Archive for June, 2011


I did a post on my new video game blog, “What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse”, on the upcoming game Blackwater which is based on and being helped developed by the company of the same name.  Head on over and check it out and leave your thoughts and opinions.  Peace Love and Video Game!!!

http://whatahorriblenighttohaveacurse.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/how-far-is-too-far/

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I have just opened up a new blog revolving around video games and everything in between.  Since the main goal of this blog is going to be diversity I’m looking for contributors.  I’ll just copy/paste what I wrote over on the new blog “What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse”.

 

“What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse” is now open for business and is looking for gamers from all over the world to contribute.  If you would like to become a contributor to this blog leave a comment or send an e-mail to Atleastimhousebrokenguy(at)Yahoo.com.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about video games and everything that has to do with games and people who have opinions on said games.  If you are a Call of Duty freak, we want you aboard.  If you are a retro game junkie, we want you aboard.  If you have an obsession with World of Warcraft, we want you aboard.  Do you collect cereal that is based on video games, we want you aboard.  You get the picture.  The goal of this blog is to be as diverse as possible and have opinions and honest reviews and rants from all different types of gamers and the more dedicated people we get on board the closer we are to reaching that goal.

Since this is the first day of the blog there isn’t much other than some older reviews and posts I did in the past, but with the help of all you wonderful gamers out there this blog should grow nice and healthy.

Looking forward to blogging with all you soon, Peace Love and Gaming!!!!

Atleastimhousebroken

These days it seems that New Jersey is nothing but a place filled with crooked politicians, overly tanned douchebags, and high taxes. While all that may be true, there is also great things coming out of my place of origin from delicious submarine sandwiches to the real Jersey Shore areas such as Pt. Pleasant, Cape May, and Asbury Park. One of the best things that is coming out of NJ right now is music, namely progressive metal powerhouse Symphony X. Having just released their 8th full length studio album Iconoclast, these Jersey boys have struck gold yet again and delivered a beast of an album. Continue reading

Now this is how you go out in style. Rhapsody(of Fire)‘s new release From Chaos to Eternity brings the Dark Secret Saga to a close and also marks the their exit from the fantasy world of Rhapsody(there will still be tours and concerts under the Rhapsody moniker, and maybe other Rhapsody albums, but none taking place in the world they have created). It will be sad to see the Rhapsody saga come to a close, but they couldn’t have ended it on a higher note. Over the years Rhapsody have captivated their listeners with their unique brand of neo-classical power metal and their world of dragons, elves, demons, angels, wizards, and dark geometry. Continue reading

Where do I start trying to explain Maryland rockers Clutch.  They have a highly unique sound that incorporates the attitude of metal, the grooves of rock and roll, and the passion of the blues.  While many other bands may incorporate these attributes into their music, nobody does quite like Clutch.  Over the years they have mellowed and streamlined their sound which had a lot of metal and grunge characteristics and brought out the more blues and rock and roll orientated sounds.  While album such as Transitional Speedway League and the self titled album are quite amazing in their own rights, it’s the change in style that they embraced on The Elephant Riders that really pulled this band into being a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading

What would the world look like years after the apocalypse?  I bet images of nuclear fallout, grey skies, and world devoid of any plant life pass through your mind.  In our modern way of thinking the most likely way of our civilization on the plant Earth coming to an end would be through nuclear war, and at this moment in time, you would be right.  But what about possible another angle?  Like another classic end of the world scenario, our obsession with computers, convenience, and technology turning against us and wiping out the human race.  That’s the angle that developer Ninja Theory took when developing the world that inhabits Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Continue reading

Guitar virtuoso Buckethead’s musical style is just as eclectic as his fashion sense.  He creates avant-garde compositions deeply rooted in funk, rock, metal, jazz, and pop.  In 2005 he teamed up with a full cast of musicians and songwriters and created the album Enter the Chicken.  To say this album is diverse is an understatement.  He explores musical styles ranging from trance to hip-hop to metal to full on shredding.  Everyone who listens to this album is sure to find a song or three that they will enjoy. Continue reading

So, I’m a bit late to the Stephan King party.  The most I know about his work is what has be transcribed into film and I usually highly when they adapt one of his stories into celluloid. I’ve always meant to read one of his books, especially the Dark Tower series(on my list to read soon), and I’ve had some of his books in my collection collecting dust.  A couple weeks ago I finally took a dive into the world of Stephan King in the form of The Tommyknockers. Continue reading

Every once in a while an album comes along blows the top off the music world.  One of those rare occurrences would be Ghost Reveries by Opeth.  Not only does this album brutalize the listeners auditory sense with its harsh metal passages, it also haunts the listeners soul with its harrowing, elegant, and refined mellow and acoustic passages.  It’s not just an album that relies on the gimmick of changing pace up and down, softer and faster to show a contrast, every movement within this record has its place and every change, sound, word, growl, beat, and note feels perfectly placed, natural, and organic.  Every single sound fits perfectly into place and every sound works with its surrounding dins and tones faultlessly and in the end creates a listening experience like no other. Continue reading

Amazon Kindle

I like to read.  I read a lot, just about everyday for a minimum of a half hour, most of the time, much more.  If you were to come into my cozy little flat the first thing you would probably notice would be the large amount of books me and my wife have amassed.  We got ourselves a nice little collection overflowing our bookshelf.  Last year my sister and her boyfriend came out to Italy to visit us and noticed the wall of literature and upon returning to America they suggested to my mom that a Kindle would be a great gift for us for Christmas in which she gifted to us on the holiday. Continue reading