Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Video Summary:
Let's Play The Simpsons: Hit and Run Extra #1

Ok, these summaries are going to be pretty brief since they are only extra videos.

Anyways, this video has wager races and it also shows you were to use the Level 3 ticket you can get with all the collector cards. That's really all it is. :P

I gotta say though, that Level 7 wager race really rubbed me the wrong way. It seemed like everytime i hit something, my car automatically turned the other way. That annoyed me more than actually hitting anything, because the game is fairly generous with that.

Also, I talked about a trick to getting coins in the video that I never really elaborated on because I was going to give a link to those cheats. However, I don't really remember if the trick is in that section or if it was in an FAQ I checked. Basically, if you read this blog, here is the trick;

"When you go through levels for the very first time, don't destroy the boxes or the vending machines. Instead, kick them twice, get the coins, and then leave the level. Come back and the boxes will be restored. If you destroy the boxes, they will disappear forever."

So yeah, that may actually be the best way to get coins (maybe), but the wager races also help as well. Only thing about the wager races is that traffic can screw you very badly. However, if you have a good car and if you are a decent driver, you should be fine.

That's about it for this video though. See you tomorrow for the 2nd of 3 extras!


Back in the day, I watched a lot of TV. Whenever I would do something in my house, I always made sure the TV was on. And since my room is the perfect angle from my living room, I can play video games in my room, look through my doorway, and still see the tv perfectly. However, as I have gotten older, I find myself not watching as much tv anymore. I'm not really sure why, but there are really only 3 or 4 shows I watch anymore that I actually turn on the TV to watch; The Simpsons, Seinfeld re-runs, South Park, and the show Im going to talk about today; Hell's Kitchen.

I don't know why I like Hell's Kitchen so much. I've never really been a fan of the premise of reality shows but for HK, it just seems to work, and I have been an avid watcher since the first season. Anyways, tonight, the season finale of this batch of contestants (Season 6, btw) is here and I'll actually have something to watch tonight during a 2 hour block, something that rarely happens to me.

Just a warning, if you have no idea of what I am talking about, you may want to just skip this entry entirely.

Anyways, I thought this season was rather interesting. I thought they had the most unique selection of chefs than they have ever had this time, and what's more is that all of them (or at least a vast majority) had some kind of unique character trait that made it at least a little interesting to watch, and now the finale is upon us and Im finding myself wanting to see how this season closes out.

I think I'll cover the major points of the season (and the major contestants) one by one and give my opinion of them.

1) First of all, bringing Robert from last season back was a huge mistake. I liked Robert last season, but this season he was acting like a bitch the entire time and he made himself look like an asshole. There were some funny moments, but I don't think that justified him being back again. Also, he definitely wasn't healthy enough to warrant that comeback (even if he did lose some weight, he was still at major risk).

2) When Joseph treatened Chef Ramsey at the end of Episode 2, that was just ridiculous and looked really fake and played out. If he was honestly that mad at being tormented by Ramsey, then actually punch him. Don't call him a bitch and look tough if you aren't going to do anything. Or perhaps he was all talk and no fight? Either way, it looked really fake....

3) How many chefs got injured or sent to the medic (or hospital) this season? Definitely more than any other one. What's kind of disappointing is the way they try to make these accidents look more serious than they actually are. I've gone into 3 or 4 episodes now with the impression something bad is going to happen to Dave (who fractured his wrist and can't move an entire arm), and even though I know it's just HK's way of making it look very dramatic when it actually isn't, it gets annoying....very very quickly.

4) Chef Suzanne.....I never want to see her again. She is such a bitch, she is so full of herself, and she has no idea how a team functions, especially in Hell's Kitchen. The contestants were quickly annoyed with her, and so were the viewers. I don't think there was a single person out there who was actually rooting for her, and I'm glad she wasn't the winner this season (although she did make it to the Top 5). Yeah, she was good, but she wasn't the only good one, which she made herself out to be. I really hate people like that. My play-by-play on Suzanne.....she just needs to stop talking.

5) Ok, now for perhaps the most controversial contestant....Tennille. To be honest, I actually didn't mind Tennille. She had some rough moments, and sure, her attitude was far from the best, and of course she talked and complained a lot. However, in the long run, she could cook, she could get aggressive in the kitchen, and she has strong leadership qualities and could possibly lead a kitchen....that is if the kitchen didn't want to destroy her first. She has shown remarkable growth and determination of any contestant I have ever seen and she should definitely consider herself a winner in that fashion.

Ok, I'm sure I could find other things to talk about, but I don't really want to cover thirteen 45-minute episodes worth of content, so I just touched on the major points. Now I'll go on to the finale.

They are doing something a little different this year. Instead of having 2 episodes of the last two contestants, they are having 2 hours of content in one week, the first half being the Final Three, second half being the finals, which I guess they are condensing quite a bit this time. The remaining chefs are Ariel, Dave, and Kevin. Ariel has shown great promise throughout the season, but is still weak in many areas, and her performance lately, I think, doesn't warrant her being in the finals. Dave is great, he is a hard-worker, and he can be a force to be reckoned with and only have 1 freaking arm to work with. He definitely deserves to be in the finals, but I don't know if he can bring a strong leadership role to the table though. Kevin has been consistent throughout the entire competition, has made very few mistakes, and can definitely lead a kitchen better than anyone else at this time. He perhaps has the best chance to win this, but will growth and determination excel over experience? In the past it has, but I think Kevin has a pretty good shot right now. Dave and Ariel will have to overcome their weaknesses, and if they do, Kevin may not win. I will be rooting for Dave though.

So yeah, just felt like giving my opinion on the matter. Can't wait for the finale tonight! Good luck HK chefs! And for my readers, sorry I wasted an entry on this, but since I've been watching, I felt like I wanted to broadcast my opinion in some way :P


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