June 19, 2009

Prototype Impressions @ IF; Movie Mayhem Mash-up Mix-em-up Coming Soon

My prototypical review of Prototype is up over at InsulinFunk. I tried not to convey all of the hype I had but probably failed. Oh well, enjoy.

And I have a bunch of movie impressions I'll post up soon. I don't think Wes and the gang would appreciate my quick thoughts on all the films I watch as much as you two (three?) don't.

-- "One of these days, I'm really...going to let you teach that guy a lesson."

June 10, 2009

Insulin Funk Welcomes New Writer

Yeah, I'm now lending my e-pen to the Funk. I'll still write here occasionally, but want to keep consistently writing anywhere really.

Anyway, here's a link to my first post. Check out the rest of the site if you haven't before too.

-- "I looked it up in the dictionary...it wasn't in there."

June 08, 2009

Rocktober Can't Come Soon Enough

BrĂ¼tal F'ing Legend.

If you haven't heard of this game yet, please edify yourself with the latest trailer then continue to headbang through this.

I don't know if you absolutely need to be into metal music at all, but it no doubt helps. The game looks to be full of an insane amount of fun and genuine laughs. Apparently it helps to have played some of Tim Schafer's, the game's designer, earlier games, but I have neglected them. Perhaps I'll take time to trounce through the Psychonauts realm later.

And I'm as stoked as anybody to play as Eddie Riggs, but I have some fears about the actual action of the game. Most of the trailers showcase the outrageous setting, the music and cameos, and the funny. Little action is showcased, so I'm wondering how repetitive and lackluster it may be.

I should be calmed by early interpretations from reviewers raving about its performance, so I'll just shut up for now and enjoy Ozzy and Halford alongside Mr. Black.

-- "You know, your clothes may say disco, but your eyes say rock 'n roll!"

June 03, 2009

Yet Another Bioware Win

This week is the week of E3, so there's plenty of video game stories in which I have interest. But I can't help myself pointing to something I've lauded over before, even though it will spell my ultimate downfall into the MMO verse once more. Yes, I'm talking about The Old Republic...again.

With this first cinematic trailer, Bioware has given me better Star Wars in twenty mintues, er...less than four minutes (I've watched it five times already) than I've seen in the past 15 years. I stay on the fence for MMOs mainly because I know how much time I can lose invest in them. But with this latest unveiling of Bioware's plans, it all but solidifies my foray in their galaxy far, far away 40,000 years before Skywalker.

It'll still be interesting to see the balance of classes and how much I'll want to play something other than a Sith or Jedi master, but I'm can't deny the track record here. Plus the couple of bounty hunters in the movie look better than some of those jedi. And where I don't think the combat can pull off that dramatic effect, I'm hoping they get somewhere close to incorporating all the powers seamlessly into the saber-play.

-- "I know what's been troubling you. Listen to me. Don't continue to be a pawn of the Jedi Council."