Saturday, 30 November 2013

MUST. PLAY. SAINTS ROW IV. | RE: Playstation Network Update

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/11/29/playstation-network-update
...I'll Scream.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Quest for the Ultimate FPS

A Long time ago, I set out on a search for a better alternative to Call of Duty's fast-paced, highly-customizable gameplay. I thought I found my answer in Unreal Tournament 3, an old-school shooter with guts and gore, vehicles, large maps, and a general gladiator feel to it. Unfortunately, the online servers were near empty last time I played it on PS3 and the fanboys, being the brain-damaged stubborn bastards that they are, refuse to acknowledge it's existence. So my quest continued...

Then I stumbled upon the hypetain for Battlefield 3. It sounded too good to be true; it was. Battlefield is a team-based shooter, that means if I don't play along with others, I won't get to enjoy driving around in tanks on the larger than life maps. The fact that EA marketed this game to the FPS kiddies that made the bulk of the COD fanbase, did not help. I was not a fan of dieing over and over again, nor was I a fan of being kicked out of games for no good reason, so I left for greener pastures.

Thankfully, a few months later, Gotham City Imposters arrived on the scene. It was a breath of fresh air. It ran on some of the principles COD had, but got rid of all the bullcrap. The weapons were all wacky, the customization was unlike anything I've played before, and it just had a fun vibe to it that a lot of games, especially shooters, didn't have. Why so serious, indeed? Still, at it's core, it's a multiplayer-only game. My search was not over.

Heading back to Boring Military Shooter Land, I had my sights set on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The previous game, and reboot, was playable but it left a lot to be desired. I had hoped Warfighter would be to the rebooted Medal of Honor, what COD4 was to that franchise. Well, I was half right. It did nearly the exact same thing as Modern Warfare 2 did, minus the extra content. The story was as crap as it's gameplay; the multiplayer was the only thing that showed improvement. As the console generation was coming to an end, I found that, in my quest to find a game better than Call of Duty, I stopped playing one crappy game only to play more crappy games and at the end finally play another crappy game. I was going in one giant circle!

At that moment I was ready to give up on mainstream shooter games and end this quest. It's obvious these publishers and developers would rather ripoff gamers with half-assed campaigns and tacked-on multiplayer then create something in the league of Half-Life, Bioshock, FarCry and even Halo. At least THAT game can tell a good story, which is more than I can say for the these mountains of filth! Maybe it was to add insult to injury or maybe someone felt bad for me, but later down the road the greatest moment in my life happened..., I finally got Team Fortress 2 to work.

I can't believe this is what I had been missing out on all these years. A hilarious, mytho-filled, fast-paced, old-school shooter that's still popular to this day! I can see where Gotham City gets it's inspiration from. I was content to just play Gotham on my PS3 and TF2 on my PC and let these other losers play their generic crap. ...But then, I hear Crytek will not only be developing, but publishing the sequel to Homefront; another crappy shooter game but with a great story, atmosphere and characters. Also, I heard that Activision and Bungie are teaming up to create Destiny, a game that already looks like the perfect successor to Halo.

My quest maybe over, but there are still other FPS games out there that I want to play! The Adventure Continues... X)

Monday, 25 November 2013

If Toonami aired on weeknights...

It's not rocket science. If Toonami aired on weeknights, it would air for at least 3 hours max starting at 9pm. The lineup would consist of shows like Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, and Inuyasha; long-running shows that could air on strip repeats for weeks and weeks and weeks. In that sense the Midnight Run would consist of the short-run shows, such as Sword Art Online.

A quick idea that popped into my head after this one idiot from Crunchyroll got the fricktarded suggestion to shut down adult swim. ...Anime fanboys are such retards... -_-

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@Jah666 Oh look, the minority is talking -_-

From an Outsider's perspective: Nickelodeon's Dumbest Decisions

Nickelodeon. Dear god. It's not your new logo I have a problem with. It's EVERYTHING ELSE!

NickMom on Nick Jr. - Forget about the idea of a preschool network airing adult programing for a second. It's bad enough that American networks are willing to butcher themselves in the never ending pursuit of ratings over quality or purpose. But to do that to a frickin' preschool network? This is why I'm grateful for Canadian television license restrictions; you won't see this crap on Treehouse any time soon!

Nick Studio 10. A programming block, where the programs are suddenly interrupted by a random short skit that last for about 5 seconds. Sounds good on paper, not so much in practice. Then again if I was watching a Spongebob marathon only for it to be interrupted by "fart-in-a-jar..."  ...Speaking of bad jokes...

Lucas Cruikshank on Nick. - I was expecting Marvin Marvin to be much, Much, MUCH, MUCH better received than Fred: The Show. But no, it was horrible. Horrible. That was the worst sitcom I've ever watched. Yes, worse than Austin & Ally and even worse than Dads.
Lucas should have just sticked to being a YouTube sellout. I'd rather watch Wendell & Vinnie. Actually no, that's only slightly better. I'd rather watch Korra, Power Rangers, and more Spongebob Squarepants reruns. Which brings me to...

Too. Much. Spongebob. - I'll never understand why americans networks think mini-marathons are a good idea. I'm a HUGE Spongebob fan and even I think that airing multiple blocks of the show is a horrible idea. If I'm not mistaken, hasn't Fairly Odd Parents been on the air just a long as Spongebob has? How come we're not seeing mini-marathons of that show? What the hell happened to the rest of Nick's programming? Oh, that's right. They've migrated to NickToons and Teen Nick which, aside from airing House of Anubis and Degrassi, is nothing more than archive channel for Nick's old teen programming...and older Nicktoons?

...I'm beginning to see how Disney Channel, of all networks, broke the network's 17-years ratings dominance. The "first network for kids" is now being run by kids. Stupid kids. Stupid, moronic, fricktarded kids. It's official, Cartoon Network and The Hub are the only kid's networks that have common sense.

(TBC)



Decoding Spike's VGX.

http://www.spike.com/vgx/about

From the outside looking in, Spike renaming it's so-called Video Game Awards show to VGX might just be the greatest idea a Viacom-owned network has had since MTV dropped the "Music Television" tagline from it's name. What? If NickMom, Nick Studio 10 and, hell, ANYTHING a Nickelodeon-branded network has done in-general was anything to go by, "Viacom guys" normally have the worst ideas ever put on paper. I would have brought up the whole "Viacom vs YouTube" fiasco, but my humor is needed elsewhere.

Jeff Green and Jason Schreier both summed up why the VGA's are so infamous better than the gaming community has. In short, the shows cater more towards Spike's male demographic than the ACTUAL gaming community. Says Schreier, "It’s not hard to find the root of the problem here: You think we’re dumb. You think your audience is so stupid that they’ll be amused by YouTube rants and health potion gags. You think we get our jollies out of watching girls bite cupcakes off conveyor belts. You think videogame references make a good substitute for humor." Gamers? Dumb? Noooooo, really? -_-

In all seriousness, and in the network's defense, Spike is a network for men. According to Spike, men don't only care about gaming, they care about fixing failing bars, full-combat sports, tattoos, Americana & historical artifacts, and pro-wrestling...and girls. So, aside from covering a few events, Spike doesn't care all too much about gaming. G4 was supposed to be the go-to network for gaming, but you all know that story. So now, Spike is the USA's only network that actually gives a crap about gaming, maybe even North America since G4 Canada is in the same state as the americian version was before they canceled X-Play and Attack of the Show; it's time for a change.

So, what's so special about VGX? This year, they're going to focus more on the games and not about the other crap gamers don't care about. Instead of a shameless award show, it's going to be an all-day gaming event that will be streamed nearly everywhere except the Nintendo platforms and the PS4. Maybe this was Angry Joe's doing but, the nominees were chosen by a brand-new VGX council made of respected game journalists, including Jeff Gerstmann from Giant Bomb. The show will focus more on the world-premiere trailers as well as, demos, game culture, and well, the kind of stuff you'd expect to see during E3 coverage.
I think this year, Spike is actually going to be giving gamers the respect that they think they  deserve instead of shilling to their own demographic, who probably care more about the Scream and Guy's Choice awards.

If they can pull it off, gaming television might have a future without G4.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

New Video Group: Who are these guys?

So I heard that a video game based on Saint Seiya was going to be released this week. Saint Seiya aka Knights of the Zodiac. I haven't heard that name in a LONG time. Sadly, the original english dub was made at a time when you didn't need to be 4Kids to butcher a Japanese property and the superior ADV dub was left incomplete. So, I decided, rather than read subtitles all day, I'd read the comic.
As I was, I looked up the current status of the show and found out that New Video Group was going to release the entire first story arc on DVD in 2014.

This is the third time I've seen a major re-release being backed by this company. First time I took notice was when they re-released the first Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters anime - you know, the one dubbed by 4Kids, good times! XD Then I heard they're re-releasing the ENTIRE 5 seasons on Digimon. Yes, they already released the first 4 seasons, now they're releasing Data Squad as well!

I don't know who these guys are but they are starting to win some fans!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Bulletins

If the XBO can replace my cable box then I'd gladly vouch for it. But, I think I'd rather enjoy watching Microsoft get the bashing it deserves. No offense to 360 gamers, but it was about time people saw through all the smoke and mirrors. P.S Fuck XBGold
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Keep a lock on myspace for bulletins.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Rivals in Canada (To Be Updated)

Drama Networks
Showcase
bravo

Children's Networks
YTV, Nickelodeon, Treehouse
BBC Kids
Family, Disney Junior Canada, Disney XD Canada (in Blind Trust)

"Music" Networks
Much, MTV Canada, M3, MTV2 Canada
Aux
bpm:tv
CMT Canada

Basic Cable Movie Networks
Movietime, IFC Canada
W Movies, Sundance Channel Canada
Rewind, Silver Screen Classics
T Cult MC

Male-Targeting Networks
OLN
Action
History Canada?

Female-Targeting Networks
Slice, Twist TV, Lifetime Canada,
W Network, Cosmopolitan TV, OWN Canada

Entertainment Network
FX Canada
TLN
M3

Teen-Targeting Networks
ABC Spark
MTV
MTV2 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Nick Canada's Friday Night Lineup

OK, When did Nick Canada start wearing the pants in this relationship?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Well done.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/08/youtube-cofounders-first-public-comment-in-8-years-why-the-f-do-i-need-a-google-account-to-comment-on-a-video/

"Why the fuck do you need a G+ account? Because you and those other guys sold the site to Google and they killed it! If I was stupid enough to make ANOTHER G+ account, I'd go to your YT channel and...
...Then again, I don't need G+ to send PMs."

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...As the ONLY person on YouTube who wishes nothing more than to see it and everyone else who uses it burn in hell, it gives me great pleasure to say the following phrase.

This is going to be fun...

BTW, not using G+ anymore. Anyone up for a cold war?

Monday, 11 November 2013

And now for something machinima-related....

...I haven't touched Reycralibur since I finished episode 10 this past summer. I would make a Rob Ford joke here, comparing Reycralibur 11 to crack and lying about "working on it", but I never did enjoy celebrity gags. So, no, I'm not making jokes about Wrecking Balls either.

The main reason why the next episode is taking so long is because, after looking over what I've done so far story-wise, I'm not really proud of myself. I definitely didn't gave Betal the proper character intro he deserves and I haven't really touched on the relationship between Opal and Aile nor have I REALLY dug into Neo's reasoning for finding Reycralibur. I REALLY should have scripted this out before I started filming last year; but I can't turn back now.
So, before I finish the fight with Gorous, I want to give a little focus on Betal and who in the blue hell he is. Then, in the next few episodes, I'll shed a little more light on Neo and get back to Opal & Aile. I was hoping to finish this series within 14 episodes, but you can't rush a good story; Looks like I'll have to try for 21.

In the meantime, since the Abridged Knights of Brawl is almost over, I figure I should go back and remake the first episode. ...Well, not even figure, I HAVE to. The episode was made before I even watched the rest of the series, it's almost non-canon, and don't get me started on the horrible mic quality.
...You know, I think the voice acting was a bit better in episode 1...

And finally, the tutorial. As much as I hate to say this, I'm gonna have to start it over from scratch. Not to worry though, I have plan...which I won't explain to you; as you can see, I have a unlucky streak for announcing things that I never finish.

...And for something completely different. 

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Here's a random thought...

Maybe G4 should have been bought out by Viacom. After all Spike has had G4's number for many years when it comes to gaming coverage, it helps that Viacom also owns Gametrailers.com. The problem is though, if G4 were to be bought by Viacom and return back to it's gaming roots, what will they be broadcasting? My first guess is in-studio programming, my second guess is shows and movies based on/about video games and gaming culture, my third guess is both.

Whatever, most people will go to Gametrailers or Machinima.com for gaming news nowadays. ...Seriously, how much longer must I wait for the canadian version to be free already! Give me something, Rogers, ANYTHING!!

Friday, 8 November 2013

GOING ON STRIKE!

...Ha-Ha, no. But I'm not updating my channel. You know what's great about blogger? Where people like The Inverted Shadow feel the need to waste their time, and others, making a generic video complaining about things they don't like about youtube (Seriously, what the hell?!?! www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKC6XmsLWV), I can spend minutes writing about the things I HATE about this website and post it into one blog. But for now, I'm just going to say, I have no intentions of getting my channel a G+ page JUST so I can make comments.

Seriously, do those morons actually expect me to make ANOTHER G+ page just so I can contribute to the absolute filth that is youtube's comment section? How delusional are they? Besides, this is just a ploy to get more people to use G+ by forcing them to use it, as opposed to making G+ look more attractive to people looking for an alternative to Facebook. OK, well their not forcing people to use it, but how else are you going to communicate to your e-friends and moronic fanbase if you can't reply to their comments? Obviously, ripping off Facebook's layout didn't work, so let's just rig the comment section so that, in order to make a comment, you have to use your G+ page. Seriously, if they start bragging that more people use G+ than Facebook because of this, then it goes to show you that this company truly doesn't care about their consumers. Thankfully, I prefer to use Myspace.

People won't like what I'm about to say, implying they liked all the things I said in the past, but I REALLY wish someone would do to this concentration camp what SOPA did to Megavideo. It's very karmic in that both Google - who continues to ruin what was once a great video-sharing service - and the disgusting degenerates of the youtube community - who allows Google to ruin this website and helps them do so with their pirating and their spoiled, attention whore attitudes - end up losing the most valuable thing in their meaningless lives.

...IF ONLY!!!!


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Canadian feeds of Americian networks.

I know I'm a amateur at this but, I don't see the point in bringing an americian network, not an American-branded service but the actual americian network, to Canada if we're going to block almost every program it broadcasts. I don't mind blocking the syndicated programming, but what's the point of blocking the movies? Last time I checked, Netflix was still a thing...and there are ways to access Hulu from up north... Thankfully, it's just syndicated programming and movies, original programming gets off scot-free. ...Ah, now I get it! X)

Anyway, BET, AMC, and Spike are the only networks I know that have this problem. Because of this BET's Canadian feed is virtually nothing but music videos, music videos, original programming, and more music videos. Not that I'd want to watch a marathon of Family Matters. ...Wait, wasn't that show already playing on MTV2!?!?!

A&E, however, doesn't have this problem. Aside from reruns of Criminal Minds and CSI: Miami, all they broadcast is original programming. Yeah, were as networks like G4 in the US threw away their programming for LOST reruns and Showcase has become a dumping ground for american dramas (Seriously, THEY'RE PLAYING SVU RERUNS!!!) and crappy disaster films, A&E prefers to broadcast original programming. It doesn't mean much, but I think I have found some new respect for A&E. Be Original indeed.

Seriously, this had better help fund some new canadian programming. I would rather create the next Trailer Park Boys then buy another crappy americian show like Dads.

So I checked out how Brooklyn Nine-Nine & Dads were doing...

...It looks like Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one the best shows on Fox while Dads is one of the biggest piles of crap ever put on television.
...CALLED IT! XD

Sunday, 3 November 2013

G4techTV Revisited [G4 Canada]

Going for 3 in 1 here. Yeah, I'm calling G4 Canada by it's previous name, "G4techTV", since it kept the name and format longer than the US version did. Besides, there's almost no point calling it by it's current name since G4 will be off the air by the end of the year.
OK, say we decide to rebrand back to G4techTV and revamp the channel. How do we shift "G4T" back to an entertainment format while still focusing on technology?

For starters, we could try bringing anime back to the channel. Don't tell me you wouldn't want to see Sword Art Online on G4T? Not to mention, aside from kid fare, we haven't seen any mature-oriented anime since Bionix went off the air. It's a niche that NEEDS to be filled!
I was annoyed that TVTropes would joke about the Adult Digital Distraction block yet not say anything about how the Anime Current block was related to technology; can you say "biased?" But, silly me, I didn't realize that the majority of shows played on the block did have something to do with technology in many ways: from Ghost in the Shell to Serial Experiments Lain! The new G4T needs to reach the gamer demographic the same way G4 did in the US, and a lotta gamers like to play Blazblue.

Which of course, brings me to the gaming shows. For gaming news, all we have are EP Daily and Reviews on the Run and, thankfully, that's all we need. So for gaming entertainment, I got just the thing, shows and movies based on video games! ...Yes, most of said shows are kid-oriented fare, and yes, most said movies are very cheesy. But, the age limit never stopped people from watching every episode of Sonic AM on the weekend, did it? And it won't ALL be kid-oriented fare. Going back to anime, we have shows like Blue Dragon, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings, Sands of Destruction and shows based on visual novels like Higurashi or Shuffle aren't out of the question either.
For more western entertainment, the sky's the limit on scripted shows relating to technology. Hello, Revolution anyone?

G4's lifestyle programming will be carried over to G4T, along with Rude Tube and Bang goes the Theory, but the old Tech TV shows will have to be dropped since they're really outdated. Finally, and this is my favorite part, a new logo, on screen branding and updated website will made for the new G4TechTV to signify it's independence from the americian version!

*exhausted* Of course, if Rogers does plan on doing something with G4, I don't expect them to do all this. But, hey, I can dream.

MuchImprovement [MuchMusic]

Time to revisit the network calling itself Much, as opposed to "MuchMusic". The drama shows are gone...almost, the lineup has been reshuffled, and it's teen audience has moved to greener pastures. It's time to figure out what's next for Much.

For Much's music programming, The Wedge airs Sundays at 10am but it doesn't get much promotion, Video on Trial and the Countdown airs on Fridays (though the VOT's show page hasn't been updated yet), and Much has added an extra video block in the evenings. Don't forget, the entire morning and afternoon lineup on weekdays is all music programming. For a network that no longer calls itself MuchMusic, outside of it's legal name and website, they're airing A LOT more music programming nowadays! Either Bell Media is trying to play kiss-ass with the CRTC before they try to lower the amount of music programming again, or Much has proven that music will always remain an important part of their brand.

So, it's time for the non-music programming, the shows that will shape the demographic Much is trying to reach. The current shows are as follows: Tosh.0, South Park, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Conan and Late Night; with reruns of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Bunk and Chappelle's Show. I know that Bunk and Chappelle's Show will be off the air eventually, and Out There has already finished it's run.
Meanwhile, Ugly Americans, Dean Cole's Black Box, Drunk History and The Jeselnik Offensive are currently off the air. I think both Drunk History and the Offensive would be better off moving back to the Comedy Network, they don't really fit within the pop-culture genre as Tosh.0 and the talk shows do. While I'm at it, Comedy Bang! Bang! doesn't seem to fit in either and Much isn't even promoting it.

According to their website, Much will begin airing Workaholics starting November 19 @ 11pm (http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/workaholics/). I felt that Much needed more scripted programming, so this is nice news. However, if Much is going to be airing comedy shows from now on, then the shows need to reflect the theme and direction that the network is going. Besides, if they start airing MORE comedy shows, especially ones that have already been canceled, what's the Comedy Network gonna broadcast?

I think someone at Much knows this, I notice that encores of Degrassi have been airing Thursdays after their intital airing on MTV. Might be some sort of test, if Degrassi does poorly on MTV, they'll move it back to Much. Of course that depends on whether or not Much's old demographic is still watching the channel.

One more thing I have to say, I'm just nitpicking at this point but, is there a chance the black-and-white variation of Much's current logo can become the official logo. Not that I like the current logo, it's just as lazy as the other logos Bell Media introduced in 2011, but at least it fits with commercials and bumpers and it's not an eyesore like the multicolor shitstain variation. I haven't seen a logo this camera-shy since Teletoon back in 2006, when they were using the wordfont in it's place.

That's about it, well done, MuchMTV Group. Now turn your focus on the Canadian MTV2; notice how no one is watching it...

Live-Action shows: Teletoon > Cartoon Network. Come at me.

We know that Teletoon has done live-action before, wether it was when they broadcasted Fireball XL5 back in their early days or broadcasting live-action movies on the Detour block, now known as Teletoon at Night. When it came to reintroducing live-action shows to the daytime lineup, they didn't have it as bad as Cartoon Network, but they didn't have it easy either.

The first real live-action original series was the teen dramady "Majority Rules!" You can tell by the fact that it channel hopped to corporate sibling Family that it was a flop and no one watched it. Skatoony was the network's first real successful live-action show..., a live-action/animation hybrid game show. Now that's more like it! 
But then, after "ordinary ended" in 2011, came Beyond Human, a documentary about people who can do amazing things. You can argue that the stuff they did was akin to something a cartoon character could do, it debuted during "Cartoon Science Month," but this looked like something that should have been broadcasted on TVO or CBC TV.

Lucky, during the same year, another all live-action show debuted which was much more successful: My Babysitter's a Vampire. Unlike Majority Rules!, which catered to the teen-girl demographic, Babysitter was tailor made for Teletoon's "unreal" audience. Course, I never watched the show, I like my vampires in two flavors: seductive, sadistic, sex gods or crazed, carnivorous, cannibals. But I did see the prequel movie and it was alright; The complete opposite of CN's Re-Animated and it's spin-off show, minus the laugh track. Babysitter ended up getting picked up overseas on Disney Channel, probably because Cartoon Network has already caused enough damage to their already mentally-ill fanbase.

The last live-action show to be produced for Teletoon was Mudpit, another LA/Animated hybrid. This show followed an upstarting band as they tried to earn a recording contract by playing a musical MMO called Muzika. How's that for unreal? After that I would say that Teletoon has found their rhythm when it came to live-action shows. ...But then they produced Just Kidding for Disney XD and, well let's just say, for a show about kids pulling pranks, it's as unoriginal as it sounds like.

I should point out that Teletoon has also acquired a number of live-action shows, mainly from The Hub Network, a Hasbro/Discovery joint venture. Anyways, I DEFINITELY don't mind Teletoon producing another live-action show but, since Corus will soon have complete control over the network, maybe they should just stick to animation. Besides, the live-action movies on Teletoon at Night are way better than the movies daytime Teletoon airs. ...Marmaduke, really?

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Let's go back to MTV2/Action-TV

I do need to revisit MTV2 Canada and Action..., no, not the genre. Seriously, you did that on purpose.

MTV2 Canada
I took a second look at MTV2 Canada because MTV2 looks like the type of channel I would have loved to watch a few years ago; and it was, during it's first few years and back when it was known as Razer. Thing is, it's not getting enough promotion and it's still being grouped with the other music channels even though it, and the MTV brand, aren't all about music anymore. There's a good reason why it doesn't get any promotion, there's no new programming being aired on the network. Where's Guy Code or Wild 'N' Out? Why am I seeing Degrassi and Breaker High reruns? Come to think of it, why am I seeing reruns of Hollywood Heights? I thought YTV and Corus had exclusive rights to all Nickelodeon programming. I'm not subscribed to MTV2 currently, and I don't think Rogers will put it on free preview anytime soon, not unless Bell Media does something to make people want to subscribe...., if they even want to. Otherwise, they might as well rebrand back to Razer or shut it down altogether and save a buck or two.

ActionTV
I think I get it. City may have changed it's name, but we still call it CityTv. Likewise, we call Action, "Action TV." After all, that was the network's pre-launch name: Action Television. "Action" used to refer to the movies they play, but now they've drifted from action movies to simply male-oriented movies. Likewise, the shows they broadcast aren't just action shows, they're male-centric shows. You remember Spike's old catchphrase: "Get More Action?" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0EvGPZe2UA). That basically sums up Action-TV's general direction. No, Action doesn't need a rebrand, but it does need to let it's viewers know what it's REALLY all about. Action knows action, but not just the "high-octane and explosive" kind.

Call of Duty isn't a rehash anymore.

With Black Ops II, Treyarch did the impossible. They created the first Call of Duty game that didn't feel like a rehash of last year's game..., I'm looking at you, MW3. The problem with World at War, Black Ops, and MW3, and even Modern Warfare 2 (Dear god, I HATE that game!), they all had the same core features with only a small bit of new content to differentiate them. Boot up Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for a little while and then switch over to Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Notice how the only new content in BT3 was the characters, the Day/Night stages, online, and replays for the Wii version. To their credit, this is what those brain-damaged FPS kiddies are talking about when they say that Call of Duty was "the same game every year."

With Black Ops II, Treyarch didn't settle for the same linear campaign, XP-based multiplayer, or survival mode; they went a little further. League play, CODCasting, Strike Force missions (though I don't think they executed it well), and multiple endings just to name a few...if not all. THIS is how you evolve an annually released game. Really, the only thing that was rehashed from MW3 was the graphics. The fact that it was competing against, of all games, Medal of Honor Warfighter REALLY helps.

Maybe it's because I'm not drinking the same Kool-aid that these other morons are, especially the BF3 fanboys, nor am I a Call of Duty fanboy (UNREAL TOURNAMENT FOREVER!!!!), but I can appreciate a original game when I see it. I'm confidant that Infinity Ward will be able to redeem themselves from the embarrassment that was MW3 with the next installment, Ghosts. But more importantly, those COD kiddies should stop sucking IW's noobtube and kissing Activision's ass. Remember, Guitar Hero also made a radical change in their gameplay before Activision killed it.

In the meantime, have fun with Battlefield 4, I'm sure it will a perfect alternative for those who want to know what real war feels-*bursts out laughing* ...Sorry, you had to hear that....

Friday, 1 November 2013

My Facebook Posts...

Yes, I do have a facebook page, but I only use it when I can't use my G+ account. As to why, I'm uploading my posts..., no idea.
 
#doyletweets NOT THE GTO!
#BoundForGlory That's 3 title changes tonight. If the World Title changes hands tonight, it'll be the first time all active TNA Championship titles (excluding the TV title) have changed hands since Bound for Glory 2006!
 
After seeing MuchMore get re-branded to M3, a "superstation" that still plays music-related programming, I'm definitely keeping my eyes on G4. There IS a way for G4 Canada to switch back to an entertainment format while still focusing on technology, they just haven't discovered it yet.
 http://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/g4-gets-dumped-in-the-u-s-but-canada-is-stuck-with-a-tv-channel-dedicated-to-tech/
 
Piss 'n' Chips. The official snack of #RHOH 
Stay Hungry, Mitches!
 
I'm LOVING the new MUCH! Still It's sad that, by getting rid of the teen dramas, Canada doesn't really have a definitive teen-oriented network anymore (No, "Family Channel" doesn't count). Besides, it is redundant that MUCH replaced them with JUST comedy shows...when Bell already owns a "Comedy Network". A little more diversity would be nice, how about more animated shows?
http://blog.muchmusic.com/find-out-where-your-favourite-shows-moved-with-this-handy-guide
 
#doyletweets I could use a giant chain myself.
 
#IMPACTLive EC3. More like Rule of 3. Next time he steps in the ring, I expect him to get flattened!
 
#HonorLives I need to get me that Best of ROH DVD! Lucky for me, I got a PayPal account this year!
 
#WatchROH Ricky Marvin. I'm going to be remembering that name for a LONG time!
 
HELL YES!!!
http://www.junkiemonkeys.com/the-boondocks-season-4-arrives-january-2014/