September 29, 2008

Busy Week

Lots happened last week. Time for a breakdown:

1. Toonami died

Yes, I'm sad. Let me just throw that out there so you don't think I'm completely insensitive. On that note, I'm glad its gone. It was around too long if you ask me. There was absolutely no point in changing up the look of Toonami within its last year. What they should have done was left it how it was until its 10th anniversary then said goodbye. And they would have gone out with a bang. Not "Oh, by the way, it's our last broadcast. Bye." NO! That's really crappy. Freakin' Thomas the Tank Engine. That's what TOM had become. It's sad. Too man bad memories for me. That's why I think it should have gone out when everyone had good memories still in their head. Toonami, you will be sorely missed anyway. You were a big part of our generation's childhood and cartoons will never be the same. If it weren't for Toonami, stuff like Adult Swim would never have existed. Here's to you Toonami. You succeeded in creating a better cartoon show. And kids did love it. Bang.

2. New Halo "Game"

Yes, a new Halo... uh... something was announced on Halo 3's first anniversery. I still think its an alternate campaign on Earth with marines. Anyway, if you want a reeealy in-depth breakdown of the trailer- actually there's many sources. I suggest this one or this one. There's a lot to be picked through. Everything Bungie does, they do for a reson.

3. Old Halo Game

The less publicized story was the cancelled Halo game. Apparently, Ensamble was working on a Halo MMO, but it was scrapped in 2007, long before the company was disbanded by Microsoft. They must have known it was total crap. Seriously, I don't know what these guys were thinking. Ensamble makes RTS games not MMOS. A Halo MMO is just a bad idea to begin with because you would have to add so man un-Halo elements into the mix. Witness some of the concept art and judge for your self. Personally, I think the world is now better off.
4. Google Phone

If you've been living under a rock on Saturn, you probably haven't heard about the Google-powered phone. Well, it's coming. The new T-Mobile device runs of Google's new Android opperating system. I rather like it. In fact, I would go as far as saying it looks more promising than the iPhone. The device has both a touch screen and QWERTY keyboard (a plus in my book) as well as a track ball and some actual keys. The G1 has full support of Google services and is expected to launch this fall. Visit the official site for info.

And that's last week's news wrap up. Now I will leave you with some good memories of Toonami brought to you by Tom the Tank Engine.

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