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4:58 PM on 06.05.2008

Bru-Ray Releases for 6/3. Milkshakes and More! The Best Week Ever!

Sorry for being a few days late but what an amazing week! MILKSHAKES!!!! and classic war movies. YEEEEESSSSSSSSS

* Battle of Britain (MGM) - Classic! May end up being to expensive a week but I'll get it eventually.
* A Bridge Too Far (MGM) - Same as BoB
* Cloverfield (Paramount) - Nearly made me vomit in the theater. I liked it but I doubt I'd watch it more than one more time.
* Dirty Harry (Warner)
* Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection (Warner) Great movies! I'm sure we'll be able to get this on the cheap come Xmas.
* The Eye (2008) (Lionsgate)
* Fearless Planet (Image)
* Final Days of Planet Earth (Echo Bridge)
* The Longest Day (Fox)
* Meet the Spartans (Fox) - Zero interest.
* Patton (Fox) - ANOTHER Classic! I'll certainly get it.
* The Poseidon Adventure (2005) (Echo Bridge) - I prefer the origonal
* The Recruit (Walt Disney)
* The Sand Pebbles (Fox)
* Semi-Pro (New Line) - I haven't seen it but I can't imagine it is that different than any other WF movie.
* Signs (Walt Disney) - Water? really?
* There Will Be Blood (Paramount) YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! I LOVE this movie. Everyone go buy it!
* Weeds: Season Three (Lionsgate) - I haven't seen it but I heard it is worth a watch.

Wow what a week!   read

3:20 PM on 05.28.2008

Blu-Ray Releases for 5/28 - Hope you like Rambo

A bit of a light week. I guess everyone was afraid of Sly. I like the Rambo movies but not enough to buy them.

* Dragon Ball Z - Dead Zone/World's Strongest (FUNimation) - I'm a closet DBZ fan but the earlier movies were nothing special.
* Dragon Tiger Gate (Tai Seng) - I'll certainly pick this up. I love HK film
* Rambo (Lionsgate)
* Rambo (Box Set) (Lionsgate)
* Rambo III (Lionsgate)
* Rambo: First Blood Part II (Lionsgate)
* Strauss: Die Fledermaus (Opus Arte) - Like as in the jeans?   read

1:52 PM on 05.21.2008

Bru-Ray Releases for 5/13 and 5/20

Yeah I missed last week my bad.

* Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Fox) - Certainly a classic. I don't know if it is something I'd watch often enough to be worth owning.
* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (Disney) - I didn't hate this movie but I felt the pacing was really bad. Has anyone seen the second one?
* Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Fox) - I really like this movie and I'll most likely pick it up.
* Mrs. Doubtfire (Fox) - I don't know. I liked it when it came out but I doubt it holds up.
* Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (FUNimation)
* Untraceable (Sony)
* Youth Without Youth (Sony)

* The Air I Breathe (Image)
* Anger Management (Sony) - Looked pretty dumb TBH
* Bee Movie (DreamWorks) - I like CG flicks but didn't see this one. I'll pass.
* Blades of Glory (Paramount) - It was funny but probably not worth a second viewing.
* Company (2007) (Image)
* Face/Off (Paramount) - Pile of dog shit in my opinion.
* National Treasure (Buena Vista) - What is with all the shitty Nick Cage movies?
* National Treasure/National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Two-Pack) (Walt Disney)
* National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Walt Disney)
* Nature: Desert Lions (Questar) - I like wildlife shows but I'll stick to National Geographic HD.
* Nature: In the Valley of the Wolves (Questar)
* Nature: Shark Mountain (Questar)
* Nature: Under Antarctic ice (Questar)
* Next (Paramount)
* Short Circuit (Image)
* V for Vendetta (Warner) - I dug this movie I'll probably pick it up
* WWE: Wrestlemania XXIV (WWE) - Sorry I cut my mullet off at the end of the 80s.   read

2:13 PM on 05.19.2008

Why I love everyone that came to the Baltimore NARP.

Well the Baltimore NARP has come and gone and what a NARP it was. Sadly I have no pictures to go along with any of this, header is courtesy of Blindsidedork, but I'm sure there will be some galleries/vids posted by other people. Off the top of my head here are my highlights from the weekend.

Topher playing Ikaruga and drawing a crowd. The onlookers watching in near silence.

Nick is really a rock star disguised as a video game blogger. I fully expected teenage girls to bust through my front door and throw their panties at him while playing Rock Band.

Shin Oni for being my chief opponent in SNK fighters. I look forward to battling my newest rival again.

Rhibiki and ZargonX both being asked to bring an extra Rock Band guitar and both forgetting. Then the two of them along with our friend Klimas riding to Rhibiki's house to get one and all of them forgetting to get the USB hub that was also requested :P

After issues with instruments, getting online, speaker problems and having to use my HDDVD drive as a USB hub Rock Band actually being up and running.

Rockvillian asking if he could sleep in my office with my toy collection - and actually doing it.

Blindsidedork playing through nearly all of Earth Defense Force over the course of the weekend with various partners.

Playing the shit out of Windjammers with Bloodylip and Shin Oni.

Everyone getting hands on time with a Vectrex and a GP2X courtesy of Procyon.

Playing the Gamecube FZero and finishing last in every race. Then playing Mario Kart for the Wii and having the same thing happen.

Soulhammer and his friend Ryan discovering Boom Blox and then kicking our asses in it.

HarassmentPanda's girlfiend Katie being a real champ with all the nerds around. (I think the alcohol helped).

Watching Cowzilla dip a cheeto in queso dip and eating it......and then watching him do it again.

The lightsaber battle royale including, Bloodylip, Blindsidedork, Grrlaction, Nick, Nick's friend Jay and myself. I really think Grrlaction fucked up Bloodylip's hand.

What are your thoughts on zombies? (had to be there)

Everyone I showed my office to thinking the Macross toys were Gundams. :P

HarassmentPanda's wit.

Playing Rock Band drunk off my ass with just about everyone there.

Cold pizza and Warhawk on Sunday morning.

Having a Rock Band drum stick break and Topher magically appearing with a brand new set.

Cowzilla making friends with the Papa Johns operator.

Blindsidedork playing TF2 after hours on the 360. I'd estimate that I received 5-6 negative feedbacks.

Steamrolling through AvP and X-men arcade games with 3 and 4 players respectively. Really brought me back to the arcade gaming of the 90s and how social it was.

Watching Shoot 'em Up as a group.

Most importantly the fact that most of these people had never met in person yet because of Destructoid everyone was instantly friends. You guys are all amazing.   read

2:38 PM on 05.06.2008

Bru-Ray and HDDVD releases for 5/6

Looks like a hole lot of nothing this week. Sorry for the lack of comments I haven't seen or heard of most of these.

The Air I Breathe(Image)
The Devil's Own (Sony)
First Sunday (Sony)
Helvetica (Plexifilm)
Helvetica (Limited Edition) (Plexifilm)
Ozzfest: 10th Anniversary (Warner Music Group) - I can't see myself buying something like this but I do have fond memories of Ozzfest in the late 90s
P.S. I love You (Warner)
Saawariya (Sony)
Shall We Dance (Walk Disney)
Twister (Warner) - What happed to the tire from the preview!!!

Nothing again......don't worry people that are still supporting a dead format. You get two titles next week.   read

3:04 PM on 04.30.2008

Bru-Ray and HDDVD releases for 4/29

Nothing for me this week. How about you guys.

27 Dresses (Fox)
First Knight (Sony)
The Golden Compass (New Line) - Saw it in the theater. Meh you could tell it was based on a book.
Motley Crue: Carnival of Sins (Warern Music Group) - Hilarity
Mozard: Die Zauberflote (Opus Arte)
Ocean's Eleven (Warner) - Charming enough but I can't see myself buying it.
Ocean's Twelve (Warner) - Not nearly as good as the first one.

Nothing. Like I'm not even kidding there really are no releases this week.   read

12:00 PM on 04.24.2008

Bru-Ray and HDDVD Releases for 4/22 - Meh Edition

Sorry this is a few days late but hey I'm not buying any of this stuff so meh.

National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World (National Geographic) - An important subject but not something I'd watch more than once.
One Missed Call (Warner) - I didn't see this but I don't remember hearing good things.
The Orphanage (New Line) - No idea what this is.
Sublime (Warner) - Or this for that matter

Had one title this week.   read

3:58 PM on 04.15.2008

Bru-Ray and HDDVD Releases for 4/15 - RUN! GET TO THA....

Wow what a week. Some great movies and some steaming piles of shit.

Alien vs. Predator/Aliens vs. Predator:Requiem (Two-Pack) (Fox) - Ug. Two horrible fucking movies. I guess AVPR was a slight improvement given there was no predator human love interest. *sighs* so much wasted potential.

Aliens vs. Predator:Requiem (Fox)

Before the Devil KNows You're Dead (Image) - I don't know much about this move. It has my boy Hoff in it though. Does anyone have any impressions?

Commando (Fox) - Classic camp. I picked up the DVD in the bargain bin a few years back so this is an easy pass.

Juno (Fox) - I really enjoyed this movie. A must buy.

Mariah Carey: The Adventures of Mimi (Image) - No Thanks

A Passage to India (Sony)

PREDATOR (Fox) - FUCK YES! GET TO THA CHOPPPAAAA!!!! 80s action at its best. Go buy it!

A sad scene at Best Buy today. There was an entire Gondala for AvP and all Predator got was a face out in the Blu-Ray section :(

HD-DVD - The section was removed from Best Buy.   read

1:41 PM on 04.10.2008

Shoot the Core Video Review of Ikaruga

The totally awesome guys over at Shoot the Core have a video review up of Ikaruga. The review is pretty solid with a bit of history on Treasure and talking about Ikaruga's predecessor Radiant Silvergun. There is also some nice information breaking down the scoring system and puzzle aspects of the game.

[embed]80926:10195[/embed]   read

2:55 PM on 04.09.2008

My Gaming Setup. Also Baltimore NARP

Let me show you my setup. This is also a bit of an advertisement for the Baltimore Narp. Click the link for details. A quick update on that. A few people have talked about flying in for the weekend. BWI is a Southwest hub so it should be pretty cheap. I have no problem shuttling people to and from the airport and since I work from home I am really flexible with the times. If you are doing this do it soon since the closer we get to the date the more the price will go up.

Anyway on to my shit.

52 inch 1080P Samsung LCD for gaming and movie watching. The second TV is a 26 inch Samsung LCD for TV watching while I game. ADD FTW

Systems! On the Left there is a Saturn and a Modded Xbox. The Xbox is used for all my NES, SNES, Genesis and Turbo gaming. I have the systems in storage I just don't have room for it all to be out. Probably going to replace the Xbox with a media PC so I can use the real controllers. Top of the TV stand is a Neo Geo and PS3. Next level down is my Wii, Elite 360 with the useless HDDVD brick and my HD DVR. Bottom row is Dreamcast which you can't see, Modded PS2 and my 7.1 reciever.

This is my cantilever wall mount....

Which rotates! 52 inch TV rotated vertically!

Which allows you to play Ikaruga the right way. Vert with a stick.

Mai Cabs :)

4-player cab on the left. Control panel is currently off since I am adding buttons. I bought AvP and The Avengers but the fucker is being a douche about shipping them. Hopefully they are here in time for the NARP. If not I have Sunset Riders, X-men and Blitz (If I can get it working). Four and six slot Neo Geo cabs. Neo Geo is the love of my life.

My Japanese cabs. On the left is actually a Neo Geo cab currently I have a Hyper Neo Geo 64 in it (SNK's failed 3D arcade hardware from the late 90s). In the Hyper Neo Geo 64 cab I have Mr. Driller 2. You might thing that I'd have the HNG64 in the HNG64 cab but that is a long story. My new baby is the Namco cab which has an easily rotatable monitor. I've got Donpachi in there atm. Eventually I'm going to make this a mame machine. Probably won't be in time for the NARP.

Games! Top shelf is DC and PSX. The collection is really lacking as I sold off almost all of my games in 2003 before a big move. Next shelf down is Neo Geo Pocket color, GBA, DS PSP and some PC games. Below that are my PS3 games, Eye of judgement set up and Bru-Rays. Then you have Neo Geo carts for the cabs in custom cases and Hyper 64 games. Second from the bottom are the Neo arcade carts that I don't have cases for. On the bottom are some random boxes. Right bookshelf is for DVDs.

MORE GAMES! Neo Geo home carts on top. 360, Wii, Xbox and Gamecube games on the next shelf. PS2 games below that and then PC and Saturn games on the bottom.

That is all. Come to the NARP!   read

4:07 PM on 04.08.2008

Bru-Ray and HDDVD Releases For 4/8. Fuck You Edition

See that image of victory. That is how we should be feeling today. There Will Be Blood is out on DVD this week but there is no Blu-Ray or HDDVD release. It isn't even on the Blu-Ray schedule as far as I can see. FUCK EVERYONE.

The 6th Day (Sony) - Fuck you
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Sony)
Sharkwater (Warner) - Who fucking cares
Space Ace (Digital Leisure)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Sony)
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (Sony)
Yukikaze (Bandai Visual) - WHY GOD WHYYYYYYYYYYYY

No Milkshakes for you fuckers either.   read

1:19 PM on 04.01.2008

Baltimore NARP!

Come play games with Dtoiders in Baltimore! Well in reality the Baltimore suburbs. Officially the NARP will be on Saturday May 17th. All are welcome to come the night before or stay through Sunday if you have a particularly long drive or just want to game for that long. I've set the entire weekend aside so feel free to be there for all three days. If you are coming on Saturday show up anytime after Noon.

I'm actually going to be posting my set up in the next week or so but I have every major system and some arcade cabs. When I post my setup if I don't have something that you want to play feel free to bring it. I figure we'll play alot of rockband, smash and other assorted multiplayer goodness. I have to assume that this being Destructoid there will be some drunken debauchery. If getting drunk isn't your thing don't worry there are a few guys coming that I know do not drink.

Shoot me a PM with your e-mail if you plan to come so I can e-mail you directions etc. Put any questions you have in the comments so I don't have to answer the same question twice.

-Screaming red face.   read

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