Archive for May, 2010

Sonic Colors trailer.

May 27, 2010

In the Sonic 4 post i wondered why sega was trying to revive the franchise once more. Turns out, they really are not bothering at all, Sonic 4 is not being made by sonic team, Dimps Corporation, better known for doing everything from the Sonic Advance games, co-developing Street Fighter IV and doing a ton of barely average games based on anime franchises are the ones doing the job here. The question then is, what is sonic team doing these days? The answer you will findt it in that video. Warning: not a positive answer at all.

Also, don’t read the youtube comments, it’s depressing to say the least.


Street Fighter Legacy.

May 26, 2010

Fan film made by a professional stunt man. Probably the best live action street fighter film ever filmed since that part in Jackie Chan’s City Hunter.

Random video game review quotes.

May 25, 2010

Man, those damn quests in Nier suck.

This dreary action role-playing game has its worthwhile moments, but they’re separated by countless hours of fetch-quest tedium.

Good thing that gamespot pointed out the same about another game with tedious quests, like say, Grand Thef Auto IV

The single-player game, which you can still play long after you complete the story, is the series’ best by far, and the multiplayer features are good enough that you’ll likely have no problem finding people to play with for many months to come.

Guess not.

I couldn’t let pass this part from the game informer review, i just couldn’t.

I now know how film critics felt after screening “The Godfather.” It’s been days since Grand Theft Auto IV’s credits rolled, yet I can’t seem to construct a coherent thought without my mind wandering off into a daydream about the game. I just want to drop everything in my life so I can play it again. Experience it again. Live it again…Grand Theft Auto IV doesn’t just raise the bar for the storied franchise; it completely changes the landscape of gaming.

Also, from the Yakuza 3 reviews:


Strictly Japanese style with all its pros and cons – adult story, childish episodes, plenty of text to read, piles of minigames and somewhere in the middle you’ll find a fighting game. [Issue#189]

Pre-canned cutscenes suddenly give way to in-engine sections where the characters continue to converse, only silently – via slabs of text you need to click through instead of pre-recorded speech. There doesn’t appear to be any real rhyme or reason as to when this will happen – it just seems like a cheap way of extending the cutscenes. All it does it undermine the atmosphere – the game goes from a modern, cinematic action-drama to a static, dusty old RPG in the blink of an eye. [Apr 2010 p.70]
-Playstation official magazine australia

Sonic 4 new trailer.

May 21, 2010

You know, at this point i can’t help to wonder “why bother sega?” Why bother doing something for a franchise that has been degraded so much? Sonic is the poochie of video games, a corporate mascot invented for the sole purpose of looking “cool” to the kids. It has spawned an infamous fanbase, and has done nothing but drag down the mud both the character and the company. You could also safely say that the original Sonic games for the genesis, while good, are still far from what a truly good plataformer should be. That the few old school fans that still care for Sonic do so out of pure nostalgia and nothing more.

So, why sega? Why? Hey, maybe the game do ends up being, if not mind blowing at least decent, i mean, what could it go wrong? I see no stupid gimmicks so far, no “story lines” chock-full of furrie fan fiction. Maybe Sega has learned from their mistakes, maybe Sega can change.




May 17, 2010

Anyone who even remotely considers himself/herself a metal fan knows who Ronnie James Dio is…and was. The man passed away this Sunday, cancer won the battle. I wasn’t the biggest fan i have to say, but i always liked his voice, and i might be one of the few who prefer Black Sabbath with him in the vocals than Ozzy.

So, Stand up and shout! For one of the greatest voices in rock and music. Good night sweet prince. Gracias por la musica.

Steam on mac.

May 14, 2010

Last wednesday 12 steam open it’s gates for mac users, and to conmemorate this they are giving away Portal for free. That’s right, free, gratis, so, if you have a mac and haven’t tried this game this is the chance to try it, and maybe you can finally understand all those “cake” jokes you see on the web.


Movie tracks – My Name is King

May 13, 2010

Movie tracks – Vamos a Matar Compañeros!

May 9, 2010

Levantando en el aire los sombreros
Vamos a matar, vamos a matar, compañeros
Pintaremos de rojo sol y cielos
Vamos a matar, vamos a matar, compañeros
Hay que ganar muriendo, pistoleros
Vamos a matar, vamos a matar, compañeros
Hay que morir venciendo, guerrilleros
Vamos a matar, vamos a matar, compañeros
Luchando con el hambre, sin dinero
Vamos a matar, vamos a matar, compañeros
Estudiantes, rebeldes, bandoleros
Vamos a matar, vamos a matar, compañeros
Hermanos somos, reyes y obreros

EGM en español.

May 8, 2010

I had the request of uploading some pics of what was the latin american version of EGM. To be more especific, the mexican version, which goes without saying that ceased to be published around the same time the american version died. But while the original EGM revived the other one is still dead, and it’s not exactly a big loss per se. While most of the magazine was just translated material from the original source there was a mexican staff writting their own material for it, once more, nothin of value was lost. Trust me on this one.

So, here are the pics, this being from the issue of october 2007, featuring a preview of Silent Hill: Homecoming, among other things.

Completely pointless section devoted to show photos of some south american model. Fanservice in other words.

Halo 3 media saturation was alive and well in those days.


Pics from both the mexican and usa reviewers.

The magazine used to feature posters, but after a while they stopped doing that, and i stopped buying them.

Feliz cinco de mayo!

May 5, 2010

I hope you are ready to party hard gringos, because we are.

Edit note: Fox is hunting down all the trailers in youtube it seems. Maybe they want to kill the movie just like they did with Idiocracy. So here goes another mirror, you can’t stop machete gringos!