Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun Times, Reviews and Face 2 Face With Crabstickz

Hey Guys

Its a little while since my last blog post and its amazing really because I was so hooked with Blogger last month because of BEDO (Blog Every Day October) that I was able to calm down this month. To be honest I am having the best month in a really long time.

My real life stuff has been fantastic with work going so well with Tescos that can be mixed but at least I am doing a job which is 10 times better than staying at home doing nothing all day. My mate Arron has got some temp work with Gamestation which is awesome and Its looking on up with stuff on the Internet that views for my videos this month have been really good even the unboxing of Modern Warfare 2 still surprises me. Since my last blog entry I have done 2 game reviews which both of them are different types of games and for different systems.

The first one I did is Modern Warfare 2 (Playstation 3)

Modern Warfare 2

Good Points
- Excellent Graphics
- Outstanding Voice Acting
- Special Ops and Multiplayer are both brilliant

Bad Points
- Single player storymode is a huge letdown
- Reminds me of a hollywood film the script of the story

Modern Warfare - 4 out of 5.

The second one I did on Monday is New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo Wii)

Good Points
- Reminds me of old Mario games
- Very challenging game
- Fantastic single player mode
- The Multiplater looks fantastic (I have only seen footage)

Bad Points
- Multiplayer is offline and not Internet
- Avoid using the Nunchunk

New Super Mario Bros. Wii gets 4.5 out of 5.

Now with my next review I would like to review an old school classic game which I consider one of the greatest games of all time - Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo, the one that started it all.

I hear its coming out Friday on the Wii Virtual Console which I will getting more Wii points and if so I will do a review on this classic and gives some thoughts on how I felt about playing back in 1993 which I was 10 years old.

OK and finally I did a Face 2 Face last week and boy this one was a special one for me and its with Chris also known as Crabstickz.

Crabstickz is one of the funniest guys on Youtube and I believe he has a really bright future on the Internet. He comes out with stuff that would make you laugh all the time. Now on the story about how this got together. It was back last month and I asked Chris over Twitter private messages and he said he would love to do it but had university work to do for his final year which I can understand. So it was a bit of time later and when Chris uploaded his Halloween special he said he was ready which was to do this and we both kept it a real secret which was awesome.

So I did the questions and send them off to Chris and then I thought I would add Chris on Skype as well. When I send Chris the questions he said could he ask some questions in which I said yes and when the final interview he asked me my favourite film, favourite game and my thoughts on the Xbox 360. Which was really cool. I even spoke to Chris on Skype and he is one of the nicest guys ever. He was worried about the footage he send me because it went on for 11 minutes and I watched twice and thought it was fantastic, so came my part and added an extra 2 minutes to make it nearly 14 minutes and to be fair I was starting to get nervous about it.

Once I uploaded the interview onto Youtube my concern was how people would respond to it and it did 10 times better than I thought it did and it was amazing how well it did. Thank you everyone for the great comments and great feedback and made us feel really good.

Chris is an excellent guy and I hope I will meet him one day for a gathering and I felt this interview again is one of my favourites.

Thanks again Crabstickz

OK Thats it for now

I will write a proper blog entry another time just feeling excited with everything going on at the moment.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Im in Flame Mode, Face 2 Face With WilsonTech1, Past video I did and Rememberance Day

Hey Guys

I have been doing really well lately with lots of stuff happening to me which is really cool.

Before todays Face 2 Face interview with WilsonTech1 which I will get onto in a bit my last couple of videos have done really well and its some gaming videos, which one of them is a review and the other is an unboxing of a major game that came out on Tuesday.

Now with the DJ Hero Review it took a bit of time to do with the notes I had to take for the game which took a day and so then I had to do the reviewing part and then the next day I did the gameplay footage and had some editing to do trying to make it shorter. I have put up the video on this blog before in the last entry and will do again just one more time because I am proud of this review.

The review has done really well, had some great feedback from a lot of different youtubers on the review. I have seen that the UK Editor of Youtube Jamie who is a really great guy to chat with and listens to the community for UK Youtube. Well anyway Jamie has seen the video as well when underneath the Jamie Cullum article it has recently watched "DJ Hero Review", that has made me happy thanks for watching Jamie.

OK then on Monday I did an unboxing video for the Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition which I got a day early.

The unboxing only took 2 minutes and 30 minutes to put up on Youtube and got nearly 4,000 in 1 day. OMG. I find it surprising but at least the review is going to be good. I am hoping to make the review of Modern Warfare 2 by next Monday. So far it is a great game and the third mission is a bit distrubing but not a big deal as people in the media have made it out to be.

Now onto the Face 2 Face interview that I have put up today with WilsonTech1 aka SchoolTechTV

To me this is an interview I have been looking forward to since the start of the second series now originally I wanted Lamarr to be the first guest of the second series back in August which I send him the questions, then 12 hours he send me an e-mail saying he was quitting the internet which has surprised me and a lot of the community. About a couple of months after Lamarr decided to come back onto the Internet which to lots of people and myself is fantastic news.

When we were discussing the interview I wanted to see if he wanted to answer on why he left the Internet but lucky though Lamarr said he would talk about that before I even mentioned it, so we were ready to roll and send the questions again and a couple of new ones relating to why he left.

When I got Lamarr's footage back it was brilliant and his answers were great. I think he explained his departure really well, I can totally related to it as I nearly wanted to leave because I felt I was doing things to get edgier, pleasing everyone on the site and get more views but now I want to do things my own way and have pride in what I do.

To me this interview with WilsonTech1 is one of my favourites from the whole Face 2 Face series. Lamarr was a brilliant guest to have and he is a big fan of Face 2 Face from the comments I got from him, he is a legend in the making please watch the interview.

Do Check out Lamarr's Youtube Channel his SchoolTechTV videos are really cool to watch. I loved his interview with Charlie.

OK onto the next topic a year today is the day when I posted up this video onto Youtube. Barry Aldridge Asks (6) - First channel you ever subscribed to?

I felt really proud of this video and it was a good question to ask and got people interested including one CorporalCadet on his secondary channel.

He did a really good response and about a couple of days I woke up out of my bed at 6am in the morning checked on my video Barry Aldridge Asks (6) on the stats thinking they had gone up on views a bit and found out I got featured on the Australia, Canada and New Zealand homepages on Youtube, holy crap. Around that time I was just recovering from the shock of my UK Feature a couple of weeks before. It was a great feeling and it was at point where I was almost there with my comfort zone on Youtube, but I will explain more another time.

Today is Rememberance Day for the fallen soldiers of both World Wars. I do agree with AngryAussie on his video about that it should be a day to remember all the soldiers that lost their lives in any war.

I totally agree with everything said in this video by AngryAussie, well said Andrew.

Thats all for now


Sunday, November 08, 2009


Hey guys

Hows it going? I was thinking about challenges recently which have been good to talk about.

I always wondered what is a good challenge for me and how do I go about it. I always wanted to have a good challenge and its something I want to do.

I always wanted to try Bungee Jumping but my fear of heights can get in the way and ruin it for me. Ah well. For people who want to know about Bungee Jumping here it is

Its like jumping into another world.

There are a number of challenges that I have done with the Internet which I thought would never happen

1) I completed a week without the Internet
2) Helped out with charities like Childern In Need in 2007 and Comic Relief this year
3) I have done two Project for Awesome videos for National Autistic Society which one of them got featured last year
4) Got Featured on The UK Front Page of Youtube
5) Got Featured on the Australia, Canada and New Zealand Youtube Front Pages of Youtube
6) Got Featured on The Global Front Page of Youtube (Special Thanks to the Vlogbrothers)
7) Got Featured on the Nerdfighters Ning for my Comic Relief video.
8) Finally been so many gatherings and had fun at them all.

I do have other challenges I do want to succeed with the Internet.

Im starting to do Gaming reviews as you noticed with DJ Hero I did 3 days ago and I have to say its doing really well, better than expected. Looks like I will continue down the gaming path. I hope one day that the Gaming editors on Youtube will notice my reviews but I doubt it. Who knows. I would love to get spotlighted in the gaming section which would be awesome.

There are other challenges I would love to do outside of the Internet like exploring other locations and going out more once the time off comes from my workplace.

It could be completing an old computer game that I hadnt finished like Super Mario Bros 2.

I am excited about Tuesday at first I thought I would get Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 early but more likely I will get it on Tuesday, good thing is that it is a day off for me.

Im really excited for this game, I may do an unboxing of the game before I put up my next Face 2 Face as people will know that Call Of Duty games are a big deal. I may put up two videos next week, so who knows.

OK finally Angry Video Game Nerd's 3rd part of Castlevania games is finally up

Thats all for now


Thursday, November 05, 2009

DJ Hero Review (Playstation 3 Renegade Edition)

Hey guys this is just a short entry to say I have done a review the other day on Youtube for a game called "DJ Hero Renegade Edition"

It is fantastic game

- Brilliant Graphucs
- Brilliant Character Designs
- Cool DJs
- Brilliant mix of Music
- Best Music game ever,

- Crossfader can be a pain
- The price is really high. Regular edition from £90 to £110 and Renegade Edition from £130 to £170

Thats all for now.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

Scary Movie Reviews

Hey guys

It feels strange to do a blog the day after finishing my challenge of doing a Blog Every Day In October. It felt really good and like I said yesterday I felt really proud of finishing it.

Now yesterday after the blog entry I decided to watch some films with a bit of a scare but mainly comedy. They were the Scary Movie series of films. So today I am going to review. Before I begin I was surprised to get a reply from Musicfromblueskies on Twitter saying he would rather be in a coma than doing the Scary Movie Marathon but hey thats his opinion. Onto the films.

Scary Movie 1

Basically this film is taking the mick out of the first Scream film which I have seen. From the beginning to the end. The very first scene I felt with Carmen Electra was a bit over the top and very stupid. So the first 5 minutes not off to a good start. I felt the rest of the film got better later on. I felt critics never respect Wayan Brothers style of how they made films. I felt some of the jokes were flat at times but there was some great laughs. I still love the Wassup bit from the film.

I couldnt stop laughing at it and Im glad that it has its own chapter on the DVD so if you aint in the mood to watch the whole film, you can watch that one bit. The jokes were great but a bit over the top. I liked the characters but got a bit silly at times but I felt the characters got better in the second film. I love some of the pop references to it. I feel the Shorty character who is one of my favourite characters in the series was slightly weaker in this one than the second one which I thought he was a better character in.

It contains a lot of weed and sex jokes which a lot of people could find offensive but I like it, its different to mainstream culture while adding some pop culture jokes.

Overall I liked the film not my favourite but it was good, I dont why critics hated it but I think they dont understand certain humour which I was able to research over time.

Scary Movie 2

Now onto my favourite in the series totally fantastic. It took the mic out of eariler horror films that my family and cousins were telling me about. I also did some research before watching this to find out which films they took the mick out of. Basically its the same cast from the first film accept for a few people and they stay over a haunted house for few days under the Professor played by Tim Curry. The jokes were really cool in this and I love the sillyness of the film. The offensive parrot cracked me up and I feel the Shorty character is a lot more funny in this and I like it.

I feel it wasnt rushed as a film and had a lot of laughs which was great. Its one of them films that cheers you up. I will say that the deleted scenes on the DVD could have made it into the final film, they were so funny to watch.

I give it 4 out of 5 and its my favourite in the series.

Scary Movie 3

Right once the Wayan Brothers left the franachise and other people took over, I was feeling like Im glad they got a third one out. The critics were praising this film and I thought finally I'll get it on DVD and I did. It took the mick out of current films and current stories which was a different idea, I will give it that but I am sorry but this one is overrated a bit. The Jokes were funny in this but it didnt have the appeal that the original ones had. I love Leslie Nelisen as the president, as he is always good in the spoofs but it didnt take the mick out of horror films, apart from The Ring and another I cant remember whats it called.

I loved the 8 Mile bit where George was trying to rap. I felt the writers (I heard Kevin Smith was a ghostwriter) tried too hard to make it a classic. The Alien part was funny a bit silly which was cool. I think they did a little too hard but watching yesterday It was a good film but could have been better. The critics I think do hate on the Wayan Brothers a bit.

Overall I give it 3.5 out of 5.

Scary Movie 4

Now onto the final one and personally the worst in the series. I liked it when I first watched it but I felt the jokes and taking the mick of War Of The Worlds and The Grudge wasnt the best idea. At points they really tried to hard to be funny but it didnt work.

This is not the worst film I have seen but it is the worst in the series. I hope they dont make anymore of these films otherwise it would ruin the legacy that the first 3 films had.

This is going to be short but dont see this one.

I give it 2 out of 5.

Thats all for now.