Time to celebrate the Grammy's this weekend! (Wait, is that this weekend? Hold on a second...yes. Google tells me that is correct.) I figured this is a good time as any to reveal my favorite shows of 2012. Only concerts I attended are eligible for nomination. I wouldn't be surprised if my choices are more controversial than the actual Grammy awards. However, all decisions are final.
Anyone else compelled to buy cheap Steam games? The best new innovation in gaming in the past 5 years is the downloadable game (aka digital distribution). The crazy Steam sales just make it even easier to grab cheap games. Just look at my haul... (First post in 3 years! Well, no. Remember to take backups folks.)
After a long wait, the sequel to one of the best multi-player games ever is finally here, Super Smash Bros. Brawl! If you've played Melee, you know what to expect. Which isn't a bad thing. And if you haven't played a Smash Bros. before, then maybe this look back at Smash Bros. related stories on NBrid will help...
Let's start at the beginning, way back in 1999 HAL Laboratory released a game that would change the world forever. Seriously. So here is a review of the original Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64.
So I used to complain that only people searching for a certain rapper visited this place. What kind of idiots came to a VIDEO GAME site to read up on him? Oh yeah, they are dumb enough to think he's still alive. So mad at my negative comments, trying to prove me wrong, people instead made a list of the top RPGs the #1 read article. AHHH! Sure it's about video games this time, but it wasn't written by me! So now I'm out to change that.
First, all of you sick bastards playing with your "Wii" can leave. I'm sure others with gasp at the thought of using their brand new console for something other than games, but these systems do have other uses people. Maybe it's just my geek side who enjoys fooling around with this, but hey when it's not only fun but useful, why not. I think the last time I used a console for something other than games was web surfing on Dreamcast. That's changed with Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PS3.
Had to wait in line like 10+ hours to get one. I had checked around early Saturday afternoon and BB/CC/Target all said don't worry we have plenty. I overheard an employee tell one mother with 2 excited kids that they were to hand out tickets at 7am and if she was there then she would be fine. There were a couple of diehards already camping at BB at around 1pm, but I said eh, and went to watch Michigan v. Ohio State. That was almost a mistake, despite it being a great game...
So after a long wait (five and a half years...) the true sequel to Dreamcast's best time suck is upon us, and Phantasy Star Universe (PSU) makes PSO look like crap! Okay, maybe not. It's too early to tell. PSU has the same PSO feel we all love, but at the same time doesn't feel exactly the same. Really it's just another Diablo clone, that for some reason I always enjoyed playing.
Life got you down? Feel the need to be part of something bigger? Feel like you're wasting your life at your mind-numbing 9-to-5 job that you actually work 8 to 7? Feel abused and under appreciated? Tell your boss you quit and come join us here at NBrid! A world of oppurtunity awaits once you've joined our family. We here at NBrid believe in a better quality of life for all of us, and we believe you can help us achieve that goal.
So a month or so ago (I really don't recall, sometime in July) I went down to the Terrace (the UW one, not the upscale Monona version) and saw this band I had never heard of before, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's. Unfortuently, the opening band took so long to get on stage (rumor was they refused to play with their lead singer) that M&NSS was only able to play less than a half hour. I must say though, it was a great thirty minutes.
Then this past Friday they came back to Madison! This time at the Annex. While that meant I had to pay to see them this time, it also meant a longer show. Was their first show a fluke? No way.
That's right. I'm looking at you. Plain and simple, you suck. And hard. I don't care if this costs us viewership (which at last count was up to 4.2!), this needs to be said. I just don't get it. What the hell is wrong with you people?!
There have been too many lovey-dovey Nintendo/DS/Wii posts of late, and I think people have started to think Nbrid is nothing but a happy-go-lucky Nintendo fanboy pandering internet destination. I need to remind people that really we are a group of bitter, jadded, emo punks. So when I look at what visitors think of us, I want to scream.