“Like Me” the Movie, Lol
Double Fine’s Broken Age
Broken Age part one is out for backers of the game’s Kickstarter (yes, all 87,142 of them), Double Fine confirmed. Broken Age is the result of the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter campaign, which raised $3.3 million in March 2012, after asking for just $400,000. That campaign historically kicked off the level of attention gaming Kickstarters enjoy today.
“Haven’t shipped a game of my own in 4.5 years, an adventure game in 16, a point-n-click in almost 20. Next Tuesday is going to be exciting!” Double Fine founder Tim Schafer tweeted.
In July 2013, Double Fine announced that it needed more money to complete Broken Age, and it would split the game into two parts, the first of which would land on Steam Early Access in January. Sales from the first half of Broken Age and other Double Fine games are intended to sustain production of the second half.
The king is officialy dead… Anderson loses…
UFC 168 Silva loses, Rousey wins…
GTA 5 has sold about 30 million copies
Almost 2 billion in sales.
Mayweather puts in that work…
Highest grossing pay per view event, somewhere in the $150 millions from 2.2 million orders, it broke his old record and helped solidify him as the GOAT. I think its obvious that Mayweather is the GOAT, I mean I think in the modern era, Roy Jones really pushed what some talent and hard work and dedication can achieve in the modern boxing era. I think he still needs to fight Pacquiao for people to really give him the GOAT crown, but I think its really silly to even compare the two anymore. For a Phillipino fighter to come over from 120ish to 145ish and do as much as he has done, he is definitely up there in the top 50 greatest boxers but comparing him and Mayweather is just stupid. And remember this now, as I’ve been saying, you’re better off comparing Broner and Mayweather than Pacquiao and Mayweather. Many people would say it is way too early to say that, but I’m gonna go on record, and say, like I’ve been saying since he beat Ponce De Leone, he will have a dynasty similar to Mayweather, but I don’t think he will retire undefeated like Mayweather, instead I think we will see the true grit of this fighter when he underestimates someone like a Bradley who is all about points and loses.
Anyways, this year has been a great year for boxing and I’m really excited to see Broner and Maidana in December and even Pacquiao and Rios in November.
New Mega Man Game!
New Mega Man game made by the original creator, Keiji Inafune.
Happy Birthday Hip Hop!
40 years ago today, an event happened at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx that has gone on to shape the world as we know it. Clive Campbell aka Kool Herc DJ’d a back to school party for his sister Cindy, where he demonstrated his new Merry Go Round technique, thus laying the very foundation of Hip Hop, quickly followed by emceeing, B-Boying and graffiti to bring together what are known as the 4 elements, and thus creating not just a musical style but a entire culture that has impacted the world at a societal level.
I was into other music before discovering Hip Hop in 1985, but it is one that has had the longest lasting impact on my life. I started out as a B-Boy, but rapidly moved into DJing and being a MC, with the shortest alliance with graffiti. I still pop and still scratch, and have been known to bomb the odd post-it note while on the phone too, and I can’t see that changing any time soon.
So I raise a glass to the originators, pioneers, and global exponents of Hip Hop in all its forms old and new. I wasn’t born yet when the first party was getting going, thus a tad young too attend, and on the wrong side of the country too. But I’ve made it over to NYC a few times on a pilgrimage to take in the landmarks, which I highly recommend.
Happy Birthday Hip Hop!
The king is dead, long live the king
The master’s reign has ended… It has finally happened, his show boating made him lose, this is an actual example where the champ beat himself, and was actually winning the fight but got too confident and wanted to entertain the crowd too much. I think he was thinking, hey everybody thought this guy was going to beat me, I see what he is good at, he is good at wrestling and BJJ and he can hit me hard when I lay on my back so I have to learn his timing and keep it standing. He established that in the first round, and knew he could win by just forcing the fight to be standing. Then he started dancing around and acting like he was hurt to be funny, he dodged three punches, but on the fourth punch it came from the left where he was not expecting and he stretch himself out so far, he had nowhere to turn. But he had his hands completely down and just textbook doing the wrong techniques, I was always entertained by this, but I’m happy to see he may never do it again and just win fights.
The king is dead, long live the king! Anderson Silva lost to Chris Weidman by knockout in the second round, relinquishing his title as the longest running title holder in UFC history, specifically the UFC Middleweight class. Super fights are off the table according to Dana White, but an immediate rematch is pretty much planned. Silva was very modest and showed amazing sportsmanship by saying pretty much here is the new champ, I don’t know what I’m going to do other spend time with my family. I don’t know who I will fight next, I have a ten fight contract so I will fight, but I don’t know right now, which is refreshing, nobody knows what will happen after they lose or even win.
The new champ:
Broner defeats Malignaggi
Broner, putting in that work again, I really did not judge this fight to be as close as to what many other people say it was. I thought that Malignaggi may have won 3 rounds at most, and that’s being generous. If this was 1922 or some shit, then you could give Malignaggi some rounds for being more busy, but scoring modern boxing matches, is way behind the sport. Even the vocabulary they use, “shoulder roll” etc, it should be known as the modern shell, or traditional shell even at this point, I’d accept philly shell, just because the times are behind on giving its props to phily fighters who used the shell. Really, scoring needs to be updated, so a busier, weaker, less accurate fighter, has no chance of winning.
Just like the MMA, boxing, needs to update its judges and scoring system, to incorporate the theme or fact that, just because you are busier, throw more shots, shoot more takedowns, etc. It needs to be judged by what effect does this have on the opponent? Is your being busier, wearing down the other opponent? Is it hurting the opponent? Or is the opponent, adjusting and landing more accurate and powerful shots? What do you do when you get that takedown? Do you advance position or pace of the fight? Do you land powerful shots? What happends?
All these concepts need to be incorporated into the modern scoring system so the two sports judges can evolve at the same pace as the athletes, who are taking the game more seriously and evolving at a much faster rate than in the past. We need to have the feeling of a fair fight when it’s taken to the score cards, and people don’t feel like the game needs to be fixed or is fixed.