Duke Nukem Forever. No, really.

January 23, 2011 by

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5svP9Wu0nk

Now, I’m as excitable as the next guy – possibly more so. When I heard that Duke Nukem forever was coming back, I was excited enough to yell “HELL YEAH!” and scare the crap out of my sleeping roommate. Of course, that was a couple months ago, so my excitement had ebbed slightly since then. This trailer rekindled my childish passion and then some.

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Can You Dig It?

January 20, 2011 by

Nerd is the Word 005 - Can You Dig It?

Recently, someone decided to pay homage to Wile E. Coyote and the entire Acme gadget company and tunnel into a GameStop, ridding it of the burden of selling games. I fully understand that the aforementioned selling of games is only half of their operation, and that the other half is the tacit role of “pawn shop,” but still, stealing tangible items is something most people, myself included, consider a no-no.  Mining the Internet for crates full of mp3’s, however, is something I’ll look the other way on, provided your musical tastes are in check.

As you can no doubt tell, the comic has taken a turn for the Penny Arcadian. Chad and I are in no way trying to be a PA cover band, but if this new approach causes you to re-read your copy of Attack of the Bacon Robots, nobody will scold you. Without sounding like too much of a no-talent fanboy, I will say this: Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins motivate and (dare I say it) inspire me, and with more than just their blog posts and comics. They purvey an honesty that I’ve never seen with any other webcomic artisans. I’ve met other webcomic artists who make their work seem like just that: work. And that shit is straight up depressing. Mike & Jerry seem to understand that this business is more than just “here’s a .jpeg with a dick joke, now buy some shirts”; there’s a mutual respect between them and their readers which I feel unequivocally contributes to their success.

Much in the way Rock Band gives people a glimpse of the rewards of musical dedication (sans the booze and whores), PA gives artists a glimpse of the rewards of artistic integrity and dedication (sans the booze and whores).

Introduction of the Third Wheel

January 18, 2011 by

Hey everybody!

(Hi, Dr. Nick.)

If you’re reading this, you might be wondering who the hell I am. That’s good. I wonder that sometimes too. I think that in the great game of strip poker called Life, it’s necessary to reexamine your hand once in a while. It’s useful to double-check if you actually have that straight flush or if you’d better start unhooking your suspenders. In any case, back to the introduction.

The honorable lords Quazo and Chadster are looking to expand their combined media empire. As such, they approached me to see if I’d like to join them in this blog. I happily consented. I’m a little curious as to where I actually fit in here. I mean, Quazo and Chadster are like Batman and Robin, only I’m pretty sure that Batman and Robin never had a blog, which gives Q&Ch the edge. Does this make me Nightwing, or am I just on the level of Batzarro, the World’s Worst Detective? Who knows? I certainly don’t…so I’ll fill in with a monologue.

Kaboom! A caper, a combined carnival of clowns that cares not for codes or creeds. My cranium, no mere can of corn, is a crown of communicative curiosities, now caped, cowled. However, this collected combination of a carven clasp stands closed, and has conspired to create a country of common courage, callous courtesy, clean cabs, and cowardly curs curtailed! The only comfort is caffeine; a conspiracy held as a candle, not like cabbage, for the clans and cabals of such shall one day call clarion and cleave the confusing canopy. Clearly, this concoction of concatenation clutters the air, so let me add that it is my complete pleasure to meet you and you may call me Cleftes.

And yes, I am, like, a crazy person.

The Top 10 Lists of 2010!

January 4, 2011 by

I will be counting down my “Top Ten Best Movies of The Decade (2001 – 2010)” AND my “Top Ten Best Games of The Year (2010)” so I won’t dick around because I want to get straight into these lists!

^ That was the original idea here, but I’m going to make a few changes now. I will be condensing them to Top 5s because I am a very indecisive person.

Movies

The top 5 flicks that really made an impact on me personally in the past decade. Every single one of them I hold dear to me in one way or another and will really influence me as I become a filmmaker. I knew a definite top would become way too debatible and I want to avoid it. Anyway, I’m gonna skip any more idle chatter and get started.

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I am a terrible person.

December 16, 2010 by

I feel like my neglect for this site lately has been nothing short of criminal. Sorry about that. I’m not, however, going to turn this into a blog where every update is sporadic and only comments on its own infrequency. Anyway, many things have happened since the last update. I joined Chad for the WoW: Cataclysm release. I don’t play WoW, myself, but I was there for the grace of God (ironically since I’m an Atheist). We have video, which will be uploaded by the weekend most likely.

As Chad said in his last post, we have a new video available for what we’re selfishly calling Otakuz With A Z: The Series; a title that I swear did not come from anywhere else.  I’d like to present to you now the first episode in the first season (what I believe is called a webisode by you kids too cool for your own language) of OWAZ: The Series…

 

Wasn’t that great?! Technically, it was for a class, so I couldn’t put in too much juicy stuff. However, the really good stuff was the kind I didn’t even write (or did, but had to cut because of its overjuiciness!). That being said, here’s a blooper reel:

 

Just because my video class is over doesn’t mean the death of the series before it begins, however! They may be few and far between, but what they lack in consistency, they will make up for in quality, like homemade Pepsi.

 

I’m pretty sure cool kids say this, so I’ll use it as my farewell: Catch you all on the flipside!

It’s been a while… I have a few updates!

December 4, 2010 by

With this semester coming to a close I can finally get back into the swing of things. First off, that blooper reel that was promised.

Now wasn’t that funny? I noticed it wasn’t there and it should have been.

Next Quazo has a new video in the works and I know it going to be VERY funny!

Also, “World of Warcraft: Cataclysm” launches 12:01 AM on Tuesday. I will be at the launch at my local GameStop and I hope I’ll be able to share some video with all of you.

When I’m not playing Cataclysm all month I’ll will get working on 2 top 10 lists! That’s right! You will get 2 out of me this month for whatever it’s worth. The lists will be my usual top 10 games of the year (2010) and the other will be the top 10 movies of the decade! (2001 – 2010) so I’ll try to put quite a bit of thought into both of them.

I guess that’s it for now… So keep checking back because I promise there will be more content for a while now.

Oh, and “Splatterhouse” on XBox 360 was pretty good.

Video Extravaganza: White & Nerdy

November 6, 2010 by

After much anticipation (and procrastination), I proudly present to you the OWAZ music video for “White & Nerdy”! 😀 Expect a blooper reel soon, too!

Let’s go to Detroit!

October 26, 2010 by

Chad and I will be in Detroit this weekend for Youmacon 2010!

Quazo’s Review of Linkin Park’s “A Thousand Suns.”

September 13, 2010 by

Movie Review: After Last Season

August 17, 2010 by

“The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It” was a bad movie, but it only took me a couple of months to find something worse. Thanks to Spoony, at http://spoonyexperiment.com/, he helped me find something much… much… worse. The title of the film is called “After Last Season” and it literally hurt to watch.

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