Build it, and they will come.

11 04 2007

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I remember when Imagine Gaming Network was just a twinkle in the eye of a fledgling gaming website called N64.com. From those roots, it has grown into a network which encompasses many different forms of entertainment, in both print and online. So I built this site knowing that if you start building something, and persist, they will come. Now I want to know what will make you come back. Comment on this post with your ideas and suggestions. What would make the perfect entertainment website? There is nothing I will not consider.


My dream and goal is to become the most popular entertainment blog on the interwebs. I want to pump enough juicy content into the “series of tubes” called the internet, to satisfy anyone looking to inform themselves about entertainment. The goal of this website is to send all of my readers into the marketplace as educated consumers of every fun thing under the sun.

Recently, I have experienced a large surge of visitors. I would like to welcome all of you, and assure you that the pace at which this site will be updated will only be increasing as time goes on, along with the quality of the writing, the originality of the stories, and the timeliness of it all. Please bookmark this site and stick with me, you will not regret it.

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I will climb the rock of adversity for triumph over my obstacles!…. Ah fuck it, just come back assholes.





208 Thousand Visitors by 2008

16 03 2007

I have very big plans for this blog. I would like to work full time dissecting and discussing all my favorite forms of entertainment. To make this happen, I have set a goal. This site will get 208,000 visitors by the year 2008. I have 9 months to make this happen.

To achieve this level of traffic in such a short time, I know I need to offer something of great value. To do this, I am going to be updating at least once a day, so there is always something new to see.  Even on weekends.

I will also be holding contests in the future, giving out prizes to people for helping to promote the site. The prizes will include games, movies, and books. In addition I will be holding contests that do not involve promotion, for instance video game trivia and score contests.

I know its going to involve a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to achieve this dream, but I know it will happen because I believe in what I am doing, and I truly want it. I hope to win the support of everyone who reads this blog. Even if you do not agree with the things I say, please help me and my friends realize a dream to really do something with our lives, something not a lot of people do in the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

I’m not going to ask for donations, or attempt to make a living in anyway from this blog, until I achieve my goal of 208,000 visitors. What I ask for from my readers, is that you take a few moments of your day to make a blog post on Myspace about us, to post in your own blog about us, to tell your friends and family about us. We just want to live the dream. Help us do it.

If that doesn’t motivate you, you probably can’t say no to Jessica Alba.

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… She will shoot you. If you don’t send all your friends to no limits entertainment.





Welcome To The Sho(Introduction on Sho)

14 03 2007

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My name is Sho. I like to keep things short, but sweet. My primary interests are things of the past… A.K.A Retro. I will be reviewing Retro Video Games, Movies, Music, and books. I like to give my opinion on things, but I do not cover my ears and eyes to others opinions. I will make sure to tell you not only the positives, but also the negatives on all of the things I review.

Also to be noted, I DO NOT write reviews on things unknown to me (what that means is I do not write reviews on games I have not played, or movies I have not watched etc). I Hope you enjoy not only my reviews but also the other reviews, and be respectful of others opinions.

Now, to add some more light on my actual tastes. My videogame interests are very broad.  I do play everything, and on occassion i will play some next-gen games. However, my favorite game systems of all time would be the Turbografx-16, Sega Saturn, and the 3DO, in that order. I am also a very big PC gamer, and I love to play retro stuff for the PC. Some examples would be classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate, Halls Of The Dead, and Lands Of Lore 1-3. My favorite game genres are Horror, Survival, Puzzle (not like tetris, more along the lines of Myst), and obviously anything now considered Retro.

I do not limit myself to just games. As for Movies, I like classic stuff.  Some of my favorites are 1950’s-1980’s horror films (independent and mainstream). My favorite movie of all time is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the original version.  My music is again, now considered retro.  Anything from 1960’s-1980’s Metal, and I also enjoy new things. I don’t just listen to metal, I am just telling you my prefrence.  I actually listen to alot of music. All types, and from all over the world. Another one of my preferences would be Finnish Power Metal/Speed Metal because I believe they do it the best, and alot of what I listen to comes out of Finland.

My interest in books has decreased, I will not lie, and it is not because their are not good books out there. I just can’t seem to get into any nowadays, so I stay with older things. I enjoy Horror/Mystery books the most, but i do also love to read fantasy stuff, and just anything that is interesting. My favorite author is Edgar Allen Poe, and my favorite book from him would be The Tell-Tale Heart.

I hope you have enjoyed this and I look forward to writing reviews and my thoughts on all different forms of entertainment, very soon. If you know anything that you think might spark my interest, even books, please contact me. Also, feel free to leave comments.





The Borg is MAD

12 03 2007

Nothing gets the Borg more heated than magazines like

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and douche bags that work at Gamestores.

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Game informer sucks, because of the lack of open mindedesness by the reviewers. The magazine is tied to an average across all the reviews. What this means is that games that
are well worth playing, which many people may enjoy more than the so
called triple a games, are ridiculed and given low scores. Even if
the reviewer admits to enjoying the game, they are forced to give
low reviews to keep their reviewing average the same.

As an unpaid journalist, the Borg would kill to be in the position
these guys are in. They get exclusive demos, they
get access to any game, they are paid to PLAY GAMES. It feels as if
they have stopped loving the games and do it as job instead of a passion.

As for gamestore employees, they are usually completely biased clowns who aren’t even particularly knowledgeable about games, and mislead customers with incorrect information. The other day some particularly stupid motherfuckers thought they were funny by pointing at their dick and talking about how the Wii can suck their wee wee.

The funny part is, that was probably sexual frustration, more than it was a diss against the Wii. Maybe girls would suck their wee wees if they weren’t such close minded pricks.





Wanna PLay with Myk BOrj

27 02 2007

Yo the names myk borj and im a gaming prodigy. Don’t believe me? wanna play? Nah im fuckin with you. I’m a hardcore gamer, I aint too bad at em either. And by not too bad I mean challenge me and prepare to get p0wned. My goal is to let people know all the good aspects of games along with the bad. Some of My top genres are Rpgs and rhythm, but i play every kind of game. I’ll school anyone at The New Super Mario Bros(just to let you know).

My focus isn’t movies, but anything with Denzel Washington in it works for me. Besides Forgotten Realms, i’m not to big on reading either. I do like to learn new things though so Iim open to suggestions. So i guess i’m just a video game fanatic, but that’s what most of you are here for anyway right?

You can expect a lot of content from me about games. I plan on adding a lot of different feature articles, if you have any ideas email me at mykbrochill17@AIM.com. Some examples of features which might be recurring, would be for instance, critiscms of popular gaming magazines like game informer, Handheld gaming, videos of myself facing people in games, articles about games that have been overlooked by the popular press. etc.

So in conclusion, if you want to post any kind of score at a game, post it, i’ll record myself playing the game and the beating the fuck out of your score.





Now introducing, Johnny Blaze

23 02 2007

I will try to introduce myself and this blog with as little fanfare as possible, in the interest of modesty. I am your esteemed lord, master, and consumer of recreational drugs, Johnny Blaze. While I realize this is also the legal name of the Ghost Rider, I use it as a nickname, given to me because of my relaxed confidence and incredible sexual appeal, or because I look like i’m stoned even when im dead sober..
Enough of the theatrics and egotisticalness. I created this blog because of an idea I had with my buddy Myk. We wanted an opportunity to write about a subject we are both passionate about. The idea, at first, was to make videogaming website in the model of IGN, Gamestop etc. Upon further thought, and a bowl or two of some good bud, we realized we had better come up with something unique. I decided having a blog and not a traditional website, would not only be more progressive, but allow the focus to be on the content, not on a constricting and confusing visual layout.

This isn’t a place for you to find every associated press news release about videogames. This is not a place were you will find a review of Barbies Horse Racing. This is not a place where we will mince words, make reviews arbitrarily long (or short), or attempt to write in the boring uncolorful journalistic style of most news media. This blog will not be limited to
videogames, and will cover many different form of entertainment. It will not be limited by political correctness, or any form of motherfucking candy pansy ass censorship.

I know that for many people entertainment is a release from the troubles of their everyday lives, and I will strive to stay away from the boring formal style of your corporate overlords. I want our readers to treat us like that friend who knows a lot about games, movies, music and the like. A much more open minded and objective friend than most, but a friend nonetheless. So like any good friend, we want your honest feedback and opinion. In the coming months, we will be introducing a lot of different recurring features. This is an opportunity for our readers to help make this site what they want it to be.

Tell us what you would like to see. What can you expect for now is that we will be writing a lot about retro gaming, homebrew gaming, independent movies and more. Expect to see reviews and commentary of Youtube videos for example.

As for what I enjoy, I am very open minded, so I will play everything from RPGs to Strategy games, to the newest halo/gears of war. My taste in movies is the same way. I don’t look down on fun comedies like Anchorman just because I love the action and thrill of a movie like The Departed. You can also count on me to talk about less trendy and action packed Citizen Kane esque movies. My taste in music is just as limitless. And I like my babes white, black, brown, but most of all Asian ;-).

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