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Doctor Who Final

June 29, 2010 2 comments

If you have read any of my previous posts you will notice I am a huge Doctor Who fan, to the point that I will legally change my name to Who and force my kids to get their PHDs just so they will be name legally Doctor Who, on their name tags.

I just finished watching the season final and it was spectacular, their were some bumping episodes this season but nothing so bad that made you turn away. My only complaint of the series is it felt like they had to many make up science names and solutions to the problem, which made too many Deus Ex Machina moments. We know the doctor will win in the end but it’s fun to figure out how and it’s better when it didn’t feel like it fell out of nowhere.

I am also conflicted since now I don’t know if I like David Tennant more or Matt Smith. I could have gone two more seasons with David, but now I feel I’m glad he departed since Matt Smith just seems so awesome this season.

The way this season ended, actually as a whole the for this season, I would argue as one of the best seasons of Doctor Who since it’s rebirth. Every thing about it felt different, not just the Doctor or Tardis, but the way stories were told. They weren’t loosely tied together so much as previous seasons had them until the final but more intertwined as a whole. Characters would appear in cameos appearances other episodes, the arc story always seemed just lurking in the background even on episodes that were single shots. The other best part is they were setting up for the next season more giving a major plot point early on to show the direction they were going in.

My favorite moment of this entire season was when the Doctor tried to live as a human and play soccer. This was something I don’t think the David Tennant Doctor would have been able to do as well, and really shows the differences between Matt Smith and the Tenth.

I was worried about Amy Pond and the Doctor going in the direction of love birds as they have done with all the early companions in some capacity, but it was nipped in the butt very early on. The companions this season I feel were the best they’ve had in a while.

I think the best news I heard was that a new Theater Movie was going to be released in 2011 with 8th 9th 10th and 11th Doctor all appearing and with it more being about the 10th doctor so it will be one last hurray for the David Tennant. I can’t wait to see all the doctor come back for appearance and it will be interesting to see Paul McGann back as the 8th since he only did that one tv made movie on Fox in the 90s.

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Kirby Epic Yarn was inspired by Kirby Nes Commercial.

June 23, 2010 1 comment

Looks very familiar.

Transformice! – Time Waster Of The Century!

This is what you get when you combine crayon physics, lemmings, mmos, and pure chaos.  The game is truly a blast to play and it passes the “wait. how long have I been playing this?!” test.  Any game that can make me enjoy dying is awesome in my book.  You can find the english servers here Transformice!

E3 – Portal 2

Here is the long awaited trailer for Portal 2.  Some really interesting ideas are in place here that I can’t wait to see more about.  If you notice at about the 20-22 second mark you’ll see the Companion Cube on the right hand side of the screen.  Perhaps it never actually died?  The Portal 2 world seems massive in scale compared to its predecessor and the puzzles should be quite a bit more challenging as a result.  What really has me curious though is the scene where it looks like a room of a house is moving and slamming into a wall.  I really can’t grasp the relevance this would have on the story because it seems so out of place.  A good point has been made though that part of Portal’s charm was that no one knew anything about it going into it.  I’m wondering if I should do what I can to not read anything about the game to recreate that charm, but at the same time I believe that Valve will surprise me no matter what.

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3ds Screen

Someone strap your camera to your head so we can get a good look at the 3ds screen in some regard. This is the best video after a full day of people at e3. If Johnny Lee can do this over 3 years ago with the wii, than someone else could do it for us at this e3 not even the big game journalist won’t even turn on the screen seriously.

How does it feel girls to know your in a room full of guys and not one of them is more interested in you than a computer the camera guy didn’t even try to look down the girls dress.

E3 – Sony

Nothing too spectacular.  Lots of Playstation Move talk which looks ok, but I’ve never really been a big fan in motion control.  There was also a lot of talk about 3D technology which will require glasses, but that too isn’t anything I’m particularly interested in.  Here are the big announcements.

Heroes title that combines Jak, Daxter, Ratchet, Clank, and Sly Cooper into one big game.

Portal 2 coming to the Playstation 3.

Little Big Planet 2 is looking phenomenal with people being able to make everything from shooters, to puzzle games, racers, and even full fledged RTS games.

Big announcement that stole their conference was the announcement of a new Twisted Metal title for PS3.  This’ll include everything we love about Twisted Metal and added group faction team deathmatch and objective based online multiplayer.

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E3 – Nintendo

It’s still a bit early, but I think Nintendo will win Best of Show this year.  Here’s just some of the new announcements.

Finally some details on the new Legend of Zelda.  This includes Wiimote controls with the remote as sword, nunchuck as shield.  They are maintaining that it’ll be more motion based as opposed to realism I think.

Goldeneye re-imagined on the Wii.  The entire game appears to have been recreated with Daniel Craig as bond this time.  We’ll see all the familiar places and the multiplayer we all loved so much.

New Kirby was announced, Kirby’s Epic Yarn.  This time the game style seems to be made entirely of yarn and craft concepts.  It looks very cute and seems to be a combination of Little Big Planet and Kirby.

Donkey Kong Country Returns announced.  A 2D style Donkey Kong Country like those of old with new updated graphics and it just looks phenomenal.

Nintendo 3DS will allow you to take 3D photos as well as watch 3D movies without the need for glasses.

Kid Icarus game announced for Nintendo 3Ds!  It looks like the 3DS will have at least Wii graphics capability.

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