future venturers of the gigantic poop bear in their path. (if it doesn't eat them and smear its crappy content all over them first)

So as you can see, some great stuff is revealed. In the past week or so, I have found a TON of really cool old and new stuff I have never seen before and I have to say I am impressed.

You guys should check it out.

You'll need to register, but that's as easy as twiddling your nether-regions with a battery-operated samophlange.

Once you do that, add me and I'll share with you some of the stuff I've found.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/Brutyx/

If you already stumble, add me anyway, so we can grow the community!

Feathers In My Chicken



Feathers in MY CHICKEN!

I love this. It's Not Safe For Work, and not all you will necessarily enjoy it. I personally find it hilarious. This is old, but I'm sure not all of you have seen it. Watch it nao!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Steve Job Takes Leave From Apple



Could Lucifer himself indeed be mortal?

Who am I kidding, that's giving Jobs too much credit.

Apparently Steve Jobs has taken medical leave from Apple leaving Tim Cook in his place during that time. Jobs says he's 'on leave to focus on his health'.

Despite my hatred for Apple, I wish him well to get better soon. If Apple dies then Microsoft becomes a monopoly and we can't have that. :D

Also, a tip for you angry fan boys... make sure your finger isn't on top of the antenna when you're typing your seething rage into your iPhones. :D

GTA 4 Carmageddon!


GTA 4 Carmageddon! - Watch more Game Trailers

This make me laugh haha. Just watching the car's fly around like crazy. When the taxi hits him when he's riding the bike gets me every time.

Hope you guys enjoy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cook Like A Man, Man (Part 2)


Welcome to the second episode of my "Cook Like a Man, Man"

If you gave last weeks shot a try, we made Rib-Eye Steak with a Whiskey Cream Sauce.

For that dinner, I also made potato skins but I didn't post the recipe.

However, that I will give to you today.

This is really easy to make, and only has a couple very common ingredients.

When to cook this:
  • If you have a date over at your place and you have other plans for dinner but want an awesome snack.
  • If you're hosting a get-together at your place and want an awesome snack.
  • If you're going to a friends party or whatever and you want to bring an awesome snack.
  • If you want to win over someone's unflinching awe-inspired loyalty.



Ingredients:



8 Slices of Thick-Cut Bacon




8 Russet Potatoes (Yes, it matters what kind)




Canola Oil (Yes, it matters what kind)




1 & 1/2 Cups of Cheddar Cheese




1 Cup of Sour Cream




4 Green Onions (Chopped)





Salt






Directions:


1. Preheat Oven to 400° F. (Make sure it's DONE preheating)


2. Fry the bacon. Don't let it get crispy, hard, or burnt. You want it cooked, nothing more, because you're going to chop it up.


3. Wash the potatoes (scrub them), then liberally rub the skin with canola oil. 


If you can, use a brush like this:


4. Place the potatoes on a baking pan and place them in the oven (on bake) for 45 minutes for an hour (check up on them at 45 minutes.) They need to be 'fork' tender (need to be able to easily stick a fork in them)


5. Take the potatoes out, and slice them in half lengthwise.




6. With a spoon, scoop out the inner flesh, leaving a thin layer inside. (don't scoop to the skin)



7. Brush both sides (the inside and out) of the potato skins with canola oil. Salt both sides liberally.


8. Place the skins cut side down on the pan and return to the oven.


9. Bake for 7 minutes, then flip them to the other side, then put them back in the oven for another 7 minutes, or until the skins are crispy.


10. Grate the cheddar.




11. Chop the bacon and green onions into bits.





12, Spread the cheese into each potato skin, sprinkle the bacon on top of the cheese.


13. Put the skins back into the oven just until it melts.


14. Just before serving, spoon 1 tablespoon of sour cream onto each skin and sprinkle on the bacon and chopped green onion.


15. Enjoy being someone's new favorite person.