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5:03 PM on 09.08.2012

Could There Ever Possibly be a True Video Game Crossover?

[[I just posted this on Reddit, but I really want your guys' opinions on this too. So here's the copy and paste, plus a link.]]

I was watching the Expendables (fun movie, nothing crazy.) and obviously a big drive for the movie is that they have all these huge names compiled in one solid movie. Now although the plot is rather generic, the plot is still there. So watching this movie I began to think, 'why has there never been a crossover like this when it comes to video games?'. Now I know it's not the characters crossing over in Expendables, it's the actors, but it's still a treat to see them all gathering together. That being said, if they ever crossed over in a video game franchise, would it be the characters? The publishers? (this has been done before.) The core game developers? Would we see Cliff Bleszinski crossing over with Tim Schaefer? Or would we first see Solid Snake crossing over with Adam Jensen?

Now I know there is Smash Bros, Playstation Allstars and numerous fighting games, but these fighting game crossovers are nothing more then a 'wink,wink,nudge,nudge look who's in the game!'. Not to mention games like 'Sega Racing' and 'Sonic and Mario at the Olympics', which don't even attempt to make sense, they just toss them together for the fans. Indie games crossover quite a bit, but the crossovers never seem to have a huge role. It's usually just a small cameo. Kingdom Hearts appears to do it very well, that's one game that I just thought of. I was even thinking of that one time Crash and Spyro joined forces, which was decent (I think). Alas, nothing stands out too boldly. There are probably a few more games that did crossover, but I honestly can't think of any atm. (If you can, please post them in the comments.)

These games you can see crossing over though right? Spyro meeting Crash, that seems possible, but are there any existing franchises that could crossover while still making sense? Snake's universe is very unique, tossing somebody along with him as a main character would be hard to pull off. Then again, Disney and Final Fantasy are the last two things I would have thought of together, but yet, it works! So maybe they could easily collab a few characters together and make a solid plot, there isn't that much evidence though. So would the next step be to just create more franchises with loose enough story lines that would allow for crossing paths? Keep in mind, I'm not talking about cameos or references, I'm talking about a full on story involving multiple characters. Could it be done?

Would a company have to go 'The Avengers' route and plan the crossover from the start? Or could they just think of it later on? (ie. Alien vs. Predator.) They do it all the time in comic books, why not video games? What is stopping it from happening or working properly?

What are your opinions on the matter? Would you like to see any current video game franchises crossover? Or would you rather see some big name devs work together? Are there any game crossovers that have happened that I am unaware of or just forgot? Do you think this kind of thing should happen, or just not even bother? If not, is it all a gimmick?

TL;DR: Games need more crossovers, yes or no? Not just small crossovers either. Talk about the possibility of crossover gaming.

http://www.reddit.com/r/truegaming/comments/zkoci/could_there_ever_possibly_be_a_true_video_game/   read


7:11 PM on 06.13.2010

New Xbox 360 Design Leaked! [VIDEO INSIDE]

This was posted on an ad on an Italian gaming site earlier today, and I can't locate the actual ad atm. But their is in fact a video of that ad and it looks legit. So this might be the brand new Xbox 360 design, more than likely that would have been announced at E3.
I'm not one of the writers, soooo, that's all I have to say that could be warranted as interesting.

[embed]176271:30608[/embed]

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10:51 AM on 08.04.2009

New "Kick-Ass" Movie Footage Leaked Online! (NVGR)

Okay, just to clear things up in case you don't read the comic. Kick-Ass is the name of the book/movie. Understood? Alright good.

(footage at the bottom if you don't wanna read much, didn't think I'd type so much.)

So, honestly for this movie I was kind of just "eeeehhh" at first. But after seeing this footage, it seems to remain VERY faithful to the book and looks like a great film. I love the book it's amazing, a lot of action and great humor. If you are unfamiliar with the book, here's a quick description I stole from IMDB.

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training.



Yeah, so pretty much, the book just has a lot of humor and over the top, ahem, kick ass action. ;D See what I did there?

Most of the action comes from Hit Girl, the 11 year old assassin, and her father Big Daddy, not related to Bioshock but he's out after the mob for killing his wife and he's been training his daughter and not letting her live a normal life since she was a girl.



Red Mist is another superhero who's just the same as Kick-Ass, but he's mostly in it for the fame and publicity, but he's actually a real down to earth cool dude. (Played by McLovin, which I'm not sure how that will work.)



The only real beef I have with the movie now, is Hit Girl. She's supposed to be wielding two katanas, but it only showed her use them once so far. I hope she uses it a lot more in the movie, because a lot of the pictures that I've seen of her have been with a silenced gun, ghey.

Pedo Alert!:


Well enjoy the movie footage, I think it's gonna be a fun movie and very faithful to the book, unlike Mark Millar's other adaption "Wanted", which I enjoyed, but it was very loosely based off the book. Coming out, I don't know when.



http://geektyrant.com/2009/08/kick-ass-comic-con-footage-has-leaked-out/

(FFS, the first thing I found when googling "Kick-Ass Photos" was a link to hardcore porn. >_<)   read


9:16 PM on 11.02.2008

My Halloween Costume

Only one picture. But I had fun. That is all.
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12:12 AM on 09.28.2008

Footage of Banjo Kazooie on XBLA! Looks the same, but yet amazing!

Hey fellas, just browsing the web and came across some really cool footage of Banjo Kazooie on XBLA. Shows off achievements and gameplay footage, actually, a good ten minutes of it! So go ahead and grab a bowl of popcorn and enjoy!
[embed]105418:14770[/embed]
So is this on anybody's must buy list? Looks pretty good! I think I will pre-order Nuts and Bolts cause well it is only $40 and I am interested in the game, so I get this for free as well, well worth it. :D
P.S. Notice they still kept the Gameboy in there at the start?   read


3:31 PM on 08.10.2008

Why You Shouldn't Play Wii With a Dog Behind You (NSFW-ish?)

Ever had a dog hump your leg? Yeah it's pretty awkward and embarrising. Well have you ever had a dog fully rape you while playing Wii? Just watch the video and lol. Also please, try not to fap all over my blog.

[embed]99080:13764[/embed]   read


8:41 PM on 08.09.2008

Awesome + Awesome = Fresh Prince of Gotham

You get the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and you put Joker into it, and what do you have? The Fresh Prince of Gotham. This is just fucking awesome. Watch it and see yourself.

[embed]99006:13760[/embed]   read


1:32 AM on 08.04.2008

I SHALL FOLLOW IN MY DTOID BROTHERS FOOTSTEPS!

thank you yojibo, or whoever the hell it was , I think it was youjimno, but you set a trend here, fucking write a blod when your drunk. I am, not gonna lie here, I fucking had a few tonight, and I;m still awake to actually physiclly type and tell thhe tale,!

So what do u assholes you usually write in these drunk blofs? Prehaps we shall just have a discussion then? I dunno wat ever.

I forget who did it, but somebody wrote a review drunk! Maybe I should do the same.

k.

I don't know what to review. I am looking at my epic Spiderman poster right now. The movies were pretty good, expcet for numnber 3 where he did that fucking emo dance.
lol for somereason I imagine the song being Beegees but I know it was probably like fucking black parade or some dumb shit like that by my Chemical rromance.

Anybody up for an open discussion? :D :D :D

Also, 8========================D ~=-~-=~--~-~-~-~-~-   read


7:39 PM on 07.28.2008

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer Leaked (Psst...I see some Gambit and Deadpool in it)

Go watch the trailer here. That is all. I think it looks pretty orgasmic if you ask me. Gambit gets an A++.
Anyways watch before it gets removed again.

Part 1
[embed]97179:13514[/embed]

Part 2
[embed]97179:13515[/embed]   read


10:45 PM on 07.18.2008

Quick Movie Review : The Dark Knight

Best fucking comic movie ever. EVER. Best fucking sequel ever. EVER. Bricks will be shat, bring lube cause you will need it because you will have a massive boner through the whole movie. If you liked any other Batman movies, you will like this Godly piece of work, if you like memorable characters you will like this, if you like great action and story twists, you will like this, if you do not like any of the things I have mentioned you will still like this.

I GIVE THIS FUCKING MASTER PIECE AN 11/10
FUCK OFF I KNOW THIS ISN'T A PROPER REVIEW BUT IT DOESN'T NEED ONE!
AMAZING/EPIC/GOD LIKE/FUCKING INCREDIBLE FILM!
GO WATCH IT AND ENJOY YOURSELVES!

*side note saw it twice today, midnight pre-screening and a 7:30.*   read


10:28 AM on 06.26.2008

Disaster Movie

This is the title of the movie just to tell you, it's like they gave everybody a heads up before going to watch this. Honestly are they even trying anymore? I mean what the fuck is this? Does anything in this trailer seem even slightly funny? Did they just parody a parody(Zohan)? How do you even do that. This will hopefully be there last movie because I don't know how fans can like this stuff, why did Iron Man just get crushed by a cow!? Can somebody explain to me this!? None of this stuff has any actual punchline it's all like, "Hey why don't we make that chick a dude, that's funny!Penis Joke,Fart Joke,Penis Joke and Fart Joke." Here watch and cry.
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Now they're making Scary Movie 5, that should be leaps and bounds better than this, Dave Chapelle is in it and supposedly the Waynas brothers are back. I am a happy man.   read


4:49 PM on 06.14.2008

The Incredible Hulk Movie Review

First off let me say I came to this movie expecting it to be better than the original and what I got was much more better than the original and it was worth the $9 I payed for the movie ticket. I will review the movie in sections with my Triple A method : Acting, Action and Awesomeness. I am going to add a few epic spoilers near the bottom, so you can read on but the very bottom will be marked with spoilers of the epic sort.


Acting:
Let me say that I was surprised how good of a job Edward Norton pulling off Bruce Banner, he really got his personality down. The movie did a fairly good job on delivering in the acting department but in the style department I'd have to say that Iron Man tops it in style. Don't get me wrong I love the whole style of the movie, but I'd say Stark has a much better personality than Banner (alter-ego is a different story). The actor playing Blonksy (Abomination) really fit the villain mood, he wasn't too evil but he was a big enough dick. But thing is it had too much Banner when it should have had more Hulk.

Action:
The Action is great, it's just beautiful. I mean sure it is full of CGI, but how else can you make a ten foot green beast rip a police car in half and use them as boxing gloves to deliver a beating to Abomination. Which leads me to him fighting Abomination, Hulk was incredible (pun not intended) when fighting him, at the end their was a big epic battle between the two that was just jaw dropping. Hulk fighting the army was pretty cool, that's when you really get to see how powerful he is, little army men are no match for the Hulk and most of the time he fights the army, but they are still good action scenes.

Awesomeness:
Man oh man did they ever reach for nostalgia when they made this movie! Lou Ferrigno makes an appearance in the movie and the whole crowd clapped for him, but not only does he make an appearance he delivers the voice of the Hulk when the Hulk gives out a mighty..."HULK SMAAAAASH!!!" Paul Soles makes an appearance and I just found out he is the man who did the voice of Bruce Banner on the 60's cartoon show (also Spider Man in the Spider Man show). What really got the crowd going was when Banner was taking a slow walk and it started playing the slow walking tune from the show. Also they had to make a reference to the Hulk's classic purple pants, when he ran away with Betty Ross she went to buy some things and she got him the only pair of extra stretchy pants she could find and they were purple, too bad he didn't put them on though.

So let's re-cap.
Pros:
-Good action scenes
-very nostalgic
-good choice of actors
-HULK SMASH!!

Cons:
-Not enough action
-Too much Banner, not enough Hulk
-Very CGI animated Hulk

I give it an 8.5/10
I say go watch it, it will be worth your time!


Really Epic spoilers in the first comment by me. They don't involve the plot, but would be better if you were amazed when you see it in theater.   read


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