Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A random update - YouTube capture Vlog

Just another random video. It's an update video, so I guess it's not THAT random.

Friday, January 25, 2013

I got free Frozen Yogurt…


Just kidding, I know his name is Jack Vale.
Big thanks to Greg Benson from Mediocre Films for treating Erik and I like pals.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

VidCon 2013

So it's been official since sometime last year that I was going to be at VidCon 2013.
I was one of the lucky bunch that was able to snag some super early bird passes. I also got the hotel room that I will be staying in already been reserved, I already got the time off from work approved. So it should be nothing short of awesome.

I already know who I'm going to be spending my time with, and I'm already prepping for that week of awesome on many different levels.
Now you might be thinking...
"But Jimmy, don't you live in California, more specifically the Los Angeles area? Why would you need a hotel?"
I don't blame you for asking that question but here's my answer: last year I didn't get a hotel room, and I missed out on a lot of stuff; panels that were early, concerts that were late... the drive there (thanks to traffic) was a hassle on its own, and I had to make sure I was up extra early, to get there at a decent time.
So to avoid that, I will be staying in a hotel with some friends.

I know it's still months away, but it doesn't hurt to plan things out.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I'm a Pokémon Trainer...

My name is Jimmy... and I'm a Pokémon Trainer...
and I'm not like Jalen who thought he was a Super Saiyan.
I'm the real deal, I even have a trainer card to prove it.

Okay So I'm NOT a Pokémon trainer, I just love the series. It's come a long way and I can easily say my childhood would've been WAY different if it wasn't for the franchise.

BUT I have been playing Pokémon ever since I was a kid... So why is it still appealing to me? (and other adults who still play)

Is it the Adventure one goes through to become a Pokémon Master?
Training your team, making it damn near unstoppable in the game, only to realize your friend has a much stronger team.
Collecting every Pokémon out there to complete your Pokédex?
For me, it's all of the above, plus the fact that I grew up with the series.
Whether I was collecting the cards, watching the Anime, or playing the Gameboy games I was always surrounded by the franchise.
My neighbors played, my classmates played. Every kid I knew had their favorite. They all spent their parents hard earned money on a card game they didn't know how to play, a game that forced them to read, and toys that you couldn't have enough.

I was one of those kids...
But I almost missed out...

There was a rumors buzzing around at my church saying that these adorable Japanese imports were somehow attached to the devil...
and the whole "Electric Soldier Porygon" situation didn't help either.
I don't know exactly how they connected, but my mom gathered all of my (at the time, almost nonexistent) collection of Pokémon merch, packed it in a box and was going to get rid of it...
Luckily one of my aunts who had enough common sense talked my mom out of it. Explaining to her that it was JUST a kids game. Nothing else.

Crisis Adverted.

But besides that, I have warm memories playing the game. Trading with my friends, and trying to "Catch them all"

and now even as an adult, I can still pick up any of my old cartridges and play away... lose my self in the game. Still feel like that 8 year old kid. Trying so hard to level up my Pokémon so I can beat the Elite 4, and to be the best... like no one ever was...


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Disney Infinity - YouTube Capture vlog

Just my thoughts on Disney Infinity.

I don't really know why, but I'm VERY excited for this game.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

The "REAL" GLJimmy

With no help from Manny, I TRY to make a video blog.

Recorded, Edited, and Music by Grrsom.

(This video was made on the fly, and Manny was REALLY bugging me at first.)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Star Tours | 26 years of Touring.

26 years ago today, Star Tours opened to the public at Disneyland...
26 years of touring a galaxy Far, far away.

A great ride that has only gotten better over the years.
Truly one of my favorites.

After announcement last October of the Walt Disney Company purchasing Lucasfilm, it's safe to say we can expect to see a lot more Star Wars from rides, and charactesrs in the parls to films, and television shows. Maybe even a Star Wars land in one of the parks, and A LOT of merchandising. But that to the side, a lot more touring!

and someday maybe an entire theme park...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pokemon X and Y Announced.

Nintendo has finally given me a reason to buy a 3DS. This morning they announced the 6th generation to their uberly popular Pokemon franchise.

I've been very hesitant in buying a 3DS since its release. I mean, I like the concept but being that my vision is terrible, I can't see 3D so that gimmick on the 3DS made it pointless for me to get it.

But now, I feel that buying the 3DS is going to be worth my time.

I stayed away from Black and White (1 & 2) because I felt they didn't look like great games. Some of the Pokemon didn't look like Pokemon, so I'm very excited that the starters look like something out of the Pokemon universe.

I'd like to also point out the art style, I'm glad they didn't go with a more realistic approach, and decided to go with a more stylized artistic approach. This will make the game age a lot better.

Needless to say, I will be buying myself a 3DS soon, and I will be picking this game up when it's released in October of this year.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I have a new found respect for J.J. Abrams.

So this past week, J.J. Abrams went out of his way, and did something amazing. He granted the last wish of a dying man. His last wish was for a screening "Star Trek Into Darkness". The man was terminally ill with cancer, and a long time Star Trek fan.

The fan was 42 year old Daniel Craft. A friend of his posted on both Twitter and Reddit that all his friend wanted to see was the New Star Trek movie, or at least the trailer. Somehow this information made it to Director J.J. Abrams. Abrams responded privately. He and a representative for Paramount Pictures (the studio behind Star Trek) took a DVD of an early cut of the film to Daniel's home, and provided him with a special screening.

Unfortunately Mr. Craft passed away 2 days later, but it's awesome to know that there are people out there that still care, that will go out of their way to make another human being happy.

and for that, I thank you Mr. Abrams. You have my respect. You truly are made of awesome, and I will make sure to watch Star Trek 2, when it comes out next may!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Throwback Thursday – Rage’s Wrestling School.

So over the years I’ve spent making random and more often than not stupid videos for YouTube.
But no matter how dumb they seem now, I always had a blast making them. The memories of just making videos with some of my best friends will never fade, and the videos themselves although embarrassing, are a reminder of the awesome times I had making them.

So this is “Rage’s Wrestling School”
This video is a product of EXTREME boredom at Tony’s house.
Ron, Tony, and I would always poke fun of Wrestlers who did Steroids, and had read about case where some of them would have ‘Roid Rage backstage. That’s when Ron came up with the Rage character. One day we made a joke that that what if one day this guy opened up a school. A wrestling school.
And thus. Rage’s Wrestling school was born.
It was a part of our “562 Entertainment” project.
Again, I had a great time making it, so here it is.
Disclaimer: I know the quality is bad on both videos. Sorry
Rage’s Wrestling School
Original Upload Date: Mar 19, 2010

Behind the Scenes
Original Upload Date: Mar 17, 2010

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

VGHS is now on Netflix

I almost forgot to tell everyone that Video Game High School, the Webseries in which I made in appearance is finally available for instant streaming on Netflix.

This has helped me fulfill my life long dream of having people view my face via Netflix.
But no seriously, go check it out if you haven't you won't regret it.

You can watch it here.


First post of 2013

Ah yes, you can tell it’s a new year because I keep accidentally posting 2012 as the year on all written documents. Oops.

Well I hope everyone had a safe, and fun holiday. I hope that everyone is still going strong with their New Year’s resolution. I know I already completed mine.

Now I have to come up with something a little more challenging, and a little more helpful to my well being. Either way I wish everyone the best in
2012 2013.