Button Mashing at the Soulcalibur V Tournament.

11 02 2012

Someones not paying attention...

Nerd Farm is all about getting out and mingling with the nerd community.  Last week Insert Coin(s) in Las Vegas held a Soulcalibur V tournament that I decided to try my hand at.  I haven’t played Soulcalibur since the first installment on the Dreamcast and I’ll let you in on a secret, I wasn’t good then and I’m probably even worse now.  I was quickly reminded that Soulcalibur V isn’t really a button mashing fighter as my losses stacked up like Tetris set at the hardest difficulty.  I actually called fellow Nerd Farm author Nic for button mapping and tactics since I didn’t know any of them.  Vertical & horizontal attacks, blocking, and grabs don’t do anything if you can’t actually reach the person you’re trying to attack.  Even Xiba with his staff and Ezio with his hidden guns I couldn’t win more than 2 rounds.  Tournaments at Insert Coin(s) are beginning to get competitive, even more so when it comes to fighters.  Either way I’ll try my hand at any tournament just for the story.  Always an enjoyable experience even if I did lose both matches with a combined record of 2-14.

The next tournament will be for UFC Undisputed 3 on February 14th.  I don’t think I’m brave enough to even attempt that one, maybe I’ll hit the next on for Twisted Metal.

Burke





Call of Duty MW3 Edition Jeep Spotted in Las Vegas

17 12 2011

Doctors...

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Edition was spotted this morning at UMC in Las Vegas.  Apparently one of the Docs there is a HUGE fan of the Call of Duty franchise.  So much so, as you can see, he purchased this brand new Elite Edition that MSRP’s at around $40k.  Not too shabby, but way more than I would spend on anything game related.  Even if Dirt released a STI Subaru or Factory Fiesta I would have a difficult time dropping that kind of dough.  But to each it’s own, that Jeep could really kick some off road ass for all I know.  But enjoy the pics, the Jeep is really clean and does look pretty damn sharp.

nerdfarm





Classic Gaming Expo 2K12 Coming to Las Vegas

5 12 2011

Welcomed news from yesteryear announced today that the Classic Gaming Expo 2K12 will be coming to glamorous Las Vegas, Nevada this August.  The Videogame History Museum confirmed that the expo will be this upcoming Aug. 11 and 12th at the newly remodeled Plaza Hotel.  It’s said that this will be an annual event, and is described as “the world’s first and largest event paying tribute to the people, systems and games of yesteryear.” 

I love classic gaming, add an expo here at the rejuvenated downtown Las Vegas and I’m even more in.  More details will be announced soon and Nerd Farm is already planning on showing our faces there.

nerdfarm





Karaoke, High Scores, and the One Hour Hangover.

27 10 2011

Last Monday night was a very eventful evening to say the least.  Greg having missed the previous I Love You, Man movie night, came over to partake in it’s drinking game, and somehow keep me out until 4 a.m.  The I Love You, Man drinking game is very simple and easy to remember.

I Love You, Man Drinking Game

  • Nicknames *drink*
  • Gay comments *drink*
  • Made up words or phrases *drink*
  • Slap the Bass *drink* (my personal favorite)

I finished off the last 3 Woodchuck Spring Ciders that Fiance refused to drink because she said they “taste like breakfast” ,awesome right?  The spring cider that had a hint of maple and brown sugar, combined with our Halloween rice crispy treat pumpkins tasted like a pancake breakfast exploded in my mouth.  Willy Wonka was apparently bartending at my house tonight.  The ciders sweet breakfast love wasn’t enough, we wanted to drink our love for autumn brews with Shipyards Pumpkinhead Ale.  And so, the quest for the “pumpkin pie brew” began.  I Love You, Man had yet to finish, but at 10:07 p.m. we were running out of time before the liquor stores that would possibly have this delicious drink brought down their gates.  We hopped into Greg’s trusty steed, Yaris, and took to the streets.  Our quest first led us to Total Whine and Spirits, the mecca of alcoholic beverages, but we were too late.  Pacing down the isles we arrived at the empty shelf where Shipyard had once been, I dropped to my knees and cried to the heavens, but it was no use.  Like Andre the Giant, Greg lifted me onto his shoulders and carried my shattered self back to the car for he knew there was still a chance we could get our hands on Pumpkinhead.  The closest Lee’s Discount Liquor was closed, 10:42 and one more Lee’s to go before closing at 11.  All of Yaris’ 106 hp roared…well, buzzed us to the Lee’s closest to my place, but it also was too late, at 10:54 the gate was closed.  We sailed passed Lee’s and arrived back at my home, defeated and empty handed.  But not all was lost since we still had a little of I Love You, Man left, and a night of karaoke and arcades awaited us.

Amber and her friend Megan were out on their own quest to find some hot bartender who doesn’t exist at Insert Coins Las Vegas.  I humored their quest and asked where they needed our assistance.  Ellis Island was supposed to be our first meeting place, but arriving there, sitting in the vomit smelling booth, and not finding Amber or Megan, we decided to jump ship and head over to Insert Coins.  Luckily Amber was already there, and Megan with a tear in her eye, was hot bartenderless.  An I told you so was in order.  We spent a few minutes there, of course drinking,  screaming “GOOOOOAAAALLLL” at the Fifa ’12 players, and snagging the #1 high score of the night on the Joust machine (a meager 52,900 points).  I was a little too drunk to realize we forgot to challenge our nemesis Dragon’s Lair before leaving to the Beauty Bar.  Our main goal a majority of the time is to hit up karaoke, and tonight we finally did.  Heather, my favorite bartender, was sporting her sexy Raphael from TMNT costume and serving up karate chop filled drinks.  As a dedication to the voluptuous Heater, I sang George Michaels “I Want Your Sex”, and Amber, determined to drag the whole bar down, sang “All by Myself”.  Amber wasn’t finished, bombarding some poor dudes song, which I unfortunately cannot remember the title of , and sadly neither could Amber.  The world may never know.

The night was quickly coming to an end, but not without a fight.  My finale farewell was an epic one, as I William Shatnered the shit out of Rocket Man.  With Amber doing back up vocals, and random barflies dancing beside me, I sat on stage and finished what was possibly the greatest song of the night.  Goodbyes were said and Greg safely drove me home.  The world spun wildly around me as I tried to gather my bearings and stumble my way to my front door.  My pillow attacked my face and forced me to slumber.  I was surprisingly well the next morning, minus the one hour hangover from 1-2 p.m.  Sweating, a pounding headache, and nausea couldn’t stop me, I defeated that also in less than an hour.  Maybe my quest was complete after all.





AmberLynn’s new SG set

25 09 2011

My good friend AmberLynn’s newest Suicide Girls set entitled “Strange” has just gone up for review.  The photos were taken at the beautiful Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and photographed by the talented Amina Munster.   If you like bewbs please check it out and give it a positive review.  It’s all I’ve heard her talk about, and good comments make her happy… and my life easier.  Your eyeballs will thank me.  (It’s adult content if you were wondering)

http://suicidegirls.com/members/AmberLynn/albums/site/26192/





Fright Night in Vegas

6 08 2011

Am I the only one who’s excited about this remake?  I mean, remakes traditionally have rarely been good, so the odds are against Fright Night.  But for some reason I really have high hopes for this remake.  The cast fits the original characters so well.  Colin Farrell is looking and acting creapy as ever, and I’m really impressed with David Tennant being chosen as the now “magician” Peter Vincent.  The city that never sleeps is perfect for a serial killer vampire, and the people of west Las Vegas can be as proud as the people of Astoria, now having a movie based in their community.  Ok so maybe Astoria can be a little more prowd of The Goonies, but you never no, Fright Night could end up being a huge success.  See it when it opens August 19.





Kaijuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

7 06 2011

Kaiju Big Battel.  Championship bout in glamorous Las Vegas Nevada.  All American Beetle vs.  Dr. Cube’s vile creation, No. 13.