Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Chronicles of Lani Bearbeard: Episode 1- The Legend Begins

I will probably release my server data and other stuff later, also later episodes will be edited down for content more. This is but the begining of the Legend of Lani Bearbeard and his pet Ace the Bearbear


I have my own agenda for starting this series but for the most part I thought it would be a great gap filler until Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is released. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lani Plays: Hitman Absolution

Hitman Absolution
This footage was originally recorded for another First Impressions, but unfortunately I ran low on time and as it has been quite a while since the game has been released I thought I'd just type my thoughts out for you. I'll start by saying Stealth games and I have never gotten along. I never had the patience, or tact to get through a game like Deus Ex without killing anyone, I have never sneaked through a dungeon in Skyrim, I have killed just as many people while playing Metal Gear as I do playing Halo. Now that being said when I can turn the old stealth mode on, it is very satisfying to watch a trap go off in a marks face in this game.  I won't say this is a perfect game, the plot confused me at first since I could have sworn in Bloodlines 47 had already left the agency or it broke a part or whatever, you can't choose your loadout at the start of missions,  AI was a bit spotty at times, and all the hand to hand combat takes place in QTE. A side note I know it's working within limitations but the fact that the AI targets always follow the same path sometimes in a loop it kind of makes the set up traps a little less fulfilling. Though I suppose that can't be helped given the whole object of the game. That being said I still found this a fun play through, the new cover mechanic was a nice added touch, the voice acting was well done, and the missions that actually give you freedom are often a lot of fun. There is some replay value in the form of unlockables but not alot. I'll say I had a lot more fun with this game than I did Assassin's Creed 3 so feel free to give this one a rental, and if you are a fan of the series it may even be worth buying. I may pick it up a few months from now when the price has dropped. Anyway that being said here is my play through of the first mission.





Saturday, December 1, 2012

LBZ Episode 10: The Conclusioning

The "Epic" Conclusion is here


Want to catch up on the Adventures of Spudz? Links below
Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

LBZ Episode 9: The Revengening

Spudz faces off against his greatest worst foe... again...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

MoV-Log: Box Set Bonanza

What can I say I'm a sucker for awesome box art?


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lani Plays: Assassin's Creed 3

Some more footage I recorded in the making of my First Impressions series of...

Assassin's Creed 3

Part 1


Part 2



Saturday, November 10, 2012

MoV-Logs: 11/10/2012

Skyfall
Sorry about the camera issues in these videos, did some googling and reading, hopefully they will be fixed soon.


The Man With The Iron Fists

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lani Plays: Resident Evil 6

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3



Part 4



Monday, November 5, 2012

LBZ Episode 7: The Comeback Kid

Spudz Faces off against the ultimate evil, this time on Laniball Z!


Don't forget to checkout my new Facebook page

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LBZ Episode 6: Monkey Shines

Spudz faces his greatest challenge yet. A timed button press.



Also I just created a Facebook page so go ahead and like it... even if you don't like it.

My Favorite Scary Movies

I have been very forward in the fact that Horror is one of my least favorite genre of movies. Some may find it odd though that my favorite movie of all time is in fact Evil Dead 2, which is a horror movie. I will say that it's not that I don't like to be scared or that I am unable to be scared, I just feel that horror movies are often kindof a cop out for a studio because alot of times they are cheap to produce and it's easy as hell to write a paint by the numbers horror flick. Hell, look at this trailer for Smiley



Looks like the same shit you have seen 10,000 times before right? For those of you who think this is something new let me name a few things: Friday the 13th, Urban Legends, Scream, Sleep Away Camp, Black Christmas, Halloween, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sorority Row, My Bloody Valentine, Silent Night Deadly Night, Hell Night, When A Stranger Calls, The Strangers, Child's Play, Texas Chainsaw Massacres, A Nightmare on Elmstreet, among others including all of their sequels. I'm not saying all of those are the same, but you know what I'm getting at right? Alot of horror movies these days have just become kind of tropey. That's not to say there isn't a good one every now and then, but it's such an over saturated genre that it's really hard to pick out the snicker's bars from all the shit.

That being said here is a list of my top horror movies.

15. A Nightmare on Elm Street
This one will always hold a special place in my heart for being the first horror movie to scare me into insomnia back at the tender age of 8 or 10.

14.  The House On Haunted Hill (Original)
Vincent Price is the fucking man and this movie is a classic. It created alot of the cliche's you'll find in any recent haunted mansion movie.

13.  The Exorcist / The Omen
Both are classics and I just couldn't decide which I enjoyed more, I will say neither ever freaked me out, but both are definitely worth watching.

12. Godzilla
"Oh it's just a guy in a rubber suit the dubbing is histarical lol" Shut up and go watch the original movie! Subbed or Dubbed both are good in my opinion though I do prefer the original Japanese myself. This movie is filled with amazing shots and effects for its time, some of which hold up today better than alot of our current gen CGI. Give it a shot, it may not be scary, but it's good.

11. The Ring
Japanese or American, both were good but I personally liked the American version a little more this time around. Lots of creepy images, alot of tense scenes, this is a good watch in the dark horror movie. Though I will say it's scariness was ruined for me after the first time I saw it after the first 15 minutes when they do that Jump scare of that girl curled up in the closet and a guy 3 rows behind me just yelled out "GOD DAMN!"... I laughed the rest of the damn movie. Another reason I fucking hate jump scares.

10. The Shining
My god is it beautifully shot. Plus Jack Nicholson is fucking amazing, this is a classic and if you haven't seen it yet, do.

9. Day of The Dead
Night of, Dawn of, Land of, this is my personal favorite in Romero's series of zombie flicks. It's got a good cast, a detestable villian, and some of my favorite practical gore effects in a movie.

8. Paranormal Activity
I don't care what other people say, I enjoyed this one, I know it can feel really boring but I enjoyed it's rythm, to me it felt almost Lovecraftian in the sense that the more you learned the more of an air of danger you felt. To this day I will defend this movie. Though I will say before seeing 4 it did rank a little higher on my list.

7. The Thing
Some of the best practical effects I have ever seen in any movie, aside from that it's well shot, well performed and well written.

6. The Audition
This is the slowest of slow burns but it has an awesome payoff, don't let it get spoiled for you.

5. Halloween
This was my favorite horror movie for the longest time until I was introduced to the Evil Dead Series and Asian Horror Movies. It's easily one of the best slasher flicks out there and I even enjoy alot of the sequels.

4. Thirst
A Vampire flick from Chan-wook Park? Yes please. You may not find it scary but it's really damn good.

3. One Missed Call (Japanese)
This is probably the scariest movie on my list. So many creepy images, people who act like people should fucking act in their situation, it's a great package.

2. Cabin In The Woods
I loved this movie, while it may not have been very scary it is easily one of my favorite movies this year. At the same time, while it may not have been scary overall, it still had it's tense moments and for fucking once some characters you care about. I won't spoil it but trust me, if you feel the same way about horror movies that I do, this one might make your top 10 as well.

1. Evil Dead 2
This is my favorite movie of all time ok? Can't be favorite of all time without being my favorite in it's own damn genre. It's fun, it's got great effects, it's got genuine creepy moments, it's got Bruce Campbell. Watch it.

Note: For those wondering where Army of Darkness is, I really don't consider it a horror movie no matter what genre people say it is.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

MoV Log: This Year in Horror

Sinister



V/H/S



Silent Hill Revelation



Honestly if you are looking for good horror movies to watch this Halloween (in my opinion) replace each of the following with one of these:

Sinister: One Missed Call (Japanese)

V/H/S: Creep Show

Silent Hill Revelation: Dagon

Paranormal Activity 4: FUCKING ANYTHING, but for posteritie's sake maybe Grave Encounters? It's better atleast and worth a watch if you like the genre

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

LBZ Episode 5: Uh-Oozaru!

Spudz's got a brand new bag.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

LBZ Episode 4: Who's Your Daddy?

When Spudz faces off agains one of his 3 papas somethings gotta give.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LBZ Episode 3: The Power of Love!

When Spudz faces down a pair of emotionless drones, sometimes all he has to do is prove that they care... and kick the ever loving fuck out of them and take their shit of course.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

LBZ 2: A World Tournament to Remember

After Training with "Master" Yamcha, Spudz begins his adventure in the world...


Thursday, October 4, 2012

LBZ Episode 1: The Birth of Spudz

The Spawn of Mr.Popo, Son Goku, and Piccolo fights evil for great justice!



What will Spudz do next?  Find out next time on Laniball Z!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MoV-Log Looper

Looper


Summer Movie Rant
Not all is good in movie land.

Click HERE to see the Red Letter Media video I was talking about.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Viva Breaking Bad

This is what happens when you mix Rubidum and Water.
Fuck Yeah Heisenberg! Edit This idea was inspired by the lovely Spnkyhappy <3

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Slender

Slender
As most of you know I actually kindof like the survival horror genre (despite the fact that I don't get scared by it.) There is something about a haunted house game that gives me a rush that is kindof fun from time to time. A sense of helplessness (despite some cases of it being totally due to the fact that the main character is just a raging pussy *COUGH* Daneil *COUGH*) and isolation. Slender is one of those games. For it's obviously low budget and probably small team it came out rather well but at the same time it lacked the narrative that I tend to enjoy in these types of situations. It's one thing to wake up in the middle of danger but to actively hear yourself walk (and climb a fence) right into it without so much as a notion as to why you are there? It's essentially a doomed existance from the start where, to me, all tension has already been lost. What remains is a walk through a dark woodland area with drums, static and jump scares. A recipe that works for some, but not this guy. But why the hell are you reading this, I know you only me for my videos. Enjoy.


For a completely different perspective, here is my lovely girlfriend Erika playing the same game.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lani Plays: Rise of Nightmares part 7

Let me show you the dance of my people.