Daily Archives: 12/08/2011

The only “Breaking Dawn” review you’ll ever need…

For the record, Fluffrick is Team Selene. Or possibly Buffy.

Over at the Mary Sue is the only “Breaking Dawn,  Part One” review that I’ve read which really gets to the crux of the “Mind-controlling vampire boyfriend OR  pouty werewolf who’ll cop off with your daughter” debate that haunts my waking hours.  Yours too, I expect.

For full disclosure, I’m not going to hate on the “Twilight” phenomenon – I’ve not read any of the books, but I quite enjoyed the first film and found “New Moon” to be an endlessly boring nightmare with only one redeeming quality – the small but pivotal role for Michael Sheen, who improves any film that he’s in by a scientifically measurable ratio of 500%.  Despite “Eclipse” being directed by David Slade (who I have a lot of time for), I’ve still not worked up the energy to subject myself to a film which is supposed to be slower than “New Moon” – a notion which chills me so much that it should be used to preserve foodstuffs.

Alternatively, if you find Bella’s romantic travails a little on the twee side, The Mary Sue also has a story that you might like to read about a 17-year-old girl who may one day find a cure for cancer…

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Wanting to see “Sherlock” season 2? Is January 1 2012 early enough for you?

Guess they survived that bomb blast, huh?

Per a story at Den of Geek today, you’ve got one good reason to be sober and upright on January 1st 2012 – season two of “Sherlock” will be investigating your mind grapes from 8:10pm on the first of the year.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ really bloody excellent modern update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective icon will again be back for three episodes in this run, but let’s not be greedy about the skimpy episode numbers and instead relish the quality of the awesome, shall we?

Steven Moffat – is there nothing he can’t do?  Other than have fashionable hair, obviously.

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Godfather of Mario can’t stop.

Not quitting. At all. Definitely not. No way. Ain't gonna happen.

Panic not, Ninty peeps.

Despite comments in a “Wired” magazine interview which seemed to indicate otherwise, Nintendo genius Shigeru Miyamoto isn’t retiring.  Which is good news for all of us and Nintendo’s stock price.

Working on smaller games, yes, quitting entirely – no.

(For those of you unfamiliar with Miyamoto’s work, he’s had some success in creating video games.  Ever played a Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero or Pikmin game?  Then you’ve experienced some of the indefinable uniqueness that Miyamoto brings to gaming).

The most interesting thing that the interview yielded to me was the ‘working on smaller games’ nugget – does this indicate that the forthcoming WiiU console is going to be offering downloadable, XBLA/PSN-like games?   If so, that’s got to be a good idea – not having to work on a five-year dev cycle to realise your games vision is only going to free up more time for a Miyamoto-like talent to push out quirky, bite-sized titles on a more regular basis.

And what fan of gaming wouldn’t want that?

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