Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Brave New Frontyear!

2011 has come and gone, and was ChuckBlog's best year ever! We had more posts this year then we did in last years, even if you double it! ChuckBlog has come a long way since that first post, but I'm saving that story for the 100th POST SPECTACULAR (not incredibly different from the 20th post spectacular). Be ready for even more ChuckBlog in 2012, it's gonna be huge! As for what you'll be seeing, well, it's really a toss up. I can tell you you'll have many more Platinum Awards (haven't done that in a while), more reviews, videos, and of course, BGM Anthology (my personal favorite).

So prepare yourself for a new year on ChuckBlog, and a great one! See you in 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

BGM Anthology IV

Alright, back by popular demand (kinda) is BGM anthology! It's the (somewhat) annual post that showcases awesome songs in video games that otherwise don't get as much attention as they should. I have three songs for you today that I'm sure you'll enjoy, so let's dive in.

Well, that name certainly is a mouthful. Don't get me wrong, BIT. TRIP RUNNER is my favorite indie game of all time, and I had to find a place for it on the list. Why? Because the entire BIT. TRIP series is a rhythm game! It's hard to explain, but the gameplay is such that you create a song whilst you play. What you're about to here is the track that goes under while you're playing and "making music." The subtle changes you hear happen when you acquire health power ups. To really understand this, look up some gameplay footage.

Okay, maybe they're all mouthfuls, but seriously, have you played this game? Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games that makes the Play Station 2 one of my favorite consoles of all time (along with Kingdom Hearts, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Klonoa 2). But in all seriousness, it's this one song that makes the whole game for me. As soon as the colossus rose from the ground and this song started playing, you were in it. Sure, you had a tall order in front of you, but with this in your ears you could take on the world. This song even rivals some of Zelda's music, and that is saying a lot coming from me.

Hey, it's my very first suggestion for BGM Anthology (thanks Price)! Cave Story (another indie classic) is a beautiful game. There's great gameplay, retro graphics, and a moving, compelling story. Also, there's some epic retro music. When you boot up Cave Story, be ready for some great nostalgic yet modern action. This song does a great job of capturing both aspects, and makes a great Title Theme.

And there you have it, the fourth (and don't worry, not final) BGM Anthology! I hope you enjoyed the songs I shared with you today, and please support them by playing these awesome games!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Top 3 Confusing Games of my Childhood

Alright, on ChuckBlog, I like do do lists. Like the top 10 Wii games, favorite 3 Disney Characters, BGM Anthology, etc. Subsequently, I love watching "Top 10" videos on YouTube (especially the video game ones). I was going to simply do a blog post on the top three confusing games of my childhood, but I made a video instead. Just for you. So enjoy!

If you enjoyed it, please subscribe and leave a comment (I guess). Thanks for watching!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mario Kart 7 Community!

Alright, one of my Christmas presents this year was the 3DS title, Mario Kart 7. Mario Kart 7 is by far my favorite Mario Kart, and if you have it, you'll probably agree. One of the neatest features of Mario Kart is the fact that you can create online communities that race together. I've decided to do that with my blog, and started a Chuck Blog community! If you wanna race with me, I'll post times and such on my twitter (@CPainter307) here's a link. The code to find me is 13-7653-7125-4888. It's called "ChuckBlog!" and the logo is Koopa Troopa's head, so join up. The first official race is December 27, 2:00pm central time. Follow the twitter for more races!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Ah... today is christmas! There's nothing like waking up super early, sprinting downstairs, and opening presents! Today was no exception, and I can't complain with the loot I hauled in. This is my first Christmas post, I suppose, so I guess it's somewhat special. Christmas is a great holiday because it brings families more together than any other. Sure, everyone eats a bird on Thanksgiving, but Christmas is really where it counts. It's all about giving to others, so you really get to know someone during the shopping and giving of presents. Of course, you receive some of your own presents, if you've been good. 

I know this all sounds super stereotypical, and like something I would write on a 3rd grade school essay about Christmas, but I mean it. I guess it's just the Christmas spirit in me, but I do wish all of you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Also, I've begun work on my Pokemon Project I told you about in the previous post. More info on the way very soon!