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January, 2007

  1. BDPE Classics: IMG Episode 31-33

    January 22, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    Due to back to school scheduling woes (and William Miller being a flake), price there’s been a bit of a dought of new shows around TBDPE lately. So to hold us over, epilepsy we’ll be posting a few of our old IMG shows (back before he who must not be named took over). Here’s the description of each episode:

    Episode 31
    It’s a Freeverse Bonanza! We sit down with Steve and Bruce of Freeverse Software and talk about Wingnuts 2, viagra sale Escort Wing, and their other upcoming projects. This show also marks the triumphant return of Tuncer Deniz!

    Episode 32
    Transgaming’s Cider to rock the Mac Gaming world? We examine the issue, plus, we’ve got the BATTLE to END ALL BATTLES. Plus we’ve got a big announcement at the end of the show…

    Episode 33
    It’s the last episode of the podcast with Blake Buck, William Miller, or Justin Fic as hosts! The shock! The horror! But Tuncer and Andy Largent will keep the show rolling, and you can check out the old crew’s new podcast at BEST DAMN PODCAST EVER.COM .

    You’ll find these shows as optional downloads at the bottom of the feed (we’ve dated them back to their actual release date), so if you’re using iTunes, scroll to the bottom of your BDPE feed and click “Get” to download.


  2. Hordes of Orcs Trailer

    January 20, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    I want to smell like an asshole. Done.

    Welcome to the first official episode of the new Big Hot Sho podcast.  Once a week, viagra buy comedian and podcaster Blake Buck sits down with some friends to ask life’s most important questions.  You know, approved like “What is the role of  sexuality in popular culture and it’s influence on society?” and “What does the word ejaculate mean?”  On this week’s episode:

    Who the fuck is James Franco?

    Have you told your parent’s your toilet paper orientation?

    Stereotypes – The Sliced Bread of the South

    Positive thinking, and why it blows.

    If you have any feedback, leave us a comment here or contact us via our feedback form (coming soon).  And keep on eye on BigHotSho.com in the coming weeks as we add more features.

    LINK: BHS-Episode1.mp3

    You ever had a friend who told you about some movie he saw when he was in middle school that was the funniest movie he had ever seen?  You’ve heard of it yourself, order
    but don’t know much about it.  He assures you, click
    though, this is the funniest movie of all time.

    So finally the two of you sit down together and watch this hilarious movie handed down from Mount Olympus for your viewing pleasure.  Your friend is laughing hysterically, reliving all his favorite moments as if for the first time.

    But you just don’t get it.  I mean, it’s sorta funny, but at this place, and at this time, it’s not doing it for you.  You missed this boat when it set sail, and now there’s no nostalgia in reliving it.

    That’s exactly how Marathon Durandal is for me.

    A lot of people I know love this game, and want me to get into it – but I can’t relive this classic with them.  Perhaps that’s also why the remake of this game wasn’t the runaway success Freeverse Software had hoped for.

    But regardless, I made the above trailer that I hope pays tribute to the memories of fans Marathon of old.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    You ever had a friend who told you about some movie he saw when he was in middle school that was the funniest movie he had ever seen?  You’ve heard of it yourself, ampoule but don’t know much about it.  He assures you, though, this is the funniest movie of all time.

    So finally the two of you sit down together and watch this hilarious movie handed down from Mount Olympus for your viewing pleasure.  Your friend is laughing hysterically, reliving all his favorite moments as if for the first time.

    But you just don’t get it.  I mean, it’s sorta funny, but at this place, and at this time, it’s not doing it for you.  You missed this boat when it set sail, and now there’s no nostalgia in reliving it.

    That’s exactly how Marathon Durandal is for me.

    A lot of people I know love this game, and want me to get into it – but I can’t relive this classic with them.  Perhaps that’s also why the remake of this game wasn’t the runaway success Freeverse Software had hoped for.

    But regardless, I made the above trailer that I hope pays tribute to the memories of Marathon of old.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    You ever had a friend who told you about some movie he saw when he was in middle school that was the funniest movie he had ever seen?  You’ve heard of it yourself, healing
    but don’t know much about it.  He assures you, though, this is the funniest movie of all time.

    So finally the two of you sit down together and watch this hilarious movie handed down from Mount Olympus for your viewing pleasure.  Your friend is laughing hysterically, reliving all his favorite moments as if for the first time.

    But you just don’t get it.  I mean, it’s sorta funny, but at this place, and at this time, it’s not doing it for you.  You missed this boat when it set sail, and now there’s no nostalgia in reliving it.

    That’s exactly how Marathon Durandal is for me.

    A lot of people I know love this game, and want me to get into it – but I can’t relive this classic with them.  Perhaps that’s also why the remake of this game wasn’t the runaway success Freeverse Software had hoped for.

    But regardless, I made the above trailer that I hope pays tribute to the memories of Marathon of old.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    Ah, medicine
    the one that, sickness
    in a way, started it all.  It’s the fall of 2003, and William and I are up to our eyeballs in Calculus II homework.  Our class is ruled by an iron fist – a tyrant by the name of Bobby Jerrall.  A name that strikes fear into the hearts of even the most dedicated students.

    While this video was our first filmmaking effort and is quite simple, it’s still funny and entertaining, and we had fun showing it off to our class.

    More of these antique Foursouth videos to come…

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    Ah, ambulance
    the one that, page
    in a way, ophthalmologist
    started it all.  It’s the fall of 2003, and William and I are up to our eyeballs in Calculus II homework.  Our class is ruled by an iron fist – a tyrant by the name of Bobby Jerrall.  A name that strikes fear into the hearts of even the most dedicated students.

    While this video was our first filmmaking effort and is quite simple, it’s still funny and entertaining, and we had fun showing it off to our class.

    More of these antique Foursouth videos to come…

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    I’ve been contracted to make a wide variety of videos for Freeverse Software for a wide variety of games.  Yet, case
    I knew when I was hired to make a trailer for their newest game, Hores of Orcs, I was facing a unique challenge.

    How does one make an exciting trailer for a game that is visually rather uninteresting?

    Well after pondering the issue for about a week, picking up a few tubs of green paint from Wal-Mart, and making a complete ass of myself, I think I found the answer.  The version seen here is a “Director’s Cut”, that is, it’s a little more intense than the one on Freeverse’s website.

    But hey, if you don’t occasionally go over the edge, you’ll never know where the edge is…

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    -BLAKEBUCK

     


  3. Foursouth: Jerrall

    January 19, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    I want to smell like an asshole. Done.

    Welcome to the first official episode of the new Big Hot Sho podcast.  Once a week, viagra buy comedian and podcaster Blake Buck sits down with some friends to ask life’s most important questions.  You know, approved like “What is the role of  sexuality in popular culture and it’s influence on society?” and “What does the word ejaculate mean?”  On this week’s episode:

    Who the fuck is James Franco?

    Have you told your parent’s your toilet paper orientation?

    Stereotypes – The Sliced Bread of the South

    Positive thinking, and why it blows.

    If you have any feedback, leave us a comment here or contact us via our feedback form (coming soon).  And keep on eye on BigHotSho.com in the coming weeks as we add more features.

    LINK: BHS-Episode1.mp3

    You ever had a friend who told you about some movie he saw when he was in middle school that was the funniest movie he had ever seen?  You’ve heard of it yourself, order
    but don’t know much about it.  He assures you, click
    though, this is the funniest movie of all time.

    So finally the two of you sit down together and watch this hilarious movie handed down from Mount Olympus for your viewing pleasure.  Your friend is laughing hysterically, reliving all his favorite moments as if for the first time.

    But you just don’t get it.  I mean, it’s sorta funny, but at this place, and at this time, it’s not doing it for you.  You missed this boat when it set sail, and now there’s no nostalgia in reliving it.

    That’s exactly how Marathon Durandal is for me.

    A lot of people I know love this game, and want me to get into it – but I can’t relive this classic with them.  Perhaps that’s also why the remake of this game wasn’t the runaway success Freeverse Software had hoped for.

    But regardless, I made the above trailer that I hope pays tribute to the memories of fans Marathon of old.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    You ever had a friend who told you about some movie he saw when he was in middle school that was the funniest movie he had ever seen?  You’ve heard of it yourself, ampoule but don’t know much about it.  He assures you, though, this is the funniest movie of all time.

    So finally the two of you sit down together and watch this hilarious movie handed down from Mount Olympus for your viewing pleasure.  Your friend is laughing hysterically, reliving all his favorite moments as if for the first time.

    But you just don’t get it.  I mean, it’s sorta funny, but at this place, and at this time, it’s not doing it for you.  You missed this boat when it set sail, and now there’s no nostalgia in reliving it.

    That’s exactly how Marathon Durandal is for me.

    A lot of people I know love this game, and want me to get into it – but I can’t relive this classic with them.  Perhaps that’s also why the remake of this game wasn’t the runaway success Freeverse Software had hoped for.

    But regardless, I made the above trailer that I hope pays tribute to the memories of Marathon of old.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    You ever had a friend who told you about some movie he saw when he was in middle school that was the funniest movie he had ever seen?  You’ve heard of it yourself, healing
    but don’t know much about it.  He assures you, though, this is the funniest movie of all time.

    So finally the two of you sit down together and watch this hilarious movie handed down from Mount Olympus for your viewing pleasure.  Your friend is laughing hysterically, reliving all his favorite moments as if for the first time.

    But you just don’t get it.  I mean, it’s sorta funny, but at this place, and at this time, it’s not doing it for you.  You missed this boat when it set sail, and now there’s no nostalgia in reliving it.

    That’s exactly how Marathon Durandal is for me.

    A lot of people I know love this game, and want me to get into it – but I can’t relive this classic with them.  Perhaps that’s also why the remake of this game wasn’t the runaway success Freeverse Software had hoped for.

    But regardless, I made the above trailer that I hope pays tribute to the memories of Marathon of old.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    Ah, medicine
    the one that, sickness
    in a way, started it all.  It’s the fall of 2003, and William and I are up to our eyeballs in Calculus II homework.  Our class is ruled by an iron fist – a tyrant by the name of Bobby Jerrall.  A name that strikes fear into the hearts of even the most dedicated students.

    While this video was our first filmmaking effort and is quite simple, it’s still funny and entertaining, and we had fun showing it off to our class.

    More of these antique Foursouth videos to come…

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime


  4. Marathon Durandal Trailer

    January 18, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    I want to smell like an asshole. Done.

    Welcome to the first official episode of the new Big Hot Sho podcast.  Once a week, viagra buy comedian and podcaster Blake Buck sits down with some friends to ask life’s most important questions.  You know, approved like “What is the role of  sexuality in popular culture and it’s influence on society?” and “What does the word ejaculate mean?”  On this week’s episode:

    Who the fuck is James Franco?

    Have you told your parent’s your toilet paper orientation?

    Stereotypes – The Sliced Bread of the South

    Positive thinking, and why it blows.

    If you have any feedback, leave us a comment here or contact us via our feedback form (coming soon).  And keep on eye on BigHotSho.com in the coming weeks as we add more features.

    LINK: BHS-Episode1.mp3

    You ever had a friend who told you about some movie he saw when he was in middle school that was the funniest movie he had ever seen?  You’ve heard of it yourself, order
    but don’t know much about it.  He assures you, click
    though, this is the funniest movie of all time.

    So finally the two of you sit down together and watch this hilarious movie handed down from Mount Olympus for your viewing pleasure.  Your friend is laughing hysterically, reliving all his favorite moments as if for the first time.

    But you just don’t get it.  I mean, it’s sorta funny, but at this place, and at this time, it’s not doing it for you.  You missed this boat when it set sail, and now there’s no nostalgia in reliving it.

    That’s exactly how Marathon Durandal is for me.

    A lot of people I know love this game, and want me to get into it – but I can’t relive this classic with them.  Perhaps that’s also why the remake of this game wasn’t the runaway success Freeverse Software had hoped for.

    But regardless, I made the above trailer that I hope pays tribute to the memories of fans Marathon of old.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime


  5. How To: Transferring Xbox Saves to 360

    January 17, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    Look how dumb the Xbox looks.
    So you’ve bought youself and shiny new Xbox 360, visit this site the envy of every sweaty nerd in your apartment complex. The back of the box even says it can play your old Xbox games! This truly is the next generation of gaming.

    But not so fast, son; I know what you’re saying. “But if I play my Xbox games on the 360, I’ll have to start all over! I’ll lose my 60 hours of progress in Bad Boys 2!”

    Fear not fellow Will Smith and Martin Lawrence fans! Because today I’ll be giving you the complete how-to on transferring Xbox gamesaves to Xbox 360. This method is 100% legit, and dose NOT involve any hardware modification, voiding of warranties, or even any technical skills. But be warned…

    Transferring Xbox gamesaves to Xbox 360 is a lot of hassle, costs around $75 dollars, and will NOT WORK WITH A LARGE PORTION OF GAMES. First, let’s talk about compatibility.

    Part One: Compatibility

    The Xbox game you wish to transfer must meet ALL of the following criteria to be trasnferred to the 360:

    1. You have the hard drive for your Xbox 360 and a connection to Xbox Live.
    2. The Xbox 1 game must be backwards compatible on the Xbox 360. A current list of compatible games can be found here.
    3. Xbox 1 game save must be able to fit on an Xbox 1 Memory Card (8 Megs – 502 Blocks).
    4. Xbox 1 game save must be “unlocked”, that is, transferrable to an Xbox 1 Memory Card (some game saves do NOT allow you to trasnfer even if you have enough room).

    * To find out if your Xbox 1 saves meets the last two requirements, boot up your 360 with a memory card in and test it out.

    These four requirements eliminates a large portion (if not the majority) of games. I found that the games I wanted to transfer most failed at least one of these steps. Mercenaries – fails on step 2. Black – fails on step 4. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory – fails on step 3. Mechassault 2 – fails on step 2. Burnout 3 – fails on step 4.

    That’s not to say it won’t work with any games however. Of the games I wanted to transfer, Halo 1, Halo 2, Crimson Skies, and Sid Meier’s Pirates worked fine. So if you’ve got a game that will transfer, it’s time for the next step.

    Part Two: Xbox 1 to PC

    This is dumbReal dumb.

    For this you’ll need one of two parts: An Xbox Action Replay or an Xbox Transfer Kit. Both are made by Datel and do exactly the same thing, but the Action Replay costs $25 and comes with a memory card transfer cable (MCTC) and a memory card, while the Transfer Kit costs $15 and comes with an Xbox 1 MCTC and a 360 MCTC (but because Xbox 1 saves are locked to the hard drive, you won’t be able to transfer via this cable). I could only find the Transfer Kit at my local Gamestop, so I picked up the memory card seperate for $10.

    Once you have the required hardware and have installed the Action Replay software (included with either kit), complete the follwing steps:

    1. Copy Xbox 1 save to Memory Card
    2. Transfer Saves to PC Via Cable and Included Software
    3. Locate the .zip file containing the save you want to transfer and extract them to a temporary directory for use later.(The location of the .zip file depends on where you installed the Action Replay software)
    4. Delete the file datelinfo.xbx from any .zip files you extract.

    If you’ve gotten this far without falling asleep, you’re doing better than most.

    Part Three: PC to Xbox 360

    For this you’ll need yet another, even more pricey ($50) part: the XSATA. This device goes between your 360 and the 360 hard drive, and allows you to mount the hard drive to a PC (perhaps even a Mac, though I never tested this), and the included software allows you to access the data on the 360 hard drive via your PC. Once everything’s hooked up and installed, follow these steps:

    1. Turn on your 360 and pop in the game you want to transfer. The required updated will download to your hard drive and you should now be able to play the game (without your saves that is).
    2. Turn off the 360 and mount the drive to your PC using the instructions provided with the XSATA unit.
    3. Navigate to the “Compatibility” folder on Partition 3 of your 360’s hard drive.
    4. Right click in the right hand window and choose ‘Insert folder’.
    5. When prompted, browse to the location where you extracted the Xbox 1 gamesave to (in Part 2 Step 3). Click ONCE on the game folder (don’t double click or you’ll open it). The save is inside the UDATA folder and called something like ‘4b4e0002′.
    6. Click ‘OK’ to ‘inject’ the gamesave into your Xbox1 gamesaves folder on your Xbox 360.

    You should now be able to unmount the 360 hard drive from your PC, boot up the 360, and play your old Xbox 1 saves on your 360. Now to just return all this crap Gamestop.

    Gamestop Manager: “You know Blake, this merchandise is open. I don’t have to accept this”

    BLAKE BUCK: “Oh I know. But you’re going to”


  6. BDPE Episode 11

    January 12, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    After a long holiday break, pestilence the BDPE crew is back for the new year. On this week’s show we try to snake our way into the Halo 3 beta, a lucky kid discovers boobies on his Madden tape, and Rare still sucks.

    Judgement: Wii Sports
    Jank: Sega Genesis Collection [Link]
    Quote: “Oh I don’t like this! Go get me the Internet Crimes Against Children or Babies or whatever the **** it’s called”

    If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode11.mp3


  7. BDPE in NYC

    January 11, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    Internet freedom questI’m of the belief there are two kinds of people in this world – those who see problems and those who see opportunities.  Some of the most conflict-ridden places in the world today (I’m looking at you middle-east) are the product of many generations of problem-seeing people.  But don’t worry, case
    I’m not here to wax poetic about race relations in Israel, I’m dealing with something far, far stupider.

    Today I learned that Apple recently announced at Macworld it was making the majority of the music in the iTunes music store DRM free.  For those of you who don’t know what DRM is, congratulations – you’ve probably had sex before.  At least you’ve moved out of your parent’s basement.  DRM stands for “Digital Rights Management”, which is a set of restrictions that come on a piece of digital content (such as only being able to have 5 copies of an iTunes song, only being able to install a Spore on 3 computers, only being able to put a piece of bread in the toaster twice, etc.).

    After Apple removed the restrictions for most music on the iTunes store, my first thought was, “Hot damn!  Sugar Pie Honey Bunch here I come!”  But soon I became curious about how all of the rampant “Anti-DRM” zealots would take it.  Surely this would be a great day in their eyes, as one of the largest digital merchants had loosened it’s restrictions.  They must be cheering Apples name!

    Below is a snippet from the anti-DRM site Defective By Design.org:

    • Today, a minor victory in the campaign to eliminate DRM, Apple, the last major retailer of DRM-encumbered music has announced, live at MacWorld, that music will be going DRM-free. Today, some 8 million music tracks and music videos are already available DRM-free, via iTunes Plus.
    • We must continue to put pressure on Apple. That means continuing to boycott all DRM-content on iTunes, including the iPhone and the App Store. We encourage Apple to continue to remove DRM from iTunes content, including all movies, TV shows, games, audiobooks and applications, as well as support for free formats, such as Vorbis and Theora

    Angry doodz.Months of negotiating with record labels, mountains of legal work, and not even so much as a ‘thank you’ from these earbud-toting, north face jacket-wearing jackasses?  Why don’t you go order a Venti at Starbucks and tell me why you think weed should be legalized.

    “But why do we need DRM at all?  It’s my music, I should be able to do whatever I want with it!”  An interesting statement, philosophy major who doesn’t vote because he says it doesn’t matter.  The reason digital content is restricted so much more than say an analog CD ten years ago is that digital files can be endlessly copied with virtually no effort and transferred anywhere in the world almost instantly.  While copying a CD was possible 10 years ago (can you say, mixtape?), it took a considerable amount of effort, which stopped a vast majority of “casual piraters” (which I believe is the bulk of the current piracy problem)

    As a digital content creator, I think that protecting my content (which I may want to sell someday) from piracy is extremely important.  So stop whining about how these “evil corporations” are locking you in a prison, and instead look at all the amazing things it allows you to do.  I can watch Wall-E.  On my freakin phone.  Am I the only one still blown away by that?

    Sadly, the anti-DRM may never be satisfied, just like the middle-east may never find peace.  On the upside, this week’s episode of The Soup just finished downloading to my phone.  Spaghetti cat, here I come!
    Internet freedom questI’m of the belief there are two kinds of people in this world – those who see problems and those who see opportunities.  Some of the most conflict-ridden places in the world today (I’m looking at you middle-east) are the product of many generations of problem-seeing people.  But don’t worry, website like this
    I’m not here to wax poetic about race relations in Israel, dosage
    I’m dealing with something far, ailment
    far stupider.

    Today I learned that Apple recently announced at Macworld it was making the majority of the music in the iTunes music store DRM free.  For those of you who don’t know what DRM is, congratulations – you’ve probably had sex before.  At least you’ve moved out of your parent’s basement.  DRM stands for “Digital Rights Management”, which is a set of restrictions that come on a piece of digital content (such as only being able to have 5 copies of an iTunes song, only being able to install a Spore on 3 computers, only being able to put a piece of bread in the toaster twice, etc.).

    After Apple removed the restrictions for most music on the iTunes store, my first thought was, “Hot damn!  Sugar Pie Honey Bunch here I come!”  But soon I became curious about how all of the rampant “Anti-DRM” zealots would take it.  Surely this would be a great day in their eyes, as one of the largest digital merchants had loosened it’s restrictions.  They must be cheering Apples name!

    Below is a snippet from the anti-DRM site Defective By Design.org:

    • Today, a minor victory in the campaign to eliminate DRM, Apple, the last major retailer of DRM-encumbered music has announced, live at MacWorld, that music will be going DRM-free. Today, some 8 million music tracks and music videos are already available DRM-free, via iTunes Plus.
    • We must continue to put pressure on Apple. That means continuing to boycott all DRM-content on iTunes, including the iPhone and the App Store. We encourage Apple to continue to remove DRM from iTunes content, including all movies, TV shows, games, audiobooks and applications, as well as support for free formats, such as Vorbis and Theora

    Angry doodz.Months of negotiating with record labels, mountains of legal work, and not even so much as a ‘thank you’ from these earbud-toting, north face jacket-wearing jackasses?  Why don’t you go order a Venti at Starbucks and tell me why you think weed should be legalized.

    “But why do we need DRM at all?  It’s my music, I should be able to do whatever I want with it!”  An interesting statement, philosophy major who doesn’t vote because he says it doesn’t matter.  The reason digital content is restricted so much more than say an analog CD ten years ago is that digital files can be endlessly copied with virtually no effort and transferred anywhere in the world almost instantly.  While copying a CD was possible 10 years ago (can you say, mixtape?), it took a considerable amount of effort, which stopped a vast majority of “casual piraters” (which I believe is the bulk of the current piracy problem)

    As a digital content creator, I think that protecting my content (which I may want to sell someday) from piracy is extremely important.  So stop whining about how these “evil corporations” are locking you in a prison, and instead look at all the amazing things it allows you to do.  I can watch Wall-E.  On my freakin phone.  Am I the only one still blown away by that?

    Sadly, the anti-DRM may never be satisfied, just like the middle-east may never find peace.  On the upside, this week’s episode of The Soup just finished downloading to my phone.  Spaghetti cat, here I come!

    It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, recipe
    Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, cough
    and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

    Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

    We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

    LINK: YouTube Quicktime

    -BLAKEBUCK


  8. Big Bang Brain Games Trailer

    January 8, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

    “Billy Bob Thorton is in Armageddon? Good god, abortion
    this truly is a no-holds-barred, viagra adrenaline-fueled, sanitary
    heart-pounding masterpiece”, I said to my roommate Calvin as I tore open the box to my brand new Rock Band Stage Kit.

    My mind continued to churn on the improbability of a NASA director named “Billy Bob”, and how Steve Busceimi continues to get big parts despite his ghoulish face.  I then realized that trying to setup this fiendish contraption while watching one of Michael Bay’s top six movies was not proving productive.  “That’s it?  You paid a hundred bucks for a fog machine and a little LED light?”, Calvin asked.

    “Shut up.  I can’t hear Liv Tyler’s awful dialogue”, I snapped.  Calvin’s lack of faith in a one hundred and seven dollar Xbox synchronized light show was starting to get on my nerves.  But that old buyers remorse was slowly creeping up on me.  “Why is this cable only four feet long?  This is all the fog juice I get?  Does this damned thing do anything?” I said, fiddling with the cheap plastic focusing ring.

    By the time we’d gotten all the cables hooked up, the guitars plugged in, the fog machine heated up, and turned out the lights, I had already heard that Aerosmith song I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing about eight times.  It was finally time to see if this Stage Kit could dethrone my current favorite feature of the Xbox: Netflixing crap movies ALL THE TIME.

    Best $100 I ever spent.“No, don’t do Back in Black – I’ve had enough of that AC/DC pack.  How about White Wedding?”  I agreed, only slightly saddened that I wouldn’t be breaking this new stage kit in with Freebird.  The song starts out simple enough – a few flashing lights somewhat matching the music.  I was beginning to worry, until the fog kicked in.

    In sixty seconds my living room was transformed into an electrified stage set forROCK GODS.  Smoke so thick I could barely see the screen, blinding strobes flashing viciously in my eyes, shimmering beams sliding around the room like psychedelic spotlights.  By the time I’d stopped screaming the lyrics at the top of my lungs and jumping off the couch, I swear I could almost smell the tequila soaked vomit on the drunk guy in the third row.

    “Oh my god.  That was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done”  Calvin gasped, trying to catch his breath after all the jumping around in a smoke filled room.  And he was right.  This is the closest I’d ever get to living the Rock and Roll American Dream.

    And when I fall to sleep this night, I know what I’ll be thinking.  I don’t want to close my eyes.  I don’t want to fall asleep.  Because I’d miss you Rock Band Stage Kit, and I don’t want to miss a thing.

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  9. Game Over: Gears of War

    January 6, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

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    LINK:   YouTube Quicktime


  10. Call of Duty 2 Video Review

    January 5, 2007 by BLAKEBUCK

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