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UghRochester is back online (rant)
Posted on Monday, October 24 2011 @ 11:27:40 Eastern

It all began one day when I was told my mother, step-dad, and younger brother were moving. I already live three miles away from work. Where they were moving to, my father would no longer be able to take me to work, unless I give him more gas money than usual. You don’t have to be a moron to know how expensive gas is nowadays. I had to come up with an idea fast. There were many options, but I narrowed it down to one. It was time to move in with my father. He has no internet or even cable.

So having no internet and cable doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. They’re just simply entertainment and I could live without them. In fact, I have plenty of games for my Xbox 360 to help me not be bored. Many I haven’t finished the main story/season and some I haven’t even played. Poor Alan Wake is still wrapped in cellophane. Everyone has been telling me, “Howard, get Alan Wake out of the cellophane now!” GR’s danielrbischoff even told me to get Alan Wake out of the cellophane. I’ve been looking through my stack of games and to my amazement, many of the games I own all have a short span for single playing. Most of them are online. It irritated me, because I missed out on so much online. Playing with myself (giggity) was getting boring. Realizing this, I just had to get internet back.

My social life sucks. Is it, because I only complement women when they deserve it? Maybe or is it due to the fact I speak before I think and therefore giving everyone the most honest answers? Truth hurts sometimes, but at least I’m not someone acting like someone else just to get a piece of ass. Anyhow, my social life sucks IRL. I used to be a kid that was all shy and nervous. That was until I worked at McDonald’s. Somehow, I gained the confidence to interact with the opposite sex. This doesn’t mean my social life got better. It meant I was going to get slapped much more.

Now that I have online again, I can social with many people around the world. Using the internets gives you the opportunity to be nosy. Sitting there at my desk, I can switch open to a tab and see what’s going on around the world with a simple click of the mouse. Looking at my social networking feed, I can see what’s going on in the video game industry or see if any of my friends are pregnant. The endless possibility of using the internet is in my own hands again. Even though my social life sucks IRL, My social life doesn’t suck on Xbox LIVE. Interacting with other gamers is way better than playing with yourself. If games didn’t have online features, then perhaps they would have a longer and better story. L.A. Noire is one of the games that were great just for its single playing. I’m currently playing Batman: Arkham City and enjoying its single playing. Never felt much like The Batman when playing both Arkham Asylum and Arkham

So, I’m back online. I’m still the same UghRochester that few still love. The only difference is I can now be much happier and much satisfied with my gaming. What will happen now is a mystery.


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TV-B-Gone: UghRochester's Mission
Posted on Sunday, August 28 2011 @ 22:40:56 Eastern

   
Assassins in video games I feel are the best assassins in the world. They have unique senses that allow the player to know if they’re being detected and they have terrific abilities to make them undetected. Of course, it’s the player who controls the character’s movements and powers. Today, I’m going to share with you in this entry a story of a mission I proposed myself. This isn’t just any mission, this is my mission.
Today at Wal-Mart, I was walking throughout the store hoping I would turn the TVs off. I would turn these TVs off by using a device known as, “The TV-B-Gone” This was my mission to create a prank and film it. Showing the film to my friends and laughing was nothing, but pure comedy. Unfortunately for me, I was being followed, and being kept an eye on from various employees. Being detected was not an option for me. However, I was detected and had to abort my mission. Now I must learn from my mistakes and redeem myself.

My mistakes caused me to abort my mission. Learning from your mistakes is always a huge part in success. If you were working on something and have failed, learn what your mistakes were and try again. Failing is just another way of way of saying, “You lose! Continue?” Anyhow, my first mistake was not knowing. The G.I. Joes’ says, “Knowing is only half the battle.” This is true! Knowing your surroundings and enemies gives you advantages in the battlefield. Once again, my mistake was not knowing. I had no organization whatsoever. I had only Just an idea of taking a camera inside using my TV-B-Gone.

The second mistake I made was my items being used. I have this Flip camera that is sort of bulky and very noticeable. Standing still holding the camera instantly gave it away. As I mentioned before, I was using the TV-B-Gone. The TV-B-Gone is a small universal remote that is capable of turning just about any TV sets off. This device was great for my stealth mission, but the timing for the device would interfere
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Lastly, the biggest mistake was me. Not me in general, but my size structure. If you saw me from time to time, you would see I’m clearly above average (giggity) in both weight and height. I’m a pretty huge guy. Doing something suspicious can make me detectable quite easily.

Looking at all my mistakes, I came up with a guide that might help me out. If you’re a prankster looking to do something quite similar, maybe my guide might help you out as well.

First problem that needs to be resolved is my Flip camera. As I stated before, it’s bulky and very noticeable. My solution for this is to get some clothes in the clothing aisle and hide the camera between the clothes. If I was a woman, I would just hide the camera in my purse. The last problem to be resolved was me. Like I mentioned, I’m pretty huge (giggity), but It also has advantages. I can use my height to oversee the aisles and check if any employees are coming or not.

If knowing is only half the battle, then there is only one half that needs to be finished. Tomorrow is another day, and those TVs will be turned off. Unlike video game characters, I don’t have any senses telling me there’s someone behind me. I must blend in with the crowd and become undetectable. My username is UghRochester, and I’m a TV killer.



 

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Goodbye my fellow GR'ians
Posted on Sunday, July 10 2011 @ 11:37:54 Eastern

 With maca2kx leaving, I feel it's my time to leave. It's been nice meeting all of you. So, I just got one more thing to say before I leave. You just got UghRochesteroll'd! I'm not leaving this place anytime soon lol.

HAHA I still got it!



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Epic Games: Desperate Wars
Posted on Saturday, May 7 2011 @ 12:45:21 Eastern

Wow, it has been a while since I last wrote a blog entry. Perhaps rehabilitating from my less than 24 hour job at GR is most likely the reason I haven’t been writing much. Now, time to make amends. In this article I’m going to criticize E...   read more...

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Sony's NGP: It's The Little Things That Matters
Posted on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 05:49:11 Eastern

Touch screen, Front and rear cameras, Wi-fi and 3G network? Yes these great specs are available with Sony’s NGP (Next Generation Portable), but do we really want to care so much toward these three details? It seems today every mobile device has...   read more...

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Midnight Launch: The Survival Guide To Home
Posted on Sunday, November 14 2010 @ 16:24:44 Eastern

So you’re on your way to the midnight launch. You’ve brought your entertainment and the delicious munchies to endure the line filled with fans. A friend has even chosen to come and enjoy the time with you. “Three…two…o...   read more...

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Video Games Don't Make me Violent!
Posted on Friday, September 10 2010 @ 16:29:02 Eastern

Hi my real name is Howard Hall, but most of you know me as the infamous UghRochester. As the editorial staff of GR should know, I have this “V: Violent Before I played Video Games” t-shirt. I wear this shirt proudly wherever I go. Making ...   read more...

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Life As a Video Game: The Reality
Posted on Tuesday, August 10 2010 @ 13:43:39 Eastern

As I’m sitting here drinking a can of Mountain Dew, I begin to watch web videos about people showing how fictional qualities in a game would be like if it was in a real life situation. Mimicking mostly the movements and how hilarious it is to a...   read more...

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My thought on Halo: Reach multiplayer beta
Posted on Thursday, May 6 2010 @ 13:02:29 Eastern

Halo fanboys say, "BEST Halo video game EVER!"
Other FPS fanboys say, "Dude, shut the f*ck up!"
I say, "Why can't we all be friends?"
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Cheating: Past and Present
Posted on Tuesday, April 13 2010 @ 20:10:36 Eastern

Remember back in the day where everyone must go online, or buy a codebook for bunches of cheats? Do you remember how bad-ass everything in a game was having “everything unlocked” or “unlimited everything?” Of course you do! &...   read more...

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