Running Man Challenge: Destiny Version



Guardians are both filled with the traveler’s light and light their feet – true fact.

Really real Game Review: BioShock Infinite



Well people it’s finally here, BioShock Infinite, after years of teasing, interviews, and award after award – the gamer at large was able to get their hands on it. It sucks. I’m sorry all, it does, and it sucks that it sucks. It is the possible the worst game to be played by man and sold in store. The only reason I haven’t taken this game back the first day I’ve played it is because of my journalistic principles to write down this review telling you all how much it sucks. Well… Let’s get this over with.


Not game footage, but you should be thankful I’m sparing it from you all with random youtube poop. You’re welcome.

Players play as Booker DeWitt a sexist, crude, unlikeable character who has done nothing to help humanity. All he does is drink, smoke and chase skirts. Unfortunately that sort life does catch up with you, now he owes people from coast to coast in one form or another. Apparently his debt is so huge that the only way to pay it off is to infiltrate a flying steampunk city and kidnap and magic girl from religious american zealous. Who’d you gamble with Booker, the devil?


The flying city of Columbia is a deathtrap, there is absolutely no room to move and every wrong step is a plummet to the sodden below. Of course that’s preferable way to  die compared to abysmal combat in the game. For some sort of tough guy, Booker can’t take a punch for nothing, always needing lizzy to pick his weak butt up. Speaking of which, Elizzabeth is the worst CPU character since tinkle; stupid, useless and good for nothing – it is the escort mission that won’t end.






This blows, this sucks, it is not only the wrong game the series, and of the year, but the worst game period. It needs to burn in the fiery pits of obscurity – forever.

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Video Game Armada’s top 5 Super Bowl Commercials 2013



Well this was quite a superbowl this year right? Power outages, secret hand signs to shadowy organizations, and nail biting ending? Yeah it was definitely more exciting than your average superbowl, which is more than I can say about the Commercials this year. I’ll be honest people, the only reason I watch the superbowl without my team playing is the entertaining commercials. Seriously why watch Football when you can sky crush players in the Crysis 3 beta. But hey the super bowl commercials are like best and the brightest of any commercial you would see normally because so many people are watching that superbowl. So they’re often flashy, impressive, funny, thought provoking, and all around awesome way to kill 90 seconds at a time. The Armada has even rated our favorites throughout the years, but this year, we only have five. I don’t know if it’s the economy fault or the fact that good ideas decided to take break this year but the majority of commercials were either tasteless, boring, or plain sucked. However we here at the Armada sifted through the garbage and found the ones worthy of being played over and over again because they’re great and, unlike their competition, actually made an effort. Enjoy:





5. E-Trade baby 2013



Well we all saw this one coming; the E-Trade baby is sort of the staple / mascot of SB commercials so not seeing him here would be weird. He’s only so low on the list because it not much of a thinking outside of the box type of commercial: he just explains the basics of finical fees while next to a pile of money. Well that’s not all the commercial does but it’s no ‘Milka what?!’





4. Morning Run



The Rock; world famous wrestler, semi-creditable movie star, and all-around entertaining guy. This time around his takes the role of good father as his three mutli-racial kids can’t eat their cereal because there is no in the house. So what’s the rock to do? Why chase down a milk truck while, at the same time, the world is suffering one problem after the next – will the rock get that darn milk truck? Let’s find out.







3. PSY’s Wonderful Pistachios



Ah PSY – will your crazy, hyper popularity never die. You dancing and then riding on a giant pistachio nut is still less weird than your actual Gangun Style music video, but in the same token just perfect for a Super Bowl Commercial, kudos.






2. Whisper Fight



Now that we know you would win in a fight between Goku vs. Superman (Thank you Death Battle), the next great conflict of our age has begun: which is the best part of an Oreo? Watch as a peaceful time at the library unfolds as this question is asked in ear shot.





1. Love Ballad



Well people M&M’s is quickly becoming the undefeated champions of Super Bowl Commercials, they took it last year and by gum they took in again this year. See in a previous commercial Red (the red M&M) found the love of his life, unfortunately she’s quite the chocoholic and only loves Red for his body. Red expresses is emotional conflict in song.




Happy New Year & welcome back to the Video Game Armada



Friends, gamers, countrymen (and women) welcome to the future. I mean it, 2013, isn’t that the year where there is always flying cars, robots, and holodecks. Well all those things may not ready for prime time yet but you know what is? That’s right, Video Game Armada – now with 30% more fans! It’s you all that gives Armada that special something and for that we’ll always be grateful. This year, like the years before, Armada will be full of awesome posts, reviews, and commentary about tech, entertainment and of course Video Games as a whole – starting today. Now I know its the new year and everyone’s ready to move on, but Blu actually found an awesome Christmas video featuring Spyro Skylanders that, for my professional due diligence, I must post. Trust me its worth it.




As for the new year itself – skilled superhero figureer,ItsJustSomeRandomGuy, created some multipurpose vid cards to help people with their resolutions (and our personal amusement as well). Ah people, 2013 is already starting on the good foot.



Old Grudges








New Beginnings




This Is The Year




Poetic License





Game Review – Skullgirls

TrueBackLash is back again people. Sorry for my absence lately, I’d tell you where I’d went to all this time but y’know it’s a matter of national security. Right now I want to talk Skullgirls and yes I’m aware the fighting game has been for over half a year. But darn it you were promised a Skullgirls review, so it’s time for me to pay the piper.

Skullgirls takes place in the Canopy Kingdom, a place inspired in part by America during the 1920s-1940s time period. Fresh off a war against a powerful being named the Skullgirl, the three countries of the kingdom are now enjoying a tentative peace. Despite this, there is a sizable Mafia presence in the kingdom as well as rumors of a new Skullgirl coming to life. Certain people within the kingdom (all women/girls so far) seek to fight the Skullgirl with the goal to obtain the Skull Heart, a magic skull that can grant the user one wish. If the wish is impure then the wisher will become the new Skullgirl.

Of the nine characters in the game as of this review, eight are playable with the ninth being the new Skullgirl/final boss herself. Like BlazeBlue, no two characters look alike, act alike or play alike. Each character presents a unique fighting style to exploit, from Filia’s shotoclone inspired moves to Peacock’s keepaway games to Parasoul’s assist based tactics. Zombie catgirl Ms. Fortune gets an honorable mention for being able to fight, with or without her head on her shoulders.

In terms of the technical aspects, Skullgirls holds up pretty well. The game’s fighting engine feels a lot like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in that they both have 3 on 3 combat, the ability to tag out to other partners and the ability to do insane air combos. There is also the ability to fight in bouts with uneven odds, though if the opponent is outnumbered, they will have more power than the 2-3 characters have separately. Graphically, this game is beautiful presenting unique anime-inspired character designs and awesome backgrounds all inked with vibrant colors. The voice acting is spot-on  and most of the tunes in the game are catchy.

The only downside in this game its that as of right now, there’s not much else to do once you beat story mode with all the characters except get more colors in arcade mode.


Skullgirls is a solid fighter with a style all it’s own. The price is right too $14.00 on PSN or XBL (converts to 1,200 Microsoft points). The issues that stops it from ascending  to greatness is it’s lack of features and overall content. The game just doesn’t feel finished in my opinion. That said, Skullgirls is a solid addition to PS3 and XBox’s fighting game selection. If you’re looking for a good game on the cheap, looking for a different type of fighting game, or you just want to see a bunch of cat fights, pick this game up.


WTF/FTW – Don’t reenact Platoon with Charlie Sheen


OK, lately Direct TV, a broadcast satellite service provider, has been producing ‘consequence’ commercials where they show the ‘consequences’ of using cable TV over Direct TV. Frankly they’re ridiculous and desperate attempts at humor at the expense of their competition. However their latest one is pretty good – all I got to say is “Duh…  Winning!”





Tales from the Net – Grandma Still Drives


You know I love my job, sure sometimes the editing is a pain but with the internet there always something new and interesting to enjoy. Most times I have to hunt it down, but on rare occasions you Armadaires sent it something that brings a smile to my face and at the same time makes my job all that easier – this is one such post. Now I’m not sure if this is real or a story someone came up with but whatever it is: it’s funny and entitled ‘Grandma Still Drives’. Enjoy!





Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:



Dear Grand-daughter,


The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker.


I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting..


So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.


Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.


I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed.


It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus!


While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed,



‘For the love of God!’


‘Go! Go! Go!’


‘Jesus Christ, GO!’



What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!


Everyone started honking!


I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people.


I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach..


I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.


I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant.


He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.


Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back.


My grandson burst out laughing.


Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!


A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.


I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.


So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.


I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.


So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!




Will write again soon,


Love, Grandma





Mano A Mano in el Bano – Final Round: The End





So after two day of straight you tube video competitions and trickery; where everything came to a head in hand to prop combat  which unlike we’ve never seen before or ever again, I winner has been decided: Isaiah Mustafa, once again defeats call comers and retains his reign as ‘Old Spice guy’. Not to take away from Fabio in anyway, shape, or form. He came out swing using everything at his disposal to win. Never the less the people have spoken and the Old Spice guy is victorious – at least for now. Something tells me a new challenger will be right around the corner, someday.





Now a few words from our champion.

Mano A Mano in el Bano – Round 45: The True Battle Begins



























Mano A Mano in el Bano – Round 44: The Return!