Thursday, August 28, 2008

I love transvestites and Lego

Probably the funniest transvestite, Eddy Izzard discusses lunch on the Death Star.

Minifigs how I just want to eat you up and turn a deep shade of blue like the child of an irresopsible parent.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Did the Scifi Channel make Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3?

With a cast mighty enough to bring basic cable to its knees! The only person missing is William "man-tit Rambo" Forsythe. At least the effects look similar to the old games, and I know that the cut scenes are not the game. I'm not being a cynic, I'm just enjoying the B-movie feel.

Ultra violence to the Wii!

Sex violence and gore is coming to the family casual game player console console.

Madworld is a Wii exclusive. A stylized black, white and red all over game chock full of fun ways to kill people. Filling the blood lust void that Manhunt 2 was meant to.

House of the Dead: Overkill

Shoot and kill monsters. A formula that has been working for years and years with the HoD series, even as Typing of the Dead (the best learn to type game ever) and the Japanese only English of the Dead.

It makes me smile because both of these titles are being published by Sega, and well nothing is funnier than seeing Sega making violent things for Nintendo. Segavore > Nintedarian.

Some interesting Xbox 360 ports coming this way as well

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop which is a port from the 360 game, with some Wii like features. However there is no videos for this game, just some screen shots. Which is all well and good, I mean the game is a few years old now. If you don't know what the game is by now, you have been living under a rock. Dead Rising hopefully this game won't be as brilliantly flawed as the one for the 360.

Onechanbara, which is a port form the Japanese only Xbox 360 game. Zombie killing cowboy bikini girls with swords.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Who watches the SuperFriends?

When the Watchmen originally came out 400 years ago, "Who watches the Watchmen?" was a phrase emblazoned many DC titles, be it in the corner or on a back page ad. Before viral internet marketing, getting a buzz out was done this way.It was clever and cool. Even later on you might see the phrase in other titles as an homage to the classic book. What does this have to do with the following video? Not very much.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Jonathan Blow makes art and calls it a game!

Jonathan Blow is someone to like. A handsome man smart man that doesn't appreciate crap. With the success of Braid his first foray into XBL, Johnathan Blow was none too psyched about the constraints that were put on him.

“I put in a tremendous amount of work meeting all these requirements, when I could have put that work into the actual game, and made it even a little more polished, little bit better."

Whatcha gonna do? You made a fun game.

I like this guy for his what seems to be a mantra, "There's not enough innovation in games!"

Check out the GamerChip article and his own website

Braid official site

Monday, August 11, 2008

Iggy Pop! Real life Shenmue!

Friday I went to Terminal 5 to see Iggy and the Stooges. Prior to this I visited a friend of who lives on Mulberry Street in Chinatown.

Should I be shot for being an Ugly American and combining the experience of going to Chinatown with a friend, who not only lives in Chinatown but is actually Chinese, and the Sega game Shenmue that has a little more than a cult following? Shenmue doesn't even take place in China, it takes place in Japan, and that's not China! However with the inclusion of train rides, purchasing of random items, several bathroom trips, trade and commerce, and ending the night with rock and roll. Friday was the beginning of a point and click adventure brought to life just not as many Quick Time Events. Also there were no sailors to be found anywhere.

So my friend Greyson lives in the truest sense of the word neighborhood of New York City's Chinatown. Being a fan of film noir in Chinatown always servers up images of Triads, awesome hair, hot girls, and yelling. I saw some aspect of most these things. We ate some food at a little place that served us beers and lots of food at a tender price. Fast and easy. My friend Greyson is a generous host and an excellent tour guide. I saw some interesting sites in our 2 block walk.

We saw central booking and the restaurants that are located underneath it. People in Chinatown like to eat. I also bought a belt from a man on Canal Street, this belt cost me three dollars.

The highlight of our 2 block tour was Doyers Street. Doyers Street has sharp 90 degree turn in the road. The nickname, "The Bloody Angle," is not only due to the the lay of the road but to the amount of gang related street violence between 1870 and 1930. I love nick names for places!

Then it became time to go to the show at Terminal 5. A very nice venue, clean, new, three floors and interesting bathrooms. A few days before the show The Stooges had their gear stolen. Part of me thought that maybe they would destroy some of the gear that I assume they rented. This did not happen, which is fine by me. They preformed nothing off the Raw Power album due to some sort of conflict between members of the band.

At Terminal 5 I met up with friends Ron and Joe. We had expensive drinks, not to be unexpected. As I was making my way around the building my phone beeped, and I met up with Lord Russen of Wallington and parts of Garfield. He didn't really like the venue, he prefers more traditional bathrooms. I however am generally more open minded about my bathroom habits. I saw a guy doing whipit hits with a balloon. He was really happy because, "the shit came in the mail today!" Awesome buddy!

Halfway through the set, right about where they did, "No Fun," Iggy invited everyone on stage. Everyone, like Gary Oldman in The Professional kind of everyone. Suddenly this this 60 year old dude that looks like a raisin, but not in a bad way more like one of those tough raisins from Kellogg's Raisin Bran, is dancing with everybody that made it to the stage. The security gave up. Let the people dance! I wish I could dance. Moving and grooving. SHaking and quaking. The music was awesome.

This has nothing to do with Shenmue, but I tried.

Here is the setlist, thanks to Joe.

I Wanna Be Your Dog
TV Eye
Real Cool Time
No Fun
Skull Ring
Search & Destroy
My Idea of Fun
I Got A Right

Little Electric Chair
Little Doll
Now I Wanna Be Your Dog (reprise)
I'm Fried