August 2009 Archives

Album Review: Halo 2 OST, Volume Two

By Dennis Wyman on August 28, 2009 2:31 AM | Permalink |

Earlier last night I wrote about Volume One of the Halo 2 Original Soundtrack. Last I left you, I was slaving away during a long night of work, re-acquainting myself with a handful of long-neglected video game soundtracks. Being that it is a long night and modern MP3 playback technology lets us queue up entire playlists of albums, needless to say I've been listening to quite a bit of music tonight. And so, I have.... (Read More)

Album Review: Halo 2 OST, Volume One

By Dennis Wyman on August 27, 2009 9:30 PM | Permalink |

While working tirelessly tonight on other projects, by chance I happened to switch audio players back from Foobar2000 to iTunes. Why do I use both? Simple; I use Foobar for my main "traditional" music library, while iTunes manages my meager video game and movie soundtrack library. While that is all beside the point of this article, I felt it was an excellent starting point because needless to say, I leave Foobar running much more often.... (Read More)

Top 10 Snakes in Gaming

By Dennis Wyman on August 25, 2009 1:38 AM | Permalink |

Digging through my folder of old VGRC junk the other day, I stumbled across a handful (ok, a MOUNTAIN) of unfinished projects and article concepts that never saw the light of day, one of which included the article that you are about to read.Dated 2006, the article has been in development hell for three years now. However, since not many snake-type characters have been introduced in gaming in the past three years, this list just.... (Read More)

Ill Conceived Marriage Proposal Of The Month: Jon Cardin

By Dennis Wyman on August 20, 2009 8:15 PM | Permalink |

If you're from the Baltimore area, you have likely heard of this by now, as needless to say it has set off quite the firestorm of public outrage.Jon Cardin, a member of Maryland's House of Delegates, had a glorious idea when it came to proposing to his girlfriend: Stage a police raid while they were on a date on a friend's boat.During their little date, a horde of on-duty police officers swarmed the boat.... (Read More)

Can You Put A Price On The Life Of A Child?

By Dennis Wyman on August 17, 2009 6:44 PM | Permalink |

Can you put a price on the life of a child? According to some recent figures, the answer is, yes you can! To raise a child from birth to age 17, a recent government report says that most middle income families will spend about 219 thousand dollars.Naturally, this figure of worth is not related to how much your child's body parts could be worth to organ farmers on the black market, but that's another report.... (Read More)

Graffiti Research Lab and L.A.S.E.R. Tag

By Dennis Wyman on August 11, 2009 10:48 PM | Permalink |

For those in the know, these guys are nothing new, and even if you haven't heard of them, you may have already witnessed this innovative graffiti technique that can get a message out there, but won't get you busted by law enforcement for vandalism.What am I talking about? Graffiti Research Lab, and their method of choice for painting your neighborhood walls: L.A.S.E.R. Tag.Hit the jump to read more........ (Read More)

Bad Ideas From Marketing: "Blow Off Duster" Label

By Dennis Wyman on August 10, 2009 2:36 PM | Permalink |

I don't know what's worse: The giant computer with the glazed-over "I'm high as fuck" eyes, or the prominent labeling on the back that warns against intentional misuse while the duster mascot on the front is walking on sunshine........ (Read More)