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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Eargasms: Calabrese's Latest Release Keeps Punk Alive

Dayglo Necros is classic punk with a modern feel. Credit: CalabreseRock.com
I first discovered the three siblings known as Calabrese (the trio's actual surname, BTW) back when everyone was using MySpace for their social networking needs. Remember that? No? Neither does anyone else at this point. Anyway, back then, the once mighty social networking site was a great way to discover brand new music, and that's how I came across the boys from Arizona. I was instantly attracted to the group thanks to their blend of rock and roll, good old fashioned punk rock and horror movie-style look/feel. The self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Horror Rock Band" has taken elements of bands like the Misfits (both in look and sound), Social Distortion, and the showmanship of Rob Zombie and blended them all into one nice package with a crisp sound that is sorely lacking in today's punk rock scene.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Full Money in the Bank card and predictions


Was Kharma released?


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & Report July 13 – Friday Night ZackDown


Is This The Best Impact Wrestling Gut Check Has To Offer?


Two more slots filled for Smackdown! MITB match

TNA Impact Wrestling Results & July 12 Recap – Destination X Fallout


TNA Impact Wrestling Results & July 5 Recap – Aries Makes A Statement


WWE Tuesday Night SmackDown Results & Report July 3 – Great American Bash


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Four more slots announced for Smackdown! MITB match


Hot Chick in Tall Socks of the Week: 7/1/12


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & Report June 29 – Money In The Bank Takes Shape


First five participants named for Smackdown! MITB match


Update on WWE title match at MITB: New stipulation added


TNA Impact Wrestling Results & June 28 Recap – New Tag Team Champions


Monday, June 25, 2012

WWE Championship match confirmed for Money in the Bank


New participants added to RAW Money in the Bank ladder match


New details surface on John Cena’s divorce

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & Report June 22 – Now THAT Is A Main-Event!

First Money in the Bank contestant announced


TNA Impact Wrestling Results & June 21 Recap – AJ & Dixie Come Clean


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Illustrated Man, Part 27: "Macho Man" Randy Savage

This is my 27th piece, a tribute to the late "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Savage has been one of my  favorite wrestlers since I was a kid, and I was absolutely crushed when I heard that he had passed away. I began planning this piece shortly thereafter, and finally got it done last month.

Custom design and tattoo work courtesy of Chase Martines at
Brave New World Tattoo, Lakewood, CO.

The Squat Debate


Which Four Horsemen Group Was Best?


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Drawings of Pee-Pees and Wee-Wees: This Book Does Not Exist

This Book Does Not Exist is the debut novel by Mike Schneider. At first, it seems to have the simple premise of a love story between two young adults who meet purely by accident, but as the story goes on, it evolves into a bizarre, science fiction piece about multiple universes and making choices that could change the future.

Monday, June 11, 2012

New "Hot Chicks in Tall Socks" fan page is up.

For those that like me weekly dose of great-looking women in tube socks, I have created a fan page for these beautiful women. You can become a fan by clicking right here. Check it out, become a fan, and have fun. Also, if you'd like, feel free to contribute to the fan page, as submissions are always welcome.

Enjoy!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kelly Kelly may be done with WWE


My Game Shelf: James Noir's Hollywood Crimes (3DS)

*Originally appeared on 3-29-12 on BurningAngel.com

 
Hollywood Crimes features an interesting story with some great puzzles, but it's hard to give it the best of reviews. The game stars you as a game show contestant on a 1960s game show, "The Incredible Puzzle Masters!" You and another potential puzzle master face off on the show, solving puzzles for points. After six rounds - which span approximately twelve in-game weeks - the person with the highest amount of points wins a one-year trip around the world, all expenses paid. In between rounds of puzzle-solving, you are confronted by a friend from the past who is now an FBI agent. He's on the trail of a serial killer and needs your help. The reason? The killer is a former game show contestant him or herself, and is leaving puzzles at the scenes of every crime for you to solve.
The puzzles in the game are the stars, but they are hit or miss. They range from extremely easy to extremely difficult. While you will be able to solve most with either no hints or a few (the puzzles offer 3-4 hints each), there are some that are beyond difficult. I found myself reading the instructions repeatedly on some of these, and even when I finally did solve them by accident or the game solved them for me (if you’re completely stumped on the necessary story puzzles, the game will eventually solve them for you in order for you to continue the game), the solutions didn't really make sense thanks to the highly vague instructions.
The story is pretty intriguing, with you not only playing a game show contestant but an assistant in several grisly murders. There are optional side puzzles as well for when you don't feel like playing the story for awhile. These are found in your hotel room, which is basically the hub world of the game. Here, you will also get fan letters for being a game show "star". Some of the letters include puzzles from fans, which will earn you more fan hints for other puzzles. Other letters are from the killer, giving you more insight as to what it is you're up against. I recommend checking the room frequently, as not only do you earn the valuable hints, but you will unlock the puzzles you solve here as well.

While the story is decent, it's backed by cheesy graphics and even cheesier voice-acting. The characters in the game are basically mo-caps of actual people on a loop, meaning the words never match the characters' mouths, not to mention the voice-acting is D-grade quality at best. Furthermore, the ending - which features a twist - really falls flat.You can see it coming a mile away, but it makes little sense when you realize what you went through to get there. If you want solid puzzle gaming, Hollywood Crimes is far from your worst choice; just don't expect any brilliance anywhere else, as the game is severely lacking.

My Game Shelf: Professor Layton and the Last Specter (3DS)

*Originally appeared on BurningAngel.com on 2/21/12


 "The Last Specter" is the latest in the much-heralded Prof. Layton series, but it is not a sequel; instead, it is the first chapter in a prequel trilogy, setting the game in a period before "Professor Layton and the Curious Village", the first game in the series. In it, you play as Layton himself, as well as game favorite Luke Triton and newcomer Emma Altava. While Layton and Luke already know each other, we learn how they first met and became partners in mystery solving. Emma has actually worked with Layton in the past, but only she remembers it for whatever reason. In the game, the three characters search the fictional town of Misthallery, located somewhere in England. The town has been overrun by a giant shadow monster known only as "The Specter", which attacks the town on a regular basis for unknown reasons, with each attack being preceded by eerie flute music. It is up to you as Layton to solve the case and find out the truth behind The Specter.

"The Last Specter" follows the same tradition as the previous Layton games as you go around town solving numerous puzzles. Some of the puzzles are part of the story, while others are hidden throughout the game. While this may seem repetitious to some, the fact is that the formula has proven successful every single time it's implicated. As the old saying goes, if it's broken, don't fix it. As for the characters, there are several recurring characters from previous games, such as Inspector Chelmey and his assistant Barton, but for the most part, the cast is completely fresh. The game features the same bright and colorful graphics you've come to know and love, as well as top-notch voice acting.

As an added bonus, "The Last Specter" features a game within a game, titled "Professor Layton's London Life". It's basically just like "Animal Crossing", only you can earn XP as well (called "Happiness" in the game). It isn't overly complicated or challenging, but can be a nice distraction when you want a break from the game. Plus, when you consider it's a free add-in despite being 100+ hours of content, you really can't complain too much.

While I won't spoil the ending of the game, needless to say, it's very touching and serves as proof that it's very easy to become attached to the characters in the game. I found myself very sad to watch the ending cinematic play out, wishing the game could have ended differently. However, when you can touch a gamer's emotions like that, it's a sign that you've written a great story.

Overall, "Professor Layton and the Last Specter" is a fantastic game. I would say my favorite in the series is still "The Unwound Future", but with this being the start of a trilogy, it definitely left me wanting more and excited about the inevitable next installment.

If you like puzzles, loveable characters and good storytelling, then this series is definitely for you.

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