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New Sig

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Jul 08 2013 · 656 views






BZP is Suicidal; Corey Crawford

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Jun 28 2013 · 491 views

Insulting people who swear or do other such things because you don't like it, and hiding it behind a thin veil of pretend concern is not allowed. Entry deleted. -DV


58.3 Seconds

Posted by LewaLew , Jun 24 2013 · 698 views

Is a stinkin eternity.
Come on Hawks!


Microsoft only cares about money, not fans.

Posted by LewaLew , Jun 19 2013 · 1,093 views

No, duh, internet.
In other news, so do Sony and Nintendo. And LEGO, for that matter, but the Hero Haters are long gone for the most part, so I don't even know why I'm mentioning that.
EDIT: To clarify, this entry is directed at the portion of the internet acting like they're revealing something big when they say that the only reason Microsoft backtracked was because of the preorder stats. Of course that's why. Companies listen when people speak with their wallets--that's how capitalism works. That's why Nintendo didn't regret their decision to make the Wii a SD system--because more Wiis were sold than any other system. Of course, we'll only know if they'll regret the Wii U once some games that are worth spending $60 on come out.


The Nintendo Experience

Posted by LewaLew , Jun 15 2013 · 357 views

Had a good time. There were no physical lines--you reserved a spot to play and came back later. Or you could wait and watch other people play or play some 3DS systems they had with some recent releases, namely, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They gave away Luigi hats as part of the "Year of Luigi", but unfortunately, my brother, my sisters, and I arrived just after the last hat was given away. They also had Wii U lanyards and a special deal for special content for Animal Crossing if you bought the game from Best Buy. Those who won two out of three Mario Kart 8 races received a "Year of Luigi" coin.
My brother and I ended up playing Super Mario 3D World. It was definitely fun. The gameplay is like a cross between the Galaxies and the 2D Mario games. I played as Mario for both of the levels we played, and my brother played as Toad. Unfortunately, that meant the two folks we played with had trouble keeping up. My brother, being both a good Mario player and controlling the fastest character was far outpacing the others, and I kept up mainly by being the only one who was able to figure out the Cat Suit almost instantly. The lives and extra items are shared amongst everyone, but at the end of the level, all of the players' individual scores are displayed, showing who did best on the level and worst and so forth. My brother barely beat me out both times.
Soon afterwards, my sisters played Mario Kart 8. The anti-gravity was fun for them, and the topsy-turviness of some of the shortcuts was very reminiscent of Super Mario Galaxy. (I still contend that Mario Kart 8 should have been called Mario Kart Galaxy.) One thing I noticed is that there seem to be no Spiny Shells, and the only two powerups that I noticed that weren't in Mario Kart Wii was the Fire Flower and one other shield power that I only noticed after it was activated--I don't know its name or icon. The GamePad's gyroscope steering seems to be more sensitive than the Wii Remote steering, but I should also state that that's simply my opinion as an observer--I didn't get the chance to use the GamePad myself.
While we did not play them, we did get a chance to watch others play Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Those two are the best looking of the four games at the demonstration, and I'd give DKC: TF a slight advantage in that department. It looks like a really fun game, and if Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World weren't already on our docket, we might consider getting that one. In past years, when our parents wallets were a little more freed up at Christmastime, we might have had an opportunity to get both. Hopefully, the local library will get it, or maybe I'll rent it.


Internet, You Confuzzle Me

Posted by LewaLew , Jun 14 2013 · 763 views

People complained incessantly about motion controls being forced upon them in the previous generation... So now they complain about Nintendo not utilizing touchscreen controls extensively for Wii U games.
Last I checked, Internet, you liked good old-fashioned analogs and buttons. But I guess you like complaining more.


Man of Steel Reviews

Posted by LewaLew , Jun 14 2013 · 634 views

I haven't seen it myself yet, but from the looks of the reviews, it's a movie that only geeks will love. However, most of the criticisms seem to be the same sort of things they praised in the Dark Knight trilogy, so I'm pretty sure I'll watch it anyway. I like Superman too much anyway.
And besides, Superman Returns received good reviews and people hated it. Maybe Man of Steel will be the opposite. Hopefully. I really want Superman to get back on his cinematic feet.


Best Buy Nintendo Stuff

Posted by LewaLew , Jun 13 2013 · 597 views

I wasn't able to go yesterday, but I do plan on going Saturday to Best Buy to try out the new Nintendo games--primarily Super Mario 3D Land World, Mario Kart 8, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
I can't tell you how awesome it is that of the two stores in Illinois for them to do this, one is in Bloomington. If you guys don't know where that is, it's pretty much the center of the state. State Farm Insurance is based out of that city.


Wii are glad, are U?

Posted by LewaLew , Jun 11 2013 · 425 views

Glad I got a Wii U for my family instead of waiting for the next Xbox. And I never really considered PlayStation 4.
I care about fun games my family as a whole can enjoy--never been all that concerned about graphics. Besides, all of the games we would have gotten on an Xbox One will also probably be available on the Wii U. The main difference is that with the Xbox 360 we couldn't play Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros., LEGO City, or Donkey Kong, and now with the Wii U we can. Plus, there's all those Virtual Console games, and I've really enjoyed those--particularly Super Metroid, which was on sale for $0.30. I thankfully won't have to worry about any foul mouthed goons in those games like I unfortunately encountered so often in Arkham City.
To be fair, though, it's not like Arkham City wasn't on Nintendo systems anyway. I'm probably going to skip out on Arkham Origins. Or maybe I'll rent it. I'll see. I just hope the goons can form a sentence without me having to mute the game. I already play without subtitles for that reason. I'm even thinking of selling my copy. My Asylum copy is a downloaded version, but the goons in that game were much better than City's anyhow.
P.S. I don't understand why people are so fussy about Rare's project being DKC: Tropical Freeze. Yeah, I know, they wanted Metroid and are just whining about it, but what is it, do they think the Wii U will come and go without a Metroid installment?


3,300 Posts

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Jun 08 2013 · 560 views

I've hit it, and I think I've got a new rank icon. Problem is that I don't remember the one I had before.
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Bzpower Members' Teams

Here, the favorite teams of all the BZPower members I can find are listed. If you'd like me to add you, please comment in the Official Favorite MLB Teams Entry of the BaseBlog. I will try to add you as soon as possible.

National League

Central Division

Chicago Cubs: LewaLew, 55555, What?, Megan51, Makuta Jarvan

Cincinnati Reds: None

Pittsburgh Pirates: WERE DOING THIS

Milwaukee Brewers: Cherixon, Than the Moa

St. Louis Cardinals: Toa Onarax, Toaman25
West Division

San Francisco Giants: Nuju Metru, Iro, Great being Velika

Los Angeles Dodgers: None

Colorado Rockies: Shadix, Alpha123, xccj

Arizona Diamondbacks: Progenitus Worldsoul

San Diego Padres: thoron

East Division

Philadelphia Phillies: Akuna Toa of Sonics, Legolover-361, Sir Dr. Mr. Count Celu MD

New York Mets: Bambi

Atlanta Braves: None

Miami Marlins: None

Washington Nationals: None

American League

Central Division

Minnesota Twins: Zakitano, Takuma Nuva, Zerothemaster

Detroit Tigers: None

Cleveland Indians: Aho-Chan

Kansas City Royals: None

Chicago White Sox: terminallyCapricious

West Division

Texas Rangers: Rarity, tent163phantoka

Los Angeles Angels: thebeggarpie

Oakland Athletics: None

Seattle Mariners: Kakaru, Toa Kaithas, Swert
Houston Astros: Flaredrick: Forgotten One

East Division

New York Yankees: Captain Marvel, Kylus, Toa 11, Zarayna

Boston Red Sox: Chro, Iskandar

Toronto Blue Jays: Blade: Hero of Truth

Baltimore Orioles: Princess Grr (That's the Smeaginator, if he has another name change sometime again)

Tampa Bay Rays: Sumiki

2nd Favorites

Nuju Metru: New York Yankees

Iro: Oakland Athletics

WERE DOING THIS: New York Yankees

Zerothemaster: Colorado Rockies
Toa Onarax: Boston Red Sox
xccj: Seattle Mariners
Kakaru: Colorado Rockies
Flaredrick: Forgotten One: Texas Rangers
Great being Velika: Oakland Athletics

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I'm LewaLew, former BZPower RK, former Reporter, and former unofficial baseball blogger. Once, this blog served as the home of my primarily baseball-related musings. Now that I'm in college, I have little time for baseball and BZPower, so it sits here idle except for an occasional visit on my part. Please enjoy or cringe at what you read from my past, and if you'd like, go ahead and comment in the favorite baseball teams entry so that the next time a blue moon rolls around and I visit, I can add you to that content block.

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