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survey for 20 bucks!

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https://www.sph.umich.edu/vnet/vns.html

coupon code: ZQ272FP8EC4LJK6M

Yeah so all you have to do is fill out a 40 minute survey and you will receive a $20  visa gift card.  It’s a virtual card, so online shopping is the way to go to use it.  once you are done it will take a day for them to email you the card.

edit: only 4 days left before my code expires

edit: Thanks for everyone who took it.  Now please ignore it since it has passed.

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Written by Theonlypersonhere

October 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

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Breaking Upwards update!

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Months ago I updated about the movie Breaking Upwards a small independent film that got a lot of praise.   And now they are getting a DVD release, Itunes, Netflix, and Amazon.   I had the pleasure of meeting the cast and crew personally and I hope they do well with this distribution release.  Please I urge all of you to go and see this movie if you already haven’t.

http://www.breakingupwards.com/

Also a side note Youtube.com is down.  I don’t know whats going on but it seems serious.

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October 12, 2010 at 11:01 pm

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Monster Hunter Tri

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For America this is the first version of Monster Hunter on the Wii and online co-op gameplay thru the Wii.  Monster Hunter is exactly like it sounds like, you hunt monsters.  Like the previous games you start out in a village which is being terrorized by some giant monster.  You come in and help out the village by taking on quests to hunt monsters and/or gather materials.

Hunting:  when you first start the game you are given generic weapons and armor which don’t really help.  To get better gear you have to kill/trap monsters which will allow you to make their specific weapons and armor.  You have 3 chances to complete the mission before its game over.  If any of you know the previous games there is a steep learning curve.  Hunting the monsters for the first time is pretty hard.  You have to get used to their attacks and then strike back.  Too many errors and you will lose a life.

Once you manage to kill the boss monster you can carve the monster.  This is a basic premise of the game, carving the dead monster gives you items from the monster and like all RPGs it’s random.   Don’t get mad if you don’t get the specific item you want because there are still quest rewards at the end.  Or you can trap the monster alive and you forgo the carving for more quest rewards.

Weapons:  This game has various weapons to choose from.  While they did take away most of the weapons from the previous games they added a new Switch axe.  They left the core basic weapons in which are Great sword, long sword, shield and sword, Hammer, Switch axe, Lance, and Bowgun.  They also changed how the Bowgun works now instead of a single gun you have to buy it in parts of the Stock, Frame, and Barrel.  Depending on which items you combine you will create many different Bowguns for various modes of play.

Co-op: On the Wii players can now go online to quest with other players.  Teams of 4 can help each other fight monsters.  This is the first time the American version of this game can go online co-op.  You get special rewards and it makes some fights easier with a buddy or two.

For the fans of the previous games BUY IT.  For casual it’s not a pick up and play kind of game.  You have to spend time learning and developing.  I really liked this game but I can see that it’s not for everyone.

Beat the offline game once and finished the first 4 star ranked missions online.

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October 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Haven’t seen you in a while

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Hi there it’s been a while.  I know that it’s been about 5 months since a post but I assure you that I have been busy with other stuff like school, summer vacation, etc.  I probably lost everyone who ever was reading this site, yes all 2 of you.

Let’s begin again with Metroid Other M.

This is the latest installment of the Metroid series where you play as Samus a chick with a bio combat suit.   The story continues from Super Metroid and plays out in a short cut scene.  The new thing about this that separates it from other games is that it takes first person and third person shooters and mixed them together.  You move in the third person and you can go into first person mode to shoot and to take a closer look at things.  Like any other Metroid game you have power ups and explore.

This game is pretty fun.  The boss fights are action packed.  The ability to do some combat other than shooting is nice.  Some of the challenges were pretty dumb.  There is this event in this game where you are forced into first person mode and have to spot something to trigger the cut scene.   The problem here is that it turns into “I spy” with no hint at where you are supposed to point at.  Also it doesn’t help that the graphics on the Wii are only 480p, which makes the environment and everything in it look the same or a pile of gray stuff.

The story is a bit far-fetched with a few holes but bearable.  The dialogue is horrendous.  This is the first game in which Samus is given spoken words and the delivery and words are so bad.  I mean every word is delivered with the same monotone cold voice.

On the verdict of buying it or not, buy it.  I know what I said about the dialogue and some pretty minor details but overall I liked the game.  The gameplay is very solid.

Game was finished on normal on one play through on the Wii.

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October 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

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