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    • Freakin' scary as hell...

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      My latest addiction in recent times has been old school style adventure games made by new school cool people (unlike myself)...

      Holy shiznos, you gotta play this freeware piece if you've got the time to kill (or be killed)...

      7 Days a Skeptic

      It, and the other games in that series will freak you out, that is if you happen to like flicks like Halloween and Friday the 13th. 7 Days, at first, will make you think it was made by some Trekkie geek who's trying to be original, but in no time, you'll change your tune once you see what's really going on.

      Oh joy... smiley0.gif

    • *Cough*

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      I'm back? I'm back. I'm BACK!!! Holy crap!

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      Uhh, yep. Apparently, I renewed my sponsorship too. Fancy that.

      Star Trek XI is sounding more and more interesting as the news develops. Looks like a Christmas Day 2008 release!

      Finally, if anyone can give me motivation or reason to come to this site (seems like its getting slower all the time) more often, please let me know. Obviously, I don't show up here often, and lately, it's because I just don't feel the same excitement for RT like I used to... *shrugs*

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    • Burns, Cosby, and Ali

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      WARNING: If you're not old school enough like me, don't read this:

      Okay, last night, after falling asleep on my couch with a churro in one hand, and a bottle of Guinness in the other, I had one the most random, vivid, and pointless dreams of my life. Bare with me...

      I walk into this smoke-filled bar (or was it a gentleman's club...or maybe a casino?) and see all these guys gathering around this large white mat on the floor, looking at a couple of people in the center. When I look past the onlooking crowd, I see two boxers standing toe to toe. A bell rings, and one of the men lays the other (who looks strangely like Mr. Sandman from the Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! game) out in one really wicked right hook punch. It was over in two seconds, and somebody cried out, "Cassius Clay does it again!" That's right, the same Clay who many of us know as the great Muhammad Ali. He's still the champ.

      I got bored quickly, and slipped through a door in the wall behind Ali, ending up in some dingy, butt-crack nasty rec-room with an old 70s era Philco TV and a couple of occupants. In one corner of the poorly lit room was Bill Cosby smoking a fat Cuban cigar, looking cool with black Ray Charles-style shades, and about as young as he was during the days of The Cosby Show. In the center of the room, sitting on the floor in front of the TV playing video games was none other than Burnie Burns of all people. After wondering why this idiot Burns was playing video games in MY dream, and not my girlfriend, or someone else cool like Voltron or Jean Grey from X-Men *cough*, I immediately challenged him to a game.

      The game, in its piss-poor video resolution, was a weird 3D mix of like old school Joust meets Twisted Metal and the cutesy characters from Wonka candy's Nerds.

      The controllers were the best part; they were gold, and roughly twice the size of PS2 Slim, sorta like the old huge-ass NES joystick platform controllers, only bigger (maybe about the size of a modern laptop computer). What's more, the top of the controller had retractable antennae that flexed and lit up just like Egon's PK Meter from the Ghostbusters movie. There was also a Ricter scale meter guage on the controller that measured force-feedback (controller rumble) as you played! With lots of buttons that looked like a sound mixing control console deck, it was probably the most badass retro game controller ever. I think the game system was built into the controllers themselves, and were wireless too.

      Anyways, I play Burnie, I beat him twice, then, instead of getting pissy at me, he calls out Cosby, who I turn my controller over to. Cosby chortled and talked trash to Burnie while playing, sounding just like he does in those Jell-O pudding commercials. I watched awe-struck as Cosby's character picked up a giant, shit-colored pillow in the game arena, grabbed it by a corner, spun it around and around and around like Mario does to Bowser's tail in Super Mario 64, and hurled it at Burnie, knocking him down like a little bitch, and Cosby rushes his character, pinning him, and getting the 1-2-3 count. smiley0.gif

      I think it ended about there, but not before Burnie fell in love with his controller, and stole it. I guess it goes to show that when it comes to videogames, Geoff is right: Burnie sucks balls.

      The End

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    • It's '07 sucka!

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      Just wishing all you dudes and gals a very awesome, wicked, spontaneous, imaginative, original, mystical, memorable, pleasure-seeking, sexy, love-making, satisfied, understanding, emotional, argumentative, break-up worthy, make-up sexy, coping, maturing, money-making, aging gracefully, healthy, and happy New Year!

      Ciao!

    • Christmas "Gift"

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      Today was a day of events for me, as the last several weeks have been nothing but work-related irritations and alleged bouts of manic depression a la Jim Carey-style (ok, not that bad...worse smiley0.gif ). My life and my focuses have changed...a lot. And RT hasn't been my first place to visit on the net each day (obviously to my Friends).

      I look forward to some welcome changes in my life for the new year that will hopefully turn things around for me (Friends, please don't delete me off your lists...I'll make a comeback, though it probably won't be as cool as John Travolta's comeback in Pulp Fiction).

      But I got a call at work today that left me more than a little dismayed. My mother called, and set me up for a "gift" I never saw coming. One that I hoped I wouldn't need to have for a good many years, at least until she grew too old and helpless to take care of herself...

      ...wanna know what it is? Well...

      ...she's moving in with me. smiley7.gif Courtesy: my asshole dad.

      Happy Holidays, folks!

    • Star Trek: Dark Armada

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      Quite often, I find myself truly amazed just how many fans of Star Trek there are out there. And now I know for sure that in the Netherlands, it's no exception.

      Star Trek: Dark Armada, a fan-made web-series produced by indie studio Fan Trek Productions, has recently launched a pre-pilot test episode called "These Are the Voyages...". In this opening chapter, we are introduced to Captain Alexander Richardson of the starship USS Batavia, who uncovers an old Starfleet secret about a new enemy that has sworn to take vengeance upon the Federation.

      This is a series based in Next Generation times, circa 2389, after the events of the film ST: Nemesis. This is also the first Trek series (film, tv, or otherwise) to put the central focus on a true science ship, as the Batavia is of the Nova class (http://techspecs.acalltoduty.com/nova.html), which seems to evoke the idea that it's the writers' intentions to make this series more about exploration rather than conflict.

      On the DA website, it reveals that the producers of the show recently met with, and screened the test episode for Conner Trinneer (Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker, III) from Star Trek: Enterprise, and Peter Williams from Stargate: SG-1 (as the evil Apophis); both of which were surprised to see how inspired fans in Holland are because of Star Trek.

      Although the initial episode is flawed in terms of the screen acting and filming technicals, the space scenes are truly marvelous to watch, as is the incredible quality of the title intro sequence and overture music. Overall, I think they've got something real good going if they can stick with it.

      I like this show so much, I think you might too. Check it out at:

      http://www.darkarmada.nl/CMS/content/view/193/2/lang,en/

    • Big Lebowski - F*cking Short Version

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      Yeah, it's nearly a ten-year old movie, but it's still one of the best films of its time. If you haven't seen it yet, go and rent it now, especially if you have a date that needs some good laughs. If not, I have the short version right here for your convenience. Having a f*cking good time! smiley0.gif

      BL: F*ing SV

    • Why games like WoW suck donkey balls

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      If you want the truth, here's the link...'nuff said:

      Jeff Vogel's View from the Bottom #6

    • Picard needs a woman

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      It seems the good captain/shakespearian actor plans to get into some screenplay writing. Let's see what his first ideas are...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGf9Hc-KpAA

    • These are the Encounters...

      12 years ago

      kvolt

      ...of all the starships called Enterprise. Their continuing missions, to seek out old enemies and boot their asses straight to hell. To boldy fire phasers and photon torpedoes at anything that moves!

      Those evil geniuses at Bethesda Softworks (you know, the makers of Oblivion & Morrowind for PC and XBox) quietly debuted their entry into the Star Trek gaming world earlier this month (just in time for the 40th Anniversary of said sci-fi franchise) with a game for Playstation 2 called Star Trek: Encounters. Developed by rookie code-monkey house 4J Studios, the game was built with the fullest intention of being an arcade-style shoot-'em up action game. And surprisingly enough, you could buy it new for only $14 or $19 brand new, depending on where you get it. Price, however, does not mean this game is bargain junk. Not at all, especially if you dig Trek.

      Encounters is basically an interactive homage to starship battles throughout all the eras in Star Trek. In fact, this game is so hardcore Trek fighting, that just on the Skirmish mode selection screen alone, you get to see a recreation of the epic Deep Space 9 episode "The Way of the Warrior" (the one where Worf joined the station crew). And as part of Bethesda's campaign to honor Star Trek, Encounters features Starfleet and alien ships from ALL the eras, including Enterprise, The Original Series/The Motion Picture, TNG, DS9, and Voyager! And they even threw in an additional era just for this game. So let's get down to it and kick this pig!

      GRAPHICS:

      For the shallow visual kiddos out there who judge games by their flashiness, fear not. This game has all it needs to look good as a space shooter. Phasers look like phasers, photons spark and move like they do in the shows and movies, and the ships, though not very high poly, look very much like their canon counterparts on film.

      SOUND:

      Honestly, the guys at Rednote Audio have exactly what it takes to make great music for Star Trek. Let's just say that it does great justice to the work from longtime Trek composers like Jerry Goldsmith and Dennis McCarthy. Unfortunately, the tracks are pretty limited, and after awhile, they may get repetitive. But at least the action in the game is intense enough to help you tolerate the repeating music, even after extended gaming sessions.

      What really suprised me about the sfx in this game is that not only do phasers and such sound as they should, they have the right sounds for each kind of ship in the game. So if you watched Enterprise, the NX-01's phasers sound (and fire) just like they do in the show. And when I heard that familiar classic phaser sound from Kirk's Enterprise, I was in nostalgia heaven.

      GAMEPLAY:

      Every game's real meat & potatoes, Encounters' gameplay is a mixed bag of fillet mignon lightly sprinkled with bits of horseshit.
      I hope you are really comfortable with your PS2 controller, because this game requires you use all the buttons, sometimes at once.

      There are two primary modes of play: Skirmish and Episode. Skirmish has 3 sub-modes to enjoy: Duel, which is basically a fragfest that pits your chosen ship against another ship of your choice; Battlefest, which has you select one of several pre-made fleet combinations, beginning with smallest, and ending with the largest (the side that wipes out the other's fleet first, wins); and
      Onslaught, which pits you in a single ship against an endless multitude of enemy ships that come at you in waves (the longer you survive, and the faster you kill your enemies, the bigger your score will be). Skirmish is also available for multiplayer, but I have yet to test this mode.

      Episode mode is basically a single player mission campaign. You start out in the Enterprise era controlling Captain Archer's NX-01 during a trial run of the ship after it received refits just prior to the 3rd Season Xindi storyline. William Shatner narrates the mission objectives for you, but not in the role of Kirk, but rather just your typical narrator.

      The only cameos you get from the characters of the various series come in the form of special Character Cards which you find as you complete objectives during the Episodes. The cards do, however, grant special performance enhancing bonuses to your ship depending on which crew department that character works in (T'Pol's card enhances sensors, thus allowing faster targeting, or Malcolm Reed's card beef's up your weapon systems, etc.)

      Each of the ships you play have their own unique stats, so they all feel different as you play. For example, Sisko's USS Defiant is small, has great handling stats, it's hull integrity is super tough, and it's pulse phasers are wicked nasty.

      Flight control is simple as you steer your ship with ease using the left analog control stick. Targeting is...different though. As you fly with the left stick, you use the right stick to adjust a "sensor wedge" that spins around your ship in whatever direction you want. Any ship that you have in the wedge can be locked and fired upon. You can even target individual ship systems like engines or weapons to gain a tactical advantage when you really need to. You can also beam an away team on board other ships to steal antimatter energy or sabotage their weapons if you like. Best of all...you can target several enemy ships AT ONCE! FINALLY!!!

      The bits of horseshit I mentioned earlier though, mostly come from the way some of the mission levels are designed. The NX-01's flight test involves flying through a course of hoops that have different elevations that can throw you off, and you have to do it within a really tight time limit too, which can suck if you can't concentrate well enough. Some missions also have you escorting computer controlled ships that must be protected from hordes of enemy ships and space mines, otherwise you lose and have to start all over again.

      Okay, so I've hemmed and hawed enough about this game. Try it for yourself. smiley1.gif

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  • Comments (82)

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      another alert, just because!

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      ALERT! ALERT! lol

      Keeping your alerts active for ya! heh!

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      Thanks for the reply, hope things get in order for you soon. Take it easy; I'll be lurking, leaving your comments section active from time to time, lol. Good luck!

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      I'm still gonna leave comments, just to keep the profile alive, lol

    • Gangles

      12 years ago

      I used to have all the staff, but I never understood a word they said. That plus they tend to write too many journals.

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      Dusting some more I guess, lol. Where u be anyways? Have you abandoned this site or what's the deal? Speak to me, lol.

    • TigerX

      12 years ago

      Are you bogged down in school work or something?

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      Still at large ... looming somewhere! lol

      Just dusting off your persoanl comments a bit. smiley0.gif

    • C16H14N2O

      13 years ago

      dum, de dum, de dum.... : )

    • C16H14N2O

      13 years ago

      here you go ... : )

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    • hibob

      13 years ago

      the random poster stricks again

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Are you lurking in the shadows again!?

    • MojoPin

      13 years ago

      Shit...kvolt is dead..who knew?

    • MojoPin

      13 years ago

      Shit....kvolt is alive...who knew?

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Thanx for all your support!

    • torryrocksme

      13 years ago

      You welcome, thanks for the comeback as well.

      HOpe you do get over the burnout factor. Good luck in all you do.

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      He is good at doing the robot smiley0.gif

    • MojoPin

      13 years ago

      Yes Fuck thank you for your kind words too. I will always burn them in spite cherish them. ;P

    • BurningGold

      13 years ago

      Thank you for your kind words ^ ^

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Nope, but at least you are getting away from the mainstream

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      yeah right I wish

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      One of the RvB creators?
      Maybe I am him undercover smiley1.gif

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Matt who?

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Nope not bionic commando

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      haven't heard from you in awhile. How are things goin man?

    • k_rom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      There are no steroids in baseball, just players Chuck Norris has breathed on.

    • MojoPin

      13 years ago

      They are totally fun and funny. It just get's better the more you listen to them. Definitely worth the purchase.

    • MojoPin

      13 years ago

      Note to self..send kvolt entire Journey collection.

    • ClayD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Great comment and you make an excellent point. smiley1.gif

      This particular 'study' though seems very shady to me. They picked the absolute perfect group for finding the information they wanted to find and didn't have any sort of control group, and they didn't even bother to inquire about their participants' views on alcohol and drug use before playing GTA. The outcome was rigged, as it were.

      It's just that they lump all gamers together with those that might actually be influenced to engage in violent activity and "risky behaviors." What about the adult gamers who grew up with the Atari and still play? They've probably moved on from the college atmosphere of no responsibility and drinking 'til drunk every night and doing crazy stuff without caring. What about, as you said, people like my friends and I who were all raised in relatively stable homes in respectable neighborhoods in relatively safe communities? We aren't likely to do anything violent, no matter how much violence is in the games we play. Gamers who grow up in screwed-up homes, with screwed-up parents and screwed-up siblings, screwed-up neighborhoods and screwed-up friends and screwed-up lives, they're the people that need the money that was spent on this study.

      Games aren't the problem; it's the societal issues that cause trouble.

      I will mod your comment up when I can; I like to encourage intelligent commenting.

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Glad I could help out. I think I have to much fun doing what I do smiley0.gifsmiley11.gif or I have to much time on my hands... smiley1.gif

    • MojoPin

      13 years ago

      None...now if it was Red army...Donut would have you there for hours.

    • Delta359

      13 years ago

      cool, thanks for that, maybe thats why i didnt know about it.. i heard there was a compition but i never saw the winning design.

    • Delta359

      13 years ago

      hmm, never heard of that one...i always figured Riker to command a Galaxy.

      infact the whole name i have never herad of...

      Post edited 4/10/06 10:15AM

    • Delta359

      13 years ago

      that bastard said the Intrepid looked like a penis....OMFG !! he needs to be shot

    • bkid4

      13 years ago

      Congrats

    • matt20

      13 years ago

      I AM NOT WORTHY :)

    • ChiMan

      13 years ago

      Welcome to Mojo's little group.

    • bkid4

      13 years ago

      Thanks, I'm bout to quit myself.

    • sharku

      13 years ago

      thanks buddy smiley0.gif

    • sharku

      13 years ago

      hi there

      if you dont like these type of comments then just delete this one if you like
      if not and you are willing to take 20 seconds out of your day smiley0.gif
      please vote for me here

      Thanks smiley0.gif

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Congrats, hope you week is going well.

    • Flea_girl

      13 years ago

      Cool thanks. i assume you mean toadette? all 4 of my tats are in my images section

    • Flea_girl

      13 years ago

      Nice Avatar. Frog (glenn) is the coolest.

    • Delta359

      13 years ago

      yeah i see your point, it was just a one episode piece of eyecandy. But even though, it looked great and it makes sence, it was during the time of the dominion, so starfleet needed a tactical solution. However, we dont konw if it was ever used again after this...i mean i sure as shit havent seen it smiley7.gifsmiley8.gif

    • Delta359

      13 years ago

      are you serious, the Prometheus was kick ass man

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Not sure which Mega Man Skull Man is from Have to check my games when I get home.

    • ClayD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Hey, I guess I misinterpreted your comment on my journal. I didn't catch on that you were agreeing with me. Sorry 'bout that; that's why I gave you the mod point, I just thought I should explain myself.

    • ClayD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      I don't mean "I have the power to convince everyone to do my bidding" I mean that it's possible for us to help run this site without such heavy moderation. Certainly, some people are jerks about following the rules and that's part of what we need MODs for. It's just nice to see users learning from their mistakes because other users let them know where they went wrong and didn't have to get a MOD to force them to do so.

    • TigerX

      13 years ago

      Actually with what I do, not really angry with apple. Just Brutes and Jackels smiley1.gif

    • soong

      13 years ago

      I'm only responding to my watchlist right now, since I'm addicted to Guild Wars, and still have too much work to do.

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