Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fallout 3 First Impressions

Now here is a game you might have been hearing alot about lately. It's from the studios that brought you Oblivion. The game, Fallout 3, is now out for PS3 and Xbox 360.

I bought the limited edition copy of the game yesterday and played it for 3 hours. My initial impression of the game so far is that it deserves the hype its been getting and a review of 9.6 from IGN might be right for once.

There is so much to do. The world has been destroyed by nuclear warfare and your character has been living in a bomb shelter his whole life not knowing the outside world is still alive. You begin creating your character and living and seeing the first 16 years of his life through cut scenes and dialog. Once the story takes it's course you end up escaping the shelter to find your missing father. This is where the game picks up and shines.

The overall tone to the game is like living out the movie "I Am Legend" where you search the barren waste lands and fight odd creatures for survival. The combat system is nice and innovative as well as the choice to play either in first or third person view.
To sum it up, it is Oblivion in the "I Am Legend" world.

I would strongly suggest buying or renting this game.
It gets 2 Tommy Harvey fingers out of 2.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Review

I have played a dozen Spider-Man games before in the past with Maximum Carnage being my all time favorite..... that is until now. I started playing the newest SM game called Web of Shadows this week and from the combat to the visuals to the story I can honestly say this game is top notch. gave it a 7 out of 10 which if you are a Marvel fan or a SM fanatic you can tell after a half of an hour of playing it yourself that a 7 is way under what it should be.

I currently have around 6-8 hours invested in it and the story is captivating me like no other SM game has in the past. It revolves around the standard cast of SM baddies with a twist.... after a few hours of playing the Symbiotes from Venom start infecting the city itself, including civilians and the major villians.

The good news is that you have some help in the form of people like Black Cat, Luke Cage and Wolverine (among others) that can be summoned at any time to help you fight during a tough spot. These characters add to the storyline in the sense that they are needed in NYC because of the horrible state the city is in.

The controls are easy to use but hard to master. You can switch between The black suit and the classic red at any time. Switching costumes unlocks 2 different fighting styles so the game always feels fresh.

My final verdict is that this game is easily a 9 out of 10 so far. I am sure it will get harder and possibly better after more time is invested. So if you are a SM fan, this is a MUST buy!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sarah Palin = Ratings!

Forget about RDLee Equaling Ratings for one second because....

Sarah Palin was a big hit on "Saturday Night Live." NBC scored its highest ratings for the late-night show in 14 years, in an estimate based on the nation's biggest media markets. Nothing has done better since skater Nancy Kerrigan visited after her Olympics drama with Tonya Harding in 1994.

Palin played along as Tina Fey gave another impersonation of the Alaska governor.

Nielsen Media Research won't have a complete count of Saturday's audience until later in the week. It will likely be around 14 million people — and 17 million for the first half hour, when the opening skit happened.

Mark Wahlburg Responds To Andy Samburg

Saturday Night Live - Mark Wahlberg Backstage

Monday, October 13, 2008

Marvel v.s. Capcom 2 for XBLA and PSN?

Marvel Vs Capcom 2, may soon be available for the PSN and XBLA.

Thanks to a post, an ESRB ratings file shows the title under the PS3 and Xbox 360 category. I really hope this is true.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Was The Slice/Petruzelli Fight Fixed?

Taken from:

After what might have been its most successful night as a mixed martial arts promoter, ProElite finds itself on the defensive. For the past several days, the Los Angeles-based company has been fending off allegations of fight fixing.

Shortly after stopping Kimbo Slice in 14 seconds in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, last-minute replacement Seth Petruzelli began granting interviews. But it was the one he conducted Monday with an Orlando, Fla.-based radio station that has put ProElite under the microscope.

"The promoters kind of hinted to me and they gave me the money to stand and trade with him," Petruzelli said on "The Monsters in Orlando" show. "They didn't want me to take him down, let's just put it that way. It was worth my while to try to stand up and punch with him."

Petruzelli has since claimed his comment was "misconstrued." But the damage was too great to simply go away quietly. His words implied that ProElite attempted to influence the fight, causing the issue to mushroom.

After repeated calls from, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation -- which oversees the State Boxing Commission -- said Thursday that it has opened a preliminary investigation into the matter.

"While the Department of Business and Professional Regulation doesn't have any reason to believe there was a problem with the Slice-Petruzelli fight, given the interest in it, the Department has begun a preliminary investigation to thoroughly review the circumstances of the fight," said Jennifer Meale, Communications Director for the DBPR.

Jeremy Lappen, head of fight operations for ProElite subsidiary EliteXC, isn't concerned about the investigation. He insists there was no attempt to influence the fight in any way.

"We had a main event that fell out three hours before the fight was scheduled to start," Lappen told "We had to scramble. And rather than call off the event, which is what most promoters would do, we put together something for the fans -- and tried to put on the best fight possible.

"We offered Seth Petruzelli a knockout bonus, a submission bonus and "fight of the night" bonus. If we were trying to influence the fight, why would we do that?

"We were not trying to protect Kimbo. He had been training to fight a guy in Shamrock who has a better ground game than Seth. If we were trying to protect Kimbo we would have sent him home. We put him in a dangerous fight."

ProElite's problems began Saturday afternoon when Slice's original opponent, Ken Shamrock, suffered a cut over his left eye. The Florida State Boxing Commission examined the injury and deemed it too severe to allow Shamrock to compete.

In an effort to keep Slice on the card, ProElite then made an offer to Petruzelli.

The Orlando, Fla., resident wasted little time accepting. Petruzelli, who was scheduled to face Aaron Rosa in a light heavyweight undercard bout, seized his opportunity by handing Slice his first professional loss.

In his excitement, Petruzelli began talking to anyone who would listen. But Petruzelli isn't used to being the focus of attention, so when his local radio station called, he opened up.

If the DBPR finds Petruzelli's statements during that radio interview to be true, it might cause irreparable harm to ProElite. It might also damage the credibility of mixed martial arts.

With so much at stake, Lappen stepped in to clear things up.

"We didn't try to influence the fight, and Seth said we didn't try to influence the fight. So there isn't a story," Lappen said. "If we are being hurt image-wise then it is extremely unfortunate because nothing happened."

Lappen is disappointed that so much attention has been placed on Petruzelli's statement. He points out that the card attracted more than 4 million viewers.

"I wish there was more focus paid on the fact that we had an amazing night," Lappen said. "There are a lot of great things that came out of Saturday night, the least of which is the ratings.
"That to me is a huge story. We went against other major sports -- a very big college football game, a playoff game in baseball and we did a better rating than they did. We were No. 1 in the key demographics [males 18 to 34 years old]."

But UFC president Dana White says a large television rating won't matter if it is found that ProElite attempted to influence the Slice-Petruzelli fight. White welcomes the DBPR's decision.
He believes any hint that a promoter influenced how a bout was fought will harm the integrity of mixed martial arts. White added that his organization could also feel the sting.

"The Mandalay Bay and Venetian [casinos] took bets on that fight," White told "If you're a fan of mixed martial arts and you sit down and do all the stats and you're like 'man, if this thing goes to the ground, Seth Petruzelli can win this fight, I'm gonna bet on Seth Petruzelli.'
"Then you don't know the promoters are paying the guy and saying 'don't go to the ground?' That's criminal. If that was in Las Vegas and the Nevada Athletic Commission had put that fight on, the FBI would be investigating them right now.

"This is how it hurts [UFC]; it hurts our mainstream growth. The people who aren't hardcore fans … ask me 'Oh, you have that Kimbo Slice guy.' And I have to say no, 'I don't have Kimbo Slice.' I would never bring Kimbo Slice into my organization."

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Damn It....

After nearly a year of trash talking and waiting...

The Ken Shamrock/Kimbo Slice match fell through at the last minute due to Shamrock being accidentally headbutted during a training session earlier in the day which caused a laceration that required 6 stiches. So the Elite XC officials and medical staff decided to disqualify Shamrock from the contest.

However I am hopeful that they will at least set up a rematch in the near future but as of right now I am very unhappy and rather pissed off at the due to the sudden turn of events.

At least we might get to see Gina Carano "Crush" her opponent....