August 27, 2009

Let there be Brawl!

There's a lot of fan series out there, especially when I comes to video games. I've seen my fair share of them. Some good, some not so good. I stumbled across one the other day that absolutely blew my mind. Not many fan series can achieve the caliber of awesome that There Will Be Brawl achieves. I urge you to check it out. It may seem cheesy in some places, but it's just so believable anyway that it sucks you right in and you're able to look past some low- budget costumes. The acting is surprisingly great, too. And it's well written. It's almost like Nintendo's own Dark Knight. Just watch it and you'll understand.

August 14, 2009

District 9: A Review

I don't often review movies for whatever reason, but this one is just so unique it actually warrants one. I want to get the word out to as many people as possible to go see this movie. There are not enough unique movies coming out of Hollywood these days and this one needs your support!

Do you get the idea I liked it?

August 4, 2009

11 Halo songs you've never heard: 10 rejected ideas and one lost track

  • "To Arms" is a short, yet intense piano sketch cut from the final game.
  • "Fast Sketch" is an extremely short piano piece.
  • "Tron" is a track that was cut from the game, but I can see how it would fit in.
  • "Familiar Themes" is a string sketch of the Halo theme. Pretty good, actually.
  • "Knockin' Beats" also known as "What" is an odd piece. It's monks... with a beat.
  • "Shreddin'"... Yeah, I can see why they cut this.
  • "Pomp, Circumstance" Marty O'Donnell was quoted as saying he never thought this song had even a chance of making it in the game. I totally disagree.
  • "Seriously" is not as bad as Marty thinks, but still not so great. It's getting there, though.
  • "Club" Marty describes it as "club sounds." Not far off, but it sounds more Tron-y to me than "Tron."
  • "Love Theme" is actually pretty good, but Marty ran out of steam at the end.
  • "Lost Song" Finally, is the self proclaimed "Lost Song." This song actually appeared in the first Halo game during the level Assault on the Control Room between a corridor with four stealth Elites and a room with a pair of Hunters. For unknown reasons it was not included in the official soundtrack, but was uploaded on Bungie's website for download after a fan complained it was missing.
So, there you have it. The last song is a definite download if you have the soundtrack, simply to complete your collection. The others will be cool to have for die-hard Halo fans.