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It’s December 22, 2012 and your still alive. The Mayan Calendar has started a brand new long count. We’ve heard all the scenarios from plausible to absolutely ridiculous from solar flares, asteroids, comets, mega earthquakes, giant tidal waves, pole shifts, nuclear war, and a zombie apocalypse. Even Planet X aka Nibiru was supposed to show up, but it didn’t…again. The scenarios even went as far as someone saying that Nostradamus predicted that the world would end due to Psy reaching one billion hits on YouTube for his “Gangnam Style” song. That’s actually pretty funny, but honestly speaking, this song needs to die…like now.

Obviously the world didn’t end. December 21, 2012 was just another day. A Friday. One more day closer to Christmas. Did you buy all your Christmas presents, or did you waste it on 2012 survival gear, canned food, useless trinkets, or an underground bunker hoping that all hell would break loose? If you did the latter then my friend the joke was on you. How stupid do you feel right now after getting all worked up over nothing?

Just like Y2K, the dreaded Mayan Apocalypse was nothing but a hoax. A bunch of hype orchestrated by the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Coast to Coast AM, false prophets, doomsayers on YouTube, and a bunch of whacko “scientists” that supposedly talked to aliens. In other worlds, a bunch of weirdos with no life, a possible death wish, and a brilliant marketing strategy all to get your money. These people all seriously claimed, with scientific evidence, that the Earth as we know it was coming to a cataclysmic end. They also wanted to cash in on the feeble minded by scaring you, and making you believe in a bunch of bullshit that just wasn’t there.

Now as some of you emerge from your underground shelters expecting hellfire and brimstone, planes falling from the sky, nuclear fallout, alien invasion, or hordes of zombies here’s a news flash. All that shit didn’t happen. Instead all your going to find is a bunch of people packing into their local Wal-Marts buying those last minute Christmas gifts just so that they can save face in front of their families, because they thought the world was going to end. Yes, all you weirdos will find yourself in good company as you look for some cheap gifts to wrap up along with all that unneeded survival gear. Yeah I’d love to see the look on little Johnny’s face on Christmas morning where instead of a brand new toy he unwraps a gift containing a 2012 survival guide and a can of Spam.

And where are the doomsayers you ask. Well they’re in hiding right now. I’m sure they’ll emerge from their basements in the next few days with a brand new date based on some new quantum mathematic equation and some bullshit theory to back it up. Some will even say their calculations were slightly off. All we’re going to say is “seriously man, the whole Mayan apocalypse thing was bullshit so kiss my ass.” Only the good Lord upstairs knows when the world will end and he’s not going to tell anyone when it will happen so don’t believe what you see on TV or on the internet.

In closing, keep in mind that the Mayans never predicted the end of the world. If they were able to predict Earth’s end then why couldn’t they predict when their civilization was conquered by the Spanish Conquistadors? Just something to think about.

December 21, 2012

It’s been a date that we’ve all been hearing about for a long time. Supposedly on this date the world as we know it will come to an end…or does it? For years there have been many “Doomsayers” writing ridiculous stories and posting videos on YouTube with all that dramatic music, CGI video, and poor spelling and grammar aimed at scaring people. Then there’s the Mayan Calendar, I-Ching, and Nostradamus. The list goes on and on. The 2012 movie even “warned us” of impending doom, but understand that it was only a movie. Besides it’s also hard to believe about doom and gloom from a president played by Danny Glover. I guess Morgan Freeman was busy that day.

Lets take a minute and ponder this. How many times have we all heard about the end of the world? It’s like a revolving door of dates that just keep on coming and show no signs of stopping. Seriously, theres a ton of dates. Check out this LINK to see how many times people thought the world was going to end. Here’s some popular dates on when the world was supposed to end.

January 1, 2000: Y2K! Computer systems and other machinery were expected to crash or malfunction causing major catastrophe. Didn’t happen.

May 2003: Planet X aka “Nibiru” which was a planet four times the size of Jupiter, or a brown dwarf star, would collide into the Earth. Obviously didn’t happen. By the way the person who said this would happen said she learned of it through aliens commnicating via an implant in her brain.

May 21, 2011: The Rapture. Supposedly this was the day that there would be major earthquakes around the globe and “God’s select people” would leave the Earth. Five months later on October 21, 2011 the world would end. Well nobody mysteriously disappeared and once again the world didn’t end.

With all the failed dates passed, we once again come back to December 21, 2012. This date by doomsayers is the penultimate day, because this date signifies the end of the Mayan calendar. Some mark this day as Armageddon. Others say we will enter a new state of consciousness. The rest of us just think it will be another day. So what exactly is supposed to happen on this day? Well lets look at the scenarios.

Solar Flares: Currently the Sun is in a period called a “Solar Maximum” where it produces the greatest amount of solar activity. We’ve been in this period since 2008. Doomsayers believe on December 21, 2012 a solar flare so big will either destroy the entire world’s power grid taking months to years to get back online, or basically destroy all life on the planet according to the final minutes of the movie Knowing. While solar flares always pose a danger in terms of everything electric NASA has stated that the Knowing scene will not happen. Plus it was a movie starring Nicholas Cage so lets not get too worked up on this.

Planet X aka Nibiru Makes An Appearance: Ok, didn’t we already debunk this theory back in 2003? Well it’s back again and everyone believes they have seen it. Seen what exactly? If there was some giant planet, or brown dwarf star, on it’s way towards us we would all be able to see it by now. Doomsayers say it’s hidden behind the Sun. Some say that “it’s not a moon…it’s a space station.” Others believe that it will cause a pole shift that will take place quicker than Dominoes delivering a pizza to your house. C’mon people. Once again this is obviously bullshit. Want a good laugh, watch the video below.

The NWO: Some believe that the world will not end by some intergalactic anomaly, but by man. Nuclear war, terrorist attacks, sabotage. Basically everything we create will be turned against us. A New World Order is what they’re calling it. They’re goals: population control, eliminating religion, a preservation of nature. Doomsayers and conspiracy theorists use the Denver International Airport as their proof. However, I’m still trying to get over the fact on how the world will possibly be ruled by Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan? Once again I’m calling Bullshit!

NASA has already stated for years that none of this 2012 nonsense is going to happen, so why does everyone fear it so much? Do people have a death wish and really want the world to end? Maybe the doomsayers want to scare you just enough to make you buy all their needless shit. If you really believe that the world is going to end in a few days then do me a favor and send me all your money. I have no 2012 survival guides, underground shelters, magical trinkets, or intergalactic spaceships, but I’ll be happy to spend your money. Seriously, there’s nothing to worry about. Trust me when I tell you that when you wake up on December 22, 2012 you’ll still be here. As for the doomsayers…we’ll be laughing at them while they go into hiding. Surely they’ll return once again with a new date based on some quantum mathematics equation that they pulled out of their ass along with some cockamamie theory to back it up. Just remember that they’re all full of shit, and only the good Lord upstairs knows when time is up so don’t worry about it. Enjoy the rest of 2012, Happy Holidays, and let’s get ready for 2013 and beyond.

I may have tons of shooters, but it’s the tactical shooters that bring out the best in me. Sadly, some people consider Call of Duty a great tactical shooter. I’m sorry, but Call of Duty is a game for little kids who would have no skills and rely on killstreaks that they cheated for just to post some shitty YouTube video that nobody cares about. Others think tactical is “camping out” and sniping from a distance. Again no skills. This is where the Tom Clancy games come in. Games like Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six are more squad-based tactical shooters where you must work as a team in order to survive…and maybe even save the world in the process.

The latest game in the series entitled Future Soldier takes the lessons learned from the Advanced Warfighter games and makes a complete shooter experience which is one of the best that I’ve ever played. The story may be a bit lacking, but I didn’t care because this wasn’t the reason why I bought the game. It was about the overall gameplay and it’s rock solid. Plenty of strategy, guns, action, and shit blowing up all around me and that’s just the main campaign which is only a small fraction of the overall game. It’s almost like a big budget Hollywood movie. What really impressed me is the fact that as you play the objectives change up making you think twice about how to accomplish the mission. The game is not a straight up shooter like other games in the market. Sometimes I had to rely on stealth, using items like sensors and drones, or sync shooting as a team to rid myself of multiple targets to avoid detection. By the way, the active camo is also kick ass.

When I first popped in the game disc, I went right to the multiplayer because I wanted to see how well it played since I didn’t get a chance to try out the beta. I started with Guerrilla which was the equivalent of Gears of War’s Horde mode. First I made my way to the HQ while taking out a few enemies. Then I had to defend it along with receiving new equipment in between waves. Learning where to place items like claymores and sensors made things a little easier in figuring out enemy positions while defending my location. I also played some team-based competitive multiplayer (specifically Conflict) where I had to complete objectives while taking out the opposing team in the process. Once again I used my items to my advantage while gaining kills, points, and even an achievement or two. Strategy plays a huge role in this game which clearly trumps camping and lucky grenades found in Call of Duty. I will make one suggestion out there to all players: Use your headsets and communicate with your teammates or else your going to lose…a lot.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is a blast to play. While it’s still early I can say that I enjoy it just as much as my other shooters including Halo and Gears of War. It looks great, sounds great, and plays great as well. The strategic elements help aid in the gameplay and the multiplayer is awesome. Of course there’s the Kinect features with the Gunsmith option which is pretty cool when I work on upgrades for my weapons as well as other customizations. It’s safe to assume that I found another keeper in my shooter collection. With Future Soldier turning out this good it makes me wonder how the next Rainbow Six game next year is going to be.

Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: Xbox 360
Players: 1-12 (online)
Price: $59.99

Dear State Senator,

Over the weekend, I came across some interesting news on the internet from my friends at the Entertainment Consumer’s Association about a new law looking to get passed. A law that can affect millions of Americans. This law really caught my attention as I was shopping at Best Buy and for a new capture station to work on video for my website. Instead of spending $200 for some new upgrades, I held back after what I read. Here’s what I’m talking about.

Bill S. 978. Recently introduced to the U.S. Senate, this bill will bring forth stricter copyright laws and penalties when it comes to streaming, playing, or reproducing copyrighted material. In other words, your looking to pass a law that goes after the people who like to use Youtube and Justin TV to show off what their doing in their favorite video games. Are you telling me that this type of entertainment is illegal?

Here’s what Bill S. 978 states:

If passed, this bill could have people facing up to five years in prison if the accused:

1) Make or offer 10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works; and

2) If the total retail value of the performances, or the total economic value of such public performances to the infringer or to the copyright owner, could exceed $2,500; or

3) the total fair market value of licenses to offer performances of those works would exceed $5,000

If you choose to pass this bill, you could make criminals out of millions of people. Are you going to send a kid to prison because he/she wanted to show off their impressive skills in Call of Duty on Youtube? The only crime committed in that example would be that he/she is playing a game where no skills are really needed, because we all know that this person would get slaughtered in every other game.

My message that I want to send to you is that I think that you all have better things to do with your time. Lately, I feel like your interests are more about things like steroids in sports and perjury trials against Barry Bonds and Roger Clemons. By the way, how did all that go for you? So what else is on your agenda? The NFL and NBA lockouts? Seriously, I think you all have bigger concerns to deal with like the unemployment rate, the current “debt ceiling” and imposing better “child protection laws” so that supposed child murderers don’t walk free from jail and become instant millionaires (Casey Anthony).

In closing, I just want to let you know that I don’t agree with this bill. Keep in mind that the people of this country didn’t vote you into office for this type of nonsense. Don’t you think that the ESRB rating system that your branch of government installed was enough? If this bill get’s passed, you will continue to make a mockery out of the Legislative Branch of this country. Please do us all a favor and put our taxpayer money to better use.

Signed, A concerned citizen and registered voter.

A big thank you goes to The ECA for bringing this bill to my attention. I encourage you all to write to your elected officials to make sure that this bill doesn’t get passed and let freedom reign for all.