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Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Zelda-Temple.net

Posted by shaun832 on April 14, 2009

I’ve just become a content writer over at Zelda-Temple.net. My username is GioSpy so please, register on the forums and speak with me. My first article for the website is up. It’s a review for TLoZ: Twilight Princess, so go and read.

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Inside the Mind of Dr Freeman

Posted by shaun832 on January 14, 2009

Yesterday, I stumbled across a YouTube series named ‘Freeman’s Mind’. It takes a humorous look at what Gordon Freeman is thinking during the events of Half-Life. Below the first episode:

Here are some of my favourite quotes from the series:

– Oh cool! A robot! Robots are the only friends I need!
– NO! I don’t want to be a schizophrenic!!!
– It’s an Etch-a-Sketch from hell!
– Follow the dead body road! Follow the dead body road!

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No Internet = Buildup of Updates

Posted by shaun832 on November 28, 2008

Over the past week, I had no internet. Yesterday I got it back and the amount of updates to the sites I go to was fairly staggering. I’ll try summarising the updates into a short list.

  • 55 New Emails, none of them spam.
  • Approx 10,000 words on stories that I read.
  • Approx 10 new comics for webcomics such as 8-Bit Theater and Penny Arcade.
  • Countless videos including a new AVGN video and two new Zero Punctuation episodes.

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NaNoWriMo… well, I’m trying!

Posted by shaun832 on November 8, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

The idea of this, if you don’t already know, is to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. When I had a look at this, I was all, ‘Yeah sure! I’ll give it a go!’ What was I thinking?

The story I’m writing is a The Legend of Zelda/24 ‘crossover’ (layout wise) which is ingeniously entitled, Twenty-Four. It’s the 8th tody and I’ve written… 2476 words… Oh crap!

I’ve really got to start working on this story more if I want to make it to the deadline. A problem is, I’m a bit of a procrastinator, and by a bit I mean, A LOT! If I do eventually get this done it will probably be the work of some higher deity, aka, a miracle!

I might make a counter on the sidebar, if I can get it to work!

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AVGN vs Zero Punctuation

Posted by shaun832 on June 26, 2008

The Angry Video Game Nerd (often shortened to AVGN or The Nerd) is a character created and played by Internet filmmaker James Rolfe. It is also the name of his popular Internet video series.

Zero Punctuation is the name for a series a videos by English born writer Ben Croshaw (commonly known as Yahtzee).

Both of these video series do the same thing, reviewing video games. I am about to break these series down to find out which is superior.

Audience

Both series do review games but they review different types. The AVGN reviews games from twenty years ago and Zero Punctuation reviews the latest games. Since the AVGN reviews games most people around the world grew up with, people can relate to them and enjoy the videos more. A problem with this is that everyone is doing it, ie. The Irate Gamer.

Zero Punctuation reviews new games so it targets another, larger audience of gamers who only like the latest things.

Humour

The AVGN derives his humour from his complete frustration at the horrible games he reviews, so there’s bound to be some level of profanity in his videos. This is a problem because this is the only thing the humour is coming from.

Zero Punctuation uses a variety of jokes so it doesn’t feel like you’re watching the same thing over and over again.

Does it actually review games?

The AVGN does talk about games but not in enough detail. He mainly only talks about the bits that frustrates only himself.

Zero Punctuation also talks about the bad things but it talks about it more as a whole rather than in the AVGN who only talks about little tid-bits of the game.

Both actually don’t ‘review’ the games since they don’t talk about the good parts of the game as well.

Conclusion

The AVGN targets an audience of retro gamers and Zero Punctuation targets gamers who like the latest games.

The AVGN reuses the same jokes over and over again and Zero Punctuation has some variety in its humour.

Both games don’t actually ‘review’ games but Zero Punctuation give more detail than the AVGN.

In conclusion I would recommend Zero Punctuation over the AVGN.

-Shaun McGarry

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A funny RE parody

Posted by shaun832 on May 14, 2008

BTW: RE is Resident Evil

I found this video on a website called The Escapist. Its a video in their De-Rez series. The video is through this link!

Now for a random LOL cat!

Kitten

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