Monthly Archives: September 2009

Film of the year?

Christopher lives!

Christopher lives!

Look back later in the week for a full review, but it’s not really spoiling anything to say that Neill Blomkamp’s debut feature is the film I’ve enjoyed most this year – not that 2009 has been a banner year, but it does many things genuinely well.  Not the least of which is finally getting the connections between gaming and cinema and doing both justice.

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Duel of the Fates

Via one of my daily reads, the fantastic Super Punch, please enjoy the sight of animals engaged in Jedi Ass kicking via the equally inspired Animals With Lightsabers

Duel of the Fates

Duel of the Fates

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Halo Pants – Get!

...but does he wear them whilst teabagging?

...but does he wear them whilst teabagging?

Via our friends at Joystiq, an unbeatable Christmas gift for the male gamist in your life – Halo pants!

Should you be in the vicinity of a Target store in those United States, you too could be the proud wearer of male undergarments and represent your favourite video game franchise.

It’s a tempting idea, but I think that I can live without Rock Band Skivvies…

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Marvel Entertainment bought by Disney for $4bn and all the longboxes they can carry…

Avengers Assemble!

It’s the media mash-up which has the Twitterati tweeting and the business pages speculating on What It All Means  for the House of Mouse and the House of Ideas.

The always fantastic “Super Punch” blog offers some artistic responses to the hook-up – my own thoughts on this, for what they are worth, is that this deal allows Disney to have a movie slate that skews towards the cash-rich, hard-to-reach teen boy demo which always seems to have eluded them – if that kind of synergy (Theme Park Rides! Video Games! Toys! Lovely, lovely money!) isn’t what this deal was about, then I don’t know why it came about.

Indeed, Topless Robot reports that Fox have announced a “Fantastic Four” reboot to prevent their movie rights reverting back to Marvel/Disney (Misney?).

Shenanigans!

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Throw your horns up!

Brutal Legend, (Not pictured - none more rock Umlauts)

Brutal Legend, (Not pictured - none more rock Umlauts)

Via the ever-resourceful souls at Kotaku, a splendid insight into just what delights await you this Rocktober when Tim Schafer’s eagerly anticipated Metal-inspired adventure, “Brutal Legend” debuts on PS3 and Xbox 360.

The game has received an “M” or ‘Mature’ rating in the US, which means content that includes “blood and gore, intense violence, partial nudity, strong language and suggestive themes”.

As an eternal twelve-year-old, that description positively screams “DAY ONE PURCHASE!” at me, but you can make your own mind up.

What I’ve seen so far suggests a spin on action games like “Devil May Cry”, mashed with an unholy pinch of “Dynasty Warriors”-style melee combat, pedal-to-the-you-know-what driving sections, cheese-dream-induced heavy metal album cover imagery and the kind of insanely awesome absurdist humour that only Shafer can deliver.

Click for inspirational music  to listen to whilst enjoying this post…

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Gullible? Pet Owner? Friend of Jeebus? Step right up…

Not the band, rather the sketchy religious concept...

Not the band, rather the sketchy religious concept...

Via those naughty scamps at Asylum, a fine offer for true believers who won’t be taking their pets with them come the Rapture.

For those interested, I also have a really nice bridge that I’ve got to get rid of – at a remarkably competitive price…

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