Gamers Are Dicks, And So Can You!

The past few weeks, we have discussed how dickishly evil a certain someone can get during a Mario Maker level making sesh. I mean, who would make these hard as shit levels in order to make you guys feel like you accomplished something in a Mario game? Who would stoop so low to make a level that dickish that friendships had to end? Oh wait, that was me!

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Trust me, I tried so hard to make easy peezy levels that everyone can enjoy, that people would cherish and enjoy and find time to go “Hey, you know what? That Rizz guy’s level is so good” but then I realized most of my friends are dicks and went with having 50 giant Thwomps in a row and at the end you better have brought that turtle shell you saw in the first part of the game because that Hammer Bro is your only way to the flag and you better hit that hole just right or else “OOOOH NOOOO!” (*play Mario death song*).

If you want to try it for yourself, there’s a list of my levels (and, also, Chachi’s levels on the right hand side).

But then my rocky road took a weird turn as I went to GTA Online and after many failed attempts at being nice and trying to do missions and just a leisurely drive (heck, I even tried to outrun a drive-by on a bicycle…dude was going 5 mph right beside me), there came a point in time I found someone shopping and…well…um…I’ll let you be the judge on my actions.

I believe it was the great Bill Shakespeare who once said, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain”. I sure enough became a villain in the world of GTA Online because right after that, a $5k bounty was placed on my head. Not only that, after a helicopter got sniped out of the air taking out both the pilot and passenger, they hired mercs to take your boy with the fancy suit and bow tie out. Can you believe that?! Jeesh.

So, I got friends mad at me and the open world gang mad at me, what other group of people is there for me to give it to? OH I KNOW! Three words that get the most dicks: First. Person. Shooters.

Now, you know that old adage of being “campers” and “dicks” and “snipers” and all of the other terms that just seemed to be at people that, well, that deserve every minute of it. But…what if the last time you checked the standings and you were the last name on the losing team in Destiny’s Mayhem Clash (a quicker  version of their Clash, where all the cool-downs are sped up and there’s no wait time to come back into battle). I noticed a giant red blip on the map and, like any good gamer, I went over to check it out and just did this for the next minute and a half.

 

Notice the devious and maniacal laughter in the background.

Notice who lead the team at the end (SPOILER ALERT: It was me!).

It’s not me meaning to be a total dick to everyone I see, it’s more of a bored thing and I get one of those urges where being one to whomever is in my way. I find it comfortable knowing that someone thinks I’m just a total d-bag. It’s also a good way to earn easy XP and easy points and easy whatever the heck you want to get easy.

It’s also spontaneous, too, which is why I love it so. The people who camp out on a daily basis and try for the no-scope 360 headshot, the people who stalk you while trying to play GTA just so they can shoot you up, those guys can go to hell. Being a dick once in a while makes the world go ’round and

I guess I have just been hanging around Chachi way too damn long.

 

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Hey everyone, Welcome to a special edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Guest starring me, Bobby F. Jtown!   I hope I can bring the same variety of awesomeness that Chachi brings to the table week in and week out, So without further ado and in the words of Mario….HERE WE GOOOOO!!!!!

 

First Up!

The guys from The Warp Zone, a nerdy A Capella group sings the theme from Mortal Kombat set to Mortal Kombat X footage, and then react to a fatality at the end, as you do. It’s really cool and you should check it out in the video below! You can find them on youtube at The Warp Zone.

 

 

 

Next Up!

Our next Video game themed entry comes to us from the youtube account Merfish which mods GTA V for PC to have a giant whale flip and flap his way around San Andreas creating haddock (sorry Chachi) wherever he lands.

And finally!

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Cheatsheet.com had an article up that may help line your pockets if you happen to own 5 video games.  The article which lists 5 Valuable Video Games You Might Actually own.  I actually own the first game on the list Marvel v. Capcom 2 for PS2 which is going for up to $150 online.  Other games include Earthbound, Mega Man X3 and the very rare Stadium Events, which has been sold online for $8,000.  The full list and values can be found at this link http://www.cheatsheet.com/technology/5-valuable-video-games-you-might-actually-own.html/ 

That’s it for this week’s special guest edition of VIDEO GAME THEMED THINGS FROM AROUND THE INTERNET…NET….NET!!!! Till next week where we return you to your regularly scheduled Chachi, I’ve been Bobby F. Jtown.

FIRST PLAY: GTAV Heists

Heists? Heists. Heists. HEISTS!

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You have heard me talk about it. Praise it. Hate it. Try to figure out why it took so long for Heists to finally be a thing (I will get there in a bit).

In order to unlock Heists, you have to be level 12 and how do I know this? Because in my home, I go over to the big board and it says “HEISTS UNLOCK AT LEVEL 12″ which is good to have, because I honestly don’t want to have some newbie playing a heist.

However, I can’t start a heist. I try to but the notification says I need to be level 12…I’m level 34…so I have to do something to unlock it? Oy.

The one heist I did do was a jail break heist where I was the pilot. The crappy part was flying is my worst attribute so the planning phase of this heist was not good.

Another part is the load times for these heists. Not only are the servers getting a workout, you have to wait until EVERYBODY is okay with the plan, which will get quite annoying whenever some 14 year old is complaining about being Mister Pink.

I haven’t delved too deep in the realm of Heists just yet but I feel that it’s better late than never for this to come out. Hell, even Rockstar poked fun at the response and the lack of Heists for two years in their own gaming decisions saying “I know you’ve been complaining…” Little sneaky snake.

I am just upset that my friends and I got together a group in hopes to play heists. Hell, I am in two. However when the years grew old and time moved on, my friends and I moved away from their current gen console, they got bored waiting for Heists and it just stinks that now I have to be playing with random strangers and not my friends, who GTA Online was suppose to be directed towards.

this was released three years ago. Three. Then rereleased on next gen last year. Couldn’t they have, you know? Do it then? Then you would have some of that crowd and it would still be fresh. I know I sound like a broken record but the way Rockstar handled Heists is the wrong way. I still love Rockstar (even though they made LA Noire). I just wished it was out already and not now.

 

GTA Online. Heists. Soon.

In September of 2013, we were playing the heck out of Grand Theft Auto V and then we gawked at the idea of having Grand Theft Auto Online, a concept that we, in the beginning of Boss Battle, thought that this online experience would overtake and surpass the likes of Call of Duty in replayability. We were excited for the chance to do EVERYTHING in what we did in GTAV but with our friends and on a grander stage.

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Then when GTA Online came out and, yes, it was pretty cool to insert yourself in the world of GTA…but it was missing something. Something big. Something major. Something that would make people play GTA Online over and over again. Yes, the races and death matches are nice. Yes, buying mansions with your money is quite good too. However, there is something missing.

THE HEISTS!

Where can we do big missions like the ones at the end of the game? Where can we partake in the thing that made GTA V’s story so unique and different from everything else? Well, wait no more. In the month of March of 2015 (TWO YEARS after their release) Grand Theft Auto Online is finally getting that thing that we wanted. GTA Online is about to get heists.

I would be more excited if we didn’t have to wait two years in order to get it, but I am not. You want to know why? Because when GTA V came out, we all had one system to play it on, most of my friends did. But now? Now we all have different new gen consoles because the thought of heists in GTA Online was only a thought and was just us going “When it happens, it happens.” and finish it off with a resounding, “meh.”

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To me, Rockstar wasted time. They had all the time in the past two years, TWO, to make this work. They had the abilities and the tech that can just go out there and do heists, yet they didn’t. Now that it comes out, Rockstar is going to be hoping that people remember that they need to pick up GTA V on their new console and buy the game again, but that’s also going to take off half of the people that originally bought it and traded it in or gave it away when they were done with it (like I was) in the second year waiting for the heists that we were promised for.

I’m still going to play it, though. I’m still going to go out there and do heists. I wish it was still in the time where we all had (at least, my friends) the same system…or, you know, still had some sort of intent on playing a long amount of time to Grand Theft Auto Online…or something.

What do you guys think? Is March 2015 too late for a concept for a game that came out in September 2013?

Boss Battle 117: You Could Have Had a Casio Keyboard

BossBattle117This week on Boss Battle 117, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays), DJ Lunchbox (@djlunchbox) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). On this weeks show:

  • We discuss our gaming achievements from the past week.
  • In Video Game Themed Things From Around The Internet…net…net: A symphony for Pokemon in Pittsburgh, Mario Kart on Team Fortress and The Nick Arcade pilot episode. 4:20
  • We talk about some gaming news like a new mode in WWE2K15, Twitch allowing you to see games develop, a GTA soundtrack and a first person mode in GTA 5 on Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions. 14:44
  • We talk about Gandhi in Civilization. 25:26
  • We discuss Call of Duty’s funeral scene. 28:16
  • Lastly In our Final Round discussion, we talk about games that made us emotional. 30:26

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Video Game Themed Things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Video Game Themed Things from around the Internet…net…net! No bears, no snakes, no fighting… yet! We have some great video game things this week. Tons of fun! Lets get to it.

Game Designer Tim Rogers made probably the greatest game announcement video ever. Tuffy the Corgi and the Tower of Bones. Check out the full promo video for it right here.

The only thing that makes me sad is that its only on the psp. Buuuuullllsssshit!

Next up 8bit-Artist on deviant art redid Mario in the theme of Katamari and called it KataMario! Check it out below.

katamario_by_8bit_artist-d7nvzliYou can go over here and check out all his other art which is all pretty fantastic.

Last but not least. A group of Spanish film makers did a live action version of the Grand Theft Auto V trailer called Grand Theft Auto Madrid.

Extremely well done and if you didn’t watch the whole thing ill wait…. Seriously what the hell… Finish it.

That’s all we have for this weeks edition of Video Game Themed Things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week where we replace the site members with hamsters!

 

 

 

 

Runners Up:

Rockstar President buys a church. http://kotaku.com/grand-theft-auto-president-buys-a-church-because-why-no-1597816127

New Super Mario Brothers speed run record set. http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/30/record-speedrun-trumps-super-mario-bros-in-under-5-minutes/?ncid=rss_truncated

 

Video Game themed things from the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and gentleman, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages, you have stumbled upon Video Game themed things from the Internet…net…net! The weekly post in which i post the interesting video game themed items that have made their way on to the the place that a lot spend a lot of time. Come in and stay a while!

So what if… you took Tokyo Zoo, Goat Simulator and Grand Theft Auto 5 and i don’t know… put them in a blender and turned it on… You had a crazy game with animals running around GTA5 and doing weird things right? Well…. GTA5Videos on youtube answered that question! Check out the video!

MONKEYS CANT CARS! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!

So a couple weeks ago i posted a terrible rapper rapping over sonic music. At that point i didn’t think that i would ever find a worse rapper. I was wrong Famous actor Mickie Rourke is worse. Heres the proof. (click the link.)
http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/05/05/rogue-warrior-end-credits

And because i cant send you back out on to the internet all hyper and wound up lets slow things down a bit. Lets slow jam! Slow jammed Pokemon Theme!

Thats all i have for you this week on Video Game themed things from the Internet…net…net! i hope you enjoyed it, come back next week and stay golden pony boy.

Runners Up!

Eve Online statue already vandalized. http://kotaku.com/eve-onlines-real-world-monument-has-already-been-vandal-1571658244

What if Michael Bay redesigned Yoshi? http://kotaku.com/if-michael-bay-designed-yoshi-1570522451

Guy plays through Super Mario 64 blindfolded. http://www.twitch.tv/62bitgaming

Let’s Play 63: The Legend of DLC

LetsPlay63This week on Let’s Play 63, we game out with Bobby (@bobbyfjtown) Chachi (@chachisays) the Rizz (@theerizz) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron)! On this weeks show:

  • We talk about what everybody had been playing in the past week. Some highlights were Sorg playing Max Payne 3, Chachi played Bingo, Pac-Man and GTA V; Rizz played GTA V online and Bobby played Animal Crossing and GTA V.
  • We talk about the challenge which was Terminator VS. Robocop. Was it ok? See
  • Need 25 extra lives? You can get them if you pre-order the new Sonic game. We discuss this pre-order.
  • Viral marketing with social media! We talk about the #Iamchikara campaign.
  • We talk about the Mass Effect movie that will be coming out.
  • We discuss video games and movies in general.
  • The announcements by Steam are discussed by the cast.
  • The cast discusses a possible DLC system for Zelda.
  • The cast explains their favorite things in the new age of gaming.
  • We unveil our challenge for next week! It is Nintendo 64 related!

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Let’s Play 62: GTA All Day

LetsPlay62This week on Let’s Play 62, we game out with Bobby (@bobbyfjtown) Chachi (@chachisays) the Rizz (@theerizz) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron)! On this weeks show:


  • We talk about what everybody had been playing in the past week. Some highlights were Sorg playing Max Payne 3 and some iPhone games. Rizz, Chachi and Bobby all have been playing GTA V!
  • We played the challenge which was Home Improvement! Find out what we thought about it!
  • We talk about the Lootcrate we received. What was in it? Find out!
  • Conan O’Brien tried out GTAV! See his review here.
  • We talk Steam OS and what it means for the gaming industry!
  • Dragon Age Inquisition talk! What are the big changes? Find out!
  • We talk about our favorite characters/missions in Rockstar games.
  • We unveil our challenge for next week! It involves cops and futuristic robots!

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Let’s Play 61: High 5 for GTA!

LetsPlay61This week on Let’s Play 61, we game out with Bobby (@bobbyfjtown) Chachi (@chachisays) the Rizz (@theerizz) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron)! On this weeks show:

  • We talk about what everybody had been playing in the past week. Some highlights were Sorg playing Angry Birds all day, Chachi playing Pac-Man, Candy Crush, Rainbow Six and GTA 5. Rizz playing Saints Row 4, Pay Day 2, Words With Friends. Bobby playing Avengers Alliance, Simpsons Tapped Out, Dialo 3 Demo, Lego Batman 2 as well as the challenge…
  • The challenge was Wayne’s World! Bobby was the only one who played it and felt punished. Why? Find out how bad it was for Bobby!
  • Next week’s challenge is Home Improvement! JTT is back!
  • Mega Man II lullabies? What is this? Listen to the tunes here: megaman2lullabies.com and get our opinions on the jams.
  • GTA 5 is “reviewed” by collegehumor.com see it here: http://kotaku.com/the-funniest-gta-v-review-youll-watch-today-1334229179
  • Matt Sorg talks some steam family. What is it? Find out on the show! Also, Read the article here: http://insertcointobegin.com/2013/09/13/sharing-steam-family/
  • The cast discusses the Steam Family concept.
  • GAT V? It is a new DLC for Saints Row! Find out more about it from the cast.
  • GTA 5 is out! The cast tells us their initial thoughts on it.
  • Boss Battle: What HD re-release would you want? The cast discusses!

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