8/26 Cool Shit You Need To Know About
Wooooooooo we had us some nice drama on My IGN this past week. Kinggoken got really excited about it. That shit was funny and I hope we all made a few enemies! Just kidding. Everyone from all sides has already apologized but you didn’t know that and now you do. So let’s just move on and be done with it until the next time it happens and then we’ll all have some more fun! I wore up late today so this will be published late. I like to try and be done around 12-1pm but it’s 2pm and I am just starting. It’s almost goddamn Beer on the Balcony time so let’s get this started!
Johnny Depp’s third movie this year will be The Rum Diariy which was shot back in 2009 and is based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel of the same name. Many of you should recall that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was another Depp film based on a book by Hunter so I expect this to be a wild ride as well. The Rum Diary hits theaters October 28th.
Game of Thrones has cast the part of pirate Salladhor Saan. Lucian Msamati will play the role in the much anticipated 2nd season. Salladhor Saan is a mercenary pirate pledged to the late King Robert’s brother Stannis. Hey bro, my couch from the 70’s called and it wants its upholstery back.
Epic Games announced the final map for the upcoming Gears of War 3, Gridlock. The map has been modified and revamped from the previous two Gears of War games and will feature new weapon spawns, better graphics and will have a darker nigh time setting. Epic also confirmed that Gears 3 will feature a skill based lobby that will allow newer players to compete against people like me who totally suck and have a kill to death ratio of like -5000.
Dreamworks has acquired the rights to turn Karen Marie Moning’s book series into films. There are five books in total and the first one is called Darkfever. and I have never heard of these before. Apparently there’s some vampires and uh other supernatural type stuff and I fully expect it to be just another Twilightesque teen ridden piece of garbage because it’s a young adult book series. Of course anything can happen but who has any sort of faith in Hollywood to make this NOT be another Twilight? Yea, me either.
Great news Nintendo and Sonic fans! Sonic CD is coming once again and this time it will be a re-worked version of the classic game that will include nearly all of the original music from both the European and Japanese versions of the title. Look for it on XBLA, PSN, PC, iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7 later this year. Oh wait. There isn’t any Nintendo platform listed there. Why is that? Because as Sega basically said, the Wii is garbage and the WiiWare service doesn’t have the power it takes to handle the soundtrack. And people wonder why I give Nintendo so much crap.
Short clip from The Avengers filming location which you can see Loki(Tom Hiddleston) and Captain America(Chris Evans) going through some fight choreography.
Valve released a trailer for Counter-Strike: Global Offense which they will be showing off that PAX Prime this weekend. Along with the trailer comes news that Valve will be having a Counter-Srike Steam sale that will have six games for a whopping $7.49. Games include Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, and Counter-Strike: Source.
If you’re a DLC fan and like to get that extra content right away then the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim might be the one you want to get. Microsoft and Bethesda have an exclusivity deal that will see 360 owners get first dibs on the first 2 DLC drops at least a month before any other platform. Suck it Sony nerds! Smart 360 owners will just wait until it eventually makes its way to the marketplace as a Deal of the Week at 50% off anyway so this doesn’t really even matter to me.
That picture is a fake so don’t go looking for news about an ESPN 360 coming out because it’s not happening. What 360 owners who have XBL Gold can look forward to though is an update to the EPSN3 content which is actually available right now as I type this up. You will have the ability to watch two live sports events at the same time via a split screen in 720p resolutions. That’s pretty cool man. Some other stuff you will get is a new guide that shows off what’s being offered on ESPN3 on the bottom of the screen. College football is just getting started(in the US) and there will be a new scoreboard which allows fans to check out an updated list of the week’s scores from the college scene on the right side of the screen while you watch your favorite game on the left side. You can also tag which future games are coming up and be reminded of them. There’s also a new MySports feature that will let you customize which games and game genres you are interested in seeing on the ESPN3 channel with news and highlights. Finally there’s now ESPN BottomLine, a new feature that offers up breaking news from the sports world. People can say whatever they want about the 360 but the console getting ESPN3 is what prompted me to get rid of the majority of my cable and save $100 a month. On top of ESPN3, MS mentioned more TV content coming to the 360 with this Falls update but no real word on exactly what that will be.
One last bit of news and it’s about PAX and the Xbox 360 this weekend. One very lucky person at PAX will be able to win the console below. Batman Fucking Arkham Asylum, bitches! Again, Suck it PS3 nerds! Warner Bros isn’t saying how you can win the console but apparently Microsoft will be giving away more Batman consoles in the near future. Whatever man, make it a console bundle for the games release and you got at least one sale right here bro. Check the pics out!
For me it’s Beer on the Balcony time! See ya Monday dudes and chicks! Have a great weekend!
Beyonce all oiled up and sexy as hell in her new video for 1+1 which you can see her perform live at the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards, Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET. I don’t really like the song but damn his video is hot and she looks great.