October 10, 2007

Ronoldinho Jar Jar

…I’m not kidding. Sad.

I love Football, so much I prefer the word Football over Soccer, and I live in the US. I live it; it’s in my heart and my soul. Yet I fell asleep watching the Columbus Crew play FC Dallas. Why? I’ve seen Women’s College Football games more intense and exciting than this mockery of the game. Granted, some MLS games are fun to watch, barely.

Our Football stars went overseas. Clint Dempsey went to Fulham in the English Premier League and Freddy Adu went to Benifica. MLS needs to be more competitive when it comes to fronting the cash to keep our stars. Don’t let Josey Altidore slip away, please!!! We no doubt have enough sponsors coming aboard, thanks to Beckham, which I won’t get started on that whole debacle. We don’t need Rooney, Henry or Ronoldinho (a.k.a. Jar Jar Binks) in our league. We need home grown talent! We need more youth camps, more urban football programs, and better established youth leagues. A.Y.S.O. is a joke; a fascist youth association ran by evil “soccer moms”, where teams are stacked beyond belief!

Another thing, the pitches in which MLS is played on, are the worst example of a field. Granted, their getting better, but slowly. The Red Bulls are getting their own stadium, and I hear it’s going to be beautiful! MLS can be so much better; someone needs to make it so. That someone needs to go to Europe & South America (or anywhere BUT the US), and do some research on why Football is the sport of the World. After a year or two abroad researching, they need to come back and implement what they learned into the MLS. Our league doesn’t need to be like any other league, keep it American, but start developing the drive and the passion for the sport.

I want to see Arsenal come play any MLS club, show how football should be played!




Platium – Gold – F**king Diamond Edition!

October 3, 2007

The new Jungle Book — 40th Anniversary Platinum Edition just came out, Whoop-de-freakin’ do! Holy crap, the original was awesome, I watched it last week with my future bro-in-law lol. Are studios becoming SO desperate they need to re-release the came material over and over again. I’m still waiting for my damn Digitally Remastered – Gold – F**king Diamond Edition of Tron to come out! So they re-colored the cells of the animation, awesome. So they reduced some of the noise in the original soundtrack, great. Re-release it once, and let it go! I can understand them re-releasing it on a different format, but thats different.

Online Game Lobbies

September 27, 2007

While I site here and munch on my Flake bar (which I think I’m the only person in the US who knows about these flaky bars of chocolate goodness), I am going to rant a little bit, so enjoy

Recently I did a mini-review for Fifa 2008 on my blog (https://cvaughn.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/fifa-2008-demo-on-xbox-360/) and something came to mind while waiting for the game to load… Online Game Lobbies, well, SUCK! Why can’t online gaming lobbies be fun, more than just a chat section with the list of names about to enter the pending frag-fest? We’re in the next-gen era now, right? I read on Penny-Arcade a while ago that they wished a game Lobby in the Tiger Woods Golf game, would be a driving range, where you could smack the tiny while ball with your friends, seeing who can hit it the furthes. Kind of like a mini-game while you wait for the match. Or, OR, the mini-game could be to wack the guy picking up the golf-balls with the cart, first one to him him, wins. Below are a couple examples of how I think in game, mini-game lobbies would be a great addition.

Fifa 2008 – While I wait for the online match to start, load up a Virtual Pitch (field for the Americans), and let the players in the lobby, have a quick soccer mini-game. Or just let them do what ever they want on the empty pitch. In the Demo you can choose to mess with the ball, doing tricks and shooting on goal in an empty pitch, let this be the online lobby!

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 – The Game lobby is just a bunch of names, with the teams, where you choose if your ready or not, how fun!!! Seriously, this is boring as shit Why can’t the game lobby be a firing range? Something innovative, shit like I said, we are in the NEXT GENERATION ERA, which should just mean awesome graphics, this should also mean Next-Gen Gameplay!

So the lobbies don’t even have to be mini-games, they can be anything, as long as they are interactive, and don’t make the player want to kill themselves from boredom.