Friday, October 31, 2008
This new level of confidence has inspired me to work on other side projects. Over the next few months you will see announcements about more web projects including another blog, tv websites, cartoons, and more. I'm very excited about these projects and look forward to telling you about them very, very soon.
So what do you think of the blog so far? Please post your comments below.
Cheers and have a happy halloween.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Blizzard, the software company that runs the game, deliberately introduced the virulent disease into its virtual world last week.
The "undead plague" was designed to be highly contagious and, if left untreated, would turn players into flesh-eating zombies.
The game's creators faced a torrent of criticism as the disease spread quickly through the game's lands of Azeroth, with some fans arguing that the plague might turn off beginners who would not be able to find a cure.
"World of Warcraft" players usually enjoy a fantasy life of quests, treasure-collecting and monster-killing.
But during the plague, players could be infected by contact with a zombie and, unless they could find a cure within minutes, they too would turn into zombies and continue to spread the disease.
Players could avoid joining the legion of the undead by killing and reviving their characters but they could, and often would, become infected again.
In 2005, a similar disease, the "Corrupted Blood" plague, accidentally spread through the game. killing thousands of characters.
The zombie plague was planned to whet appetites for the Nov. 13 release of the upcoming "Warcraft" expansion pack, "Wrath of the Lich King."
Big babies... quit complaining and enjoy being a zombie.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Also there is still no release date on the Shredder figure set so I guess I'll be removing those from my list as well.
In related news the final(?) Futurama movie, "Into the Wild Green Yonder", will be released on dvd on February 24th.
Star Wars Marc Ecko Hoodies.
Well with Halloween around the corner these would make some awesome costumes.
From The Star Wars Collection, this cool zip-front hoodie features Boba Fett, the Bounty Hunter. Adjustable drawstring hood, two pockets, script logo on one sleeve; Star Wars patch on the pocket. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Imported.
The Real Trooper hoodie from Marc Ecko. Zip-front hoodie features "Storm Trooper" body and the hood looks like a mask. Zip welt pockets, rib knit sleeve cuffs and hem. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Imported.
The price for each?
He'll be missed.
Monday, October 27, 2008
My brother, Tim will also now be posting entries on the blog. Welcome Tim.
Good question? I dont know if you should be. I'll post the synopsis from the imdb. website:
"A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective (Sam Tyler) back to the 1970s. An American remake of the BBC series."
Im one and a half episodes in with I think another one or two on the DVR. So far, what can I say, it feels like Ive seen this series before.
Guy goes to the past. Guy cant understand it. Everyone thinks Guy is crazy. Guy goes on and on about CDs, MP3s, World Trade Centers, other future things.... etc. Sound familiar? It is. It's a very formulaic idea that has been done before.
Could is still be good? It could, it is supposedly a hit over in BBC and has a cult following. The acting is pretty good. Harvey Keitel heads up a good cast as the rough em up police lieutenant.
But my main problem is how long can a series go with this. The first episode reveals a lot about what is going on in modern time with his life.
I hate to get attached to shows that seem like they have a short shelf life. Of course, I had the same thoughts about Prison Break, yet it still goes strong.
So give it a try, ABC.com has the episodes online and just remember, next time you get hit by a car you could wake up wearing tight pants and rockin some nice chops.
Very funny show. Lots of geeky humor. On any given episode you'll probably here several comic book, video game, and star trek jokes. I enjoy the show because many of the characters remind me of my friends. I won't name names but you know who you are.
The characters are:
Leonard Hofstadter - He seems to be the most normal of the four. He's in love with Penny across the hall and his roommate is Sheldon.
Sheldon Cooper - Easily, the best character on the show. He's a child prodigy. He has an inflated ego, social ineptness, and a lack of empathy. He fails to understand most situations.
Howard Wolowitz - Still lives with his mom and is constantly hitting on every girl he sees.
Rajesh Koothrappali - Is from India and has one small problem. He can't talk to girls unless he is drunk.
Penny - Is Leonard's next door neighbor. She usually has no clue what the guys are talking about.
Big Bang Theory airs Mondays at 8:00 PM on CBS
Great show, check it out.
The award winning insane duo of Sam and Max is now available on the Wii. Sam and Max is a point and click adventure. The game is about the gumshoe detective, Max, and his psychotic nekkid rabbit partner, Sam. The series started out as a comic and was later a pc game that garnered a cult status. They even had a short lived cartoon series at one point.
The Duo tackles strange mysteries and get into all kinds of zany situations. Very funny and at times very challenging.
Sam and Max for the Wii is now available for $29.99
Quite a bargain.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The woman, who has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his identification and password to log onto popular interactive game "Maple Story" to carry out the virtual murder in mid-May, a police official in northern Sapporo City said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.
"I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry," the official quoted her as telling investigators and admitting the allegations.
The woman had not plotted any revenge in the real world, the official said.
She has not yet been formally charged, but if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000.
As in "Second Life" in the U.S., players in "Maple Story" raise and manipulate digital images called "avatars" that represent themselves, while engaging in relationships, social activities and fighting against monsters and other obstacles.
The woman used login information she got from the 33-year-old office worker when their characters were happily married, and killed the character. The man complained to police when he discovered that his beloved online avatar was dead.
The woman was arrested Wednesday and was taken across the country, traveling 620 miles from her home in southern Miyazaki to be detained in Sappporo, where the man lives, the official said.
The police official said he did not know if she was married in the real world.
In recent years, virtual lives have had consequences in the real world. In August, a woman was charged in Delaware with plotting the real-life abduction of a boyfriend she met through "Second Life."
In Tokyo, police arrested a 16-year-old boy on charges of swindling virtual currency worth $360,000 in an interactive role playing game by manipulating another player's portfolio using a stolen ID and password.
Virtual games are popular in Japan, and "Second Life" has drawn a fair number of Japanese participants. They rank third by nationality among users, after Americans and Brazilians.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
If I had Scrooge McDuck's money I would buy...
The Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon Lego Set
This is it - the biggest, most spectacular LEGO® Star Wars model ever! Straight out of the classic Star Wars movies comes the Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon™, Han Solo's famous smuggling starship. Every detail of the modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter is here, all constructed to scale with LEGO minifigures. At almost 3 feet (90cm) long, it's the ultimate centerpiece to any Star Wars collection!
• With over 5,000 pieces, this is the biggest LEGO set ever made!
• Model is built completely to minifigure scale - minifigures can sit inside and man the controls!
• Landing gear provides a stable base for model to stand on!
• Ship is over 33" long, 22" wide and 8" tall! (84cm long x 56cm wide x 21cm tall)
• Radar dish rotates and elevates and boarding ramp extends!
• Top and bottom quad-laser turrets rotate for realistic play!
• Cockpit top can be removed to access minifigures!
• Includes 5 minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa!
The Price tag?
Fringe follows the exploits of FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, scientist Walter Bishop, and his son Peter as they investigate aspects of fringe science (telepathy, levitation, invisibility, reanimation, etc). All over the world, a series of apparent experiments collectively referred to as "the Pattern" (e.g., a newborn baby who became 80 years old in a few hours and dies, etc.) are occurring for reasons unknown. Olivia, Peter, and Walter are in charge of investigating these strange events to determine their source. Connected to the Pattern is a company called Massive Dynamic, which is a leading global research company that holds the patents for a number of new and important technologies.
Fringe is great. My new must watch show. The crazy science on the show is always off the wall and mostly original. Walter Bishop is hilarious. He's been locked away in an asylum for years so you don't know if he's quite all there. Everytime his son says that's impossible he turns around and reveals that it is quite possible. Great stuff.
You can watch early episodes on Fox.com.
Fringe airs Tuesdays at 9 on Fox.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I was a junior in high school when Nintendo announced plans for a sequel to Earthbound. This was very good news. Earthbound for the Super Nintendo is one of my favorite games of all time.
Earthbound is an RPG (Role Playing Game). But unlike other RPG's you don't fight Orcs or rescue princesses. Here you fight hippies and cult members and crazy taxis. The game has a strange sense of humor from beginning to end. And wow what an ending.
I first found out about Earthbound when some friends were staying the night back in tenth grade. Denny and Michael were playing this quirky little game and I was quite intrigued. Denny let me borrow the game and I was hooked.
A sequel was announced in 1996 for the N64 but was later cancelled. The project was dead. Then years later it popped back up on the gameboy advanced. It was soon released in Japan as Mother 3 and there was much rejoicing. The series is called mother in japan. Earthbound was actually Mother 2. Why is it called Mother? Ask Japan.
So the loyal U.S. fans waited and waited and waited. It soon became apparent that Nintendo had no intentions of the bringing the sequel to the united states. Well a loyal group of fans at starmen.net took it upon themselves to translate the game. After over a year of hacking, translating headaches, the game is finally done! I'm about 3 hours into it and it rocks!
Head over to starmen.net and check it out. You don't have to play the original first, but it helps.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Fun times, I think I know what I'm going to choose but I want to hear your opinions. Do I work at my old job where I can make money IF there is work (and that's a big IF) where I can be laid off at any time? Or do I stay at the new job making less money but have more job security, with the potential of promoting up in the company?
I choose C. I'm going to become a public speaking mime.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
G.I. Joe Vs. The Transformers Omnibus: Volumes 1 - 4 (Hardcover)
I'm a sucker for GI Joe and Transformer's stories. I've been a fan since I was a child, so this is right up my alley. This volume collects the 4 crossover stories by Devil's Due. The four stories are set in an alternate reality. The stories range from the rise of Serpentor to a Cobra La cult that worships Unicron. Fun stuff.
Futurama: Beast with a Billion Backs DVD
Poor Futurama, cancelled before its time. Thankfully it lives on in direct to dvd movies. This is the second of the four DTD movies. The movie has gotten less than favorable reviews but I'm willing to give it a chance. I really enjoyed Bender's Big Score.
Futurama: Bender's Game DVD
The Third Futurama movie takes on roleplaying games and the Lord of the Ring's genre. Looks like lots of fun. Can't wait.
NECA Shredder Figure Set
Whoa check out that sweet Shredder. I stopped collecting figures years ago but this one is just too awesome. Included in the set is an Utrom (Krang) and two foot soldiers. And if you get the Shredder set then you have to get....
NECA TMNT Figures
Another great looking set based on the Turtles looks from the original comics. Very nice.
MST3K 20th anniversary DVD Set
I still remember the first day I discovered Mystery Science Theater. I was doubled over in laughter. My dad thought it was the stupidest thing he had ever seen. He still feels that way to this day. Its been ten years since the show ended and I'm happy to see its as popular as ever.
One Piece Second and Third Voyage
One Piece is the greatest anime/manga ever. Say it with me.
It with me.
Very Funny. One Piece tells the story of Luffy who wants to be king of the pirates. He's on a quest to find the late Captain Gold Rogers treasure. Along the way he gathers a crew of unique characters with their own dreams. A fine series that was utterly ruined when it was edited for american audiences.
Well this is the Unedited and redubbed version and it is sweet. Great, great series. You owe it to yourself to check it out.
Well there's mine, feel free to post yours.