Normally we don’t cover this stuff but this almost was really, really bad.
Boston Police arrested two men from Iowa, 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo in connection to a plot to cause violence during the Pokemon World Championships. The plot was foiled after their plans were found on social media websites.
The Pokemon Company has a statement out about this situation:
“Prior to the event this weekend, our community of players made us aware of a security issue. We gathered information and gave it as soon as possible to the authorities at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center who acted swiftly and spearheaded communication with the Boston Police Department. Due to quick action, the potential threat was resolved. The Pokémon Company International takes the safety of our fans seriously and will continue to ensure proper security measures are a priority.”
The two men were charged with numerous firearm offenses and the supplies they had looked like they were going to do some serious damage if they weren’t caught. In their car, they were found with an AR-15, a 12-gauge shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a hunting knife. If these two guys didn’t get caught early, this could have been really bad. So thanks to the quick response by the Boston PD to the social media threats.
Some press releases and heads up hit my virtual desk in the past few weeks featuring upcoming Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra shows that once again feature the music of video games!
Saturday, August 1st, Live at Heinz hall, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, conducted by world renowned Arnie Roth presents Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra! The music from the Final Fantasy series matched with images from the games combine for what will be an incredible evening. Also available are tickets for a meet and greet after the show with Arnie Roth and FINAL FANTASY XII composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, Tickets for this show are available and going fast! You can pick them up right over here! http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/production/45731/distant-worlds-music-from-final-fantasy-with-the-pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra
Also, Back by popular demand! January 24th, 2016 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions!
Dudes and Dudettes, major league buttkicking is back in town! Just kidding but points to you if you get reference (Answer will be below the runners up)! This is Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! The post in which I show you things you may or may not have seen that I found on my journeys through the series of tubes that we surf every day! Lets get it started!
First up! Gotta eat them all! Pancakemon!
So many noms!
Next up! MLG Streaming gamer BrowithaFro lets his mom play Dark Souls!
Some moms got skillz! Mad skillz!
Last but not least Happy Birthday World of Warcraft! Watch this documentary that Blizzard released called Looking for Group!
That’s all I have for you this week on Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Remember kids, lots of money doesn’t make you a super hero, steel balls does.
ADHD games presents Sympathy for Slender man song:
In about 90 minutes(9 am ) from the posting of this tickets go on sale for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. Here is all of the information. You should go. I went to the Zelda one and enjoyed every moment. Take a break from catching them all and enjoy the other elements of the game performed to perfection.
“Brought to life by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by exciting visuals on giant screens, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences of all ages on a powerful musical retrospective through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies. The premiere of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in Washington, D.C. sold out with a second performance added by popular demand. Don’t miss this one-night-only Pittsburgh performance on Saturday, January 17 at 8 PM! Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is produced by Princeton Entertainment.
With millions of video games sold since its debut in 1996, Pokémon continues to provide memorable entertainment around the world. Conducted by Susie Benchasil Seiter, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives loyal fans and newcomers a chance to experience the evolution of the franchise through all-new orchestral arrangements with carefully timed visuals drawing from classic and recent Pokémon video games including:
• Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
• Pokémon Yellow
• Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
• Pokémon Crystal
• Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
• Pokémon Emerald
• Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
• Pokémon Platinum
• Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
• Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
Tickets range in price from $34 to $96.?Visit the Heinz Hall Box Office, pittsburghsymphony.org or call?412-392-4900. $1 of each ticket is donated to support arts education. ”
Lets us know if you plan on attending This one night only event!
Welcome boys and girls to this week’s edition of Video Game themed things from around the internet…net…net! Filled with wonder and excitement….we almost had a unicorn, but it stabbed me. *Shrug* oh well! On to the fun stuff!
Lets kick things off with…… Youtube account SquidPhysics is up to some awesome! He does covers of popular shows, games, and movies. All the instruments, by himself. Check out the Crash Bandicoot 3 cover.
click the youtube button on the video to go see the other things he has done!
Next stop on the journey is a GTA music video? That’s right LA band NO released a new music video in which the entirety was pulled from GTA V. Check it out.
With helicopters, violence and explosions, this was the cheapest way possible to film a video of this caliber!
Last but not least Animation Domination High-Def has a series entitled Scientifically Accurate. In which they apply science to different things like Spiderman, Spongebob and more…including Sonic the hedgehog.
Screw it. You get two of these because they are hilarious beyond belief. Here is Pokemon.
HAHAHAHAH! Can’t stop laughing. So amazing.
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Greetings Peoples of the Internet, it is I your ruler Chachi. It’s Tuesday which means that it is time for your weekly dose of things I found in my journeys! It’s time for Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Lets get started!
What happens if Pokemon decided they don’t need trainers anymore… I mean beside utter chaos!
Human, Human, Human, Huuuuman. *cough* I mean, uh….yeah. Moving On!
Grand Theft Auto is one of the greatest to use to recreate a show thanks to the amazing graphics progression they’ve made in gaming. Here is yet another recreation. This time…Sopranos.
So cool and so well done.
Last but not least. Apparently remixing the Katamari theme with rap songs is thing that I was unaware of! Follow this link and you can stream or download the entire album pay what. But here is Katamari on the swing mixed with DMX – X Gon’ give it to ya.
Extremely well done considering i never thought those two things could go so well together!
That is all of the things i have for you this week on Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Be sure to stay tuned for the runners up and tune in for Mobile Mondays where i review a game on the go!