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JUST A SERIES OF RANDOM REVIEWS AND THOUGHTS BY A NORMAL (OK, SEVERELY ABNORMAL) UNEMPLOYED COLLEGE STUDENT.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Halo: Glasslands

(just a place holder for now)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bloons Tower Defense 5

Lately I've been addicted to the flash game Bloons Tower Defense 5. I think that this is the greatest tower defense game there is out there. There is a great variety of towers, great experience and upgrading system, great maps, and game types. Ninja Kiwi keep the game fresh by adding daily challenges to earn cash so that you can buy special agents that have special abilities to help you beat levels. The daily challenges restrict you to certain towers, and throw harder bloons at you to defeat, making it challenging and fun. There are so many different strategies that you can take with each map on different difficulties that the play time is endless as you constantly want to beat your highest wave. The have sandbox mode so that you can test out your strategies, and it lets you choose what bloons come at your towers to test their strengths.

My favorite flash game genre is tower defense, so I've played a lot of different ones, and Bloons TD5 is definitely my favorite of all time.

You can play this great game over at Ninja Kiwi's website HERE

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl

Really couldn't care who won but I think it would have been a pretty good ending with the Patriots catching that last throw for the win.

I was way more interested in the commercials. There were some pretty good ones, but I don't think for the most part that they lived up to how good past years' commercials have been.

And that's about it...

Family Guy Online

I just found out that they are coming out with a Family Guy browser game. I've loved Family Guy since I was little, and it is my favorite show ever, but even I am skeptical about this. I do think it's pretty cool that because of it there will be an actual layout of Quahog, and I'm sure there will be some pretty funny things to happen in the game. I really hope that the game turns out really good

Here's the story I saw on IGN: http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1217933p1.html

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Popcorn

Let me begin with saying this: I LOVE MICROWAVEABLE POPCORN. I love it so much that I have even found ways to get the most out of it, and I'll tell you my method.

First I take the bag and unfold it then I proceed to mush around the kernels and the butter flavoring.
Then I put the popcorn in the microwave and set it for any time over 3 minutes just to be safe.
After that I wait and listen to the popping noise and enjoy the awesome smell of popcorn, waiting to hear for when the popping gets to slow down.
When the popping starts to get to about a pop every couple seconds I take it out.
Then if the bag isn't, I open it just a tiny bit, turn it upside-down and shake it over a trash can to get any unpopped kernels out without any popcorn getting out..
Then I open the bag completely and shake the bag up for about 20 seconds, making sure that the butter has evenly coated the popcorn and get any extra off the sides of the bag.
Lastly I just simple put it in a bowl and enjoy.

For all I know, this could be common knowledge, but just to be safe I'd like to get this out there and let others know how to get the best out of one of the greatest snacks known to man (and woman).

My favorite brand?
I LOVE Pop Secret Extra Butter. I've tried many brands and varieties and this is the one I cant get enough of. In my opinion, Orville Redenbacher's isn't buttery enough, no matter the kind, it leave a nasty odor in my house, and the overall taste doesn't appeal to me much. Pop Weaver is another brand I don't like. It has even less butter than Orville Redenbacher's and not a lot of popcorn in each bag. Don't make me stop you from trying these brands, by all means buy them. You mights end up liking them like my brother who loves Orville Redenbacher's, and the only thing I want is for you to get the best out of your popcorn eating experience.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Skyrim Creation Kit

So Bethesda announced that their creation kit for Skyrim will be coming out on Tuesday, and this got me really excited. Since Oblivion I've dabbled in creating my own mods, but never ended up making anything serious. The most I did was make a few weapons for Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, and was never able to finish anything good for Oblivion. With the release of the new creation kit, I hope to seriously get into modding Skyrim and attempt to create some really good mods.

Along with the Creation kit, there will be the steam workshop coming out where people can upload, browse, and download mods from authors. The only problem I have with this is that there could be many great mods that are offered on only the steam workshop or only skyrimnexus.com, where skyrim mods are uploaded now, and now people will have to deal with two places to look for good mods. Of course it really isn't such a bad thing, but it could mean that you can miss out on some really good mods unless you really look at both sites. It also means though that mod authors have to deal with two sites to update their mods, and help anyone having trouble with it. Once again it's really not that bad of a thing, but could get a bit annoying.

Mass Effect: Deception

OK, so this one isn't really a review but more of how pissed I am about it. I was so happy when they announced that another mass effect book was coming out, but my happiness level went way down when I found out that Drew Karpyshyn, the writer of the other Mass Effect books wasn't writing Deception. I thought to myself, "well I'm sure that the new guy will at least get things right such as lore elements and I'm sure that he'll be able to continue the story of the books since they chose him." But no, it ends up that the entire book is filled with nothing but flaws. So many that fans started a Google doc correcting every error in the book, and it continues to grow as people find new mistakes. It saddens me greatly that the book is so horrible, and I dare not buy it just so I can read it and be even more disappointed and confused as i read through the countless mistakes. Although I would love to know how the story of the other books continues/ends (don't know which the book deals with) there is no way that I would waste my money on it. I just hope that they come out with a new version of the book written by Drew Karpyshyn.

Of course I haven't read the book so I really can't actually say that it is horrible, but so many upset fans can't be wrong....

UPDATE: so my mom ended up preordering it for me before Christmas and I just got it today, so when I read it I'll give an actual review on it, but it may take a while since I have 4 other books in like before it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hi, Welcome to my new blog!

with this blog I'll just simply add my thoughts on randoms things that are going on in the world, maybe review new products I've bought, or just talk about random things going on in my head. I hope you will read and enjoy my thoughts, and please don't hesitate to comment on my thoughts.