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Friday, September 27, 2013

Psychopath or sociopath? Both.


So I have beaten one of the best games of this year, Grand Theft Auto V.  Let me just throw it out there, this is the first Grand Theft Auto game that I have beaten.  Draco will tell you that I have been breezing through games in the past few months, but this game is definitely worth it.  I will say that you will at least get around 20-30 hours of gameplay if you stick to the main storyline, more than most games out there.  I've put around double the time to complete side missions and activities as well.  No I haven't achieved 100% completion as of yet, but as much as I enjoy this game, I am well on my way.  I'll try to keep the post with limited spoilers for those who haven't beaten the game yet.

Grand Theft Auto V brings back what fans love, several kick ass guns, plenty of cars to steal and an amazing story line.  The three protagonist; Michael, Franklin and Trevor all bring something different to the table.
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Michael - A professional criminal who faked his death to get put in the Witness Protection Program after a bank robbery went south 10 years ago.  A family man who is addicted to chaos finds himself going back to his old psychopathic and borderline sociopathic ways which indeed affect his family and his "friendship" with Trevor who thought Michael was dead for 10 years.  He does show however that he has a conscious and feels bad for some of his actions.  Michael's special ability is to slow down time during gunfights which helps in aiming, especially if you are looking for head shots.
Magellan Ave
Franklin - A small time hustler and a member of The Families (successor of Grove Street Families which GS is now in control by the Ballas) wants to do something different since his last bid in the pen.  Working as a Repo man with his friend Lamar, he was sent to repo Michael son's car and had a close encounter with the end of Michael's pistol.  Afterwards when Michael takes Franklin under his wing, Franklin is exposed to the life of crime that is bigger than he ever knew and brings in more money than he'll know what to do with. Franklin's special ability is to slow down time while driving, helps during races and avoiding cops especially during sharp turns to avoid crashing.
Magellan Ave
Trevor - He is what you may call a psychopath and a sociopath.  He kills without a care in the world.  Trevor is known for his rampages and his short tempered reactions.  Even though he may seem to be such an evil person, he does care about Michael and expressed his emotions to him when he found out Michael was still alive.  He cares also about Franklin and is sensitive about being Canadian as well as his relationship with his mother.  Trevor's special ability is rampage, time slows down and he is able to deal more damage and take more damage, helps with big crowds of enemies.
One of my favorite things about the game has to be the heists.  You actually plan out how to approach it, the items and vehicles that you may need to pick up as well as the crew you want to take with you.  There are usually two different ways to go about the heist, which leads to two different sets of items per each approach as well as different crew members.  The crew members all have different level of skills and cut percentages.  Then you get to preform the heist, you gain whatever money you stole and then divide that between each person who participates.  Your crew members skills go up but not their cut so I chose the same crew every time.  I always chose the best person at the job I needed them for.
My other favorite thing about the game is the ability to switch to all three characters whenever I want during free roam, and during missions while they are together so I can utilize their skills.  In free roam, you can be controlling one character but the other two will live on and do their thing and you can switch to the next and see what they might have gotten themselves into.  Also they can hang out with one another and play sports, go out drinking or watch a movie.  I learned the hard way that after the two character's part ways, they don't do well with someone following them.

This game will definitely be a contender for Game of the Year.  You can look up many reviews of the game and you can see that Grand Theft Auto V received near perfect scores.  I recommend this game for any GTA fan and for gamers who are looking for something new to play.  Customization is big in the game with many clothing options, different ways to upgrade and change the look of your cars, a few different haircuts and beard styles and different activities for them to (Tennis, Golf, Darts and run a Triathlon). Also you can buy properties to gain more money.  If you haven't picked it up, what are you waiting for?

Below is the Psychiatric Report for the way I played the game.  Enjoy and post yours if you have beaten the game.

From the office of Dr Isiah Friedlander
Client Notes - Highly Confidential
Terrifying. Deluded, lonely, desperate and vain.
Tries to do the right thing - poor judgment as to what that is.
Very large ego.
Irresponsible with money and with rest of life.
Voyeuristic.
Sexual risk taker - advise them to get tested - probably got a lot of dodgy diseases.
Incapable of seeing needs of others.
Likes white collar crime almost as much as the blue collar variety.
Psychopath or sociopath? Both.
Repeat offender.
Bizarrely into new age activities.
Avoids strenuous exercise.
Likes new people - or kills them.
Distracted.
What a bizarre assortment of problems.

Ms. Montenegro

OJN Episode 15 - The Return of Korra




In this episode we talk about the new season of Legend Of Korra. Book 2 is looking really good so far with the cast from book 1 returning for new adventures. We give a brief review and our thoughts on the new season.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OJN Episode 14 - What? Where? Jason David Frank?




In this episode we talk about our podcasting origins. We get really deep into it and somehow, Jason David Frank comes up. This is an awesome episode that is full of heart. Take a listen and comment below letting us know who you are much like we did in this.

Links to things mentioned:
Underground Podcast Episode 1

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Monday, September 23, 2013

OJN Episode 13 - Legend of the Galactic 2DS




In this episode we talk about the new Nintendo 2DS, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and Kyouryuger episode 19. This was a fun episode. Hope that you guys enjoy it.

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~Mario always keeps things clean~

Super Mario has ALOT of games...but some of them are less notable than others. One of these such games is Super Mario Sunshine. This game was to be the successor to Super Mario 64,however most passed it off as a failed attempt. In my eyes however that game was...good on its own two feet rather than trying to be "Super mario 128".

Friday, September 13, 2013

Introducting the Otaku Janai Ne Crew for Grand Theft Auto V


All of you know that one of the biggest games of the year, GTAV is coming out on the 17th.  Its online portion of the game, however, comes out on October 1st.  Existing crews and new crews are putting their members together in preparation of online mayhem.  So I decided to put together an OJN crew for multiplayer.  You will need to make an account for Rockstargames.com, verify your email and request an invite to join the crew.  This invitation is open to OJN bloggers and fans alike.  Whether you purchase the game by October 1st or plan on getting it later on, you can join the social club.  I will be playing on the Playstation 3.  Any questions you may have, ask below or hit me up on the Rockstar website.  Looking forward to some GTA V craziness.
  




Ms. Montenegro

Underground Podcast S3 EP3 - Teen Titans Go!....To Viridian City




Cartoon Network has revived Teen Titans. It is hard to judge what is more surprising; the fact that it is a new Teen Titans series, or that it is a comedy drawn in a very chibi inspired format. Listen here to our take on this new series and more in a rare new episode of The Underground Podcast. This is a special treat for our old listeners. Old habits die hard. Enjoy.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

OJN Episode 12 - Gamer Fridays and Otakon Stories




What was the winning entry for the t-shirt contest? What has Ranz been up to? Gamer Friday podcasts? So many things are going on at OJN, so take a listen to catch up. Also, relive Draco's experience at Otakon 20. There is too much in this podcast that it became a special extended episode.

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