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Angry Brides Get A Little Help Striking Back!

Social Justice- the fight for awareness and tolerance of all cultures and social groups. Social Justice can do a lot to help as well as harm certain causes. The Civil Rights Movement has propelled African Americans and many other underrepresented groups (especially white women) to be recognized as not having the same opportunities and rights as their counterparts of power. Since the Civil Rights Movement, the tactics such as marches and protest have been desensitized limiting the power of their abilities to mobilize and communicate to the masses the unjust that certain groups may be experiencing. For this reason, advocates have had to be innovative in their tactics to express their concerns. Many examples of this have been facebook and twitter campaigns as well as walkouts and boycotts of businesses. The most recent way of acknowledging an oppressed group that has caught my attention as been the recent phenomenon of  the “Angry Birds” creators. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Dominant Sports Teams in Video Game History

So it’s been quite awhile since any of us have posted here. We’re sorry for the long absence. We’ll try to get back on the ball and give you guys the kind of content you’ve all come to know and love from us. With that said, I had this thought to do this list last Friday as a sort of tribute to Sports Games which is one of my favorite video game categories. So without further adieu, here’s the list! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Gaming, Sports

 

Through the Good and the Bad, Sonic is Still Standing

Sonic the Hedgehog is on the Mount Rushmore of video game characters. This isn’t up for debate. Simple facts. The problem is that his career can also be likened to that of a Daryl Strawberry. Amazing player but off the field baggage(IE some of the gaming career moves) has given his career a black eye with a few teeth missing. Now this post is coming from the fact that I just realized there will be a new Sonic game, Sonic Generations, put out in November this year. It seems like an interesting game and I’ll definitely be picking it up. This is due in large part to the fact that I have nothing really to look forward to for the rest of this gaming year. Most of the titles I want are coming out next year. This is Sonic’s 20th birthday this year. It’s been 20 long, turbulent years for this blue, speedy hedgehog. The years have also not been so kind for him as Sega has tried to reinvent him several thousand times and some have worked…. Like Sonic Adventure

Sonic ran fast enough to run on top of a killer whale.... What's not to love?

Others….not so much…like Sonic and the Black Knights

WHO THOUGHT IT WAS OK TO GIVE SONIC A SWORD?!

Ugh….. I mean….then they gave this guy a game.

THIS GUY HAS A GUN FOR HEDGEHOG'S SAKE!!!!

It’s like when you finally meet the girl of your dreams and you realize that A) She has the brain of an acorn and B) A personality as thin as a piece of cardboard. Sonic just keeps shattering our heart and we keep coming back hoping that he’s changed and he will treat us better this time. You know what was great about Sonic games? When all he had to do was be in a side scroller and run across the stage and free animals. Oh yeah, and collect rings and do it in the fastest way possible. I will say that I really dug Sonic Unleashed which was the Sonic incarnation that had him split the game as his usual self and as a Werehog. Far fetched I know, but it worked out pretty well. That and the Sonic stages were also as fast as anything I’d ever seen him. But then there’s all this extra junk story involved and all I want to do is beat Dr. Robotnik. Not too much of a request.

So with Sonic’s 20th birthday, I hope he’s gotten out of this dark phase of his life and is turning that corner and has all those bad games behind him. One can dream….

-The Big Socrates

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2011 in Gaming, Uncategorized

 
 
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