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On last night's Glenn Beck, Beck thoughtfully dissects the morality of "Grand Theft Auto". Oh wait. No he didn't.
Instead, Beck ran a clinic on how to be a misinformed idiot who pulled the good ol' "sex with prostitutes and then kill them with a baseball bat" line out of the GTA-bashing repository that, apparently, all TV pundits visit.
What always amazes me with these people is that the things that they say are in the game, are really things that they'd want to do in the game if they ever played it. You know that if Glenn Beck ever sat down with this game the first thing he'd do is find a prostitute and then murder her.
Well, this should be entertaining. Jack Thompson, the self-proclaimed crusader against video game violence, will be appearing on "The Glenn Beck Show" this evening. Glenn Beck, of course, is the self-proclaimed crusader against Katrina victims, 9-11 families, and, well, thinking human beings.
I'm currently working on the Pigeons section, and will be adding to it all day. If anybody knows where to find the pigeon on the west side of East Borough Bridge, let me know in the comments as it's driving me crazy, crazy I tell you!
It seems Yahtzee received a wee bit of negative feedback for his Super Smash Bros. Brawl review. So, instead of reviewing a game this week, he's opted to review you, the viewer. Super bonus, it includes one of the funnier GameSpot digs I've ever heard.
For the record, it is my opinion that gamers are split into two groups: Those who love Super Smash Bros. and those who don't. I, along with Yahtzee, fall into the latter group, and I thank him for both his review of the game and his response to those who can't handle the criticism.
CNN's Glenn Beck is receiving quite a bit of negative feedback for his factually challenged report the other day on "Grand Theft Morality". Instead of taking the criticism seriously, he opted to personally attack those who dared challenge him:
I will tell you that all these video gamers… they’re bloggers, as well as video gamers - they’re writing all kinds of stuff about me [that] I’m the enemy now of video gamers. I could care less about video games. Video game bloggers? They’re losers…
Nintendo has just made your Monday better! That's right, the Mario factory has flipped its magic switch and WiiWare is knocking on your console's door, begging to be downloaded (the flashing blue light indicates a knock).
For those not familiar with WiiWare, think of it as an online store (accessed via your Wii), from which you can buy and download games. It differs from the Wii Virtual Console in that a) these games are new titles, and b) many are from talented indie developers and publishers who don't have the money to go through traditional channels to get their games in your hands (of course, many come from power house developers, too). It's a good day to be a gamer!
With the worldwide release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots one month away, Konami held a press conference yesterday to announce that development of the game is complete, the master copy (gold) has been made, and the game is ready for mass production. BooYa!
In addition to the announcement yesterday, Konami showed five commercials, each based on the Metal Gear Solid world. Rumor has it you can view said commercials at the MGS4 official site...I wouldn't know, though, as it's taken 20 minutes to get the site half loaded. Hmmm.
Since I was a preadolescent girl when the '80s turned to the '90s, I had no choice this morning but to turn on The Today Show and watch Jonathan, Joey, Donny, Danny, and Jordan (a.k.a. The New Kids on the Block) perform on the plaza. I am not proud of this, but, it is what it is.
Between a medley of NKOTB old hits and a track off their new album, The Today Show did a nice little segment on the upcoming Wii Fit. It's certainly worth a watch if you aren't fully in the know about this new mega-hit, which will be released on Monday. Even if you are in the know, it's fun to watch Matt Lauer do some virtual hula-hoopin'.
For those wanting to see a little NKOTB action (really, it's enjoyable on so many levels...I mean, did they ever have any talent?), check it out here: NKOTB video
There is a problem plaguing America's colleges: drinking dirty beer while playing beer pong. The ping pong ball careens around the room, picking up lint, dust, dirt, and god know what else in a college dorm or apartment. Then, that very ping pong ball ends up in the beer that you have to drink! Disgusting and dangerous to your health! Yuk!
Now, thanks to jvgames, you can finally play clean beer pong on the Nintendo Wii.
"Frat Party Games - Beer Pong" is coming to WiiWare in mid-June, just in time for college to be out. Wait, that's not good timing. Or, maybe it is. You can practice all summer and become beer pong champ of the class of '09!
Here are a few highlights from the recent spate of news coming out in anticipation of UbiDays.
Ubi announced that it had a record financial year, bringing in $1.5 billion. read
Ubi has five new IPs (new game franchises, aka intellectual properties) and has revealed a new Prince of Persia, which are arguably some of my favorite games.
"A slide presentation that accompanyied the report named four of the all-new IPs--H.A.W.X., EndWar, Shaun White Snowboarding, and the recently launched Haze--with the fifth being identified only as an "unannounced title." The same slide also revealed that two as-yet-untitled installments in existing franchises will also be released during the year, alongside Far Cry 2, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, Splinter Cell: Conviction, the just-announced new Prince of Persia, and a new Anno game." read
Did you know that Ubisoft bought the Tom Clancy brand in March?
"With a few exceptions, the Clancy deal gives Ubisoft ownership of all Clancy-branded book, film, comic, merchandising, and "ancillary products." Naturally, it also includes full ownership of all games bearing the Hunt for Red October author's name--and Ubisoft praised the "strength" of Clancy franchises Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six as keys to its record year." read
BioShock, the amazing, freaky, and groundbreaking game that had all of us with Xbox 360s drooling for weeks will finally be coming to the PS3 this October with new features and content, the details of which will be released over the next few months. read
UPDATE: Apparently I came in mid-way through the presentation, so everything that I'm talking about below is based on seeing the presentation from the Raving Rabbids sled run demo to the end.
UPDATE 2: The final trailer was indeed for a new Beyond Good and Evil. The pig is Pey'j and that was Jade. So, I take back what I said about that trailer angering me. Now, it just has me excited and confused, which is generally how I go through life.
Three words: lame, boring, and confusing. And, I'm a fan of Ubisoft games.
The presentation went through upcoming games: a Raving Rabbids game which uses the WiiFit pad, a new snowboarding game, Shaun White Snowboarding, a trailer for Soul Caliber 4, and finished with a confusing statement from Ubi Pres., Yves Guillemot, who alluded to the fact that we'll all have 3D TVs soon and that Avatar, which was made with the help of James Cameron (Titanic), will be out mid-next year. Then, a confusing trailer was shown. At least that's what I think happened.
You see, that's what this conference did to me. It was a big WTF? And, I think the audience of reporters felt the same way.
*Drools* It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the Brothers in Arms games. They are easily my favorite of the WWII genre, combining excellent FPS action with just the right amount of real-time strategy.
It doesn't matter if all the game offers is better graphics and new campaigns. That's all I need.
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway debuts for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC this August. However, do note that the game has been pushed several times already.
I think all instructional videos should be just like this. Imagine starting a job and seeing the company video, complete with the screaming rock guy, "Please fill out your W-2 form and return it to HR, yeaaahhh" or at junior high sex ed class, "Your testicles produce sperm and you'll soon get body hair, yeaaahhh." Oh, life would be so much better.
But, back to Guitar Hero DS, um, yeah, I want that.
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