Sunday, 30 November 2008

The "Star Trek" trailer - now 100% less shonky

Since we last spoke, the proper "Star Trek" trailer went up in various places - for your convenience, here's a link to the movie web site with streamy goodness and all the HD prettiness you could ever wish for.

Winona's playing moms now.  Jesus, I feel old...

December? Already? Dear Lord...

You'll have noticed the gap in your regularly-scheduled service, then?  Yeah, about that...

We've had a fairly rancid suite of Autumnal colds, viruses and generally craposity to contend with in the UK and I've been very fortunate in experiencing everything that illness has had to offer this year (those of you who are blessed with asthma may very well appreciate what wonderful times you can have when you have an immune system which lays down and surrenders at the first sign of a head sniffle).

In short? Bed rest, sofa rest, many fluids and not much fun to be around - that's been my mid-November.  I hope that yours was significantly better.

Suffice is to say that I'm making it my mission to get my behind to the Doctor's and get me one of those free flu jabs that the British National Health Service so generously provide for us skirvy asthmatics...

Saturday, 15 November 2008

The Star Trek teaser is here - in glorious shonk-o-vision...

And, yes, it's funking epic...

Though many members of the Nerd Hive Mind are bothered by J.J. Abrams and his writers making some radical changes to established Trek canon, what this brief, cam-phoned glimpse at next May's movie suggests is that the reboot has been worth the wait.

Trek being given a budget commensurate with it's iconic status in Western Pop Culture? Check.

Action, but not at the expense of character? Check (When was the last time that you saw a similar blockbuster trailer which waited so long to get to the quick cutting explosions and shiny stuff?)

Simon-goddamned-Pegg pwning bizatches with his one line in the teaser? Chiggedy-Check.

Go look at it before Paramount get on the case...

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Burnout Paradise awesomeness update

Via our friends at Kotaku, news reaches Rolling Eyeballs that upcoming paid-for DLC for "Burnout Paradise" (our game of the year) will include a car suggested by that most wonderful of movies, "Back To The Future".

Yep - you'll be able to drive a DeLorean.

Needless to say, this DLC package of four cars will be finding it's way onto our 360 or PS3 hard drive sometime early in 2009 - I suppose it would be too much to hope for, say, a sweet and tricked-out VW Karmann Ghia clone to make an appearance in Paradise City?  Please, nice Criterion guys?

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Just to reiterate... the words of Hijinks Ensue, "You like Voltron, Obama is Voltron, vote for Obama".

True 'dat.

Does that make McCain/Palin the unholy (and frankly unwieldy) union of GI Joe and Strawberry Shortcake?

Like, yuckles...

Make a difference

Cynicism is understandable - exactly what kind of earth-shattering difference can any politician hope to make after eight years of back-to-back Bush electoral victories and the attendent evil stench which has followed most of Dubya's decisions.

That said - if you're reading this in the States, and there's no reason why you should be, it would be a fine idea if you got out there and used your vote.

Which means, put down that copy of "Resistance 2", step away from "Fallout 3" and spend a few minutes making use of your democratic prerogrative.

Whether you vote for Obama or McCain, please make sure that the people who purport to represent you actually do so (and why not drop the habit of a lifetime and actually hold the swines to account once in a while?).

I'm sure Tina Fey would be happy if she never had to do that impersonation again, wouldn't you agree?

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