Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tornadoes in China?

Earth used Earthquake. It's not very effective. Earth used Surf. It's super effective!

Too soon? Regardless of whether I have offended you or not. It has been written.

So, there is massive damage in Japan and how does that affect us? Well, it is hard to say for certain. With the threat of the largest scale meltdown in history after following one of the most devastating natural disasters we have ever seen. They are not having a good weekend, but Rebecca Black has the right idea.

Now here is the important part I want my readers to realize. Chances are that you play video games. Who is the highest provider of video games in history and now? Japan. Now, I am not the tacky kind of person who wants to tell everyone how to feel. However, I cannot help but feel strong emotions, myself. The highlight of said emotion was when CNN showed a Japanese news channel with the text: "HELP." Man, it really sucks to be Japanese right now. Note how there is no massive looting and the Japanese people are not whining about the effects this will have on their economy. We should definitely be concerned about the effect this has on future releases of video games. I mean, Sony and Nintendo are both based in Japan. Do I really have to explain that?

This event gave me the strange urge to play SimCity for the first time in 10 years. So, I built a thriving island city and forced various natural disasters. It was interesting spending the money and time to rebuild everything. It certainly helped pass the time as I followed the news on Japan. I almost consider it a personal homage to said events. It is the best I can do from here. However, consider this weird, I am not usually the philanthropic type.


GAMING MUSIC
Not particularly special beyond being one of my favorite tracks. This is the song from Ice Cap Act 1 from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. I remember humming this tune in second grade. It is a shame that one of the last great Sonic games was Sonic 3 & Knuckles. However, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Rush have been good titles too. Anyone play that weird RPG by BioWare?

Edit: My brother just claimed to a friend that Dante (Devil May Cry) while playing Marvel vs Capcom 3 was from Dante's Inferno. Wow, fail much?

51 comments:

  1. So terrible! You heartless jerk!

    I laughed.

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  2. Lol that's pretty twisted that you got the urge to play sim city

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  3. Well, for the sonic RPG.... stay away from it! Really, it sucks!

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  4. A Sonic RPG?
    From Bioware...?
    I'm a fan of those two things, but I could never imagine merging them together...

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  5. tell your brother I said he was retarded

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  6. Don't worry. I made sure to humiliate him in front of his friend.

    As for the Sonic RPG:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Chronicles:_The_Dark_Brotherhood

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  7. I like how you related the events that are happening in Japan at the moments, to the sims.

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  8. Oh Japan, when I curse my people with a tsunami in SimCity, I will set fire to my power plants in memory of you.

    But really, it's pretty shitty, and being called the most costly natural disaster in history.

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  9. no matter how horrible I think the tsunamis and earthquakes were, I still laughed at your post :D

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  10. Quite an...'interesting' take on the situation at hand.

    It's a fresh perspective though, which is the most important thing.

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  11. ''Meanwhile in Japan'' that was the best :D

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  13. ice cap zone IS the best music from sonic 3, no second-guessing involved man

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  14. hehs, delay on games = saved money from not buying the crappy ones, now only good ones!! and japan is too hardcore for such things as waves

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  15. I'm happy to see that you can still write nice posts ;-)

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  16. omg i love pokemon its quite fun but i still gotta get me pokemon black or white i dunno when but maybe ill find a new love for the game series in this new sequel

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  17. I was just thinking they same thing

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  18. I hope my anime doesn't get obstructed because of this

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  19. wow i've got the itch to play sim city too now...

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  20. i laughed so hard when i read that first sentence, it was funny. Nice post!

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  21. Dante's Inferno in Marvel vs. Capcom 3...lol.

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  22. ehh...I'm not a big fan of Japanese video games. I like smash bros, persona, and soul calibur though.

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  23. im more of a fan of the american studios, and glad ya put ya bro in his place

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  24. this makes me want to play pokermans on gameboy :)

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  25. ..a little bit soon man. give it another month. oh and give you brother some quality game like DMC to educate a little bit :D

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  26. I believe japan will pull through they are intelligent & Resourceful country

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  27. While a bit unorthodox, I suppose I can approve of you trying to get Japan aide. heh

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  28. We should raise awareness for this travesty by holding a worldwide SimCity day.

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  29. I chuckle'd at the first paragraph, but honestly what decent games have come out of china in the past 5 years?

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  30. @Everyday Normal Guy:

    Same here. :D

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  31. Amazing blog, was a great read dude.

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  32. I'm glad o see someone else isn't just pandering to the usual news about Japan right now.

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  33. Rofl! How is playing sim city the best you can do? xD

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  34. Haha hilarious. YOu're going to hell though =). Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  35. Aw man, sonic 3... Haven't played that in YEARS!

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  36. This makes me want to go out and get the new pokemon... is that bad?

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  37. @stereoheads: Support Japan! Buy video games!

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  38. My friend showed me that pic yesterday with Groudon and Kyogre and I couldn't stop laughing.

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  39. Loving the sonic stuff on this post haha and just random tidbit of info my aunt and cousin live in Gainesville! go gators haha

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  40. i think sonic may have started my obsession with 8bit tunes lol. anamanaguchi :D

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  41. lol Dante from Dante´s Inferno

    That deserves brownie points

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