Microsoft enters PC race with XboXXX

On September 23, 2017 Microsoft spokesperson, Michael Rotch, announced that the next Xbox would be the best console the world has ever seen. The secret, Rotch said, is that it will be a PC. Rotch went on to say technobabble bullshit. 
Local Xbox fanboy Tyler E reacted by saying, “Yeah. It makes perfect sense. I’d follow Xbox anywhere and if they wanna make this next leap I’m with them. Hey. I pray to Major Nelson every night, buddy.”
The news has some game enthusiasts baffled. Local nerd Jeff H stated, “isn’t that what Microsoft already does? Don’t they already make PC’s?”
Noice interviewed Rotch. The spokesperson stated, “The irony? What do you mean?”
The XboXXX will allow gamers to mod games, use Xbox One certified controllers, and even access Facebook. Console exclusive include Spider Solitaire, Freecell, Minesweeper and built in digital audio workstation Super Duper Music Looper. Hackers beware; Microsoft has included with price of purchase a 30-day free trial of McAfee. 
Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, weighed in on the subject by saying, “What the fuck?”
Noice News 


The Return of Bubsy! Help Meow-t! 

Many characters from the video game world have had their time in the limelight and seen it fade. With no hope of reemergence, characters like Banjo, Fox McCloud, Conker and, most recently, Crash Bandicoot have felt the breeze of a second wind fill their tired hopeless lungs back to relevant life. Yet, one character still sits in the past patiently waiting for his triumphant return. My friends, it’s time Bubsy comes back. 
Released in 1993 by Accolade, Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, was met with mixed reviews. However, Busby did receive Electronic Gaming Monthly’s award “Most Hype for a Character of 1993” as well as an eight out of ten from the same publication. Gamepro also gave it a five out of five. However, IGN claimed the title to be nothing more than a Sonic rip off. The gaming news organization stated Busby was a lack luster title that attempted to do the same things as Sonic just not as effective. IGN went further to state both titles used blast processing. However, Sonic’s levels complimented his speed where as Bubsy’s did not. However, a sequel was born. 
The following year Bubsy II was released with again mixed reviews. IGN the harshest of the critics stated that the gameplay was neater yet the title still lacked a creative ideas. Yet, Gamepro gave the title a positive review by saying the personally of Bubsy was the biggest appeal of Bubsy II. 
The next sequel, Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales, was an Atari Jaguar exclusive. The game was met with similar reviews as previous installments. Although only 60,000 copies were made according to Inside Electronic Game Design, it seemed almost as though Bubsy was here to stay. 
(Dramatic music)
Then the age of 3D crept up like the reaper himself. Released in 1996, Bubsy 3D, was actually met with praise. PSextreme even gave the game a score of 93% as well awarding the title their “Gold X Award.” NowGamer went as far to say, “Bubsy 3D nips in and steals the 3-D crown.” However, the flow of time is always cruel. Later reviews panned the game. Seanbaby ranked Bubsy 3D as the 17th worst game of all time. IGN stated this was the most clear example of how not to transition from 2D to 3D. 
That’s where we find a once beloved character. The franchise has since gone quiet. Bubsy might just be a memory now When we see the titles in store and garage sales we will say, “oh yeah. I remember that game.”
(Dramatic Pause) 
However, Bubsy’s lungs are starting to breathe anew. As of June 8, 2017, a new Bubsy title has been announced for PC and PS4. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back has been announced for release on Halloween 2017. While critics have met this news with indifference, the team presses forward to reunite Bubsy with a fan base that truly misses the cat with the personality. A trailer has even surfaced showing off our familiar friend in his new adventure. 
Now, we wait for what have many considered an impossible feat. The return of a hero that gaming forgot and with the resurgence of retro games Bubsy is right on time. After all, “What could possibly go wrong?” 

Link to trailer 

Netflix Original: Death Note Review



This is a hard one for me to review. I loved the anime, but tried to watch this as if it was a new adaption of the whole thing. I still find myself pulling at it still so i will just write how i feel about it mixed together.

Light is a kid in school that is portrayed as a genius. He is sitting at school and a note book falls from the sky, as he picks up and walks off he runs into a situation and finds himself in detention. While there he pulls the notebook out and reads a little of the rules. As he is reading he meets Ryuk for the first time and gets slight tutorial on how the notebook works. It has the power to kill those whose names are written in it. Wanting to help save society Light uses the book to kill criminals that are heavily wanted and damaging the world, causing him to be a wanted criminal with the name Kira. A detective only known as L is sent to trace him down and help solve how Kira is doing these things and bring him down.



Now I will start of saying if you want to watch the movie without any knowledge of it being a manga/anime it is a great move. If you depend heavily on it being a straight carbon copy of it, then you will be upset.
I actually really enjoyed the movie as it is. Could have been better yes, but overall I thought it was put together well. Characters were alright and acted out well, did awesome with the effects and script, and also had me wanting more and more of it. It did leave it on a cliff hanger and even though I know the ultimate results i hate that they left it like that. I want more of it and to see how its all played out. The fresh take on it is a nice revamp of the series.
My negatives on this are going to be a lotttttttt more than the positives, its just how its gotta be. Not taking away from the movie as a whole but the parts that ruined the movie to make me just dislike parts. One thing that bothers me the most is his love interests, Mia, was a cheerleader that he became slightly obsessed with. Tho the craziness from both sides made it nice it just bothered me that he was more obsessed and swayed by emotion. In the manga/anime Misa was the one obsessed and would do anything to make him happy. Another negative that I found was they did not portray Light the way he should have. He was a super genius 10 steps ahead of everyone else. I wanted SO BAD to watch Light’s and L’s psychological battle of knowing each other as the enemy but L cant prove Light is Kira, and Light cant figure out L’s name. That let me down so much, it was part of the reason that i fell in love with Death Note. It worked the brain and made you want the bad guy to win even though he was a psychopath.  Light was not shown as a genius throughout out the movie. Yes at the beginning, while he was doing homework for others, he was shown to be a smart kid. Yes at the end with his way of killing the girl, getting himself in a coma and having others kill for him so he is not seen as Kira was smart and showing that off. WHERE was it the rest of the movie tho.
To me those are some MAJOR things they could have not messed with that takes away from it. Its what made Death Note so popular and so fantastic.

Overall I give it 1.5 NOICE thumbs up.

1.5 thumbs up

Tales of a technician: Whats in the freezer?

Alright now, its been a minute since ive posted. I have been super busy and havent had time. This though is a story i found interesting along my work day.

I get a job put on my page to go install several things. I bebop my way out to this place ready to get it done. As I’m looking for it it’s in a small shopping center. Finally found it in the middle. I dont quite remember the name of it exactly, but i do know it said transportation.

I meet with the customer he explains where everything is going. I notice a giant walk in freezer in the back, thought it was kind of odd. I try not to ask things about stuff like that, because it is really none of my business.

A little bit into the install he explained that the camera i had just put up for him has to point at the thermostat to the freezer, it HAS to. Little bit more into me fixing everything the customer thought it was good and wanted to show me something. Naturally I followed him to the back. We get into this conversation about random stuff, then he opens the freezer.

Once he opened it up, it was one of the last things i expected to see, dead bodies…. I kid you not. I had no clue that their are companies out there that stored dead bodies. Apprently the police and funeral homes pay this guy to store them in freezers and transport them to places they request.

Now i thought that might be that due to me not wanting to talk about it anymore, but was i wrong. It made everything extremely awkward. This made the customer want to joke with locking me in the freezer,  wanting to show me the bodies more and so on. One of the most uncomfortable jobs I’ve been on that’s for sure

Fighting For the Top

Bu dum… bu dum… bu dum… his heart beating fast, not knowing what to do next. They told him fighting the Red Falcon Organization would be be tough, but he had no idea what he got himself into. He had a chance for a partner and got to cocky, turning him down not knowing he would be fighting aliens instead of humans.
Pressing forward, going deeper into the base, the hero can hear a faint voice letting him know he can do it. Remembering the task at hand he focuses and pushes everything out and concentrates. Taking every weapon he has found along the way there is no stopping him now.
Finally the boss of this place, Red Falcon, has shown his face. Fighting desperately as the hero jumps, dives and shoots his way around the place. As he thinks its over he defeats him, not knowing that he still has to destroy the heart for it to be done. As he walks closer and closer he finds this out for him self. The heart releasing all kinds of insects to fight and destroy him. This is truly a fight to remember as it can be anyways game. Sadly with one miss jump ends it all. As the hero is dying he can see a counter counting down from 10, nothing he can do.
The hero looks over and he is out of quarters, everyone cheering him. As soon as they all realize there are no more change left for him to continue, a disheartening presence surrounded the room. Zach looks over and shouts to the room “Next time ill be the top of the Contra leaderboard and beat this game.” The room erupted with cheers and everyone went back to their games.

Tales of a Technician: Taxi Service

This day started like any other day. Woke up saw my jobs on where to go and headed out. I noticed i had the same woman’s name twice on my page both houses on opposite sides of town. Makes it nice so that way i can deal with one person most the day.
Well i pull up to the house and see no vehicles in the yard, but still decided to knock. As i knock i hear a yelling from the door screaming at me “GO TO THE BACK DOOR!” I comply. The door opens and come to find out the whole place is being renovated. Perfectly explains the reason why we couldn’t deal with the front door. As I’m doing my walk through, while dodging the holes in the floor, we are ready to get started.
I like to make small talk with customers while working if they are going to be breathing down my neck the whole time I am there, so i started asking about the renovation. Boy let me tell you i was very wrong about it. She had apparently been just sleeping in a back room and they bought the house to fix up 2 years prior. They just haven’t felt like getting it up and going until recently. Not sure as when they are going to start.
Well i get to the end of the job getting everything sorted out. Before i call my Field Support Center, I ask her “So was someone coming to get you and take you to the other house?”
She tells me “Well i got a little bit of money I am going to get you lunch” not answering the question. I told her she didn’t have to and all that cause i had my own lunch. Then she decides to tell me ” Well how else am i going to make up for you taking me to the other house?” Confused as can be i just look at her and ask her what she is talking about.
She told me i am suppose to take her to the other side of town in my company vehicle as its part of my job to take care of the customer. After scratching my head wondering how she thought that I had to explain to her that i am in a company vehicle, she is not on the insurance and i could lose my job with her riding with me. After a back and forth discussion she finally gets it in her mind what I’m trying to tell her. So she orders her a taxi.
On to the extremely fun part.
 I pull up to the house and the first thing the customer tells me is “You are not afraid of Roaches are you?” . Not that I’m thrilled with having to deal with roaches at any house, but i still tell her “No they don’t bother me too much.” trying to be nice.
Well i as we do the walk through i see a couple here and there, so not a big deal. I get started on the job and get my stuff out. As i set my laptop up i see more and more roaches appear. Decide to keep my electronics out side.
As i pull the old alarm panel keypad off the wall I am immediately ambushed by roaches. If i could have counted them all i would have counted to at least 384,489. I had to explain to the woman that i did not feel comfortable getting in the attic and why i wasn’t. An awkward conversation to say the least. I am trying to install her new stuff and i swear to you that the roaches were helping me install every bit of it. I needed gloves and sanitation stuff all around me to help.
Wrapping up the job, my box of trash sitting out in the living room. Contemplating on what to do with it I decide to put it in my van. As i go to pick it up i see roaches have decided to play Game Of Thrones and overthrow the kingdom of trash box. I had no choice to leave it there. The customer told me to take it with me. Only thing that came to mind to prevent my van from being taken over by the Roach Walkers was to tell her she bought the box with the equipment and it was hers to keep in case she needed to mail it to us.
I have made it out the house and along my way. Almost mugged by the roaches and taken to their leader but i survived.

5 Manga Recommendations

Personally I love to read manga. For those that do read this and don’t know what  exactly manga is, it is in a nutshell a Japanese style comics/graphic novels that is primarily read from right to left. Other countries do get involved in them as well. It can target not only kids but adults as well. They can reach out to absolutely any genre that you can think of. I always tell people there is a manga out there for everyone. When reading this i find myself so involved in the stories that i become addicted to it and can read them in a blink of an eye. Not everyone can get into them but for those that do and those that want to try reading them i figured i would give you a list of 5 that i personally find enjoyable in no specific order to recommend.

1) Imawa no Kuni no Alice (Alice in Borderland.


Shounen, Action, Psychological

Synopsis (based on )
Alice Ryouhei will leave high school soon, but he’s trying to avoid thinking about his future. Late one night, when he’s hanging out with his tough friend Karube and his silly, girl-crazy friend Chota, they see fireworks. After one blindingly bright explosion, they find themselves waking up in a different world. In this “Borderland,” people are forced to either participate in potentially deadly games or simply die. Will Chota, Karube, and Ryouhei be able to survive this dangerous new world, and is there a way they can get back to their original lives?

Why i Recommend It
LOVE LOVE LOVE. When i first found this it was only half way through the series. Now that is has finish i couldn’t be happier with the ending. It kept me on my toes the entire time, waiting to see what happens next. The brilliance that the story writes have to be able to not only invent the games they are forced to play, but how the entire thing plays out. You get invested into the games yourself trying to figure out yourself the proper way to play them to win. I promise you will not regret picking this up.

2) Hajime no Ippo

Hajime no Ippo

Sports, Action, Comedy

Synopsis. (based on )
Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to Takamura boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo’s classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo’s journey to the top of the boxing world begins.

Why i Recommend It
1989…. That is when this manga started. Not only is it a classic but it is STILL GOING. Never been big boxing fan, but after reading this it had struck a fire under me that made me fall in love with the sport. Not only do the characters keep you laughing, it teaches you a lot. Lets start with characters. Ippo just wanted to try it and ends up as a world class fighter wanting to take the world on. He has several gym mates that show you how friends exactly are. There for you till the end but will nag and make fun of you as much as they can.
As far as the boxing aspect go i have learned so much. The one thing i love is how much research goes into manga to make it seem as authentic as they can. They go from teaching you about Mike Tyson’s peek a boo style to teaching about the Dempsey Roll from Jack Dempsey, who boxed in the early 1900’s. Gives you an understanding of the sport.


3) The God of Highschool
The God of High School Manga

Action, Comedy, Webtoon

When an island half-disappears from the face of the earth, a mysterious organization sends out invitations for a tournament to every skilled fighter in the world.“If you win you can have ANYTHING you want.” they claim. They’re recruiting only the best to fight the best and claim the title of The God of High School.

Why i Recommend It
To be honest, I could overwhelm you with the amount of characters that are in this. Jin Mo-Ri joins with a unique style of fighting, Renewal Taekwondo,  to start this tournament. The Tournament continues to get bigger and bigger. Not only that but it gets better and better.
It ventures into tons and tons of battles that keeps you entertained the entire time. More and more unique powers and abilities appear that you wouldnt ever think of. How they come up with some of the stuff they do, i applaud them. It can not be easy.
Trust me i wanna say so much more but i feel like if i do i will spoil it. Then there would no point in you reading it. Check it out you wont want to put it down.



4) Kamisama no Iutoori 1 and 2

Kamisama no Iutoori    Kamisama no Iutoori 2

Action. Horror. Psychological

Part 1— Takahata Shun’s day at high school begins just as normal and boring as ever, but it doesn’t end that way. After his teacher’s head explodes, he and his classmates find themselves forced to play children’s games, such as Daruma ga Koronda (a game like Red Light/Green Light), with deadly stakes. With no idea who is behind this mysterious deadly game session, and no way of knowing when it will finally end, the only thing Shun and other students can do is keep trying to win…

Part 2— The series starts at the same time as the original but follows the survival story of new characters, particularly the ones who didn’t go to school at the first day, who face different challenges than those in the first series.

Why i Recommend It
I know two different manga but i count them as one and here is why. They both have different characters, but exist in the same exact time. One is the kids that went to school and the other is the ones that didn’t go. They both start as separate schools and eventually you will see them meet up into one. I find that amazing when they continue and bring characters you haven’t thought of in a while and give you the answers you thought you didn’t need.
The games alone make you wonder what kind of demon would put kids through this punishment. It keeps them playing for survival in child like games with brutal punishments. Keeps you wanting more and rooting for people you wouldn’t think you would want to win. Definitely worth every page it takes to read both.

5) The Gamer

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Action, Adventure, Webtoon

Han Jee-Han, a normal high school student, suddenly develops a special power where his entire world is shifted into a game-like setting. He can see the power levels of people, look at the stats of a seemingly normal item, get abilities and even level up. Soon after, he discovers the Abyss, a world made for Ability users like him but he realizes his best friend since childhood, Shin Sun-Il, is a high-ranking Ability user that has been hiding his secret for years. Sun-Il introduces the Abyss to him and Jee-Han continues to find out new features of his ability as well as more of the hidden world.

Why i Recommend It
Well first off, how amazing would it be to have everything seem like a game with pop up menus, raising stats,  and having an inventory box. It is neat to see how the world unfolds for Han that lets him see everything like a game. It is something that everyone has imagined. If you are a gamer and like manga this will be something you would enjoy reading. They keep you laughing and seeing the perks of the gamer ability makes you want it that much more.