Gun Review: Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A Super Match Rifle

My Rifle
 
M1A SM
 
This is my rifle. There are many like it (there are an estimated 2,000,000 M1A/M14 rifles in existence), but this one is mine. It is a Springfield Armory, Inc. Super Match M1A, model SA 9102, chambered for the 7.62×51 mm NATO cartridge. I can’t say how much I paid for this rifle, because my wife might read this. Suffice it to say, I paid “somewhere near $400”. At least in the cosmic sense. (Hey, when Carl Sagan is talking “billions and billions”, the difference between a few hundred and a few thousand can be rounded to zero.) For the reader’s reference, most sellers want around $3700 today for a shiny new Super Match model, less for a Standard model (Standards were a little over $1200 before The Great Gun Shortage Of 2013, around $1700 as of this writing).
 
I have to admit...
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The Evil Within: Uh, what the hell?

 

This trailer for The Evil Within (PC, Xbox 360, PS3) showed up, I don’t know, a few weeks ago or so, and it creeped me out.  Then I looked into it more and it looks like it’s got a real chance to bring horror back. If you are not sold on the live action trailer then check out these screen shots:

 

 

 

All this looks disturbing and just the thing that us horror game fans want, and the best part is that it might have some substance.  It is also boasting that Shinji Mikami, creator of the survival horror genre, is going to direct.  For those who don’t know Shinji Mikami, he is best known for creating the Resident Evil series.  We’ll see how this game shapes up in the coming months. -Jay (NinjaJay81)

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Badass Married Guy’s Guide to Gaming: Why do you call yourself Ninja?

 Badass

Easy.  Because ninjas are awesome. Done.  -Jay (NinjaJay81)

Really the story is a lot more complex than that with a lot of ins and outs, some real cloak and dagger shit.  Okay, maybe not that complex.  The truth is that I picked Ninja because I always liked ninjas.  For as long as I can remember I played every ninja game and watched every ninja movie I could get my hands on.  Then I played hockey and kind of wrongly decided to get Ninja put on the back of my jersey instead of my last name and caught so much shit, but I did not care.  I was the Ninja and I have not stopped being the Ninja for about 15 years now. So NinjaJay81 is just the newest incarnation of my ninja being.

But this is not the only instance where my real life has affected my game playing...

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New #COD, new because “This year we put a ’12’ on the box.”

Well it’s been about 6 months since the last COD came out and now it’s time to get ready to throw that piece of shit away because Call of Duty: Ghost or something fuck you, you’re going to buy it, and it is coming out to kick you in the shit. Yeah, explosions and hamburgers, fuckin’ race cars, red meat, boobs, mustard, donkeys, single cheese slices. Awesome, fuck yeah.

Okay, all joking aside, I really couldn’t give a shit. COD is just like Madden or any of the other games that just come out every year.  I’m sure it will be a good enough game with a crap ton of fans but I just don’t need to give my sixty bucks to something every year that I really don’t like...

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Retrofest and Printing Shirts

I love the smell of printed shirts in the morning, and I also love Apocalypse Now.  Great movie.  If you haven’t seen it, go and watch it now, this blog can wait.  Go.

The reason I have been so busy is that I was getting ready for Retrofest 2013.  This meant making sure designs are all done, printing tee shirts, and taking inventory.  It was a lot of work but we got it done, and even though we did not sell as many tees as I had wanted, I am still proud of our designs and had a great time checking out all the classic videogames.

Gamer t-shirts being sold at Retrofest DFW 2013

An array of videogame t-shirts on display at Retrofest DFW 2013

My wife was the best part of the whole experience, because she really put a lot of work into my designs and put herself in a community that she really does not have any experience in...

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