2015/04/14

Mike's BloodBorne Review





So, Let’s talk about blood and dying and demon dogs and bad stuff. Yup, We’re talking Bloodborne, the new hit game released by From Software. which has been out since March 24th.
          It's a cult classic that all dark souls and demon souls fans will enjoy. if you have had that itch to get slaughter or test your strength, to see how far you can go before you throw your controller this game is for you. The game itself is phenomenal, the art, the areas, the characters. Everything is simply stunning from beginning to end, the game tends to be very unforgiving like its predecessors.

          You hesitate on a shot or a roll and get clipped by a monster don't be surprised if he follows it up with a combo that kills you instantly, being stingy with those blood vials well then sir don't expect to last long when your thinking you can survive a hit and die.

The games overall mechanics are very fluid and crisp, with the occasional hiccups with targeting. The beauty of the game is the challenge it gives to the player, it stays up to pace with you and only gets harder if you allow it to, in the game you gain insight (equivalent to humanity from Dark Souls 1 & 2). The higher your insight the harder the game becomes. If you want that extra challenge you let your insight hit 15 and now your monsters are buffed up, gain an additional attack, and show up in different areas.
The game truly does keep you on your toes. after logging in a good 90+ hours into the game. I can say the game is worth taking a look at if you want a challenge, if you want that hack and slash feel of a game with a mix of rpg and character customization. but its not for the faint of heart or willpower, if you can't stand dying repeatedly I recommend you stay away from the game all together or borrow it from a friend. you will tend to lose a control or two, maybe even a TV.
So with all the reviews out there giving it a 9.5 or higher, I give this game a 9/10, for the simple fact its a great game the co-op tends to be a bit sketchy, if not done correctly you can be sitting there waiting for your friend to be found by the matchmaking system for a good 20-30 mins. The PvP itself is great, but they could also do a better job with the matchmaking on it.
Another friendly tip before I let you all go, if you don't like PvP play in offline mode, upgrade your weapons, check every corner and make sure to always use a blood vial even if your at 75% health. All it takes is that 1 combo or 1 hit to lock you down so you can't move. In the video above, we explore the 2nd boss fight, having not leveled up or upgraded weapons. As long as your taking your time and have your timing down the game will won’t be over powered, but still remains a fun challenge.

Megacon 2015


   Michael here. With spring here, and cons beginning to pop up, I wanted to give you all the rundown on my little adventure at Megacon 2015 that just passed us here in Orlando on the 10th. One of the biggest Comic Conventions held in Florida every year, family owned and operated Megacon has become a staple in Florida geek culture. So with another year come and gone, it was a blast the atmosphere was fantastic, full of cosplayers, new and old.

     Lots of guests from all shows and comic artists. Media Guests were as follows,  Michael Rooker, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart, Mark Boone Junior, Norman Reedus, Karen Gillan, David Della Rocco, Clifton Collins, Sean Patrick Flanery, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Cary Elwes, David Ramsey, Lou Ferrigno, Ivy Doomkitty, jeremy Shada, Olivia Olson, Troy Baker, Grey DeLisle, Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, Ryan Stratis, and Stan Lee.



     This event was huge thousands of people came from all over to see all these amazing people under one roof. lots of vendors, artists looking to make a name for themselves all talking with fans and people alike.
     I myself went a little crazy, spending massive amounts of money on Artist prints from some rather great artists, with all the thrill and adventure in the air there was also a proposal in the middle of the convention entrance in front of tons of fellow geeks and nerds sharing fandoms.. cheers and screams rang out as the fair lady accepted the engagement ring.



     Each year brings more memories and more friends, I for one plan on going every year as I have been doing the past 3 years.. each year brings something greater and more special, this year was being able to meet Michael Rooker and Norman reedus, both very humble and sweet people. Alan Tudyk and his firefly panel was interesting even brought along Nathon Fillion in a funny sort of way.


     I recommend all fellow nerds and geeks to take the time out of the year save a few bucks and go to a local convention in your area.. you will enjoy it and it will be a memory well cherished, in the link below is a ton of photos of cosplayers, convention attendees, and some art from some really great artists.

2015/04/13

PSP Go as an emulator? Yes, Please!


     The PSP Go. What an amazing little Machine. 333Mhz single clock processor, 16GB Flash Memory, and a cool little sliding screen. It doesn't really look like much to be honest. This little package showed up on my doorstep on Friday, thanks to a gentleman who was more then enthusiastic to get rid of it.

     It's older, not super fast and not flashy at all. But I tell you what: It plays emulated games like a champ. This thing will handle essentially anything you can throw at it up to PSX titles. With a nice little cache of confirmed emulators, god knows how many home brewed games are available and with a litany of documentation to help you hack along the way, this little gem will be running like a well tuned riding lawn mower before you know it.


     The process was pretty painless. Here's a link if your interested. Download Pro-C 661, Install some emulators, find your roms and BOOM...It's all file transfers. So it's all super easy. Which is great, because my Wife and I will be in the hospital awaiting our little girl soon...and I'll need my fix.



     In conclusion: Honestly? This is the best handheld emulator I've ever used. I could have hacked my 3DS with android, and in the future I might. But for now, as small and light as this thing is, it has the power to push all my favorite classic games. Before wasting money on a JXD, iPega, GPD or the Dingoo A380e (which sucks, by the way), I would suggest spending the $65 on ebay and picking up this little gem. For a small amount of time, you could be rocking LoZ or Final Fantasy III on the subway ride to work.