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I was trying to look for something new that I thought would be cool, but other than having the same problem as Matt – finding videos of bands in forests or empty warehouses, I thought I would revisit some old Tool videos because they are pretty damn cool. And, sometimes one doesn’t have to actually understand what is going on in the video for it to be cool. Nor, does one actually have to see the band in it for it to be cool. Sometimes you just have to look at it and go, What the fuck? That’s what I think of this video. Not to mention, Tool has been talking about an album that might be released in the next decade or so. So, why not revisit? Oh, this one is uncut so if you don’t like swear words…this is your disclaimer.
In my attempt to break away from wildly popular shooter games (you know what they are), I picked up “Sniper Elite III” to shake things up a bit when it comes to fast-moving shooter action. Not to mention, there just aren’t “that” many games out for Xbox One right now, so my choices were limited. I haven’t played the previous editions of the sniper franchise and it worked out great because I didn’t really need to know about those games coming into part III. Despite the fact that this story took place before “Sniper Elite V2” I didn’t feel I missed out on story and concept. All I really needed to play this fun game was patience. Sometimes I had it; sometimes I didn’t and here is my “Sniper Elite III” story.
The biggest reason I enjoyed this particular tactical shooter is that I had time to plan my attack and decide which approach I was going to take. I could go quiet or I could go loud or both. Mostly, I preferred sneaky and stealthy. I can be a methodical kind of guy, so this aspect of the game pleased me. Because the game took place during WWII in Northern Africa, there were lots of large rocks, hills, and dessert-atmosphere to hide behind; perfect for sniping. Read the rest of this entry
Band: Witches of Doom
Genre: Hard Rock, Stoner, Goth
Release: April 2014
Label: Sliptrick Records Read the rest of this entry
I waited for what I thought was a reasonable time to purchase an Xbox One. If there were bugs to work out, I like to think it would have happened by now. One aspect that Microsoft changed for the best, in my opinion, was selling a Kinect-less system which is the one I opened my wallet for. Since I have been part of the Xbox family since about 2006, I didn’t see a need to swap to Playstation only because it may have slightly better graphics. So, this game review is not going to harp on which system is best. It’s about my brief thoughts on the Xbox One and, of course, “Dead Rising 3,” the first game I played on the new system.
The first thing I noticed was how quiet the system is. If you have an old Xbox 360 like I do, it sounded like a jet taking off in your living room. That issue, and I thought it was kind of a big deal, is gone. The Xbox One barely purrs like a kitten. It’s that quiet. For that I am grateful because I no longer have to compensate on the volume of the game to make up for the Boeing 767 that was in my man room. Read the rest of this entry