Now I really feel old. Is the original EverQuest really that old? Released in 1999, before Y2K scared the shit out of just about everyone, and just before this guy was even a junior in high school, EverQuest, and MMORPG’s for that matter, has really come a long way. Years later EQ fans were introduced to a bland, but still addicting EverQuest 2, and then of course we all know what happened next: WoW. And in fact, EQ is not quite done as a series, as Sony Online Entertainment has the third main installment in the works, which is tentatively slotted for a late 2013/early 2014 PC release. But let’s get back to the point here which is the original EverQuest, in which killing rats became many young teenager’s first real job, and where you prayed to your favorite deity that your Aunt Nancy didn’t call to interrupt your 14.4 modem’s blazingly fast, AOL connection. Yes, let’s jump back to 1999.
Back on April 3rd, which seems like a long time ago (this is our 100th post, believe it or not!), we published an amazing trailer for Naught Dog’s upcoming adventure game, “The Last of Us“, which may look like a new Uncharted, but according to the developers, it’s quite different. Not like that would be a bad thing, but you know what I mean. Looking ahead to the near future, “The Last of Us” will hit store shelves on June 14th, and will be an exclusive title for the PS3; sorry Xbox’ers. Like you needed more depressing news after Monday’s debacle? Naughty Dog has released brand new demo discs to many of the latest news outlets, which means savory new, HD game play footage that you absolutely must-see. Did I mention the game play video is more than 15 minutes long? You’re welcome.
On August 9th, rising comedic star Jason Sudeikis will attempt to deliver hundreds of pounds of marijuana across the US-Mexico border for fellow comedian turned billionaire Ed Helms. The movie is called, We’re the Millers, and it also stars Jennifer Aniston who plays a stripper, who goes on to pretend to be Jason’s, err, Mr. Miller’s wife. I’m a big Sudeikis fan, as he’s been one of the few truly funny actors/comedians on SNL over the last few years, but the real steal of the show might just be his fake son, Will Poulter, who looks familiar, but after looking through his IMDB profile I still have no idea where I recognize him from. The end of this trailer is awesome, and this movie looks like it will be a great one!
Where are all my retro gamers at? Raise your hand if you grew up on the NES, and if the top two items on your Xmas list started with a Super Nintendo and ended with a Nintendo GameBoy, and I’m talking the old school brick of a GameBoy with a black and white screen. Color screen? That wasn’t even a rumor at that point; I think the word “fantasy” is a more apt description. All of us at that point in the gaming world were longing for realistic graphics, and in the late 80’s/early 90’s, we still had a long ways to go. The advent of the Super Nintendo really was a neat jump, as it allowed for at tremendous amount more processing power, and maybe above all else, a ton more colors. It really wasn’t until the N64 however until we really saw an epic graphical jump, and now today, we’re about as realistic as we’re going to get. Seeing these amazing photochops (easy to do, really) below really brings back some memories, although I’ll admit, there are some characters where I don’t know the game that they’re from. That’s where you come in; you’re slightly qualified, right? You raised your hand earlier, didn’t you?
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr and Mrs Tobias Funke. We are less than four freaking days until the long awaited Season 4 (are we calling it a “season”?) of arguably one of the best television shows in history, Arrested Development. The cast has been filming around the clock, and when they’re not recording episodes, they’re jumping in front of the camera taking interviews to ratchet up the marketing plan. If you don’t have Netflix digital yet, what in the world are you waiting for? Do you realize this amazing show will be live in less than four days? And are you also aware that a Netflix digital subscription only costs $8 freaking dollars? No, we’re not on commission, but maybe we should be. I can’t wait! Enjoy the Funke family interview, and we’ll have more to follow!
Memes never get old, especially when they’re really good. To be in the upper echelon of funny memes, it all starts with the original background photo. Sure your captions may be stellar, but you won’t win your audience over unless it really fits well with the background photo. That being said, the funny gaming meme creation crew around the Internet has been hard at work at pumping out some hilarious ones since yesterday’s “Xbox Reveal Day“, which honestly has created more confusion than there was before. Although most gaming meme creators have aimed in on the “always-online” Internet connection “feature”, one photochopper decided to spin the reveal in an old-school way that probably only those of us that grew up on the NES would really appreciate. Hit the link below to see what I mean.
The rumor mill hath finally ended, thankfully. Yesterday gamers around the world were entranced as Microsoft unveiled its third Xbox console, crushing the rumor mill once and for all with the true name, Xbox One. What happened to 720, Durango, Stingray, and Infinity? Gone, and it goes to show us all that they were most likely all generated just to garner the classic 15 minutes of fame, or they were just completely misled by Microsoft from the beginning. Either way it’s a sad, depressing day for those rumor makers. But what about us gamers? It was “Xbox Reveal Day” after all; how did the unveil go, and what can we expect this November? Hit the link below for all the details on One!
When it comes to picking duty stations in the Marine Corps, it’s pretty much a crap shoot. You list what your preferences are, but in the end it all comes down to what the Marine Corps needs, and not what you want. Somehow, I was able to land Marine Corps Base Hawaii as my duty station, and during my time there, when not deployed, I discovered quite possibly the greatest Irish bar in America: Murphy’s Bar and Grill, located in the heart of Chinatown, in Honolulu. What’s an Irish bar doing in Chinatown, you ask? On Oahu, Chinatown is the hip place for 20 and 30-somethings to live and congregate; Waikiki is all tourists, so us “locals” or mainland transplants like to keep to our own, and that awesome secret is Chinatown. Murphy’s sits on the south end of the electric district, and it has everything that Irishman in you desires: a great staff that will hook you up if you treat them well, a stellar array of rare, craft beers on draft, easily the best social atmosphere in Chinatown, and arguably most important, the best pint of Guinness on the island, if not America. Yes, I just went that far.
I don’t know about you, but I’m still laughing at Part 1; “can I eat that?” The great thing about creating these North Korean meme-fests is that we have really only scratched the surface of hilarious Kim Jong-un material; I think I’ve gathered enough awesomeness to last us at least ten more full posts. And what’s unbelievable is that these memes are generally done with the same still images! Could you imagine how much more material we would have if North Korea actually allowed a free media? Thinking about it just makes me smile. But enough prose; hit the link below as we unveil Part 2 of the Internet’s funniest Kim Jong-un memes!
Well round and round we go, folks. According to a source across the pond at The International Business Times, the next Xbox will be called Xbox Infinity. We here at SQ had been tracking the next Xbox under its codename, Durango; the mathematical multiple name “Xbox 720” had also been thrown around since the 360 came out, but it appears that Infinity is the final name. We are still holding strong with our earlier report that May 21st will be Xbox Reveal day, which excitingly is only 9 days away. Hit the link below for more on this developing rumor mill, I mean story.
In America’s military, once you complete your undergraduate degree you become eligible for a chance to earn a commission as an officer, and within a year or two, take command of a platoon of Marines or soldiers. In North Korea when you’re about the same age, if your daddy just so happens to be the dictator, you can take command of the starving country’s 1 million-man army. Kim Jong-un has recently toned down his nuclear-sized rhetoric lately (thanks to Dennis Rodman for his verbal diplomatic efforts: “Do me a solid, bro!”), but he will likely continue to be a thorn in the world’s side until this country, or everyone else on the planet decides enough is enough and conduct a good ol’ fashioned regime change. I think the main reason why the dude is still in power however is because Mr. Jong-un is so easy to meme on the Internet; it’s so easy in fact, that I’ve had to break this hilarious funny pic / meme-fest into multiple parts! Click the link below to get your laugh on, America!
Every time I hear the word “logic”, I think back to my freshman year in college when I experienced my first and only logic course. Going in I figured it would be simple; I mean really, how hard could Logic 105 be? Well, let’s just say it was not easy; I barely registered a C in the course, and of course my parents were thrilled. Video games logic on the other hand is something I think we can all understand, at least more than “A -> B : D”; the funny pic / stellar gaming e-card will register with all of our gamers out there in SQ Nation. On a side note, it’s pretty amazing to see just how far the “someecards.com” site has come. I remember back in 2008 while I was at the Marine Corps’ “The Basic School”, one of my roommates introduced me to it, and thought it was a really good idea. Now these crazy e-cards are all you see on Facebook, but I digress. Hit the link below for some video game logic!