My 8-bit Vanity Project.
(BLU-RAY REVIEW) Phantom of the Paradise: “Get This DVD Out Of Here.”
Brian De Palma’s 1974 criminally overlooked comedic masterpiece Phantom of the Paradise is certainly unique in the Director’s catalogue, and that’s really saying something considering his pedigree. We’re speaking about the man behind such varied works as Carrie, Scarface, The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible, Blow Out and that piece of shit Mission to Mars movie. Mixing elements of Faust, Dorian Gray, Psycho, Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera and featuring a soundtrack written and produced by Jim Henson Creature Shop’s Paul Williams, Paradise is truly something to behold. From 50′s greaser tunes to the Beach Boys and onto 70′s glam, this film is a dark and unrelenting parody of the music industry. And it is BEYOND. AWESOME. In fact, I’ve gone on record for various websites in the past stating that it’s probably my favorite flick of all time and you know what? I think I may have to agree with myself on that one. So it’s sort of amazing given this movie’s exceptionally small fanbase that we’re being treated to such a lovely little collector’s edition Blu-Ray courtesy of Shout! or Scream! or Whatever! Factory.
Let’s see what I have to say about it…
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(BLU-RAY REVIEW) Phantom of the Paradise: “Get This DVD Out Of Here.”

Brian De Palma’s 1974 criminally overlooked comedic masterpiece Phantom of the Paradise is certainly unique in the Director’s catalogue, and that’s really saying something considering his pedigree. We’re speaking about the man behind such varied works as Carrie, Scarface, The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible, Blow Out and that piece of shit Mission to Mars movie. Mixing elements of Faust, Dorian Gray, Psycho, Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera and featuring a soundtrack written and produced by Jim Henson Creature Shop’s Paul Williams, Paradise is truly something to behold. From 50′s greaser tunes to the Beach Boys and onto 70′s glam, this film is a dark and unrelenting parody of the music industry. And it is BEYOND. AWESOME. In fact, I’ve gone on record for various websites in the past stating that it’s probably my favorite flick of all time and you know what? I think I may have to agree with myself on that one. So it’s sort of amazing given this movie’s exceptionally small fanbase that we’re being treated to such a lovely little collector’s edition Blu-Ray courtesy of Shout! or Scream! or Whatever! Factory.

Let’s see what I have to say about it…

Click here to read more!



Shigeru’s List is Dead. Long Live POSTS N’ GOBLINS!!!!
Good Evening boys and ghouls! Welcome to my shiny new site, Posts N’ Goblins! What’s so special about this joint you ask? Well for those dear readers who were cool enough to frequent my previous page Shigeru’s List for the past five years (R.I.P.), you’ll remember that your old buddy Ray enjoys yapping about far more than just Nintendo related topics. In fact, every October that site would turn into spook central as I focused on reviewing some of my favorite Horror movies and television episodes. It’s with this in mind that Posts N’ Goblins was formed. Here will provide a home for ramblings about all of my nerdy interests including said creepy stuff, comics, and of course video games though with Nintendo no longer being the dominating theme. Don’t worry about any of your favorite articles from Slist being inverted into some crazy vortex ala’ the house at the end of Poltergeist though. Every post has been merged and you should be able to find content from the past very easily if you need to.
I have BIG plans for this place and I can’t tell you how excited I am so hopefully you are too! There’s a very special Blu-Ray release just around the corner I intend to review and with the Halloween season beginning to creep in, I’ve got a massive (not to mention slightly insane) project about to begin!
 STAY TUNED!

Shigeru’s List is Dead. Long Live POSTS N’ GOBLINS!!!!

Good Evening boys and ghouls! Welcome to my shiny new site, Posts N’ Goblins! What’s so special about this joint you ask? Well for those dear readers who were cool enough to frequent my previous page Shigeru’s List for the past five years (R.I.P.), you’ll remember that your old buddy Ray enjoys yapping about far more than just Nintendo related topics. In fact, every October that site would turn into spook central as I focused on reviewing some of my favorite Horror movies and television episodes. It’s with this in mind that Posts N’ Goblins was formed. Here will provide a home for ramblings about all of my nerdy interests including said creepy stuff, comics, and of course video games though with Nintendo no longer being the dominating theme. Don’t worry about any of your favorite articles from Slist being inverted into some crazy vortex ala’ the house at the end of Poltergeist though. Every post has been merged and you should be able to find content from the past very easily if you need to.

I have BIG plans for this place and I can’t tell you how excited I am so hopefully you are too! There’s a very special Blu-Ray release just around the corner I intend to review and with the Halloween season beginning to creep in, I’ve got a massive (not to mention slightly insane) project about to begin!

 STAY TUNED!



It’s All Mario Kart 8 All the Time Up in HURR!
You know what? To Hell with an official review of Mario Kart 8. I’d been writing that thing on and off since the game’s release date and I just can’t look at it anymore. Long story short: I LOVE this fucker, and outside of tending to very basic survival behavior it is all I do anymore. All cups have been three starred, all ghostly time trial records shattered and plenty of ass-whipping has been given and received online. So to inject a little life into Shigeru’s List here (which I have big plans for soon), I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite personal highlight reels from the past couple of months.
Enjoy!
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It’s All Mario Kart 8 All the Time Up in HURR!

You know what? To Hell with an official review of Mario Kart 8. I’d been writing that thing on and off since the game’s release date and I just can’t look at it anymore. Long story short: I LOVE this fucker, and outside of tending to very basic survival behavior it is all I do anymore. All cups have been three starred, all ghostly time trial records shattered and plenty of ass-whipping has been given and received online. So to inject a little life into Shigeru’s List here (which I have big plans for soon), I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite personal highlight reels from the past couple of months.

Enjoy!

Click here to have a look:



PLAYING WITH POWER (Nintendo Toy Impressions): Let’s Have a Look at Those Mario Kart 8 Happy Meal Prizes!
Well this doesn’t happen very often so you’d better believe that made it high time to embarrass myself in public by taking a bunch of awkward pictures! There are NINTENDO TOYS in Happy Meals right now. As in THIS VERY MOMENT. Like, you could actually leave your house and go buy them TODAY. This wonderful occurrence equals yours truly waking up long before his comfort hour to snag the complete lot as quickly as possible. The following post is a blow by blow visual re-enactment of said “collecting” and is jam-packed with half assed attempts at jokes courtesy of our very own brand of Nintendork humor.
Which means to say, it isn’t very funny at all. Click here to read more!

PLAYING WITH POWER (Nintendo Toy Impressions): Let’s Have a Look at Those Mario Kart 8 Happy Meal Prizes!

Well this doesn’t happen very often so you’d better believe that made it high time to embarrass myself in public by taking a bunch of awkward pictures! There are NINTENDO TOYS in Happy Meals right now. As in THIS VERY MOMENT. Like, you could actually leave your house and go buy them TODAY. This wonderful occurrence equals yours truly waking up long before his comfort hour to snag the complete lot as quickly as possible. The following post is a blow by blow visual re-enactment of said “collecting” and is jam-packed with half assed attempts at jokes courtesy of our very own brand of Nintendork humor.

Which means to say, it isn’t very funny at all. Click here to read more!



Former Criterion Head Honcho Blames Lack of NFS:MW Wii U Success on EA, Nintendo, God, Kittens, etc.
“F*#% EVERYONE.” says Mr. Poopy Pants”
AYE, this one hurts. According to the headline I just wrote, somebody’s talkin’ some trash! *Does that neck swerve thing* This time the anger stems from one Alex Ward, who in addition to hopping aboard my shit-list, also co-founded Criterion games (aka the studio that made Burnout 2: Point of Impact for GameCube). Mr. Ward let loose quite a string on something called Twitter yesterday, discussing the course of action for his new software development company. Their plans include the intention to produce content for any hardware that will allow them to self publish. Well, not including Nintendo’s struggling home console of course. Apparently there’s quite a bit of bad blood swimming around in regards to both EA and Nintendo’s lack of marketing assistance for their work on the Need For Speed: Most Wanted port last year. A game that was a massive commercial failure, even for a Wii U game. The following images were captured for this article using the internet:
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Former Criterion Head Honcho Blames Lack of NFS:MW Wii U Success on EA, Nintendo, God, Kittens, etc.

“F*#% EVERYONE.” says Mr. Poopy Pants”

AYE, this one hurts. According to the headline I just wrote, somebody’s talkin’ some trash! *Does that neck swerve thing* This time the anger stems from one Alex Ward, who in addition to hopping aboard my shit-list, also co-founded Criterion games (aka the studio that made Burnout 2: Point of Impact for GameCube). Mr. Ward let loose quite a string on something called Twitter yesterday, discussing the course of action for his new software development company. Their plans include the intention to produce content for any hardware that will allow them to self publish. Well, not including Nintendo’s struggling home console of course. Apparently there’s quite a bit of bad blood swimming around in regards to both EA and Nintendo’s lack of marketing assistance for their work on the Need For Speed: Most Wanted port last year. A game that was a massive commercial failure, even for a Wii U game. The following images were captured for this article using the internet:

Click Here to Read More!



A memorable one for sure.

(via mummyshark)



BEHOLD! The Fifth Year of Shigeru’s List is Upon Us!
And I promise I’ll start posting again as soon as possible! Real life has been super hectic since the holidays and I haven’t had much time left over to play any video games let alone sit down and try/fail to come up with snarky jokes about them. That poor Link Between Worlds cartridge has been sitting in my 3DS untouched for weeks now! AYE, I’m so out of the loop. Nintendo is still cool right? In the meantime thank you for all of the support this past near half decade.
This is all for you <3

BEHOLD! The Fifth Year of Shigeru’s List is Upon Us!

And I promise I’ll start posting again as soon as possible! Real life has been super hectic since the holidays and I haven’t had much time left over to play any video games let alone sit down and try/fail to come up with snarky jokes about them. That poor Link Between Worlds cartridge has been sitting in my 3DS untouched for weeks now! AYE, I’m so out of the loop. Nintendo is still cool right? In the meantime thank you for all of the support this past near half decade.

This is all for you <3



Cheers to 2014.

Let’s make a better year.



To hell with going out, here&#8217;s what I&#8217;ll be kissing once Midnight rolls around.
Happy New Year, everyone! And thanks for reading all of my stupid shit!

To hell with going out, here’s what I’ll be kissing once Midnight rolls around.

Happy New Year, everyone! And thanks for reading all of my stupid shit!



whatdidieatlastnight:


Nope. Those aren’t sausages or burnt up hot dogs. Our old pals at 7/11 came up with this abomination called the “cheeseburger stick” (see previous WDIELN) a while back and apparently I can’t get enough. One long shaft of hamburger meat with cheddar chunks needled in and slowly cooked for several hours over a hot roller? Genius. I doubled up one night and as you can see, the result is a glorious mess. 
- Ray
I&#8217;ve decided to resurrect the &#8220;What Did I Eat Last Night&#8221; site I made on tumblr a few years back. And by resurrect, I mean I finally remembered the email account/password combo to log in. This should be totally embarrassing.
Click here to head on over to the main page.

whatdidieatlastnight:

Nope. Those aren’t sausages or burnt up hot dogs. Our old pals at 7/11 came up with this abomination called the “cheeseburger stick” (see previous WDIELN) a while back and apparently I can’t get enough. One long shaft of hamburger meat with cheddar chunks needled in and slowly cooked for several hours over a hot roller? Genius. I doubled up one night and as you can see, the result is a glorious mess. 

- Ray

I’ve decided to resurrect the “What Did I Eat Last Night” site I made on tumblr a few years back. And by resurrect, I mean I finally remembered the email account/password combo to log in. This should be totally embarrassing.

Click here to head on over to the main page.