Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Koon's Age.

It's been a Koon's age since I updated this here blog thing.  So I'm gonna randomly post some entheobotanical reviews and infos to hopefully get some traffic and some you know what from my man Google.  So if there are any of you men from the Old Skool magic circle, you know the clicky clicky one?  Leave me some comments so I know what's up.  Thank you and keeep on truckin'

Friday, October 8, 2010

Stargate Universe

I've always been a bit of a Stargate fanboy, I've followed the franchise since the original movie, and I will be the first to admit the inherent... cheesiness of it all.  SG-1 was great for the first few seasons, but eventually the writing went to shit and the series fell into a perpetual war of Replicators, Atlanteans, little grey men, and space Egyptians.

This series, though, is showing a lot of promise.  The first season is chock full of everything you've come to expect from Stargate and more.  The very premise of this show is extremely inventive. Despite a few plot holes and sense of impending doom, I highly recommend this series.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Strange feeling. Very strange.

The Lama has a strange feeling about something.  A very strange feeling.  I have this strong undeniable urge to DO something, what? I have no idea, but something.  Perhaps it's the urge that everyone has, to accomplish something...  My gut tells me that this strange feeling is a sign, a sign that it's time to decide what I'd like to do, as far as education goes.

I've lately had the dilemma of wishing I could return home, to the small community college I spent my Freshman year in, possibly to change my major to something a bit more useful to me.  You see, my faithful readers, I made the foolish mistake of changing my plans for a woman.  Instead of remaining at the small college in which I majored in the performance of Classical Guitar, I followed a girl up to this university believing it was the right thing to do only to discover that it was in fact not.

Since being at this university I have been surrounded by nothing but negativity.  There have been no positive happenings here, and at first I was concerned that my karma was out of whack, that perhaps this was punishment for my deeds in a former life, and that my current one was trying to teach me a lesson of holding my own under pressure.  This may very well be the case, yet in this recent air of clarity I can see that my former thoughts of self-improvement may have been incorrect. 

Life sometimes does mysterious things, and I have a belief that although there is no such thing as divine intervention, there is an element of the influence of divinity in all our lives.  It does not matter if you define yourself as a believer or a non believer, there is some sort of influence of something in all of us.  Don't get me wrong, this is not a religious debate of any sort, I'm simply stating that the universe has an effect on us.  I like to think of it as divine nudging. 

Perhaps it's like this:  The path of least resistance is that which we were meant to walk, for instance, there is a storm coming and you are out in a field.  You have but three options, to hide, to rise above it, or to traverse it.  If you hide, you may last for awhile, but you are a man, you were not meant to hide forever.  If you try, you will die in the elements.  Man cannot fly, therefore you cannot rise above the storm clouds.  The only option you have is to traverse the storm and return to shelter.  It's probably just the way that the cold universe works, but it may be something more.  Maybe the universe is nudging you to take that first step.  Think about that.  I know I will be.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Next Title in my Gameboy Revisitation Month is... Metroid Zero Mission

This is the next title I wish to review in my Gameboy Revisitation month is Metroid Zero Mission.  This game is actually a remake of the original Metroid game for the NES, but let me assure you, this is an EXCELLENT remake.

I'm also taking requests, so if you have a title in mind that you would like me to review, leave a comment below.

The ROM for this title can be found here.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Someone just sent me information about this.  Apparently PayBox is a new service (still in beta I believe) that is something like paypal.  From what I can tell, this website seems like an interesting idea.  You need to sign up via a referral for it to work properly, and you get 50 dollars free for opening an account, and you get a decent amount of money from your referrals from what I can see.  Does anyone have information about this?  Is it too good to be true?

Please sign up via my referral link.

Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland

This is the first game I played through during Gameboy Revisitation month.  I felt that this game was possibly the most influential game to me when I was young, so it seemed fit to start my reviews with this title.
This game is extremely accessible,  whether this is the first game you've ever played from the franchise or you are a Kirby fanboy, rest assured, this game is right for you.  It's a quick play through, you could sit down and complete it in a few hours if you so wished, yet has enough to offer to keep you from being bored.
The thing that makes Kirby a unique platformer is the element of "copy abilities."  Kirby begins each level in one of two states, with or without a copy ability.  You acquire abilities by swallowing your enemies, every unique enemy grants the player a different B button attack.  For instance, when you eat an enemy bearing a Laser attack, you can fire your own Laser beams with the B button.
Of the Kirby titles I've played, this has to be my personal favorite.  I find that generally the level design in these games gets a bit "same old same old,"  which is not a problem in this installment.  Levels are fresh and exciting and background music is refreshingly arranged yet comfortably familiar.  This one will really get the nostalgia juices flowing.

UPDATE: Visualboy Advance is the Gameboy emulator I use.  This one's nice because it's lightweight and can run all types of gameboy titles from Classic to Advance.

You can find the ROM file for this game here.

It's still Gameboy Revisitation month!

Don't forget to keep playing those old Gameboy titles!  Videogame revisitation is about revisiting those games you used to play as a child, to perhaps "kickstart" some of those childhood memories with some good old nostalgia.  Do you remember where you were the first time you downed the elite four with your rag-tag team of pokemon?  How about spending some time relieving stress with a round of well needed Metroid blasting.  To be perfectly honest, it isn't merely about the diversion, there is a certain Zen in the act of gaming, a stimulation of the senses, a grounding.  Gaming allows you to focus your mind and channel your thoughts in such a way that you can achieve the unachieveable and obtain the unobtainable.  Get out there and save Dreamland!  Collect some stars!  Hunt that last Chaos Emerald! You can do it!