1996 – The Verve Pipe – Villains

You remember the song Freshmen, but what you didn’t know is all of the other great music you missed on this album. Villains, the 1996 album from The Verve Pipe, highlights the talents of of the band and features driving melodic alternative rock. It’s an album filled with minor chords and the kinds of lyrics that make you think. Even the song you know backwards and forwards, The Freshmen, if you send yourself back to the first time you heard it, it is still a fantastic song.

I absolutely love every track on the album. When I was young, I loved songs like Reverend Girl, Cup of Tea, and Photograph. Now I’m drawn to Drive you Mild, Penny is Poison, and Ominous Man. But songs like the titular Villains are so enjoyable that, if you remember what alternative music was about during the 1990’s, then you’re going to and enjoy this.

How to sync your Xbox 360 Wireless controller

When you get a new Xbox 360, or you get a new controller for it, it’s hard to remember how to syn the controller to a new or different console. I know I do it so rarely that I have to pause and think about the process. Generally speaking, though, it’s not too hard. Here’s how you can do it:
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20 things as bad as paying to unlock "DLC" that's already on a disc

In a recent interview with GameSpot, Cliff Bleszinski called on-disc bonus content an “ugly truth” of the gaming industry, adding “When you’re making a game, and you’re getting into a ship cycle, there’s often three or four months where the game is basically done. And you have an idle team that needs to be working on things.” Oh, CliffyB, how you’ve led us astray.

It’s because of events like this that people will continue to find ways to exploit that content (after all, their community did not take the news lightly). Charging $20 for some characters that were on the disc all along, as though you put in some additional hard work after the game released and then charged us for it seems absolutely insane. But was the precedent set long before video games and DLC became common place? Continue reading “20 things as bad as paying to unlock "DLC" that's already on a disc”