Showing posts from April, 2013

Music Video of the Week: Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar - How Many Drinks Remix

This song is actually growing on me.  K-Dot and R&B's "last, best hope" team up for a pretty smooth track with an even more smooth video.  Usually team-ups like this are underwhelming (two people that can be grouped into similar categories, in this case critical darlings of two different genres) but this turned out pretty well.

Battle Rap Wednesdays: Goodz vs. X-Factor

Okay, so it turned out that this battle was decent enough to post.  Usually I only put one up if I consider both battlers to be good, or if I think one destroyed the other.  Guess which one this is?  Actually, eff that.  Goodz got this three zip. For real tho, listening to X-Factor wrap about Blue Cross is really not the business.  Also, every time I see X-Factor he taking L's.  It's weird.  How can you be "top tier" when you have no wins. Him versus AyeVerb can arguably be a win but even that's arguable, with a lot of people going 2-1 in either direction.

Music Video of the Week: Kool and the Gang - Fresh

Lately I've been listening to the classic radio station, which is a refreshing change.  When "Fresh" by Kool and the Gang came on, I knew I had to put it up here.  Enjoy your brief flashback.

Battle Rap Wednesdays: Real Deal vs. B Magic

Saw this a few weeks ago.  Real Deal is not to be fucked with.  It's not a bodybag, but it is a 3-0 because Real Deal definitely edged all 3 rounds.   According to B Magic the reason the guy hasn't been on more Smack cards is because basically everybody else is afraid of him.

...I can believe that.  A lot of battlers (from any league really) would get murdered up against this guy. 

If you're wondering why I haven't posted any newer battles, its because the year's been slow as shit, and aside from the King Juice battles that have notoriously shitty audio, there haven't been any battles I think are worth posting.

Yet.  Battles to look forward to, along with maybe a bit more commentary because you can find these battles anywhere if you know what you're doing:

JC vs. Caustic
Charlie Clips vs Hollahan
Real Deal vs. Tony D
JC vs. O-Red
AyeVerb vs. Arsonal
Hollow Da Don vs.  ...Whoever he facing, that shit should be hilarious

None of these have actually happened …

Battle Rap Wednesdays: Dumbfoundead vs. Illusion Z

Short battle featuring Korean Jesus versus "a kid from Ecuador".

Pretty short.  Incredibly funny.

Injustice Full Roster: Final Thoughts

So, courtesy of a Warner Bros. employee Twitter page (and some quick image saving since the guy seems to have deleted it), we now have a picture of the full roster of Injustice: Gods Among Us. 

Personally, I wonder just how much influence DC/Warner Bros. had on the roster of this, as of the 24 characters offered, only two of them are remotely obscure.  The rest have appeared in multiple television series from the past few decades, some even in movies or currently in live-action series, and thus are pretty big name characters.  Overall, I'm okay with the selection, but definitely not the number.

Now there are a lot of fighting game hardcore fans that are obsessed with the idea of balance, and I agree with least until the concept starts to interfere with the game's options.   There don't seem to be too many concerns or problems with breaking the balance when it comes to games like Dragon Ball Z fighters or the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series; by my count the last Ul…

Calendar of Cool: Fuse

Okay, so this game looks a little different than it did back in June of 2011 when Insomniac announced it as OverStrike, but so what?   I'm a little sad that it lost its sense of humor but otherwise it seems similar enough to be a solid co-operative third-person shooter.  And with a list of FPS games a mile long I have no interest in playing, I can only view a game like Fuse as a good thing.

The main thing that seems to differentiate OverStrike from Fuse is that while OverStrike seemed to focus on the quirky foursome you get to play as, Fuse seems to place a much larger emphasis on the battle over a strange alien compound capable of a number of applications (including powering the imaginary tech your protagonists use) known as, you guessed it "Fuse".

The game play so far looks solid, with each character having a completely different style from the others.  Check it out if you haven't, below:

Fuse comes out on PS3 and XBox 360 May 28th.  (Now I just have to figure out h…

The Pointe Crew Episode 11: Comics!

We're working on the audio issues.   We're figuring things out as we go along.

I'm hard on DC, but I swear its Tough Love.  DC's my favorite publisher and I want them to do better. 

Also, sadly Andy Diggle seems to have been going in the direction I wanted them to go for Superman.   It seems like DC thought it would be more interesting, I don't even know what they want to do with that guy.

Battle Rap Wednesdays: Jaz the Rapper vs. QB Black Diamond

A battle between two females was booked for the URL event in December that had some silly-ass end of the world name.   Honestly it was probably the best battle of the night, aside from maybe Con vs. Ill and that really depends on how well you can tolerate gun bars.  (After awhile you sound like a cartoon to me, especially when they're delivered in a boring way.)  I mostly posted this because of Jaz, who's flow and lyrics are on a different plane from most URL rappers.

Also.  "I love her home fries, I love I love her home fries."   Dead.

Gaming Woes 1: Retro Fever Dreams

So welcome to Jumping in Headfirst's newest column, Gaming Woes.  Here I'll talk both about the problems I have with current generation gaming, and things I hope to avoid with the next gen.   Now, for the first of these I just want to talk about the new "neo-retro" craze.

If you're a gamer you've seen at least a few signs of this.  Every indie developer out there seems to be releasing a game that's retro influenced, with graphics from the 16- or 8-bit days.  Even major companies are getting into the act, with games like Mega Man 9 (...and 10) and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.  It's something that started out pretty cute; nice little reminders of the olden days from which gamers in their mid-20's or older came from.

...But the longer it goes on, the more I personally feel like it gets out of hand.  It seems like every other month, there's a new game that resembles something people used to put on cartridges.  It gets especially irritati…