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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

From the hell of Baphomet's grasp, I have returned!

  Good day, everyone! Riff here, after an extended hiatus that was much needed. What happened? Well, read on.

This past summer, I pulled a major boondoggle. Attending both the Orion Festival and E3 back-to-back was probably one of my biggest mistakes ever. While I did enjoy myself at both shows, the combined time of being on my feet and running everywhere (not to mention all the jet lag that going to L.A. pertains) that it just wore me out physically and mentally.

Then I started a new job with insane hours. Boondoggle number two.

My hours were as such: work a shit ton in four days, have three days off. Doesn't sound like that bad of a deal, right? Well, I'm usually not getting off of work until at least three in the morning, and I am no vampire. As worn as I was before, this just killed me even more. So, I had to make a tough decision: I would wait until my mind and body got used to these late hours. I didn't know it would take me over half a year to do so, but that's the price you pay for getting older.

Finally, I feel ready to get back on the horse and start some writing again. In fact, I've already started a couple of reviews of games that I have for my PS4 (thank you tax return!), and those should be up in the next couple of days. Also, I'm once again attending both PAX East and E3 in the coming months, and I'm determined to get some decent camera footage of both events. Also, if funds hold out, I'd like to attend PAX Prime this year as well, but we'll see how that comes along. Finally, since I have a PS4 now, I'd like to do some live streaming here and there. I'll probably hold off until I get the camera attachment first.

There, so that's it for me now. As always, keep it metal!!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

8-Bit Metal Mondays: The Black Dahlia Murder Love Detroit

Aw, crap, where did I go for a fucking week? Well, I GOTS ME A JOB!!!! Finally, after forever, I got an opportunity to put some honest greenbacks into my bank account. I hope a few of y'all can understand the need for some quick cash. Thus, I had to delay the typing of festivities from Orion and E3 until tomorrow and Wednesday.

Even more good news is that Black Dahlia Murder's video for Goat of Departure, which they filmed in Detroit and I attended, was just releases today. Thanks to power of the god of editing, yours truly makes an appearance! Granted, I had to really go through the whole thing to find me, but at the 2:20 mark, there I am behind the right shoulder of a fake Slash. Ah, may the fame now roll in.

So, here's that clip, along with some bleepy love.




Sunday, June 16, 2013

E3 2013 Picture Dump!

Once again, not much to say, as I'll be going over everything from the previous week on Monday. In the meantime, enjoy the pics!



Monday, June 10, 2013

8-bit Metal Mondays: Baroness Before Orion

Quick note: I won't be live blogging any of the press conferences today because I'll be airport bound here in just a few.  Before then, I wanted to touch on the  pre-Orion show Baroness performed. First off, the Metallica boys themselves went on stage to introduce the guys. then the band themselves became extra pumped and put on an incredible performance. Hell, i'd be ready to do anything if Metallica mc'd me onto the stage.

Short and sweet here. let's get to the bleepy action, then i'm airborne.


Orion 2013 Second Pic Drop

More pics, many, so tired, type more later.



Sunday, June 9, 2013

Orion Music And More Day One Pic Drop

First day of Orion is over, and I am sore as shit. Eh, fat guy tax, I suppose. So, as I get some rest, check out this huge collection of pics from the show. Expect another batch late tomorrow night as well.




Thursday, June 6, 2013

Konami's E3 Press Show: In And Out Like A One Night Stand

Konami hosted their heavily hyped pre-E3 pre taped presser today, and it was frightfully SHORT!! I was expecting at least an hour of info, but we only got a measly 30 minutes. Actually, we got less than that if you decide not to include all the jabber about mobile gaming and soccer/futbol. Nothing against you soccer fans out there. I know that Konami make make a crap ton of cash off their PES franchise, probably enough to make EA blush when compared to sales of the FIFA games. I just don't give two craps. In the end, the real attention came down to two games: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Castlevania : Lords of Shadow 2.

The bog reveal was that Keifer Sutherland, Jack Bauer himself, would be voice-acting Naked Snake in the new Metal Gear. Not just the voice, either. Keifer got his himself all digitized up to be the visual mouthpiece for Big Boss as well. Right now, there's a bit of a backlash happening, as old school Metal Gear fans really want David Hayter, Snake's original voice actor, to reprise his role. Then there's others who believe that there's some conspiracy going on, and that David is still in the mix somehow. We won't know until we actually play the game, we just don't know when that will be yet.

Then there's the new Castlevania, which we actually do know is coming out this winter. Plus, we know for sure that there will be a demo on the E3 show floor. Oh, and the game looks like tits. See?