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Where the Heck Have I Been?

On 12/12/2015 at 08:18 PM by Alex-C25

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I said it before and i'll say it again, never trust me nowadays that i'll be 100% active on this site and I think I can put always busy with university, then lazy to be here as my main reason. Sadly, due to now nearly 3 months of inactivity, I accomulated over 200 unread blogs and in the end, only read and commented on Blake getting a Wii U and had to delete everything since it would take a long ass time trying to slog through 5 pages. I also kinda lost track of any game i've gotten since the last update, although I should say they were only few games I bought and some of them where free copies supplied by either by websites or publishers (Abe's Oddysee for free!). With that said, what else in my life has happened?

Second university semester of hell.

Those who remember my last update (linked above) may know I missed an exam on an important subject. The good news is, I made an effort to concentrate on the subject and get atleast the minimun note to pass and make it through. The sad news is, I also lost a different subject due to not paying/caring enough about it. That one hurt quite a bit.

I should say that despite these two subjects, I did pass the second semester. Aside from the minimun note and the failure (which was actually close to the minimun, but the teacher was a cold blooded harpy), I got two subject with decent notes and the other two I actually did great, so i'm ready for the third semester.

This second half was very tough, though I also bring the blame to myself since I didn't keep track very well on some of the subjects and got lazy at times. If anything, I hope this year taught me well enough about things to come and what should I do.

Where am I now?

Back in my city for the end-year holidays.

Other stuff?

Oh yeah, i've actually got a few gaming stuff from a trip my mom did to New York. Now I am the owner of a Wii U Pro Controller and also a Link Smash 4 amiibo.

On websites, I finally caved in and got a Backloggery account, both for archive porpuses and also help me finish games. Currently it doesn't have all my games, but I do hope to fill it soon enough. I also made an account on a pretty nice movie community website called Letterboxd, also done to keep track of movies i've seen. Be sure to follow me there if you have accounts.

New Nintendo Network/Miiverse account

So, Nintendo forgot about Colombia after the Wii. That'd be bothersome but not terrible if it wasn't for fact that there's no acces to the Eshop, meaning that any Colombian who wants the newest version of the Virtual Console and DLC for games like Smash 4 or Mario kart 8 is left aside.

What did I do? I simply changed the country from Colombia to the United States and bingo. Sadly, it did delete the progress from the games I started, but I didn't mind since it was only Super Mario 3D World the one I had the most progress (and that one I managed to get to the last World I played before the deletion thanks to playing co-op with a friend).

If you wanna add me again, here's the new username: Alex-C25

What about the 3DS? I still have that with the old account since i'll wait till I get a New 3DS.

WTF Game Industry!

At first I was gonna add a rant due to events happening in our medium quite recently and in general, nearly all of 2015. I decided not to since I didn't want to turn this update blog into a heated debate on the comments and I felt it was better for another blog, so i'm just going to say this: there's reasons why GamerGate (though I feel currently it's in a slump) is still going on and why I still consider myself a supporter.


Glad I did this update, because even with now my longest period of inactivity, I love this site and you guys. I honestly find this site comforting and one where as far as I know, you never try to silence anyone considering how pissy and coward many sites and forums have become at the mere mention of GamerGate and/or things they don't agree with ("cough" Neogaf "cough").

I am going to try keeping up with the site this December and January and I do want to post some recent game reviews posted outside the site. I now look forward to the content here.



Blake Turner Staff Writer

12/12/2015 at 10:41 PM

Welcome back man! We missed you! Or I did anyway, can't speak for everyone :p

 College is tough man, so I understand. I failed my first Semester just because college is so different and it's sometimes hard to keep focused with everything going on. But it is worth it.

 Holy fuck though. Nintendo just keep being the worst kind of people. That really sucks. I'm used to workarounds too, but that's usually to get more/better content as opposed to flat out being denied services.

 I shall add you soon on wii-u. Then you can be horrified by my mii. 


12/12/2015 at 11:03 PM


My first semester was also pretty tough, but in the end I did very well on all the subjects. I just think I got overly confident on the second semester, so it explains my results.

The weird thing is, Colombia was never denied the services on the original Wii. We still have the Virtual Console and Wii Ware on that one. How they couldn't put them on the Wii U is beyond my comprehension, though maybe there's something to do with rights and licenses.

Did you make it intentionally horrible, or do you just hate your face? :P

Blake Turner Staff Writer

12/12/2015 at 11:51 PM

I made it intentionally horrific. Imagine Bayonetta mixed with Dave Grohl.

 That is weird. Columbia has some weird laws with video games doesn't it? Or there's something about the taxes? I remember either you talking about it or hearing it on Extra Credits.

 Yeah. Dw. By third year I just gave up going to class half the time, and I didn't do too well. Getting cocky is never a good thing. At least you learnt relatively early.


12/13/2015 at 12:48 PM

I've actually managed to see your mii when I visited the liked post of Captain N. Damn son!

Probably has to do with taxes and yeah, I commented that to another user (NSonic), but that had to with Brazil and how apparently because of that, the Wii U hasn't been in the country since last year or so. The taxes and Brazil situation was done in an episode of Extra Credits, back when I was a viewer of them.

Blake Turner Staff Writer

12/13/2015 at 09:15 PM

Sorry to drag this comment train out, but you're not a viewer anymore? Is there anything they did you dislike or did you just get over them?

 And ah, must have been thinking of Brazil. My bad.


12/13/2015 at 10:38 PM

It was pretty much when Casey told me (in this blog I should say) that James (who I thought at the time was pretty level-headed) tried to slander TotalBiscuit on twitter over things he and the Extra Credits crew didn't agree with, with apparently one of the things being GamerGate. That and other things I found on other websites (past and present) soured me of them. I would still recommend the videos, but only the pre-2013 ones as nowadays, they seem to have fallen into the iffy content you'd see on things like Polygon, Kotaku or Gamasutra.

Maybe you should ask Casey about it since he seems to have followed that over Twitter.

Blake Turner Staff Writer

12/13/2015 at 11:28 PM

I know the incident you're speaking of and I don't agree. This was when TB was going hard after everyone who even slightly said anything. This is when TB told Matt Lees to go fuck himself because Matt Lees defended a friend that TB picked on for suffering with alcoholism.

 I love TB, but there was a 3 month stretch when he was a fucking grade a cunt. All James said was that it was a little hypocritical for TB to go after journalism ethics so hard when he's done some shady shit in the past. Plus, that wasn't supposed to be a public discussion, someone had just recorded it, and then James felt he needed to justify what he said on Twitter.


12/14/2015 at 03:32 PM

That I didn't know those things, but I need to know more of that and if anything else happened after that fact, both with the Matt Lees situation and Extra Credits (I have no idea who Matt Lees). With the latter group, i've also hearing shady stuff, mostly of James and Dan having some bad relations with developers they aproached, so i'm not going to call names and say who has the moral high ground.

As for TB, I know how he can be a dickhead, though I only give it a benefit of the doubt since he says himself he gets stressed easily and even apologizes for anything questionable he has done and own for his mistakes, like the infamous tweet of telling someone to have cancer and die (which he hasn't deleted to remind himself of not doing that again).

Man, in the end i've brought drama :P

Blake Turner Staff Writer

12/14/2015 at 09:21 PM

I understand TB's side, because when he was being a dick in that massive stretch it was mostly because that's when he was going under his treatments and stuff.

 Even still, a youtubers personal stuff has nothing to do with me. People are people, they act like dicks and they get into fights. Unless they're absolutely the scum of the earth, I don't care as long as their content is good, and I think TB's, Extra Credits, and Matt Lees content is good enough to outweigh a few stupid tweets.

 The only time I have a problem with it is when their twitter nastiness seemingly effects their actual show i.e. moviebob who has gone from "fun, knowledgable geek" to "attack anyone with differing views to me and be angry all the time." 

Super Step Contributing Writer

12/12/2015 at 11:58 PM

Letterboxd, huh? Letterboxd I might join. Letterboxd, letterboxd, letterboxd.


12/13/2015 at 12:49 PM

Do it man, maybe you can rage at me everytime I like a movie you don't :P

Super Step Contributing Writer

12/15/2015 at 05:36 PM

I'd love to start my own movie podcast.


12/13/2015 at 09:32 AM

Well, 3 months is nothing compared to my hiatus. Sorry to hear about the semester of hell, but good to see you again!


12/13/2015 at 12:50 PM

Thanks and i'm quite glad to see you around these parts again.


12/13/2015 at 11:23 AM

Brazil is one of my favorite films of all time.  I keep switching between that and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen in my top 5.  I may have to look into letterboxd.


12/13/2015 at 12:51 PM

Though I honestly knew I would like it, I was actually surprised how much I loved it and became my second favorite movie. I still haven't seen Baron Munchausen.


12/13/2015 at 02:48 PM

You gotta see Munchausen Alex.


12/14/2015 at 01:31 AM

i just learned about Munchausen Syndrome. Weird that. . . Also, ever see the 1943 film Munchhausen? It has a few moments that were memorable to me, even though the history behind the making of the movie is pretty grim. 


12/13/2015 at 02:50 PM

Always great to hear from you Alex. I'm hoping to be able to get a Wii U and a PS4 later in the year once we get back on track. There are so many Wii U games I want to play and I already have a bit of a library for PS4 thanks to PSN+


12/13/2015 at 04:18 PM

You should definitely get a Wii U before there's any announcement of the NX. A PS4 is nice too and pretty much the most well sold so far, although you need to have patience since it has pretty few exclusives.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

12/13/2015 at 04:49 PM

I never went to school.  Sometimes I wish I had, but I wasn't good at high school, so I probably would have wasted my parents' money at college.  Oh well.  Life is strange.

Good to hear from you man!  Hope your family is well!


12/13/2015 at 05:41 PM



12/14/2015 at 01:33 AM

I want a Wii-U, but I spent a lot this holiday getting a Xbox One and PS4. I think I aught to chill out for a while. Good to hear from you!


12/14/2015 at 03:25 PM

I think in their own ways, the Xbone (sorry, I never got tired of calling it that) and PS4 are nifty consoles. I just can't see myself justifying getting them when there's only few exclusives i'm interested in and i'd rather get the multiplataform ones on PC. Though maybe you could wait for the NX if any backwards compatibility with the Wii U is announced.


12/15/2015 at 01:33 AM

If backwards compatibility is announced for NX, I might just skip Wii-U. I want to play Pikmin 3 and Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD, so if they are on NX, I'm good. 

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