Friday, July 30, 2010

WTFriday?! - People of Wal*Mart iPhone App

Source: Gizmodo

For those of you that are not familiar with the site, I envy you. You probably still believe in the goodness of humanity.

For those of you that just love to check out photos of the patrons of America's favorite mega-store in all of their zany/disgusting/offensive/gravity defying glory you may appreciate this new iPhone application.

Not only will you be able to peruse the most recent Wal*Mart sightings, as well as their extensive archives, there is a built in feature that will allow you to take a picture and have it automatically uploaded to the site itself. Some things just have to be shared, and some things that should have never seen the light of day are going to be shared anyway, so do you part!

For you viewing displeasure I present you with some of the tamer pics from They all involve hair-do(n'ts)s:


Metroid: Other M to have movie ... sort of ...

Source: Kotaku

Their is a lot to be said for cinematic game play, but what if after you beat a game you can re-visit your glory as an actual movie?

Would you do it?

Metroid: Other M will give that chance! Coming out exclusively for the Wii in August this newest Samus adventure will have a "Theater Mode" in which, upon completing the story you can sit back, crack a cold one and watch a Metroid movie.

Nintendo designer and Other M creator Yoshio Sakamoto revealed how this novel idea would play out in an interview with According to him the goal for Theater Mode will be to weave cut-scenes and saved game play video together to tell an epic Samus story. The movie itself will be about two hours long and while game play footage would be included it is pre-recorded, which means you aren't actually watching a video of your self playing, which almost defeats the purpose for me but I can see how that would take a lot of processing power to accomplish ... which is unfortunately not a Wii strong point.

I really do, however, like the precedent that Metroid: Other M sets. I would love to see Theater Mode in some of my favorite games (*cough*Like the Uncharted series*cough*) and I can really see this working out well in the long run.

What do you guys think about Theater Mode in video games? Is it something you dig, or would you just be ready to move onto the next game?

The Last of the Mohicans Blu in October

Source: HighDef Disc News

The 75th year of Fox Studios keeps pumping out amazing movies from their catalog for Blu-ray releases. This time Michael Mann's 1992 Oscar winning historical epic The Last of the Mohicans.

Starring Daniel Day Lewis as Hawkeye, one of three trappers that take it upon themselves to escort two daughters of a British Officer to a frontier fort after an ambush completely destroys their Redcoat escort, Mohicans drops you right in Colonial America during the tumultuous 1750's French and Indian War. In short; scalps are taken, tea is drank and cannons will go *BOOM*!

The word "epic" gets thrown around a lot like the word "literally". That said I literally can't describe how epic this movie really is, and I think a fair amount of that epicness is due to the amazing score by Trevor Jones.

And it sure as hell doesn't hurt that this Blu-ray release, due out October 5th, has been dubbed The Last of the Mohicans: The Director's Definitive Cut, so I would expect some goodies in store! But no details on bonus features info has been released yet, but when we know so will you!