Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Fact: G1 Soudwave is the best decepticon. Some people say Megatron, Starscream, Devastator or someone else, but Megatron and Devastator are a close 2nd and 3rd and Starscream is cool but kind of fails at a lot of things. And a radio / cassette player isn't the best alternate form, but I'll get to that later, and at least he doesn't turn into a tiny pistol that has to be used by someone else. Sorry, Megatron, but it's true. And in the video at the bottom, you can see that he can beat Devastator in a fight, which is impressive, most impressive. He is a decepticon yet. - sorry. Plus, no one's voice is cooler than Soundwave's. Not even Optimus Prime or Unicron. And they have awesome voices. Then of course, there's the matter of having mini-decepticons come out of his chest as tapes/rectangles and unfold into robots which, starting with the coolest, are Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy (I'm counting them as one) and Laserbeak. Laserbeak would be second coolest, but Rumble and Frenzy can turn their arms into jackhammer things and make earthquakes. But Ravage is a tiger thing, so he wins. Back to why Soundwave is the coolest though, he's the only transformer with the guts to turn into a radio (not counting Barricade's little homie from the first Michael Bay movie - he's tiny so he doesn't have the option to be something cool). And in the first G1 episode, he turns into some kind of Cybertronian streetlight thing to hide from passing Autobots. He's a smart guy. And he has the ability to spy on people and not be noticed by anyone, even though he's a giant robot with glowing eyes. That's not as much a power as just a little bit of skill and a lot of luck, but still. He's like a giant robotic ninja. Especially when he fights, he is a force to be reckoned with. And unlike a lot of Transformers fans, I actually don't think Michael Bay ruined the franchise. I think they're really not that bad. The one thing those movies did ruin though, is Soundwave. At first, they made him into a satellite with a regular decepticon voice, which I tolerated since it was new and different from most of the other characters, but then they made him into just another car transformer. Considering the fact that many unsophisticated fools would probably not see the awesomeness of Soundwave's original voice, the crime of changing it is understandable but not forgivable. Same with him being a satelite. But making him turn into a car was just wrong. To quote Jean Luc Picard, "The line must be drawn here. This far. No farther." For maximum effect, picture that being said by an angry Patrick Stewart. And before I forget, one last cool thing about him: that gun / missile launcher on his shoulder is awesome. It reminds me a little of War Machine. So now let's do a recap: Soundwave is the best because of his voice, his ability to deploy smaller robots out of his chest, his stealth and fighting abilities, the fact that he turns into a radio, and his weaponry. In my opinion, he's actually probably the coolest transformer ever. And that's counting Autobots, Decepticons and third parties like Unicron and so on. As he would say, Soundwave superior. Everyone else inferior. If you're not familiar with G1 Soundwave, watch this video.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Skyrim DLC News

I've posted about possible Skyrim DLC before, but that was just some things I'd like to see and some rumors I heard. But today I have some actual information for you that you may already know. A file was found labeled DLC 01, and it contained new animations for vampire feeding, something about crossbows, and dialogue for a snow elf prince. And they also trademarked the name Dawnguard and released an image of the generic Dovahkiin character with arrows on his back and glowing eyes. And a video was released a while ago showing the results of a week when the people at Bethesda did whatever they wanted and put it in the game as an experiment. If you haven't seen the video yet, just press play.

Personally, I'm hoping for werebears, some new weapon types, vampire lords, vampire minions and a new area. And being able to feed on people as a vampire while they're awake would be nice. My character isn't a vampire, but upgrades like these would make it worthwhile to become one.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Avengers Movie

SUCH. AN AWESOME. MOVIE! It has got to be one of, if not the best Marvel movie. Due to unavoidable circumstances, I was unable to see it until 2 days ago, which makes me glad I'm not Bruce Banner, or else everything in a 5 mile radius would be destroyed. Speaking of Hulk, I absolutely loved him in Avengers. Before I saw it, I wasn't too sure he was the best choice, but now I don't think it would have been nearly as good with someone else. I heard that the new Hulk actor whose name escapes me signed a 6 movie contract and that Avengers will be a trilogy, so we can expect some cool new Hulk movies unless he appears in 3 of someone else's movies, which I find unlikely. I also thought Hawkeye was really great too, and he totally deserves his own movie(s). Black Widow was cool, but between her and Hawkeye I would be way more excited for a Hawkeye movie. At the very least, he should be in all 3 Avengers movies and make another guest appearance like in Thor. Maybe in Iron Man 3 or something since he used to be an Iron Man character. But back to Avengers, I think this officially marks the true debut of SHIELD as it should be. In Iron Man 1, it was just some government agency. By Thor, it was a government agency with Nick Fury and the Black Widow that sought out superhumans and powerful objects. But now, it's an agency with lead by Nick Fury that has Black Widow, Maria Hill, a Helicarrier, and assembled the Avengers. That's the SHIELD I know. And after the credits, I hope you already know this and I'm not spoiling it for you, but ............... THANOS THANOS THANOS THANOS THANOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah. Thanos. I was wondering what, if anything, would be after the credits of Avengers, since all the after credits scenes since Iron Man 1 were leading up to this movie. At least now we know who's going to be in the next one, and I gotta say I am excited. He's one of the coolest cosmic villains they could have brought in, especially since the movie industry already ruined Galactus (in the clouds and fire, you could vaguely ee his real face for a couple seconds, but I'm still not happy about that, since he would have been awesome in an Avengers movie). Thank you very much, FF2. Sarcasm. I should be fair though, it wasn't the worst movie; it just butchered everything Galactus should be. Surprisingly not sarcasm. Anyway, if you still haven't seen Avengers, drop what you're doing and go see it. Well, actually, since what you're doing is reading this: finish what you'te doing, drop whatever you were going to do next unless a life depends on it or something, and go see the Avengers movie.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Upcoming Video Games

Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on a few (you guessed it) upcoming video games. First up is Elder Scrolls Online. I'm really conflicted on this one. Elder Scrolls has always been a single player series, and in my opinion, always should be. A lot of the things about it that I love so much are things that I can't see translating well to an MMO. I just read about it in Game Informer and it looks cool, but I don't think it'll be the same TES that we all know and love. But it still has the potential to be Fus Ro Dawesome - I cannot believe I just said that. I like making bad puns for the sake of making bad puns, but that one ... ok. Wow. Anyway, the article on it made it look pretty cool. If you haven't heard (or even if you have; I suppose you don't have much choice here unless you want to skip this next little bit), the plot involves Molag Bal and Manimarco the Worm. You probably recognize those names as the Daedric prince who gives you the sweetest mace in the game in both Oblivion and Skyrim, and the Necromancer king from Oblivion that you fight for the Mages Guild. Oh, and it also involves an ancestor of Jagar Tharn, a name which should sound familiar if you played Arena. But to me, it seems like they took the plots of Skyrim and Oblivion, mashed them together, and switched out Mehrunes Dagon for Molag Bal and Whatshisname Tharn for the Imperial Legion dudes. The creatures and environment and stuff looked new, exciting and just generally cool though. So again, I'm conflicted - which is a semi-decent segway into the next game on my mind. I'm divided on whether or not I'm excited about the Spider - Man reboot movie, but the game is a different story. This game looks awesome. From what I've seen, the Rhino will be in it, the Iguana will be in it, Spider Slayers (Alistair Smythe style, not Spencer Smythe) will be villains, and I heard Stan Lee will be a playable character in one DLC pack. Same with Rhino, but if I had to choose, I'd probably go with Stan the Man. But anyway, this game looks like an Arkham Asylum / City equivalent for Spider - Man! The combat system is going to be similar, there are going to be stealth options along with straight-up beating on people, the player is free to roam the city at will, stopping minor crimes and so on. And I'm betting the upgrade system works similarly since the Arkham games were so good and the makers of the ASM game are trying to do that for the Webhead. I sincerely hope they succeed. And now for the last Game (that's a hint) of the day. Game of Thrones. If my information is accurate, it came out today. And I, as you no doubt have guessed, (am Morpheus) have not yet bought it. If you recognized the Matrix quote before I finished it, I respect you more than I did before you read this post, even though you're probably someone I've never met, and I have no way of knowing who knew what I was referencing and who didn't. And if that doesn't warm your heart, I don't know what will. But back to the Game of Game of Thrones, it looks good. It's set in the GoT universe with two new playable characters. One is more of a strong and tough fighter, the other is mostly a more agile and fast type of guy, but within these archetypes, there's room for customization. For example, the tough guy can be either a knight who specializes in dual wielding weapons, using a sword and shield, or a big two handed weapon. Or you can combine these three classes by upgrading skills from different skill trees. It has a couple new features, like active pause, which means that to make fighting seem more real, you can't truly pause the game during combat, but you can slow down time to decide your next move. Well, that's it for now, but expect a post about the Avengers movie in the relatively near future. Unlil then, over and out.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ghost Rider

If I didn't have to work for Mephisto or Satan, I think I'd like to be a Ghost Rider. What's not awesome about turning into a demonic biker who punishes evildoers? But I'd rather change at will and only when I want than every night. And in a perfect world (yes, in a perfect world, there would be a Ghost Rider), I would be able to use powers of both John(ny) and Dan. Dan's chain whip would be so cool to have, especially with its ability to shoot each link like shurikens, or become rigid like a sword or club. And I know I've already posted about his flame bike and penance stare, so you know my stance on those. What I don't think I said about the bike though, is that I'd hope to be able to create it out of hellfire from my hands. And that's a good segway into John(ny) Blaze's abilities. The penance stare would be cool, and the whole shooting and breathing hellfire is pretty awesome, but his power that I like most is the power to GhostRiderize anything. Guns, clothes, vehicles, anything. I would have so much fun with that, in really weird ways. Like I would demonize everyday things like pens and stuff. And if he does that to a statue, does it become a statue of him, or just a more demonic version of whatever it's of? And what would a Ghost Rider desk look like? I'm really thinking about this now. But anyway, if I could only pick a couple Ghost Rider powers, I would probably choose the chain whip, making a flame bike and doing hellfire stuff. That includes breathing fire in a way that just begs someone to yell "Toasty!"


Wednesday, May 2, 2012


First of all, sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've just been really busy with stuff. But anyway, there are a few different types of masks I would wear if I had a costumed identity. I'm thinking maybe a pseudoderm mask like the Question's. It looks like skin, so the wearer looks like he doesn't have a face, which would be cool. But I feel kinda bad about the Question. I never really payed any attention to him until they killed him off in 52. Anyway, I've already mentioned Japanese menpo masks and hoods in my last post, so that's still on the table. And of course, a classic cowl. Kind of Batmanesque, but with no ears or anything. Or I could combine these last two. Either cowl and menpo or cowl and hood; all three is just two much for my taste. Another one I like is the Guy Fawkes mask (V For Vendetta). It's a great symbol of freedom and stuff. Or I do like the concept of Rorschach's mask. The moving ink blots make that such a cool mask to have. Looks good with a hat too. Plus you wouldn't get bored looking at it. I've never loved those narrow eye masks though (with exceptions). I don't really know for sure why, but I guess I just think they don't cover enough of the face. A couple exceptions to that are Cyclops if you count his visor, but it's not really the same thing so I don't count it, and the ones like Green Lantern or the Comedian because they're a little bigger and cover more area. Or also when the person's identity has already been revealed to the public and/or the cops. The other mask option is just a regular full face mask like Spider - Man's or someone like that. It's effective, but I feel like it might get a little stuffy in there. I guess it depends on the material. That's all for today.