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    • My Opinion on Music

      4 years ago

      Cyberclops14

      I like music. I listen to it quite a lot and play it as well. I don't have some massive prejudice against 'mainstream' music or the people that listen to it. I do have problem with the people that blindly follow trends and don't seem to have an opinion of there own. I may sound a bit pompous and arrogant (I am sometimes but that's not related to this) but I think my views are justified seeing as 90% of the students in my year suddenly started listening to something called 'dub-step'.

      I can appreciate if people like my friend Matt, who's heavily into DJing and the technology behind it, choose to listen to this kind of music because I can tell he likes it. I recognize 'dub-step' as a legitimate genre of music and I won't discriminate but I can tell that people are just following the trends. I bet that the majority of people into this music would never pay for the CD or the album on iTunes and I doubt they would go see the artists live. They are just adamant to be fans along for the ride.

      Music is a huge part of my life. I can accept if people don't take it as seriously as me and just like to listen to the radio and don't care much about what's behind it. My biggest gripe is with people who treat the bands and genres they listen to as part of an exclusive club that makes them cooler. They also see their music choice as the best and make it their job to tell you how bad your music is. I was almost shunned because I listened to 'guitar' music (basically any music that used 'real' instruments).

      This is the end of my rant and my longest journal entry yet. If liked what you read, please leave a comment. As you can see from my page, I am in desperate need of them. If you didn't like it, leave a comment anyway, I am not above opinion fueled debates.

    • Australia's Internet Debate

      4 years ago

      Cyberclops14

      Right now, the current Australian government is executing a plan to bring FTTP (Fiber to the premises) to over 90% of the country. This is a big deal as it is a 50 billion dollar plan and would dramatically increase internet speeds and coverage. Nothing else like it has ever been attempted in any other country and some expected criticism has risen. The opposition lead by this man (real photo, this man almost became the Prime Minister of Australia) see the proposed NBN (Nation Broadband Plan) as a waste of money. I personally just want faster internet but I don't pay taxes so I can't really have an opinion on the matter. However, the opposition's broadband plan is to only repair the current network while adding in a couple upgrades, offering a temporary solution while having a smaller speed increase. The biggest problem about this debate is that the average person does not understand enough about the internet to know the difference between the plan, even the politicians don't know the difference. The everyday person just sees that one costs less money than the other and decides that's better. I do not want to these people to vote in the next election because they know nothing about the situation and could be inadvertently making a decision they don't want to. Basically, Australia's fucked!

    • New Xbox and PS4 allegedly at E3 2012

      4 years ago

      Cyberclops14

      I just now read an article on IGN claiming the above because they apparently have a reputable source. I don't wish to say whether I believe it is true or not but I will give my thoughts on the assumption it is. I don't think it is necessary for Sony or Microsoft to release a new console, even though I'm sure I'll feel differently when I see them. Nintendo needs new hardware because the Wii is seriously starting to show it's age. The Xbox 360 and the PS3 however, are still doing extremely well and are selling constantly. The biggest change that any of these companies could make to either of their systems is an overhaul of their OS and online infrastructure. I believe this would be the most notable change and much more preferable than more polygons and higher resolution textures. I'm sure the new systems will bring these changes but I don't think the release of a new console is required to bring about those changes. Also, I'm already getting a Wii U and I don't want to have to choose.

    • Why I Like Nintendo

      4 years ago

      Cyberclops14

      Nintendo are my childhood. From Gameboy to N64 to Gamecube. I played nothing but Nintendo consoles until my brother and I bought our first Xbox 360 about 6 years ago. The only time I play Nintendo games now is when I am with friends and we want to play some local multi-player and this is what I feel is Nintendo's strength. When I have friends over and I look through my games I can not find many that are as easy to play and are accessible as games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. I believe that the world would be better if young kids could enjoy the same childhood I did. There would be less annoying kids playing Call of Duty and Halo and they might get to take part in true multi-player. I still love my Xbox 360 and my computer and still use them to play games frequently but I will always default to being a Nintendo fanboy. I can't wait for the Wii U and the many great games that are sure to be released for it.

    • Australia's Game Ratings Laws

      4 years ago

      Cyberclops14

      Something less awesome about Australia in this post. At the moment, Australia has no R18+ rating for video game, the highest rating being MA15+. Basically, this means that video games deemed inappropriate for the MA15+ rating are either censored or banned. When Left 4 Dead 2 was released, the game was heavily censored to fall under the guidelines for the MA15+ rating. Here is a comparison video showing the differences between the censored version and the uncut version. As you should see, the Australian version almost looks like a completely different game. Early last year, Mortal Kombat was banned and became illegal to import into Australia. At the moment, the Australian government is making some progress to establishing an R18+ rating, which should hopefully prevent any more great games from being either banned or censored. I realize that even if the new rating is implemented, I'm still too young to play the games but that doesn't matter because thousands of Australian gamers are being deprived of their games. Hopefully, in a couple years the issue will be resolved and Australians will be able to have the same gaming experience as other people around the world.

    • David Thorne's Website

      4 years ago

      Cyberclops14

      One of my hobbies is to spread awesome things to do with my home country, Australia. There is a man called David Thorne who is from my town, Adelaide. His website is full of his takes on people he works with and also has many email conversations that he has had with certain people. The website can be found here and is well worth a read as it can provide over a day of witty humor. David has also released a book containing many of the things on his site, which you can find information about on his website. Enjoy this website to its fullest extent as it really is great.

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    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      4 years ago

      Hey there!

      The Official Rooster Teeth fan event, RTOZ, is just around the corner! I just wanted to remind you to buy your ticket, if you haven't already, as they are limited in number. The event is going to be on the 16th of June with the attendance of Drop Bear Gladiator, Burnie Burns and Space cowboy/Free "Thinker" Gavin Free of Rooster Teeth.

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      The night will be filled with bowling, laser tag, food and Xbox comps and arcade games. We will even jam in an exclusive panel with Burnie and Gavin! Seriously, who wouldn't want to listen to Gavin talk?
      But wait, there's more! You will also receive a Roo Teeth goodie bag and an RTOZ shirt! The shirt automatically gets you bragging rights among your friends and allow you to defeat the dirty Blues!*

      So what are you waiting for? Buy your ticket here! Invite your friends! Invite your enemies! Invite the Blues (maybe). And join us for a action packed and awesome night of fun with the Australian Rooster Teeth community starring Burnie and Gavino!

      * Actual results may vary.

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