Hey! Fabiola is a saint! But no, really, you were all wrong, PNS got hacked this past week, yet again. Since we’re on the subject, let’s talk about this a little bit. Sony got SCREWED hard. 77 million users got their info stolen, and Sony is now down millions and millions of dollars. When the accounts were hacked, this means credit card info was taken, all game achievements lost (yes, this is very important to people), and PSN was shut down for months now.
So, what is the result of all of this? First, Sony needs to revamp their security system, which doesn’t seem to be working since they keep getting hacked every other week. Second, they need to deal with lawsuits and things of that matter for the customers that were effed in the processes. And third, they need to somehow get the millions of fans back on their side, which will be pretty hard. Although, Playstation is doing a great job with that, since I recently got the email telling me that because of all these problems I get a bunch of stuff for free. I think it was like 3 games, a crap load of downloadable content, and things like that.
– It’s easier than boning your mom: 5 votes (haha, funny guys…)
– I just hacked it again: 2 votes (I think I found the culprits!)
– Few months: 1 vote
– This weekend: 0 votes (oo, so close, yet no one got it)
– Two weeks: 0 votes (probably another right answer, we’ll see next week)
Personally, I believe it will take Sony a long time to get this all figured out. From what I’ve been reading, they are having a tough time dealing with the hackers, the bad guys seem to always be a step ahead. Now, it seems like the hackers are just doing it for fun, they are actually dangling info in Sony’s face to kind of be like “hey look, we can do it againn, na na na na boo boo.” Who’s had the worst year ever you ask? Well, it sure isn’t Arnold and his baby-mama-drama and I wouldn’t say it’s Macho Man (R.I.P. brotha), it is most certainly Sony and PSN for getting hacked more times than your mom has given some old, gross sailor a dirty sanchez. Boom!
The Simpsons: The Arcade Game & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time!
This poll really brings me back to my childhood. I mean, I don’t want to make this a sappy post about how I was raised in arcades, and blah blab blah, but really, I kind of was. I used to have to scrounge for coins, beg my mom for change, so that I could go around the corner and play some games… which one was my favorite arcade game you ask? Well, there are two that I will never forget: The Simpsons game and Metal Slug.
Before I start praising the two winners, let me preface with confessing I usually had a partner for both games, since we all know that games in the early 90’s were so much harder. Most side-scrolling action games can be repetitive, but these two gems always kept me on my toes. For The Simpsons, I would drop so much dough into the machine so that I could eat some donuts with Homer, oh, and save Maggie from the evil clutches of Mr. Burns and his flamboyant partner, Smithers. Classic side-scroller, but the mini-games between stages set apart this arcade game from others with an always an entertaining battle with your teammates. Turtles in Time, on the other hand, ate up more of my time on the Super Nintendo than any other game (and it actually still does). Even though I have beaten this game around 700 times, with a record of 34 minutes, I still blow into the cartridge and pop it into the system every once in a while. It doesn’t have mini-games or any other gimmick to pull you in, it is just a perfect side-scroller with nothing but action. Plus, I love throwing the foot soldiers towards the screen, it’s a great way to end their evil lives.
– The Simpsons: The Arcade Game: 4 votes
– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time: 4 votes
– The Simpsons Road Rage: 1 vote (I guess my boy Durrekk voted)
– South Park: 0 votes (I blame myself for all these zeros)
– Beavis and Butt-head: 0 votes (I stopped writing and people stopped following)
– The Simpsons: Bart’s Nightmare: 0 votes (such a creepy game)
– Spongebob’s Boating Bash: 0 votes (but hopefully, people start voting again)
– Ed, Edd n Eddy: Jawbreakers: 0 votes (I expected this result)
– Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: 0 votes (read explanation below)
So, I was going to keep the Power Rangers game off this post, try to hide it, but I thought I would own up to my stupidity. I know there was never a Power Rangers cartoon, but I guess I added the game to the list because it was such a great game and it came out around the same time all these other side-scrolling, 90’s cartoon, games. I wasn’t thinking, I wasn’t focused, and it somehow got onto this poll. It won’t happen again.
Speaking of things that won’t happen again.. me disappearing. I’m finally out of college, moved away to the West Coast, and have all the time in the world to write and play video games (well, not all the time in the world, I still have a job, but you know what I mean).
Well, that was a long poll… woops. I know I took forever to finally end this poll, but I think it was time. I mean, it has been months after both these games came out… again, woops. I have been a terrible blogger, I think that’s what I would call myself, but either way, this gave the poll a chance to get a higher score, even though it didn’t mean much.
Call of Duty: Black Ops got a handful more votes than Halo: Reach, and well, even though no one knows how much a “handful” is, either way, Halo got beat badly. To tell you the truth, I have not been able to play Halo as much as I’ve wanted, but from the small taste I got, I still think Black Ops deserved this win. The story mode has always interested me in the Call of Duty series, and this new installment satisfied my need for action, adventure, surprise, and cold-blooded killing.
– Call of Duty: Black Ops: 23 votes (cold-bloodedddd)
– Halo: Reach: 10 votes (seems the series is dying down)
– Others: World of Warcraft (1 vote), SoTC/ICO combo for PS3 in 2011 (1 vote), Mass Effect 3 (1 vote), Gears of War 3 (1 vote.. and true, I can’t wait to play this)
So, I’ll get the reviews for these games soon enough, and I hope you all enjoy the new poll for this week. Video games from cartoons are a dime-a-dozen, but when a good one comes by, it’s a goodie. Don’t forget to vote, do your part and I’ll do mine.