So with a recent revisit back to ‘dead rising 2’ land, I noticed as I was mowing down various zombies with a lawnmower whilst drenched in blood and wearing weird outfits (cowboy chaps and a dress, anyone?) I noticed that a lot of the survivors in need of rescue play into my perception of stereotypes.
I mean, it’s not a bad thing, whether they meant to do it with purposely hack dialogue or not, it actually makes the game that much more hilarious to hear their little tid-bits of speech among the mulching and slicing of my paddle-saw, a personal favourite being the ‘oh no you did’n head bob’ from LaShawndra, a middle age black woman with a spear in one hand and some chicken in the other (just kidding on the last bit, she actually has a wrench if a I remember for some reason.)
Other favourites include the shotgun toting redneck cowboy, Chad, the goth/punk band ‘Angel lust’ as a whole, the poker playing, overweight nerd dressed as a night, and quite a few more as well.
And of course then there’s all the main characters who again are walking stereotypes, Sullivan (old grey security guard), Chuck (last action hero) and Stacey (Red headed environmentalist wearing denims)
In a more serious game this would have annoyed me, but (and let’s face it) the hack dialogue and uninspired caricatures of walking stereotypes that are spread across the whole thing work extremely well in a game where you, essentially, run around as a cross dresser, motocross champion zombie slayer, whilst at the same time, delivering cheesy one liners and wielding any combination of items stuck together with duct tape.
I ‘saw’ what you did there. ~Dan
Talk about feeling old. 25 years ago, A game that has spawned too many copycats to name, was the cause of many gaming all-nighters & the inspiration of strategy guides, The Legend of Zelda hit the streets of Japan (it was released on North American shores the 22nd of August of 1987.) It is still one of the most critically acclaimed & commercially successful franchises to this day. Personally, It’s the sole reason why I love RPGs even now.Read More
For those who live under a rock, instead of going with a fourth Spiderman movie, which is probably a good thing, emo Peter Parker was just not cool, they have decided to go revamp the series!
I don’t really know how to feel, obviously I’m excited for a new take on Spiderman, but aside from a few little niggles, I liked the previous instalments, sure maybe the third one was way too jam packed and stupid in parts, it was still good, and the first two are still epic.
They had a good formula that they should have worked on perfecting instead of just revamping. But a new take on things could be interesting, I guess I’ll just sit back and see how things pan out. I could be completely wrong.
But that’s just my thoughts, let us know what you think, here’s what I could dig up: http://www.superherohype.com/features/articles/100001-sony-rebooting-spider-man-in-2012
The worst through to the best and why. We’re talking the saga, here. Not some bullshit animated spin-off crap, that doesn’t even deserve to be thought of when ‘Star Wars’ is mentioned, but, alas, it is. The minds of a generation of children who have seen it are poisoned.
Anyhow, where were we? Ah, yes…
#6 Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Just not that good, if I’m honest. Although it is redeemed by Natalie Portman lookin’ mighty fine.
Mace Windu: “This party’s over.”
#5 Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Although massively under-rated, this wasn’t that good compared to the originals that it followed (admittedly a light-year later). Having said that, this film made my childhood; I watched it over and over (on video) so much that I learnt all the lines.
Darth Maul: “*menacing silence*”
#4 Episode IV: A New Hope
Massively over-rated, see? I’m sorry, but I grew up with good special effects and can’t forget about them when I watch A New Hope. Sorry.
Darth Vader: “I sense something; a presence I haven’t felt since…”
#3 Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Badass darkside powers = win! Also, Vader is basically a zombie on fire!
Obi-Wan: “Oh, I have a bad feeling about this.”
#2 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Really fuckin’ good, BUT too happy for me, I’m afraid. Bestest lightsabre battle ever?
Master Yoda: “You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.”
#1 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Really fuckin’ good. No ‘buts’.
Darth Vader: “No, I am your father.”
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If you’re a big a fan as Green day as we are here, then you will be pleased to know, that they have a new album coming out March 22nd and we are excited as f**k.
If not, then just leave, because frankly if you don’t like Green day you’re not welcome here. Just leave. Go.
Still fresh of the 21st Century Breakdown hype as you can probably tell it is a live album, with two disks, one with live tracks played in varying venues, and the other a live DVD from the Saitama Super Arena, in Japan.
For a bitchin’ trailer and chance to pre-order the album, linkage: http://www.greenday.com/awesomesplash/index.html
For a detailed track listing and more information on the whole thing, double linkage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awesome_as_Fuck
So as far as initial thoughts go I’m pumped for a new live album, Bullet in a Bible was undoubtedly a masterpiece, but disappointed to see a few hits being played again on the DVD, we’ve already seen the likes of Boulevard and Good Riddance on Bullet, we don’t need to see them again. But to counterbalance that they’re only gone and played a few classics that just really make me happy. ‘Burnout’ and ‘She’ will just make me ejaculate.
For some more tasty Green Day linkage, check out this amazing cover of ‘Like a rolling stone’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjNjv15pweQ
I don’t mean to offend anyone here or insult the epic-ness that is Dylan, but…Green day do this song better. Jus’ sayin.