Mechs are Back at the Homefront

Exactly what PC gaming has been missing for years: another Mech game!  I don’t know what led Microsoft to abandon (after ruining) the Mechwarrior franchise years ago, but god damn what great games.


I read on reddit today an AmA from the sound designer of this new Indie developed game called HAWKEN.  This looks totally rad and I can’t wait until it comes out.  Done in a cool animated style, this game looks promising, and the trailer they just released leads me to believe its going to be an unbelievable game.  Check this out:

And while I’m on my favorite topic of video games, I’ve got to mention a quick review of HOMEFRONT.  This game is unbelieveable so far.  It’s literally like playing a Patrick Swayze Red Dawn simulator.  Even the high school mascot in the game is THE WOLVERINESHomefront

No surprise since the game and plot was written by the same guy who wrote Red Dawn.  They really went all out to make this authentic and enjoyable for anyone who loved that movie.  Many of the reviews said there wasn’t much substance and the game was over fairly quickly, but I don’t think its bad at all.  With as much time as I have to game, I’d rather it be shorter and manageable, and I love the storyline.  Now if only I had more time to get to everything else on my list:

  1. Dragon Age 2
  2. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
  3. Crysis 2 (badass!)
  4. Shift 2
  5. Shogun 2

I can dream that one day I’ll have time to catch up on my gaming!  In the meantime I’ll just keep trying to play for 30 minutes whenever I can find the time…

The Adventures of Yung Joose and Dre Dollas

I’ve got quite a few friends on Facebook.  Most I know, some I don’t.  Recently, I stumbled across a few gents who reside in the “don’t” category.  But that’s not to say that I don’t want to stay apprised of their every update on the Book of Faces.  With the addition of these bros, my social network continues to expand like Germany invading Poland (i.e., its expanding, but not necessarily in a good way).  Yes, let me introduce you to my new pals, Yung Joose and Dre Dollas!

I’m not sure where Mr. Joose hails from, but he seems to have a large contingent of friends in LA and Hollywood, so I’ll assume he works in the music industry.  With a name like Yung Joose, I like to pretend he’s a record producer or rap star, but I suppose selling bootleg mix tapes out of a backpack on Sunset is still a part of the music industry, no matter how small a part it may be.

You can also see that Joose has suffered some form of leg injury.  I like to pretend its from an altercation that arose due to an offensive jest woven into one of his rhymes during a rap battle or even a scuffle with police…but I supposed he could have just tripped over one of the many items littering the floor in his crib.  Be more careful Joose!  At least Joose is a responsible social media user, he kept his profile pretty locked down to non-friends.


One of his Joose’s other buddies on his friends list caught my attention as well.  I think they may be brothers, as they share the same name.  Yung Skeez is obviously a fun loving gentlemen, and quite the ladies man!  That’s not a bad looking jeep behind him either.

Next, meet my other new friend, Dre Dollas.  Dre hails from Reno, NV, but he’s a lot more fun than anyone else in the crew.

Something you might not know about Mr. Dollas – he’s quite the successful business man.  Although he hasn’t studied much, you can see that he held employment at STRAIGHT MONEY EMPIRE!  Now, I have no idea what sort of company this, and even a quick googling didn’t shine any light on the topic, but I assume its some sort of stock or bond trading organization.  I see nothing to make me believe that Mr. Dollas is anything other than a gainfully employed financial planner or investment banker.

Now that you know more about our new friends, lets look at the first hilarious interaction between Yung Joose and Dre Dollas.  See, Dollas had recently acquired a new set of shoes.  You can see from his profile above that these new shoes warranted some serious Facebook image real estate.  We see these shoes from all angles, and I don’t blame him – they are a nice pair of Jordans!  Lets take a deeper look into their conversation. Oh, and note the creative angle and display technique used for framing the shot.

The comments read as follows (I will do my best to provide an accurate translation as well)

Yung Joose: the QUESTION is how u get them js

translation:  Hello, Dre.  Those look like some great new sneakers.  Where did you purchase them?


translation: Thanks for inquiring about my new sneakers, Joose.  I purchased them at foot locker in December, they were an early Christmas present.

Stay Tuned for episode 2 of the adventures of Dre Dollas and Yung Joose!  Sneak preview:

Dre learns how to rotate photos, and defends his posture!

Tiger Blood Radio

I don’t know if this is awesome or pathetic that even Siruis/XM is on the Chuck Sheen bandwagon.  I received an email from Sirius over the weekend advertising a temporary special channel that promised to let you “Hear all about Charlie Sheen from every angle”.  Unfortunately I was out of town down in Mexico so I wasn’t able to tune in, but I heard it was mostly repetitive junk, just recycling the same shit that’s all over the news and shit.

Tune in to “Tiger Blood Radio,” a 24-hour limited run channel that will explore the breaking news, facts, fallout and career implications of the Charlie Sheen controversy.

“Tiger Blood Radio” will take listeners behind the headlines, exploring the media frenzy/media reaction, as well as the medical, psychological, psychiatric and pop culture and celebrity angles. Additionally, through a recap of news coverage, it will offer a timeline of recent events.

During the exclusive, limited run channel, SiriusXM listeners will hear archival Playboy Radio clips featuring “Goddess”/current live-in girlfriend Bree Olson, a Playboy Radio contributor. In addition, Sheen’s ex-fiancée/Spice Radio host Ginger Lynn shares stories of her relationship with him on Tiffany Granath’s Playboy Radio show; and adult film star Kacey Jordan talks to Playboy Radio’s Night Calls about her times with Sheen.

I normally can’t stand this hollywood gossip type bullshit, but I’ve got admit that watching Charlie Sheen self destruct over the past few weeks has been one of the most interesting meltdowns yet.  Even Brittany Spears getting knocked up by that white trash idiot and shaving her head can’t compare with this complete fucksplosion!  Charlie has always been one of my favorite actors, especially from the 80’s classic RED DAWN, and of course from his prime roles in the HOT SHOTS movies.  This guy is one of the best actors of our time, and to find out that he’s fuckin nuts and entertaining in real life on top of it is even better!

Let me put the finishing touch on these comments by sharing this little video with you.  WINNING!