All About Shleco
Come on, we don't want to leave too large a carbon footprint now, do we?
So yes, I'm done with GameSpot. The last few days have been a total shock, with developments proving ever more farcical. The trust I had for this once great site is no more, and I have no desire to keep coming back. What's the point in giving the site any traffic or hits at all?
There's been some great times here and great people. But this is the end of an era. It's been a blast - why not join me at www.1up.com or www.thevirtualunderground.net. If you can't bring yourself to join another community, you can always message me on my Xbox profile, Meenie Man.
I'll check over your comments until Friday and after that I'm gone for good. Keep up the good fight, and never settle for second best.
And that hero is Captain Shleco! ZZoMBiE13, a cool dude that spends his time around the Virtual Underground forum, has gradually turned the community into a series of superhero drawings and finally the time has come for me to develop my own spin-off series. I think you'll find he has got my buff physique spot-on.
With my Mac chugging like the hard disk is being powered by a lethargic one-legged hamster, I thought it was time to clear up some of the assorted nonsense that is clogging up my desktop. Amongst some of my old essays and seal porn I found a load of game and GameSpot related gubbins. And now, thanks to GameSpot hosting images and vids, I thought I'd yank this stuff on here to share it with you. Ladies and Gentlemen, I just love to treat you.
Firstly, some commercials. Yes, going out of your way to watch adverts is a bit odd, but these are actually worth checking out as they're funny. If you've ever looked at a CCTV camera and thought about shooting it out to avoid being seen after playing a few too many games then this Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance commercial should be right up your alley. Whizzing across the other side of the Atlantic, a vintage advert for the PlayStation should provide a wave of nostalgia to those who remember 1995 and confusion to everyone else. Finally, here's a short ad for Donkey Konga, which could quite possibly be the most jawdropping 22 seconds of film you've ever seen. It's recommended you sit down when you watch it, lest you fall over in shock and awe at the powerful message it conveys: GameCube and bongos £89.99? Bloody hell!
In the way of images, I've got two albums of stuff uploaded. The first is what I call 80's Computing, and is basically three scans I found ages ago of anti-piracy adverts from old British magazines. The indignation on John's face is amazing. I've also for some unknown reason downloaded a few images from GameSpot over the years and you can see a collection of banners, topless women and gangsta trippin' moments here. And a picture of Mel Gibson from the Apocalypto trailer, just because.
And finally, in the wake of their being so many 300 blog entries, I decided not to do my own version, so I'll put my cut joke here:
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Who hasn't wanted to hide from their big boss by scuttling around the office in a cardboard box? A fantastic, humorous commercial for the Xbox release of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.
This was one of the first adverts for the PlayStation in the UK when it debuted back in 1995. Beware the dangers of the deadly doughnut!
This eccentric commercial tried to ape (ho, ho) the cheesy Japanese programmes it ran alongside. Misunderstood genius or more rotten than a bruised banana? You decide.
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