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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

there is no disputing this sheer fact...

This movie is going to be absolutely amazing, I really like Gondry and all of his work, I never paid much attention to The Host, not much into horror movies. ( i know shocking, someone who isnt all about horror movies)

This movie is going to be out of this world. If anyone is interesting in the song on this trailer, the song is "Be Good" by Tokyo Police Club off an album called "A Lesson in Crime"

Here is the trailer for "Tokyo"

I would like to share with everyone

my favorite youtube video ever, and what plays in my head when it is time for action.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gaming Gripes

Hi, my name is Regis and I have gaming A.D.D.

(hi Regis)

What the fuck is wrong with me? I cannot stick to anything, let me break down what I am playing right now: Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, Fable 2, The Witcher, Everquest 2, Mirror's Edge and Vanguard; just to name a few off the top of my head.

Traditionally, I have always been a hardcore MMO player, I started back years and years ago as a 13 yr old (being 25 now) playing UO with Aaron, he actually introduced me to MMOs and I scorn him to this day, because I cant manage to play game that isnt an MMO from start to finish to save my fucking life. Which nowadays is really horrible for me, because being an oldschool MMO player, and with my current options of MMOs being the steaming pile of garbage that they all are, who try to cater to housewives and non gamers with deep pockets, make it very difficult for me to enjoy gaming in general right now.

I follow MMOs like crazy, I listen to tons of podcasts (actually listening to one right now, big ups to Virgin Worlds) I read about changes, i follow patches on games im not even playing and prolly have no real interest of playing. I think at this point I like reading about MMOs entirely more then I have prolly enjoyed playing one since the Fear Server on Shadowbane (R.I.P. PvP Stealing)

Lets go through my normal day off from work as far as gaming goes: I wake up and basically check to see what new fallout 3 mods have come out, I install the good ones, i play Fallout 3 for about 35 mins in megaton with god mode on just killing everyone in the city, to check out new damage mods, then I quit and move on to say Everquest 2: Log on, get insta killed by 11 diffrent people at the EL docks, get frusterated because it has the most broken excuse for a pvp system ever created, log off, move to Fable 2 kill everyone in my current town, log off, u see a pattern here?

I dont even enjoy it, its like hate fucking myself ( which i may enjoy more)

I come from a harasher MMO world where U could be looted, when you got in a fight in mattered, you didnt just respawn heal up and run back with all your shit back into battle. Dieing MEANT SOMETHING, it was something you didnt want to happen to you because it MATTERED. Being PKed meant something more then just 5 mins of inconvenience while you wait for a loading screen. Yes, I was a serious PK, always have always will be, I miss the danger, there is no sense of risk in MMOs, nothing that happens to you matters, because there is nothing bad that happens to you in MMOs now. Everyone is such a loot hording, instance gridning fucking pussy.

I could go on for days, but now im actually get annoyed, and its starting to put me in a bad mood. I live in gaming nostalgia alot, I lead a pretty good life, ive done alot of interesting things, been to alot of places, and I make good money, but seriously, the happiest times of my life can be boiled down to 2 things: first 2 years living in boston (kings of the city) and my teenage years playing UO with my friends, where you actually had true friends in games.

I know this post is kinda jumbled and jumps around alot, my next will be much more well thought out and constructive, but I owed an update to the site, so here it is. The next one, will be better, I am by no means an amazing writer, much better talking, hoping to do a podcast soon and post that one.

I have one last hope for MMOs and it is Darkfall, if it lets me down I will never set foot in that genre again, I dont care what golden goose comes out.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Prince Blagojevich and King Daley Circus

Hey everyone this is Ruppy with my first installment of random rant. Lately everyone on the news has been talking about Illinois gov. Rod Blagojevich and how he was trying to "trade" Barrack Obama's (Clown Shoes) empty senator seat for some favors or campaign contributions. of course he gets caught and all his assets become frozen by the feds so he can’t afford a lawyer.

Let me be the first to say I hated this jerk off from the first time I found out he was running for governor. He was known for making tough guns laws until all the gun manufacturer who had plants in Illinois told him that if he didn’t fuck off they would close down all their factories in the state. He also fucked up the public transportation bill trying to make himself look good.

So what does he do when facing impeachment and likely federal charges? He fucking goes on TV and starts telling people his trial is unfair. well with habeas corpus still suspended and the patriot act still in full swing of course its not going to be fair. Welcome to the world we have to live in. that right rod big brother can watch you like they do us.

he keeps trying to make himself look like a martyr on TV and states that what he did wasn’t wrong or illegal because receiving favors after leaving office isn't illegal. This guy thinks just cause it isn’t illegal it’s not wrong. Whatever happened to i don’t know nominating the most qualified person? Even though are last governor was corrupt at least he got shit done and kept things moderately stable. For being a republican he at least didn’t mismanage our money like Blagojevich. Think Blagojevich is Illinois only problem?

After this asshole we have Chicago’s mayor, King Richard Daley running the city with the highest taxes in the U.S (10.25%) to the ground. He boost that our school are testing higher. That’s mostly due to him actually lowering test standards. After Obama pulled Arne Duncan to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, King Daley put Ron Huberman in charge of public schools even though he has no experience with education what so ever. Daley said that his business skills would do the public school system some good.

For those of you who don’t know Ron Huberman is the guy who did a crackerjack job of running public transportation. This guy made the state fork over more money so that union jag offs could be paid 20 dollars an hour to drive a bus. This guy doesn’t know shit about education or managing something efficient the only reason he has a job is cause has been loyal to Daley.

This city needs to go into a fucking riot and just burn down the mayor’s office likes its castle Frankenstein. The only reason this guy is in power is cause all those over paid teamsters that work for the city make sure he gets re-elected. For the shit I have to pay to live in Chicago I should be getting back way more. Canadians pay 10% sales tax and they get free health care but me I get a bunch of teamsters digging holes and filling them back up again for twenty an hour.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Proposal Officially Announced

The Japanese animation studio Sunrise has officially announced the plans for a live-action film adaptation of its Cowboy Bebop science-fiction anime franchise. The American film studio Twentieth Century Fox, the production company 3 Arts Entertainment, and Sunrise itself are collaborating on the project. Keanu Reeves is slated to star. Joshua Long is acting as a production supervisor, and Erwin Stoff, a film producer who worked closely with Reeves on The Matrix and A Scanner Darkly, is also attached. The associate producers are Sunrise President Kenji Uchida, the original Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe, and the original series script supervisor Keiko Nobumoto. The Sunrise studio itself and Masahiko Minami (former Sunrise producer and BONES studio co-founder) are both acting as production consultants.

..................Ok, let's all take a deep breath here. Stay calm! GOT TO STAY CALM!

I feel sick! Why does America no longer produce it's own culture. These companies take things that have a cult following and "remake" them in order to dumb it down so the stupid fat lazy idiots in this country will understand. Look at what's going on right now. They made that piece of shit dragon ball movie. Ninja Scroll and Gundam are both on the Hollywood chopping block and now Cowbow Bebop?!!! This is fucking offensive!

Water head idiots always lash out at "fan boys" for not liking the choices that Hollywood makes when adapting comics,books and video games to movies. Of course a fan of an existing thing wont like it being whored out for no reason. These anime titles just need to be left alone! Can't the fans have any piece of mind knowing that something they enjoy will be left alone?

Some people have defending this by pointing out some of the original creators are on board to make this piece of shit film. Why now, over 10 years after the show was canceled in Japan, that they choose to make a crappy remake Hollywood movie? It's a bit odd, that those creators now back together would not just make another season of the show or at the very least a new animated movie. why waste time on a live action flick that will fail. These people have to be in touch enough to know that 99% of the comic/book/video game movie adaptations flop really fucking hard.

They would rather get some fast Hollywood money than create more art that millions of people would enjoy. These people don't understand that no matter how much they dumb down and whore out cowboy bebop the American masses wont get it, the fans will turn their backs on it and they will fail.