Album Review: The Dwellers- Whatever Makes You Happy

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Have you ever listened to a band or music artist that no one else has heard of? Doesn’t it suck when you listen to something that’s just so amazing, yet it’s so criminally underrated and completely unknown? Don’t you wish more people knew about that artist? I feel that way about many bands, but there has never been a larger gap between quality and sales than The Dwellers. Well, maybe Justin Bieber, but that’s the complete opposite. Well, let me tell you about this amazing album.

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Happy Bunny Day!

Yeah! Color those eggs and eat that candy. If you’re a Christian, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. If you’re not, then you can celebrate the non Christian elements of it, like the previously mentioned eggs and candy, and you could spend more time with your friends and family, and not be a dick. That’s what I do. Anyways, Happy Easter!

Video Game Review: Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

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The Legacy of Ecco The Dolphin:

Before it’s untimely death (hardware wise) at the hands of its competitors (and some admittedly bad decisions), Sega was responsible of the creation of one of the most infamous game series ever created. As lame as a game series called “Ecco The Dolphin” might sound to modern-game hardcore gamers, there are few series that can match the beauty (both with music and, in more recent installments, graphics), and mind-numbing difficulty of Ecco. Don’t believe me? Remember those side-scrolling levels from the SNES and Genesis era? The final level of the original Ecco The Dolphin featured a seven minute side-scroller entitled The Machine that was full of enemies that split into more enemies and sudden screen fake-outs.This level takes you to a boss that will kill you. And it will kill you dozens of times. And every time you die, you must replay The Machine. Enough said. However, the most well-known games in the series are the Genesis versions: Ecco The Dolphin, Ecco The Dolphin: Tides Of Time, and Ecco Jr (yes, Ecco was so hard that a special easier version was made specifically for children). It may come as a surprise to some fans that in 2000, a final Ecco game, Ecco The Dolphin: Defender of the Future, was released for the Sega Dreamcast, then re-released again in 2002 for the PlayStation2.

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This blog just got 20% cooler

For anyone that gets that reference in the title, kudos to you. *brohoof*

My name is Ashley, I’m a 19 year old girl, and I’m crazy about three things in my life: videogames, creative writing, and England. As you can probably tell from my name, I’m a total brony (or pegasister), but I also like several anime and cartoons from my childhood, before tv and Disney began a plummet into the firey depths of hell.

As of now, my life aspirations are to be a dog trainer and publish a story, and move to England. Just a few more things you need to know about me:

– I am strongly opinionated and outspoken on those opinions

– I hate racism, homophobia, sexism, religious persecution,  and anything that can be considered prejudiced

– Extreme left-wing Democrat

– I love to debate

– I love to review and make top tens, which is mainly what I’ll be doing

WOW! 1000 Views!

I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it. After a long two years and seven months, Happy Katana has reached 1000 hits. Do you know how happy this makes me? I finally made it. If you would have asked me just three months ago (which is when I was finally able to access a computer), I would have told you that 1000 views was a long, long time away. In fact, one of my earliest articles from June 2011 was called “So, I was checking the site stats, and…”. At that time, my blog was almost a year old, yet it only had six, yes, I said six views. That’s literally how much I had. Of course, June of 2011 was the first time I actually posted since August of 2010. Now look at it. It has 1009 hits, including nearly 500 views in 2013 alone. That’s just freaking incredible. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to visit my blog. You guys are just so amazing. Thank you for reading, and check out future articles, too. Maybe by Happy Katana’s 3rd anniversary in August, I’ll have 2000 views. I can’t wait.

Video Game Review: Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)

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2001. It was an exciting year for gaming. The 6th Generation Of Gaming, which officially started in 1998 (1999 in America) with the release of the Dreamcast, was really kickstarted in 2001 with the release of the Microsoft X-Box, Microsoft’s first foray into gaming, the Nintendo GameCube, when Nintendo finally created a CD based system, and the Game Boy Advance, which was like a portable SNES in terms of graphics and audio, ports, and overall quality. Sega announced that they were dropping out of the console market and reinventing themselves as a software only company. Online gaming was getting more and more popular. Grand Theft Auto III came out and revolutionized the sandbox genre and turned a popular series into a legendary series. The N64 and PS1 were at the end of their life, but great games were still coming out for them. Consoles were now able to play DVDs. In the middle of all this excitement, a fighting game was released. This wasn’t any ordinary fighting game, either. No, this fighting game was special. Sure, maybe it didn’t change the face of gaming forever like the other things did, but it didn’t have to. It was an extraordinary game that wound up being the GameCube’s best selling title. That game was Super Smash Bros. Melee.

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Hey, Foo!

I don’t think I ever gave a good introduction on myself, sorry. I have been really busy lately, so I haven’t been able to write as I had hoped, sorry again. Enough of that blabbering lets get to the point. My name is Matthew Kutruff, I am 17, I like to listen all types of music, I like to play the Nintendo 64, I have troubles making friends and keeping them, I am sad a lot, My brothers and my family are my life, hmmm I can’t really think of anything else… Well, I’ll post moar! 😀

Lovely Work Experience!

All right, it’s Brendan, and I guess I’ll also be writing about whatever is going on in my daily life whenever I feel in the mood to.

This week for school, my whole grade is away on work experience, where basically we miss a week of school to go to work with a parent or whoever you want that has a very good career. I’ve been planning this for at least over a year now, but I’ve decided to go to work experience with my dad.

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Introducing… Happy Katana!

Yes, it’s just like I said. I changed The Greatest Blog Of All Time into Happy Katana. It’s still the same website, just a different name. I changed it because there’s another blog by the same name. Yeah, my website was first, but theirs is more popular. You know how that works. Just because mine’s not as popular, people will assume I’m stealing the name. Plus, it sounded cool as hell. And I also changed the address from loganruckman.wordpress.com to happykatana.wordpress.com. I mean, there’s three writers on the blog now, and it wouldn’t be fair if I kept my name in the address. And just because I changed the name doesn’t mean I’m changing the blog. It may not be The Greatest Blog Of All Time anymore, but it’s still the greatest blog of all time. The Happy Katana Era has officially started.

That’s all the news I have for you today. Thank you for reading. And watch out for a Super Smash Bros. Melee review in the near future.

What’s New In Hockey? Part 1

What’s new in the good ol’ world of hockey you ask? A good amount, indeed.

Starting off with the WHL, but oh wait, you may have never heard of the WHL. Well, let me explain it as easy as possible. The Canadian Hockey League consists of three leagues, the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Every three years, the same league will get to host the MasterCard Memorial Cup, while whoever wins each league in the playoffs will go to the Memorial Cup, and the host team gets a bye into the tournament. If the home team wins the playoffs, the team that they beat in the finals will also be entered into the tournament despite losing. The Memorial Cup has been said to be one of the hardest championships to ever win in the history of sports, due to you only get a maximum of five years to win it, depending on how old you are when you make the league.

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