Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Transformers for Adults

Yes, I, too, watched Transformers that came out only a few days ago. And it was.... fun!!

That was the short version, and longer version would be this; Although it was very fun to watch--mostly because it's like kid's dream come true on screen!--Michael Bay was clever enough to include just enough robot battles in the movie to leave me wanting more. After the movie was over, I couldn't keep thinking about how it would've been terrific if they did this and that... And so, I was thirsty of more Transformers and was glad to find out they're already in the process of making a sequel. (Yes, I am a victim of their cunning marketing strategy. I'm sure so are many other people.) So, the movie itself was good, because I did get what I wanted out of it; action. Lots of them. Although disorienting and quick and messy, they were very believably made and it did have plenty to entertain me. It just didn't have too much like Pirates of Caribbean: At World's End which made me wanted to get out of the theater half-way through it.

This movie shows how much Hollywood's special effect has become so advanced. The whole movie, although it's full of effects, seemed very acceptable. Even when there are robots everywhere in this movie, there isn't really a time when you notice something and go "oh that looks wrong..." Something like that would ruin the whole movie. Now I only wish that technique goes over to Japan and so we can see live action Evangelion....+_+

Following is just a clip on YouTube of some people who can't have enough transforming robots. *sigh* Can they be any more dorky?!

Rage against Machine360!! And Some Pondering.

Not that I'm annnouncing myself as anti-360 and pro-PS3, but I just found a funny video on the issue on notorious "Red Ring of Death" on all too many Microsofts Xbox360's:

So, the question for me is... which should I get? Xbox360 or PS3?

I sure wanted Xbox360 with Gears of War, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Bioshock, among other exclusives, but recent occurings with Xbox360 and Microsoft--bad PR strategies, bad marketing strategy with Vista, and much more--makes me want to look the otherway. The other way to PS3.

After long line of terrible news on Sony and its PS3 before and after its launch, PS3 has been getting more and more brighter news and titles, such as Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword, LittleBigWorld, and more, and there are these good-to-your-ear news; Ken Kutaragi's resignation, which, in my opinion, is actually more like getting fired because of his stuck-up attitude that was doing the company's already weak PR no good, and of course, there is the recent news about it's price drop of a whole $100.

Since I still am in no place to make a purchase, I got some time to sit back and think about my choice. I sure want to wait for Xbox360's stability to get revamped, its price dropped, and get more good titles on it. (Halo 3 doesn't count. At least for me.) And for PS3... It's still over the top, pricewise, and so I don't wanna carve huge chunk of my wallet just yet. At least until they streamline their online game network, and do some good firmware that enables Blu-Ray's interactivity. If it will ever.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Ethan Haas

Ethan Haas Was Right

Before Transformer starts, there is a short, but very intriguing teaser of a movie by J. J. Abrams, which doesn't even tell us what the title is.

It starts with a surprise party for a guy leaving New York to Japan for a new job, when all in sudden there's a big roar and shaking of the ground. Soon, there is giant explosion, followed by hell on Earth soon after. The whole thiing was short, but powerful.

Wondering what this teaser was about, I've stumbled upon a Wikipedia topic on a project called Cloverfield. And on that page, there are links to Ethan Haas Was Right, and a blog, The Truth of Ethan Haas. Those pages hold clues to what this movie is about, and what that monsters identity is...

Visit the site. Join the movement. And wait for the day to come....


Saturday, July 7, 2007

Just Another Day At A Sushi Bar

Just another typical day at sushi bar...


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Sony, Sony, Sony...

Exclusives Sony Dropped The Ball On

With Sony seem to be losing it's grip on exclusive third-party titles lately, it seems like Ken Kutaragi was behind that mess afterall. In the article I linked above, it talks about two accounts like this: Grand Theft Auto IV and Assassin's Creed, both are triple-A, top-of-the-line, must-have titles.

You may be thinking, 'Of course, they want more player-base, and went multi-platform!' But no. They actually went to Sony to offer them exclusive rights to those titles!! Then what happened? Ken stayed silent...and they went multi.

So what happened?

One can only speculate, but I think it's simple; Sony is running dry on bank account. Third-party exclusive costs tons of money, and so, Sony lost the grip on those titles. It's as simple as that.

But I think it's all on Kutaragi-san. If he weren't so stuck-up about how uber his PS3 was, then he'd have spent every penny to keep them exclusive which would've driven PS3's sale like crazy. I, for one, would've decided to buy PS3 if they were exclusive for Sony!)

Monday, July 2, 2007


I probably won't be writing stuff on here as often as I have been. The reason? EVE Online. I've been flying around univer to get started, and I finally got into a user-made corporation (same thing as guild).

So, yeah, I'll be there most of the time. If you happen to join EVE, shoot me a email to Morgen Dawn!! :D