Archive for June, 2009

28
Jun
09

500th Post!!!

YAY! I have finally reached 500 posts!  In celebration, I have decided to give this site an updated new look.  I hope you like it!  I kinda wanted to go with a lighter theme, but I really liked my dark logo, so I decided to go with a theme to match the logo rather than the other way around.  🙂

I also made a little celebration video.  I hope you enjoy it but keep in mind that I am still kinda new to CGI, so the animation is not so good.

Oh, and I would like to thank all of the people who read my site, hope you like it because there is plenty more to come!

Well, now to start planning my 1,000 post celebration :p

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26
Jun
09

PS3 Demo Review – inFAMOUS (5/5)

Ok, I am trying a new type of review.  Since I do not own a ps3 and may nerver get a chance to play the game in its entirety, I am reviewing its demo.  You see, my Dad has a PlayStation 3 at his house and I often download and play demos there after the rest of the family has gone to bed.

When I started the demo I already knew the basics, as I had played it as DS’s house before.  Basically, you have a huge arsenal of electricity based weapons with wich to do all kinds of neat stuff.  You can be good or evil, and all of your actions affect your Karma meter, which basically is a hero/villain meter.  In the demo the meter automaticly swiches between challenges so that you can try it as both good and evil.

If you have a ps3 connected to the internet and you don’t already own inFAMOUS, you need to download its demo immediately.  It takes a while to download as the file is almost a gigabyte, but it is worth it because it is the longest demo I have ever played.  I actually worried for about 10 min that I had accidentally purchased the retail version or something.  It has been a few days, but I think I remember it being something like 7 missions showcasing your power.

And do you have power, no game has let me feel more like a superhero since Spidey2.  One thing I love about the electricity based powers is the attention to detail.  For example, lets say you step in a puddle…everyone else in the puddle dies because the electricity in you zaps them.  It just feels real.  This is already one of my favroite games and I have only played the demo.  (and a bit at DS’s house)  It may be worth buying a ps3 for…if you can afford it.

26
Jun
09

Dual Review – 7 Pounds (3.5/5) and Slumdog Millionaire (4/5)

Earl reccomends a lot of movies to me.  I mean a lot.  I usually ignore him as I don’t watch that many movies and the films he suggests are things that do not sound like my kinda thing.  However I try to keep open to new things so I recently gave two of his suggestions a shot.  While I don’t think I enjoyed these movies nearly as much as he did, both were pretty good.

Uh, I am not really sure how to describe the plot to this film without giving anything away…Ok, Will Smith plays an IRS agent who wants to kill himself but first he must help 7 people in a profound way.  I can’t really tell you why he wants to kill himself or help these people, but it makes sense once you watch the movie.  The plot itself was suprisingly touching, yet not without flaws.  People, mainly the leading lady, seemed to bond with Smith’s character too fast.  It just did not feel real to me at times.  Also, the story jumps around alot.  For the first thirty minuits of the film, you will have no clue what is going on.  If you can get past that, then you can acually enjoy this film.

Slumdog millionaire is about a boy from the slums named Jamal who manages to win the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. No one believes that an uneducated slumdog like him could know the answers to these questions, so he is arrested.  Though the story is much more than that.  It tells the story of Jamals tragic life.  More than anything, I would say this classifies as a Romance movie as most of the plot revolves around him and the love of his life, Latika.  They are seperated through most of the movie and they have a hard time.  This movie showed me a lot of the Indian culture that I might not have otherwise gotten to see.  It gets really sad at times and intense at others.  Its a pretty good movie and I would reccomend it.

25
Jun
09

The Fanfic – Part 6: Worst Ending Ever!

ARGH!  Sorry I have not been posting….I have been putting off finishing this for a while…but I am gonna end this once and for all now.

The ultimate showdown…

James looked around at the void he had created.  It was dark…yet he could see everything.  Heroes and Villians scattered from all across the universes….gathered togather to fight for the survival or destruction of the universe.  James now understood…he knew the power he could wield and he knew why he was chosen to carry the burden of saving the universe.  He was not just the chosen one he was the author of this pathetic excuse for a story.  The battle was epic.  Slowly though, it started to die down.  Everyone was dying…there were few still left to fight.  James had just finished tearing Hitler to shreds when Darth Vader stabbed him from behind.  He died almost instantly.  DS (yes, dressed as the grim reaper) and Earl finished clobbering the megatron and ran towards him.

“I can’t believe he is gone!” cried Gage

“Me neither…I can’t believe he wrote himself out of his own story” said Jake

Suddenly James sprang back to life.

“But you were just dead a minuite ago?” said Gage

“The power of friendship brought me back to life” replied James

“BOO!” Shouted Colt, who just happened to be standing nearby.

Just then the TARDIS (pictured above) appeared and the Doctor jumped out running towards James.

“I am here to warn you that Vader is going to stab you in the back” he said

“yeah….a little late”

“Oh….well…bye” he said as he left.

“Ok I am really ending this now” said James as he jumped up into the air.  Energy glowed around him and as the power of the author built up he…

Woke up.

It was just a dream everybody!  James woke up to realize he had fallen asleep at his computer.

“I really need to get out more” he said to himself as he went to get some breakfast.  Wait…something was in his pocket…he reached inside and pulled out a small purple stone with the letter Q engraved on it.  Just a dream?….

Yes!  It is over!  Finnally!  Free at last free at last!  Woot!….I mean, Uh…..I hope you enjoed my story and uh…yeah….

10
Jun
09

Dojo of Fame – Bill Nye the Science Guy

Science Rules!  Most people only know Bill Nye as the goofy host of that educational television show for kids….but most Bill Nye is acually just as much of a scientist as a entertainer.  Not only that…but we share a birthday!  So…yeah..

For example he “developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor still used in the Boeing 747.”   He holds several patents.

He acually got his nickname “the science guy” when he was an actor on a sketch comedy series known as Seattle, Almost Live! after correcting the way the host pronounced Gigawatt.  The host responded by saying “who do you think you are?  Bill Nye, the Science Guy?”

He has made a lot of public appearences on television since the Science Guy show.  He has been on everything from the weather channel, to Who wants to be a Millionaire (as a lifeline) to an Episode of Stargate: Atlantis.  He was even in a ride at Disneyworld!

Bottom line:  Bill Nye rocks and Science Rules!  So welcome to the Dojo of Fame, Bill!

(for more Nye info check out his Wikipedia page, my source for all this info or his personal Website)

09
Jun
09

Dual Review – Paul Blart: Mall Cop (4.5/5) and Bridge to Terabithia (5/5)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (4.5/5)

This film is halarious, (it has Kevin James, what did you expect?) has a great plot, and is great for the whole family.  I loved it!  This is a must see film.  It will keep you laughing all day, and most of the next day.  I don’t have much more to say….I suppose I could mention the plot.  Kevin James is a bumbling mall cop who has to save the day. There…thats the plot…now go rent it.

Bridge to Terabithia (5/5)

While you are renting Mall cop, pick this up too.  The only reason I gave this film a 5 out of 5 is because a 6 out of 5 is mathamaticly impossible.  This movie will make you laugh at times, but it is not really a comedy.  I initally thought it was a Narnia rip-off, but it is not even close to Narnia.  If this movie does not move you in some way, you are probably not human….see this film, you shant regret it.

08
Jun
09

Nintendo’s E3 2009 Stuff

Ok, I kinda missed E3.  (I was busy!)  but from what I understand, Nintendo made 3 big Wii announcements.  Metroid: Other M, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and New Super Mario Brothers Wii.  Mr Miyamoto also annouced a new Zelda game for the Wii in a private confrence.  So here are the trailers for the three new games, and a link to some concept art for the new Zelda Game.  (and yes, I took the link right from Earl’s site…don’t judge me…)

Zelda Concept Art

Earl’s more detailed post about the Zelda game




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