Iron Man 2 Villain and Futurama Returns!

10 06 2009

Ladies and gentleman, feast your eyes on this first look of Mickey Rourke as the villain Whiplash from the upcoming Iron Man 2!  A little different look than The Wrestler, aye?  I, for one, am very excited about this film.  Unfamiliar with the character?  Check out the WIKIPEDIA PAGE!

-via SlashFilm

Is a long haired shirtless man not quite doing it for you?  Then you may be happy to know that Futurama is returning!  Apparantly Comedy Central is going to air 26 new episodes in 2010!  So two exciting pieces of information, yet both of them don’t come out for a year.  That, fellow blog readers, is called being a party pooper.

-also via SlashFilm

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Rock Band for $69.99!

8 06 2009

EBGames is currently having a sale on their old music games.  (Most likely making space for The Beatles Rock Band.)  You can get Rock Band 1 for only $69.99 and Rock Band 2 is going for $94.99.  Quite a steal!  Hell, I think I might even pick up the Rock Band 1 bundle.  Come see all the games and prices HERE.





The iPhone 3GS!

8 06 2009

Apple’s WWDC conference just recently ended, and the iPhone 3GS was announced!  This is new hardware people!  The thing that really stood out to me was the fact that it finally has a video camera in it, and the included camera has been bumped up to 3 megapixels.

Now if only AT&T would expand their coverage to my part of Nebraska…

Check out the full feature list HERE and a comparison to the old 3G HERE.





Why WoW Players Should Switch to WAR

5 10 2008

This is a great article to read if you’re even a teensy bit interested in Warhammer Online.

I really want to give this game a try, but as of yet I have not.  Has anyone out there played it that can tell me their thoughts?





Can WoW Be Free Now?

17 09 2008

I found THIS ARTICLE to be interesting indeed.  The juicy part of this article is that Blizzard announced that over the last five years it has only cost them $200 million in upkeep.  Now at first glance this looks like a lot, but let’s put things into perspective.  5 years is 60 months.  World of Warcraft currently has something like 10 million subscribers (I think it’s actually about 12 mil now) paying about $15 a month.  (They can pay $1 or $2 less if they pay for multiple months at a time)

So this is about $150 million they are making a month.  150*60=9000.  So they’ve made $9 billion dollars from monthly fees alone.  So in other words, only about 1% goes to upkeep.  Interesting.

Update: Let’s look at something else, shall we?  How many subscribers, paying $15 a month, would they need to break even after five years?  Well, $200 million divided by the 60 months is about $3, 333, 333.33.  Not divide this by $15 (for the monthly fee), and you get 222,222.22 which would round to 222,223 subscribers.  They currently have more than 10 million.  I’d say they did Ok.

Now let’s look at one final thing.  What if they took a method like Guild Wars did and only charged for the main game and expansions.  Well, $50*$10 million gives you $500 million.  Then you can pretty much double that considering the Burning Crusade expansion pack.  Again, looks like they would be Ok.  Hmmm…it does seem like the subscription model isn’t necessary.





Smashing Onto DVD!

5 09 2008

It has been announced that The Incredible Hulk will be available in ol’ DVD form on October, 21.  So not too much longer, but still a bit of a wait for those that haven’t seen it yet.

On that note, we only have to wait 25 more days before we can pick up Iron Man on DVD.  🙂





Timed Buttons Presses Unleashed!

15 08 2008

As you may know, I am super excited about the upcoming Star Wars game The Force Unleashed. However, after hearing today that to kill bosses you need to successfully complete a series of timed button presses, I’m not so sure anymore. If this is true, hopefully it isn’t a make or break deal. If I have to start the whole level over again because I didn’t hit one button right, (download the Bourne Conspiracy demo if you want to experience that! 🙂 ) that would suck!

Apparently the boss fights are relatively slow going as well. I don’t mind this so much though considering in the movies the fights were always long and drawn out as well. But again, the button pressing sounds stupid. I guess I would have to try it first before I could really say anything, but the thought of bringing down a giant rancor with my upgraded force lightning sounds way cooler to me!

On a final note Xbox Magazine rated it a 7.5, which isn’t great, but still pretty good.  We shall see I guess.

Actually, on another even more final note, they OXM gave Castle Crashers an 8.5!  Nice!  For once this issue has reviews super early!  Now if only the demos weren’t always a few months old…