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HAPPY 6 MONTHS

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Yeah! Thatguys is 6 months old. If only we were a webcomic then we'd have an excuse to post a picture of our lead female dressed like a slut.

Of course it may not be cause to celebrate. There was no site for the whole of September and half of the stuff we put up was inane. Some would argue the other half was also inane but what the fick do they know?

Thanks to: Ash, Brother of Chunkysalsa, Chadey, Chunksalsa, Chuff_72, Dr.Wo69, Hellbound Anals, KaiserTia, LolaGirl, Miss Bea Havin from 90's playstation magazine Playstation Pro, Monfuche, Quadbee, Retardo, Satyrwyld (we miss you honey), Shig, Reggie F, Joe Kendo and Marvin Branagh.

Thanks also to EDGE magazine who made us their website of the month back in April this year.

I'll leave you with some of our favourite comments:

"..by looking at your blog.... I can't expect you to understand how it feels to want you both daily. My fingers plumb the depths where I wish you were"- E-tartes HeavenDue Devils

"Seat-wettin…

War on Bloggers!

As a follow up to one of our subsidiary blog, the Triforce’s article on Video games journalism.

Step by step guide to becoming a Video Games journalist.

1) Sit down in front of your PC.

2) Give up, realise the crushing truth that your opinion on a media, which can barely be classified as an entertainment form let alone an art form, is no more valid just because you think you realised the hidden depth behind playing games, or indeed you think that you may be good at playing them. How does that make your opinion on a media which can barely blah blah blah, any more valid than the next plebeian geek with an internet connection. It doesn’t. Granted there are different scales of games journalism:

Fanboyalism – I love Nintendo, I love Xbox, I love Sega (sic UK:R), I love Animal Crossing.
Japanalism – I love Japanese titles, I love anime babes/guys.
Retroism – I love games that don’t have polygons.
Obscuralism – I love games that no one knows about.
This list is not comprehensive, but should illustra…

Mr.Sony Reprise

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Classic Bloggage

Here in Blogsville we love blogging and the blogosphere almost as much as google-image searching Japanese girls' names with safe search well and truly off. Or discussing the Wikipedia entry for Pokeshipping or The Internet. However, what we don't do is that viral kind of blogging seen herehereherehere and here.

Posts like this:

"Netscaper just uploaded this link from Fiery Conduit's random vegan mash up site because he found this photo set on Flikr about this guy's wife's Burning Man photos. BurningMan Cats= :)= :)= :)"

We all know how to find Burning Man Cat photos, hell half of FLikr and Technorati is Burning Man Cat Photos. But you know San Fran, as no-one calls it, it's Zany, Wacky, Crazy, Random, Mad & Mental.

However, today I show you this link. It sums up second life and if the guys from Something Awful weren't the guys from Something Awful, their video would probably be up for a Sanny, or whatever, they call the Second Life film festival a…

Thatguys bites the bullet...

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Right well… It happened, we all knew it had to at some point. One of us actually played Katamari, so rather than bad-mouthing it because loads of other people like it, we can actually bad-mouth it based on our own opinions. Unfortunately, in an unexpected turn of events, the game is actually good. I’m sure everybody out there knows the basic concept of rolling up rubbish into a big ball. But there is a tad more to this game, graphics are clean, and the controls are a lot of fun to master. Aside form this and I must emphasize this, Its all about the feeling you get when the ball gets bigger and bigger each time it does the camera resets and you can pick up bigger things… Yeah I know this review is like a year too late, but still, you know… has to be done

TGAM- Field Trip

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So on Saturday just gone, Chuff_72, Cunzy1 1, Chades/Chadey? Chunkysalsa and Artiste extrordinaire Brother of Chunkysalsa visited the Science Museum’s Game On exhibition!

Here’s the review:

Firstly it was expensive, too expensive. £8.50? Then again that’s about what I’d spend in an arcade, before my heroin addiction that is. They had a good selection of games, over 100!, old and new. Chades, anxious to show the world her calling, absolutely rocked the house on Guitar Hero (Franz Ferdinand, Take Me On, Expert) beating the top score by 150000, getting 98%, five stars and managing to attract a small crowd which applauded her after she finished. It almost makes up for denying a kid who wanted to play a duet with her. He then ran out of the exhibition, probably crying.

A good mix of formats and accessories were on display or wired up for use singstar, dance mats, Nintendo power glove!, Guitar Hero, Net Yaroze, …. We were amazed that most of the games had the original controllers. Controllers …

Kingdom Hearts 2: WHERE'S THE GAME!!!

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So I recently bought Kingdom hearts 2, having been a fan of the first one. However I find myself running into a couple of issues. Firstly there is TOO MANY CUT-SCENES, I know, I know, the game is from Disney and they want to have all the characters and the plot involved with them, but still, I don’t want a 5-10 minute cut-scene every time I enter/leave/move in a new area. Nor do I want a cut-scene which bears no resemblance to the main plot of the game. Secondly there is no where near enough fighting! The enemies are painfully easy to beat, if you encounter a shed load of enemies you know you will wipe them out using little to no healing. Aside to this I unlocked the tournament mode thinking “YEAH, finally just some non-stop fighting”… nope cleared it in one go again far too easy, now I have to wait till I can unlock the next tournament, by playing through more pissy plot.Speaking of Pissy Plot, I went to Atlantica, The Little Mermaid World. And well I get there and what happens, no e…

Chuff_72 SELLS OUT!!

Chuff_72 was heard typing

"shhh don't tell anyone, but I think I'm gonna get a 360" This is from the guy who helped set up SONY and the original Playstation and made gaming the cultural force it is today. This shocking turn of events (for those of you who don't know what this means) is akin to Tony Blair unveiling his schlong and "smegming" up George W.Bush's face the next time he sees him. It also highlights just how bad SONY have fucked up for this Bigwig in the games industry to jump ship. Remember people you saw it here first.

Xbox 360 Visualiser...

...Sucks.

1. It is made by Llamasoft Jeff "I should have stopped with the Amiga" Minter's company.
2. Music does not sync up with the images.
3. All the images are subliminal, either with floating X's or floading boxes.
4. When chaning tracks the visualiser must be cancelled, then the user has to scroll through the songlist whith annoying blips and bloops.
5. Someone who has watched it has probably killed someone. (Help me Jack, the visualiser made me kill.)

Dragon ball: Tenkaichi Budokai 2! Wnak

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This one is especially for Cunzy as he LOVES the Dragonball Series, I don't know that uch about it because I'm 25 and dont watch cartoons anymore.


It comes out on the 27th October! it has 130 characters, I dare you to name one other fightin game with that many characters, I DARE YOU.

Playstation 3 only £500!

WHoa! So it's been a bit Hellbound Angels round here with all the updates. However, today's update has some serious gravity. Bully the New Rockstar Game has been targeted by Jack Thompson and no doubt the International American Unsatisifed Angry Housewives and Mothers For Justice (IAUAHaMFJ). The Beeb has the scoop.

"I'm pretty sure that the game is harmful to minors," Mr Thompson told the Washington Post newspaper.

Seriously who gives a shit about minors anymore? Minors smoke, drink, get pregnant, get fat, get kidnapped by paedos, beaten by American Mothers, beaten by their fathers, fiddled with by Uncle Amber, bullied at school, get mumps, chicken pox, peform inordinate amounts of fellatio in the back of cars, take lots of drugs beat up the ederly, don't have to work, they still fall in love and they don't have bills to pay.

SOUNDS LIKE THE LIFE WE ALL WISH WE COULD HAVE!!. I reckon if Jack Thompson and the concerned mothers of America had a week of living…

Buzzword(s): Micro-transaction

Micro-Transaction: (adj)
1. A small payment taken from a holding sum.
2. a very small transaction.
3. Anal Rapage.

Right for those of you who dont know Micro Transactions are getting more and more widespread throughout the gaming community. X-Box live is already a user of this system, the user buys some Points using real world cash, the points are then redeemed for virtual "prizes"from in game content to Dashboard skins. But where does it all end? Lately i heard some rather sick news, the Gran Turismo that will be coming out for the PS3 will be reliant on these Micro-Transactions. The game will come with a poultry amout of cars and tracks, the user then purchases cars and tracks based on the progress he/she has made. Anyways GT team are saying that there will be literally 100's of extra content to download. I did some calculations based on the prices they gave and it totalled just under $1000 for all tracks and cars...

$1000 to get a 100% complete rating

Fuck that.

The NES was pushing it but...

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According to Guardian Gamesblog there will not only be NES, SNES, N64, Master system and Megadrive games available to download via "micro-transactions" but also Commodore 64 titles. This tenuous link allows me to talk about the last great game to ever come out on the C64.

Mayhem in monsterland was a platformer from Apex (The creators of Creatures) and published by Codemasters. It was a great wee game each level was split in 2 with the dark world and light world. In the dark world Mayem (the yellow dinosaur pictured above) would collect magic dust from all over the level then hand it in to a giant dinosaur who would spread it round the land making it a light and happy world.
Mayhem had two main attacks, he could jump on enemies heads (a la Mario) or do a dashing spin attack (a la Sonic), and as much as these attacks were the norm of the time the game (which many were lacking at this time) had a real sense of style and playability. Anyways check out the site, apparently there is…

WORLD VIDEO GAME EXCLUSIVE

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We were lucky enough to bag an interview with the Woman (Homophobia) behind the soon to be released Tunnel B1. It was a really good interview too

R.I.P Old Friend

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This is the eulogy I gave at a recent friend's funeral. Sorry for the mushiness but I'm just so upset :(

It felt like we never really got to know you, you were taken from us too early. When you first walked into our lives, we were full of darkness and violence but you were like a ray of light through the dark. You had such a sense of fun just like your old man.

The reason you aren't here today is immediately obvious, you just weren't supported here. Overly long "Localisation" processes, zero visibility in many stores especially GAYM, expensive second hand games, months and months with less single format releases than the Xbox 360. Yet look at those you brought to us; Eternal Darkness, Super Smash Brothers, Resident Evil 4, Pikmin and Animal Crossing to name but a few. You showed us the full extent of what could be done with limited gubbinz under the hood when other formats were releasing rubbish clones of old games but, even back then the beginning of your end …

And... we're back

Yeah so apologies to all our fans! but we're back up and running now sorry for the extended break, we shall blame this on our Hosting Site people making love to the "Gay-button".

Things that happened after we were so rudely removed from the internet...

Wii relese date announced.
More Sony Lies.
Sony Racism
UK:R does amusing post.
Kingdom Heart II released (then i released)
I quit WoW

Anyways Good to be back, enjoy.