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This is it folks, the moment has been fast approaching, and now it’s so close.  We are on the looming threshold of one of the year’s greatest events…PAX East.  For the gamers reading right now, PAX likely needs no introduction, but I must cater to those who I wish to bring into the fold. So bear with me.


“Do you have what it takes to fight gangsters and advertisements and hobos?”

Whether it’s because you’ve wondered how you’d stack up against the contenders in question, or really even how you would go about battling an ad (and yes, I mean actual battle and not some sort of philosophical conundrum), there is no way to read that and not be curious. (more…)

In case you’ve been trapped in a pit, or had no reason to pay attention, Sony has recently revealed its next handheld gaming system.  The only problem is that they still haven’t told us some key information, namely, price. (more…)

No more rhythmic button pressing for you. According to a recent report from Wired, game developer Activision Blizzard has decided that it will no longer work on the “Guitar Hero” franchise. The decision was made citing poor game sales; considering that in 2007 the game sold 1.5 million copies in its first month alone and the most recent installment of “Guitar Hero,” “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock,” only sold 86,000 copies total last year, I have to agree.

This decision also means the cancellation of the current game in development and the firing of several hundred employees. If you thought this couldn’t be all bad, that those laid off could go work at other plastic instrument game developers, then you’re wrong. Viacom has already killed “Rock Band,” the only real alternative to “Guitar Hero,” by selling off the game developer Harmonix and shutting down the publisher, MTV Games. Harmonix has since moved on to create other music based games, like “Dance Central” for Kinect.

Even if there aren’t going to be any more new Rock band and Guitar Hero games, consider that there’s already a huge library of songs to play that can be downloaded right from your console. The best part of this is that it’s the kick in the ass someone might need to actually go out and learn how to play a real guitar, bass, or keyboard. I left out the drums because playing the game actually teaches you some good stuff. But seriously, what long term benefits could this guy have gained from clearly playing so much? Either way, I’m not that heartbroken, and if the sales are any indication, neither are you. [Wired]

Wanna see this from another angle? Check out a post on this topic from another Jerk.

Meet the Jerk Bloggers: Beckett Noyes

Posted: February 7, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives

Beckett Noyes, Play Blogger

Hey everyone! I’m Beckett Noyes. Some of you may remember me as the former assistant blog editor, but now it falls on me to deliver all the best gaming news and awesomeness around!  And now for something completely different…

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior

Hometown: Marblehead, Massachusetts

Favorite breakfast cereal:  Honey Bunches of Oats

One lie I got away with:  I told my group for a project that I couldn’t meet with them once because I had to do some really important “stuff”.  The “stuff” was hitting the level cap in World of Warcraft.

Two things on my bucket list:  Produce a Hollywood blockbuster, Sail the Baltic Sea

Three celebrities I love: Jim Parsons, Christopher Nolan, Olivia Munn

Follow me on Twitter @beckettnoyes and feel free to check out what else I have to say on my blog

I’ve flown before, I know mistakes happen and people end up screwed and in need of connecting flights, accommodations, etc.  It’s just never happened to me, well, at least until now.

Happy People Waiting For Canceled Flights

Apparently when you purchase a seat online for a flight and it says that you’re guaranteed a seat, it doesn’t actually mean anything.  It was my intention to fly with my friends to Chicago and connect into Indianapolis, that’s not what happened (and if you couldn’t figure that out by now then you’re an idiot).

Oh right, the redirected flights are from Syracuse to Atalanta at 9:00 10:00 pm (thanks to a wonderful delay) where the next flight to Indianapolis is at 9:51 am.  Atlanta’s a lovely place, but when you want to be somewhere else…it resembles hell.


Kevin and Jim are two crazy guys who decided to host a radio show of their own.  Filled with a variety of programming and commentary, these two welcome requests and are always in the mood for something new and exciting.  Even if you don’t live in Massachusetts, or New England for that matter, don’t worry.  It’s just a couple of grade-A college guys broadcasting some grade-A entertainment so you don’t shoot yourself studying for a midterm.

~Beckett Noyes, Asst. Blog Editor

Nowadays, I rarely find myself making an actual phone call.  It seems that the hierarchy of communication has shifted towards text, because I don’t think of calling someone before texting.  If you’re still unsure of the benefits of texting over making a real phone call, well take look at this…

If you stick to texts, this doesn’t have to be you. Problem solved.  Go to The Oatmeal for the rest.

[via The Oatmeal]

~Beckett Noyes, Asst. Blog Editor

Do you like the Internet?  I hope so, considering you’re using it, but have you ever been talking about the Internet and realize that you don’t know anything?  Well here is your answer… the one… the only…

That’s right! This is a list that all must see to be relevant on the Internet. Also, this is the second list… SECOND! So get to it people of the Web, you don’t want to be loser now do you? DO YOU?!  Oh yeah, here’s the first.

[via You Should Have Also Seen This]

~Beckett Noyes, Asst. Blog Editor

There’s nothing worse than when you’re out on a Saturday night, groping some dude/chick on the sticky dance floor of some frat party that plays the same old music every weekend, and then the lights come on to expose the most hideous face you could imagine at that moment. Alcohol plays tricks on us, and so does poor lighting.

We think this YouTube clip of a Family Guy episode epitomizes the same reaction you have when the lights come on, and you realize you no longer want to.

~Krystie Yandoli and Beckett Noyes