Monday, October 25, 2010

Music Review: David Guetta ft. Michele Belle - Read Your Mind

My first top 40 review! So if you're in the scene you know who Guetta is, sexy bitch anyone? There's nothing special about this song other then another song to add to the tracklist. It will keep the girls dancing however, and that's all that matters. The chipmunk voice from Michele sounds mad annoying but if you're drunk and don't care it's a tolerable song. Drop this with the endless selection of electro at your disposal and you're good to go

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gaming Review: Amnesia: The Dark Descent

It takes a lot to scare me. Games nowadays provide cheap 1 sec scare tactics that aren't genuinely frightening after its over (aka Dead Space). Luckily a little independent developer from the creators of the Penumbra series has revived the true horror genre since Silent Hill.  Does the PC exclusive indie developer bring thrills and chills or is it a wash in the dark?

Of course playing any horror survival game has to be in the right conditions. It has to be dark, late at night, and nothing but the monitor on by yourself. Having my comp hooked up to a 5.1 surround sound system I could enjoy every inch of detailed sound. Having prepped myself I could not have imagined a more frightening game. This game is SERIOUSLY scary. You are enveloped in a world that can kill you through either monsters or paranoia. The worst part is you can't fight them. You have your wits, and your reflexes and thats it. If you're slow too bad you die. The atmosphere of the game is just as involving as the actions you do. During a particular scene where the ground was covered in water there was an invisible monster that you could only tell by the splashes. This seriously scared the living shit out of me as I was frantically running away. If you are looking for something that doesn't have cheap thrills this is the game.

The unique aspect of the game from obviously having no weapon is the physics engine. You pick stuff up and throw it against the wall to reveal new items. This is useful for solving puzzles and whatnot. Theres a paranoia system that literally causes you to go insane if there isn't any light. At one point of the game I had to actually had to turn on the lights for a little bit and I don't get scared easily. If you played the Penumbra series you will see many similarities. It is a shame this game isn't as widely known as I'd like it to be. Frictional Games created a truly unique and downright scary game that deserves AAA status. I look forward to hopefully another game from them in the future.

From beginning to end you are sucked in a world full of psychotic turmoil that you adventure through. Everything from the lighting to the music just adds to the eeriness that is Amnesia. If you are looking for a downright scary game that isn't cheap and watered to 2 second scares this is the game for you. Never have I played a game that truly scares you, something that even AAA developers have a hard time attempting. It isn't very intensive so as long as you have a moderate PC you can play this game with no hickups. Please support this indie developer and buy this game. It is available through their main website here: or on major digital distribution sites. It is definitely worth it ;)

Quick Update! Paranormal Activity 2 and Upcoming Game Review

Sooo just got out of the theaters watching Paranormal Activity 2. I went in thinking it was gonna suck. And low and behold it sucked.. It was mad disappointing and only had literally about 10 minutes of "scaryness" in it. Dunno why it was mad hyped, people will get scared of anything..

Anyways! To make up for this disappointing movie I'm going to review a game that is at least 100x scarier than anything I've seen in awhile. Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Music Review: Michael Jackson - Thriller

Halloween is coming up folks, and if you're a dj and you don't play this song shame on you! This classic jam from the 80s is one of MJ's most iconic songs. I.E "He made Thriller!" Everybody from kids to adults will recognize it instantly and start trying to do the dance. Whether its a simple house party or a major gig it WILL rock the crowd.
Now my question to you guys, what are you gonna be for halloween? As for me I'm gonna be Waldo =p

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gaming Review: Kirby's Epic Yarn

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Nintendo has been known to do their own things: release games on Sunday, create games that replicate the same formula i.e Zelda, but have never forgotten who they are which is creating a fun and family oriented game. Does Kirby's latest installment stay true to the series or does it reinvent itself with a unique world made of yarn?
If you are familiar with the Kirby series you will know this game was made in the mind of simplistic fun that anybody can pick up and play. While it does introduce a brand new concept of Kirby being made of yarn which in turn allows him to have a variety of powers it still feels like a Kirby game. This is great because throughout the game you are drawn in the world with its colorful design and beautifully orchestrated music. The storyline is very easy to understand and does provide amusing dialogue. It is presented in a storybook manner which is very appropriate.

Moving on to gameplay the controls are really easy and fluid. A classic sidescroller is what Kirby does best and this is no exception. Despite Kirby not having the iconic vacuum power it is made up with original ideas. Because he is made of yarn it allows him to morph into different objects. For instance he can morph into a single strand of yarn to get through narrow passages or a UFO to allow him to levitate. The animations of each power add the cuteness to Kirby which makes me appreciate what the artists have done with the game.

The only drawback some people might have with this game is it is too easy. You cannot die persay but you do lose your power. However you can still get through each level with breeze. Adding coop to the game is rather fun and addicting. All in all it is a game I fully recommend with its beautiful artstyle and staying true to the series. Despite being relatively easy it is enjoyable along the road and with many extras that make the game last longer. Definite buy for any Kirby fan.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy B-Day Nintendo!!

On this day 25 years ago Nintendo revived the videogame industry with this revolutionary system. I have so many memories with this that it pales in comparison to todays consoles. Heres to another 25 Nintendo and hope you keep going strong! As a tribute to one of the greatest companies that brought many icons I am going to be doing a full review on Kirby's Epic Yarn!! Stay tuned tomorrow for the review.

In the meantime I have question, what was your first game on the NES? Mine was Double Dragon =D

Music Review: Was (Not Was) - Walk the Dinosaur

Playing this at a house party full of college kids will give mixed reactions. Luckily my crowd loved it and began doing the dance. It was hilarious. With the classic 80's vibes and a catchy hook this song makes you want to walk the dinosaur. The cheesy keyboard and sax in the middle only adds to the classic 80s. Although it is weird how the last line says "Kill the dinosaur." Thats not very nice =[
So remember, open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Music Review: Smash the Floor - We Bang

Love it or hate it.. Dubstep is one of those EDM genres that always gets played. I spun this at a local house party and the reaction was insane! People were coming up to me asking what this type of music was and requested for more. The hook on this song is as filthy as a back alley prostitute named Candy. Like the title it makes me wanna smash the floor with its mad wicked bass and synth.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gaming Review: Medal of Honor

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Medal of Honor Review:
With modern shooters the most popular genre in the FPS world right now it is no wonder this classic franchise was brought back in the modern era. But does is it already too late or has DICE brought another blockbuster hit? In order to get a sequel out of this it HAS to be a hit otherwise it's already done for.  MoH Must sell 3 Million to get a sequel.

In essence this game does have high expectations as the classic franchise is made by none other than DICE, the people behind the Battlefield series. My friends have been saying this game is the "Black Ops" killer. What I've found is the multiplayer is less than average. If you've played Bad Company 2 you'll know what to expect going into multiplayer. However going from a nice attempt at large scale warfare like Bad Company 2 did Medal of Honor brings it to a much smaller scope and is plagued with frustration and cheap deaths. The hitboxes seem to hit randomly as you could be shooting someone directly in the head with an M21 and die right away. It could be due to lag or just the game itself. The maps are pretty generic for the most part. You will either see desert or ruined cities which aren't imbalanced but could use a little variety scenery wise. What DICE does get extremely well is the sound. The sounds of each gun sounds spot on and much more realistic than the CoD series. Random shouting from other people brings the realism on another level. The controls however seem to be the same as any other DICE game so either turn up the sensitivity or get used to it. I play on a mouse and keyboard and still the controls just aren't as fluid as the CoD series.

Moving onto the campaign is where this game shines. From start to finish the voice acting is top notch and provides a story that does bring a few surprises. In all honestly I've had more fun with the campaign than playing online. The pace of each mission does seem to get repetitive but the action makes it up. Although everything is linear and it would be nice to explore outside of the objectives and enjoy the scenery once in awhile.

In essence MoH does bring to the table a decent modern shooter when the market is overflooded with it. The multiplayer is less than stellar and will be forgettable in a few months. Its not to say this game isn't bad however. A top notch campaign mode makes up for it. I would definitely recommend renting it though as this game isn't really worth the retail price tag in my opinion.


Welcome to my blog! I am going to be blogging about my passion for two things: gaming and music. Each day I am going to cover new releases from video games to music today.

Especially during the gaming season I am going to be looking forward to giving my opinions on new upcoming games whether AAA or indie.

In regards to music I DJ and i am going to review songs that are top 40 based, EDM, anything you would hear a DJ spinning.

So please leave comments on what you would like to be personally reviewed!