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Hurray for Gameloft’s next rip-off! (Seriously)

January 13, 2011 Leave a comment

A trailer for Gameloft’s next iOS game has been released, and as usual, we expect the game being made to be very similar to something that’s already made. This time, people are saying it’s gonna be a Legend of Zelda type of game. Now this has me excited. You know I’m a big fan of Zelda. I could be mad at them for the rip-off, but nah. Is there a way to play a 3D Zelda game on a hand held device? I think not. Do I want to play a 3D Zelda game on a hand held? Absolutely. Furthermore, do I want to keep myself from playing a good Zelda-like game? No way. Of course I’m gonna play this game. If it’s good, anyway. I don’t think I’ll play it if it turns out to be bad.

picture of this game

This dude seems kinda like the Great Deku Tree. Except, he's like, a spirit or something...instead of an actual talking tree...

But anyway, let’s find out what’s causing all this speculation of the game being a Zelda type of game. Go take a look at the trailer. What do we see in it? Well, uh, first there’s some magic-y stuff. Some lava. Mostly…a cool-looking fantasy world. And some peaceful music in the background. That high-pitched instrument kind of reminds me of Wind Waker. Just saying.

But to the point, what is making people make these connections? Perhaps it’s,

  1. That spirit tree guy. He’s huge, he talks, and he spits out some shiny thing. Now am I crazy, or is that kinda like the Great Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time? I mean, that guy was a talking tree, and he gave Link the forest medallion or whatever!
  2. The fact that there’s a horse shown for a few seconds. The scene looks very much like Twilight Princess; you have to admit it.
  3. That UI which was shown for a couple seconds. I see a mini-map, a shield button…oddly, some sort of horse button. I don’t see how anyone is supposed to call their horse when there’s lava everywhere, but OK. I don’t know what that other button up top is. I wonder if this game has some sort of targeting system.
  4. Well…the whole thing is in a fantasy world, so that at least helps the idea that it’s Zelda.

Hm, but really, that’s it? Man. It’s kind of weird that IGN was the one making the assumption here. I’d have thought that it would just be random people doing it.

Well anyway, I’m excited. I’ll probably get this thing. But of course, they haven’t named it or given us any real info on it. Hm. Well, I’m going to stop writing now.

-Tomtwelve

This Makes Me Happy

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The chances that you’ve already seen this video are high. That don’t matter. I like this story. I like to see good things happen. There’s not enough good stories or videos on the internet–things that are good in that they are about things that are genuinely good. What do I mean by ‘good’? Well, I like to hear about people helping those who need help, and I like to hear about people getting on the right path. I mainly wish we had more positivity around teh internets. I mean, I certainly know that I’m often negative, and I certainly don’t do much good for the world. But the thing is, when people hear good stories, they get inspired to do good things themselves. If they don’t get inspired, then their hearts have failed them–if they have hearts at all, I mean.

This guy, Ted Williams–his success over the last few days has filled me with joy. Pure joy, really. The kind of joy I rarely feel. And why? Well, I’m not completely sure. But let’s look at the aspects of this story that could possibly please me.

  1. The man has an awesome voice.
  2. The man got involved with drugs ‘n stuff and suffered the consequences.
  3. The man got off of drugs…and stuff.
  4. The man recognizes that he has a gift given to him by God.
  5. The man got a job.
  6. This has come as a result of a reporter filming him–now this was certainly a simple act of kindness, I’d say. Unless we want to be ultra-cynical and question the reporter’s motives. But that would ruin this all.
  7. He sort of reunited with his mother, didn’t he? That’s just touching.

Now people didn’t throw around the original video of this homeless man in an effort to try and get him a job. They show it to their friends because:

  1. It’s surprising
  2. It’s entertaining

But despite their common intentions, the incredible speed at which this video has spread certainly has accomplished something. This man is going to get a home in no time!

Man, I am actually getting a little emotional while writing this. What’s up with me, anyway?

Perhaps the idea of a full recovery appeals to me. I mean, I certainly have never been homeless. I’m just a kid. I’ve always had a good life. I can thank my parents for that, and I can thank God for that. But if I ever found myself in some crisis, I know that in some way, there will always be hope. I can always emerge from the depths of sorrow somehow.

But then some troll might say, “Well how would you know?!!” Well, doesn’t this story sort of prove it?

I tell you, this life was meant to be enjoyed. Our circumstances can’t get so bad that we can’t find such a thing as happiness. So I guess happiness is the most important thing to have. If I couldn’t find that, then that would be the actual problem.

I’m thankful for this surprising source of inspiration. No viral video has ever been so uplifting.

Well, except for that baby preacher. That kid…MAN he’s great!

Heh heh heh heh, fun times. Fun times. Now we’ve gone off topic. I probably should’ve ended this post just now. Why is this paragraph even here?

-Tomtwelve

You think it’s OK?

January 6, 2011 Leave a comment

So You Think It's OK...
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Make sure to click on the image. I mean, seriously, keep reading, it gets better. If there’s one thing I love, it’s imitating people’s comments closely to make fun of them. Again, click on the image to read the rest.

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Significant Celestial Events

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Man, a lunar eclipse and the winter solstice on the same day? Pretty significant. Especially in the world of Avatar the Last Airbender. What’s gonna happen today? An attack on the water tribe? A spirit world journey? I have no idea, but this would be a crazy episode of Avatar.

-Tomtwelve

Epicness

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Yeah, so Ray William Johnson is the reason I saw this video, but don’t be hating for that. This video is hilarious! So enjoy it, fool!

-Tomtwelve

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Today is…well I forgot.

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Today I shall just, you know, write stuff about what’s been going on in my life. Although…my life is generally pretty simple. I don’t have much to complain about. Heck, all my technology and crud is still working, so what more could I ask for anyway?

Well, I guess socially, life could be better. I don’t really care if I don’t have a ton of friends, though. The ones I got are pretty good, so I can stick with them. I don’t feel the need to get a girlfriend either. But I am quite attracted to plenty of girls at the same time.

So basically, life is pretty good. No complications, really. Except, you know what? I do not like school.

Well, I need to go to bed.

-Tomtwelve

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Game Dev Story

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

This week, I was spending far too long playing a game on my iPod Touch called Game Dev Story. This game is friggin’ addictive. The idea of the game is that you are the boss of your own game studio. You decide what games you want to make, and your staff makes ’em. Then you see how well your game sells. And your sales depend on how you decided to make your game. That’s pretty much the main stuff you do in the game. It’s not boring, though. It’s a very addicting formula, actually. After you make one game, you’re bound to go right back and try to make another. You have to unlock the game genres and find out for yourselves which ones work, so you might be playing for a while.

There’s no time for a longer post, but I highly recommend Game Dev Story.

-Tomtwelve

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