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I called it – Sonic Unleashed released

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Sunday, December 07th, 2008 in Gaming Life /Rants

Gameplay trailers have been released over the last couple weeks, and I was actually starting to appreciate what I saw. Keyword there is “starting”. I figured if the regular levels looked this cool, maybe Sega could be forgiven with whatever the hell happens to Sonic at night. Here’s one of the better trailers, even with that horrible nonsense that looks like something out of a f***ing Joel Schumacher movie. I’m gonna go cry now…


Impression: Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Friday, October 24th, 2008 in Gaming Life /Rants

I’m not sure how first to put this game down. I have so much to say about it, yet so few hours into it. What’s not to like about this trailer?!



Posted by SpaghettiOh on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 in Gaming Life /Rants

Received an interesting welcome when I tried to play GTAIV the other day; check this out:


Not only did my XBOX360 consult me about needing to put this XBOX360 game into an…XBOX360… I guess it also felt the need to tell me in every language known on Earth. I suppose it displays that way just in case my Region 1 XBOX360 happened to be in operation by a being not of this planet. It would probably feel a little more comfortable knowing that it might know at least ONE Earthly language in the list… Godspeed Third-Galactic-Intelligence!

Symphony of the Night disc label

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 in Art /Gaming Life

I think I enjoy doing these labels because not only does it tune my skills but it’s also fairly quick and easy work. I enjoy art so much but have always failed to come up with my own style. I’m working on that, thought. Here’s a label for Castlevania – Symphony of the Night for Sega Saturn. Enjoy!

Castlevania – Symphony of the Night Sega Saturn CD Label

Castlevania - Symphony of the Night

“Parents who use videogames as a babysitter shouldn’t have sex to begin with.”

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Wednesday, September 03rd, 2008 in Gaming Life /Quotes

The game industry has long awaited a major face like Perrin Kaplan to say something like that. For an ex-vice president of Nintendo, a line like that is a pretty huge thing. I’ve been saying that parents are to blame for kids playing violent games for years. I would expect nothing less than a standing ovation at a conference where this is even muttered under someone’s breath.

Things are a lot different than when I was growing up. Obviously you’ll hear every generation say that, but when it comes to video games there just isn’t any excuse. Cars will change, music will evolve, movies will get less intelligent and entertaining as Hollywood continues fund super smash hits like Disaster Movie, and video games…well…they’ll continue to get more real. People freak out at the sight of games like GTA or Gears of War, saying they’re too violent for our society, blah blah blah. The truth is, they’re right. When our society consists of uneducated and ignorant parents who use these crazy $400 contraptions to keep their kids out of their hair while they watch reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond and laugh it up with their fabulous friends about their fabulous lives, you can expect kids to grow up corrupted. Anyone who can’t see that by now should be shot point blank in the pupil with a Dethklok t-shirt cannon. Man that’d be brutal!


Saturn disc labels redeux

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Monday, September 01st, 2008 in Art /Gaming Life

Decided to go back and apply the NiGHTS template to both MegaMan titles. Also redid MegaMan 8 to look a little fancier. The original was my first attempt so I tried to redo it with the skills I’ve learned.

MegaMan 8 Sega Saturn CD Label

MegaMan X4 CD Label

The NiGHTS‘ disc is still awaiting a jester overhaul. It’ll be up eventually. Enjoy!

All hope for Sonic has vanished as new Unleashed screenshots emerge

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Thursday, August 21st, 2008 in Gaming Life /Rants


“So, Sonic Team, the last couple of Sonic games haven’t been all that great, what are you planning for the next Sonic title?”

“Well, we’re thinking about getting everyone pumped with the following screenshots. We’re calling it ‘Sonic Unleashed!’ “


NiGHTS disc label and cover insert set

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Monday, August 11th, 2008 in Art /Gaming Life

Wow. What a total failure on my part to keep this thing up to date! I’ve been busting my ass at work and during most of my free I’ve been working on the following:

NiGHTS Into Dreams Sega Saturn CD Label

NiGHTS Into Dreams Slim DVD Insert

I’ll probably end up changing the disc at some point because it uses NiGHTS from the Wii version. …Yeah a review on that one will be here shortly. Enjoy!

Cooper Lawrence: Chasing the Scapegoat

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Monday, July 14th, 2008 in Gaming Life /Politics

For some reason I missed a quarrel in the gaming industry back in January when a “psychologist” was on Fox News bashing Mass Effect, a highly rated RPG by the creators of Knights of the Old Republic. Cooper Lawrence, author of three 1-star rated books, commented on the game:


Quiklist: 5 Reasons why Nintendo = Win

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Thursday, July 10th, 2008 in Gaming Life /Quiklists

I. Icons

The Big N owns characters and franchises more recognizable than Mickey Mouse himself, speaking of Mario specifically of course. That alone is pretty damn impressive. The biggest names, characters, and series in gaming history. From Mario to Samus, Link to Donkey Kong, Nintendo’s got some heavy hitters, and game titles to go right along with’em.