Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Second Life: “Burning Life” going on RIGHT NOW!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Forget everything you’ve heard about Second Life (SL), if you’ve never tried it. Two years ago I joined (and this was back when you had to PAY to join!), after seeing the Burning Life 2004 video (embedded below). Burning Life (BL) is the Second Life version of Burning Man, and it is the reason you should check out SL, right now. The event ends on October 1st, so you still have time, but don’t put it off! It’s free!

CRG mentioned in NGamer magazine! Twice! (scans)

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

A while back KieranMcClung commented that my Donkey Konga video was in NGamer magazine. I finally got some issues, so I took some pics.

NGamer is a fairly new UK Nintendo magazine (and, might I say, a pretty damn cool one. I’d get a subscription if I could). Some months they do a list of the top Nintendo “happenings” around the world. In issue #5 (Jan 2007), they did a top 15, and my konga video got #3:



How my Nintendo DS helped us change a tire

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

It was 3 am this morning, and we were at a friend’s house. Some people were hungry, so three of us decided to go drive over to a fast food restaurant. I just went along for the ride. Well, this quick trip to get food resulted in some wrong turns, and getting pulled over for speeding (he let us go). Then, distracted looking for the right street, my friend ran into the curb, popping the tire:


Rhythm Tengoku guides! (and: moving!)

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

rhythm-tengoku.jpgSorry this took so long! I’ve been working on this for a while, and hoped to have it up earlier. I did not write this guide (more info here), but I added screenshots and other images, as well as formatted the whole thing. I think it turned out really great, one of the best guides on CRG yet. I still have the “bonus” page to put up, but here it is so far:

In other news…
Part of the reason this took so long is that I’m moving! We (me and two of my friends) just got a new house, so I’ve been busy with that. I’ll have much more space there, so I hope to film some new videos soon.

GameStop’s Business Strategy

Monday, December 18th, 2006

I was at GameStop the other day, and saw something amusing (the yellow “USED” sticker is GameStop’s):

Police brutality in “Bully”

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

I’m totally addicted to Bully. In fact, I’m 35 hours into Okami, and stopped playing it because I got bored (it’s great, but just won’t end!). I can’t stop playing Bully. Now I remember why I was so hooked on GTA III. You’re always being rewarded for everything you do, and if you’re ever bored, you do something different. School classes are actually fun in this game, and really help you. It feels weird to say, “Damn, I’m late for class!” while playing a video game (although I guess if I were still in school I’d be saying it all the time while playing games).

Here’s an odd glitch that happened to me:

Elite Beat Agents song list revealed!

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
We don’t normally post news items here, but since we run one of the largest Ouendan fansites, we just had to comment.

elite-beat-agents-125.jpgIt’s finally here, via Wired’s Game|Life, the Elite Beat Agents song list:

  1. Walkie Talkie Man – Steriogram
  2. ABC – Jackson Five
  3. Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne
  4. I Was Born to Love You – Queen
  5. Rock This Town – Stray Cats
  6. Highway Star – Deep Purple
  7. Y.M.C.A. – Village People
  8. September – Earth, Wind and Fire
  9. Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
  10. Material Girl – Madonna
  11. La La – Ashlee Simpson
  12. You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
  13. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
  14. Without a Fight – Hoobastank
  15. Believe – Cher
  16. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  17. Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
  18. Makes No Difference – Sum 41
  19. The Anthem – Good Charlotte


“His hair sucks!”, and other creative comments.

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
After the amazing response to the Guitar Hero videos I put up, I just wanted to take a moment to respond to some of the comments.

guitar-hero-hair.jpgPeople seem to like to comment on my hair. That’s not surprising, every time I go out someone asks me if they can touch my spikes (and I always let them). But some comments make it sound like I’m the only person on the planet with spikes! (Go to any punk show and look around. I’m not the only one!) The funniest part about it is that all the recent comments happened to be for my Guitar Hero video — now go get the Guitar Hero case and look at the cover. What’s on it? A guy with spiked hair! (See image at right. Spiked mohawk, but still.)

Anyway, to save you time, I’d like to present you with the following suggestions for next time:

Stop making me Crazy.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

I shop at used game stores a lot. The GameStop near me has been having “buy 2 get 1 free” since December, so I’ve been buying tons of games. The thing is, I always feel like they’re judging me every time I buy something (usually many things). I’ll get comments like, “Oh, well at least you’re getting ______.” So every other game I got is total crap? Listen, I know you work at a game store, and you don’t know me, but that doesn’t mean I just randomly pick stuff off the shelves because of the pretty boxes. I know what games I’m buying. What exactly are the qualifications needed to work at a used game store, anyway?

To be fair most of the people seem cool, and seem to really like games, but do they have to be so damn condescending all the time?

A counterfeit GBA ring operating out of my car hole! Er, ebay!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

I realize I’m a bit late to the party here, as this has been written about many times before on the net, and even Nintendo has their own site about it. Unfortunately, I never saw any of those sites until after I got burned. I frequently scour ebay for good deals on games, particularly handhelds. One such good deal was a used copy of “The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap” for a crazy-low Buy-It-Now price of about $14 including shipping, when the stores sell it used for $27! I’ve gotten a lot of DS games for really cheap, and they’re all in great condition complete with box/manual, so I thought it was just another good find. I grabbed it right away, being totally unaware that there are tons of GBA scammers out there.