I really wish I still had a PS3 just to play The Last of Us. This trailer is a couple of weeks old now, which makes it a fossil in internet time, but it still deserves a look from those of you who haven’t seen it. I really like the concepts that Naughty Dog is putting into this series. Having beaten the entire Jak and Daxter series and the first two Uncharted games it’s easy to trust them with smart, fun, and engaging games.
I pop the disc in and a large update is immediately required. I have heard that this update touched up the graphics a bit, fixed a slew of bugs, and made the AI more aggressive. I begin playing on Ultimate Badass difficulty. My first impression is that the graphics are akin to a first generation title (meaning it looks like it’s about 6 years old), but that they aren’t terrible. The first chunk of the game is actually very compelling, giving a good atmosphere that caught me with a couple of well-timed jump scares.
Joyce screamed as the monster-dog sank its teeth into Ted’s throat and began shaking him back and forth, as if he were nothing but a toy. Ted’s eyes widened with fear and pain,but although his mouth gaped wide, no sound emerged. An instant later Joyce understood why, as thick blood geysered upward. It ran down the sides of Ted’s mouth and turned his white hair crimson before soaking into the ground beneath.
Tonight I embark upon a quest to play a game that critics have panned as, “an awful game” by Kotaku, “unfinished” by IGN, and “get away from this bitch” by Destructoid.
IGN got the scoop on Bethesda and Shinji Mikami’s new survival horror game that promises to be “true” survival horror. We shall see…. No gameplay is featured in the debut trailer, but the bloody four-armed woman looks promising.
It wasn’t until Cosmopolis that I really appreciated who Robert Patterson seems to be. Considered “beautiful” by many young woman and paid out the ass for his Twilight films, he has been propelled to the top of the world extremely fast at such a young age. This creates a sense of isolation among his peers that distances him and his emotions and this is the perfect reason he was the perfect choice for Cosmopolis.
We/I/You often hear view points, many of them differing. One I feel we can all agree on is that many people feel books as a medium promote intellectualism in a more precise fashion than film/television/music (I will explain later why I include music with the visual mediums). Some people say that this is because books have a larger amount of material to present while film is restricted to a specific run time, forcing the exclusion of often inane, but colorful, details. These details create a unique palette that we all digest differently which paints a canvas of thought that each of us perceive in our own way.
Like Oz’s balloon this movie has lofty goals, but crash lands far short of reaching them.
I just got around to watching Argo. Although terribly inaccurate Argo is a tense, oh-my-god-I-feel-nervous thriller. Ben Affleck is well on his way to becoming a great director (so far). He is similar to Clint Eastwood, although Eastwood is a good actor and a good director, Affleck is a meh actor and a great director. I suppose it all balances out.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, and Olivia Wilde, may not be comedy gold…. or even comedy silver, but hell, it’s at least a strong comedy bronze. Is that a thing?
I got caught up in class work yesterday and missed my normal post day. =( So what is coming up from me in the future? I’d like to get back […]
A few new demos, dlc, and surprising movie news have trickled out this week.
With news of the PS4 comes the inevitable flood of tech demos, processing power specs, controller pictures, and everyone’s opinion on whether it will suck or not. But what I cared about most was the new gameplay footage of Destiny and Watch Dogs. Even though they will be multi-platform, Sony’s press conference gave me all I needed.
I thought the creators of Borderlands could never do wrong….
I missed out on the first Amnesia, although I got to watch plenty of YouTube videos featuring people freaking the fuck out. This time though… I shall be the one freaking […]
Tired of hearing about how black people always die first in horror movies? Well here are a few African Americans who survived.
The well known hacking group Anonymous has hacked the ussc.gov website that handles federal sentencing guidelines and is letting all hell loose. Threatening to release secret government information a response is eagerly awaited.
1) The Expendables 2 This movie is so bad that it’s frightening. The thing that makes it worse is that a lot of people loved it. How far will we […]
In no specific order, these are my top five favorite movies of 2012. Agree? Disagree? Did I miss the greatest movie ever? Let me know. 1) Ted This has […]
Bloody, offensive, violent, disgusting, and pure effin’ awesome!! Here is the brand new red band trailer for Fede Alvarez’s The Evil Dead. Despite how I feel about remakes, I can’t […]
So I’m about to head out-of-town for the weekend, so I don’t have a whole lot prepared for you people. But having recently watched The Hobbit, I’ve been reinvigorated by […]
So as I prepare for the apocalypse, or Koalapocalypse (…..I know, I know), the same thought passes through my mind that passes through the rest of the nation. ”What’s good […]
What I first raised an eyebrow to was the opportunity to review a product called Mega Nanodots (http://www.nanodots.com). To me they sounded like magnetic marbles, which isn’t too far off […]
46 out of 50 states have decided to change the curriculum, requiring 70% of books to be non-fiction. Most notably, Catcher In The Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird will […]
So we are all surfing the interweb these days to either drool over things we want or to look for cool things to get friends. Remember before the internet (I’ve […]