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Nendoroid Mercy (Or Why I Want These “Toys”)

I’m a guy in his early 30’s who has collected his fair share of figures. I mean, just look at this…

This is is nothing compared to some people…

It had come to my attention that a certain toy company was making a line of Overwatch characters and one of them, Mercy, is among the line-up.

I am not a psychologist, but from what I’ve read (Carl Jung’s “Man And His Symbols”, and “Jung on the Active Imagination”) did I start realizing why I collect these things many people would regard as a waste of money.

The male characters have something I see in myself and utilize them in their own success. For example: Raphael is volatile, and Batman is grumpy and/or stoic. Star-Lord’s active ego/confidence is one that mine can aspire to.

Then there’s the females. These are anima who have characteristics I do not. Lara Croft is adventurous and conquers fear (especially of heights), and Mercy has a benevolence that’s literally painted angelic.

I could go on with all the figures I own, but you get the point.

I believe we collect these things because we’re scribes of these ideals that these characters represent. You can look at a person’s bookshelf or movie collection and get an idea of who they are.

The funny thing is I’ve almost stopped collecting these because I feel like I’ve “made my point” to myself. At first I thought it was because it didn’t make me happy anymore, but it never really did. Perhaps I was on a search of who I am. It’s easier to buy something that’s already made into something you like than it is to create something that represents you.

Now I’m using my strength to create things, and music will do for now, but I’m looking forward to other things that are already taking shape in my mind and on paper…

…but first I need-nay-WANT that Mercy figure.

-G


Thought: Big Video Game Retail

I’ve seen quite a few of former employee videos about their testament to working in big video game retail. All crappy experiences. I can only imagine what its like to play video games (watch movies, read books, etc.) for a significant amount of time, learn what its like to do the right thing through those mediums, and have to put up with things that irk  moral fiber at your job surrounded by your favourite stories that teach you otherwise.


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WAIFU Promo Photo

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Soon.

Check out: http://www.radutron.com/music

Photo by: Melissa Jim


Talking about Being Creative

Trying to talk about the creative things I’ve done in the past, and what’s to come for the future. If you listen as far as my cat purring at the start of this, I thank you!

Playing “Tearaway” for PS4. Boy, is this a really cute, and fun game!

Song: “Robots! (Sans Robots!)” by RADUTRON
Download here: http://www.radutron.com/music

Artists Sitting Down While Flipping Me The Bird: https://radutron.com/2014/04/06/artists-flipping-me-the-bird-2013/


New WAIFU track: CHUN

WAIFU is well under underway, and I’ve finished a new track. An ode to Chun-Li from Street Fighter! You can download it here!


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Being In A Rock Band (Part 3 of 3)

 

The 1 hour finale of my story of being in The Rabid Whole.
I talk about the period of about June 2013 to the end of 2014, and my thoughts on the end, and what I think we did wrong.

I realized that I hadn’t explained why I’ve been getting my leg infections. I’d been through radiation tests, tons of blood work, and samples of the swelling pus that would appear from my leg, and nothing came up that was wrong. My doctor said if there is nothing it’s “idiopathic”. To me it’s the physical manifest of stress, and unhappiness. Thankfully I hadn’t had an outbreak since about July 2015.

Song: “Bound To Get Worse” by The Rabid Whole from the EP “PROBLEMS”
Footage me playing “Rise Of The Tomb Raider” for PS4.

Photo of my reflection  from my adventure hat taken early 2012 on our way to SXSW when we stopped at a hotel, and everyone with us decided to go out for supper, and I stayed behind to be alone.

Here’s my statement about The Rabid Whole I did back in early 2015: https://radutron.com/2015/06/08/i-gotta-tell-ya-folks/

-George


First track from “WAIFU”.

Here’s the first track, from the upcoming record, WAIFU. Inspired by the character Jack from the video game series Mass Effect.

Jack satisfied my messiah-complex in the game. Plus, she’s just beautiful with that shaved skull, and omega tattoo.


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My place in YouTube

Over the last few months I’ve gotten into the whole YouTube video posting thing.

This started once a friend from back in my TRW days asked me to be on his podcast just talking about video games. It turned out to be a regular thing for me, and I enjoy it very much! Everyone on the podcast has their own YouTube channel, so I thought I’d get back into making videos.

Since getting a PS4, its been very easy to capture my gaming sessions to video. So I just import them to my computer, and record my own commentary over them. This has been a great way for me to sort of combine a “let’s play” and a video blog together. I also have been dabbling in creating some more video game cover songs.

I’m not cranking out videos every 5 min, but when I can I’ll put one out. I’m more interested in quality, not quantity.

I’m not looking to get popular at all, I just feel like I want an outlet to project my thoughts with my favourite hobby.

Anyways, here’s a few videos…More to come…Boom…


Dear Tell Tale,

I just recently finished “Tales From The Borderlands”. I have to say it was phenomenal!

I’ve played through “Back To The Future”, both “Walking Dead” seasons, and “The Wolf Among Us”, and love all of them. But it was this title that cemented why I love good story in video games.

I’m 31, and have been gaming since I was 5. Except back then I thought shows like “Law And Order” we’re terribly boring. The script has been flipped now and I truly prefer a great story –and even better– a “choose-your-own-context” in video games.

I’ve played through the first “Borderlands” titles, and I love how you captured the humour, the lore, and the style of it. Even the flux between humour and drama was perfect! It had me guessing the whole time until the end! I thought Felix was the mysterious guy with the shotgun. Wrong!

Anyways, keep on doing a great job. Looking forward to picking up “Batman” on PS4 next month.

Love,
George.

P.S.
Fav parts:

• The “will they or won’t they” with Rhys and Sascha.

• Loader Bot and Gortys

• Sascha’s gift

• The Power Rangers reference

• Pretty much everything in Episode 4 and 5

• The music intros to each episode!!!


Fallout 4 – 1st Play-through Highlights

Some highlights of my first play-through of Fallout 4. The inclusion of your companion’s input, and the drama of the main story was nothing short of spectacular. V.A.T.S. is always fun too.


Even more Fallout 4 Screenshots

Here’s the last of my screenshots of my first play-through of Fallout 4. I’m still playing this game. Love it…

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Dismally beautiful.

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Smile, Pipes…

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I always felt like I was on another planet (ala Mass Effect), while in The Glowing Sea.

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This Mirelurk Queen never saw it coming.

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Pretty inviting.

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Piper just had to pose for this one.

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A nice close-up of White, in conversation.

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We swam to the eastern most area of the water to have a chat.

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Gruesome.

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Piper decided she’d take up smoking.

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A nice contemplation after killing a mirelurk.


More Fallout 4 Screenshots

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This is was happenstance, as I hopped onto the pipe and looked up.


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There’s been more than a few instances where I walk into a place and instant symmetry on screen catches my attention.


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Piper I’m just in love with.


My Fallout 4 Screenshots

I’ve wrapped up the main story in Fallout 4 for the first time, so here are some of my favourite shots along my journey. Please excuse the HUD display. No spoilers.

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Eerie. Gloomy. Who’s that at the end of the tracks?

 

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“No…no…It’s not fair…There was time….”

 

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Diamond City, made inside Boston’s famous baseball diamond.

 

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Watching this fly over was something spectacular under the morning sky.

 

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My collection of Power Armour.

 

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Found this at the Atomic Cat’s Garage. One of my favourites.

 

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A perfectly composed scene with Nick Valentine asking my character about Shaun.

 

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A very artistic scene here. I tip my hat to the programmer who placed these here.

 

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 A gorgeous retro-futuristic poster. Nearly preserved in the Commonwealth.

 

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I just love The Minutemen symbol.

 

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I think I found this in an office somewhere.

 

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Lovely.

 

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Retro-future artwork.

 

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This kitty lived in Covenant. The only thing not keeping a secret.

 

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Piper wondering why this place stinks so much, and wondering when we’re gonna leave.

 

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This Mirelurk looks like he’s doing “Buddy Christ”.


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2012: The Year Of The Suck (…for games)


Apple Is Aperture


Old System Requirements


My Influence Map

I’ve seen a few of these on deviantArt.com and thought I’d do my own. I tried to use just logos, and symbols to represent each influence. Do your own!


I’m Attending FanExpo 2012!

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That’s right folks!

I’m a fan-boy, therefore attendance at FanExpo here in Toronto is mandatory.

I’m especially looking forward to getting autographs from Christopher Lloyd, seeing the time-traveling DeLorean, checking out some panels, maybe get some video-games signed, and unloading some cash on things I don’t need to feed my inner geek.

I’ll asking for pics with people dressed as my favourite characters, so if you’re there, BEWARE! 😛

If any of you are going, I’ll be sporting my hat (pictured above), so maybe I’ll be seeing you!

Woo-hoo!

-G


It Depends How Well You Did In English Class


“…Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Do Covers” is OUT NOW!

You can grab the digital EP with PDF Booklet and bonus track “Metropolis Zone” from BandCamp.

Or head to SoundCloud and get the 8-tracks there.

It’s FREE!

Tracklist:

1. Ride The Bomb (Excessive Force, Sascha K.)
2. Use Your Head (Earthworm Jim, Tommy Tallarico)
3. Iwywaw (Com Truise, Seth Haley)
4. Marble Garden Zone (Sonic 3, Howard Drossin)
5. Kiss (Prince and The Revolution)
6. My Mind (Final Fantasy VIII, Nobuo Uematsu)
7. Way Back Home (Bob Crosby and The Bobcats)
8. Sky Chase Zone (Sonic 2, Masato Nakamura)

*There seems to be an issue with SoundCloud cutting out a fraction of a second out of the beginning of a few tracks in the player. I hope this is not the case when people download them.


My Action Figures.

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Here’s where I nerd-out. I’m not a virgin by the way 😉

When I ain’t rockin’ my guitar in The Rabid Whole, I’m playing video games, and collecting the odd related action figure.

So far my collection includes:

-Sonic The Hedgehog (20th Anniversary)
-Kratos (God Of War II)
-Lara Croft
-Vash The Stampede (exclusive repaint)
-Yoshi
-Wario
-Wario Kart remote control micro thing
-The Amazing Spiderman bobblehead
-The Dark Knight (Batman, duh!)
-Han Solo bobblehead
-Vault Boy bobblehead (Fallout 3 Collector’s Edition)
-Squall, Seifer, Zell, and Rinoa (Final Fantasy VIII)
-Squall Leonhart (FFVIII, 8″)

Anyways, I gotta go get my inhaler, and clean my bottlecap glasses. hahaha!

Boom.

-G


RADUTRON EP PRESS RELEASE

Best known as the guitarist for Toronto-based electro-rockers The Rabid Whole, George V. Radutu is pleased to unveil his new fan audio project RADUTRON. Its first release is titled …Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying, And Do Covers and features 8 cover songs inspired by both artist and video game composers from the last 60+ years. This EP will be available in early 2012 as a free download.

The inspiration for the project came from Radutu’s love of video game soundtracks. “I wanted to create my own versions of these popular, and underground tunes that have been soundtracks to my escapism over these many years. I’m certain that my fellow gamers, and music lovers will enjoy these.”

The cover art for …Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying, And Do Covers was created by Charlotte Solieh. Radutu found her work online and knew she would be perfect for the vibe he sought to create. “I stumbled-upon Charlotte’s work online and was blown away by it. Its a plus that she is also a gamer. She knows how to re-create a scene using those oh-so-fine brush strokes.”

The digital-only package will include a PDF booklet documenting the passion behind the production.

True to the spirit of game production, tracks on the EP were beta-tested.

…Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Do Covers will be available for PC/Mac, PS3, XBOX 360, iOS, and any other device that plays mp3s.

The [ABSOLUTELY FREE] EP is slated for an early 2012 release.

Tracklist:

1. Ride The Bomb (Excessive Force, Sascha K.)
2. Use Your Head (Earthworm Jim, Tommy Tallarico)
3. Iwywaw (Com Truise, Seth Haley)
4. Marble Garden Zone (Sonic 3, Howard Drossin)
5. Kiss (Prince and The Revolution)
6. My Mind (Final Fantasy VIII, Nobuo Uematsu)
7. Way Back Home (Bob Crosby and The Bobcats)
8. Sky Chase Zone (Sonic 2, Masato Nakamura)

To celebrate this announcement the free track “Metropolis Zone” (Sonic 2, by Masato Nakamura) is available for download/stream below.


Steam Holiday Sale!

Well its my favourite time of year. One is that I get to see my friends and family I’ve missed, and the other is Steam’s having A MASSIVE SALE!

I just gifted PORTAL 2 for $7.50!

Games are between 33%-75% off!

Splurge on yourself, AND your friends!

That sounded dirty.

Boom.

-G

P.S.

Add me on STEAM! User: Radutron