Thursday, February 13, 2014

Is it quiet in here or what?

      Hey guys, mlp_midnaspet here,
I have been busy.... busy making SHIRTS(fanfare plays)
I make nerdy stuff and stupid stuff but really. I put a lot of work into these.
So yeah... se you in a month I guess.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The bane of the internet

     I feel as though I need to speak on this subject, it has haunted me for a while and I need to share my thoughts. What I need to speak of is the menace known as pewdiepie, a Swedish gamer that has gained the system and the control of 13 year olds everywhere.

     Pewdiepie is what is known as a "Lets Player", these "Lets Players" play whatever game happens to be horrendously popular at the time and play them and uploads the video and commentary to You Tube. This is all fine and good. I see it as an audio book type of situation. If you cant game, watch someone else do it. This is an interesting case. A good way to introduce this topic is to link a video that accurately displays how I feel.

    By the way, shout out to Retsupurae, best LP'ers on YouTube.

       I feel the same way as the people in the video, he is downright annoying. He is a shrieking fool and a toxic force on the internet. I feel the same way about minecraft but I should only offend one large group of people on the internet.

       The issue at this point is his popularity. This heathen has over 19 million subscribers. Let that sink in... NINETEEN MILLION AND GROWING. How many mentally inept people on the internet can there be. And please, don't take that statement lightly. I don't think anyone above the age of 12 should be so socially and mentally inept to even tolerate this... this thing.

       For about a month in middle school I liked watching this mess and I am not proud of it but what  I am proud of is. At that age I was old enough to realize how stupid this garbage is. Hell, even my 12 year old brother is above it. Yet there are people, real humans, in my high school that watch regularly and enjoy his "work".

      Beyond the issue with actual content I wish that the people that subscribe to him would spread the love. There are dozens of people on You Tube that put more work and deserve more attention than he does. Namely game theory other people like that.

     A community that is more obnoxious than he coupled with content that makes people want to plunge screwdrivers into their ears. ON TOP OF a broken system. He has become the richest, most over rated man on the internet. I wish worse on him than I do Peter Molyneux.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Indie Hour: 1...2...3... KICK IT!

     1...2...3...KICK IT! is a skydiving game, you dodge objects, hug walls, and grab collectibles on your way down for points. But what makes this cool is that it is made by music.

     Way back in 2009 Dejobaan games made AAAaaaAAA, a reckless disregard for gravity. A skydiving game. stunts and really good level design with a good challenge. When this was released another game was in development. They wanted to make a game with similar mechanics and gameplay but have music play a much bigger role. Then, 4 years later the game becomes available on steam for early access. I see it and start to drool, the game is amazing.

     It takes your mp3 of choice and after a minute or so of loading you are in the game, falling through obstacles  and having a great time "playing" your music. I love this game and even put it on my list of best games of 2013. 9/10, go buy this game if you like music.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Those small things

     I am an avid tech user and as such I like to make my experience as comfortable as possible. One thing that I have found essential to this is a good mouse. For years I used a Microsoft brand optical mouse and I loved it but the became to loose to use in games so I went on a search for the best budget mouse. I spent days on amazon and forums looking for the best. Eventually I found the Anker 2000 dpi Gaming mouse. This mouse is phenomenal, the rise on the palm rest was perfect, it had cool lights, and even had an option for on the fly sensitivity switching. The best thing was that it was only 25$. Unfortunately the wheel went out after a couple of months, I couldn't find anything on it so I assumed it was just my unit.

     Soon after I was on the hunt again. This time I found the Perixx 5000 dpi dual mode mouse, and to be honest I liked it. It was wireless to a degree but it also cost 55$. Not bad but it left something to be desired. The drivers were glitchy and ugly and often didn't take effect, not to mention the mouse is low to the desk, poor rise and was generally uncomfortable. I soon returned that for my current mouse.

     I recently used the return funds to purchase the Anker 8000 dpi laser gaming mouse and to be honest. I love it! The rise on the palm rest is perfect it has great color control, on the fly macro recording and playback(a macro is a string of keys, e.g. If I want to be able to press 5 keys on a keyboard with one press i can make a macro to activate all those keys.), 9 buttons and that on the fly sensitivity switch. It has served me well for a 40$ mouse. Well worth the value.

    What I am getting at here is that the right mouse can completely change how you use your computer, and it might take a couple of tries but when you find the "one", it will be well worth the wait.

Not my usual musings.

     When we stand up for the pledge of negligence or the national anthem we are stating our patriotic pride. Or is more happening? See, when someone sings at a sporting event or something like that we are expected to stand. But why? As Americans we have created this unspoken social law that states that we have to show ultimate pride for our country and if we don't then we are seen as anti American, your neighbor will look at you with a condescending look in his eye.
     This is propaganda being fueled by the community. Think about it, WW1 propaganda had many purposes but one major purpose was aimed at the people, the every day citizen. It aimed to create ultimate pride for their country, it was a subtle way to instill patriotism without seeming abrasive. Often it was combined with positive reinforcement, but today it is expected.
      I am not particularly proud of the things my country has done yet I stand. A lot of people feel the same way but yet they stand. I want to understand why this hasn't stopped. Don't get me wrong I love America, I have more freedom here than pretty much anywhere else, but what my country has done to get to where it is I do not like. I don't want to get political on this blog but I refuse to buy into this propaganda. I hope that I have enlightened you.