Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Big Boss, Raiden appear as Kojima/Konami teaser resets.

The teaser web site that i reported about last saturday, have been updated. This teaser website is about a mysterious "Kojima Productions Next" project. Many speculation and rumor about this "Next". Any doubt that the mysterious "Kojima Productions Next" project was not part of the Metal Gear Solid canon were erased, when a character from the long-running series appeared on the game's--or games' teaser website.

As part of a countdown teaser--which has now been reset for a third time to end on Sunday, May 31--the site is now flashing a shot of Big Boss, series hero Solid Snake's erstwhile commanding officer and often-nemesis. The characters' semi-youthful age points to a period after Metal Gear Solid 3's Vietnam-era setting and before that of the original Metal Gear.

Several scans of Famitsu magazine show the site will eventually also show another member of the MGS canon, Raiden. Alongside the teaser site's pic of Big Boss, the Raiden image shows the character in futuristic armor--and with one eye patched over--indicating it is from a game set after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4.

The two shots has led to speculation that two separate games may be announced by Kojima Productions and Konami. So far, one title has been all but confirmed for a PlayStation branded platform, while a Metal Gear Solid 4 port is rumored to be coming to the Xbox 360.

More will be revealed at this coming E3. Check back to by blog for the latest developments from the Kojima Productions teaser.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The New Metal Gear Game?

Kojima Production the maker of Metal Gear game series, and Konami release a teaser website hinted the next game they are making. It's maybe the next Metal Gear game. The fact that series creator Hideo Kojima himself hinted at a "Next MGS" in the final slide of his 2009 Game Developers Conference Presentation. The teaser site revealed a countdown clock ending at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26--the day after the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the US.

Given that the teaser site bore the fox logo of Kojima Productions and what looked like the number "5," speculation that a Metal Gear Solid 5 announcement was imminent went through the roof. The site teasing the letter "E" and the number "3" after lightning strikes, raising suspicions that Konami will make an announcement at the June 2-4 Electronic Entertainment Expo. On Thursday, the publisher announced that its own E3 press conference will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday June 3. The site is also flashing the letter "S" and the number "5," sustaining speculation of an MGS5 reveal, as well as the number "9" and a lowercase "e"--which could also be the Japanese character for "snake"

There's also a rumor that they are porting the top rated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriot to Xbox 360 console. The title are rumor to be Metal Gear Solid 4 + Oxide. Whatever it is, we have to wait until they reveal it at E3 this coming June.

Check back to my blog, as i will update the latest news from E3, the gaming industries biggest event of the year.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Review: Star Trek

Today (7/5/2009), is the 3rd day of my 2 month holiday. Its kinda bored staying at home playing games and surfing the net. So i invited 2 of my friend to go out and watch a movie. We watched the movie Star Trek. Im not very familiar with the Star Trek universe. But i remembered watching them back there when i was a little kid. So, here's the review of the film.

Starring John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana, and Leonard Nimoy.

The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew's maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before! (Paramount)

The new Star Trek movie is amazing- and a veritable feast of sight and sound: A captivating adventure that grabs you from the first and doesn't let go. The effects are staggering, finally what the stories have deserved so richly. There are enough huge fireballs, shattering explosions and exciting fights to go around. The movie's first 5-10 minutes are of note I feel: This sequence is brilliant and had me immediately on the edge of my seat.

The movie follows the story of the initial meeting of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, twisting and turning from its original path thanks to a plot of revenge by the 24th century Romulan Captain Nero.

All the adventure is balanced, however, by dead on work by the actors and a generous focus of the story on the characters themselves. All of the main crew get a nice picture of who they are.

As great as they are though, the weight of these stories has always been on Kirk and Spock. All the actors come up aces. Chris Pine radiates star quality as Kirk, the bad boy who morphs into captain material without curbing his swagger or his yen for zaftig green babes from Orion. And major props to Zachary Quinto as Spock for never letting the pointy ears act for him. His sharp, intuitive performance as the logic-led Vulcan fighting the emotions instilled by his human mother gives the film a soul. Just watch the way he delivers Spock's signature line, "Live long and prosper," like a massive screw-you salute to the Vulcan Establishment! In Quinto's hands, Mr. Spock is Mr. Cool.

Starfleet stripes are hereby awarded to Bruce Greenwood as Captain Pike, Karl Urban as medical officer Bones, Anton Yelchin as the smartass prodigy Chekov, John Cho as helmsman Sulu and Zoe Saldana as communications officer Uhura. The scene-stealer award is a tie between Simon Pegg, flat-out hilarious as the engineer Scotty, and Eric Bana, who makes Nero, the Romulan villain, one hell of a twisted dudester. As for the appearance of original Spock Nimoy.

Overall- The runtime flies by with very few lulls in the pacing, reinvigorating characters and a universe. More than anything else, the movie just feels so much more fun than any previous entry. There's more humor, more thrills, far more energy and a much better movie here than its previous entry. This is a fantastic movie it's own right, one I would definitely recommend to Trekkie and new fan alike.

I gave this movie 4 stars out of 5.