Release in November of 2011 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii this remake of a classic Activision and Nintendo 64 game is going to be a hit with anyone who played this game in the past. For those that have played the game on the N64 be prepared to learn it all over again as the game controls have changed. For those that are used to games such as Call of Duty and Metalgear you are going to know these controls inside and out. It doesn’t matter if you are an old player or a new player you are going to enjoy this game. Read more...(500 words, 35 images, estimated 2:00 mins reading time)
The Cold War has ended but not for everyone, especially Alec Trevelyan and General Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov. Both want to see the former Soviet Union pay for not keeping the status quo and they are going to use the old Cold War relique GoldenEye to make that a reality. GoldenEye is a satellite system that can trigger the effects of a nuclear blast anywhere that they would want. It doesn’t have the radiation effect of a bomb just the electromagnetic effect. When an electromagnetic pulse goes off it disrupts the electrical signals of everything that is around it. All cars stop, planes fall out of the sky and every single computer is fried and whiped clean of data. Read more...(800 words, 108 images, estimated 3:12 mins reading time)
I’m finding a new kind of respect for HdO games as they take on most of our favourite classic books and bring them to life as hidden object mystery games. Around the World in Eighty Days: The Challenge is by far the most fun I have had with one of these games, even though, like many of these game, the logic puzzle aspect can be a bit frustrating, because if you miss one little thing, the puzzle is reset, and you have to start over. Although Around the World in Eighty Days: The Challenge is not nearly as much fun as the latest film version of this classic tale, it remains true to the book. The last film version to stay as close to the story as this was the Around the World in 80 Days (Miniseries) starring Pierce Brosnan as Phineas Fogg. If you like casual games with a classic steampunk adventure twist, then Around the World in Eighty Days: The Challenge will more than satisfy, and with it being an HdO game, if you have ever played one of these before, you will pretty much know the formula that is used to play. The graphics are bright, the object easy to find with subtle clues, and the background noise authentic to the setting of the book. If you are a fan of Jules Verne’s work, then you must give Around the World in Eighty Days: The Challenge a try.
It was during the time that Hollywood was making all of the disaster films that set the bar for today that Dante’s Peak came into being. From the beginning of the film you would not think that there was going to be a lot of action or destruction going to happen in the film but like a volcano, the pace and story had to build for it to be truly amazing. Relationships developed and explained, heart ache and losses relived and hints at what was about to destroy everything. The way the film builds on itself to give you one hell of a show is amazing and here is the kicker, it was done with models. They didn’t use a bunch of fancy shmancy computer effects, they used tried and true models. The way that the models were shot and then cut in give the film more realism and many of its ground breaking shots actually show up in other films because they are just that damned good. Because it was actually real life explosions and props it made the film more realistic and in some ways even more horrific in what happens to the town, the mountain and its people. Read more...(1093 words, 121 images, estimated 4:22 mins reading time)
This is a movie adaptation of a very, very popular stage show that has taken the world by storm. Mama Mia! is set in a Greek Island town. A young woman, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is about to get married, and wants to know who her real father is. After learning about three potential father by reading her mother’s dairy, which seems to have been written in the 70s, she sends out invitations to the three former swains of her mother’s. Donna (Meryl Streep) was quite a sexual adventurer in her younger days, according to the diary. When Sophie’s bridesmaids, Lisa (Rachel McDowall) and Ali (Ashley Lilley) show up, she reads to them from the diary to tell them how she learned who her father might be. Later that day, Donna’s former bandmates, the reclusive writer Rosie (Julie Walters) and high-maintenence serial divorcee’ Tanya (Christine Baranski) show up for the wedding. The menopausal trio have a bit of a torrid past of their own, as they used to be pop singers, and when Donna declares that she does not miss sex at all, the other two know something is very wrong. Read more...(517 words, 66 images, estimated 2:04 mins reading time)