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Girl Talk: Talk To Me!

January 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Renee: So J and I love this artist called Girl Talk.  You know how you just love something so much you just want to tell everybody about it?  Yea, it’s kinda like that.  He’s a mashup artist that will take all kinds of song and do a mashup with them.  We heard about him on NPR of all places about his then new album, Feed the Animals.  The sample that they played was just a mild version of what the album was all about and the love has grown even stronger with his new album, All Day.

J: The thing about this guy is that he takes songs that you may know and mashes these songs up with songs you may not have ever heard. Like a perfect example is his mashing the song, “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama and “One” by Metallica and making it sound amazing! There is such a great following for him.  It’s almost like an egg hunt to find songs that are contained in his mashups and people have done spreadsheets that break them down. The spreadsheet linked is from I know one of the things I love is the fact that every time I listen to his albums is that it’s like listening to a different album each time.

Renee: Yea it seamlessly goes from one song to another.  I think I’ve listened to the album more than 20 times so far.  So imagine our surprise when we found out he was coming in town.  I purposely avoided looking at any concerts on You Tube because I wanted to be surprised when I got there.  Apparently dressing like sluts from the 80s is the norm for his concerts.  Who knew?  But the excitement and energy was amazing.  I felt like the crowd was going to just take off into space.  Sounds weird, yea i know.  I loved all of it.  But I think J didn’t like every part of the concert.

J: This is true and it was mostly to the fact that the sound guy for the opening act was absolutely horrible and had the sounds levels stupidly loud.  He was very much an amateur in my opinon.  I will not let his stupidity ruin this post. I really did enjoy the concert and, being who I am, I watched some YouTube videos and I will say this. The videos do no justice! You have to see it in person! It is simply amazing!

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Borderlands: Our Trip to Pandora

January 25, 2011 5 comments

Borderlands Cover Art

Renee: J and I bought Borderlands Christmas of 2009 (yes, folks 2009)  and didn’t get further than a level 8 or 9 character I believe.  So imagine my surprise when we got into Borderlands hot and heavy this past weekend.  We played with two good friends that we raid with in WoW and finished the game in two days.  And if you know anything about me, I don’t finish games.  Staying up until 3:30 am did loads for my confidence that I’m not getting old.  From midgets in refrigerators to riding across sandy dunes; This game has it all.  I went for playing with an Xbox wired controller because it made strafing easier for me.

J: When I found out that two of our friends were playing Borderlands I was so excited because as a group of friends we all tend to try to do stuff together. Knowing that we already had Borderlands I went to find our disk to install. Then come to find out they were playing all four of the DLCs which were ten bucks a piece. So it actually came out better to just buy the Game of the Year Edition to play with them. So after transferring my level 10 soldier over to my steam copy I was fired up and ready to play! It’s been a long time since I’ve finished a game outside of just at the arcade and beating Street Fighter 2 on one quarter.

Renee: Street Fighter 2?  You’re dating yourself, babe.  I love how everything in the game (well almost everything) is about shooting.  There are so many guns to choose from and you are constantly getting upgrades.  I chose to go with a hunter and having the bird help you is a nice perk.  I primarily tend to use revolvers and repeaters.  It’s easy to change specs around and try something new if you wanted.

J: The Co-op game is something I really enjoy. I love to play Co-op and I also love First Person Shooters (FPS) which was a good combo here. Being able to play with friends and family and enjoy the experiences together was a HUGE plus for me. I like how you’re able to help each other get caught up on quest and the creatures of Pandora get strong as you bring in more of your friends. I played a soldier and talented into Support which allowed my teammates to regenerate health if they are around me when I kill someone and also my turret had a healing regeneration buff as well. I really loved the fact that me killing would heal those around me.

Renee: Oh yea, that turret came in handy.  Let’s just say…errrr, I didn’t stay alive so well.   All in all, I loved this game.  I don’t know what took me so long to play it!  I can blame it on WoW right?  That always gets blamed for everything in the Valentine house.

J: This game has tons of replay value I mean the story is awesome and funny. The game play is amazing and on top of that you can play it with friends. Which is a huge plus for me that sometimes have issues of playing the game and being that “lone hero to save the world” I like the we as a team can make this happen! I see myself being able to play it alone…well I’ll at least have my turret as a partner. As my soldier Roland says: “It’s like having another soldier on the battlefield!”

Graphics:     8 out of 10

Gameplay:  9 out of 10

Story:  9 out of 10

Overall: 9 out of 10

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