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An Ode to the Freakout – Tribute to Taylor McKinney

July 27, 2009 Leave a comment

I was looking for “freak out” videos, Taylor posted this video and told me to check it out. I told him I didn’t have time to watch it and he needs to “rhyme it to me” … here is the rhyme.

There was this young lad who liked to play WoW,
Until his mom decides, that’s enough for now.

She cancels his account and sends him to his room,
where his thoughts are filled with hate and doom.

With the help of his brother and a hidden camcorder,
we are able to watch this emaciated lad’s life fall into disorder.

He huffs and he puffs and he rants and he rages,
that he will no longer be able to grind for ages.

He writhes and twists and falls to the floor,
his convulsive screeches are probably heard next door.

He battles his inner demons for over a minute,
until he remembers his butt – and decides to put something in it.

This is where the story takes a grisly turn my friend.
He actually tries to shove a TV remote into his rear end.

He tries and fails and starts to rue,
the day he told his mom he had reached level 52.

He storms into his closet and exits 2 seconds later,
Nick H. will probably comment on this rhyme because he’s kind of a hater.

Unfortunately for him, he emerged with a shoe,
and what exactly was he going to do?

He sobbed and yelled as he took blow after blow to the head, wishing that he would soon be dead.

The heavy blows began to take their toll,
as this poor child lamented in his tortured soul.

As the fit cooled, he began to hyperventilate and threw open his door.
Due to line of sight, this is a freak out, that we would see no more.

-Taylor McKinney, 2009
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Web Game Review – Pixel

July 25, 2009 1 comment

Pixel is your standard Asteroids for 2009. Except, now we need power-ups, level-ups, and bonuses.

Pixel was created by and Hero Interactive. Hero Interactive has developed another fun game called bubble tanks and bubble tanks 2.
The gameplay of Pixel is very similiar to that of Asteroids. You control 1 unit, top down view, and you shoot around you to destroy your enemies. The twist? When you destroy each enemy, they explode into pixels. The amount of pixels depends on how tough the enemy is.
The pixels you collect are power, XP, and HP. As your collect the pixels your HP in the top lext corner goes up. The XP on the bottom of the screen also goes up.
The twist?
You shoot pixels too, those pixels are your HP. The more you shoot at nothing, the faster your HP goes down. Luckily those badguys explode into TONS of pixels. The pixels from the bad guys fill your HP and XP.
As your XP bar at the bottom fills you are able to shoot more pixels at the same time.

Oh yea, I forget! When you pick up the fallen pixels from your enemies, your ship automatically shoots pixels. Sometimes it shoots from the front, back, both, sides … this all depends on which ship you chose.

Pixel is a fun web game. I didn’t get annoyed or angry at it. The first time took me about 15- 20 minutes to complete the game. Beating the game unlocks more advances ships that level up faster or shoot more pixels. The second time a played it through i used the BubbleTank ship. It took me about 4 or 5 minutes.

Thanks for reading. Keep checking back to read mine, cole’s, or bayless’ entries.
Oh yea, and don’t forget to…

Play Pixel on Kongregate

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Hello world!

July 23, 2009 1 comment

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