Author Archives: Evil Ambassador Olson

  • Britney Spears' Femme Fatale good enough to actually spend money on!

    This may not necessarily be the avenue to find readers who are also Britney Spears fans, but I have to say, I am very happy with her newest release, Femme Fatale. As a person who tries her best to get as much music for free through varying methods, like soliciting all of my friends to burn me CDs and scoping LiveJournal communities for posts, or just plain listening to them off of YouTube, (and no, I dont use illegal methods like KaZaa or Limewire – in fact, Im so outdated on those that the only ones I can reference are KaZaa and Limewire….Napster, anyone?), its amazing that I actually pulled out my credit card yesterday and purchased the entire album. It made me think that in todays day and age where free music is so accessible, it really puts the pressure on artists to release actual quality albums, and not just one with three great singles and nothing more.

    I remember when I was in middle school, just a bit before music downloading got really big, and you had no other option but to buy the entire CD because you liked a single. Then you were stuck with a crap CD just because you wanted to listen to the one song, from artists that never did anything else after (Trust Company is the first that comes to mind). Now, however, where iTunes is readily available for you to purchase just the one song, it is so much harder for artists to profit if they dont make their music the best. On top of that, if I dont like the singles I hear on the radio enough but still want to hear an entire album, thats when Ill start searching for other options besides paying for the 14-20 songs on iTunes.

    Therefore, I think it says a lot that I was so happy with Hold It Against Me and Till The World Ends I bothered to buy the entire album, for 14 of my hard earned dollars that could have bought me two meals at a place like Subway instead. And I have to say, Im not regretting it. Yes, I do still love the singles, but Im very happy with other songs like I Wanna Go, How I Roll, Trouble For Me, and Gasoline. Above all, my favorite right now is Criminal, its slow, moody, and speaks to every dumb girl like mes pension for guys that are totally wrong for us. I am sure not very many of you gamers are B. Spears fans, but its definitely a great new addition to her already fabulous collection, and a hell of a lot of fun to dance and party too.

    In other recent iTunes purchases (yes, purchases), I bought I Need a Doctor by Dr. Dre and friends, Dirty Talk by Wynter Gordon, Alors on Danse remix by Stromae with the insufferable but ingenious Kanye, and Stay the Night by James Blunt, who Im ever loyal to. Definitely glad with my new music!

  • Creative and deliciously nerdy marriage proposals!

    Ohhhhh myyyy goshhhhh!!! Recently pictures surfaced on the Internet of one of the most adorably nerdy and creative marriage proposal I think I may have ever seen! Its always fun to see some great Poké-nerds join the viral internet photo and video gallery, and at this certainly was a super effective way of catching his bride to be! (Get it? Get it?) Clearly she wasnt resistant to his element! I guess he was the Nidoking to her Nidoqueen! Okay, that last one was terrible. Ill just post the pictures and move on.




    PS. In case you didnt see the Harry Potter proposal, heres a picture. Pretty cute too! Hopefully he didnt slip her some Romilda Vane-like chocolates and this is the real thing! Okay okay, Ill stop. I promise. I know Im not funny.



  • Please help Evil Controllers save the world through gaming!

    EVIL CONTROLLERS PARTNERS WITH CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOLERS TO SAVE THE WORLD WITH GAMING

    Tempe, AZ. (April 2011) – In the April spirit of going green, Evil Controllers is partnering with high school team Gamers Go Green from Chicagos Whitney M. Young High School to host the first-ever green Game Hour. Led by students Daniel Romero, Evan London, Noelanni Alvarez, Courtney Mills, Donte White, Adam He, and supported by the one and only Evil Controllers, Game Hour will occur on April 23, 2011.

    But what is Game Hour? Its simple. On Saturday, April 23, at any selected hour of the day unique to each family, Evil Controllers and Gamers Go Green will ask everyone to abstain from the use of the electricity in their house. Sound familiar? Maybe, because something like it has been done before. But whats different about Game Hour is that during the time span, all families will be asked to sit down together and play a game, any game, and enjoy it together. Whether video games, board games, or any other type of game, electricity should only be used in a single room, and shut off everywhere else in the house. The gaming hour can take place at any time of the day, as long as it lasts for an entire hour, and it is suggested to occur during the day when natural light is available. As the 23rd is the day after Earth Day, Evil Controllers and Gamers Go Green want to highly encourage relaxing and spending quality time with your closest family while sparing the Earth some of its valuable resources. The purpose of all of this is to reduce to use of our resources and have fun while doing it, stated student leader, Daniel Romero. Our ultimate goal is to eventually make this a nationally advertised holiday like Earth day. Thats our idea and how wed like to do it.

    At the end of the day, the Earth will greatly thank all participants, as will Gamers Go Green with their well deserved As in biology.

    In order to keep track, Gamers Go Green and Evil Controllers will ask participants to click Like at the official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Game-Hour/200003243365204. Evil Controllers and Gamers Go Green will also ask families to record video to upload to YouTube and post on the Gamers Go Green Facebook, or to take photos of their own Game Hour event to submit to the Facebook page, which will be made into a montage (or two) for Evil Controllers YouTube channel in gratitude to all participants.

    Several other organizations are already on board to support Game Hour. In support of Gamers Go Green, professional gamer Fatal1ty will be hosting a green Game Hour himself, and will be posting videos about it on his website, Facebook, and YouTube. Optic Nation will be regularly reaching out to their networks in encouragement by posting videos on their YouTube channels. BHLGaming.com will be hosting an Xbox 360 Lights Out Tournament on Saturday, April 23rd as well at 5PM EST/10 PM GMT/2 PM PST. The tournament is a free-for-all event, open to everyone that signs up at BHLGaming.com/forums. A full overview of the tournament and rules can be found at http://BHLGaming.com/forums in the event section. Next, Gaming For the Cure will be hosting a tournament that same day, encouraging competitors to participate in the Green Gaming Hour by turning off all of the lights in their houses except for the room that they are playing in. Sign ups will be on http://www.gamingforthecure.org, with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. S.O.S. Gamers will be conducting its April Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament fundraiser in support of the March of Dimes Foundation. During the final hour of the tournament, S.O.S. Gamers will have all participants play out the final matches of the tournaments on one TV screen in support of Game Hour. Once the event is completed, S.O.S. Gamers will then host a smaller Super Smash Bros. Brawl session, where everyone in attendance will enjoy playing the game in one large room with all other electronic devices in the space shut off. SOS Gamers fan page is at http://www.facebook.com/SOSHQ.

    On top of the efforts for going green, the Gamers Go Green Facebook will have a donation button with all proceeds benefiting AbleGamers, the disabled gamers resource and friends of Evil Controllers. Evil Controllers greatly thanks Gamers Go Green for the opportunity to partner with them to facilitate an innovative event for a great cause. Even though were Evil, we love to do good.

    Help us support the Earth and save the world, one hour of gaming at a time.

    About Evil Controllers:

    Evil Controllers is a controller modification company based out of Tempe, Arizona. Evil Controllers is one of the first companies to offer professional Rapid Fire and Fast Reload controller mods. Our controller mods are created to support the most popular franchises in the industry, covering a variety of genres. Evil Controllers is also popular for their cooperation with the Able Gamers. We create custom controllers for disabled gamers with button modification and relocation customization. Evil Controllers works hard to ensure that every gamer can have fun doing what they love, playing games.

    About Gamers Go Green:

    The Game Hour bio group is a group of students doing their homework, saving the world, and having fun with it! The team is made up of freshmen from Whitney M. Young, a high school in Chicago, Illinois. Group members include Evan London, Donte White, Courtney Mills, Noelanni Alvarez, Adam He, and Daniel Romero. The people in the group all have one thing in common: they love gaming. Gamers Go Green members play first person shooters, MMORPGs, and some casual games. Hence, they decided to make their idea to save the world revolve around gaming. Thus, Game Hour began!

    Press Contacts:

    Lindsey Olson

    Evil Ambassador of PR

    Phone: 253.691.2539

    Email: lindsey@evilcontrollers.com

  • Tiny mousey baby causes campus-wide panic!

    Technology may be pretty advanced nowadays, but I guess its no match for a rough and tumble, lean and mean…mouse? Okay, seriously guys!! That has to be a joke!!

    This past Monday, April 11, I left Evil Controllers two hours early to be able to study with a friend before my CIS 105 exam (because yes, I did wait til my last semester of my senior year to take CIS 105). When we got there, I first noticed things were a little off when we were remarkably let into the parking structure for free – when ASU even gives their prized overpriced income raising parking for free, you know something is wrong. As we walked to campus, conversation was buzzing loudly around the W.P. Carey building about a power outage. Apparently, the power had gone out about an hour prior, and no one knew why or how or when the power would be back on. Some speculated the construction workers hit a main line or something, but no one really knew. Thus, even though I had the idea my test would be canceled, my friend Heather and I sat around studying and waiting, just in case things were to change.

    However, nothing changed. When 2 p.m. rolled around, my teacher announced the test would be moved to Wednesday, causing celebration from the kids who didnt study and annoyance from the ones like me who did, who wanted to just get it over with. Frankly I wish he would have just put the damn thing online! As someone working 9-5 with the exception of this one in-person class, it would have been much easier.

    Anyways, later on ASU and Arizona Public Service officials announced the cause to this disaster that scared the hell out of students in the lowest basement floors and Michael Crow alike. A teeny, tiny mousey rodent baby had chewed through two feeder circuits and created a short, affecting the entire campus. To say the very least, it was horrifying, said junior Megan Graber, as quoted in the State Press regarding her experience. Graber was alone in the downstairs of Payne Hall and had to use walls to feel her way to an exit. In other news, the mouse inevitably died from electrocution.

    This makes me think, how much can we really rely on technology? All it took was a baby creature that probably looked something like this

    to completely disable the largest college campus in the United States for over five hours. The Internet wasnt working because the routers couldnt get electricity. No one could use the buildings, as very few had generators. What could be said for the future, with more and more of our lives relying on electricity to power everything we interact with and use for basic functioning? Our cell phones that need charging, our computers to do everything from work to entertainment to answering simple questions? More yet, our Xboxes, which have provided me an entire job for the past 8 months, and provided millions of gamers with something to do and a place to socially connect?

    Interesting thought. Lets hope the rodents dont some day figure out a way to rise against us and cause nationwide blackouts and chaos! Yikes!

  • Ambassador Olson's Website Review: Cracked.com


    Weve never done one of these before on our blog, but I wanted to give a shout out to my long time favorite website (alongside Facebook, but thats everyones favorite website), Cracked.com. Ive been following the site daily for just short of a year and a half now, and they never fail to impress, educate, and entertain me. And, to get me to stick around consistently with a website for that long is certainly a feat!

    For those of you who arent familiar with the website, Cracked.com is a humor site that uploads daily articles (mainly in list form, which are always my favorite articles), comics, videos, and photos. With a large collection of writers working for them, their articles come in a variety of different styles and topics, ranging from the recent 6 Famous Frivolous Lawsuit Stories That Are Total B.S. to some of my other favorites, 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly), and 6 Adorable Cat Behaviors With Shockingly Evil Explanations. And, of course, I could never forget to mention that they share my love for Theodore Roosevelt and have expressed that with a huge library of articles written about his overall badassness and impressiveness.

    What I love about Cracked is that it never fails to make me laugh while actually teaching me some pretty interesting and educational scientific and historical information. Cracked writers take amazing facts that a history book makes so boring, and turns them into an exciting read. I actually can credit Cracked to my now love for history, a subject I got a C in during high school because frankly, textbooks are boring. History isnt, and thanks to Cracked, I get to experience it in a way I hadnt before seen possible. For example, without Cracked.com, I wouldnt have ever heard of the fact that Andrew Jackson practically destroyed the white house twice with parties, once involving a giant cheese wheel, or the fact that Ghenghis Khan is a grandfather to somewhere around .01 percent of todays population because he was such a pimp (hey, I didnt say it was important historical knowedge, did I?). On top of that, I gain great conversation starters with cited scientific facts to back them up…Did you guys know that were not actually supposed to shower every single day? Gross, but I learned it at Cracked. Complete with scientific proof.

    Furthermore, Cracked offers some great contests for reader feedback and interaction. The photoshop contests are great. I definitely have laughed out loud more times than I can count because of Cracked.com, so I absolutely suggest to all our readers that you head over and check out the site!

    P.S. If youre looking for more, I also highly suggest 11points.com and Oddee.com. Great for boredom. Maybe I'll review them next!

  • Nintendo 3DS first-day break and make a record

    As of this Tuesday, Nintendo confirmed that the first-day 3DS sales in the United States were the highest ever for any Nintendo hand-held system. Unfortunately, however, no exact numbers were released and wont be released until early to mid April (which, I guess isnt that far away, even though it sure feels like it), when they announce the first-week US sales.

    The 3DS, which launched on the 27th in the United States, sold a hefty amount through preorders, which apparently doubled the amount of preorders for the Wii on Amazon. The 3DS also came with about 30 new titles released as well, including:

    Asphalt 3D (Ubisoft)

    Bust-a-Move Universe (Square Enix)

    Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D (Ubisoft)

    Crush 3D (Sega)

    Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo Koei)

    Dual Pen Sport (Namco Bandai)

    Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars (LucasArts)

    Madden NFL Football (EA Sports)

    Nintendogs & Cats (Nintendo)

    Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo)

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (Konami)

    Rabbids Travel in Time (Ubisoft)

    Rayman 3D (Ubisoft)

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom)

    Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai)

    Samurai Warriors Chronicles (Tecmo Koei)

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (Atlus)

    Steel Diver (Nintendo)

    Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom)

    The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts)

    Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega)

    Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom)

    Thor: God of Thunder (Sega)

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Ubisoft)

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft)

    What about you, readers? Bought your 3DS yet? Or waiting for Ocarina of Time to come out first?

  • Evil Controllers donates to Susan G. Komen to help find a cure for breast cancer

    Although we're a little late on the announcement, its never too late to give to charity and especially never too late to support the fight against breast cancer. As we had announced we would on our blog on February 1st, we recently donated proceeds from all Pink Camo controllers sold in February to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

    However, thats not all. The campaign went so well that we decided to heck with Breast Cancer awareness month at Evil Controllers – lets make it a Breast Cancer Awareness Forever! Therefore, Evil Controllers extended the time for Breast Cancer Awareness efforts and will now donate proceeds each month from every Pink Camo controller that continues to sell! We look forward to helping raise more money to find a cure, and to continue celebrating all of the ladies in our lives.

    Keep it coming on the Pink Camo, readers!

  • AT&T announces its merger with T-Mobile - for 39 billion dollars

    This past weekend, AT&T announced that it would be purchasing T-Mobile and that the two companies would be merging, all for the low price of $39 billion dollars.

    Through this acquisition, AT&T will move far ahead in the game, and maybe people will stop hating everything AT&T does. Maybe. After the merger, AT&T will become the only GSM wireless provider in the USA, and taking over T-Mobiles network infrastructure will allow AT&T to be able to expand their 4G LTE network. As a result, coverage will increase vastly, allowing AT&T to be able to reach 95 percent of the US population – this will add 46.5 million subscribers to the companys database.

    Look out Verizon! While I may love your service this is certainly interesting. As shown in the picture below (from IGN.com), this is going to magnanimously increase coverage and cut down on the amount of dropped calls and static-y service.



  • The Dark Knight Rises updates - Joseph Gordon-Levitt has officially joined the cast

    Oh happy day. The love of my life Joseph Gordon-Levitt (if youve been following my blogs, you know my current affinity for him and the new Spidey Andrew Garfield) is officially signing on for the next Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. Apparently, Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone, the youngest son of Mafia Boss Carmine Falcone who was played by Tom Wilkinson in 2005s Batman Begins. Alberto Falcone, otherwise known as The Holiday Killer, will continue the Chris Nolan trend of using more realistic nemeses instead of the cartoony ones like Poison Ivy, Penguin, and the Riddler. I think Gordon-Levitt, who has been featured in films like Inception, (500) Days of Summer, and 10 Things I Hate About You back in the day, will rock the part, with his talent for portraying characters strongly but without overplaying his roles. His knack for subtle confidence and assured characters will certainly help out, although I am definitely curious to see him playing a bad guy instead of more of a hero.


    Within time, these two will essentially be the same person! Except one is hotter.

    The Dark Knight Rises is currently filming and is expected to drop sometime around July 2012. As of recently, British actress Juno Temple has joined the cast to play an unidentified street-smart Gotham girl, and Catwoman will be playing a role in the next installment as well.


  • Angry Bird's CEO declares the "death of console gaming"

    Bold statement, but certainly an interesting notion. This past weekend, Rovio (the makers of games like the crazily popular Angry Birds) CEO Peter Vesterbacka went so far as to announce his belief that console games are dying and will soon become extinct in the modern world of gaming.

    Vesterbacka made this declaration at a panel moderated by Venture Beat at this last weekends South by Southwest Interactive in Texas, stating that the idea of paying $50 for a game was essentially nonsensical and would not be lasting much longer. Yes, Angry Birds has been downloaded over 100 million times according to the studio, but that definitely was quite a statement for a CEO of a still young company to come out with.

    What do you think, readers? Most likely anyone reading this blog is a console gamer, seeing as Evil Controllers specifically makes controllers for those consoles, and with new developments by Microsoft, Sony, and the likes, I dont personally see console gaming going anywhere. Black Ops alone has sold approximately 13.7 million units thus far, and I think people want more than just addicting games to play on their phones that leave little option for plot development, astounding artwork, and characters you can really get involved with and care for. For example, Angry Birds and other silly cell phone games may be more addicting, but they dont offer everything every single gamer may want. I know I like RPG games where I can see a storyline and follow characters along their quests and see them evolve and change, and I know Im not the only one that feels that way. Games like that cant afford to sell for less than $50 like mobile games can, and with the amount the offer, they shouldnt be expected to. I certainly think Vesterbacka is a little crazy when he says he sees no future in console gaming, and I definitely at least hope he is wrong for many, many years to come.

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