Archive for May, 2007

May 23
The trailer for Assassin’s Creed Posted by Matt

The trailer for Assassin’s Creed looks siiiiiick, and its supposedly all game footage. The short cliplooks better than most movie previews that I’ve seen. From wiki: “The game takes place during the Third Crusade, in the year 1191. The gamer plays as a member of the assassin sect Hashshashin known as Alta├»r, whose objective is to assassinate the nine historical figures who are propagating the Crusades, and end the suffering of the people. As the gamer finds and kills these targets, their conspiracy is unveiled. The player will be able to travel through three cities, Jerusalem, Acre, and Damascus.”

After a week with the Halo 3 beta, I have to be honest, I haven’t found much time to play it. The game is just sort of ok, its basically Halo 2 with better graphics. To compound the problem is the fact most everyone you will play with online is already five times better than you. Its very competitive in the multiplayer mode. One saving grace that might make me actually purchase the game is the rumor that Halo 3 will feature 4-player cooperative play, which would be pretty dang cool.

Have I mentioned I love viral marketing? The buzz has started for the next Batman movie. Apparently the Joker has hacked attorney Harvey Dent’s website. Speaking of the Joker check out these creepy pics of Heath Ledger in costume.

I saw Spiderman 3 this weekend. It was pretty decent, the action scenes were very impressive, and I love all the new characters they introduced. Unfortunately the movie could have been easily 4 hours long with all the material they tried to jam into the film. Realistically they should have removed 2-3 of the storylines and the movie would have been much better.

Time to start the countdown for Guitar Hero 3. The first wave of tracks set to debut in the next version has just hit the internets. It looks like they’re mixing rock classics with newer hits from bands like Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, and Muse. I can’t wait!

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May 03
Aaron and I saw Hot Fuzz Posted by Matt

Aaron and I saw Hot Fuzz over the weekend. Its the follow-up to the zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead. Much like their parody of the zombie genre in Shaun, this film takes aim at action, Police dramas and hits the target with tons of great inside jokes throughout. The tongue-and-cheek nature of the flim and the references to classics like Point Break and Bad Boyz 2 make for a gut busting good time. If you liked their first film or if you are looking for something different, check this movie out.

I cannot wait to see 28 Weeks Later. Judging from the trailers, this one looks to pickup right where the original (28 Days Later) left off, and should be just as intense. I wasn’t a huge fan of the zombie genre until seeing this on DVD and it was only after some convincing from friends did I agree to see it. I instantly fell in love with the sheer intensity generated by film. The apocalyptic fallout from a biolgocial experiment gone wrong sets up for an interesting scenario as the few survivors band together to try and make it through the day. Their struggle makes for a psychologically stimulating thrilride, and really makes you think what you would do in that stiutation. Go see this movie when it hits theatre, its a no-brainer!

A funny parody of 300 featuring the charactes from Super Mario.

I started reading DC Comic’s Infinite Crisis this week. The catalysmic events set into motion last year, reset most of the main storylines in the DC Universe. I wasn’t a big fan of Comics until I started playing VS and I still refuse to buy actual comics, The trade paperbacks which collect several issues together are great reads, and make for easier collection of key story lines.

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