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The Best Video Game of All Time

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Video Games Jul 29 2012 · 178 views

Definitely Superman 64. B-)
I've been playing it like, nonstop the past two weeks. I just can't get enough of it! Whoever designed this is a genius.

Who needs Portal?

-ibrow(?)


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My Computer Returns

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Life, BZP Library Jul 28 2012 · 129 views

...just in time for me to leave for a month. Wonderful. Anyway, I might be able to update Tahu vs. Tahu tonight, and How to Be a Hero if I'm lucky.

Expect Bionifight 5 stuff when I return, however. Priority one when I get home will be to make a banner for this game.

-ibrow
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Community Calendar

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , Jul 25 2012 · 105 views

First member created event? If so, that's pretty sweet, considering Bionifight 5 has gotta be the most anticipated BZPower text based game of all time. B-)

Mafia III-3 is also in the works, but that does not have an official release date yet. Thus, it is not on the calendar.

-ibrow


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Bionifight 5 Release Info

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , Jul 25 2012 · 81 views

Mark your BZPower community calendar, as September 17th, 2012 is now marked down there as the release date of Bionifight 5. B-)

-ibrow


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On: The New Skin

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in BZPower Jul 24 2012 · 119 views

I like it a lot, actually. I find the muted colours pleasing to the eyes, while at the same time not distracting from the posts themselves. Having Takua in the blogs is cool, and he kind of goes with the colour theme of the new skin too.


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Bionifight 5 - Teaser 4

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , Jul 23 2012 · 90 views

This teaser sheds some more light on what is coming your way with Bionifight 5. :)
Note: Because I'm gone all of August, there likely will not be any teasers that month. However, they will continue when I return up until the release of this glorious fighter.

That said, some information on the different gametypes of Bionifight 5:
  • Free For All - Each player is on their own against everyone else in a massive fight to the death. The player with the most health left at the end of the round will be declared the winner. In the case of a tie, the number of KOs a player accomplished during a round will come into play.
  • Team Battle (Name Pending) - The players are split into two different teams. Otherwise it is the same as Free For All, except you ay only attack members of the opposite team and an MVP will be crowned.
  • Last Man Standing - Much like Free For All, except the round will continue until only one plyer remains standing.
  • Escape (Name Pending) - The players must battle each other while escaping from a doom that cannot be stopped, such as a rising lava flow or an avalanche.
In addition, I have some more general news.
  • There will be ten different gametypes in the final release, with the possibility of more being added.
  • There may be more than one type of boss battle.
  • Rounds will last for one week as opposed to three days, allowing for better time management.
  • Players will begin each round with a set amount of health; how much health that is will depend on which gametype theyare playing and which modifier is in place for that round. The default is 20 health per player.
Hopefully this is beginning to answer questions for you guys: questions like how awesome this will be, how on earth I'll make sure Bionifight 5 isn't classified as an RPG, and how the rounds will play out with these changes.

In with the old and in with the new!


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Bionifight 5 - Teaser 3

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , Jul 22 2012 · 99 views

This one isn't so much a teaser, though I didn't really know what to categorize it as otherwise. That said, this is perhaps the biggest teaser as, should I get my laptop back before then (I refuse to work on Bionifight 5 on a computer that is 10+ years old and using XP), this will be Bionifight 5's release date:

17.09.2012

Who else is looking forward to it?

-ibrow


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Review - The Dark Knight Rises

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Film/Shows, Reviews Jul 22 2012 · 86 views

A Review of The Dark Knight Rises

Where should I begin? How do you begin a review of possibly the best super hero film, and possibly one of the greatest films of all time?

I shall open with my few complaints about the film, as so very minimal they are. The first being The Bat, Batman’s new vehicle debuting in this film. While it is neat, and it’s cool that Batman can fly around, it just can’t hope to match the brilliance of the Tumbler, nor the versatility of the Batpod. However, the way it is worked into the film is very clever, and it ends up giving Batman a slim advantage where without it, there would be no movie at all. My second complaint is with the many connections to Batman Begins; while this helps the film to set itself up as the conclusion of the trilogy, aside from Harvey Dent being mentioned a few times there are no such connections made to The Dark Knight, leaving it out on its own. The third is a scene that takes place between Batman and Bane in the middle of the film, an encounter which looks like it should render Bruce Wayne either dead or useless, but doesn’t. It felt a little unrealistic, and thought the film worked with it very well, it could have been done far better.

However, as I said, those complaints are minimal. This movie is brilliant, fantastic, amazing, and I will definitely be going to see it again. The film takes place eight years after The Dark Knight, and this is easily seen; Bruce Wayne has become secluded from society as his company slowly loses money, and organized crime within Gotham has ground to a halt. However, chaos is rippling just beneath the surface, and when Bane reveals himself it comes crashing out of the floodgates.

The portrayal of Selina Kyle/Catwoman (although she is never referred to as Catwoman, another bonus) by Anne Hathaway was terrific, and it was nice to see that she never truly allied herself with either Batman nor Bane, working with one only to turn to the other and then back again. I also enjoyed Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance, and was extremely happy to see his character play a large role within the film. The cameo appearance by the Scarecrow was also welcome, and I wish that we could’ve seen the Joker in some way as well.

There were several twists and turns within the plot that I didn’t expect, which was actually very surprising in a very good way. In fact, even the parts that were predictable were played out so well that I can’t complain about them. This film’s story outdoes the overly depressing one of The Dark Knight and its role as the climax to the trilogy is leagues better than the opening to the trilogy of Batman Begins. As hard as it is to believe, Christopher Nolan has outdone both of the previous films with this one, marking an extremely satisfying end to this tale.

I loved the soundtrack as well. Every single scene that was given music was strengthened in every way, the notes matching perfectly with what was going on and giving precisely the right tone. And when we were given scenes with no music (one key scene between Batman and Bane comes to mind), it fit as well, lending us more focus to the action that was occurring in those moments.

While I did have some complaints with the film, as I said before they were minimal and barely impact the score I have given this film. This film, like The Avengers before it, gets the superhero film right and perfects it. This is without question the biggest film of the summer, and you have to watch it. No moviegoer life will be complete if that moviegoer has not seen The Dark Knight Rises. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go back to the theatre and watch this again.

Final Score: 98/100

Yes, it's that good.

-ibrow


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Mini Review #1 - Monsters University Teaser

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Reviews, Film/Shows Jul 17 2012 · 113 views

Mini Review #1
Monsters University Teaser

First off, let me say this- when I heard that this film was being made, the first thought that popped into my mind was “Do we seriously need another Monsters, Inc. film?”.

However, then I thought back to my trip to Disneyworld and the hilarious Monsters, Inc. comedy show they have there, and to the (rather vague, I’ll admit) memories I have of the film itself, and just the fact that this is Pixar we’re talking about. So I decided to give it a chance once I heard more information.

I saw the teaser right before Brave, and I was blown away. When the trailer opened, I thought it was so predictable; “Okay, so they’re telling us how the monsters do their job. Got that... except it’s gonna turn out that they do something else and we’ll get some boring sequel to the original film”.

Or... not....

I wish the sound of the glue being squirted and the laugh that followed could be on a forever repeating soundtrack of my life. Those two sounds right there made my day and the hallway scene that followed was comedy genius at work. The banter between Wazowski and Sullivan was perfect, and I can’t wait to see both of them working against each other and together in the film next year.

The animation and music were also beautiful- I enjoyed the subtle additions they had, like Sullivan high-fiving another monster as he walks into the scene, and the chips that are scattered everywhere when he later digs into the bowl. I don’t think I need to say anything about the music that plays when the lights are turned off- it just fit the scene perfectly.

In the end, I am super hyped for this film. Pixar has, with this teaser, turned a film I wasn’t going to pay attention to into a must-see film for next year.

Final Score: 4.5/5

If there are any film or video game (or other) trailers or teasers you'd like me to review, feel free to suggest in the comments! I'm hoping to do two or three of these a week, and the only rule is that whatever it's a teaser/trailer of can't have been released yet.

Expect my The Amazing Spider-Man review tomorrow.


-ibrow
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BZPCraft #10

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in BZPower, Video Games Jul 17 2012 · 237 views

Would anyone like to team up with me for this one? :P I feel like it would be more fun for me if I did so, and I might live longer. Maybe.

-ibrow
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We're not teaching university science classes here, we're playing a text based fighting game where the objective is to beat your opponents into oblivion.

Get back in your grave, you.

*Slaps with tombstone*

Also, what pay are you gonna get as iBrow's slave?

Chro suddenly developed arachnophobia.

explain it with a convoluted quadruple negative.

Although everyone should go sign up for that game now.
And tell your friends.
And your moms.
Maybe not that last bit.

Poor Lhikan. Demoted from riding on top of an awesome Rahi to being packed in with a bunch of batteries as an afterthought.

However, this does not mean we no longer want to kill the rest of you for evading death. In fact, we would like to destroy you all, because we feel like it and we're the bad guys, the latter of which we only just realised.

...You guys didn't realize we were the villains all along?

You thought I was a good guy? ? ?

A
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A
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MY NAME IS RIGHT THERE

None of us are actually competent. We run around like headless chickens, if headless chickens were capable of wielding assault rifles and broadswords.

Man
I'm gonna bluff you guys so hard you won't even know that I'm bluffing
Or maybe you will
Except
It'll be a quadruple bluff



How is Chro's arms still on fire though? I bet Burnmad has something to do with it.

It's linked to Voltex's everlasting, endless fury.

MY RETRIBUTION IS SWIFT AND VICIOUS, LIKE A WET KOALA STRAPPED TO A METEOR

Powah

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Amiibo Collection

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1. Mario - OWNED
2. Peach - OWNED
3. Yoshi
4. Donkey Kong
5. Samus - OWNED
6. Link - OWNED
7. Pikachu - OWNED
8. Kirby - OWNED
9. Villager - OWNED
10. Wii Fit Trainer - OWNED
11. Marth - OWNED
12. Fox - OWNED
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13. Luigi - ORDERED; SHIPPING
14. Diddy Kong - ORDERED; SHIPPING
15. Zelda - OWNED
16. Pit - ORDERED; SHIPPING
17. Little Mac - OWNED
18. Captain Falcon - PREORDERED
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19. Bowser
20. Rosalina - PREORDERED
21. Sheik
22. Toon Link
23. Lucario
24. King Dedede
25. Meta Knight - PREORDERED
26. Ike
24. Shulk - PREORDERED
25. Mega Man
26. Sonic

2014 in Film

1. The LEGO Movie
2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3. Neighbors
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
5. Transcendence
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past
8. How to Train Your Dragon 2
9. Edge of Tomorrow
10. 22 Jump Street
11. Transformers: Age of Extinction
12. Guardians of the Galaxy
13. Hercules
14. Lucy
15. The Maze Runner
16. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
17. Fury
18. Big Hero 6
19. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
20: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
21: The Interview