Σάββατο, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Let’s talk about joy.

Under the glooming void of the economical crisis in Greece, having to pay like a bazillion of illegal and unjust taxes, with all my time being spent between my job and my Master Degree, still find myself some time to enjoy. I don’t want to bitch again so here are some of the mindless stupid stuff I enjoyed doing the previous weeks.

Κυριακή, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Cheap-o-matic review: Blaze Megadrive portable console (update)


Firecore consoles are here for good in order revive memories and be a constant source of ear-rape. I wanted to have one, just for the lulz of it. My brother, who shares my love with retro stuff and curiosity for  managed to get me one for my nameday. Here’s another of the bazillion reviews floating around the internet for the Blaze Megadrive Portable console.

Κυριακή, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Σάββατο, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Remembering: 10 fun facts about Dreamcast for new and casual gamers.


Well if you consider yourself not so “geeky” but you still feel like learning some things from the past, you are in the right spot.

This article is dedicated especially for the young gamers who weren’t born in 1999 or they started playing games in mid 00’s. That means, that you kids were blessed with Gamecube, PS2 and the original Xbox as starting point, but you don’t really know much about that “other” console.

Also, this list is for everyone who plays casually or isn’t much of a gamer but wants to achieve some knowlege about the industry’s past.

Κυριακή, 21 Αυγούστου 2011

Παρασκευή, 19 Αυγούστου 2011

Friday to Saturday randomness: Superheroes’ fashion design is weird.

I’ve been talking with my brother earlier today about the fact that Hollywood is running out of ideas and reviving all the comic heroes. We realized that almost ALL Marvel and DC heroes are dressed quite innapropriately for their… well.. mucho nature. I mean.. let’s have a detailed look.

Δευτέρα, 20 Ιουνίου 2011

5 video games που θα έκαναν τους πολιτικούς της Ελλάδας καλύτερους


Ας το παραδεχτούμε. Οι άρχοντες που εκλέξαμε είναι ποιό χάλια και απο τους καλεσμένους της Ανίτας Πάνια. Δικιά μας η μαλακιά for sure, οπότε σκεφτείτε και εσείς να παίξετε αυτά τα παιχνίδια μήπως κατανοήσετε πότε ένας πολιτικός είναι καλός.

Παρασκευή, 27 Μαΐου 2011

Marioland’s land and Marioland International blogs are now a distant memory in the past

old bannerWhen it comes to blogging, I’m not a stranger. Erasing my old blogs right now taught me a valuable lesson: We need to go on, get better and sometimes simplier. Here’s how my blogging face as Marioland (I still AM Marioland by the way…) began its journey through the blogosphere.

Πέμπτη, 26 Μαΐου 2011

Quickie: Best gaming cover ever

This is so good.…

Well isn’t it nice to share the love for Portal 2 with other people on the interwebs?

Apparently so, ExtraHype is like having a brother that’s not human, but a website. I haven’t seen any other site pushing so much Portal culture and I just can’t get enough of it.

Anyway, back to the song. I’m having illusions now. Like a cross genre between portal and Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s THAT good.

Also, Valve wants us to buy their soundtrack. Either way it’s shockingly nice that they offer the first volume for downloading, along with some nice ringtones. I already put the Turret Wife Serenade on my phone. When I saw the surprised and perplexed faces of the people as they unexpectedly hear it, it made me crack a smile. It’s a strange melody produced by some strange digitalized voices. What’d you expect?

Unlockment Achieved for Valve and that guitar guy.

Δευτέρα, 23 Μαΐου 2011

Five possible reasons the judgement day failed to happen


The possible judgement day was a big thing around the news networks, as well as the internet. Many followers of that guy (I don’t recall the name and I don’t care) that made a “mathematical” equation out of the bible that predicted that the world would have been ended last Saturday are now standing confused.The world obviously didn’t end.

Κυριακή, 22 Μαΐου 2011

HAX! In the name of loooooove!

Μία ερώτηση που δέχομαι απελπιστικά συχνά είναι η εξής: “Μάριε ξέρεις κάποιον τρόπο να χακάρω και να μπω στο προφίλ κάποιου άλλου;”
Η απάντηση είναι κλασσική και διπλωματική. Όχι δεν ξέρω και δεν θα ασχοληθώ ποτέ να μάθω.
Τώρα τελευταία την δέχομαι την ερώτηση υπερβολικά πολύ. Δεν ξέρω απο πού πήραν την εντύπωση οτι εγώ μπορεί να ξέρω κάτι τέτοιο. ΟΚ δεν είμαι ξένος στις διάφορες “πλάγιες” τεχνικές, αλλά το χακάρισμα άλλων λογαριασμών δεν είναι στο γνωστικό μου πεδίο.

Σάββατο, 21 Μαΐου 2011

Βράδια βαρεμάρας και το Ελληνικό κίνημα της πλατείας

Πλατεία Εξαρχείων
Είσαστε κλεισμένοι σπίτι μέρες τώρα και δεν έχετε τίποτα να κάνετε; Τα απογεύματά σας είναι τόσο βαρετά που εύχεστε να μπορούσατε να πάτε κάπου έξω βρέ αδερφέ, να δείτε λίγο κόσμο αλλά σκέφτεστε τα λεφτά; Η απάντηση είναι μία: πάμε πλατεία!

Let the new blog begin

This is a new blog. Well Duh,

I will merge my other two blogs (Mariolandsland, Mariolandinternational) here and I'll just delete them. Then, I'll start anew with both English and Greek posts about games, real life, thoughts and other random shit that you may not care about. So, as I fight to figure out how to take rid to the annoying white background corners of the banner using photoshop, keep connected to my other blogs. Thanks a bunch an see ya in a while.

Κυριακή, 13 Μαρτίου 2011

Life and all of its (annoying) friends

Hello thar. It’s been a while since I last posted. My last post was also a mess. A painful mess that took the blog with it into the bottom of the quality hole. But I’m still proud I wrote it.

Anyway, to the point. I’ve got my Degree (Degree +Master1 for the ones who study in 3-year schools) It’s over. So, here’s how I feel.


Did it worth the time? For the paper itself, only time will tell. Things in Greece are pretty ugly on finding a proper job. So, I’m about to end up doing something completely different than my degree. woo hoo?

Talking on doing something completely different, I found a job. Well I am not WOKING now, since I’m still in training, but that’s what I’ll be doing for the following months.


“hey there, is mr (random name) at home? Are you his wife? I’m calling on behalf of a (not so random company but let’s not say names) for a reduction that you can achieve in your electricity bill.” It’s promotional, outbound sales.

We are trying to be pressing and polite at the same time which is kind of weird to pull off. But then, have you ever tried to talk to a university professor recently? It’s the same thing. But you must face different people.

The customers on the other side of the line may have a bazillion different reactions but they have been narrowed into five.

1. Positive


Especially when there was an advertisement in a morning-zone television show, the inbound calls were ALL like this. Outbound calls not so much but, hey, there are all sorts of people out there.

2. Hesitating


They also want to ask their wives/husbands, want to discuss with someone of trust. The worst case scenario is when, after five minutes of explaining the details, they say “It’s all good as YOU are sayin’ but I need to see it written to be sure about it”. Seriously?

3. Negative


Some of them are polite and say “no thank you” some others just hung up. Others say how annoying it is to call. The worst is when you get a furious one, screaming every curseword of the Greek language.


The last thing I condone is impolite people. Just say “sorry I’m not interested” and hang up the damn thing.

The other two types are everybody’s favorites

4. Answering Machine


and 5. FAX


The training is going fine. The team leader is a cool guy which tries to confort all the newbies, since he was a newbie himself once. Another guy from the higher tiers of the company was also good and fine, trying to tell us not to be afraid of taking new steps in our lives and stuff. Which is, in terms of recruiting new workers, pretty well thought so not to scare newcomers.

Another guy that had to do with the team, didn’t do his best as the others did. He went on a pretty “strong” lecturing inside the telephone center, knowing that there were fresh trainees that he haven’t introduced himself before. The lecturing was also for meaningless things. It was about “not being in the specific program they use to call” while the callbacks aren’t nessesarily recorded by the program or something like that, as the girl working next to me told me.

So, that’s that.

I think that I haven’t made anything funny on this post. Also, I think that I haven’t covered everything that’s going on in my life these days. So, expect a new post soon-ish.

Κυριακή, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Fabula Nova Random

Here are some random thoughts that I randomly drew.

A four-panel about how Final Fantasy games are produced lately

The characters


The characteristics of the main character


Other characters’ characteristics


Finally, the setting

As shown in FFXIII recently, it’s amazing but makes a no sense.

Let’s move on to the next subject

Pricing of the new portable game consoles caused some rage.

First, the price of 3DS announced:


And then, the NGP came along


So, that’s exactly what happened to our site (http://game20.gr). Apparently we have a lot of Sony fanboys that can’t shut up and just play games.

To finish that atrocity of a post, I’ll express my Issues with John Marston from Red Dead Redemption. This character has two moods.image


So, there. John Marston has no emotions other than complete apathy and complete fury. Nothing in between at all!

Apparently you are at the end of this post. Congratulations! You have patience…


My crappy English ruined an already ruined post. Able Sondier? In French means “the guy that sings” Maybe Square Enix should consider a Final Fantasy game that’s also a musical! Ο Γελαστούλης χαμογελάει πλατιά. Also, tslit = slit.