Whew! I’m still here, believe it or not. Truth is, I’ve been swamped with “real world” writing for nearly two months now, and free time for recreational writing has been low. But I’m trying to fix that, so here I am. I also need to delete the spam my comments section got railed with. Do people really think that form of advertising works?
I missed all of the E3 commentary. That’s not to say that I didn’t pay attention. After the show, I think my next system of choice will be a Playstation 4. Some things simply don’t sit well with me after Microsoft’s show, even with the 180 they did after being blasted by every gaming publication and critic for their “It’s our way or up yours” attitude. It’s a little frustrating as I’ve really enjoyed the quality of games on the 360. I just can’t support them this time, especially with Microsoft being so buddy-buddy with the NSA, which I don’t agree with, nor do I agree with the “always on” Kinect that swears that it’s only listening for you to say “Kinect On”.
More than likely, your initial response will be the same as mine:
But it’s apparently very true, and despite one glaring cosmetic change, the whole concept of it is crazy awesome. It reminds me of when kids would call our hotline swearing up and down that the goofiest characters imaginable were actually in Mortal Kombat.
To all those random kids with the most bizarre of ideas, this one’s for you.
I normally would not cover movies here. But this one… this one I will make an exception for. If there’s even a need to counter-argue, this film was always as video game as one could get. And with a Daft Punk soundtrack? Oh, yes, please.
Those of you old enough (or who played Kingdom Hearts II), may be familiar with the movie/game TRON from 1982.
If you haven’t seen the movie (and as a gamer, you owe it to yourself to watch the movie post-haste), it’s one of Disney’s last real live action sci-fi films based on what happens in the video game world. Bear in mind this was 1982, when arcades were still in their infancy, and the Atari 2600 was the most popular thing around, but the film pioneered computer special effects, and the designs and music still hold up well today.
At any rate, with the advent of Comic-Con in San Diego, it seems as though more will be coming to light about the upcoming sequel, TR2N.
I loved this movie as a kid. It seems that they’ve put up a teaser page.
And yes, it does tease. Come on, Disney! Release a new public trailer already! Last year’s peek has been killing me since last Summer.
It’s been a hectic few days pounding the pavement at the San Diego Convention Center. Lots of movies, games, toys, and of course, comics.
The gaming line-up has some interesting tidbits, yet doesn’t seem quite as plentiful for some reason. Nintendo is not here this year, which is baffling. You’d think with all the success they’ve had in the last year, they’d want to keep th e ball rolling. Instead, they seem to go deeper and deeper into seclusion for these events. That makes as much sense as the all-red screen for the Virtual Boy, but whatever. Sony is definitely able to show off some things in Nintendo’s absence. I plan to bring my PSP tomorrow for demo downloads.
Capcom needs to stop with the rapping guys. They’re killing me. Konami, however, has some DDR games about, and an awesome demo of the DS Contra IV and Castlevania for the PSP. Both are definite must-gets.
Speaking of Castlevania, NECA’s booth has some awesome stuff. One of the show’s exclusive figures is a 2D version of Simon Belmont from the original NES Castlevania, and I couldn’t pass that up. The prototypes for the Read the rest of this entry