Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Verbinski Bags Another Video Game Title

Gore Verbinski, best known as the director behind the Disney smash Pirates of the Caribbean has just landed himself another video game movie deal. It looks like he's purchased the rights to a New York Times story about a Second Life affair in which a real life marriage was broken up when the wife found out that the husband had a second life mistress. Here's the Kotaku article. This is the second video game movie that Verbinski has bagged this year (the first, of course, being Bioshock) which leads me to believe that we might have another Uwe Boll in our midst. Here's to hoping that he's not trying to steal the crowning champ of shitty video game movie's thunder because I hear that Boll is a scrapper.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Surprising But Not...

According to Kotaku's sorces job recruiters for various companies have been advised to stay away from those who play MMORPGs. A forum poster over at f13 forums said that a recruiter told him this after he admitted he spent to much time playing MMOs. Apparently it has to do with their "focus" and "sleeping patterns". Not surprising, really but what is surprising to me is that recruiters for major companies are taking wow so seriously. Just another way for the man to check in on your homelife. At any rate I'm sure most WOW players are keeping it to themselves anyway but if you're really proud of your undead warlock, you've been warned, lest you end up like the boys in the pic below.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dude, what the fuck!?

I'm a proponent of the whole "video games don't kill people, people kill people" way of thought but this is crazy. Apparently a 17 year old in Ohio shot his parents, killing his mother and wounding his father because they didn't want him to play Halo 3 and they hid it from him. The father was a pastor and figured the game was too violent for his son. Apparently the kid came into the room claiming he had a surprise for his parents when he shot them both in the head as an... act of revenge I guess? Here's the story on a Northern Ohio news site. I'm just not sure what to say... 

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Know what Stermps are? You don't, but it's killing you huh? Scratch that itch by watching this aweserme SNL Digital Short from this past weekend. Make sure to notice Kristin Wigg's continued brilliance. With everything else she does so well, she can also knock intentionally bad, cheesy acting outta da park. After that, don't forget to peep "Jizz in my Pants", which I'm sure Lorne Michaels is just ecstatic over.

OMG DLC! Fallout 3 Extras Deliver Fresh Cream to my Jeans

So I'm a little late on this one, but given that I see the Capital wasteland everytime I close my eyes these days, I think it deserves a better-late-than-never effort. Fallout 3's DLC will go a little beyond the scope of most of the DLC I'm familar with by offering new missions, a new campaign, and an entirely new city. Said city is the second of three to drop (March-ish); it'll be Pittsburgh, a city that escaped nuclear annihilation but has been ravaged by time all the same. You know what I want to see? Department store. Come on guys, you've already got the mannequins. Let's put them somewhere that makes sense.

The first morsel is a recreation of the famous tussle with those dirty Chinese for Alaska that we keep hearing about. It'll have new weapons and armor that'll be available in the main game. This is all wonderful news, but with 44 hours logged already I'm concerned this is going to pass from mere fixation to obsession. Bethesda, you ask too much of me.

Hit up Joystiq and Kotaku for more details and pics.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Box-Art Art

Ok, while it isn't clear that nostalgia-tinged, clever photoshop is or is not actually art, one thing is for certain: it made me laugh and I'm posting it. The Atari box artist of yesteryear may have toiled in his efforts to bring semi-recognizable shapes and scenarios to life, but now we may ridicule their efforts with relative ease. Progress! I've posted a few of my favorites below, and to see all the orignals visit Might God King, HERE. Oh! I say!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

The Chronicles of Riddick game for the Xbox has the distinction, in many minds, of being the only great movie based game to ever come out - ever, ever, ever, ever. The White Elephant is returning in '09, in the form of a complete revamp of the first game, along with a completely new game on top of that. It almost sounds too good to be true, but after seeing this trailer, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's going to seriously own. Vin Diesel - all debts from your life as a craptastic movie "star" have been wiped clean.

After you watch the trailer, get the pertinent, mouth watering details from Kotaku.

Animal Crossing drops the N-bomb

Here's a good one: Nintendo programmers apparently programmed a racial slur into 14 version of their Animal Crossing Wild World that was sent to gaming jouranlists according to Anyway here's an artical about it from that I wrote...:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Ghostbusters Trailer!

Holy crap - this actually looks like it may be funny. My expectations are raised.

Portal Flash Game

Portal was definitely my favorite part of the Orange Box and it ended much to soon. The game continues however in 2D. A couple of guys from We Create Stuff decided they would make a flash version of the excellent Valve game back when it was first announced. Obviously the puzzles aren't as intense as the 3D version, but a lot of the same designs from the original version stay intact. Great way to waste the day.

Check it out, here:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Black Mesa Source Trailer

No time to talk about it, but this shit looks crazy.

The Wii Problem: Part 2

My bro and I just returned from visiting our parents in sunny Florida and I was excited because I'd be able to stay away from video games for a while, finally. Guess I was wrong, though. My parents recently bought a Wii and sure enough every night it was turned on and we were bowling or something stupid like that. I love the Wii, but I feel like it just added way too much video game into my life. I mean even our grandma played it. These were the same parents that told me that I needed to start spending less time inside playing video games like 4 years ago. Well the tables have turned. Maybe video games shouldn't be so excessable... for the sake of my sanity at least.