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January 25, 2007

{300 Videogame}


You've all seen the eye popping 300 Trailer, right? Well, take a look at the neat video game that will go along with it.

July 11, 2006

{World Cup Highlights}



It's hard to beleive a month of World Cup soccer has come and gone again. We'll see which countries are on top four years from now, in the meantime watch the emotional closing highlight clip set to U2's "One".

June 29, 2006

{Lost Figures}

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McFarlane Toys has officially announced they will be making Lost figures. McFarlane Toys plans for the first series to include: Sawyer, Jin, Walt (with Vincent his dog), Michael, Boone, Libby, Ana Lucia, and Ethan. Each figure will include a "prop replica" relevant to their personal story, such as: Kate and her toy plane, Hurley and his lotto ticket, and Charlie and his "Drive Shaft" ring. They will also be releasing Lost deluxe boxed sets re-creating key moments between multiple characters, and small-scale dioramas, replicating central locations such as the mysterious island and the infamous hatch.

What, no Ecko or Sayid? That's just crazy. Read more here.

June 27, 2006

{Stranglehold}



Fernando mentioned this Stranglehold video game awhile back (Read about it here). This video game is a sequel to the classic John Woo film Hard Boiled. Watch the action packed trailer.

June 21, 2006

{Official Giveaway}

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In conjunction with a bunch of other folks, we got hooked up with an INSANE contest to post on, in which one Grand Prize winner will receive:

* A trip for two to Warped Tour 2006 August 11th at Tower City Amphitheater in Cleveland, OH - plus accommodations and transportation to and from the show!

* A pair of tickets for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame tour

* A guitar signed by all participating artists

* Backstage passes and the opportunity meet all the artists and attend a BBQ with Warcon artists Helmet and Adair

* A video iPod from Fuse.tv loaded with shows from FUSE, participating artists' videos and current albums

* An annual subscription to download all of your favorite Warped Tour bands from past and present from Audio Lunchbox

* An annual subscription from Alternative Press Magazine

The contest is part of The Official Warped Tour '06 Giveaway and runs til the 10th of August, enter here.

May 18, 2006

{The Lost Experience II}

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It looks like (for the time being) this Lost Experience game may end up being a weekly feature...

If you were watching last nights episode cafefully you'd have seen the Hanso commercial with a new website listed. Go to the letyourcompassguideyou site, aim your mouse under the east direction and when you see the numbers flash up, click on 108. This will guide you to a new site with an index of Hanso folders, click around and see what files you can get into. I found this jeep jpeg with the password 'the mouth piece'.

Sidetrack for a moment...I'm not sure where this came from, but here's a jeep commercial for the CJ7-Hatch...


Okay, enough of that, go over to the Hanso site, under the executive bios section click on Hugh Mcintyre and enter the password 'the mouth piece' in the available space. After the video of the girl, click on the falling documents, see if you can read any of 'em.

Another thing found after going through the letyourcompassguideyou site and viewing the index of Hanso folders was a jpeg (which I can't seem to find anymore) of an article from Hanso stating that they deny any accusations made by Gary Troup in his book Bad Twin...which brings us to the book.

You can order gary Troup's novel Bad Twin it from amazon or on audio from iTunes.

Under the 'About the Author' description on amazon it reads... Bad Twin is the highly-anticipated new novel by acclaimed mystery writer Gary Troup. Bad Twin was delivered to Hyperion just days before Troup boarded Oceanic Flight 815, which was lost in flight from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles in September 2004. He remains missing and is presumed dead.

There are 9 clips of Troup speaking with Book Talk about the Hanso Foundation...view them all.

I also found this video of an Alvar Hanso/Persephone hack from the Hanso Foundation Website, I don't know what the code was to hack into this and except for the ending, the text is just too small to read...

Clearly I'm lost.

May 17, 2006

{Stranglehold}

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Movies to video games have always been something to laugh about most of the time. It use to be that they were thrown together for payola reasons and came together with bad storylines and gameplay. There are always exceptions, but it use to be rare for them to be worth the time.

Now with the recent attempts by people like the Wachowski Brothers to fix this problem things are looking up and although when this topic comes up I cross fingers and think how fun it will be to play Vic in Quentin Tarantino's "The Vega Brothers" I know that videogame is only in my dreams. But not to worry. The only reason why I dream about that is because John Woo has already stepped up to the plate and he just might bat 1000.

Acclaimed director John Woo talks with the E3 Insider about his next-generation videogame, Stranglehold, which was on display at last weeks E3 Expo. The game stars Chow Yun-Fat and is a sequel to his cult classic film Hard Boiled.

Here's an excerpt from the interview...

E3: Why did you decide to get involved in videogames?

Woo: I went to E3 several years ago and saw my action style imitated in a lot of other games, and they were not even well done. I thought I should protect my trademark and produce my own videogames. I can bring stronger characters and better storytelling to the games. I want the game player to feel like they are watching a movie, except that they are in the director's seat.

E3: What were your goals with Stranglehold?

Woo: With Stranglehold, I wanted to go back to my roots and do a gritty, emotional, and sensational game. It's kind of like my Hong Kong movie Hard Boiled, but in a more updated environment. I never believed I could have topped my action in that film, but Stranglehold will bring the action to an even higher level.

E3: Will there be a Stranglehold movie?

Woo: I definitely want to do a Stranglehold movie. Toys and graphic novels would follow immediately.

E3: Why are Hollywood directors getting involved in games?

Woo: I heard there are other directors who want to develop movies and games at the same time. Stranglehold is a first for me and I definitely want to do more.

May 11, 2006

{The Lost Experience}

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Here are some steps to help you navigate your way around the complete online Lost experience...

First off, go to the Hanso Foundation site and sign on for the newsletter...the password is 'breaking strain'. Then, send Joop a message. Do so and circular images appear, click on them until a clue appears...use your cursor while viewing the clue, it will allow you to move around the document when you are trying to read the text.

Okay enough of that, go back to the Hanso Foundation site, the clock will change to OB:EY, and you are taken to the sublymonal site, the title bar of the web page says "subLYMONal". I think that the caps "LYMON" is going to be very important, as it was even mentioned in option 3 when you call the phone number (from the fake commercial that aired). The rap that the girl does says something about blending lemon and lime to create lymon. Possibly something to look into, but we'll tackle that another time.

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Not seen the OB:EY thing yet at Hanso? Well, you can simply skip this step by going straight to the Sublymonal site

Once there, you will see six bright lights in a glowing hexagon. Click on your cursor 4 times (you know, the Lost numbers...4 8 15 16 23 42) on the first image. The light will glow green and all the lights rotate. Then click your cursor 8 times to unlock the next image...and so forth. When all the lights have been turned green the lights all shrink into a tiny hexagon which rotates as the LOST logo is played. Then a green glowing TV appears with green waves on it like on an oscilloscope. Then the words code: and Heir Apparent appear separately at regular intervals. The text below the TV reads: Sublymonal message unlocked

If you continue to click around the screen you will be directed back to the Hanso website (or you can just go back there yourself), under the 'executive bios' section. Click on 'Dr Thomas Mittelwerk' a little textfield will appear in the middle of the text. Type in "heir apparent" and press enter and you will get a video clue. *When an image appears, use your cursor to click around.

*Note that you have to enter "breaking strain" as the password on signing up for the newsletter before going to the Dr. with the 'heir apparent' code.

Checkout the Lost Experience as more clues will undoubdtedly be surfacing.

Also, checkout this note-for-note decoded blast door image

Did you miss last nights episode or do you simply wish to watch it again, then go here

Why not watch that Dharma Initiative Pearl Orientation Video once more...

April 27, 2006

{X-Men: The Official Game}

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The always funny Alan Cummings did a quick interview with Gamespy.com explaining why the character Nightcrawler (which he played in X2) isn't going to appear in the new X-MEN movie (The Last stand). It's sad turn of events, but he does get to be in the video game (X-Men:The Official Game) which is set up as the prequel to the movie coming out May 26. The game comes out a week before the movie on Xbox 360 and I'm sure I would play if I had one.

Here is a quote from the interview...

GameSpy: If you had his teleportation power, where would you
teleport... besides work when you're late?

Alan Cumming: I'd teleport to your office and whack you for asking such
dopey questions. Read the rest of the interview here.

Checkout trailers for the movie and video game here.