Archive for the ‘Strangeness’ Category

My Name is Bruce! Updated with DVD info

January 26, 2009

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So That’s What David Hayter Looks Like

January 8, 2009

vgvoice

Aussie site Gameplayer have got a nice little feature (read: filler for the news drought) up taking a look at that most mysterious of trades – voice acting in video games. They’ve done a side by side photo comparison of 70 (ish) game characters and their voice actors. Did you know the voice of the Master Chief is, like, old and rocks a Magnum ‘tasche? Me neither!

(Via Kotaku)

World Of Goo Impressions

October 7, 2008

I’ve been playing World of Goo for about 2 hours now, having finally gotten my pre-order super special ultra slow download. I’ve been trying to come up with a couple of sentences to describe its appeal and its brilliance, and I can’t. Everything I start to write desolves into a rant that uses words like “sublime” and “transcendant” with a straight face. So instead, I’ve settled on the following:

Buy it. Buy it now.

THQ Know How To Do PR

August 21, 2008

How do we know this? Not content with pimping out upcoming Dawn of War 2 through the use of excellent CGI trailers and the confirmation of inclusion of Tyranids as a playable race in the game, they’ve only gone and done something that can only be called above and beyond when it comes to the call of PR duty.

They’re building a life size, working Rhino transport.

Built from the shell of a British FV432 armoured transport, the finished vehicle is set to debut at the Games Workshop Games Day in Birmingham this September 14th. While it won’t be carrying a squad of Space Marines, the company is outfitting the interior with high-end PC’s to demo the game to any who dare step inside.

Check out the Flickr photo gallery here.

Tim Curry, star of Red Alert 3 (Update 2, Full Cast List)

August 20, 2008

It’s the truth, if news coming out of the Leipzig Games Convention is to be believed. Kotaku reports that casting details for the new game were revealed at an EA press conference:

The leaders of the three factions — Allies, Empire of the Rising Sun and the Soviet Union — will be played by JK Simmons, George Takei and Tim Curry, respectively.

Which, to be frank, is all kinds of awesome. The cutscenes of the Command & Conquer series have always been a cheesy, B-movie-style highlight of the games, and casting an experienced scenery-chewer like Curry makes perfect sense. Oh, and EA are upping the hot chick quotient too, with the new inclusion of Jenny McCarthy as Tanya.

What’s more, Kotaku hints that Peter Stormare will at least be appearing in a cinematic trailer for the game. Peter-bloody-Stormare!

UPDATE: CVG have got even more details and a full cast list, bless ’em. Here it is:

  • Gemma Atkinson (Hollyoaks)
  • Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunt for Red October)
  • Andrew Divoff (LOST)
  • Kelly Hu (X2, The Scorpion King)
  • Jenny McCarthy (Scream 3, former Playboy Playmate of the Year)
  • Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale)
  • Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno)
  • Autumn Reeser (The OC)
  • Peter Stormare (Prison Break, Armageddon)
  • George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes)
  • Randy “The Natural” Couture (former UFC Heavyweight champion)
  • Gina “Conviction” Carano (Undefeated Elite XC fighter, American Gladiators)

UPDATE 2: The hi-def trailer is now online here.

Age of Bonan

August 10, 2008

That’s a terrible headline, but I don’t care. Norwegian site VG has got the hilarious story of a GM working in new MMORPG Age of Conan who has been given the sack for cybering with regular users. The link to the Google Translation page is here, but the jist is below:

The Norwegian games company Funcom have taken action after a GM in AoC had cybersex with a player – which is regarded as highly inappropriate

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Podcasting

August 9, 2008

We don’t have a podcast here on The Irish Gamers – they can be a lot of effort to record and we don’t have the time or equipment to do it at the moment anyway. For anyone who’s wondering what we (and by we, I mean me) sound like, check out the latest Java Server podcast over here. I play quite regularly with the J-Server peeps and they’re a grand old bunch. The irregular podcast is a nice hour or so of games chatter with members of the greater J-Server community and I’m a semi-regular member of the crew. The latest episode is now live on their under construction site, so head on over if you fancy a listen.