Tiny Toon Adventures is a show that belongs somewhere in the pantheon of great cartoon series yet because WB has done a poor job with its syndication, it’s languished in relative obscurity for some time. In anticipation of its syndication on July 1st, 2013 on the Hub Network, and to help correct a wrong, we have selected a few highlights from the show’s nearly 100 episodes to whet your interest. Continue reading →
Hey there Snouty friends. In need of a quick laugh? Need you some parody? You can get plenty of both in the two minute, animated short film “Wally Rustbelt”, the shot is about a former pro-wrestler of the same name. Wally wants to give back to the community by starring in an after school, youth wrestling camp video. And you know what? Wally Rustbelt is about to give you the real spit on making it in the world of wrestling. Continue reading →
Life Is Short Film, so take advantage while you can but rage against the dying of your light. Both our motto and the adage are exemplified by the fantastic and hilarious animated short film “Death In D Minor”. Created and conceptualized by the Dead Pixel team, the short is visually stunning: featuring a pitch perfect sound and music score, very interesting character design, and some of the most fascinating environment and prop designs we’ve ever seen. Continue reading →
PlayStation Network has hooked you up with some good discounts through their post-E3 blowout sale for the PS3 and PS Vita. Some games are between 50%-75% off! Now’s the time to buy and we have a two or three games that we think you’ll love to get. Continue reading →
Let’s get to the nitty gritty. “Man of Steel” is not a good film for the first third of the film and then it settles into a satisfactory film for the next third and in the last third the film becomes a great spectacle and one for the ages. This is the kind of destruction that occurs when gods fight. It has a finale that is twice as good as “The Avengers” and wastes no time with banter and bullshit. This is a Superman worthy of worship. Continue reading →
Horror is about atmosphere and sometimes we have to do our part to make the magic happen. “Jeepers Creepers” is a film you want to watch with only one other person at home. Lights off. Cell phones off. No interruptions. Watch this film closely and slip into the mood. I promise you will be terrified. If you’ve seen the film, recreate that by watching the clip below. If you haven’t seen it don’t bother as it will be a major spoiler. Continue reading →
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Sony. Wow. You know it was a big day when your first thought is “where to start”. Let’s do something unusual. We are going to start with the boring stuff and get that out of the way as quickly as possible. We know many of you prefer the boring stuff interspersed between the good but we’re not going to dick you around.
The Sony conference was late, later than normal and was followed by a bunch of video game clips and some boring statistics about Sony’s growth blah blah and the PS3 and Vita blah blah followed by some boring tv talk that made it seem like Sony wanted to follow in Microsoft’s footsteps and making gamers like bored and teetering on the edge of indignation. This all happened in the first 10 or 15 minutes but it felt like an eternity. Then Sony got serious. Serious about gaming, serious about gamers. Thus the ‘second half’ of the conference began and it was about us and it was time for Sony to show us why PlayStation 4 was the next gen console for us.
First, they showed us the console. At first look, it reminded me of the PS2, reflecting the squarish appearance of that console but this one had a slant to it. A wave of relief washed over many a gamer because we realized that it wasn’t just physically similar to the PS2 but also mentally; that is, it’s design was back to gaming business as usual. The PS4 looks like a contender, a formidable opponent to Nintendo, Microsoft or whoever comes to fight for the hearts and minds of this generation of gamers.
Next up were the games. These are the games some of us have been waiting for years to come to fruition. Games that give us a reason to move on to the next gen console not solely for newer technology but because of the incredible games themselves; games like Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. In the years prior to the 2013 E3 Conference fans had gone from asking ‘when will the next game come?’ to ‘why hasn’t it come?’
Final Fantasy XV was previously known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII and displayed Square- Enix’s prowess in the RPG genre with beautiful eye candy graphics. It has been well over 5 years since it was announced to be in production with no other information given between then and now so the announcement of the name change combined with the fact that it will be coming to PS4 was a huge shocker to many; maybe just as shocking as finally hearing about Kingdom Hearts III.
It has been well over 6 years since the last numbered installment in the ‘Hearts’ series and many fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of an HD Kingdom Hearts game to continue the adventures of Sora, King Mickey and others. It’s traditional quirky cast of characters from Disney plus new ones created by the JRPG giant Square-Enix created two big hits with fans of the genre and left them craving for more. Well, we now know it’s coming to PS4 soon. These are the games we wanted and they are something to look forward to in the first years of the console.
Also introduced were new intellectual properties like “The Order: 1886″.
An awesome CGI trailer of 4 characters in a Gothic world with futuristic weapons being surrounded by monsters that might have come out of the world of Van Helsing. Another property, “The Dark Sorcerer” was a welcomed sight even though it was more of a tech demo to show off the consoles new abilities. Additionally announced were games like “Mad Max“, and “Tom Clancy’s The Division” and previously announced but still new IP’s like “Watch_Dogs”, “Drive Club”, and “Destiny”.
“Destiny” is the much anticipated game made by Bungie, the creators that brought us the Halo universe and was the last game in Sony’s showcase. It looked gorgeous and being able to play this solo, with a friend, or even an easy drop-in multiplayer cooperative mission was surreal and unreal on a console. If anything, Bungie demonstrated the potential destiny of the PlayStation 4 in reigning supreme in the upcoming next gen console wars.
By this point, Sony had won many of us over. They showed multiple games including a few surprises, plenty of actual in-game footage as well as CGI game trailers. But Sony was not done and they went for the jugular. They announced that Sony would push no restrictions on used games and their games will not require an online connection. In a strange way, this was the biggest news and it is something that our current consoles already do.
For those who were on the fence about which console to purchase this was a huge factor in helping many of them decide. Then Sony delt Microsoft another crushing blow: the PS4 would cost $100 less than their competitor retailing at $399.99 and coming out this holiday season. The response was immediate: huge applause, long ovation for the two announcements.
Sony was the best in show. They showcased everything well including the TV stuff, future support for the PS3 and Vita, the new hardware, the price, the variety of launch games, and no used game restrictions enforced. A really great job. A+
Watch the entire conference below:
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The Purge. Have you heard of this little movie? No? Of course you have, don’t lie to me. Aside from this review hitting a week after release, you’ve probably been overwhelmingly smothered by the sheer amount of marketing infesting the streets. More ridiculous than the marketing is the concept behind the film, a subject immediately skewered by a rabid public. But this inherent absurdity is the film’s biggest strength. Do not walk into the theater expecting biting socio political commentary. Because you, my friend, will be destined for disappointment. Oh, don’t worry. It’s there. But it just sort of dangles in the background like an awkward Christmas tree ornament. However, if you walk in with a hankering for some good ol’ fashioned cheese, then you’ll be in hog heaven, buddy. Stilted acting, laughable choices made by the characters, and some decent action all mash up into a steaming pile of B-Movie goodness. Continue reading →
An isolated military moonbase is bomborded by a meteor storm full of alien spores that are replicating and infecting the crew. The crew must battle infection, paranoia, and a failing space ship and protect life on eart possibly at all costs. I am in sci-fi b-movie heaven. Continue reading →
Harmony in mathematics can refer to balanced equations whose simplicity resonate strongly with the world we see and the quantum world we mathematically intuit. However, in the hands of Vihart (that’s a pun if you don’t know her work), harmony in mathematics is a fascinating and beautiful amalgamation of music and mathematics principals. In this case, she creates a three-strand (layered) motif that creates a perceived spacial sound braid (you will need headphones). Harmony in mathematics has never sounded like this. Continue reading →