quarta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2007

The Red Ring of Death strikes without mercy!

That's right, after countless hours of the purest joy and entertainment, my Xbox 360 finally gave up on living. In the middle of an intense fight between humans and locust in Gears of War the console suddenly stopped responding. "Big deal", I though, "I just have to turn it off and on again". When I do that, those dreaded lights suddenly appear before, mocking me, laughing at me, while all my dreams shatter and tears start to form in the corners of my eye...

Ok, enough bullshit, but the fact is that, while I spent some months barely touching my beloved 360 (lack of games and money to buy them), the fucking bitch had to stop working right when Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect and many other great games are released. Like our wise Father once said: "Oh bloody hell! Fuck arse and bollocks!".

At least the Microsoft support is known for being quick, efficient and free. Already called the support line and now I just have to wait a couple weeks to have my baby back (or a new one, in case mine is FUBAR)(that's "fucked up beyond all reason", folks).

By the way, more than 1000 visits so far! Ok, 800 to 900 are probably mine, but what the heck, it's impressive nonetheless!

segunda-feira, 12 de novembro de 2007

Graveworm - Losing My Religion (REM cover)

I know what you're thinking, for a gamer's blog this sure has lots of music in it, but I just had to share this with the world. Thanks to a new user of my beloved PTGamers forum, I discovered this most excellent cover of REM's classic, Losing My Religion. Speaking of the original song, it's one of those rare cases of "lighter" music that I really like, and one of the few that made it into my almost metal exclusive music library.

Still, there's nothing like the heavy guitars and guttural vocals of metal, so why not mix the two? That's exactly what Graveworm thought with this most excellent cover. I have to admit, at first it seemed like a poor attempt to "metalize" the song, but after listening to the song over and over again I started to notice the changes in the background music, how well the two vocals combine and specially how great this cover really is. Now I'm addicted. I still prefer the original version, but this sure is one hell of a cover!

For other great metal covers check out Blind Guardian's version of To France or Nightwish's cover of Pink Floyd's High Hopes (I so love this song...).

quarta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2007

System of a Down - The Legend of Zelda

The internet sure is amazing. Just when you think you've seen it all, something like this appears:

Yup, that's System of a Down during a concert at Big Day Out, performing the theme song from The Legend of Zelda series of videogames, although with some "unusual" lyrics...

Found this while searching for some live versions of Suggestions, one of my favourite songs from those guys.