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RIP Paul Gray of Slipknot.

Posted in entertainment on May 26, 2010 by rebelhunt

Slipknot wasn’t one of my favorite bands, but their music changed the way I look at metal and the way I play. I was quite surprised to hear the news that their bassist Paul Gray was found dead in his hotel room at the age of 38. There was no evidence of foul play and toxicologists are still to release a report. Paul wasn’t the most flashiest metal bass player around, but what he gave to Slipknot was a distinct sound which gave the band their identity.

I only have a couple of Slipknot songs in my mp3 player, but those were the songs that made me realize how good and creative Slipknot is as a band and as musicians. If you go to Slipknot’s official site you can see that the first page is dedicated to Paul. There’s still no news from the band what their plans are, but let’s hope that they will continue to rock our socks off, I’m sure that’s what Paul would want.

ToyCon June 13, 2009 SM MegaMall

Posted in entertainment, news, others with tags , , on June 16, 2009 by rebelhunt

Being a toy collector, toy conventions are always a good place to look for good deals and hard to find toys and me and my officemates were really excited for this years ToyCon. Thinking back to the success of last year’s ToyCon I was really expecting this year’s ToyCon to be even more kick ass than last year. However, I was a bit disappointed and at the same time happy that I didn’t find any great toys today because it did help me keep my savings account fat and healthy. On the other hand I was really expecting to find a toy that would really beckon me to pull my ATM card out of my wallet and withdraw a healthy lump of cash for a toy that I couldn’t resist buying.

And of course who could forget the Cosplayers? ToyCons are never complete without these hardcore Otakus who parade their favorite characters with homemade costumes that are both amazing and sometimes painful on the eyes. I’m trying to be mean here but let’s face it, some of those costumes are not even worth a second look. But this year’s ToyCon did boast a lot of amazing Cosplayers that I found really impressive. A couple of my favorites were the Ranma 1/2 costumes, a hot Morrigan cosplayer, just browse through the pictures and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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Finally!!!! Metallica on Guitar Hero!!!

Posted in entertainment, games, music with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by rebelhunt

I haven’t been a big fan of Guitar Hero but the game has given me a few smiles and was able to while away a good number of boring days. I still admit that I’m not a big Guitar Hero fan but their latest installment is something that I wished would come and now it’s here! Enter Guitar Hero: Metallica! Just about the best thing that happened to the Guitar Hero title. Hearing and being able to play the classic Metallica songs is just pure heaven and I can’t wait to get this title. I’m a big Metallica fan and those guys inspired me to pick up a guitar and start shredding and what better way to pay homage to them than by putting them in a Guitar Hero title.

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