Saturday, March 26, 2011

Guess Who's Back, Back Again...

So if you didn't pick up on that because you weren't ever a kid when Eminem was cool, I did in fact use his lyrics for a blog title.

Since that's out of the way now...

I've been gone for a lot longer than I should have, and I won't go into details why (it's not exciting, so don't ask), but in my absence, my Pokemon Yellow got erased. Not a big tragedy since it's just a game, but I really don't feel like going through all of that, so I'm going to pick a new game to play. Or I could just play a bunch of quick ones for a while, we'll see how I feel.

I've gotten a ton of e-mails, and I will be replying to all of your comments throughout the next couple of days, because that's just the nice thing to do.

AP, out!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quickie - Give Up, Robot! (+ Update)

Hey there! Things have gotten incredibly busy with work and school, which I predict will start to calm down by Friday. I'll be playing a couple quickies in the meantime, so hang tight - things'll be back to normal soon.

Onto the damn game already, AP, nobody cares about your schedule!

Alright, so. You're a robot who's getting told by another robot to "give up". The game starts off relatively easy, then gets progressively harder the farther into it you get. Visually, this game is pretty cool, although the colors might get on somebody's nerves after a while. Sure as hell not mine!

So how far can you get before you give up? Play it here:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pokemon Yellow (Day 8)

Well! Now that I've re-ground out some levels and re-kicked Koga's ass, it's time to tackle Silph Co. Ran into our good friends Jesse and James (who get called Rocket, as if they were generic...), and that dickwad Gary Oak. I call this, AP's little gallery of kicking ass and taking names.

Whatchu know about weaknesses, son?!

But how? I just wrecked you.

These guys are relentless...

...and weak! Look, Pikachu's bored with their crap too.

I bet he wants to lose, too.

Huh, what a surprise.

Gyeah! Infinite items glitch? Leave a comment.

Oh yeah, AND I got a Lapras.

Now it's time for Sabrina. I wonder if she can predict her loss.

I bet if I threw a Pokeball at it, it'd teleport away and save me a couple PP.

That's right!

Me too, I just beat you with a freakin' Charizard.

You know what that means? More grinding is in my future.

Now for the Fighting Dojo. I don't give a damn if it's out of order.

Heck yeah! I want that Hitmonlee.



That concludes our adventure for today, Dear Reader. Food for thought: Giovanni's typically an Italian name, and the mob is stereotypically Italian. Team Rocket's a mob, and Giovanni's the boss. Hmm...

I'll try to actually do some Pokemon catching tomorrow to help fill out that Pokedex, I figured I'd do what I could to help progress along in the story, ESPECIALLY after not having saved my data yesterday. Sheesh!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Quickie - Mountain Maniac Xmas Edition!

Bad news folks, I didn't save my game yesterday! So while I'm recovering lost time, here's a quickie.

What's better than destroying towns with a magical hammer that makes boulders? Not a whole lot else, it feels gratifying to let out a little rage - especially when you're dressed as Santa! Think pachinko on steroids with wacky sound effects and pixel graphics, along with combat interludes and bonus points for destroying certain objects.

I'll teach you, Yeti bastard!

Wanna see how much chaos you can cause? Check the game out here:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pokemon Yellow (Day 7)

Hey Everybody!

Due to unforseen circumstances over the weekend, I wasn't able to get as far as I would have liked. However, this week looks like there's potential to get to the Elite Four, so exciting times are afoot! Well... depending on your idea of exciting.

I've realized something when it comes through this playthrough. Games are never the same the second time around. Don't get me wrong, Pokemon's awesome, but I remember being a kid and wanting to explore every possible aspect about this game. Hell, I even prided myself on having battled every trainer in Red, and I even thought talking to every person was an accomplishment. Now, I'm just looking to get through this game in a reasonable amount of time, but that innocent spirit of gaming is gone. In an attempt to bring back the excitement and "relaxing" aspects of Pokemon, I spent some time in the Safari Zone. I forgot how awful Safari balls are. Seriously, don't ever use them, you'd have a better chance of catching Pokemon with your bare hands. Onward we go!

Oh yeah - I got to Fuschia City!

I had to wake up Snorlax, first.

I hate to waste perfectly good Pokemon, so I caught it!

Shoutout to Rinns, 'cause she mentioned the frustrations of never having enough room.

But wait. AP, what are you doing getting an Old Rod in Vermillion? Aren't you in Fuschia now?

Dear Reader, lest you mistake me for someone who remembers the nuances of this game, I forgot the bike, and I had to go talk to the creepy head of the Pokemon Fan Club.

Oh, and apparently I really like to fish.

Hurry it up, old man, I've got a bike that needs some riding.


OKAY, now we can ride our stupid bikes down stupid Bike Road. Which, I might add, is horrible to go up on.

Almost there!

No time to mess around, I've got a Soulbadge with my name on it, and you're gonna hand it over.

You brought a knife to a gun fight on this one, Koga!

That's more like it. Ninja training mah butt.

Eastward, ho! Saffron, here we come. Oh right, we need something to drink for the guards.

Hey, as long as it gets me where I want to go, help yourself.

Aaaaand here lies our next adventure, this awful building!

That's it for today, if there's anything you've taken away from it, it's this: take time to explore old games again, you owe it to yourself to get the same enjoyment out of it that you once did.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Quickie - Vegetable Game!

Here's another great pixel game on Kongregate! It's called Vegetable Game, and immediately on pressing play, it explicitly warns you: don't play Vegetable Game.

From what I understand, you're a bear that defeats bad people with hugs. How this has anything to do with vegetables is beyond me, but I guess that's why we shouldn't play it?

Check it out on Kongregate:

How far can you get?

New Blog with a Twist!

Quick update for you guys! I started another blog so that I wouldn't have to crowd this one.

But, what's it about?

Well, Dear Reader, it's about the petty things in life, and why they piss me off. I've noticed that we have a lot of serious blogs floating around because they deal with topics that actually matter. This is more or less intended for the sole purpose of inducing a few smiles, as well as letting out some unnecessary rage anger hatred feelings.

Check it out here:

Let me know if you get a laugh or two!

P.S. Big Pokemon update coming tomorrow (technically today), as well as a new quickie! See you around!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pokemon Yellow (Day 6)

So it looks like I forgot ANOTHER thing about Pokemon in regards to how things progress. It's Celadon first, THEN Lavender. Ah well, at least I was able to get some more training done. Guess who I saw in the Pokemon Tower?

Thaaaat's right. I took the liberty in beating him, 'cause I'm already tired of him.

And this is why we need to go to Celadon first, lest we run into the generic ghosts...


...that you can't even catch! Argh!

On the way to Celadon via underground tunnel.

Alright! We made it, now let's go waste all our money.

If it weren't for this guy, I wouldn't have questioned the Rocket guy standing in front of the poster in the Game Corner. Honestly.

No kidding.

Oh look, it's these clowns our friends!

We even paid a visit to Giovanni, he wasn't too thrilled to see us though.

Oh, and I beat her too.

Can't forget Eevee! It's kinda weird that you're supposed to take it without asking first...

Can't forget Fly! Probably one of the biggest time savers in the game.

Gotta put Marowak's soul to rest, too bad it dodges Pokeballs.

So close to the Poke Flute, only to discover that Team Rocket's back.

At last, the Poke Flute!

The Team Rocket thing got annoying quick, but it wasn't near anywhere as bad as the Zubat problem I encountered the other day. Lavender Town is such a depressing place, which is why I hate being there for any amount of time. Thankfully, it's a quick area to get through.

Tomorrow we get to deal with Sabrina, hopefully without much in the way of distractions. See you then!