Xmas 2014

When it comes to gifts of brotherly love, I was in a Nintendo giving mood this year. As I’m sure you’ll eventually see in a video of his, Usagi704 got from me two Classic Controller Pros. One was white and the other was gold. He also needed a Wii remote to connect the others to and I also hooked him up with that. There’s a movie in there somewhere too.

On a side note. A pre-Xmas game for myself was my second PlayStation 4 game. It was the newest Strider off of PSN. I still don’t have the system in question to play, but I did get the game on a recent sale.

Back to gifts, but this time for me. The photo below shows off a total of ten movies on Blu-ray. These are all off of my wish list from Usagi704 and my parents.

Liar Liar (1997 – 2013 BD)
Ghostbusters (1984 – 2014 BD)
Cobra (1986 – 2011 BD)
Casino Royale (2006 – 2013 BD)
Rush Hour (1998 – 2010 BD)
Skyfall (2012 – 2013 BD)
Death Proof (2007 – 2008 BD)
Rocky (1976 – 2014 BD)
Street Fighter (1994 – 2009 BD)
The Warriors (1979 – 2007 BD)


Hart & Usagi Podcast #43: Play Monolopy


The Hart and Usagi Podcast is back and this time we talk about our love for Robocop, the crazy idea that Flappy Bird has fans, and power laces, alright!

* Robocop
* Sonic Boom Brings a Brand-New Sonic to Wii U, 3DS and TV
* Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games
* Early Access
* Net Neutrality Dead
* Street Fighter IV updates
* The Flappy Bird Saga Continues
* Magus, first game developed by Aksys, out on PS3 Feb. 25
* Watch Dogs Delayed for Wii U
* New PS Vita Model Confirmed for US, Included in Borderlands 2 Bundle
* Sly Cooper movie sneaks into theaters in 2016

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Getting Under Australia’s Skin

I have absolutely NO control over my actions, so OF COURSE once I play this game, I’m OBVIOUSLY going to spread graffiti ALL over the place!! Yup, no THINKING going on in this brain, just monkey see, monkey do!! Apparently Australia is full of monkeys!

The above quote was a comment from our very own Usagi704 on the GameSpot news post Getting Up banned Down Under. What Usagi’s trying to say is that government regulation of video games is straight up stupid and doesn’t do anybody any good.

I would have to agree. By banning Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification is basically saying that anyone who plays that game is going to plaster graffiti on public property. That’s like saying that I”m going to go out and kill someone just because I had played Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas earlier in the day, which, by the way, is also banned in Australia.

Some of the things that governments try to do or, in this case, actually do makes as much sense as banning knives. Yeah, you need it to cut the next juicy steak you eat, but forget that because you can stab someone with it too.

Any person that thinks banning video games truly protects “the children,” and I know there are some out there, needs to get to the nearest psychotherapist ASAP.

Extra reading: Getting Under