I Can't Live Without You

Destructoid has a great question for the gaming masses. It is not "What are the best games?". Rather, it is "What are the games you can't live without?"

I cannot live without:

Shadow Hearts
The creepy, creepy original! I've played this game, including all side quests, somewhere around 20 to 30 times. If I'm bored, and want to play a game, Shadow Hearts goes in the PS2 and I don't look back. Sometimes I'll only play the first half of the game. Sometimes I'll go back months later and play the rest. It doesn't matter. Shadow Hearts is my fall back for any video game down time.

Shadow of the Colossus
I haven't played this game into oblivion, but you really can't. You have to wait for it and let the need to play sneak up on you. If I didn't have this game, even when not interested in playing, I would cry. How much do I love SotC? I have a coat, necklace, and rubber stamp with the weak spot sigil on them. That's right: a rubber stamp. My mail goes out in Colossus Style.

Any of them. Seriously. Occasionally I get this urge to kill vampires and zombies with nothing but a leather skirt and a whip with a vampire's soul in it. Or maybe just the Coat of Pimping (+2) and the Claimh Solais. Anyway, when I get into a Dracula killing mood, any console becomes my friend and the DS lets me have my Castlevania anywhere, including conferences for work. ;)

What games can you not live without?


Typing of the Dead II

Man, if we had this back in high school, the typing teach would have had a run for her money when the guys challenged her.

Thanks Sega Nerds!


Dying Bees and Monsanto

As a gaming blog, I don't normally comment on things outside of gaming here. But this warrants it.

Many blogs and news agencies have been noticing that bees have been dying off left and right without warning. A few have written that genetically modified corn may be the cause.

They hit the mark.

Monsanto, the company that brought us Agent Orange among other horrors, has created a genetically modified corn crop called Triple Hybrid GM. The corn grows its own internal pesticides, which kill bees. Genetically modified crops must have a 'stop gene' encoded into them. This gene keeps the pollen of modified plants from poleenating unmodified plants. Triple Hybrid GM doesn't seem to have this insurance measure.

In Germany, Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Italy, bees are dying at an unprecedented rate. Bees are starting to die in the US as well. Bees pollinate our crops, and provide us an important food source. Without bees, are food supply dies.

And you thought Pentex was made up.

Source Help:
News From Underground
Monsanto's GM shows Liver and Kidney Toxicity
Colony Collapse Disorder


Subway Commercial

I have one thing to say about the Subway Commercial:

Everyone, GROW UP!

So we have a commercial about a young gamer's bad eating habits. Who cares? The commercial makes a good point. Childhood obesity is a major problem. Teaching kids to eat properly is important to having a long and healthy life.

Don't scream about DDR groups. DDR is only ONE game and not everyone likes it.

We have bigger fish to fry in the game industry:
  1. Unnecessary video game legislation
  2. Stereotyping (which the commercial is not)
  3. Jack Thompson
Put things into perspective, people. This commercial is going to be around for, what, 4 weeks?
Get over it.


BattleBricks: WiigoBot

BattleBricks having way too much fun with Wii Sports.

Crazy Games!

Jelly Jumper
Created by Logitech for some nonsense fun.

Snapalope Hunting
The Slim Jim comercials taken to another level.

The Adventures of Fancy Pants Man
An interesting take on games like Sonic.

Flight of the Hamster
Hamster flinging. What? You need more of an explanation?

Shatner Serenades Darth Flannel

Star Wars?


My poor geek heart! It's giving out!

Gillian, Come Back!