Back in 1993 there were days (literally - days) when I couldn't sleep, because I knew that somewhere in the world actual human beings were working diligently at making the live-action Street Fighter movie. Van Dam be damned, the fighting franchise helped occupy a significant portion of my life back then, and if my fandom meant losing a few hours of precious sleep, so be it.
Fast-forward to NOW, and you can imagine how much I've learned. Nearly 15 years worth of experience may not have dried up my enthusiasm like a rotten twig, but it has delayed it somewhat. So when I hear that somewhere in the world human beings are cobbling together a Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li live-action film, I still lose sleep, only knowing that in my heart it'll probably be atrocious. I know I'm jumping to conclusion, but head on over to the official site to see the new production stills from the gun-laden action flick from the director of Crade 2 The Grave. Yeah...another American Street Fighter with guns 'a plenty. JOY!
Check out the official site and decide for yourselves by clicking right HERE!
The much anticipated SpaceX Falcon 001 launch is ready to go and with pictures to prove it, along with a newly added webcast link on the SpaceX home page. The last two test launches ended in failure, with the more recent nearly reaching orbital velocity if it hadn't been for those meddling fuel gremlins. See for yourself on YouTube. However, this was enough to prove the validity of a rocket that costs far less than the competition to several buyers, including Bigelow's inflatable space hotel. View the launch manifest yourself here. SpaceX is an innovative rocket company that aims to sell launches aboard its liquid oxygen rockets at a cost far below the competition. Reserve yours today for just under $8 million.Read More »
Today Sony annouced that those loveable singing blobs seen on the PSP are rolling from gaming handheld to japanese mobile phone, yes another LocoRoco game is ready to steal your heart and a rather reasonable price of ¥420 (USD$3.80). not bad eh?Read More »
One of the XBox 360's greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses is its strong audience in the United States. This American audience gave the 7th generation home console entrant the early lead in an industry long dominated by machines from Japanese companies. Problem with that was the it was ONLY in the United States that it had this strength, a sort of living example of the trademark American myopia many in this country suffer from. U.S.A. is not the whole world regardless of what those pro wrestling belts say. And with the XBox 360 losing the sales lead to Wii in its strongest region, it all points to this trait being a weakness.
Hammering that spike further into the board is revelations on who makes up the audience on the applauded XBox Live online service. Hint to the reader: their national flag has 50 stars in fields of red, white, and blue. Read on...Read More »
Detective Comics, originator of golden age era comic superheroes Superman and Batman, are once again cross-pollinating with the similarly creative world of videogaming in a couple of new comic book series. Capcom franchises Resident Evil and Devil May Cry will join Gears of War, World of Warcraft, and the recently added Mirror's Edge on DC's game-to-comicbook conversions list. Like the others it will be a part of DC's Wildstorm label.
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Words like 'buzzworthy' I hate. So I'll refer to the upcoming Mirror's Edge game from Electronic Arts as 'sensational stunna'. Hmm, maybe that's too much but let's just say the game looks promising and at the very least interesting, how 'bout that? Anyway, not missing an opportunity to catch a train before it choo-choos out of the station, DC Comics (Detective Comics with the redundant aftertitle) plans on turning the game into a 6-part comic series.
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Not trying to give any publicity to that intrusive gossip/paparazzo site TMZ but this is the story so many have been waiting for. The cultural entity that is Oprah Gail Winfrey has been eyeballed carefully as the 'mainstream' (whatever that means) media outlet that will shoot Wii ownership through the roof, through the ozone I should say. A personal endorsement of, perhaps, Wii Fit on her heavily watched talk show could send the already Thriller-like phenomenon into a whole new dimension perhaps of the kind Stephen Hawking theorizes about. Even though Ellen DeGeneres has beaten her to the punch with widespread media notice somewhat in this realm, it still takes an Oprah to make the earthquakes.
Finally, destiny has happened. Oprah Winfrey buys the Wii. Details to follow...Read More »
First of all, let me explain my on-the-fly coining of words (we all can't be Don King). We all know what a 'trilogy' is pretty much, don't we? Tricycle, triangle, trinity...all in all 'tri' = 'three', right? So what is a 'pentalogy', you ask? Same thing as a trilogy except instead of 'tri for 3' we get 'pent for 5'. Pentagon, pentagram, pentachloronitrobenzene...you get the picture.
So why does the word "Fable" representing XBox videogame series Fable precede the brand new word for '5 related but individual literary works'? Ask series creator Peter Molyneux about that one...Read More »
Who here likes the Turnabout Trial series on DS? Ahem, excuse me, got myself lost in translation there. Who here likes the Gyakuten Saiban series on DS? Oh, once again forgive me, nobody knows what I'm talking about. Ah, who here likes the Ace Attorney series on DS? "OBJECTION!" What? Who can't like the series famous for adding Phoenix Wright to the fictional lawyer hall of fame with Perry Mason and Ben Matlock?
The series is so popular that a manga (illustrated books) series has already been developed in Japan. Now us lucky folks in North America get to flutter these vertically-read cartoon strips starting later this year. Listen further...
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Although I'm fairly sure that at least 90% of you reading this won't care, I'll speak to those finer 10% of educated and gorgeous types who know a good thing when they see it. Who would have thought that one of this generation's most original, most genre-breaking and smart games would have come from (of all places) EA? Yeah, I'm shocked too, and shocked even more knowing that Steven Spielberg collaboration has nearly cleared a cool half-million. So close...
One of my favorite games this generation, Boom Blox (our impression - read it!) is one of those rare gems that nearly converted everyone I've shown it to. Oh, the stupid character designs and blippy music may turn off some, but once you've got the hang of things and you've paired your sense of aggressive concentration with total and absolute destruction...good times!Read More »