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You know you are getting big when one of the most notable Japanese game designers, HideoKojima, and one of the most notable American developers (Cliffy B) appear in your video. The Mega 64 guys have achieved just this, and not just a cameo (like Cliffy B), Hideo actually sneaks in broad daylight with the boys. Very, VERY cool.

Prince has released his three albums, launched his site and performed three nights on Jay Leno and 3 concerts in one day in Los Angeles with these as the songs:

NOKIA Theater
old skool company
crimson and clover
1999
I Feel 4 U
controversy
shhh
if i was your girlfriend
kiss
play that funky music
Hollywood Swinging
Harmonica solo
Prince speech about loving one another
Come Together
Purple Rain
Lets Go Crazy
The Bird
Jungle Love
The Glamourous Life with Sheila E!!!!!

CLUB NOKIA
Under The Cherry Moon (no vocals)
Dreaming Of U i(no vocals)
Lay U're Hands On Me
Journey To The Center Of Your Heart
The Sun, The Moon And Stars
Sometimes It Snows In April (no vocals)
When The Lights Go Down
I Love U But I Don’t Trust U Anymore
She Spoke To Me
A Large Room With No Light
Sweet Thing (Chaka Khan)
Insatiable
Scandalous
The Beautiful Ones
Nothing Compares 2 U

CONGA Room
I'm Yours
Colonized Mind
Chaos & Disorder
A Little Help From Your Friends (Joe Cocker)
Prince Talks about D & P tour
I Like it There
All shook Up
Empty Room
Okay, so sometimes things are announced that are simply too good to be true, like the Phantom, or models dating geeks. OnLive is one of those things. The concept is that you connect to the OnLive service via any web capable PC with broadband and you can play ANY modern game with a solid framerate. It is all dependent on your Internet connection.

It sounds to me like you are controlling the game remotely and it is working almost like a thinclient application, all you are seeing on the screen is literally video of the game you are playing...I think.

It sounds amazing, but can it really work? I hope so because if the price is right (say a 20 dollar subscription) I would buy it in a heartbeat. There is also going to be a micro console that you can connect directly to you HDTV so you can play the games on your big screen. If I can play Crysis or StarCraft 2 or other leading PC games on my TV or crappy laptop I will be simply amazed.



Received a shipment from Amazon today, took forever to get the game in stock, but it is finally here.



The Microsoft points card was on sale and is for the upcoming Pearl Jam DLC for Rock Band. Cannot WAIT to play and sing those songs.

The game is something I have been looking at for a while...just look at the bullet points:

There are 40 titles planned to be included in the collection from the outset with more unlockable content in addition to that, including more games and interviews with creators. Some of the games included include the Sonic the Hedgehog series, four Phantasy Star titles (!), the Vectorman series, Space Harrier, Columns, and even Kid Chameleon. All the games in the collection have been "converted" to high definition and will be output in 720p.

The list is massive and there are some really great games like Sonic Spinball, Streets of Rage, Shining Force, Ristar, Golden Axe and many more, there are also unlockables like Alien Syndrome (loved that game), Zaxxon an…
A buddy sent me the craziest Tetris game I have ever seen. It is a giant blank screen with the tiniest pieces. It would literally take hours to make a line let alone a Tetris (4 lines).

Click the image to see how huge the playfield is:

Now Click the zoomed in imaged to see how many pieces actually made up that tiny pile at the bottom.
So Prince announced a little while ago that he is releasing three cd's this year. Two of new material done by himself, the other by his protege Bria Valentine. To my shock and dismay, the Man is releasing all three together at Target of all places on March 29th. At the ridiculous price of $11.98 for all three discs.

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* Published by: NPG Records

Introducing Lotus Flow3r, the latest release from Prince—available Only at Target. This 3-disc album features Prince’s albums, Lotus Flow3r and MPLSound, and also includes the debut album by Bria Valente—produced by Prince. Disc 1 Lotus Flow3r track listing: From the Lotus. . . Boom; Crimson and Clover; 4EVER; Colonized Mind; Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful; Love Like Jazz; 77 Beverly Park; Wall of Berlin; $ Dreamer; . . . Back to the Lotus; Disc 2 MPLSound track listing: (There’ll Never B) Another Like Me; Chocolate Box; Dance 4 Me; U’re Gonna C Me; Valentina; Better with Time; Ol’ Skool Company; No More Cand…
I am trying to play a lot of Killzone 2, but The Watchmen and family life has been getting in the way. Regardless I have played some of the EXCELLENT single player campaign and have played enough multiplayer to gain the Sergeant rank.

The Multiplayer is amazing, it has a weighty feel and your character can only take a few bullets making them seem more human. The movement is more natural and turning is at human speeds (not the normal turn on a dime speeds of standard FPS games). The environments and models are amazing in multiplayer as well.

The game modes are truly fun, with an overarching mode called Warzone you basically have staged actions between the two factions. During the course of Warzone you will seamlessly switch between the modes such as Body Count (Team DM), Assassination (one person is the target and you kill or protect depending on the side) and search and destroy (plant C4 on targets or protect yours). When a mode is completed (you achieve/lose the objective) the gam…
Who Watches the Watchmen? I do! Ha bet no one has used that joke on a blog before! err...OK moving on.

Saw The Watchmen on Friday and since it was so long and I went to a late show I am just recovering this morning. I have to say I really liked the movie. It was a nearly perfect translation of the Graphic Novel yet improved on a lot of the things I didn't like from the book.

Loved:
The characters and the actors they tagged for them. I have not seen more perfect casting since J.K. Simmons played J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films. All of the characters were spot on from the book. Of note were Night Owl, Veidt and especially Rorschach! Silk Spectre (jr.) seemed a little of, but I realized it was due to the fact that Zack Snyder added weight to her character. Reading through the book again I noticed she (and her mom) were a little shallow, in this film they were as important as the males.The effects and environments were stellar. Much more real feeling then 300 or Sin C…
Couple of buddies of mine have started a funny webcomic called Gavin Vs. Greg. It has a very simple art style (stick figures), but if you can get the kill or be killed concept (think Spy vs. Spy) it is quite hilarious.

Check them out every day to see how they kill each other in inventive and sometimes ridiculous ways (termites in Ice Cream??).

My favorite so far:
I have often said that I fall under the weight of the hype machine all too often, sometimes it works out (Assassin's Creed), other times it doesn't (GTA IV - blech). This time I am happy to say it is well worth it. I bought Killzone 2 last night and even though I only played for an hour or so I have this feeling about the game. I had it with CoD 4, I had it with Uncharted and I had it with Mass Effect.

I am enmeshed in the look, feel and visceral nature of the controls. I can see this occupying a ton of my time. But that is not what this post is about...nope...this post is about how I have too many damn games thanks to my sickness. I can't stop getting new titles, whether they are gifts, trades (rarely) or purchases. I realized how bad it was when I was digging through my games drawer for my copy of Killzone: Liberation. I need it to upload my stats to the awesome Killzone.com.

At first glance there are 18 or so PS3 games, 20 Xbox 360 games, 25+ PS2 games, 10 DS game…
Okay, I know I am ganking from Penny Arcade...but seriously...WTF?? Gillette has come out with a a razor called the, wait for it, Gillette Fusion Power Gamer. Yes that is right a razor, and I quote, that 'has a high tech design that allows every man to get in the game.'

I cannot describe the stupidity of this marketing ploy. Let's break it down:
It is the Fusion, which is five blades...which is already ridiculous and was parodied by The Onion 5 fucking years ago, the fact that gillette made this is ridiculous. Five blades are just two more then is necessary to already rip up my face.
The 'spokesmen' of Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and Roger Federer are normally some cool and talented duded. But they are given the worst CG treatment I have seen in some time. They look like Wii level designs, not the stunning PS3/X360 models we see in real gamesWhat the FUCK makes this a gaming razor? Because lots of people play games and the demographic is mostly male? Kudos market…