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The Gamers Union

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM Comments comments (0)

The Gamers Union..


 I recently watch some videos about to fellow gamers who wish to have a voice in the gaming world.. and make some changes that they feel needs to change.. they wish to form a group so that gamers who want to voice there feelings to Microsoft, Sony Or Nintendo. or anyone in the gaming world. 


Now I do feel for these guys and what is going on with them and I agree that something should be done to change things.. 


Like Laron said in one of his Videos.. the cost of XBOX Live is way more then just the 50 bucks we shell out every year.. and how we are paying for a service thats full of ads. now Sony has there own network just like Live does and they do there service for free.. and the only place you see ads are in the Store or in Playstation home.. and there service as as good as Xbox live.. so why must we pay 50 bucks for XBOX LIVE?..


anyways thats another story for another day for a video Article that I plan on doing.. what the point of this is. I feel for these guys and what they wanting to do.. I feel that we as gamers should have a voice to what happens in gaming.. take whats going on with Activision .. they plan on charging you to play Call Of Duty soon. don't you think thats nuts?.. and as for DLC?.. some of the DLC we get are already in the games we buy but we pay more to unlocked them?.. does anyone else besides me see something wrong with that?.. 


Anyways what I want to say is I wish to be part of the Gamers Union and do what it takes to change things in gaming.. what is happening now is not right.. and It seems that soon Sony will start charging for online play.. so I say we have to do this soon before it gets out of hand..

See Facebook is better then Myspace

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 22, 2010 at 2:27 PM Comments comments (0)

 

facebook logo 300x112 Facebook Is Now The Number One US Website   Poor Google Is Second



According to Hitwise, Facebook is the largest single website in the United States garnering some 7.07% of all internet visits in the country.

Yes, more than seven out of every one hundred total visits to any website in the US is now to Facebook. Google, you are number two.

Facebook is a massive social behemoth around the world, but in its home market it has shown particular strength. The website has now grown past its former status as a household name to being the location of a generation. Its traffic numbers reflect this. The graph speaks for itself, so we will let you read it:



facebook Facebook Is Now The Number One US Website   Poor Google Is Second




Data from Hitwise, via TechCrunch.



By: Alex Wilhelm

March 15, 2010

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I would like to add something to this article.. 



HAHA TAKE THAT MYSPACE!!!.... YOUR SITE SUCKS SO ADMIT IT!! .. YOUR DOOMED!!!! lol..




Why Former Jay Leno Fans Turned Their Back on 'The Tonight Show'

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 17, 2010 at 2:17 PM Comments comments (0)

By The Pop Chorus 




Jay Leno and The Tonight Show on NBC

Jay Leno has had a few weeks to settle back into his old 'Tonight Show' digs and the ratings show that he's already beaten David Letterman in overall viewership and the prized 18-34 demo. But we wondered whether any old fans decided not to go along for the ride. Were there any former Leno fans who were so turned off by January's late night drama that they suddenly found Jay hard to take. We asked readers to join our Pop Chorus. Here are two of their stories.


 

A Late-Night Letdown by Richard Todd Aguayo


 

Jay Leno made a career for himself as a safe, make-no-waves, blue-collar comedian and as such, he tickled the funny bone of most of America for over sixteen years as 'The Tonight Show' host. But there's one thing Americans, especially in Jay's demographic, demand: courage and honor.

 

It was bad enough that NBC seemed to cave in to their affiliates by pulling the plug on Conan after only eight months, but what made matters worse was that Jay was seen as an accessory for going along with the whole thing.

 

What would have happened had Jay done the honorable thing, i.e. standing up for a fellow comedian, and refusing to return to 'The Tonight Show' if NBC pulled Conan off the air? NBC would have been forced to show some courage and keep Conan on the air just as it did with Jay when he started, until the ratings improved. However, NBC had no such courage, because Jay had no such honor.

 

It's not like Jay Leno needed the money -- the man has more cars than most people have socks. With all of that drama, I was still ready to give this re-engagement a chance. >>>

Give Jay His Walking Papers by Dominique Lewis

 

As a teenager, there was something I did not like about Jay Leno, but I could never put my finger on it. Maybe it was his chin; I don't know. But in my twenties, I had a baby, and as I stayed up most nights trying to rock him to sleep, I was forced to watch 'The Tonight Show' and, surprisingly, I enjoyed it. Soon, I was trying to watch 'Tonight' as much as possible. I liked Jay Leno's monologues and I absolutely loved 'Jaywalking.' When I learned that NBC executives were planning to give Conan O'Brien the show, I thought it was a bad idea because both of their shows were doing extremely well. Why make such a drastic change? Why fix what isn't broken?

 

I accepted the new change. I figured I would be able to stay up and watch both Jay and Conan. But when they aired in their new time slots, I thought they were terrible compared to the shows I was used to. Once Letterman was the new late night leader, I knew NBC executives were going to try to bring Jay Leno back to 11:35. It didn't make a difference to me, because I wanted the shows to be exactly like they were. I should have known Conan would not go for such a cruel demotion. >>>

 

I fired up the TV and prepared to be wowed. I felt comforted because I knew there were others just like me who were watching to see how this whole thing would turn out. The show began and I sat there waiting, although I'm not sure what I was waiting for. Something spectacular? Groundbreaking? I knew there would be some skit to introduce the show. Sure enough, a "no place like home" ode to 'The Wizard of Oz' welcomed Jay and his crew back to late-night, and that's when my heart began to sour.

 

Home? That's what Jay called it. Home. He even said it in his monologue, "It's great to be back home." As if 'The Tonight Show' was "his." Perhaps if he had said, "It's great to be back" or something to that effect. But he acted as though the last eight months were just a detour to an inevitable return. No mention of Conan. No nod for the courage and honor Conan displayed in maintaining the integrity of the 'Tonight' franchise when he refused to take a later time slot. Jay plowed through his first show back as if returning from a vacation in which a guest host filled in. In fact, if that were the case, Jay probably would have thanked that guest host, or at least mentioned them. But no, it was business as usual: all for Jay and Jay for Jay.

 

Conan lost 'The Tonight Show,' but he hasn't lost late-night. He's probably mustering his forces, preparing for a return on a rival network in the fall. This is when the late night war will really be fought. Yet, I fear as this war continues, I may be in for another late-night letdown. Some wars are just and some are necessary, but none are good for making people laugh.




 

 

Give Jay His Walking Papers by Dominique Lewis



 

As a teenager, there was something I did not like about Jay Leno, but I could never put my finger on it. Maybe it was his chin; I don't know. But in my twenties, I had a baby, and as I stayed up most nights trying to rock him to sleep, I was forced to watch 'The Tonight Show' and, surprisingly, I enjoyed it. Soon, I was trying to watch 'Tonight' as much as possible. I liked Jay Leno's monologues and I absolutely loved 'Jaywalking.' When I learned that NBC executives were planning to give Conan O'Brien the show, I thought it was a bad idea because both of their shows were doing extremely well. Why make such a drastic change? Why fix what isn't broken?

 

I accepted the new change. I figured I would be able to stay up and watch both Jay and Conan. But when they aired in their new time slots, I thought they were terrible compared to the shows I was used to. Once Letterman was the new late night leader, I knew NBC executives were going to try to bring Jay Leno back to 11:35. It didn't make a difference to me, because I wanted the shows to be exactly like they were. I should have known Conan would not go for such a cruel demotion. >>>

 

I fired up the TV and prepared to be wowed. I felt comforted because I knew there were others just like me who were watching to see how this whole thing would turn out. The show began and I sat there waiting, although I'm not sure what I was waiting for. Something spectacular? Groundbreaking? I knew there would be some skit to introduce the show. Sure enough, a "no place like home" ode to 'The Wizard of Oz' welcomed Jay and his crew back to late-night, and that's when my heart began to sour.

 

Home? That's what Jay called it. Home. He even said it in his monologue, "It's great to be back home." As if 'The Tonight Show' was "his." Perhaps if he had said, "It's great to be back" or something to that effect. But he acted as though the last eight months were just a detour to an inevitable return. No mention of Conan. No nod for the courage and honor Conan displayed in maintaining the integrity of the 'Tonight' franchise when he refused to take a later time slot. Jay plowed through his first show back as if returning from a vacation in which a guest host filled in. In fact, if that were the case, Jay probably would have thanked that guest host, or at least mentioned them. But no, it was business as usual: all for Jay and Jay for Jay.

 

Conan lost 'The Tonight Show,' but he hasn't lost late-night. He's probably mustering his forces, preparing for a return on a rival network in the fall. This is when the late night war will really be fought. Yet, I fear as this war continues, I may be in for another late-night letdown. Some wars are just and some are necessary, but none are good for making people laugh.I visited my mother-in-law, and she was sitting on her couch watching Oprah. Oprah's guest was Jay Leno, so I sat down and watched the interview.

 

This particular interview made me disgusted with him. He was such a liar; he made it seem like he was the puppet and the NBC executives were pulling the strings. He said okay to every idea that involved keeping him on television. He told the truth about wondering why he was being asked to step down after having the number one show for twenty years. However, he lied about agreeing with the executives' plan only because he was still under a contract. He could not admit that he did not want anyone else to host 'The Tonight Show.' He has made millions of dollars, and he could have stepped down from television altogether. Other people deserve the chance to shine.

 

I once thought Jay Leno was very funny and down-to-earth. Now it is obvious -- Jay Leno is a selfish man who only has two obsessions: his cars and 'The Tonight Show.' It's a show he wants to hog until the day he dies. Therefore, I will not be watching the new and "improved" version.




CAPCOM'S? STREET FIGHTER? IV FOR THE IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE'S APP STORE

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 12, 2010 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 10, 2010 – Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today released Street Fighter® IV for the iPhone and iPod touch onto Apple’s App Store. The hotly anticipated fighting game has been rebuilt from the ground up to take full advantage of the iPhone platform while still remaining true to the legendary series' high-action arcade roots.

 

Featuring eight classic characters from the console blockbuster including Ryu, Chun Li, Able, Blanka, M. Bison, Dhalsim, Guile and Ken as well as seven environments, Street Fighter IV offers players the most advanced fighting experience on the platform. Veteran players will instantly recognize Street Fighter IV‘s robust move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos. Newcomers to the series can get on the path to becoming a world warrior by completing the game’s new “Dojo” mode which provides simple to advanced lessons on dominating the game.

 

No fighting game is complete without multiplayer and Street Fighter IV doesn’t disappoint. Players can battle head-to-head in “Versus” mode via Bluetooth bringing the excitement of the arcade to the palm of their hand.

 

The controls in Street Fighter IV are managed using a unique “Visual Pad” system created specifically for the iPhone. By activating “SP Move Assist” players can trigger their character’s Special Moves with a tap of a button and a directional input. Hardcore players can disable the feature and enter the complete command manually if they so choose. Additionally, players can fully customize the interface by repositioning controls anywhere on the screen as well as setting the level of transparency.

 



No More Chrono Trigger?. Where has Squaresoft ( Not Square Enix) has gone?.

Posted by Armando Garcia on March 11, 2010 at 1:21 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Recently I was reading an issue of GameInformer (#203}.

And they had an article called "Missing in action, Has your favorite franchise gone dormant?".

And I came across the one they said about Chrono Trigger. Saying the likelihood of another one is not good. they even said that VP Shinji Hashimoto staited he wasn't keen on bringing it back.. said that if the fans wanted this to go on they should have bought more copys of Chrono Trigger for the DS.

 

So this made me think.. did Chrono Trigger do well in sales?.. is it not worth making a 3rd game in the franchise? .. I thought Chrono Cross did really well in sales. And why should the sales off the DS say if there should be a 3rd or not?.. not every fan of chrono trigger has a DS.. they might have a PSP or a Sony playstation 3 or hell even a 360. don't you think SE should bring out Chrono Trigger to one of these playforms ?.. Oh wait they did!. Sony came out with one back on the playstation one.. And it ( like Cross) did well in sales.. Hell what should have happen was Chrono 3 should have came out for the Playstation 2 .. And if it would have done well we could have seen 4 on Playstation 3 ( or 360 since now SE is making more and more games on there).

 

So why would the sales of the DS tell you not to make more of these games?.. they like all of your old classic RPGs are golden to make a return.. but SE won't do it.. Just like they won't do a remake for Final Fantasy VII ( and you know fans would eat that up). They even staited that a remake of FFVII would take to long to make. to much work would have to go into it, if they made a PS3 version to look as good as XIII. Don't that sound like lazyness to you?.. I mean really. let say you make a product and it sold soo much that after years have gone back fans wish to see a remake, is that not worth doing?.. are we fans of SE games not worthy of a remake?..

 

I don't know.. It seems that SE is not the Co I once knew.. wait SE is not that co I knew.. the Co I knew that made these classic games was called SquareSoft!!... And it seems like ever since then they have lost there way. Come on guys. do what capcom and sega are doing.. go back to your roots. go back to what made you guys as good as we know you guys can be..



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