Thursday, July 31, 2008

American McGee's Grimm....

In case you don't know who American McGee is, he's a game designer that created back in the late 90's, Alice...which was a goth take on the story of Alice in Wonderland. That game had critical appeal....then things went downhill from there when he created the game, A Bad Day in LA. This received critical "ass" appeal. So now he's back and better than ever. His new studio is called Spicy Horse and hails from China. The new game Grimm ( based on Grimm's fairy tales ) looks absolutely amazing. GameTap is offering this episodic content for free the first 24 hours. So better get there fast!

I really admire the art style in Grimm. Reminds me a bit of Fractured Fairy Tales ( was shown on Rocky and Bullwinkle ) and Psychonauts ( great game that many people missed ).

On a sidenote, I hear there is a movie in the works based on the Goth version of Alice by American McGee. Hopefully it will see the light of day cause it could be the new " Nightmare Before Christmas " cult classic.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Young@Heart - Fix You

Most touching thing you will see in regards to human spirit and how growing old does not mean the end of fun or life....

And here is the Coldplay Fix You song on youtube. Probably best version I've seen. Back story is this was suppose to be a duet but his partner Bob passed away days before this concert. So Fred ( main singer ) did this solo...The women crying in the audience I read are Fred's duet partner, Bob's family. The older woman singing I believe is Fred's wife.

I'm hoping to see this film soon.

Iron Man Remix

Addictive TV created this for Iron Man. Read this in my Digital Content Producer magazine. Very cool indeed....check it out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gall Bladder from hell!

Well it was a nightmare of a weekend...Wife had to have emergency surgery to remove her gall bladder. I will refer to her blog to let you see the rest. I'm just very happy and relieved everything went well and she's home safe and recovering.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Greatest Sci Fi Movies NEVER made...Book

Saw this tidbit on IGN. Sounds quite interesting. Spielberg had a movie called Night Skies that involved aliens keeping a farm family hostage while attempting to communicate and then mutilate the farm animals. Wha....??? Anyways, here is a link.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WANTED movie video game --Hell Ya!

UPDATE: This link has the screen shots and more info on gameplay...

I knew it had to be there. Sure enough here it is...official announcement of a WANTED video game. Only wish they would do a version related more to the comic but that's another story. Still stoked beyond belief about this. Developer also has some skins on the walls as listed below so good news there.

Wanted: The Game [July 16, 2008, 4:34 pm ET] - 2 Comments
This press release announces plans to release a Wanted video game later this year, saying a tie-in with the new action movie for the same name has been in development at GRIN since last year. A solitary screenshot from the game is available, you can view that on Gamer's Hell. The third-person action game will be "taking combat to a new level with iconic moves -- such as 'curving bullets' and 'Assassin Time'." Word is:
LOS ANGELES, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group (UPDPG) is creating a video game based on Universal Pictures' blockbuster action-thriller "Wanted", starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie. The game will be published worldwide by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and is being developed by renowned game developer GRIN, best known for its work on the Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter series and the upcoming Bionic Commando. The film, which was released on June 27, 2008, has earned $192 million in worldwide box office to date.

Based upon Mark Millar's graphic novel series and helmed by stunning visualist director Timur Bekmambetov -- creator of the most successful Russian film franchise in history -- "Wanted" tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation as he is introduced to a new life and new powers that he never knew existed. With the film's successful release, the world has been introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson.

"'Wanted' is a film with a fantastic visual style, an in-your-face attitude and edge-of-your-seat action sequences, and moviegoers around the world have resoundingly embraced it," said Bill Kispert, Vice President and General Manager, Interactive, Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group. "From the time we read the script and saw the film's pre-visual material, it was clear that 'Wanted' was a powerful property -- one that was well poised to deliver an engaging gaming experience. We look forward to working closely with the film's creative team to extend 'Wanted's' mythology and to expand the story behind the Fraternity of Assassins."

The "Wanted" video game will feature intense third-person action, taking combat to a new level with iconic moves -- such as "curving bullets" and "Assassin Time" -- drawn directly from the film, as well as an innovative, multi-layered cover mechanic. The storyline of the game will pick up where the movie leaves off, providing fans with another chapter to explore both Wesley's journey into becoming an uberassassin and the epic fiction of the Fraternity.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will publish the "Wanted" video game, utilizing its premiere sales, marketing and distribution capabilities to deliver the title to gamers worldwide.

"'Wanted' is a striking property with gripping action, which presents strong gaming possibilities," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Publishing the 'Wanted' game is an excellent opportunity for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to team with Universal on a global property with terrific cross-platform potential. Players will get to immerse themselves in the 'Wanted' universe with a stunning visual experience and engaging gameplay."

The project also re-teams UPDPG with executive game producer Pete Wanat, who has previously collaborated with the film studio on critically acclaimed movie-based games The Thing, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, and Scarface: The World is Yours.

"The team at GRIN has a proven track record of creating action games that push the envelope in terms of gameplay and combat," said Mr. Wanat. "With the 'Wanted' video game, GRIN is creating entirely new gameplay mechanics and an experience that pulls no punches. Gamers and fans of the film alike will be blown away by the ability to curve bullets, pull off amazing combat sequences and literally conduct a symphony orchestra of action with the arsenal available to the most powerful assassins in the world."

The 'Wanted' game, in development since early 2007, will be available later this year for consoles and personal computer. For more information on the film and franchise, please visit

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Creepiest Japanese Cat evah!

Ok I think this proves watching weird Japanese TV shows affects your is just too funny. - Watch more free videos

And this one I found on here as well. Only good part is the beginning where a reporter irritates a cat a little too much... - Watch more free videos

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Girl Talk

No not actual girl's the name of a band...well one guy actually. He samples tons of songs, rap, 80's music, rock, etc. to make new songs. Friggin genius especially the 80's and rap mixes. Hands in the Air is definitely worth a listen with Big Country's Big Country and Whoop there it is mixed together. Excellente!

And how it makes it....

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Another LoL Dog - Best one yet

Looks like our dog cricket when she was a puppy a year back...haha

Thursday, July 3, 2008

LoL Dogs

Too funny


808 State- Early days of electronic music

This was my musical group I attached my fandom for in the late 80s and early 90s. Just recently revisited some of their music on youtube. They're one of the pioneers of the current electro musical generation. Love how they combined new age sounds with great rifts. Another note... they used Atari ST's to make their music so how could I NOT be a fan of them as one of the original Atari computer geeks.

Also they had the most creative titles for tracks like this one..Donkey Doctor...genius!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008