Friday, May 1, 2015
Elo rating system[ee-loh-reyt-ing-sis-tum]
1. A method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in competitor-versus-competitor games such as chess or video games (like League of Legends).
ELO hell [ee-loh-hel]
1. League of Legends. A fictional ranking place where players feel they are doomed to be stuck due to the random noobs and trolls selected for their team that cause them to fail endlessly when, otherwise, they believe they would have no problem climbing out their current ranking.
EX. Arguably, there is no such thing as ELO hell. After all, every League of Legends player bares 20% of the responsibility for their team's success or failure. Only you can control your individual performance and only you know whether or not you are trying your best. Furthermore, only you can allow yourself to learn and improve through study and practive.
But seriously, my friends are all like golds or higher and I win when I play with them and even do well against high ranked opponents!! Why can't I get out of Silver?
ELO hell is other players.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
I dunno about you geeks, but I'm gonna go see The Avengers: Age of Ultron tomorrow.
The first film was, probably, the biggest franchise game changer since the original Star Wars trilogy by turning the Marvel movie franchise into a few somewhat connected okay to good movies to a legitimate film fandom juggernaut that has spun off into even more films, tv series, and every other studio in Hollywood began stampeding to be the next big success since Marvel combined with Disney's media monopoly monster.
This means that Marvel has a lot riding on this sequel. So far, they haven't really stumbled since the Avengers with success after success, and that means they've got a lot to lose. They'll probably still break all the box office records and secure a very super hero Hollywood for a few more years until people get burned out on it.
Personally, I don't think super heroes or super hero moves have to get old because of the level of different subgenre and genre hybridization that the medium of super heroes allows and has allowed over decade after decade of comics.
Then again, while "true believers" and other comic fans don't sway in their excitement for every super hero movie on the horizon, the general public doesn't have the same taste.
So, if you want to keep seeing the super hero hype train for for another decade, join me and the rest of the world in celebrating the sequel to the original Avengers film.
Monday, April 27, 2015
I have been watching Obscurus Lupa's Baywatch retrospective and it definitely gives you some perspective on one of the biggest celebrities alive. He is a, believe it or not, wildly successful musician, movie star, and producer. The man drove a talking car in Knight Rider and was the star/producer of Baywatch, which was the most watched television program on Earth for several years with a combined viewership of 1.1 billion viewers.
Which, considering how terribly Baywatch is, that is an impressive reflection of some sort of super talent behind the scenes or the human race is doomed.
Don't hassle the Hoff.
P.S. Make sure to check out Kung Fury when it debuts May 28th on youtube.
What would we even do without Nicholas Cage or Pokemon?
My generation would probably find something more productive to than futz around on the internet all day.
And that would be a shame.
To distract us from the ever widening void that is growing between us, made up of wasted time and social dissonance, enjoy the uber adorable Pokemon X & Y anime credits ending.
While you can.
Hollywood. Please stop remaking and sequelizing films that shouldn't be remade. Remakes are only necessary to update the film (if need be) for a new audience or to fix a film that, while a brilliant concept, failed in execution. Sequels should only be made if there is another story worth telling. Unnecessary sequels cheapen classics, spoil happy endings (seriously, think about it) and tire us all out.
Still, you don't care. Gotta get that green. Le sigh.