Funny story – I was writing a brief introduction to one of my link-heavy posts which I’ve grown so attached to lately that began with some witticism about it being so video-laden that it would probably crash your browser. About half-way through the post, guess what? My browser crashed. Then, while re-typing it, it crashed again and didn’t restore my tabs. So, let’s try this one more time – I’ll try to remember most of what I was going to link to.
- First of all, I would be remiss as both a Star Wars geek and a gamer if I didn’t post this incredible life-size R2-D2 with eight consoles crammed into him. My God, what I’d do for that little blue droid… (via Geekologie)
- Worthplaying has a great interview with Nathan Fillion on his role in Halo 3 : ODST.
- OnLive has just closed a major round of funding, bringing us one step closer tot he streaming, one-console future. Man, I hope I get into the beta for this thing.
- In other beta news, if you have any interest in MMOs, go fill out the beta application forms for A.P.B. and Star Wars: The Old Republic, both of which will probably end my WoW account once and for all.
- The writer of such films as Pulp Fiction and Silent Hill has been sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation for vehicular manslaughter. So I guess he’s not going to be writing Silent Hill 2 as was planned — thank God. (Not to make light of the cost of life… but come on, Silent Hill could have been so much better.)
- The PSP Go is, well, a No-Go according to Ars Technica. I wasn’t too hot on it either when they “unveiled” it at this past E3.
- Halo 3 and Halo 3 : ODST have now sold 25 million units. And ODST added 2.5 million to that in just two weeks. Wow. Frank O’Connor also says that Master Chief will be back and that there is a plan tying all of the upcoming Halo releases into the larger canon. Yay!
- And here come the videos – First off the block is this “Making-Of” for the live-action ODST ad that’s been running for the past few weeks.
- Oh. My. Zombies. Resident Evil 5 : Alternative Edition is coming to the PS3 with a new segment and wand motion controls. I’m still extremely skeptical about Sony’s motion controller, but of course, I did enjoy RE4 on the Wii much more than the Gamecube. And the trailer has Moonlight Sonata playing in the background (which I specifically love because of it’s use in the first RE.)
- Are games (and by extension, the makers of said games) finally breaking through the wall of perceived legitamcy built by the other forms of established entertainment mediums? They are if Jimmy Fallon has anything to do with it. He’s already had Microsoft on to show off Project Natal, and jsut the other night he interviewed the legendary Tim Schaefer. I personally think Fallon needs to work on his monologues and comedic timing a little bit, but I have to applaud his efforts to bring games into the mainstream.
- Speaking of which, ABC (and their friends at IGN?) must think games are going somewhere, because they have declared that the Citizen Kane of videogames has arrived – Metroid Prime. Wait… What. The. Fu… *facepalm*
- Finally, remember a while back when I suggested that the new ability in Dead Rising 2 was probably going to be that of a “Handyman.” No, well, it went something like this:
Well, view the videos below and behold my Nostredamus-like powers. Even if there probably won’t end up being a “Banjo Kazooie : Nuts and Bolts sort of real-time manipulation” of the items, even though I think I did nail it that the collectable resource (like camera film before it) would be duct tape.
So, did your browser crash? If so, my apologies.