Old Grandma Hardcore

This blog is the chronicle of my experiences with Grandma, the video-game playing queen of her age-bracket and weight class. She will beat any PS2, XBox, GameCube, etc., console game put in front of her, just like she always has. These are her stories. She is absolutely real. She lives in Cleveland.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Special broadcast of The G-Hole to air on MTV this week featuring Grandma's review of Final Fantasy XII


While getting our ass kicked by Guitar Hero II, we discovered that Grandma will once again be gracing your television screens when her review of FFXII appears on MTV's The G-Hole, in an episode that is scheduled to first air Wednesday, November 15th at 8:00pm EST. During the broadcast, we will hold a live discussion thread here at OGHC, giving you the chance to bullshit with Grandma the whole night as the episode crosses the continent, one time zone after another.

We were going to stay up anyway!

Here are the scheduled air dates if anyone without a DVR wants to catch it on either MTV or MTV2:

MTV-
Wednesday 11/15/2006 8:00pm
Thursday 11/16/2006 10:00am
Thursday 11/16/2006 12:40am

MTV2-
Wednesday 11/15/2006 09:00pm
Wednesday 11/15/2006 02:00am
Thursday 11/16/2006 12:00pm
Thursday 11/16/2006 09:30pm
Friday 11/17/2006 12:30pm
Friday 11/17/2006 10:30pm
Saturday 11/18/2006 09:00pm
Saturday 11/18/2006 01:30am
Sunday 11/19/2006 03:30am

A lot of folks really worked hard to make the show work (well, not Grandma and I- really she just plays the games and god knows what the fuck I do), so please, PLEASE let us know what you think! Please join us Wednesday night for the discussion thread, it should be pretty interesting after we I start drinking.

Please tell us you'll be here, this means a lot to us, even if just to stop by that night and to say "hi."

Success of the show means Grandma and I keep working; if Grandma keeps working then she gets more money; if she gets more money then she can afford the new consoles (we're poor); if she can afford the new consoles then she'll be happy; if Grandma's happy then I can sleep at night. It all works out in the end :)

Game on!

20 Comments:

  • At 5:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Holy freaking crap, OGHC on actual broadcast television!

    *logs into tivo.com and schedules recording right now*

    While I seriously doubt I'll be able to change my own grandmother into an OGHC-caliber gamer, I did show her Brain Age when I visited a couple weeks ago. I suspected she was just playing it to humor me -- but a few days later we hadn't been discussing video games at all and she asked me if she could try it again. She got her brain age down from 80 to 76, but I know she can do better because she was still having problems with the word "blue" and with handwriting recognition. "Grandma, remember, say 'bloooo' -- there, see?"

    (Since I seem to be the family's "technology ambassador" I'm pretty sure it'll fall to me to get her a DS lite and Brain Age for Christmas.)

    I'm happy to see I'm still on OGHC's Xbox Live friend list. (My gamer tag: Michael Spencer) Now that she's a TV star and all, I hope I don't get bumped off her list to make room for all her new friends. ;-)

    --Michael Spencer

     
  • At 6:19 AM, Anonymous sam said…

    Oh hell, of course I'll be here!

     
  • At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dude if MTV doesnt give grandma a ps3 and a wii i will never watch again

    go grandma!!!!

     
  • At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey glad to hear grandma is going to review ff12 cause i want the game just don't have the money yet and i'll watch the show!! oh and playstation better give grandma a ps3! that goes for nintendo and wii as well!!

     
  • At 11:42 PM, Anonymous Jessie said…

    SWEET!!

     
  • At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what gets me is you say your poor you cant afford the consoles lol she gets her damn consoles free, why not join the world of ppl who actually have to pay for them, and to be honest i dont want ppl representing the gaming community thats plastered all the damn time. ill ask what do you think makes her so different than the rest of us there are ppl out there way older than her, that plays games but has to work for a living they cant sit on their ass playing video games for a living. to me she should have to pay for her consoles like the rest of us. tim stop crying sayng were poor boo hoo we wont get out new consoles. i live on a damn fixed income come talk to me when you in the same boat. i have to wait for my consoles.

     
  • At 3:29 AM, Anonymous Clark R. Matt said…

    Grand ma is the best

     
  • At 4:13 AM, Anonymous Jen (blackroseowl) said…

    Wow! Fantastic! I wish I knew when that particular episode was being aired in Aus, so that I could watch it live too. Guess I'll have to settle for watching the G-Hole episode on the 'net.

    And with any luck, I'll be able to join in the live discussion thread too - I've always missed out in the past.

    Game on!

    Love, Jen

     
  • At 4:48 AM, Blogger CtrlAltDelete said…

    "what gets me is you say your poor you cant afford the consoles lol she gets her damn consoles free, why not join the world of ppl who actually have to pay for them, and to be honest i dont want ppl representing the gaming community thats plastered all the damn time. ill ask what do you think makes her so different than the rest of us there are ppl out there way older than her, that plays games but has to work for a living they cant sit on their ass playing video games for a living. to me she should have to pay for her consoles like the rest of us. tim stop crying sayng were poor boo hoo we wont get out new consoles. i live on a damn fixed income come talk to me when you in the same boat. i have to wait for my consoles."

    Well, anonymous, what I'm saying is that we ARE waiting to get the consoles. We can't afford them right now! I'd love to get her one for Christmas or just get the house one for all of us but the truth is we're flat broke. Grandma's not complaining, this is as it has always been up to being on the show. "Poor" is not the inability to buy video games, when I say we're poor, I mean paying the bills and making sure we have groceries each week is hard as hell; bill collectors calling about the endless medical bills and school loans, etc.,. I appreciate what you're saying about a fixed income, but I think you don't realize WHY I appreciate it :) And that's an honest answer.

    And I'm not plastered all the time (can't afford it!) hell, I'm not even plastered some of the time. It's a rarity I can go out and get a tiny bottle of jager (Grandma doesn't drink) But I do drink in celebration, or to forget what a shitty little life I have (the common use of alcohol).

    Look- we're not going to call Nintendo, or Sony, or MTV and tell them to send Grandma a Wii and a PS3. That's not how it works! I wouldn't do that, and I know Grandma would certainly be feel embarassed to do something like that; we'd feel greedy.

    You are right in saying that there are people older that game; there are DEFINITELY a LOT of people older than Grandma that play, and many of them are probably better than her, too. Grandma is my favorite because she's my Grandma. That's why she's special. That's it. She doesn't think she deserves _anything_ for free! I think she deserves the world- because she's my grandma.

    That's all it comes down to :)

    Come on!! This is a big day for her! Why spoil it? Have some fun with us Wednesday night! :)

    Michael Spencer-

    Dude- she's not going to delete you from the friends list. Hell she recognizes your name when it comes up, it's the easiest gamertag to remember! And YES if it weren't for the handwriting recognition issues, I think BrainAge would be so much easier to pick up for a lot of older folks. After a bit of practice, though- she'll be proud of herself.

    Jen-

    Grandma wants to know if you got her last letter yet :)

     
  • At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dont get me wrong im happy for her. does she not have insurence that will pay for her medical bills or is it the crappy insurence that the rest of us disabled or elderly get. the medicade medicare that the damn government constantly screws with.

     
  • At 9:58 AM, Blogger CtrlAltDelete said…

    Oh, it's the crappy kind; worse even nowadays because of the "prescription drug card" companies that try to pass off as legitimate federally backed programs. It's the same old song and dance it seems; if something's wrong, she calls her doctor (who told her to call in the first place) who, instead of making an appointment sends her to the ER, which isn't always covered, and you know what that's like- they take the same tests over and over again, send her to a specialist that isn't covered, and give her medication that isn't always the right stuff.

    Medicade and Medicare are constantly a topic of worry in our house, and just like everybody else, there's not a damn thing we can do about it!

    It's the one subject about which politicians are most vocal and yet know the least. They say they'll fix it, but really- no one knows how.

     
  • At 12:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    lol i totally agree on that we had stupid jim talent as ou senotor who chaged our medical coverages of the medicade, medicare to be like other states before his crap i was able to do arm therapy now medicade and medicare doesnt pay for it

     
  • At 1:53 AM, Blogger Bi-coastal Eddie said…

    So, let's hear what she has to say about Guitar Hero 2! I don't know is it's easier than GH1, but I know that I was able to basically five star everything in medium up until the last 5 songs in the game from the git-go. Have you seen the ending with Free Bird yet? Based on her recommendation, I managed to score a copy of FF7 which has been a blast to play. It's all about FF7 and GH2 at my house right now. That and waiting for the Tenacious D movie to come out next Wednesday. I'll try and log in tomorrow night and see if there's any FF7 or GH2 tips she can share.

     
  • At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Jen (blackroseowl) said…

    Hey Grandma (and Tim!)

    The last letter I got was postmarked Oct 04. So if you sent anything after that date, I haven't received it yet. (Now that I've said that, I'll probably receive it in a couple of days time, because that's how these things seem to work.) I always adore getting a letter from Grandma and I'm glad she doesn't mind if I write her my long-winded letters too. :-)

     
  • At 1:42 PM, Blogger Zodiak said…

    greetings Grandma and Tim,

    cool, I look forward to hearing what Grandma will say about the game I can't forget that and there is something about the consoles on MSNBC at 9 EST so a lot of gaming stuff to watch (since I don't watch that much TV now).

     
  • At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    lol thinking of the consoles i took my fiancee to work this morning at bestbuy and there was already ppl lined up in front of the store, can we say desperate i mean i can see them doing it for the wii because nintendo products dont have issues when they come out but, sony on the other hand, they make their systems poorly for some reason i know weve had to fix our ps2 twice, hopefully the ps3 is different.

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Egoraptor said…

    Your segment wasn't so bad yourself! Your other shit's pretty funny too, I think I'ma have to keep up with this stuff. I'm playin' Okami right now as a matter of fact and I totally got a kick out of your recent Okami video, haha.

     
  • At 3:40 PM, Blogger Maharet said…

    damn... i so wish i could have joined for that. DAMN!

     
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