Posts Tagged ‘Terminator’

Terminator Salvation…

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

You know, it’s got to be rough being John Conner. I mean, you’re just a guy who has the fate of the world in your hands, some people believe you, some people don’t. Big metal skeletons have been trying to kill you since before you were born, time travel has lost it’s luster, and you hate machines so much that XBOX 360 you got for your birthday must have really been a bummer.

So it’s the year 2018, you’ve been in the Human Resistance all your life, and you just discover that the evil robot army you have been fighting is harvesting humans for their new Terminator you have been warning your superiors about for years. To make matters worse, Skynet is now stalking your dad who you havent met yet because he’s still a punk kid, (so either mom is a cougar or it’s just a weird time travel thing again) and you meet the new Terminator prototype…

There is an error in the programming to the new Terminator though, and he wants to help you for a change. So now we have a post apocalyptic Bromance which is just a funny way of saying, geez this movie kicks @ss.

Truthfully, I wasn’t expecting a lot from the new Terminator movie. After seeing the third installment, I was sort of glad they hadn’t done one in a while, and I groaned audibly when I heard about this one. Turns out, I had nothing to fear, this is a fine crafted action movie. There are BIG robots, little robots, swimming robots, flying robots….etc. and they all want to KILL KILL KILL.

Christian Bale’s trademark acting (brooding quietly talking monotone and kicking butt) is not wasted, and while it won’t win any screenwriting awards, you know just what you are getting into… a good two hour escape from reality.

So now I have finally cracked the code to making me happy when I go see a movie…. I just need to have low expectations and let them suprise me.

-T. Danger

Who is your daddy, and what does he do?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Arny vs. the ESA (insert Terminator quote here)

Arny vs. the ESA (insert Terminator quote here)

GamePolitics noted yesterday that California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to pull the trigger on escalating the appeal process on his law to restrict the sale of violent video games to minors all the way to the US Supreme Court.

This law, that should have gone into effect in January 2006, was halted by a US District Court judge who filed an injunction. Since then, Gov. Schwarzenegger has moved the law through the appeals process. With no success so far, Schwarzenegger is only left with the final option of pitching his case to the US Supreme Court.

Schwarzenegger quotes:

“I signed this important measure to ensure parents are involved in determining which video games are appropriate for their children,” said Schwarzenegger about the news. “By prohibiting the sale of violent video games to children under the age of 18 and requiring these games to be clearly labeled, this law would allow parents to make better informed decisions for their kids. I will continue to vigorously defend this law and protect the well-being of California’s kids.”

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), who constantly goes to bat for the video games industry were lilkely to respond. ESA president and CEO Michael Gallagher released the following statement yesterday:

“We are confident that this appeal will meet the same fate as the State’s previous failed efforts,” said Gallagher,” [in trying] to regulate what courts around the country have uniformly held to be expression that is fully protected by the First Amendment. California’s taxpayers would be better served by empowering parents and supporting the ESRB rating system.”


Terminate from your iPhone

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Look at all those T800's run!

Look at all those T800's run!

(Press Release) – In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Terminator, Big Head Games and Dark Horse Comics are proud to release this heart-pounding, shoot-everything homage to the movie that started it all. The Terminator for iPhone and iPod Touch is an explosive, top-down, all-action shooter game with an episodic Story Mode and endless Quick Play Mode.

Bigger and badder weapons, from Gatling guns to bazookas.

Two extreme game modes for a lasting game experience: In Quick Play Mode, rescue fallen soldiers. In Story Mode, play as Kyle Reese taking on challenging missions.

T-800s and Hunter Killer Tanks from the original movie along with an array of new foes.

Multiple control modes and autotargeting options to match game play to every skill level.

Pounding soundtrack and SFX—play this game with headphones for a film-like experience.

Two parts: look out for an imminent update taking you belowground to take on the machines in their home ground.

“From the very beginning, Dark Horse has provided fans with top-notch entertainment experiences, whether in comics, on screen, or, most recently, on the iPhone. We feel our relationship with Big Head Games will do just that for fans of both The Terminator and mobile gaming.”

Big Head’s business director, Dave Vout, states, “We are extremely excited to be bringing one of the world’s top movie and game franchises to the iPhone/iPod Touch. Combining Dark Horse Comics’ extensive catalog of material and our game-development expertise has been a great experience and opportunity that we hope to continue long into the future.”

The Terminator for iPhone and iPod Touch is currently in submission with Apple and on release.

YouTube Video Link Here.