Halo and Xbox are now 17?!

HalocombatevolvedcortanamasterchiefHalo Combat Evolved and The X-Box turned 17… yesterday. Oopse. I checked reddit and Kotaku, and I didn’t see ANYTHING until after work. Awesome. So… what are my memories of X-Box? I owned one briefly.

I used it to store my music and thought that it was super nifty to listen to music while playing video games. The controller was terrible, but it was the only place that I could play SNK vs. Capcom Chaos. Seriously… that game did not even become backwards compatible for Xbox 360 and as of right now… still not available on Xbox One or anywhere else. All of that being said… I still sold the system that I got for free  from working at GameStop.

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That’s right. I worked at GameStop, received the demo unit we had when we were getting rid of it around the time of the 360 I suppose, and yeah… it was just okay?

Halo: Combat Evolved? I had friends who played it, and I just wasn’t into the multiplayer at first. My ASM at GameStop had to escort me through the game in campaign mode, and yeah… I loved it. To me, Halo is campaign mode and then multiplayer.

Dead_or_Alive_UltimateCombat Evolved and Halo, in general, is the only FPS game and series that I really love and follow. The Duke controller was terrible and turned me off, and the smaller controller was better, but X-Box’s D-pad it terrible for fighting games.

I feel bad for the original X-Box. It went up against PS2 and The Gamecube… Final Fantasy X, Super Smash bros. Melee, Resident Evil 4, Jak and Daxter, etc… I just wasn’t the kind of gamer then that would have enjoyed games like Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, Doom 3, and Ninja Gaiden Black.

Dead or Alive Ultimate was fun? I played it more on X-Box 360 though. The X-box 360 had the games that should have been on X-Box original as well as X-Box One. Sorry not sorry. Great hardware though.

 

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Maybe Ghostbusters 3 is possibly about to happen?

JaninecI’m not going to hold my breath on this one, but apparently Dan Aykroyd was on Dan Rathers talking about… of course… Ghostbusters 3.

*sigh*

Can we not Dan? I mean, you could turn the video game into a movie.. I’m for that, but Bill Murry signing back on after that last movie… and no Harold Ramis… I just don’t know if the world want another live action Ghostbusters, or you dangling one in front of us. How about a new project in the world of The Real Ghostbusters? An animated film could be fun?

PC Classic

Word on the street is that there is a PC Classic that’s being crowdfunded. Here’s the video for it:

So, since there aren’t any license games for this thing yet, I thought that I would make some suggestions below:

  1. jezzballSolitaire
  2. Chip’s Challenge
  3. Minesweeper
  4. Jeezball
  5. Space Cadet 3D Pinball
  6. Ski Free
  7. Gorillas.bas
  8. Outrun (DOS)
  9. ffvii pcNumber Munchers
  10. Oregon Trail
  11. Half Life
  12. Unreal Tournament
  13. Duke Nukem 3D
  14. Wolfenstein
  15. Quake
  16. The Secret of Monkey Island
  17. Final Fantasy VII
  18. System Shock
  19. War Craft
  20. Fall Out
  21. Septerra CoreSepterra Core: Legacy of the Creator
  22. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
  23. Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?
  24. Math Blaster
  25. Lemmings
  26. Red Alert
  27. Civilization
  28. Microsoft Word XP
  29. Microsoft Power Point XP
  30. Mario Teaches Typing
  31. SNES9xMS. Paint
  32. Shit ton of emulators
  33. Current Internet Browser
  34. YouTube App
  35. Netflix app

Those are my pics… and the crazy thing is… I can already play a lot of these things via Steam! Oh, what a crazy world that we live in!

A Floundering idea

I love Flounder as a mermaid. I came up with the idea now a couple of years ago. I wanted it to be a thing, kind of like how Bowsette became a thing, despite not being an official thing.

Hopefully one day I can get more commissions… and hey, maybe one day someone will cosplay as her… you never know… it could happen?

I’ve toyed with the idea of maybe making an art contest over her… maybe with a cash prize? I don’t know how to go about that, or even if there would be any interest in such a thing.

Anyways, I didn’t really have anything new to post for Mer-Monday, but wanted to share the idea that maybe I should do a contest? Thoughts? Concerns? Comments?

R.I.P. Stan, The Man, Lee.

Stan The Man LeeStan lived an amazing 95 years of life, and became a part of everyone’s family. This makes it feel even worse that near the end after his wife had passed, that the people who were actually close to him and should have been taking care of him, took advantage of him.

It is also sad that this WW2 hero passed away on veterans day.

Sgt Stan LeeStan went into the service in 1942, with his last rank being that of Sergeant. Wanting to be like the character he had written about, Captain America, but when it was found out that he was a writer, they stuck him in a room with a bunch of other creatives in the Signal Corps Photographic Center, writing training films and manuals. There he worked with the greats such as the acclaimed director Frank Capra, cartoonist Charles Addams, and even Dr. Seuss himself Theodor Geisel.

stan lee meets spider manStan and his friends such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko are legends in the comic book industry, and so much money has been made off of their hard work, some even by Stan himself of course, that it’s hard not to feel a bit bitter than things got the way they did without anyone successfully being able to intervene on Mr. Lee’s behalf.

Stan Lee was born Stanley Lieber in 1922. Legend says that he saved his real name for when he started to write more respected stuff, such as novels, although he admitted later that it was also faster to write that name down. When once asked about what his middle name in his on-going column in Marvel’s comic books, Stan’s Soapbox, he lamented that he had really shortchanged himself because he no longer had one.

J Jonah JamesonStan Lee’s work at Marvel comics should not be understated. He took a failing company, and brought them into greatness. He created the Marvel Universe, and most of the characters inside of it. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, The X-Men, oh man… so very much.

I could go on for forever talking about this great man and his legacy… Stan… we all loved you so very much… and it pains us that we have to live on without you. I sincerely hope that you are at peace now.

Excelsior!

The Bowsettes of Oni-Con

DSCN0122 CROPWhile at Oni-con last Saturday, I accidentally ran into a gaggle of  girls dressed as everyone’s favorite Mario meme generator, Bowsette!

How long will a sexy version of Bowser wearing the same crown that can turn Toadette into Peachette be relevant? No clue, but this awesome moment in time was captured by my camera… and that’s pretty awesome.

DSCN0116The crazy thing is that the crown that causes this transformation is from a game, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, that has still not even come out yet! Six days away, and there are Bowsettes, Booettes, and… Shygette? Shy Gurl?

Whatever, it’s cute and the main point is that it’s so much more awesome than Toadette… which was surprisingly absent when I was at Oni-Con.

At this photo shoot, there were Mario’s and Luigi’s but no official princesses in sight, which was a little sad as I amd a huge fan of Princess Daisy. Anyways, enjoy the pictures below!

For more pictures of Bowsette, as well as Oni-Con… check out my flickr album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/netsenshi/albums/72157673354214147