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  1. Beat shitty ass Zelda 2 lol. Wow that was easily the worst Zelda I ever played. I guess as a NES game it is ok but how the fuck anyone beat this on the original NES back in the day is beyond me. I have it on the NES but there was no fucking way that was ever happening on the original console without being able to save wherever. Still had fun with it but even on the Switch app, it was pretty ridiculous.
  2. Beat my first game. That is Link's Awakening on the Nintendo Switch. I beat it twice actually. Regular Mode the first time and Hero Mode the second time. 100% on Hero Mode. It is a great remake to one of my favorite Zelda titles (still not as good as A Link to the Past but it is close). I am working on several games right now. I am playing Zelda II on the Switch NES app (never beaten it) and having a difficult time with it to say the least. I have tried to play it on the original cart (which I do own) but could never get anywhere with it. I need the save states to have any chance in hell of beating this game. This is one of those games that if you used a Game Genie back in the day, I really couldn't have knocked you for it. Over on the 3DS I am doing Oracle of Seasons (another one I never beat, never got to play either Ages or Seasons back in the day). I really am going to be focusing mostly on my backlog this year. Obviously, there will be some replays of some favorite games of mine like every year but I am really trying to knock this backlog down. Back in school and going for my Master's Degree on top of having a Graduate Assistantship Position as a TA, so I am going to be busy with that, but I will make time. If you haven't added me to backloggery yet the link to it is below.
  3. Games Beaten 2020 1. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch) 1/8/2020 2. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Switch) C: 2 O: 2
  4. Finally finished FFXII for the first time. Had it way back on the PS2 but could never get into it and now I see why. It is not a bad game but it isn't my favorite either. It is ok, storyline is just basically star wars and game of thrones thrown together and is easily the most lackluster part of the game. Gameplay makes up for it though. Still like X and even X-2 better. Which is what I am going onto next on the Switch since I picked that up on the sale they recently had. C: 15 H: 3 PC: M: O: 17-1  Challenges: 1 http://www.twitch.tv/PixelatedMetalHead Bronze #3: Castlevania Bloodlines Games Beaten: 1. Shining Force: Sword of Hayja (3DS VC) 1/6/2019 2. Shining Force (Switch) 1/13/2019 3. Torna The Golden Country (Switch) 1/31/2019 4. South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Switch) 2/16/2019 5. Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee (Switch) 2/26/2019 6. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (Switch) 3/15/2019 7. Final Fantasy IX (Switch) 3/18/2019 8. Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) 4/4/2019 9. Mortal Kombat (Genesis) 4/4/2029 10. Beavis & Butthead (Genesis) 4/5/2019 11. Final Fight II (3DS VC) 4/8/2019 12. The Messenger (Switch) 6/24/2019 13. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) 7/12/2019 14. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U VC) 7/23/2019 15. WWF No Mercy (N64) 8/26/2019 16. Star Fox (SNES) 9/11/2019 17. Friday the 13th (SNES) 9/13/2019 18. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Switch) 10/21/2019
  5. Just got back from 3 From Hell tonight and wanted to write a review on here about my thoughts and opinions on the entire trilogy of films. This is going to be long and I am very sorry for that, but there is no way you can deconstruct and break these films down the way I am doing without it being very long. So please bear with me. So here is my spoiler free opinion on the movie and it's predecessors as a whole since The Devil's Rejects is my favorite movie of all time (which this specific viewing included a double feature that involved that movie before the new movie). Zombie is a Directorial & Visionary Genius for those who actually get it. He is like Alice Cooper when it comes to genius level with horror, theatrics, and his music (which has inspired many of his films). The movies he creates (outside of Lords of Salem which was legitimate garbage and you can't count Halloween 1 or 2 since he had almost no creative control or freedom with those, he was literally just a straight up director to sell tickets) are as violent, vile, and disgusting as possible with characters who represent the absolute worst in society. His movies push the MPAA (movie ratings board) to it's literal breaking point of what is allowed to be seen in a theater. However, in some sick sadistic way he makes the Firefly family of sick sadistic psychopathic murderers beloved caricatures that you love to hate, by the end of The Devil's Rejects and 3 From Hell, you are legitimately cheering them on to get away with these disgusting and vile acts. It is admittedly a guilty pleasure of a joy ride (and you need a good sense of twisted and dark humor or you will not understand or get it). Everything that made The Devil's Rejects (and to a lesser degree House of 1000 Corpses) great movies and made the Firefly Family into this beloved cult counter-culture following is on display in 3 From Hell which is to be expected. It is a movie that is not for the faint of heart, those who get easily offended, who consider themselves a Social Justice Warrior, or who can't stand political incorrectness should stay FAR AWAY from this. These movies are EXTREMELY (and I can't emphasize that enough) violent, misogynistic, satanic, gory, racist, homophobic, and just purely as vile as you can really get. You will completely miss the point if you try to analyze these films like you would analyze your typical film because this is far from that. Now I have seen some reviews by critics who just don't get it or they have evolved far from being the Zombie fans they once were (the movie has a 25% Rotten Tomatoes score which is to be expected, Zombie's movies are extremely divisive), they believe 3 From Hell has absolutely no place in modern 2019 society. That this is a movie that would have been fine to release in lets say 2006 or 2007, but is just disgusting filth that needs to be banned. What they fail to see that these (nor the other 2) are movies you go to see where you absolutely cannot analyze them based on contemporary times, politics, or even current societal norms. These are movies that take place in the 70s and 80s, that are legitimate throwbacks that channel real life nutso serial killers. Inspiration for these vile characters can be seen from historical murderers (so there is a point to it). It has everything from Jeffrey Dommer, Charles Manson (and his followers), Jack the Ripper, Albert Fish, Ed Gein, and Ted Bundy. It's like if you took a "worst killers of all time" list and threw it in a blender and sprinkled in some Rob Zombie "Carnie Madness" on top (Rob Zombie actually grew up with Carnie parents for a good chunk of his childhood and so much of his movies contain a psychedelic gritty carnival vibe). What I personally like about these films isn't so much that they are just gratuitously violent because there are hundreds of films out there that do that, and I personally don't enjoy a lot of movies that don't have a point or some message to cling upon. I used to be a huge fan of that stuff when I was a young teenager and suffering through Troma films and Slashers with my dearly departed friend Adam Sentell, who absolutely loved Rob Zombie movies for the same reason I do, because they are thoughtful. However, I like stories, I like characters that are likable, and have personality (even if in this case they are vile and absolutely on the unhinged fringe of society). I like that Rob in his movies is trying to speak on a much more philosophical level. He isn't trying to make us feel sympathetic or to love these characters for no good reason; the only reason most of us can feel sympathetic for the Firefly Family is because the people that surround them are messed up and just as bad as they are (and I have to take House of 1000 Corpses out of this because it is more of a straight up horror film that doesn't have these parallels or dichotomy). Rob makes you think on a deeper level about, "wow, these people who are trying to bring the Firefly Family to justice are just as vile and disgusting as they are, and in some cases might even be worse?" It speaks to this very carnal and primal nature within human beings. How our own political and criminal justice system is broken and completely incapable of rehabilitating anybody. Why do people murder senselessly? Is it really that senseless what they are doing? Is there a reason why they are on the fringe and are they just trying to get back at society or the wickedness within our culture through their violent ways? Furthermore, why does our society idolize people like Charles Manson? Why is there this pure morbid fascination with those like Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dommer, and Albert Fish who were obviously vile monsters that the media made them out to be (and probably rightfully so). However, it goes further. Is it because of the primal and carnal nature of society that made them this way? Were they just born freaking nutso? Is it what I personally believe which is in the theory of Socialization that you are taught to hate or mame. These are questions that are constantly brought up throughout the Firefly trilogy of movies and they are philosophical questions open to one's own interpretation. However, people fail to ask these questions when they go to see a film like this just because of how extremely violent and disgusting it is. Obviously, Rob does a lot of that for pure shock value, but there is more going on below the surface. I personally am judged by many people for loving his films, which I don't care about but it can be difficult to break it down to those who don't get it as to why I like these films (outside of Lords of Salem which was truly terrible, but everyone has a flop or two in their directorial career). People will ask, "how can you sympathize with such monsters?" I have gotten that since 2005 when Rejects came out. Kind of like, "what is wrong with you, are you mentally deranged like they are? How could you ever cheer them on to get away with all of this?" No, it is simply that I totally get what he is trying to say. I see him as a visionary film director and I would love to see him do something outside of the Horror genre like that "Broadstreet Bullies" film about the Philadelphia Flyers team of the 1970s (licensing issues got in the way of him getting it off the ground). Rob's not just creating some monster movie where everyone senselessly dies, nothing is ever explained, there is no social commentary on anything, and it is just blood, chaos, and senseless violence. Now 31 (which was a crowdfunded Rob Zombie film) had more of that just senseless and gratuitous violence to it and it was good, but not great. Although 31 was different in the sense it was paying homage and was a throwback to The Running Man (with Arnold Schwarzenegger in it). It was a Rob Zombie version of it as far as I am concerned that wasn't as cornie lol. His Firefly movies have messages, they have meanings, they have interpretations but it cannot be as simple as, "this is racist!" or, "this is just completely senseless and nothing makes any sense!" No it all makes sense, but you have to think on a much deeper level and not in the same way you would in the typical horror convention. It is too simplistic to flat out state, "3 From Hell is nothing more than complete garbage that is obviously made by someone who loves glorifying misogyny, racism, and the worst aspects of our society." No he is asking the viewer to think about society as a whole. If you pay close attention to Otis, Baby, and Captain Spaulding (and in this new film Richard Brake of The Night King GoT fame, as Foxy), they are outcasts that do not fit within society and hate "the system." They hate the man and they want to stick it to the man, quite literally with a nice sharp blade bludgeoning someone's heart out. Why is that? that is open to people's own interpretations. Sorry, to get so philosophical on everyone but I feel like these movies get too much criticism for the wrong reasons because people view them through such a simple-minded lens. Critics and movie goers alike focus on the wrong things and fail to see what Rob is trying to accomplish. They are not peeling back the layers of each and every character. They are not understanding why anyone would care about such vile people. To some extent it is morbid curiosity. Why do we like films that involve serial killers? A lot of people watched the Ted Bundy film that was released recently, a lot of people love to watch documentaries and films about Charles Manson, and the same goes with all sorts of deviant behavior and acts within society. As someone who has a Bachelor's degree in studying societal behavior and human interaction, deviance is one of the most interesting and philosophical social theories out there and these are movies that involve extremely deviant and vile acts. Everything from Necrophilia to straight up Murder Rape is on full display here. I believe that deviance is such an interesting topic because of my interest and background in Sociology, that is why I am able to explain and to largely defend what he is doing with these films and characters. So that is my opinion on this trilogy of films. Once again, I am not recommending anyone who is not a fan of horror, who is easily offended, or even has a weak stomach or tolerance for this kind of movie to buy it when it comes out on video in the middle of October. Just that after 14 years of trying to explain why I like these movies, this is my answer. I think most of the Rob Zombie fans and people who like the Firefly Trilogy of movies will completely understand this. As far as 3 From Hell goes, is it a good movie? Yeah it was a really good movie. Did it need to be made? Everyone will have their own opinion on that but I would say my opinion is no, it did not need to be made, but I am glad it was anyways. The way The Devil's Rejects ended was PERFECT in the same manner as Terminator 2 had the perfect ending, but it is still fun to hang with Arnie isn't it? That is the way I see it, plus you get deeper into societal norms, the criminal justice system, the cronyism of the system itself, and I feel you get deeper into the psyche of these people. Maybe it did not need to be made but that doesn't mean I am not happy it was. It was a fun and funny movie. It was extremely violent and everything I said before, and if you liked the other Rob Zombie films, you should definitely like this movie unless you are going into it expecting it to be "better" than Rejects. If your own views have evolved since 05 to make these movies sort of "obsolete" to you, I wouldn't see it, nobody is forcing anyone to see it. If you didn't get a chance to see it and you are interested and can stomach the experience, It gets released on October 15th on Blu Ray and I will definitely be getting it. As far as Rob's other movies. This is his 2nd best movie with only Rejects beating it out.
  6. Knowing the way that GS operates I am not getting my hopes up too high on huge discounts but I do believe there will be huge discounts on used merch due to the fact that they make a ton of money off used merch. When Radio Shack went under, I got lucky with that one. I got Surge Protectors (like the $30 ones) for $1 a piece. I got a Logitech Harmony Remote (which I still have and love) for $25 and it was going for $135 there. Gaming Keyboards and Mice I managed to snag for $10 and they were regularly priced around $90. So with some of it I have done very well with. I expect there will be some pretty damn solid deals. What I am really going to be keeping an eye on for when they finally do go under is the Retro shit on gamestop.com. There are a lot of older games that I want to get my hands on but some of it is just prohibitively expensive. That is also stuff I couldn't see going extremely fast (at least not on the same level as the newer shit). I could definitely see them putting buy 2 get 2 free or even a BOGO or some shit on the pre-owned or retro shit on there. That is what I really want since I am a collector of retro games and rather play those then 95% of the new shit that hits the market.
  7. I am stashing away money just for the eventual GameStop raid lol. I mean as soon as they say "GS is going out of business and shutting down x stores?" I am going to hit up every GS store within my area (which there are about 10 lol) and I am going to buy every fucking game I can. I am just hoping they don't get stupid and give people a lousy ass 10% off games or something dumb like that. Still, I expect deep discounts off used games and I will be raiding lol. Then I will post my haul up on here. WE CAN DO A GS RAID HAUL THREAD LOL!!
  8. Beat Star Fox on the SNES on level 2 but then somehow managed to screw up level 1, still a great game even if it gets a lot of crap due to the frame rate and the superior N64 version. On Friday the 13th I beat Friday the 13th for the old NES. Now this play through was EPIC. Largely because I managed to beat the game legitimately for the first time (no use of torch glitch or exploits). I was down to my last Camp Counselor and my last child and beat Jason just barely. Was freaking awesome. I have a "Best of" video I put on my youtube channel. Just be aware there is a lot of cussing and it is very inappropriate. C: 14 H: 3 PC: M: O: 17-1  Challenges: 1 http://www.twitch.tv/PixelatedMetalHead Bronze #3: Castlevania Bloodlines Games Beaten: 1. Shining Force: Sword of Hayja (3DS VC) 1/6/2019 2. Shining Force (Switch) 1/13/2019 3. Torna The Golden Country (Switch) 1/31/2019 4. South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Switch) 2/16/2019 5. Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee (Switch) 2/26/2019 6. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (Switch) 3/15/2019 7. Final Fantasy IX (Switch) 3/18/2019 8. Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) 4/4/2019 9. Mortal Kombat (Genesis) 4/4/2029 10. Beavis & Butthead (Genesis) 4/5/2019 11. Final Fight II (3DS VC) 4/8/2019 12. The Messenger (Switch) 6/24/2019 13. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) 7/12/2019 14. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U VC) 7/23/2019 15. WWF No Mercy (N64) 8/26/2019 16. Star Fox (SNES) 9/11/2019 17. Friday the 13th (SNES) 9/13/2019
  9. Game #15 down and this time it is WWF No Mercy. Was shooting for 100% on this game but it is never going to happen. Apparently, there is a game breaking "Save Glitch" that randomly deletes your data and it is a huge problem on the earlier copies of No Mercy. There are replacement carts that THQ put out toward the end of the 64 life cycle and I guess some THQ employee had 3 cases of them around 2012 that he threw up on ebay at $100 a pop. So they are out in the wild but there aren't many of them and if you are lucky enough to come by one, they often sell for prohibitively high prices. This is the 3rd time the shit has deleted my saves. I thought it might be my controller pak fucking up or that I might have deleted it by accident, but no it's the infamous Save Glitch. I was wanting to 100% it but I was also wanting to unlock everything for the Create-a-Wrestler feature (which you can back up your CAWs to the controller pak). So I am going to have to buy a Game Shark to be able to unlock everything since there are really no "cheats" per se in that game. It was still a good time to beat a few paths in it. Me pinning Andre the Giant for the Championship. C: 12 H: 3 PC: M: O: 15-1  Challenges: 1 http://www.twitch.tv/PixelatedMetalHead Bronze #3: Castlevania Bloodlines Games Beaten: 1. Shining Force: Sword of Hayja (3DS VC) 1/6/2019 2. Shining Force (Switch) 1/13/2019 3. Torna The Golden Country (Switch) 1/31/2019 4. South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Switch) 2/16/2019 5. Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee (Switch) 2/26/2019 6. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (Switch) 3/15/2019 7. Final Fantasy IX (Switch) 3/18/2019 8. Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) 4/4/2019 9. Mortal Kombat (Genesis) 4/4/2029 10. Beavis & Butthead (Genesis) 4/5/2019 11. Final Fight II (3DS VC) 4/8/2019 12. The Messenger (Switch) 6/24/2019 13. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) 7/12/2019 14. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U VC) 7/23/2019 15. WWF No Mercy (N64) 8/26/2019
  10. I just hope that when they finally do go out of business I have money to buy all the shit I want at a huge discount. I been buying a lot of crap from them online with their retro stuff because some of it is reasonably priced. For example, I got a copy of Conker's Bad Fur Day for $50 off them last year on a game sale. So when they finally get flushed down the shitter and start having major going out of business sales, my ass is going to hit it hard!
  11. Beat Castlevania Aria of Sorrow. Working on Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia and Hollow Knight. Been in a Metroidvania mood. Trying to find a game to live stream but haven't figured that out yet. C: 11 H: 3 PC: M: O: 14-1  Challenges: 1 http://www.twitch.tv/PixelatedMetalHead Bronze #3: Castlevania Bloodlines Games Beaten: 1. Shining Force: Sword of Hayja (3DS VC) 1/6/2019 2. Shining Force (Switch) 1/13/2019 3. Torna The Golden Country (Switch) 1/31/2019 4. South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Switch) 2/16/2019 5. Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee (Switch) 2/26/2019 6. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (Switch) 3/15/2019 7. Final Fantasy IX (Switch) 3/18/2019 8. Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) 4/4/2019 9. Mortal Kombat (Genesis) 4/4/2029 10. Beavis & Butthead (Genesis) 4/5/2019 11. Final Fight II (3DS VC) 4/8/2019 12. The Messenger (Switch) 6/24/2019 13. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) 7/12/2019 14. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U VC) 7/23/2019
  12. Amazon isn't what this is about, I was merely trying to let people know that the system was up for pre-order on Amazon who have access to the deal through Prime. Everybody is free to choose where they buy their shit. I don't really care where I buy anything from, we live in a Capitalistic society and companies do not care about anything but money. That being said, I feel the same as you do. I do have an NES and SNES Classic and soon enough I will be getting the Sega Genesis mini too. If the PS1 Classic drops to $20 or below, I will get it just so I can hack the ever living shit out of it. I really like the plug and play nature of the systems. However, I never had a Turbografx. I didn't know what it was until the early 2000s when I got into collecting games and systems. Me being a hardcore Castlevania fan (I have SCIV boxart on my right arm, it really needs to be redone) I learned about Dracula X: Rondo of Blood and how it was considered by many fans "The Holy Grail" of Castlevania games. I tried to get a working ISO for it back in the day so I could play it on an emulator but Konami came down hard on the emulation websites and it became too overwhelming trying to find a good working ISO. That is how I learned about the Turbografx 16. I grew up with Sega and Nintendo at the time and of course, they completely dominated the gaming market. I have Rondo of Blood on my Wii U on the the Wii Virtual Console (that you cannot get anymore due to the Wii Shop going out of service) and it amazing. You can also download it on the PS4 through the Castlevania Collection thing that has that and Symphony of the Night. So there is only one other official way of playing it if you don't already own the Wii Virtual Console version or still have the Dracula X remake on PSP. That being said, having a plug and play system with the original controllers sounds amazing. It is sort of a pain in the ass to have to load up the Wii U and make sure my shit is all hooked up (I have over 15 systems hooked to 1 TV). I am trying to find out who is doing the emulation but I wasn't able to find that info out. I just hope the emulation is top notch like it is with Nintendo's systems (and what appears to be the Sega Mini since M2 is developing it). I am even more excited to see about all these other Turbografx games. I only ever downloaded a handful of them on the Wii Virtual Console back in the day like Alien and Demon Crush, Air Zonk, Dracula X, and Lords of Thunder. There are over 50 games on this thing and I really want to experience what I missed out on in my childhood. I am just hoping it is worth the $100, but as long as it isn't some cheaply made box with poorly emulated games on it, I think I will be more than satisfied with it.
  13. That is because a few dollars equals thousands in the long run. If I were to sit around and try to say, "I am only going to shop at mom and pop stores" I wouldn't have any of the shit I have. Almost every single place I shop at has some serious shit going on with it. Walmart (employees being treated like shit, low wages, crappy benefits, the fucking Waltons), Amazon (Jeff Bezos, shitty working conditions, etc), GameStop (treat their employees like shit, pay shitty, no hours, going bankrupt). What other places do I like to go to? Hobby Lobby & Chick Fil-A (gay bashing fucks who are against contraceptive benefits). You get the trend. Almost every single place you shop at has some serious problems going on. Maybe your mom and pop stores don't but idk about you but we don't have many in my city. The ones we do have are like suit & tie and wedding places. Another thing, everyone of those places you are going to pay out the ass for. As far as video games go, we got Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and fucking Game Stop. We don't have anything else here. Best Buy lost my business when they decided to get rid of the Game Membership and continually fucking up my orders. I don't really have those issues with Amazon and anytime I do have an issue with Amazon, I have been able to get it resolved relatively quickly. If you want to go get it off play-asia, cool. I got it off Amazon because it is Prime Day, I have Prime and I have access to it. They also don't charge me for it until it releases, I get free Prime shipping, etc. So I shop with my bank account. With me it is zero fucks to give and no mother fucking shame. P.S. Nobody is making anybody work at Amazon. If you don't like the working conditions, well I am sure there is some other place that might be a little greener in your area. My mom and sister work for Walmart. They really like working for Walmart. Maybe go work for Walmart or one of those mom & pop shops they may or may not exist in your area. There are options.
  14. well If you want to get it on play-asia but I don't care one way or another when it comes to Amazon and their corporate money. My Bank account is not rich enough to boycott Amazon nor any other company.
  15. Just giving people a heads up on the turbografx. It is up for pre-order right now for Amazon Prime members. I just managed to snag one for pre-order. You also won't be charged for it until it releases in March of next year. Here is the link https://www.amazon.com/TurboGrafx-16-mini-Electronic-Games/dp/B07QD9GQ9J/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=turbografx+16+mini&qid=1563285803&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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