Friday, January 13, 2012

Terraria Small Review


In layman's terms, this title can be summed up as "the 2D side-scroller of Minecraft", but really...the game is more than meets the eye. While yes, it does have mining, crafting, fighting, building, and so on and so forth....I feel in some ways...Terraria has more things to offer than Minecraft does. Yes, I know people are going to send me death threats, but chill for a second. I never said I liked Terraria over Minecraft. With that being said, I never said I liked Minecraft over Terraria either. I love both titles pretty much equally. People keep saying that Terraria is a ripoff of Minecraft. While I can see why they say that, I highly disagree with that. In more ways than one, you could say that Minecraft was a ripoff of Infiniminer. Yeah, think about that one for a moment. Neither titles are ripoffs and before I go more on a tangent, I will explain a few things about Terraria.
Terraria is officially classified as an independent action adventure roleplaying game and is being developed by Re-Logic. In my opinion, you can't exactly classify it by what you see. Basically I guess you could use the same logic as you do for Minecraft, but....again, I wouldn't go in playing it like you would Minecraft, because it plays drastically different despite the things you see at first glance.

I will admit, both games do have their similarities, but remember the golden rule - never judge a book by its cover. This applies to both Minecraft and Terraria. The features of Terraria are cool. You can summon various monster bosses, you can build houses so NPCs like merchants can move into them, and you can loot rare items in which you cannot gain by natural means in-game, among many other things. You can make custom characters to an extent. Like Minecraft, you pretty much create your own stories, there is no 'campaign'. You do what you wish. Games like Minecraft and Terraria tend to bring out people's creative sides.


Did I mention there were lightsabers? Okay, in-game they're called phaseblades, but still...they look and sound the same as lightsabers, so close enough, and the color is based on the gems you loot. "Wait, gems?", you ask? You'll find out if you play it. You can have different color bricks as well, for instance...on a server I go on, I have green bricks available to me....as much sense as that makes.

If you want to test out the game, it's available on Steam for a mere $10. Though, it can be said that,with the way the economy is, sometimes 10 dollars is hard to come by, but I won't go into that topic. If you are interested in an easy to pick up and play game, I highly recommend Terraria. It's really fun and don't think you'll regret purchasing it. If you get bored of it later and think it's dull, well...that's your choice. However..in the end, I don't think that 10 bucks was much of a loss considering the amount of content in the game.



~Writer, James Worden

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My browsing

Posted by AreJay Smith
Everyday like most when I have some downtime I spend a chunk of it on the internet. Whether its youtube.com, someone’s blog or just window shopping online. Here are two sites I visit on a daily basis and brief reason why.

Shutupandprance.com

This site is…. What is there to say about this site, it’s truly fucking hilarious. Great funny shorts I’ve seen all their videos about 60times still all funny to this day and I’m always checking for new posts daily! Here’s one of my favorite videos. If you like the look of their site check out http://oakstreetmarketing.com/.
Jennifer Hurley did a great job on it!






BearMcCreary.com

A composer’s wet dream of info and great music blogging. I am a HUGE fan of Bears work. BattleStar Galactica’s score sparked my composing career. To be able to in a way get into his mind with his great blogs and just his insight is truly inspiring. I find my self browsing his post when I need some ideas or to get the creative juices flowing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SOPApilla Failcake With Some PIPA Failcream On Top

Taken from  http://www.getyourcensoron.com/   


I usually do not give my public opinion on politics, but considering the situation we're in trying to protect our freedoms on the Internet, I think I will be sharing an opinion like approximately 3/4 of the country as of late. In this article I will be explaining how the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP act can seriously jeopardize many of the rights contained within the first amendment. With the rate our country is spiraling down at the moment, we could be looking at a complete police state if things continue going south.

With the economic downfall affecting many families, politicians are now making it harder for us to express ourselves to billions around the world across the Internet. So many companies are sue happy and it just seems to be getting worse over the course of time. If these bills pass, people could go to jail by merely recording themselves singing their favorite songs and posting the videos on YouTube. Sites like YouTube and Facebook, among many other sites, could be shut down for even merely having any signs of infringing works. On top of that, they're suggesting on messing with the very fabric of the Internet by trying to change its coding. How desperate are these people? What kind of moron would suggest crap like this?

If our rights keep being threatened like this, we'll no longer be on top as a country. I'm usually patriotic about my country, but I'm starting to draw the line. I'd be better off defecting to a communist country at this rate! That being said, the entertainment industry doesn't even provide that much to our economy if you look at it. The Internet does all that and more. The Internet helps connect the world together! We express ourselves, we entertain ourselves, we even promote freely for the entertainment industry, because people often ask where they can get certain movies or music albums. If this is a desperate attempt to get people to watch more movies and purchase more music, I am not impressed. Not. One. Bit.

The Internet does more things than just stream music and movie clips in certain places. It helps with commerce and businesses. Things like these bills could ruin chances for new search engines or new jobs. Really, these bills can do more harm than good. I don't think those politicians are seeing the big picture to be honest. Not to mention the fact that no matter what you do, piracy will always be there in some form. It's like trying to fight terrorism. Sure you can wipe out a radical terrorist group, but somewhere else there's going to be another and another. It just takes a seed of an idea. No one can stop ideas...not even the grand 'ol United States...which in my opinion, is slipping constantly as a country.

These bills are completely unlawful and they go against everything this country stands for. It could be seen also as a great insult toward our troops who fight for the land of the free and the home of the brave. The creators of these bills and the supporters should be convicted of treason, but I guess that's just me talking. Some of them need to be locked up and see how they like it, yes? Whether you agree with me or not, it's up to you. For more information, visit DemandProgress.org and AmericanCensorship.org. Join the fight against Internet censorship which can more than harm the very fabric of American freedom as a whole!

Fleeing from the political virtual tyranny, the last freedoms of the Internet lead a ragtag anti-fascist group, on a lonely quest....a shining domain, known as LoadedAndPlay.com!

http://demandprogress.org/
http://AmericanCensorship.org/

Also, be sure to check out some funny SOPA comics!

http://www.getyourcensoron.com/

~ Writer, James Worden

What’s on my playlist?

Posted by AreJay Smith

This will be the first of many playlist featured here on loadedadnplay.com, main purpose of this is just to let you all know what were grooving to in the shuffle we call life! Maybe it will help you make you own list find some new and old song you may have forgot about when you went from disc to digital! As for this specific playlist, this is my random office jam list, that I listen to when I’m working on the site and just on the pc in general.
  1. Breathe by Alexi Murdoch
  2. Red Right Hand by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  3. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! By Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  4. O Children By Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  5. I Need a dollar by Aloe Blacc
  6. 5 & ½ Minute Hallway by Poe
  7. DLZ by TV On the Radio
  8. Stork & Owl by TV On the Radio
  9. Runnin’(Dying to Live) by Tupac and The Notorious BIG
  10. Get It Daddy by Sleeper Agent
  11. I Want to Take You Higher by Sly & The Family Stones
  12. Doo Wop by Lauryn Hill
  13. Far Away by Jose Gonzalez
  14. Gypsy Woman By Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights
  15. I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow by The Soggy Bottom Boys
  16. Shackles by Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
  17. Circles by Soul Coghing
  18. Devil’s Dance Floor by Flogging Molly
  19. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya by Dropkick Murphys
  20. Got Your Money by Ol’ Dirty Bastard
  21. The Humbling River by Puscifer
  22. My Shit’s Fuck Up by Warren Zevon
  23. Love Of The Loveless by Eels
  24. Souljacker, pt. 1 by Eels
  25. Garbage by Chairlift
  26. Blue Blood Blues by The Dead Weather
  27. Come Alive by Hanni El Khatib
  28. Got Up This Morning by Sage Francis
  29. Sea Lion Extended By Sage Francis
  30. Red Right Hand by Artic Monkeys (Amazing cover)

As you can see it borders on the acetic side, a little bit of everything to get you by the long hours at the office or just to listen to while your checking your Facebook feed and seeing that annoying “I got so shitfaced this weekend” post. Ughhh Facebook, the most annoying “fun” thing ever.,, till next playlist enjoy!

Drop B Dooka by Ryan Jarnagin


This new tasty jam is brought to you by Ryan Jarnagin and his new project he’s got in the works. Currently untitled, this project is just good old fashion hard rock. Much of my life has been spent jamming to bands like Saliva, Seether, Korn, which like most bands lost their sound along the way. This track found what they lost in some cases years ago. I’m very excited to hear more!
Now for all you vocalists out there who thinks you got what it takes please contact Ryan @ ryanjarnaginofficial@gmail.com

Monday, January 9, 2012

Timmy Dixon


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timmydixon/timmy-dixons-official-album-identity-crisis?ref=live

Help support this amazing artist and allow him to unleash his great music. Timmy Dixon is an artist you don't want to miss! please help if you can and be sure to like him on facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/timmydixonmusic
here's a video explaining it all in more detail!


Coachella 2012 line up looking good!


Some great headliners such as The Black Keys, Artic Monkeys, Radiohead will be featured this coming Coachella but, for me it’s all about the small print. The smaller bands should make this year very entertaining with bands like Atari Teenage Riot, Buzzcocks, Sleeper Agent (Featured on this week’s playlist) and this years favorite AWOLNATION. As a California local Coachella has always been the go to festival of the year. With past headliners like Muse, LCD Soundsystems, Rage Against The Machine, Gorillaz and so many more. This year looks to be very good.

Rock N' Roll Dying... Really?





Posted by AreJay Smith
As you can see up top, Black Keys will cover the January 19th issue of Rolling Stone on the strength of their new LP, El Camino
“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days ­before the band heads to L.A. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.”  Patrick Carney via Rolling Stone



This comment has sparked a lot of “buzz” around the campfire, some agreed with grins on their face saying to themselves “finally someone said it!” others a little outraged. I’m not going to say disagree with his statement, however it is a bold statement. To be honest almost sounded like something “the biggest band in the world” would have the gull to say. This is now not a matter of which music you prefer (although I say this many of you will still side with the band you prefer to listen).  As most of you may know Nickelback  responded with a equally bold and egotistical statement saying.



Now that we’ve taken time to soak up both these statements up, lets talk about what’s really going on here. To sum it all up it’s a “pissing contest” and I for one am a little disappointed by Patrick’s statement for multiple reasons. As someone who has been a fan of The Black Keys since the Rubber Factory album, it really made me feel like “what happened to this little band I found, that I praised and showed the 10 A.M. Automatic video to all my friends.” Although I’ve felt like this for awhile this statement confirmed my fears that
The Black Keys are clearly not the little band or secret I kept near and dear to my heart. Still I will jam to them buy their albums, which is more then I can say about Nickelback. I think it’s official to say for good or bad The Black Keys share that stage now. Lastly if The Black Keys are on the cover of The Rolling Stones, is Rock n’ Roll really dying?