joseph_valencia

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Gamer since 1984, and unashamed. Fuck all that self-loathing noise.


Superman > Captain America
September 19, 2009

One of the things I hate about Marvel Comics is Captain America. He is the worst hero they have, because he's always saddled with shit writers who use him as a "voice" for social commentary. The only thing that can redeem the Marvel Universe for Captain America's existence is Tony Stark. Fuck yeah, Iron Man.

What I like about Superman, aside from the fact that he is the *original* American Icon, is that he has slightly smarter writers. Instead of using the character to comment on society, they use the story. And even when the commentary was less subtle, as in the character's early days, it was usually awesome, because he would act on the issues instead of whining about them. The result was usually hilarious.

"Post-Modern" Captain America is a pussy compared to "Depression Era" Superman.

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Shadow Complex Non-Controversey
August 23, 2009

Okay, so this guy named Orson Scott Card had a hand in conceiving the background story to the game or something. I'm really pissed 'cuz he's intensely anti-homosexual, and I'm going to boycott the game even though it apparently doesn't demonstrate a smidgeon of these homophobic views. I'm also going to demonize Microsoft and Epic for hyping the involvement of a known homophobe during the marketing of the game, even though the same homophobe wrote a revered work of science-fiction called "Ender's Game."

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Reasons that Bluray Sucks (A Possible Series)
August 22, 2009

1.) Did you know that some companies are now pushing Bluray street dates ahead of DVD street dates in some underhanded attempt to get people to switch formats? Yup. Fortunately, this tactic is being applied mostly to shitty movies like "Imagine That."

2.) Did you know that some companies are cutting down the number of extras on their DVDs on purpose, to make the Bluray version seem better? They certainly are. The Bluray version of "The Dark Knight" has a 50 minute making-of documentary. For the DVD version, they cut the documentary down to about 20 minutes. What a kick in the nuts for people who opted to pay the extra $10 for the so-called "Special Edition."

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OW!!!
August 02, 2009

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Lists Are Pointless.
July 31, 2009

Here is a list I've assembled of games I consider great:

1. Lunar: Eternal Blue (SCD)
2. Resident Evil 2
3. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
4. Shinobi (PS2)
5. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
6. Shining Force II
7. Popful Mail (SCD)
8. Breath of Fire III
9. Darkwing Duck
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (NES)
11. Crackdown (360)
12. Street Fighter III: Any Edition
13. Mega Man 8
14. Shadow Dancer (Genesis)
15. Aladdin (Genesis)
16. Final Fantasy VI
17. Lufia II
18. Tales of Vesperia
19. Wild Arms
20. Mortal Kombat II
21. Shinobi (Arcade)
22. Dragon Quest VI
23. Robocop 2 (Arcade)
24. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox)
25. Paper Mario 2
26. Sunset Riders
27. Dick Tracy (Genesis)
28. Rescue Rangers (NES)
29. Final Fantasy III (NES)
30. Clock Tower (SNES)
31. Super Mario 64

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I had a real scare last night.
July 27, 2009

I went to the freezer to get a popsicle. It's one of those brands where they don't show the name or color of the flavor on the wrapping. I frantically held up each popsicle before the light on the kitchen ceiling, to see the color through the wrapping. All the cherries were gone.

But then I woke up and it all turned out to be a dream. Phew.

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The future of Resident Evil is uncertain.
July 24, 2009

This is no surprise, since "RE5" sucked so much shit. Will Capcom do a reboot? Another sequel with crap co-op? Will it be another "RE4" clone or will it be somewhere between that game and "RE2?" Here are some ideas:

- No co-op. It blows ass. Fuck having to share the game with a computer or another player. In the next game, my guy better be alone. I want to feel the dread of solitude in a hostile environment, and that just isn't possible when you have some moron dumb fuck tagging along. "OH HAI LET'S SWAP AMMO" "OH HAI I'LL SHOOT THAT GUY" "OH YOU WANT THOSE ITEMS?"

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