July 19, 2007

The Else: The Review

The Else is the 12th compact disk from They Might be Giants. Apparently, they're still not giants, and we may never know if they ever will be. It's a magical journey for you're ears to behold. Also, it's better than TMBG's 11th compact disk, The Spine. It seems to be a somewhat of a return to form for the two Johns that might be giants. I felt, with The Spine, that it was too musical (if you know what I mean). It was popy and good but bad at the same time. The Else, however, is more of what you've come to love from TMGB, but it is also kind of a mix of the classic sound and the new sound. It's a super-sensation of musical bliss and confusion!

July 12, 2007

Transformers: The Review

Wow. Transformers must be the most expensive movie ever made. It has mind-bogging special effects (that's right, I said mind bogging), scrumtrulescent action sequences, and giant transforming robots! Seriously, they must have spent at least $42 million on random props to blow up! But really, this is the movie to see this summer. Transformers has it all. Plus, it was cool how they modernized the series instead of keeping it stuck in the neon-shirted 80s. I just wish they would make a TV series this cool! The robots are totally kick ass!

Just because Transformers has breakneck action sequences (seriously, your neck will spontaneously snap while you watch the movie) that doesn't mean there's no room for character development. I never thought I could care so much about a robot. There's this one scene with Bumblebee where... ok, I'm not going to spoil it if you haven't it yet, but let's just say that it moved me to tears. I found myself bawling and screaming "WHY!?". They I realized Bumblebee was just a robot and I slapped myself in the face. Ok, so maybe none of that really happened, but you really do start to get attached to the little guy. I just wish the main character wasn't named Whitwicky...

Overall, this movie rocked! The special effects were incredible, the action intense, and the sex scene... don't even get me started! That was some hot bot-on-bot action. Sorry. I'm done fooling around. Seriously. I mean it this time. Oh, and Optimus dies at the end. Oops...probably shouldn't have spoiled that for you.* Oh, well!

Transformers is the movie to see this summer and if you haven't already, go see it right away! You can thank me later. Oh, and here's a little known fact for you: Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus on the 80s cartoon show, voiced Optimus in the movie. Just a little nugget to get your brain going there... because you're IQ probably just dropped about 20 points from reading this...

*Nah, I'm just messing with you again! You really think I would spoil the ending? Everyone knows the Autobots always win in the end. Or do they?

July 11, 2007

And now for something nobody expected....

It seems that Metal Gear Solid 4 will remain a PS3 exclusive and will ship in early 2008. This would be the first sensible decision Sony has made since the release of the PS3... that is until Microsoft announces that a special edition of the game will be released for the 360. Hey, it's bound to happen isn't it?

Nintendo release dates

The two big ones dated:
Mario Galaxy- November 12th
Smash Bros.- December 3rd

Let the wait begin!

New Halo 3 media

Click right here to view the new Halo 3 trailer straight from Microsoft's press conference, as well as new campaign screenshots, an exclusive look at the new limited edition Halo 3 Xbox 360, and a new Halo 3 digital short from Halo movie director Neil Blomkamp!

July 9, 2007

E3 is upon us

E3 starts tomorrow! Keep checking back here throughout the event for the latest updates. Major stories will be posted in the main news section, while minor stories will be listed in the new 'E3 Quickies' list in the sidebar. Make sure to keep your eyes on the sidebar for the latest updates!

I've added an RSS feed from the official Smash Bros. site so you can keep updated on the latest news and developments for Smash Bros Brawl! You'll find it under the E3 news news list.

Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition Announced

The Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition was announced today. It will include all of the downloadable content released so far on one disk. Players who already own Oblivion, but have not purchased downloadable content can continue their previously saved game when they boot up the Oblivion compilation disk. It will be released in September for 360, PS3, and PC.

PS3 price drop... sort of

Sony announced this morning that they're lowering the price of their 60 GB PS3 (now the only one available in North America since Sony discontinued the 20 GB model) $100 to the retail price of $499. Sony also announced an 80 gig PS3 that would be bundled with Motostorm and retail for $599. Sort of defeats the purpose of the price drop doesn't it? So what they've done is basically upgraded the hard drive size of both old models by 20 GBs. That's still twice as small as the Xbox 360 Elite hard drive.

The new pricing will be effective immediately. Both systems are identical except for storage space.