Another job well done!

I just finished a project! Lets dance!

Hehe, I always get exited when finishing one up, it means more time to do things that I like! Other projects!

It is insane how busy my life is. I am hoping I get to draw something for myself this weekend and its going to rock!

One of the combo’s made with these images:




Sweet dreams blog!

Nightmare at the retailers

I never understood the obsession with the quote “the customer is always right”. It is supposed to be an unwritten law within retail. I’ve never experienced it to be honest with you. Every time I go to a gamer/movie retailer, I get treated like a legless horse. Pretty poorly.

I am surprised sometimes that these retailers still make money. If it wasn’t for the fact that I like to COLLECT games, I would’ve done all my game/movie shopping online. I don’t know if it’s just the New York area where people spit on the customer service code.

Here is a little list I compiled containing the standard things you experience when shopping for games :

1) You can forget on testing the game, for some reason the console is broken, or the controller out of batteries, or the TV is not connected.

In my opinion, If I was marketing games, I would’ve made sure the console was working, the controllers had batteries and the TV was on! How are you going to do business when you can’t even maintain your own store?

2) They don’t sell the things you REALLY need.

When I needed a PS One memory card, it was no where to be found at all. Which to me is stupid, If you are selling gamecube stuff, sell old PS One items! Some stores even have PS One games. Also, don’t tell me that It cannot be found anywhere on the face on the earth. That is why God created Ebay!

3) They never know where things are, just point in general direction.

For instance, I need a DS game, it came out six months ago so it is not anymore in the “NEW” releases display. They point at Nintendo DS general direction and which you the best. Sometimes, if they are having a good day, they check if they have it in stock. Also , just to f%ck with you, they tell you that the computer tells them it is in stock, they go to get it and come back with the wrong game. Even their database is displaying poor customer service.

4) Not listening to the Customers request or inquiry

I was looking for a blue ray movie. I asked the woman 3 times where they had that specific movie. She sends me to the DVD area. I came back and tell her that there are only DVD’s, snarling she sent me else where. They didn’t have the movie there, it’s just an empty spot.

I come back and she lets me know that the movie is sold out, I ask her to check her computer or in the back. She lets me know. “If it’s not on display, then they are sold out” , agitated I move to exit the store, and I see my friend ask the guy in the register about the movie, and the guy pulls out a copy from the back. I was glad about the movie, but pissed at the pissy service.

How the heck does the American market service with such poor customer service. It is like this in almost every store you enter here!

I wish it was like the good ol times. Customer is always right!

I guess if the world had less jerks, it would be a better place to live.

End of online gaming

Games I keep returning too.

The gaming industry supplies us with more and more games each year. It seems to me that there is less and less effort put in to the titles being released. I remember those days when there was a great game coming out once in a great while. Because lets face it, there were barely any games coming out at all in those days.
I do try out new titles, I download demos all the time on my ps3 to check out the latest hubbub. Nothing has really impressed me. There are few new games that grab me to the point that I want to complete them.

For example, I got the 80 gig ps3. I got it for the backwards compatibility to later find out that my version wasn’t the backwards compatible one.
I should be playing the great and beautiful games for the ps3 and yet I go out of the way to find old titles that exited me.
I mostly play PSone and Ps2 titles and THAT is very very sad.

Same goes with the xbox, I haven’t returned to one single game and I barely even touch that self exploding deathtrap.
Nintendo had a few titles that I for a month returned to, but then it sits there sadly collecting dust in a dark spider infested corner which is the living room.
I don’t know if it’s just me that is getting older and find flaws in everything, but I do try to keep an open mind.

I played the Ghostbuster demo for the PS3, sure it was somewhat entertaining but it didn’t grab me.
Maybe now that my generation is growing “older”, we simply don’t have the time to play halfway through a bad game just to be pleasantly surprised that it ended up being pretty good and captivating. I notice that if something doesn’t grab me right away, I just don’t bother with it again.
(And yes, I do know that sometimes a demo doesn’t represent the game very well, but that is what demo’s are for. Capture my attention, make me buy the game. Even when I bought full games, they didn’t catch my interest. I grew tired of buying full titles that I only played once and then never bothered with again)

Here are some reasons I can think of that developers have ignored my generation/audience.

1) Online game killed the single player:

More and more games are now focused on online play. How many times have you had this discussion?
“The story in this game sucked ($%^$#^#$%^%$^)!!!!!”
“Oh, but the online game justifies it!”
I don’t always WANT an online game. I don’t always want to depend on other people to have fun. I am a gamer, a loner! An antisocial prick that rather talk to my invisible collection of Sephiroths nut sack ornaments then depend on other people for my amusement!

While online community in gaming is tending to the new generation, my needs are being ignored! I feel like I am married to myself and ignoring myself emotionally and physically!

2) The new generation of so called “gamers”.

Lets face it, with games being so expensive, little Timmy’s allowance only covers 2 games a year. So they get games that they has longevity, online play do accommodate that need. They do have the need to furiously with their crackly voices yell at other people because their lives are SO bad. I am sorry that you have two alcoholic fathers.
What developers seem to have forgotten that the old generation (me) have a bit more money and are willing to pay for entertaining games that are worth the play. Thanks to the huge online market, offline games are being sorely neglected, hence developers are cutting the more important part (story) and replace it with capture the F^%&cking flag.
Online communities spread the wisdom and the promise of good online gaming , leaving the offline part in the shade.

3) Quantity is better then Quantum ,…Quack.

The volume of released games have increased over the years. Not because there are more creative good titles coming out, but only because some things in the games have jeopardized. They are happy to cut things out and make it available to download or to be purchased as an expansion pack. So lets face it, I pay good money for half a game and have to buy the other half at a later date.

4) The sad part is..

The only game released in the last 4 years that I keep returning to is Loco Roco. It constantly keeps me entertained enough to ignore my fiance and it looks like its been created by a bunch of smurfs on dopamine… THAT is sad.


I don’t know. Maybe I am to narrow in what i want to play. Nothing has exited me since Soulblazer, a link to the past, Mario world, Secret of mana, final fantasy 3, 5,7,9, kingdom hearts 1, 2. Every time I got exited about something was because of online hearsay. It made me stop listening to people because I kept getting terribly disappointed to the extent where I was about to jam my foot into the icebox. Maybe I am just a picky player, or my generation is to old to cater to. However, I still feel saddened by the realization that the end of great offline games draws near.
Which means I’ll have to pick up gardening.