Monthly Archives: October 2011

Secret Diaries of Dr. Victor Drankenstein Ch. 13: Everybody got they cup but they ain’t chipped in

This may be as high-end as I ever go under the guise of Drankenstein, so enjoy it while it lasts.  I can already feel this column jumping the shark with each delicious, name-brand sip.  My painstakingly earned street cred slipping away faster than that of early Gin & Juice spokesrapper Snoop Dogg.  You try finding something new and hilarious to drink every week though, it’s not as easy as it looks.  I’ll be mounting a multi-store hunt for new material soon, but some Friday nights I just wanna get my Taco Bell home and watch some Dollhouse on Netflix.  So for now, I present to you Seagram’s Green Dragon flavor Gin & Juice.  I should have grouped this up with my article from two weeks ago and went for a whole dragon themed month.  Oh well, live and learn.

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Webcomic Wednesday: LFG

 

I’ve been led to believe yesterday was in fact Wednesday, and somehow I just lost track.  I’m beginning to think my lack of daily awareness should be cause for concern.  Regardless, my lack of a proper calendar aside, there’s something I must do.  No matter if you like it or not!  Yes, that’s right.  Time for another Webcomic Wednesday!  This week we search for friends, allies, and my favorite Dick ever.  That’s right we’re Looking for Group!

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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record – What’s new and is it worth it?

Sometimes it feels like I do nothing but kill digital zombies all day.  I am a one-man zombie apocalypse reversal squad, and in all honesty I never really get tired of it.  That is just one of many reasons that I am a huge fan of Capcom’s Dead Rising franchise.  The original game was one of the main selling points for me getting a 360, and subsequently an HDTV when I realized the in-game text was virtually unreadable on my venerable CRT set.  Since then I’ve eagerly purchased and played every new installment in the series, with the exception of the ill-advised Wii port, Chop ’til You Drop.

So when I was still playing Dead Rising 2, and Capcom announced that they were already planning to remake it with original series hero Frank West as the main character, I never even questioned it.  As a longtime Street Fighter fanatic I do sometimes get tired of Capcom’s business strategy of selling me the same game multiple times per year, but this time I didn’t even care.  There is no such thing as too much Dead Rising, and since the game was only going to be $40 at launch, even minor changes would be justification enough for my purchase.  So I preordered it, and once that whole mess was cleaned up I set out to see what they added, tearing the game apart from top to bottom.

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The Top 5 Best Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I was 13 years old when Buffy the Vampire Slayer started. I became gainfully employed at the age of 15 (I stayed there for 8 years but that’s another story) and one stipulation of my employment was that I did not work the night that Buffy was on. I worked my ass off but I always made time for Buffy. It is the only series that I kept up on while it aired. It is one of my favorite shows, probably only behind The Wire. My boyfriend (you may know him as ANO writer King Scumdogg) had never seen an episode and thanks to Netflix we watched the entire series together over the course of about two months. I told him going in that seasons 5, 6 and 7 were where it’s at. Seasons 1, 2 & 3 are very much “Monster of the Week” with a small underlying story line but a different adventure each week.  Season 4 coincided with college. Season 5 is just incredible. Hands down the best season. Season 6 was a dark and sad season and season 7 was not as majestic the second time around as it had been the first. I attribute that to the fact that I used to watch one episode a week. This time around there was a day where we watched 8 episodes in one day. There is so much down time in Season 7. You can tell that there are a lot of filler episodes until the real action starts within the last six or seven episodes of the series. But several of my favorite single episodes are in Season 7.

I’m not going to give a synopsis of each season or a cast of characters because I’m sure that if you’re reading this, you’re a fan looking to see how my list compares to your list and tell me “GAHHHH! How could you leave out this episode from your list, you big fat dummy dumb!” Just a heads up, there could be some spoilers but you probably knew that. Click on the episode name to view on Hulu. Anyway, here are my 5 favorite episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Secret Diaries of Dr. Victor Drankenstein Ch 12: The “small” can is still sixteen ounces

I know, I know…only twelve weeks in and I’m already looping back to brands I’ve previously covered.  I still have plenty of new stuff in mind, I assure you.  I saw these for the first time a couple weeks ago though, and they’ve been distracting me!  Poco Loko: two thirds the size and alcohol content of a standard issue Four Loko, at 16oz and 8% respectively.  Normally I wouldn’t even care about something smaller and weaker than the flagship product, but this was a four pack for $4, so it’s still getting more for cheaper.  Plus it’s mango!

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Webcomic Wednesday: Megatokyo!

Welcome back to another edition of Webcomic Wednesday!  Today we’ve got one that likely needs no preamble or build up but I’m a creature of habit so I’m doing one anyway.  This one is likely one of the more popular of the webcomics out there, surpassed perhaps only by Penny Arcade.  That’s right, this week its the behemoth that is Megatokyo.

 

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Ezio Auditore to fight in Soul Calibur V

Following a trend of cameos that started with the first Soul Calibur, wherein Yoshimitsu (from the Tekken series) joined the “tale of souls and swords, eternally retold…” the above screenshot has recently been leaked which shows Ezio Auditore from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series also joining the “tale of souls and swords, eternally retold.”

(minor rant to follow…)

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Minecraft meets Zelda

This kind of blew my mind.  Like a lot.

 

 

The staff here at ANO have been huge fans of both Minecraft and Zelda for a fairly long stretch of time.  This video is just our way of saying happy birthday to one of the greatest game franchises to ever hit consoles.  Zelda is 25 this year!  Here’s to 25 more.

Secret Diaries of Dr. Victor Drankenstein Ch 11: Dungeons and Dragon Joose

 

The Bumwine Chronicles have come and gone, and now it is time for Dr. Drankenstein to return to his carbonated, sugar-engorged roots.  And what better way to make a stylish return to form than with a drink marketed towards dragons (or at least dragon enthusiasts)?  This drink is definitely unique for its category, in that it’s not directly named for the flavor it is, nor does it contain any information on the can about what flavor it might in fact be.  I’m going to go out on a limb though, and guess that Dragon Joose is probably grape.

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Green Lantern: A nerd rage response

So.  This piece of crap comes out today on DVD and Blu-ray.  But wait!  Hold on there.  Don’t go rushing to get it.  Ever.  Seriously.  Before you go out and waste your money let me tell you how I really feel about this flick.  Be warned:  there is no pulling punches, there is lots of anger, some strong language, and my unguarded, unfiltered opinion of this movie as it was shortly after seeing it in the theaters.  Abandon hope all ye who enter here.

 

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