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RoaM #6 - NostalgiaI'm a kid of the 90's, and proud of it. I happen to like a lot of movies and TV shows that the majority of Pop Culture hate, most of which if I told you I would lose all semblance of credibility. However, sometimes people have a habit of going too far. And those people usually happen to have grown up in the 80's. -___-
Now, I don't hate the 80's (far from it), but I'm one of the first to admit that a lot of things that came out in that era weren't very good, the original Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as examples. They were good back in the day, but today, they really are not very good, story wise and animation wise. I honestly prefer the later TMNT show, and Transformers Armada, although I respect all those that do prefer the older shows. However, when other versions of these shows came out, I embraced them and enjoyed seeing how new artists interpreted the ideas and told different stories with the same characters. The 80'
OC Origin - ChillI originally concieved the idea for Chill several years ago while I was listening to Matchbox 20's "Cold". His first iteration was just a guy that froze people with liquid that came from his hands, and he wasn't very interesting. However, around this time I was coming up with ideas for another superhero story called Villain City.
Villain City was about a city that was full of various rival super villain gangs that ran rampant and uncontrolled due to the corruption in the police force and the lack of super heroes to fight them. The only form of order and control came from either mob protection or the Mask Hunters, a Vigilante Militia that I had appear in several of my stories at the time. The Mask Hunters would use military force to kill any costumed villains, and sometimes heroes, that they ran into. Most people hated them, but no one could argue their effectiveness.
The main plot of the Villain City story followed one of the many gang wars in the city, be
Otherworld: Frozen Heart - Chapter 5 Part 5Chill walked down the busy city street, examining his surroundings. The city looked terrible, like a giant slum. Buildings looked old and abandoned, people were living in alleyways and sitting around flaming barrels; things looked completely hopeless. Chill wondered how this city, let alone all the others could be cleaned up, even if the villains were defeated. The whole operation seemed hopeless now they had lost one of their own, at least to Chill anyway. He had said to Syndrome when he agreed to this mission that he was going to protect the other heroes from his world. But lately, he had failed that with Big Gina's death, and his own near death encounter at the Fortress.
Chill began to notice up on the rooftops a figure following him. He clenched his metal fist and sighed. He did not need this kind of stress now. Then again, he might be able to work off some steam against this stalker. However, as he turned to face whoever
Otherworld: Frozen Heart - Chapter 5 Part 4Chill was in a medical office attending to the sick, providing shots for the people that desperately needed them, as well as attending to the injuries the heroes had acquired on their various missions.
"Just sit still Mercury, this'll only sting for a bit more." said Chill as he applied stitches to the hero's side.
Mercury seemed distracted while Chill was working, in fact, so did the rest of his team. Team 6 had suffered some of the worst injuries at the hands of the Shadow Reaper, and they had all been visibly shaken by the experience.
"I don't know if we can do this…" muttered Mercury as Chill finished his stitches. Chill sighed.
"Listen, that's my line. You're a fully fledged hero. You deal with this kind of thing all the time. All of this is new to me."
Mercury nodded. "You're right. But still… that power… The Shadow Reaper didn't even give us a second thought. I don't know how we can take him down."
Otherworld: Frozen Heart - Chapter 5 Part 3Power Core landed to find the Mechanic staring at the ruins of the Robot Factory.
"All that time and effort, wasted." he muttered, spitting on the burnt debris.
"Ah, Joseph. Glad to see you're alright. What exactly happened here?" asked Power Core.
The Mechanic stared at his compatriot with his cold unfeeling robotic eye. "Power Core, you know better than to address me by my civilian name when we're in the field." he scowled.
The Mechanic began marching along the border of what once was the factory, with Power Core following alongside him.
"Several positions got hit pretty badly, but it appears we got the worst of it. A team of heroes broke in and found the hidden self destruct program we had stored away and blew everything up."
Power Core sighed. "Why did we have a Self Destruct Program for the Factory?"
"We didn't." replied The Mechanic. "It was in the Robots themselves. I installed it on the orders of the Godfather in case one of the robots
Otherworld: Frozen Heart - Chapter 5 Part 2Power Core and Flamethrower, now in civilian attire, were sitting in an ice cream parlour, eating Ice Cream to feel better and discussing what happened at the Fortress.
"I had never felt so scared before." said Flamethrower. "He looked just like you, and I thought it was another one of your ruses, that you were leading those heroes into a trap, but then he didn't know say the correct phrase, and I kind of panicked. He was powerful, his lance only cracking on my armour thanks to me creating an aura of heat around myself at the last second, and then I got attacked with Telekinesis, and was trampled by bulls, and… and…"
Flamethrower began sobbing again. Power Core handed her a handkerchief for her to dry her eyes.
"There there Sakura." said Power Core. "It's all over now. Thankfully you're alive, and you're also safe now."
"Thanks Charles." said Sakura, wiping her face with the handkerchief. "You've been a good friend these past years."
Otherworld: Frozen Heart - Chapter 5 Part 1The Fortress was a wreck. The front Entrance was completely missing, a large pile of rubble in it's place. The Armoury had been torn asunder. There were holes in the roof, the security system was wrecked beyond repair, and over a hundred guards were unconscious, buried under rubble, dead or frozen in ice outside the Meta Wing. The guards were desperately trying to lock up the remaining prisoners that had managed to break free in the chaos that had occurred the day before.
This was the sight that Power Core was greeted to when he arrived at the Fortress, the day after an unknown group of heroes had launched simultaneous attacks on critical Deathwatch sites. Power Core marched through the facility, helping the guards out by grabbing a few prisoners by the collars of their shirts and placing them back in their cells. Then he came across the foyer outside the Meta Wing, seeing the guards desperately trying to break the guards out of the ice. He tur
Otherworld: Frozen Heart - Chapter 4Chill was sitting in the cargo hold of a small plane with six other heroes, about to engage in an important mission; Freeing six heroes from a Deathwatch Prison called the Fortress. Chill had seen the plans for the facility, and he had read the mission briefing, but he was still worried. Half of the heroes had split into three teams and were attacking key points, such as warehouses and factories, which in his mind made sense. However, what didn't make sense was that 28 heroes, including himself, were putting their lives on the line for six imprisoned, probably very wounded, heroes. The numbers just didn't add up. If one single team failed their task and wound up captured themselves, or worse, this mission would be for nothing.
Chill quickly put those thoughts aside. That kind of thinking may have helped him in RAPTOR, but Chill wasn't a member or RAPTOR anymore. He had chosen to do this, to be a hero, and that meant that sometimes you had to do
Deviant Universe Card Game RulesThe Cards:
Each Card has a set of Statistics listed on them.
HP - Your cards Hit Points, or Health. When this reaches zero, the card is discarded.
ATK - Your cards Standard Attack Stat. Used to determine results in combat.
DEF - Your cards Standard Defence Stat. Used to determine results in combat.
SP ATK - Your cards Special Attack Stat. Used to determine results in combat.
SP DEF - Your cards Special Defence Stat. Used to determine results in combat.
SPEED - Your cards movement speed. Used to identify which cards attack in what order, and used to determine results in combat.
ABILITY - This is your cards special ability. Active abilities are abilities you have to activate during your turn, passive abilities are always active, and summon abilities allow you to play specific cards onto the field.
The Objective of the game is to gain 20 Deviant Points before the other player. To get Deviant Points, one of your cards has to defeat one of your opponents cards by lowering the
Daring Don't - ReviewThis review will contain spoilers for those who have not seen the latest episode of MLP.
The story of this episode is that Rainbow Dash and her friends help their favourite author, A.K. Yearling, to finish her latest book.
Let me start this review by saying that I couldn't help but feel a slight disappointment with it. Not the episode itself, let me be perfectly clear about that. No, what I was disappointed with was that this episode did not seem to further the story arc concerning the mysterious box introduced in the season opener. With that arc used during last week's episode, I had high hopes that the episodes of this season would follow a consistent season-long story arc, which is something they’ve never done before. I know it's unfair to hold something like that against this episode, as it was something I was hoping for rather than what I got, but the sentiment remains.
The story we do get however, is one that I enjoyed, as it concerns something I'd hoped they'd be touching
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 10-6
I get the feeling this will not be a popular choice. There’s about as many who hate it, as there are those who love it. There’s no middle ground. Either you find it’s a work of beauty designed to guide players through a calming, meditative – ahem – “journey” through visual poetry…
Or it’s toothless tech demo that doesn’t challenge the player.
I’m of the former camp, and I would like to add this little gem, this little slice of personal philosophy…
There’s more than one way to enjoy a game, especially in this day and age. Yes, it is true there’s a great sense of satisfaction to be had when you tackle a challenge head on and come out on top. But when a game like Journey isn’t designed to challenge you with gameplay, when it has another purpose altogether, obsessing with difficulty as a mark of quality is absurd. It’s missing the
Nukid101's Top 30 7th Generation Games: 5 - 1
Hey everyone, back already for the finale! I imagine it must seem weird to get out three parts almost back to back like this, and much of it boils down to me being ready to start my 2013 countdowns, and I’ve simply been in a writing mood. So with that said, here is the final part of my countdown!
Nukid101’s Top 30 7th Generation Games: 5 – 1
Xenoblade Chronicles (2011)
Many of you who haven’t played this game have likely still heard the talk around it. How it’s one of the greatest JRPGs ever made, how it’s the best JRPG of this generation, sometimes it’s even been called the Final Fantasy VII of this generation, it’s THAT much of a game changer. I obviously wholeheartedly agree with some of these, but some of you are no doubt wondering why Xenoblade - a spiritual successor to Xenosaga and more importantly, Xenogears - has garnered such praise.
The answer is truthfully quite simple:
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 5-1
5) Spec Ops: The Line
War films like to show war is hell. Which is fine. Film, after all, isn’t an interactive medium, all it can do is show. That’s its function. Sometimes, it can be quite effective that way. It provides a safe distance between viewer and the world of the film. They can observe just close enough to empathize with the plight of the main characters onscreen and get the point hammered home.
But Spec Ops: The Line illustrates the power of the interactive medium we call gaming… by forcing the player into active participation.
And unlike, say, most average military shooters; the player doesn’t have the context that frames their actions under the lenses of patriotism or heroism. It strips that context away to reveal the ugly innards of the military shooter genre underneath. It reveals just how truly awful this vein of escapist fantasy truly is.
As I said before, we must allow games the right to have their own aims and goal
Reaper High Review - Contest EntryReaper High Review
For those of you who enjoy the many cartoons of the past and present, ranging from “The Powerpuff Girls”, to “Xiaolin Showdown” and “Ed, Ed’n Eddy” to name a few, what comes to your mind? That would be the memorable characters. People love the characters for their various personalities and motives. Like the Powerpuff girls, they became the heroines for young girls of the modern age and are also relatable. And despite being created from a science experiment, they proved themselves to be just as human as any of us. And from “Xiaolin Showdown”, a hero is a hero, but everyone loves a great villain. And Jack Spicer is a villain whom despite his bumblings, gets up after every defeat and proves to be a threat to the heroes with his genius in robotic engineering. But even Jack Spicer walks down the middle as he does have a good side in him, but still prefers to stay evil. Whether good, evil, or even in between, the
STH 255 reviewNow onto another exciting issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comics part 3 of Countdown to Chaos. This issue was quite interesting but let us recap on what happened during this issue. Again to remind the reader, please support the original release.
Sonic and Tails make an aerial drop into Metropolis zone in search of Bunnie. They find her and tell her what had been going on their missions of finding the other freedom fighters including the fact they need to find Sally Acorn and Amy Rose. Bunnie tells them of her mission. She was to capture a new shield generator Eggman’s Research and development division at Metropolis was working to replace the damaged one on the Death Egg. She figures that Sky Patrol would need the generator to face the Death Egg. Sonic, Tails and Bunnie (whom has her robotic parts back) battle through Egg Army and Badniks of Metropolis Zone (the unholy trinity of badniks; Asterons, Shell crackers, and Slicers). They successfully obtain the generator using the Eart
Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Characters: RedesignedI understand that many fans of this comic are still shocked about the redesigns of characters mainly I refer to the redesigns of the Satam/Archie cast. These redesigns are due in part of Sega’s meddling in the comic and the Ken Penders Lawsuit. Some fans could care less of the redesigns others outwardly protest them. In my opinion which I hate to be the devil’s advocate, but I like the redesigns to an extent. I wish to dissect these designs character by character and state my overall opinion on them.
King Acorn aka Sally’s Dad
At first, I was quite surprised of King Acorn’s redesign. Mostly, he looks like he was when he first appeared in the TV show and the comics except with a more Sega-esque design. Indeed, throughout the continuity of the comic, Sally’s dad didn’t age well. Which he ended up being paralyzed and ultimately too sick and too old to rule his kingdom, this is one of the few good things that has happened after the crossover.
Voltz' Christmas Carol: Il Natale Che Quasi Non Fu
Alec: (sleeps comfortably in his bed, his hand on the handle of a Ghostbuster proton pack, a light shines on him, the pillow covering his head, Alec quickly sits up, charging the pack) "AAAAGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!"
HailtotheChimp: (wearing a bed sheet and holding a flashlight) "Sweet Robert E. Howard! Volts, it's me! Hail!"
Alec: (turns off the proton pack) "Oh, Hail. Don't do that. You could have been burned/melted or whatever this thing does to humans."
HailtotheChimp: "Where did you even get that thing?!"
Alec: "I reviewed Ghostbusters so I got a proton pack out of it. Don't you get stuff from the movies you review?"
HailtotheChimp: "Um…sometimes…I mostly just give them up after I review the movie to make room for my dorm room."
Alec: "Well, you're missing out."
HailtotheChimp: "I…I'm gonna go now…" (he walks out of Alec's room, he returns quickly to shine a light on Alec, hoping to see what he looks like without the mask, only to find he's wearing a nightcap a
7. Team Fortress 2
Episode 7 - Team Fortress 2
A Massive Multiplayer Online First Person Classed Based Shooter, Developed by Valve, Team Fortress 2 is one of the most popular games released by Valve, surpassed only by games such as Half Life and World of Warcraft (For obvious reasons.).
TF2 has knocked all other competitors out of the park, with games such as Monday Night Combat, Brink and even Borderlands, unable to compete with the gargantum game. TF2 is a solely multiplayer game with no solo campaign available at present. It is played with 9 extremely different classes with specific strengths and weaknesses, making the game balanced in the field of combat. Thanks to countless updates (counted up on the official blog) released by Valve, the game also has a vast range of interchangable weapons, hats and many unique fun features that make the game that much morwe interesting. Thanks to player made content, there is a versatile amount of maps and are
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