Archive for January, 2010

Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 6

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by Carlos Macias

School season, child rearing, headbutting, missed interviews. All a part of what’s been happening with Viral Play lately.

No worries, though. The show must go on, and it will. Only maybe not as timely as before — because we’ve always been timely, ‘members?

Anyway, to tide you guys over until a proper Viral Play we bring you a special episode of “Mess Hall.” Carlos and the gang hid from the rain at “Jimmy and Eddie’s Apartment” (patent pending) to talk about the moving-away-from-home experience, the Conan/Leno situation, NBC hate, goals of the upcoming “Talk Show,” Jimmy’s new nickname, and end it with talk of athletes’ extracurricular activities (think: Tiger Woods).

Even Hitler comes up! Truly a mess hall episode not to be missed.

Click through to download the show here.

Mess Hall archive:

Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 5
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 4
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 3
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 2
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 1

Naughty Bear Should Be Conker’s Other Bad Day

Posted in video games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Carlos Macias

Naughty Bear was announced late last year from 505 Games and while it, from what’s known of the game so far, looks like it will just turn out to be on the “edgy” side of E-rated I hope it’s more than that.

I’m talking about Rare gun-toting, foul-mouthed squirrels more than that here. Continue reading

Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 5

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2010 by Carlos Macias

After some extensive, extensive editing here’s Mess Hall’s new year episode. Don’t worry, even after cuts most of the foolishness still remained for you to frown upon. All our friends came out including last week’s guest, Jeramy Lowe, Ariel and Adrian Otero, Carlos Macias, Louie Recinos, “Jrock,” Elias Valenzuela, and plenty more.

Mainly, we tried talking about Adrian’s recent trip to England but the conversation quickly scattered into “disorganized chaos” covering Bioshock-esque underwater tunnels, Jamaican lager, a couple of local stories, missing gloves, the definition of a rotation, and Eddie’s Capitalism minute.

Click through to download the show here.

Mess Hall archive:

Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 4
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 3
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 2
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 1

Assassin’s Creed 2 – A Paragraph Review

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2010 by Carlos Macias

“Ezio! I meant for you to keep running not to start climbing the walls! Why would I want you to take a dive from ten stories up onto solid concrete below? Keep climbing!” Don’t be surprised if early on in your play time with AC2 you hear yourself yelling out to your covert assassin to control a bit better. The mechanics never entirely meliorate but you get used to them enough to enjoy directing Ezio a la free running and parkour-esque scaling through beautiful Renaissance-era Italy. Add varied objectives, engaging combat, side missions that you’ll actually want to take on, and you have the ingredients to spruce up AC2 for even those who soured on the original. Further control streamlining will be a task left for the third act.

Rating: B