Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Flat Pedals

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These are the stamp 1, the version of the stamp pedals, really popular, Crankbrothers. Check it out. They’re a composite version, so basically they’re super thin.

Thirteen millimeters is the thickness. Big profile. You’ve got two different sizes, of course, you’ve got large and a small.

So for anything above US size 10, go to the large. If you’re like me, I’m a UK 8, so US 9. I actually go for the small version. These are the small. Four different colors, you’ve got turquoise, so great for you Yeti riders.

Or purple or orange and the citron, yellow, I guess. Check out the colors. Now these may be the stamp 1 pedals in that composite, but you still get the premium bearing and seal system. Take a look at this diagram on the back.

You’ve got the Enduro bearing and that Igus LL-guide bearing. Chromoly spindle, so super strong as well. You’ve got nine adjustable pins, each side of the pedal. What I really like is adjusting the middle ones in a little bit, and then adjusting these outer ones, actually makes you feel like you’ve got a big concave pedal, really suits me.

That is the citron, that bright yellow in a small. There’s your turquoise in a large. You see the difference in sizes?

Really adjustable, of course, with those pins and find that pedal that really suits your size of foot. You’ve got a five year warranty and these are designed by Crankbrothers in Laguna Beach, California. But what about the weights, Neal, you ask? 299 grams for the small, 329 for the large. So not a huge difference.

Let’s get into the box and see what you’ve got in there. I’m hoping you get a free sticker. Get a nice set of pedals, you want a sticker, surely. Look at that, exactly what you do get. Look at that, that is the citron.

You can see how composite base on that, so pretty much the lightest stuff you’re gonna get to make pedals out of. Obviously if you hit that, it’s not gonna scratch quite like an alloy pedal as well, so. You’re not gonna get silver shining through, that is composite body, and there’s your adjustable pins. There is your yellow pedal like that. But this is my favorite, check out the turquoise in the large size.

Look at the shadows on that. That’s a good-looking pedal. Says stamp 1 on there, super lightweight. Super nice. You can win some of these. We’re giving away eight pairs of pedals, two of each color.

So the link is in the description down below. Get involved and you could be winning them. Don’t forget they’ll send these worldwide. We’re the Global Mountain Bike Network for a reason.

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My Thoughts on Sports

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Either you love ’em or you hate ’em. Or you have some other third opinion. Growing up, my family was never big on sports. We never watched any games on the telly- Oops, sorry, I still got some British in me. …and me and my dad never went out and played catch, he also never taught me how to shave. He was gone a lot.

He always talked about Heather. Okay, but I did played soccer for a couple years when I was like seven. I was on the Green Team. Sports at that age, aren’t even like… sports. It’s just parents wanting you to go outside more.

Being a goalie on a soccer team when your that age is super stressful. The whole team is counting on you. Even stopping a ball that gently rolled towards you is difficult.

One time, the other team we were playing was so sucky that all the players spent the whole game on their half of the field. And I was the goalie for my team, and I remember just sitting down and picking at the grass. Soccer is the only sport that I’ve been on a team for. Well, I mean, I’m not counting the track tream that I was on for only two days. There’s this kid I mentioned a long time ago in my boy scout video named Micah, now he was a soccer fanatic. I wonder what he’s doing.

OKAY ENGLAND! We have this holiday called Thanksgiving. We celebrate it because it’s when we left your lame country. Don’t ask what we did next. So, on Thanksgiving, for some reason, it a tradition to play football before you go and eat food. So while the ladies stay inside and cook the meal, the men go outside and throw the pigskin around.

(Laughs) I’m just kidding you guys, I’m not a sexist. But I mean, that is what happens. So one time during Thanksgiving, I was a little kid, like 11 or 12, and I was playing football with my dad and his other 40 year old friends. So me, being the littlest, I wasn’t particularly the best player, but, while we were playing, I freaking caught the ball. I caught it! And then I just started booking it across the field.

I’ve probably never ran so quickly my entire life. And I actually made it. I scored a home run!

WHOOOO!!! And that, to me was such a pivotal point in my life. I felt so accomplished! Me, a little kid, scored a goal against a bunch of adults. I would think back to it if I was ever feeling sad, like, “Oh, I failed this Math Test, but uh… (Smirks) one time I scored a basket against a bunch of adults when I was 12.”

But I remember I was a senior in High School and I was just driving and then the thought came to me… they probably let me score that Touchdown. They were going easy on me. MAN GROWING UP SUCKS! I was never all that competitive as a child.

Well… okay, I was never competitive when it came to sports. IT’S JUST A GAME GUYS, WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE FUN!!! WINNING NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!! Sports are good at that age though. They promote physical activity, you can make friends, you might like the sport and want to pursue it more, and it’s not a big deal if you suck. I’m totally making my future kid play a sport.

That is, if I have kids. What if I die alone? People make the comparison that some people watch gaming channels for the same reasons that others watch sports. “You’re watching someone play a video game? Why do you watch someone play, when you can just go to the computer and play it yourself!”

Now replace the word “Video Game” with “Sport” and “Outside” with “Computer”. and it’s the same thing. LoadingArtist made a very good comic about… the point I’m trying to make… I’ll just read it.

“What are you doing?” “Watching this guy play a game. It’s pretty funny.” “Wait, so you aren’t even playing?”

“Yeesh, what a waste of time.” And then he goes and watches a sports game. Man, LoadingArtist is so much cooler than me.

I’ve said this before, but he was such a big inspiration to me when I was first starting out. I just wanted to say that again. GO READ ALL OF HIS COMICS RIGHT NOW! I just want to say it’s fine if you watch sports.

Granted, I won’t watch them with you BECAUSE THEY’RE INCREDIBLY BORING! You want to know why gaming channels work? It’s because they play different games. Even CaptainSparklez, who mostly plays Minecraft, and also, who I LOVE by the way… And I did buy a t-shirt to prove my point, but it’s still in the mail. See, look, I bought a T-shirt and I bought sunglasses right here. So I just want to give a big shout out to TheMakerShop.com whose taking a million years to shipping my CaptainSparklez shirt.

It was going to be so cool. I was gonna say, “I bought a T-shirt to prove my point.” And then I was gonna flick the sunglasses, that I also bought, down. (Whispers) Notice me, Senpai. This email says it’s gonna take 3 to 7 business days to ship. Well yesterday was the 13th business day.

So- so wha- wha- wha- what is it Jordan, 7 or 13? So I bought this, just so I have something physical to show my love for CaptainSparklez. I’ve been watching all of his videos since TNT. Oh, he’s changed it. (♫♫♫) But the point is…

He changes around the format and the rules of his “Let’s Plays” with all the different maps he plays. It’s different for every video. Even his role-playing ones, which I’m still waiting for part 5 to come out. Like, imagine there is a gaming channel that only played the first Super Mario game. It might be fun to watch at first, especially if you’re good at playing the game, and it might be fun to watch how other people play it, and… see what they do. BUT FOR FIFTY YEARS???

Don’t you think that will get a little boring after a while? I mean only so much can happen. AND THAT’S WHAT I THINK SPORTS IS LIKE!… Sometimes. It’s the same game, same rules. Over and over and over.

Like, spice some things up once in a while. What if for basketball, there were like, mystery boxes, like in MarioKart and you can grab them and that would give you an advantage. How about if a team is losing, they get some wacky, hilarious handicap depending on how far behind they are, so it’s not hopeless for them.

“But James, sports is supposed to measure your talent!.” (Gibberish) WHATEVER! It gets boring to watch. I can understand if the teams are neck and neck and it comes down to one final play, like what it does in every sports movie.

That’s why they have to use that plot device in all the sports movies to make it interesting! But a lot of times, sports aren’t like that. Like if one team is leading by 50 points, why even bother watching the last 5 minutes of the game?

I would rather watch any Air Bud movie than a sports game because stuff actually happens in those movies, and they’re different each time! And there’s a dog wearing shoes in it. I just want to say, for the record, If my kid grew up to be a professional athlete, THEN I’ll watch sports.

But only the games that they play in and only the games that are intresting. UGH! Why is it socially acceptable to know everything about sports and dressup? But it isn’t acceptable to dress up in fur suits and go to cons? You see, I- I don’t think it’s acceptable to do either of those things.

You’re both weird. But don’t let me stop you. You do you. Follow your dreams.

Okay let’s talk about some stories. In grade school, I was put into the honor’s classes for my academic achievement which, did not help me whatsoever. It probably hurt me when I went to college. But that’s not what were talking about. Anyway, so during recess, the whole class would play kickball.

Kickball’s a fun sport, anyone can play it. but it takes a pro to be… …good at it. What? There was this girl in my class who was the best kickball player and then later, when she grew up, she became the valedictorian at my high school and… went to Harvard.

I’m proud of her. Also my ginger friend, Nick Jiggly, who I’ve mentioned before, he also got to speak during graduation. Actually, okay. He had this thing where his hands would shake, I don’t think is was Parkinson’s, I- I actually emailed him about it and he said, “I asked a doctor and he said it’s just a mild tremor. Ha.” So he’s probably fine.

But whenever he would give a presentation in front of the class, his hands would be shaking and people would think, “Aww. He’s nervous.” But no, actually he’s the most extroverted and outgoing kid that I knew. He just had a condition.

That was a pretty long tangent. What are we talking about? Sports? Oh yea, kickball! Since everyone in the class was kinda already a nerd, I wasn’t usually the last one to be picked on a team.

I was usually the 4th or 3rd to last. It’s so nerve racking when the last five are still standing, and you think, “Don’t let me be last. Don’t let me be last!” and then you get picked and it’s like, “HA! THEY THINK I’M BETTER THAT YOU!” Which I’m not actually.

One time, I think I was like 15 or something, and me and this big group of people went to a sports complex. And we were having fun, playing games and running around and then BOOM! A soccer ball just wacked me in the face! I got a bloody nose and I couldn’t stand up without toppling over for a few seconds, and then I went to a bathroon, you know, freshened up.

What sucked is that it was a girl that hit me and people made jokes like, “Oh you got hit by a girl!” IT STILL HURT OKAY! So I sat out for a couple of minutes, I waited until I stopped seeing flashing colors. Then, like the man that I am, I went back and played some more. And not 5 minutes go by when, PFFFT!

IT HAPPENED AGAIN! Different person this time. But after the second time, I was completely out. I mean, I wasn’t unconscious, but I couldn’t get up. I remember my brother had to carry me out on his shoulder.

So I didn’t play any more soccer, after that. I didn’t play for a long time actually I don’t think I even played soccer after that whole experience. So, Thanks for watching. That was the video. I didn’t even talk about how sports athletes are overpaid. But, eh, that’s not really, my, here nor there to say that.

Some people that that I’m probably overpaid. I would of have to do research to talk about the overpaid athletes. Teachers, they don’t get paid.

They get paid NOTHING. But I mean, it’s kind of like supply and demand. I- I- I mean, I just talking out of my butt right now. It- not everyone can throw a football. Ah, what else?

So yea, thanks for watching. Remember to smash that video, smash that subscribe button, smash that comment bar And smash… …your girlfriend. AH, I’m sorry.

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Earthbound Angry Video Game Nerd

All these years, I thought a skunk crawled in here and choked to death on dogshit, but it’s actually coming from this corner…I-It’s coming from one of these magazines! It’s… It’s this one! Nintendo Power: Volume 74! Huh… Of course.

The Virtual Boy. It was so bad, even the mere mention of it in print emits the rancid odor of buffalo barf. Wait… no, it’s this!

“Warning! Use only in a well-ventilated area…” “… because this game stinks.” Earthbound, well, that’s a game nobody ever talked about.

So they’re saying it stinks? If so, it’ll be the first time Nintendo Power was honest. “As if life didn’t stink enough already.” Oooooh, that’s beautiful.

“…the first roleplaying game with B.O. Scratch here, if you dare.” (scratching noises) (sniffs) OOOUUGHHHH, that stinks!

Ugh, let’s try the pizza. Wow…that must mean the game is foul! Like REAL rotten… And that means, I gotta play it! I know nothing about Earthbound, other than the fact it was the second part of the Mother trilogy which was only released in Japan.

First was Mother on Famicom, then Mother 2 on Super Famicom, which became Earthbound in the U.S, then Mother 3 for the Game Boy Advance, and then Mother!, based on the psychological horror film, starring Jennifer Lawrence. So Earthbound must’ve been so bad, we didn’t even GET the other games! Well, what do people have to say?

Let’s find out how bad was Earthbound. Oh, ok. It’s just “one of the greatest RPGs of all time.” That’s all. When did this happen?!

One of the top Super Nintendo games? And of course, when Nintendo rounded up all their most iconic characters for the Super Smash Bros. series, they included Ness, from Earthbound. And that doesn’t even sum up Earthbound’s legacy.

This game has a whole community. It’s worshipped! If God had a favorite game, it might be Earthbound. Everybody and their grandma talks about it. Earthbound, Earthbound, Earthbound, the Mother series, the Mother series, mother fucking shit!

Well, guess I missed out on that one. How was I supposed to know? Nobody gave a shit back then! Now, I really need to play it. But it’s the one game I don’t own.

Let’s see here. Oh, you son of a bitch. Oh, you got to be kidding me. It’s one of those, ok…Well luckily, it’s been released on the Virtual Consoles for the Wii U and New 3DS. And also, the fun-sized Super Nintendo Classic with several built-in games. But this thing probably isn’t THAT much easier to get.

I usually play the original cartridges, but this time, for the convenience, I’ll make an exception. So the game centers around the young boy. As I mentioned already, his name is Ness, or whatever you want to name him since it’s an RPG. He’s eventually joined by Paula, Jeff and Poo. That’s right, Poo. Your goal is simply to collect 8 sacred melodies and save the world from Giygas, who was one of the most intangible villains I’ve ever come across, since it’s never really explained exactly what Giygas is.

It’s more like a vague evil force that hovers over the world. Unlike most fantasy RPGs, it has a contemporary setting. You’ll see drugstores, burger shops, stop signs and vehicles that all resemble real life. This is kind of a breath of fresh air.

As much as we love the far-out fantasy stuff, it’s cool to see something we can sort of relate to. Even the first enemies you fight are common animals. At first I didn’t find this battle system to be very appealing.

You can’t see yourself. You can only see the enemies. Compare this to Final Fantasy III, Chrono Trigger or Super Mario RPG. That’s how I prefer my RPG battles.

I want some kind of visual representation of the hero characters. If I wanted to read through the whole fight, I’d get out of pen and paper and play some D&D or something. Also, a common complaint I have with all RPGs is I really wish you could see the enemies’ hit points.

When I inflict damage on them, those numbers mean nothing to me. Is he almost dead? Should I be keeping track? How about a damn counter?

But after a while, I got used to it, because I had to, right? This is what you do more than half the game. But then, I started to really like it.

Hearing that slashing sound when you make a successful strike on an enemy is so satisfying. You can’t mention the fight mechanics without talking about the rolling hit point counter, which is a real cool idea. When you take damage the numbers roll down, where in most RPGs, it would be subtracted immediately. Why does this matter?

Well, let’s say if an enemy inflicts mortal damage on you, you have a chance to heal that character before it hits 0. This can get real tense, because when you see those numbers going down, you’re hoping to get your turn in quick. There’s some other cool ideas here, like the auto battle option. So if you need to take a piss or do something else, you could let the game play by itself. There’s also the sneak attacks if you approach an enemy from behind, you get the first turn. But if they approach you from behind, they get the first turn.

The dialogue is never boring. Characters will often break the fourth wall, making comments that allude to the fact they’re inside a game. This guy says “…it could only cost you your life, and you got that for free!”

Or they’ll say something that has nothing to do with the game, like “I want to tell you the story of the creature from the vegetable soup, but I won’t do that, because I don’t want to bother you with a story that has nothing to do with your adventure.” I want to know! You don’t just tell me about a creature from a vegetable soup and leave me hanging here! In lots of RPGs, the dialogue can be tedious.

But here, because it’s so funny, it makes you want to talk to everybody. The music is very diverse. It can be jolly, or creepy. And of course, it has the mandatory happy town music.

Oh-ho, those towns. Always so peaceful. Yeah. Ye…yeah. The moment I think best exemplifies the shifting tones in the music is when you’re walking in the desert and through the winds and trippy ambience, you start to hear a song come in, as if being played on a distant radio. There’s no way to cover everything that happens in this game.

But just to give you a taste of how unpredictable it is, let’s just say you use a pencil eraser to erase a pencil. Ness rides on a Nessie-type creature on your snare. You use zombie paper to catch zoombies, like flypaper, so it makes perfect sense. You follow a hooker into a hotel room, where a bunch of monsters gang up on you.

You wake up in some weird room. You telepathically communicate with Jeff in a snowy land, where he fights giant caveman at Stonehenge, and goes into a lab, where a scientist builds a spaceship. You fly around, crash into a graveyard, ending up in the same weird room, you get a carrot key to use on shadowy bunnies to enter a cave. There’s a town where nobody talks, unless you give them a book to overcome shyness.

There’s a guy who turns himself into a dungeon. You go inside him to get a submarine. This is not normal.

You got to be insane to come up with this. W-what just happened to the game? And we got to talk about these enemies.

What the hell is THAT thing? You never know what you’re gonna have to fight. It might be a pile of puke, or a UFO with a pink bow, or a cup of coffee, a car, happy vinyl records, gas pumps, melting clocks, a speed limit sign. I’m fighting a SIGN! And they chose such a moderate speed limit. It could have been 9,000 miles per hour, but they picked something ordinary.

Even handsome Tom makes an appearance. And now, I’m fighting a tent. Dude, I’m fighting a tent! Woah…dude… That’s it. This game is awesome.

You know, I’ve talked a lot about wasting your time playing bad games. But there’s something equally sad about missing out on a good game. I thought it was shit. I thought it was shit. I thought it was shit! I THOUGHT IT WAS SHIT!

You know, why did it flop? Some say it was because of those smelly ads. But that couldn’t have been the whole reason! The ’90s was all about gross-out humor.

That was the same decade that gave us Boogerman, Nickelodeon’s Gak, Beavis and Butthead, Earthworm Jim, Ren and Stimpy! The ’90s was the Barf Age! All the grunge bands that they sang, like they were just getting over a sickness. Marilyn Manson! He sang like he was perpetually vomiting!

Sweet dreams ARE MADE OAUAUAUAUAAGH!!!! It doesn’t make sense. Like how did it tank so bad?!

Some say it was because the game was overpriced, because it came with a Player’s Guide inside of an oversized box. YOUR MOM HAS AN OVERSIZED BOX! So it’s a good game. Maybe even a masterpiece. That means I’m gonna let it off the hook.

There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s perfect. My ass!

Yeah, I don’t mean to piss on everybody’s parade, but I do have some gripes. Beginning with my most minor complaint. All the money you earn from defeating enemies, you have to withdraw from an ATM or cash machine.

Whenever you die, you lose half the money you’re holding. You might say it’s an interesting game mechanic, because, it’s like real life, where you only want to take out as much as you need. But it only causes you to keep making extra stops, and is a constant inconvenience. There’s a part where you have to give somebody a diamond, but she won’t take it, unless you walk around to the other side of the desk. Have you ever had to walk around a desk to give somebody something? Here you go.

(sighs) It doesn’t help that walking around anything could get you stuck. Hey, it’s just trees! Look how tiny I am!

I can’t fit past that tree? This is almost as bad as Little Red Hood! Also, you move pretty slow, and with such a big world, getting around can be a chore. Sometimes you want to outrun enemies, but they’re all the same speed as you, or faster.

But oh hey, I found a bike! That solves that. Oh shit. Seriously?

As soon as more characters join your party, you can’t use the bike anymore. It’s a one-seater only. Well since Ness is solo for only a small part of the game, that means the bike is pretty much worth jack shit! Thanks for the tease, ASSHOLES!

There’s too many incidental items that only get used once, like the Piggy nose, which we use the sniff for magic truffles. I can’t think of any other area in the game where you need that. So your inventory gets filled up quickly with all these items that you don’t even know if you’re gonna need again. And yes, what you see on screen, that’s all the inventory you can hold for each character. You can use Escargo Express, which is a pickup delivery service that can take items off your hands and save them for you.

But every time you call these bastards over, they only pick up three items at a time. So it’s more messing around than jumping through hoops just to keep what you want to keep. When you buy items, there is no option to pick quantity. If you want to stock up on many of the same item, you have to buy them one at a time. Would it be so much easier just to do this? Something as simple as buying items from the store is torture.

Then, there’s a secret entrance that you have to access by standing behind a waterfall. You’re supposed to stand still and wait. This is very similar to the tornado in Simon’s Quest, which I’ve referenced a thousand times. But that’s nothing! You only have to wait about five seconds.

But you want to know how long you have to wait here? Three whole minutes! If you die, you get the worst punishment ever. All your friends remain dead and have to be revived. To revive them, you have to take them to a specific place, usually a hospital.

Along the way, Ness will most likely be forced into fighting a bunch of enemies without the help of his friends, which makes the whole process take even longer. When you get to the hospital, you have to pay a fee. Oh shit! I need to go to the ATM to get some money.

So get the money, go back to the hospital, and now, the friends are revived. One at a time. But their PSI, or magic, is still not replenished. So you either have to find a bunch of magic butterflies, or go to a hotel and pay another fee for that. But the craziest thing is many of the areas in the game don’t have hospitals, or hotels. It might be a spring, or a pool, a geyser, or some weird character with healing powers.

You never know, so you do not want to die in this game, because depending where you are, it can take maybe 30 minutes to get everybody powered up again, when a simple reset would have done nicely like every other fucking game. Even something as simple as saving the game is a hassle. You have to call your dad who records your progress.

That would be fine, but the guy just won’t stop. “Your dear old dad was thinking about hitting the hay for the night. I have recorded a record of your adventure to this point.

Good night, sleep tight.” No, I’m not done! Continue! “…you like to work hard, just like your mother. But I don’t think it’s good to work too hard.”

This happens every time. You want to know how you save a game? THAT’S how you save a game. Instead of having to wait through all this.

And sometimes, your dad calls you out of the blue. “Hello, it’s your dad. You’ve been out there for a long time now…It may be none of my business, but don’t you think it would be a good idea if you took a break?”

This game is all about interruptions. Again, seemingly using Simon’s Quest as the model. Here, earthquakes constantly stop you from moving. And you know it’s coming, but there’s nothing you can do.

Oh, any second now. Any sec…oh, OH, COME ON! HMPFF! GO GO GO! But the worst interruption of all, the photo guy. He drops in to take your photo, again, and again, and again, for no real purpose.

except for the end credits. Woopity doo. He shows up all the time, and I mean, all the time. LEAVE ME ALONE! LET ME PLAY THE casino game! Often, you may need to backtrack to areas in the game you’ve already been to.

And with such a big world, and so many enemies in your way, it could take forever to get from one place to the next. So, thankfully you get the power to teleport. Now, you can instantly go anywhere you want. Or not. There can’t be anything in your way.

You need extra clearance. Perhaps, just enough to reach 88 miles per hour. This isn’t Back to the Future! What is this shit?

And if the roads are on an isometric angle, forget about it. You know how teleporting is supposed to work? Like this. Many areas in the game, the space just doesn’t exist.

How am I supposed to teleport here, or here, or here? You have to take a long hike to get somewhere else, which defeats the whole purpose of teleporting. It’s another useful ability gone down the shitter.

By the end of the game, you get an upgrade. Now the teleport goes in a circle, which is significantly better, but still you can slam into things, even when there seems to be plenty of space. ASS! I’ll throw the game out the window, but it’s on the Super Nintendo Classic, so that would mean throwing out Street Fighter II, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Castlevania IV. And after all, I’m willing to excuse most of this shit, because the game charmed me so much with its unique style.

I still maintain it’s an awesome game. But those are some serious strikes against it. No matter how frustrating it gets, I can’t stop playing it, because I want to see what happens next. You never know what this game is gonna throw at you. All of a sudden, you’re fighting a bunch of police officers.

Police officers are trying to beat up a child! Then, you’re fighting a bunch of Klansmen who worship the color blue. Holy shit! I’m so overwhelmed trying to explain everything that happens here! The question is, what doesn’t happen? Each area invents its own set of rules.

In the neon town of Moonside, you can’t walk around much. You’re always trapped inside invisible barriers, so you have to talk to certain warped people who look just like everyone else, and they warp you to the next place. Also in this town, yes is no, and no is yes. So you have to answer everything opposite. Pay for the doctor’s fee? Y-yes, no, yes, n-no.

S-should I say yes or no? There’s a part where you have to navigate through a series of caves by trading items with monkeys. This is where your inventory skills of what to keep and what not to, are put to the ultimate test. If you want to see how complicated this part is, just look at the player’s guide. And it’s just so you can get a yogurt dispenser to give to a secretary to grant you access to a certain floor in a building to fight robots, rescue Paul, and escape in a helicopter. Or not.

It’s like The Wizard of Oz with the hot-air balloon. Come back, asshole! You eat a magic cake, which changes everything into a completely different game! This is where you play as Poo for the first time. You have to go to the top of a hill, known as the Place of Emptiness to meditate.

This is another instance where you’re supposed to stand still and do nothing. Then, a voice calls out and says to “…stop your meditation immediately.” Okay, so I go back to my master, and he says to try again. What? So I go up the hill again, because you can’t even trust what the game tells you. Okay.

“To complete your trial. I am going to break your legs. You will lose the use of them. Do you accept this I?” I’m supposed to say yes? (slash) AAAOOOHHH!

This ain’t good! “I shall then take your arms and feed them to the crows.” Oh sure why not? I’m almost dead anyway. (slash) AH!

Taken my arms! Taken my legs! Taken my soul! Left me with life in HELL! “Without legs at arms you can only lie there…Now, I’ll cut your ears off.” Well my HP is 0, so what could happen?

“No legs, no arms, and no sound…Do you care if I take your eyes? Do you want to live in eternal darkness?

I shall steal your sight. Do you accept this?” That was weird, man.

Progressing toward the end of the game, you fight Diamond Dog, the first legitimately hard boss battle. Because he deflects almost anything you throw at him. But if you make it through, you touch the Fire Spring, which transports you to some dream where you visit your childhood home as a ghost, and see yourself as a baby, who exhibits some signs of Telekinesis, I think? If it all isn’t cerebral enough, next thing, your mind creates a realm called Magicant, which is made up of Ness’s memories, such as the flowers from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. “…introducing the King of Cartoons.” They say this land will cease to exist when he wakes up, but in the meantime, he’s reunited with past characters, both friends and enemies.

“I still feel pain where you wounded me.” Well, that makes you feel sad. This really is one of the most fascinating dream stages I’ve ever played in a game. There’s so many interesting lines of dialogue that just makes me stop in my tracks.

Like this snowman from Ness’s childhood. “We had fun one snowy day. I melted, but I’m still real in your memory.” And when Ness meets his younger self, this might be the most brilliant quote in the whole game. “It’s me…

I’m you when you were younger. Hey, let’s play ball. Do you prefer reading comics or playing games? What? You’re busy?…”

Pure gold. Then you’re joined by flying warriors, who represent your courage. When they die they populate a graveyard. How cool is that? You also find the grave of Buzz Buzz, a bee from earlier in the game. Lots of people have theories on who Buzz Buzz really is, but I think Buzz Buzz is a collective entity that represents all the other Earthbound players out there who have shared this experience with you from a distance.

Near the beginning of the game, Buzz Buzz says he’s from the future, which is when the game finally got popular, as if it predicted its own legacy. And I like to think the tomb belongs to a player who gave up on this spot in the game, which is why you must go on. Then. you go deeper into your subconscious.

You go deeper in your subconscious to a place where you touch the truth of the universe, and then fight your evil self in the form of a gold statue. This game is nuts! It’s really nuts! And And once the statue’s beaten, Ness “…absorbs the power of the land into his heart…”, and all of his memories flash before him. Shit pickle. Shit pickle, shit pickle, shit pickle, shit pickle, shit pickle, shit pickle, shit pickle.

Shit pickle. (airplane screeching noises) (airplane crashing noise) Where did you learn to fly? Where did you learn to fly?

I shit all over it with glitches. Hey Nerd! I’m your younger self! Want to play some ET? Fuck no! Oh, well why so angry?

Stop playing these games. They’ll ruin your life. But…games are fun. What happened to you? Ghostbusters!

Yippee! Woops! I was fun, too. You used to watch me over and over.

I destroyed you. I slashed you with the sword and smashed you with the hammer. That’s true, and it’s still painful. But I still exist in your memory.

I shit all over it with glitches. I shit all over it with glitches. (Mattel Electronics presents…B-17 Bomber!)

I’m Bimmy! I’m Bimmy! I’m Bimmy! Want some shit? No! That’s right, Nerd!

Don’t take shit from nobody! Only give shits. And while you’re at it, get some clothes that fit! Yes, it’s a little on the baggy side.

Hey! I don’t need any advice from you, or the shit talking shit. I’m not just any shit. I’m the shit you dropped on the Atari Jaguar. Where’s the Jaguar?

You didn’t want it. All there is now is shit. Everything now is all shit. That’s how you made it. But I don’t want it to be shit! Not anymore.

I’ve been through so much. I recorded so many memories and experiences. But the shit is still spreading. It lives on and on. To defeat it, you must go back to the source of the anger, the beginning. You can’t go back to your childhood.

Not physically anyway. You can only go back in spirit. And even then, you’ll be isolated inside your own world.

You’d be powerless to win without help from the outside. Yeah, Nerd! Do what the shit said! Beat Earthbound! Keep on trucking, you fuck! Alright.

The final stretch of Earthbound is one of the craziest things you’ll ever experience in a video game. You’re now ready to confront Giygas. But a scientist explains that Giygas is actually attacking from the past. So, the only way to fight him is to get in a time machine called the Phase Distorter to take yourself back to the past. But the time machine can only transport inanimate objects.

Any living beings are demolished in the process. So first, you have to transplant your souls into robots. Yeah. Uh essentially, you can only go back in spirit.

So, when you’re successfully sent back, the place known as the Cliff that Time Forgot becomes the Cave of the Past. Then, you have to fight a whole bunch of enemies in your new robot bodies. Every few steps you take, you get stuck in another battle. The Starmen are some of the toughest enemies in the game. They just pulverize you, so you need to put up magic shields, if only you get the chance.

And if there’s one of those enemies that explodes and causes mortal damage to everyone, you better make sure to kill them last. Ugh, this whole thing is an endurance! And if you don’t have enough items to heal, or revive party members, or replenish PSI magic, you could be fatally screwed. As far as I know, there’s no way back anymore. You can’t teleport to find a store to stock up on items.

Whatever you have now, that’s all you get. If you die, the items don’t come back. If you run out of items, I really don’t know what you would do here. And I don’t want to experiment by hitting reset or anything like that. When you make it this far, this is when all the classic symptoms of gaming fever occur. Your hands sweat all over the controller, your face gets hot, you might even stand up like I do.

You get so hyped, you think you might end up in a hospital. And if you want to experience this amazing finale for yourself, consider this a spoiler alert. Up until now, the game has been cute and adorable.

But now, it’s about to hit you with a precision mind fuck. You walk through a weird passage that looks like intestines or something. You step up to the Devil’s Machine, which contains Giygas. A portal opens revealing Ness’s face, whatever that means. And to make things even more confusing, Ness’s neighbor, Pokey, appears as a secondary villain. He’s a recurring character who’s always had a rivalry with Ness.

It’s not very clear how he ended up here, but what interests me is that you’re fighting your own face. But anyway, now with that metal music going on, you know you’re in for some serious shit. Come on. If you win, Pokey turns off the Devil’s Machine, releasing Giygas, and then, this happens. Holy mother of shit!

I’m glad I didn’t play this as a kid! I’d be traumatized. I can’t believe this was rated K-A.

When you finally see Giygas, you still don’t know exactly what he is. He’s just a vague swirling red face. Even when he attacks, it says “You cannot grasp the true form of Giygas’ attack.” It’s as if Giygas isn’t really a thing, but more of an idea. In fact, he can’t be harmed by physical attacks.

You have to use Paula’s ability to pray for help. Then, you see all the supporting characters from all over the game praying for your safety. The idea of praying goes along with the idea that Giygas is the vague embodiment of evil, or the devil itself, which makes this whole battle feel like an exorcism. After each prayer, Giygas changes shape as the visuals start to look even more like you’re in Hell. And What’s that? Oh, I am so freaked out, I don’t even know what to say.

Intentional or not, there is the distinct shape of a baby. More specifically, a fetus as seen through an ultrasound. Whoa! And now look what it’s doing. It’s like an ultrasound machine got possessed.

If you’ve seen Gremlins 2, you remember the Electric Gremlin that goes inside the electrical equipment? It’s a little bit like that, except if it was the devil, and if I wasn’t already impressed by the technical capability on the Super Nintendo, this is something I’ve never seen it do. Think about it. You’re fighting the background.

It’s a surreal immersive experience that feels like you’re actually fighting the console itself, and that it’s been possessed. And you want to see something really wild? You know those magic eye images where you stare at a pattern and let your vision go blurry, or whatever until you see a 3D image pop out. You can actually do that here. I don’t recommend it if you’re not comfortable. There’s several ways to do it, and everybody’s different.

The technique that works best for me is I cross my eyes until the double images converged, creating a false focus. And that gives you this crazy three-dimensional depth. So if you want to freak yourself out even more, there you go. But I warned you. Many fans have given theories as to what the baby means, just like analyzing the baby at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s worth noting that there was a theory spreading around, saying that Giygas himself is a fetus.

And that the reason you travel back in time was to destroy him before he was born. Now, let me state, this is not my own theory, but it’s interesting. An abortion basically to prevent the birth of an evil villain is such a morally complex idea. And they say the entrance to Giygas’ layer represents, um, a woman’s spread legs, which means the cave in the middle is, well, use your imagination, it’s a vagina! When you’re going inside, you’re traveling toward the uterus. Yeah.

Again, keep in mind, this is just an old fan theory. Many fans have debated against it, or pointed out other plot elements in the Mother series that contradict it. And the game designer, Shigesato Itoi, denied the theory. But I still think one of the artists might have put the baby in there, because it’s the shape of a baby! That’s the only thing that’s clear. As far as the rest of the theory goes, if Itoi denied it, then it’s not true.

It’s just based on a movie scene where a woman gets strangled and hacked to pieces. That’s all. Itoi recalls being at the movie theater as a child and walking into the wrong film. It was called The Military Policeman and the Dismembered Beauty from 1957. There’s a scene where a man strangles a woman, then carries her to an operating room where he cuts her up to hide the body. If you try to compare the film with Earthbound, you’re not gonna see any similarities.

There’s no lines of dialogue that carried over. Even if they were somehow inspired by it, even Itoi remembers the movie differently than how it actually is. But nevertheless, it shocked him and left a permanent impression. So when he was creating this final boss battle, he was remembering that feeling of childhood trauma. Giygas is just a symbol of all your childhood terrors. Oh!

Itoi said Giygas is something you can’t make sense of. And it gets the player’s minds working. This means you can interpret it any way you want, just like any Stanley Kubrick film. That’s what makes the game so great.

It’s that we’re all able to share our own different ideas. So what I’m about to say is just a personal hunch. Nothing more. What I like to believe is that Giygas is an eternal being who’s reincarnated as Ness. Whatever alien life form he existed as in the first Mother game was just another body for him to inhabit.

There’s no better way to explain it than in the lyrics of one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs, A National Acrobat, which itself is open to interpretation. But it goes hand in hand so well. I believe Giygas is the same traveling entity that is speaking from those lyrics.

So I like to think Ness was the reincarnation of Giygas all along. And he has powers that he can’t even understand. Those powers are what influenced animals and people to become violent.

So when he fights them, he’s fighting against his own evil side. After all, so much the game seems to exist inside his own imagination. It begins with Ness waking from bed having heard a strange noise. Then, taking a bat and ordinary household items, an innocent, imaginative child, arming himself in the only way he knows how. The sacred melodies that he records each remind him of something from his youth, connecting him closer and closer to his childhood.

Only after he obtains these memories, he creates Magicant, where he’s able to examine all his life experiences, putting everything into context, and coming to terms with the events from his past. Only then can he go back to the source of the evil, the beginning. You go back to the very moment in the womb when Giygas was reincarnating into Ness. Yes, this kind of plays along with the much contested fetus theory, except the fetus is Ness, and Giygas is trying to take over. So what you’re doing is driving Giygas out, or performing a sort of exorcism, if you will. Even if this is not at all the idea that was intended, I find it more interesting, in my opinion.

A double image of a demon and a baby. Who will take control good or evil? Now, I’m starting to sound like a movie trailer.

And if I haven’t already lost my mind, get this. The final battle takes place in a separate dimension, which exists as a metaphysical bus to transport Giygas from one life to the next. So, when Ness and his friends leave their bodies behind, they become travelling entities themselves. That’s the only way they could exist in the same dimension as Giygas in order to fight him.

But they still can’t defeat him on their own while trapped inside that world. They’re powerless to win without help from the outside. And that’s where the prayers come in. So, everybody, please help. Help me beat this game!

Go Nerd! Go Nerd! Come on! COME ON! Yeah! I am blown away.

That was one of the craziest games I’ve ever played. Sure, it has flaws, but I think it does belong on the list of mandatory Super Nintendo games. I think the worlds they created here has potential far beyond the games. Just look at how much imagination they put into the Player’s Guide!

There should be an Earthbound animated TV series. That could be amazing! Well, let’s hope more things happen with the Mother series.

And if not, the fans will still keep it alive.

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ADULTS PLAY VR!

Today, you’re gonna be playing a game– – Okay. – (FBE) But it’s going to be a little bit different than usual. – Well, I’m standing so it’s gotta be interactive. – It seems I’m gonna be pretty physical over here. – Is it VR?

That’d be really cool. – (FBE) You’re gonna be using this. – Oh, okay, cool.

– Looks like a form of the Oculus Rift. – Is this the HTC one? (gasping) I heard this one was amazing!

– (FBE) This is a virtual reality gaming headset called the HTC Vive. – I’m assuming it’s like the Oculus? – (FBE) Today, we’re gonna have you try it out and play a game called “Job Simulator.” In this game, you will be going through the role of a standard office job. – (laughing) I will suck at that ’cause I suck at standard office jobs.

– I feel like it’s gonna be like playing Office Space. So excited. Let’s do it. – Okay, this is really weird. It feels like it’s right here. Like, I honestly feel like I could reach out and touch the desk.

– Oh, we got a paper airplane. Oh my god. This is crazy. – (bot) Come on! – What’s up, dude?

– (bot) Hello, human. Welcome to an accurate simulation of (monotone) Office Worker. Take a look at this board for instructions. – Where is the board?

Oh, there it is. – “Take paper when ready.” Oh my god. Where’s the paper? Is that the paper?

– Work assignment is here? (beep) “Get to work!” – (bot) Workers would traditionally start their day with an addictive liquid stew.

– (laughing) It’s the coffee cart. – Donuts? Hmm. – Yes.

I don’t know which donut– my kids would go for sprinkles. – I’m going for the sprinkles. – Um, this one.

– Where’s the napkins, buddy? ‘Cause this is unsanitary. Do I eat this too? Like, put it to my mouth? – (FBE) Yeah.

– (in awe) Oh! (munching) Whoa! (munching) – (laughing) It’s jelly filled. (laughing) This is cool. (munching) – Oh, I ate it. I ate the donut.

Oh my gosh. I could eat all of them. (munching) I love donuts.

(munching) Woo-hoo! Oh, I can’t pick that up. All right– where…

I thought I ate them. Oh, I didn’t eat these ones either. Ew.

(munching) Uh-oh. That might have not been a good choice, but all right, let’s get goin’. – I’ve got another fax. “Get to work.” – (bot) Now you are ready to start your day.

– Okay. – (bot) It’s time for (monotone) computer. – (laughing) “Wake up computer.” – (bot) The computer is the most important facet of the office, with humans and safety being a close second and third. – (laughing) What was– humans are a close second? – All right.

(buzzing) It’s– oh, it’s not plugged in. Why the hell would my computer monitor not be plugged in? (buzzing) – Oh, of course. Who unplugs their computer every single night? (beep) – This is one of those old-school computers.

– Use the mouse? “Press trigger.” “Welcome, user.

Logging in.” – (bot) Email was an inefficient form of communication popularized in the mid-1990s. – Okay. That’s nice. Do I click my email then? What the hell?

(scrolling rapidly) – Whoa! (scrolling rapidly) (ding) 65,535 messages. – Can I delete? This is what I do with all my email at home. It makes it a lot easier to read it.

– (bot) Ah, the freedom of inbox zero. – (laughing) – I didn’t even read them. I’m a horrible employee.

Well, then again, who reads their emails? – There’s a basketball hoop right there. I threw my ba– oh, yes! All right, guys. Let’s do this.

(buzzing) We’re gonna come back to that later, but I will make it. But– oh. – I’m taking the same paper and it says the same thing. – (bot) Here comes Supervisor Bot. Better look busy! – Ah, crap!

Where’s my fake Excel sheet? – (Supervisor Bot) Okay, everybody. Let’s make some (monotone) business.

Johnson, I’m counting on you to (monotone) to paradigm shift those (monotone) optimizations. – (Johnson) Uh, y-you can count on me. – (Supervisor Bot) That’s what I like to hear! Hey, human! You’ve been doing a (monotone) good job. – Thank you!

– (Supervisor Bot) I’m thinking about giving you (monotone) a promotion. In fact, if nothing goes wrong in the next ten seconds, the job’s yours. – If nothing goes wrong in the next ten seconds? Okay, um… – Look busy. Hmm.

(typing) Hmm. I’m just typing over here. – (Supervisor Bot) You see? That’s why I like you. Always workin’ hard to climb that ladder. Take this.

The new position’s yours. – Yes! – Oh, okay, cool.

“Assistant to the supervisor.” ♪ (chime) ♪ So I got a new job title. – Where should I put this? Somewhere where EVERYBODY can see it. I’ll just put it right here.

– “Assistant to the supervisor.” Hwah! Oh, I almost got him. – What else am I work– – (boss bot) Have you seen the latest sales report? – No, I have not seen it. – (boss bot) This isn’t good.

Load up the old spreadsheet program and fix these numbers. – Oh my god. Spreadsheet program. Open. Open. Open.

(beeping) – “Fix the numbers.” So, what, am I just gonna forge some stuff? (buzzing) Oh! Oh, I’m sorry. – Sales are not lookin’ good. We’re spending too much on hot sauce– guys– and staples.

– Why did we spend– sir, why did we spend $7,000 on hot sauce? What? $7 million on hot sauce! And staples? Oh my god. You– you shouldn’t be the boss.

– What am I supposed to do now? I have to get profits up? How do I do that?

(clicking) Am I cooking the books? (shocked) What? Zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero. Hey! We’re in the green.

– Look, sir. That totally wasn’t illegal, what I just did. – Perfect. (profit line rises) Look at those profits!

(beeping) Aren’t you proud of me? – The books… (laughing) “Totally legit revenue book.” There you go.

– (boss bot) Wow, you cooked those books like a professional! – Next work assignment. I’m ready, guys. Let’s do it.

What do we gotta do? “Snack attack.” – (bot) At midday, humans would interact with primitive robots known as (monotone) vending machines to obtain food. – Where’s my money?

Do I have a wallet or anything? – I’m gonna go… triangles? Come on! Let’s go.

Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go.

No? Oh. (laughing) Thank you. Thank you very much. That was nice of you just to give me money. – Thank you, sir, for this kind money.

(beeping) And I’m gonna get a burrito. (beeping) – I want a burrito. (beeping) – (bot) Looks (monotone) delicious.

Enjoy your meal, human! (munching) – Whoa! We’ve got beans, rice, guacamole. – Now I get my triangles. – (bot) Looks (monotone) delicious. – Oh my god.

So delicious. (loud crunch) One bite, baby! – Just– (loud cruch) (laughing) I just ate the whole bag.

– Am I a great coworker? (sighing) Am I a great coworker? Rude. (whirring noise) – (coworker bot) Bot number (monotone) 10110 is retiring tomorrow and we wanted to give him a parting gift. Everyone’s pitching in. Why don’t you give me something you’d like to contribute?

– Huh… how about this smiley face ball? What about that? – (coworker bot) Oh, how thoughtful!

– Yeah, well… – Can I give him a stapler? – (coworker bot) Oh, how thoughtful! I’m sure they will (monotone) appreciate it. – Reminds me from Office Space. “Th-Th-That– That stapler.”

– (coworker bot) Do you think you could type up a quick card to go with this? It would make it a lot more (monotone) personal. – They’re asking so much of me. – Now I gotta type up a card for Bob here. He’s retiring.

– A resume note, a thank you note– no. Get well, no. Birthday, no. A haiku!

Done! “I-E… I enjoy…” – “I enjoy my work. The cubical is my home.” – “To live is to job.” (ding) I was gonna– it’s not a touch screen.

– A thank you note. “Thanks for being so good at job.” (ding) With a smiley face. – Love letter, because I want him to leave just wondering what we could have been, you know? All right. There we go.

– (laughing) “I emotion you.” – So I’m assuming I need to print that out, you know, ’cause we’re gonna share that with– – (coworker bot) That looks good. Hand it to me. – That looks good.

– I emotion you. (softly) Don’t tell him! But I really emotion you. I don’t ever want you to leave. (deep sigh) – (boss bot) Hey, look, I’ve got some papers I need you to shred.

It has to be you for legal reasons. – (laughing) Okay, got to shred some paper for legal reasons. – (boss bot) Here, just look in the case.

Shred everything. Just get rid of it. – Oh, there’s the books that I cooked.

Okay, cool. – Oh– oh no! Oh, wait. (buzzing) (paper shreds) – Let’s see– another book.

Pick it up from the floor. Shred it. – All right, this is a really weird shredding machine.

It seems kinda dangerous. Why am I– am I shredding money? I feel like I could use that.

– I’m mad at you for this, but fine. There you go. – Turn off the shredder. – (boss bot) Ooh, that was a close one! – (scoffs) “That was a close one.”

– (boss bot) …nothing to see here. – Cheese it! It’s the cops! Okay, nothing to see here. – (cop bot) Hold it! Don’t let that bot get away.

– (laughing) – (cop bot) Don’t let that bot get away! – He went that way. – What? Was that the police?

What the hell is going on here? – (CEO bot) Hello, human. I am CEO bot. – Oh boy.

– (CEO bot) Boss bot needs to go away for a while, and you’ve been doing a really (monotone) good job. So I’d like to offer you a promotion! – Hell, yeah!

Oh, it’s my cake. – (bots) Happy (monotone) promotion… – (laughing) – (bots) … to (monotone) human. – Yay! Happy promotion to you. (party favor toots) – All right!

Awkward office celebration. Where everybody sings to you and you just stand there and don’t know where to look. – Okay, blow. (blows) (blows) (beeping) – (coworker bot) Sorry, human. Looks like there’s not enough cake for you. – There’s no cake for me.

That’s mean. – You realize I just got promoted and you all took my cake? You don’t need this.

YOU don’t need this. You’re still working over there, Jenny. You don’t even need to be here.

I earned this! I did a lot of things for this business. You– I don’t even know who you are. Are you new?

Did I hire you? Oh my! See, this is great. Now I’m ballin’.

– (coworker bot) Here you go, human! I got you a (monotone) present. – What is this? I don’t even know. I got a present!

Oh my god! You guys, this is the best day ever. (beeping) – Great, “Senior mid-boss aide.” – (CEO bot) Now that you’re the boss of this department, I’ll leave it to you to do the honors. (buzzing) – The honors of what? Work hard?

Go home? – Yeah! I can go home now. ♪ (party music) ♪ – (coworkers) Yay! Woo-hoo! It’s time to go home!

– Yes, time to go home. – (coworker bot) Let’s get out of here before our boss tries to stop us! – All right. – Yay! I get to go home now. But I have to come back on Saturday.

– That was, like, the best day at work of all time. – I totally forgot that I was in this room, or that there were other people around. – I never thought a cubicle job could be so fun, and I made so many friends even though I got rejected a few times, but it’s life. It’s life. – Thanks for watching this episode of gaming on the React channel. – What are you playing on the VR?

Let us know in the comments. – Subscribe so you can watch us make work fun again. – Thank you guys for watching this. It means a lot that you guys keep watching and I’m really grateful that you let me do this stuff that I get to do. – See you guys next time! ♪ (old-school video game music) ♪

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Homemade Laundry Soap | F.R.O.G. Soap Laundry Powder Recipe [HD]

Detergent it’s great for watching your boat or a car but it can be really harsh on your clothes. It also can be a skin irritant as a residue is left in your laundry after you wash it. Hi, I’m Alina Tytarenko, creator of Dobre Mylo.

Soap. In this post I’m gonna show you how we make our all natural laundry soap. To make our all natural laundry powder we’re gonna use the soap we make right here at Dobre Mylo Soap. Or you can use something like Kirk’s Castile that you can get at Target are you can even order it online at Amazon and then we’re going you need Borax which is a great disinfectant. And washing soda which cuts the greatest and neutralizes odors.

The first thing I did was I ran the Borax and the washing soda through the sieve to make sure there were no clumps the next thing we’re gonna do is grate the soap. And here we go. I’m using this industrial size grater but you can use anything you’ve got around and the reason we’re grating it up is so that it will breakdown in the washing machine. Okay that’s it we finish grating our soap now we’re going to layer it in the bucket with our borax are washing soda okay we’ve grated all of our soap and now we’re gonna layer it with the soda and borax mixture in this bucket. But before we start were gonna put a mask on and we’ll just keep on doing this until it’s all in the bucket. Okay, now we’ve got our layers in and I’m gonna give it a little stir with the small scoop.

And then we’re gonna move on to the big mixer. Now for the fun part, we’re going to use the drill and the paint mixer and we’re gonna alternate with short pluses off the mixer with a little stirring of our scoop. and will do that for about 10 minutes until it got the right consistency. Are you ready to go? Well, I would suggest using this over detergent because there are no harsh chemicals there are no additives.

No harsh chemicals that are going to irritate your skin. It’s umm, all earth friendly stuff. Alrighty, this looks pretty good, I think we’re done. Okay, well that’s how we make our laundry powder. Now this is about 18 pounds worth soap.

And about two pounds of this will do about 30 loads laundry. Now if you take the numbers, you can do the math, it’s pretty economical. To get our exact recipe for two pounds of this soap, click on the link below. If you don’t want to get your hands messy, just come on down the shop in Bremerton we’ll sell you some.

Here at Dobre Mylo Soap, I make award-winning natural soaps, made from reclaimed veggie oil and natural, organic ingredients. Our shop is located on 15 Kreschatyk Str, Kyiv, Ukraine.

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10 INSANE Video Game Injuries

Usually you do not associate actual injuries with videogames Sure in sports or more physical events. You may end up hurting yourself and when you’re playing video games for a long time, You might get a little sore, but you would actually be surprised how many actual injuries have come from video gaming. What’S up guys Jimmy here welcome to chaos top tenza today, We’re gon na be taking a look at and counting down Tanna of the most insane actual video game Injuries.

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Kicking off our list at number. 10 is my lawn Mathias. My lawn boards started his career at a very young age, Winning his very first league of Legends tournament online when he was only 14 years old back in 2011, which got the attention, of course, and ultimately, resulting in him signing with vti the following year. He saw decent success throughout the years and jump teams a few times eventually leading to him settling with pain gaming, although He is no longer signed with them and in 2015, on his 19th birthday, Myon got a pretty sinister gift, as he was hospitalized for lung problems, Which reportedly happened when he was playing Get used to hearing about lung problems, because you’re going to be surprised how many players have suffered from them during actual video game match At number 9?

All of my stern, you guys, may know this guys. He is currently playing Counter Strike global Offensive for phase and is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time. He started his career in 2012 with absolute legends and he had pretty solid success with them. He jumped teams a few times, but in 2016 he announced he would be taking a break from competitive play due to issues with his hand, which was later revealed to be a Repetitive strain injury, which is commonly referred to as gamers thumb and has caused by repetitive Tasks, forceful, exertions vibrations, mechanical compression stuff like that or even sustained or awkward Positions. All of Meister was able to overcome the injury and came back to competitive play in 2017, where signed on with faze clan, so he overcame his injuries At number. Eight, we have a young pro by the name of SC, got a lot of attention.

After starting off with the team for our utopia at the age of fifteen, He was one of the youngest Starcraft two players To actually ever do so. He became known for his very, very aggressive playstyle and always pressuring the enemy early on in the match. Before sitting back and playing more methodical in the later sections, He would keep them off balance. In August of 2011 s, He suffered a collapsed lung, Forcing him into surgery in a temporary retirement after the surgery, as he came back into competitive Starcraft 2, But suffered a relapse just a few months later, forcing him once again out of the actual league, he officially Retired, in 2014, after a long on-and-off battle with a Number seven, we have a player by the name of Kevin ppmd nany. He is one of the five gods of Super Smash, bro melee And, as unanimously regarded as one of the best players of all time, He’s known for his intimidating, Falco and graceful Marth, and despite his dominance, He announced his actual retirement in 2016 due to depression, low Testosterone and an overwhelming Physical fatigue that prevented him from competing at his best. He has since Started attending smaller local events and pretty much everyone in the melee scene is begging for him to make a return.

But he has yet to announce a full comeback And it comes to a point where you just look at your quality of life And even if your man at the very top the upper echelons, You look at it And say I’m not happy. Or this is debilitating and I have to make changes to fix it, and that looks like what Kevin PPMD has done At number 6. We have a Clinton fear Loomis, He’s one of the most respected dota players in the business, winning multiple world championships and winning millions of dollars Alongside it He’s currently the captain and part owner of Evil Geniuses.

But for a long time He actually suffered from issues with his hands due to over training. According to fear, he would practice for eight to twelve hours a day when he was at the top of his game and After a while, he ended up experiencing sharp pain in his forearm every time He would click the mouse which, as you guys can imagine, became A major problem for him as a dota player in September of 2016, he finally announced retirement due to him not being able to handle the pain during matches. He is still very involved with esports world, though, and he still coaches and owns Evil Geniuses, But the fact that he can’t compete because of that that just has to be gut-wrenching for this guy Cracking into the top five. Today We have Guardian another csgo player currently with phase Guardian first started his career in 2009, while playing counter-strike source before switching over to global Offensive. In 2012 he has had a great career was voted.

The second best player in the league in 2015 by Htlv org. Much like his teammate olofmeister Guardian suffered problems with his hands, But these were a little more drastic due to the actual circumstances. His wrist pain was so bad And he didn’t want to leave his team behind.

So during the grand finals of MLG Columbus 2016, He cranked up his mouse sensitivity to four times higher than his normal settings. In Order to make up for the lack of mobility in his hands. Now They ended up losing the match in taking home 2nd place, But the fact that, just that he did that that’s an ultimate team player, Making the sacrifice and trying to do what he could for his team. And I know some people will laugh that don’t believe eSports is a real sport and say: oh, it’s a hand, injury. It’S not that big a deal, anything that is heard on your body. I mean that’s a physical injury, They don’t.

I guess some people don’t realize how much toll you put through your hands when it comes to a keyboard and a mouse or a controller, a number 4. We have blade this Counter Strike. Global Offensive Player was the captain of the copenhagen wolves And it was definitely a rough time when he was hospitalized with a collapsed lung. He actually suffered the injury during a match at the Assembly winter tournament, but he revealed on Facebook that he didn’t want to leave his team or walk away from the match.

So he fought through it and Finished the match, resulting in one of his worst performances, o at ever 10 frags on two maps. After the match. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Finland and was later sent into surgery when he got home to Denmark. This dude was playing with a Collapsed lung.

He knew what was happening and he still toughed it out to get through the match. That’S that’s insane. At number three we have Hyatt. Lamb is one of the most legendary PC eSports competitors of all time known for his work in League of Legends and Starcraft 2.

He started his career in 2012 when he signed with fear gaming But really broke out on the scene when he switched over to cloud 9 later that year and led them to two Championships. Unfortunately, his dedication to the game ended up. Getting him hurt in 2015 and pushing him in to retirement, He send a post online.

I can play xbox games with a controller or even a little of other games like League or dota or whatever, But whenever I even play two to three games of Starcraft 2. My hands end up killing me for an entire Week. This retirement was a brief one and he was able to come back into the game once his hand. Conditions Got a little better, But it was a pretty big deal for such a prominent player to announce retirement because he physically couldn’t handle the game anymore. At number two, we have a player by the name of Janus whose real name is Seong Joon of hua Hope.

I said that right He’s a professional overwatch player for luxury watch, blue and a tank player. Things get very, very stressful for him, however, when he missed a match at Apex 2017 due to him being rushed to the hospital for what was later to be revealed. You guessed it a collapsed lung. He was able to come back into the game and recover fully, although He reportedly was in a lot of pain for multiple events. Once He came back, This is yet another eSports player who suffered from lung problems. According to medical reports, Collapsed lungs are common in eSports players due to the poor posture in the skinny bodies being notorious for creating weak lungs.

Remember in those gaming habits, video that I did in the past, where I said you need to watch your posture well, This is a perfect example of why that is so important and it’s gon na be Sports is getting bigger and bigger. This is going to become more prominent as we go At number one. We have a che X, money side, pronounced packs money, Aziz, Al Yami, better known as hax money to the world of super smash. Bros melee was once one of the best players around and was at one point Widely considered the best Captain Falcon made in the world. However, After switching characters to Fox, he got a lot of attention for just how fast he was and how insanely Technical his playstyle was almost as if it was a computer. This is insanely fast computer, like style quickly Led to his downfall, is in 2014.

He reportedly felt an explosion in his hand, which resulted in two surgeries, one of which removed the ball From his left wrist. He was forced to retire from competitive melee, since he could no longer play on a gamecube controller, although He later was able to build and program his own unique controller. So he could start playing again despite his injuries, And he has since been attending tournaments and getting solid placings with his custom box controller.

There you have it my friends, Those are 10 insane actual video game Industry’s a lot of people – And I didn’t know before the start. Making of this video that collapsed lungs Were such a prominent thing when it came to eSports players, the stress that they put on their bodies, not necessarily in the sense of running miles and miles, but playing for 16 hours a day With their hands their eyes and Their wrists and their fingers it takes a toll, as you guys can see from this video. I hope you guys enjoy it. I hope it was informative Drop a like on the video. If you did there’s a playlist below, if you guys want to check out all the other gaming top Tens and I’ll see you on the next one.

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The Pain Gaming

– The International is coming. The world’s best Dota 2 teams fighting for their chance to be forever remembered as the greatest players of all time. Each team and player bringing with them a unique story to share.

This is the International Lowdown and this is the story of paiN Gaming. History in the making. Many regions have claimed the esteemed title of world’s best, but one region, only recently, has been given the chance for glory. Last year’s International 7 was the first TI to have a South American qualifier.

And SA came with the best they had at the time. But good teams take time to make. And this year we have witnessed the birth of the region’s first superstar team in the making; paiN Gaming.

paiN Gaming is Brazil’s biggest organization, and the largest esports organization in all of Latin America. With over half a million Facebook followers and nearly as many followers on Twitter. This is a team with a nation behind it. Originally created by CEO, Paada, who played Dota 1 professionally, the org is extremely ingrained with its players.

The CEO himself has played over 1,000 games of Dota 2 with Kingrd and even stood in for one of his players this year in the DPC. PaiN is the first Brazilian organization to ever qualify for a Dota 2 International. And the four Brazilian players are the first from their region to ever qualify as well. These guys are making history with every single step that they take towards that Aegis, not only for them, but for the South America scene at large.

A scene which is filled with passion. A true love of this game, but who has never had heroes to call their own until now. Things weren’t looking good too early in the DPC for paiN though. The kids had heart, but what they lacked was a touch of class in the mid lane. That was until midway through the season when a passport issue forced one of them to need a stand-in who ended up being the missing piece that would bring the team together.

The highly experienced Romanian player w33haa. paiN began their upward swing later in the DPC season. They had to learn English instead of Portuguese, w33haa had to move to Brazil, and the team had to deal with many challenges. paiN Gaming, however, only got stronger as the year went on.

And when the time came for the International qualifiers, a year of growth and setting new records for South America came to a head. They preformed better than any South American team in history. But, they were not always the superstars that we know them as today. In fact, many of the players come from very humble origins.

Duster was a die-hard Dota fan before he ever thought about being a player. Falling in love with Dota after watching Na’Vi at the International 3, he was a Na’Vi superfan. And you could hardly ever see the kid without wearing his favorite team’s shirt. He began playing ranked very seriously, and attended, pretty much, every small community LAN that he could locally.

Even those with no prize money. He went for the practice, sure, but he really went to go see his favorite local team paiN Gaming. He would grow to love the team even more than Na’Vi, and he followed them from event to event as their biggest fan. Eager to meet them and tell them his dream of playing with them on the team one day. Now, you gotta admit, this is a common thing that esports fans say all the time, but Duster took that dream to the next level.

He continued to sharpen his skills until he had grown so large that paiN Gaming actually took notice. After TI 7, paiN gave Duster a one time trial period, and after just one week, they brought him into a tiny room, CEO looked at him and said, “You’re the one I’ve been looking for.” The players he once idolized have now become his teammates, but they’ve also become his closest friends. Now the superfan has become a superstar, and the time comes for him to play in the tournament that inspired his wild ride. Kingrd is one of the most experienced members on the team.

Being part of paiN Gaming’s very first iteration all the way back in 2010, which was before the first International. Kingrd has always had a love of this game. A love that made him infamous in the early Dota 2 days with many North American players, like Arteezy, well aware of his skill, and big fans of his character. Approachable, charismatic, Kingrd is the people’s champion in Brazil.

However, the Dota road for him has not always been smooth. He quit the game, entirely, three times, but like the rest of us, he always came back. In his case however, he came back stronger than ever.

A man that loves to poke fun at himself, Kingrd’s original name was KingFat, and his teammates always call him Gordo, meaning fat, in-game, which is why his current handle is Kingrd, a mix of King and Gordo. Look, I didn’t wanna tell the story, but King told me that I had to tell it, so I don’t know. Anyway, King has always been a player that keeps his team happy as their captain, and after eight years of playing Dota, Kingrd has made it to the world stage.

And Gordo; he’s about to feast. Tavo has a similar story to Kingrd’s, starting his career around 2014, and playing on a team called CNB e-Sports Club with Kingrd, in his formative years. He left the squad due to lack of motivation, but formed a bond with Kingrd, and when King joined paiN later that year, Tavo, he was soon to follow. The two have been friends ever since.

And, while having a stint in SG e-sports for about half a year, Tavo knew where his heart truly belonged. Outta the game, the only things I hear about this guy are highly disturbing. Tavo’s talent is the art of loud burping. Something that you might see when they’re playing the game at the International. paiN refers to this as the lion’s roar. And Tavo will sometimes roar out before one of their big plays.

Tavo has been noted to eat anything by his teammates, and he also claims to be the best Techies player in the world. We hope to see the lion’s roar in full force this year at the International 8. From a very safe distance.

hFn is Brazil in a nutshell. Originally wanting to be a pro football player, soccer for us Americans out there, he grew up in a very small town, In the north of Brazil, called Patos. He left his entire life behind, though, to play Dota. Committing 100% and giving up his dreams of football stardom for the life of a pro gamer. While he is insanely good at his carry position in Dota, like most carries, he’s not too creative.

For example, his name hFn that means absolutely nothing. He just thought it looked cool. But you don’t need to be creative when you can play as good as hFn. Frequently the top killer in his team, and the rock that holds paiN Gaming together, many games have come down to how well hFn can execute under pressure, and he has hardly ever disappointed.

Bringing hFn to the International stage, is like bringing Brazil itself to the world. And just like his plays, hFn is sure not to disappoint. The man who helped take paiN to a whole nother level, is w33haa.

Started his career as a pubstar, he was different in that he was the most notable pubstar in history. Obtaining the highest MMR of any player for some time, and the first player in history to ever reach 8,000 MMR, forming his first pro team with his friends, Balkan Bears, w33haa would bounce around the pro scene for quite some time. Eventually though, he would be discovered by the one and only Puppey, who invited him to join ’em on Team Secret, which is where his career would really explode in competitive force.

His mid Windranger, Invoker, and even his Meepo, became the stuff of legends, and he made Secret one of the best teams in the world. Secret won the Shanghai Major much on the back of w33haa, but surprisingly he was kicked from the team immediately after their victory to make room for more famous names. Undeterred, and with little time before the International 6, he would join the relatively unsuccessful team Digital Chaos and help them achieve a second place finish at the International. w33haa has said that he thrives on the underdog role. Whereas in Secret, everybody expected him to do very well, on teams like Digital Chaos, everybody pretty much expected him to lose.

And that made winning all the much more easy. Bringing paiN Gaming the experience of playing at the International, w33haa is going to be instrumental in helping the team cope with the stress of their first TI. But, we all hope that somehow, someway, we get to see that mythical w33haa Meepo once again on the International stage. He’s gonna play a lot of Windranger, but a man can dream. And that is the story of paiN Gaming. A squad of old friends, and Brazilian brothers, who with every victory make history for themselves and their region.

For many places around the world, doing well at the International is sort of a expectation; it’s hardly an achievement. But for paiN Gaming, they’re fighting for something more than just themselves. They’re fighting to give their fans, their countrymen something to be proud of. For Brazil, for themselves, and for Dota 2 at large, we’re gonna see paiN Gaming this year at the International 8.

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Top 10 Mythology Video Games

This list of ten is among our favorites when we need our mythology kick… but don’t feel like reading. Looking for your own frequent dose of mythology? Be sure to subscribe now and click the bell for notifications on future videos. Are you a gamer and have a few suggestions of your own?

Let us know in the comments and, if you liked this video, be sure to give it a like. 10. Tomb Raider Considering the many lands that adventurer and raider of tombs, Lara Croft, visits during her gaming career, she’s bound to happen upon mythological references and figures along the way.

Throughout the series, Croft has squared off against many beasts inspired or pulled from ancient mythologies – such as Egypt’s Ammit in Lara Croft & The Temple of Osiris and various references to Norse Mythology in Tomb Raider: Underworld. Croft has also stumbled into Aztec, Japanese, and Grecian folklore, often represented by puzzles and texts discovered by the Tomb Raider. 9. Max Payne The focus of Max Payne is a disgraced DEA agent and former NYPD officer who’s on a quest to seek justice for his slain family. Though the third-person shoot ‘em up, which essentially introduced bullet time into gaming, seems like your classic, run-of-the-mill revenge story, it’s speckled with hints to online roulette.

The drug responsible for Max’s losses, Valkyr, references the Norse figure responsible for deciding who lives and who dies in battle. There’s also mention of Ragnarok, the Norse version of the end and rebirth of the world. Asgard even makes an appearance as a building used as a meeting place for a secret society. 8. Titan Quest This one-off from now-defunct video game developer Iron Lore Entertainment was originally released in 2006 for PC.

More than 10-years-later, it’s still popular enough to warrant an iOS/Android release and a port to the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The Diablo-style gameplay and design worked well to bring to life the world of Grecian mythology, which was conceptualized by Brian Sullivan, designer for Age of Empires. Titan Quest features a host of mythical beasts from Greek mythology in a story revolving around lesser Titans and the salvation of Olympus.

7. Dante’s Inferno Loosely based on Inferno from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Dante’s Inferno amps up the blood and nudity as players control crusader Dante as he traverses the Nine Circles of Hell. Marked by Death to damnation for his many sins committed during the Third Crusade, after his assassination, Dante defeats death, learns of his wife’s murder, and descends into Hell to save his beloved’s soul from Lucifer. The digitized version of the Nine Circles are filled with grisly creations and recognizable figures from Alighieri’s depictions of hell. Players will float along the River Styx, break into the City of Dis, make their way through Purgatory, confront King Minos, Judge of the Damned, and slay Cerberus, the hound of Hades. 6.

Darksiders Centered around the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and, unsurprisingly, the apocalypse itself, Darksiders takes elements from the New Testament and puts gamers in the shoes of War. Summoned to bring order to a war-torn world no longer inhabited by humanity or watched over by the forces of Heaven, War sets out to clear his name after being accused of causing an early apocalypse. Darksiders introduces elements from the Bible including the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Knowledge, the angel Azrael, and the Endwar, or Last Judgment. 5.

Okami Clover Studio’s action-adventure game, Okami, pulls its title character straight from Japanese mythology. Set in classical Japan, players play as Okami Amaterasu, the Japanese goddess of the sun, who appears as a white wolf. The game’s title also refers to the Japanese white wolf, an extinct species of wolf that, in local folklore, was associated with the mountains and was thought to be both a benevolent and malevolent force. Amaterasu descends upon Nippon to remove a curse set upon the land by Orochi, the eight-headed demon. The journey is speckled with nods to Japanese mythology, including wood sprites; Susanoo, the Shinto god of the sea; and Kushinadahime, the Shinto goddess of rice and wife of Susanoo. 4.

Digital Devil Story: Mega Tensei In 1987, video game developer Atlus introduced gamers to Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei, a role-playing adventure set in a world ripe with demons and references to such mythical characters as Lucifer, Loki, and Izanami, Japanese goddess of creation and death. Rather than focus on one mythology, Megami Tensei – and the subsequent series of games that followed – touches on a host of different regions to create the extensive roster of enemies and key players. In the 1987 RPG, players control Akemi Nakajima, the reincarnation of Izanagi, a Japanese God born of the seven divine generations and fight against demons pulled from Egyptian, Greek, and Christian mythologies. 3.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice When Ninja Theory independently developed and produced Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, it did so with the intention of tackling the issue of mental health and internal suffering. On the surface of Senua’s journey to save the soul of her deceased lover is a hefty use of Norse mythology. The start of the Pict warrior’s quest takes her to the border of Helheim, or the Nordic underworld. Ninja Theory imbued the game with legends like that of Gram, the sword used to kill the dragon Fafnir (FAFF-near) , and Valravn, a supernatural raven rooted in Danish folklore. Aiding Senua are the “Furies,” or the whispering voices in her head, which are more connected to Greek mythology as three female deities of vengeance.

2. God of War It’s impossible to mention the word “mythology” in a video game discussion and for the God of War series not to come up pretty quickly. The original series, which spanned four console and two handheld releases – not including HD collections or mobile games – follows tragic Spartan warrior Kratos (kray-toas) on his literal war against the Gods of Olympus.

Zeus, Hercules, Athena, the Kraken, and Medusa are just a small selection of the many mythical figures in the God of War series; and the list will only grow when Kratos takes on Nordic figures in the warrior’s 2018 return. 1. Age of Mythology If you know gaming at all, you probably knew this was going to be in the #1 spot. In fact, any fewer than several dozen predictions in the comments is simply unacceptable!

Spun off from the popular Age of Empires real-time strategy series, Mythology sends players across multiple mythos, including Greek and Egyptian, as an Atlantean admiral and war hero. Along the way, players square off against Kraken, minotaur, cyclops, and centaur in a rather robust tale that involves Zeus, Loki, the Trojan Horse and war against Troy, Agamemnon, and Osiris. Thanks for watching! Know of some other games which make use of mythological figures or places? Tell us about them in the comments.

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