Thursday, September 07, 2006

I just finished playing a game called Ever 17. This is a type of game usually refered to as a dating sim game, but Ever 17 is much more than that. Instead of calling it a dating sim, I think calling it a Science Fiction Choose Your Own Adventure might be more appropriate. While the endings for the game center on the female cast, getting the girl is not the main point to the game.

At first glance it seems that for each ending you are playing through the same scenario just making different choices to see different endings. But the more you play the more the more you begin to realize there is something bigger going on, and that there is a connection to the various paths and endings ultimatly tie into each other.

The plot of the game is this. On May 1st 2017 an underwater amusement park known as LeMU has an accident that floods the first floor and most of the second and third floors of the park. Six people are trapped inside of LeMU and learn they only have 5-7 days to be rescued or find a way to escape the underwater park before the water pressure outside the park causes it to implode.

The game begins with an introductory seqment where they introduce the main characters, Takeshi, Tsugumi, Sara, Coco, Sora, Yubiseiharukan (who goes by You for short), and a young boy with amnesia who everyone just calls "Kid". Once the park begins to flood you are given an unassuming choice which then determines who you will play during the rest of the game, either Takeshi or the Kid, the only two male characters in the game.

As Takeshi you are trapped with Sora, Tsugumi, You, the Kid, and Coco. As the Kid you are trapped with Sora, Tsugumi, You, Takeshi, and Sara. This is the first major mystery of the game. Why is Coco only present during the Takeshi part of the game, and Sara is only present during Kids part of the game, and how come Kid keeps seeing Coco but no one else trapped with him can. This is just one of the mystries that will confront you. The only way to learn the answers to just exactly is going on is to play through the game multiple times. In fact it takes a minimum of 5 times if you get the good endings each time you play. But the story is very engaging and you will actually want to play through untill the very end. To help the game that has a featur e to skip any text you have already read and will fast foward at the hit of a button untill you reach a choice or text which hasnt been read yet. It also features a shortcut option you can use to skip to certain days in the story, May 1st-7th.

If you like these types of games or intrested in trying one out, I highly recommend Ever 17. You can read more about and order it at this link JAST USA. Ever 17 is rated T for Teen.

Coco and her dog Pipi

Sora gets angry, but why?

You attempts to beat the control room into submission :)

Tsugumi saves Sara when one of LeMU's rooms flood
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Sunday, April 02, 2006 has an exclusive internet trailer for Clerks 2.

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In an interview with Peter Jackson over at Dark Horizons, Jackson stated there may be a 3-4 disc edition of King Kong released later this year.

Jackson: No, that's all been saved for, ... it depends on Universal making a decision, but they seem to be pretty, keen on the idea of doing a 3 or 4 disc release, towards the end of the year which would include deleted scenes and bloopers and a whole new raft of docos that would go a lot deeper into the technical stuff of the making of the film that we couldn't show in the production diaries.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Win a 15 minute phone call with Peter Jackson.

In honor of the King Kong DVD release MSN Entertainment is holding a sweepstakes where one lucky person will get a 15 minute phone call with Peter Jackson.

To enter they need to email an essay of 100 words or less tell them why they want to win this oppertunity to talk with Peter Jackson

Further details can be found in the link below.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Cartoon Network has ordered 26 episodes of a Fantastic Four series aimed at 6-11 year old viewers. The series will begin airing this fall.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

At the 2006 PlayStation Business Briefing in Tokyo, Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutagari, made the offical announcement that the PS3 has been delayed untill Nov. 2006. The reason for the delay was due to "Blu-ray spec finalization."

The current plan is to do a worldwide release in Nov. and plans on producing atleast 1 million consoles a month in order to keep the supply channels full. Thier goal is to ship 6 million units by March 2007.

Kutagari, also announced the PS3 would feature a Xbox Live style online service. The basic service will be free and allow online play, with additional services available for a fee. There is even mention of the possibilty of being able to sell ingame items to other players, similar to Sony's Player Exchange service for Everquest 2.

The PS3 will also use a 60 gig Hard Disk Drive (HDD) loaded with the Linux operating system. Sony is urging game developers to design games assuming the HDD is installed in every PS3, but has not decided whether to include the HDD pre-installed or sold as a peripheral. If the HDD is not pre-installed this will mean gamers will immidiatly be required to purchase one in order to even play many games.

All PS3 games will be on Blu-ray disk format in order to prevent bootleging, but the PS3 will still play DVDs and CDs and will be backward compatible with both PS2 and PS1 games.

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BBC News interviewed Rick McCallum today about the upcoming Star Wars: TV Series. In the interview he said the series will run for 100 episodes, and begin filming in 2008. The series will be set in the 20 year gap between Episodes 3 and 4.

McCallum also said the series would contain, "a whole bunch of new characters" and be "much more dramatic and darker".

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The new trailer for X-men 3 is out. Check out at the link below.
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A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is in the works. It is going to be a CG film writen and directed by, Kevin Munroe, under the watchfull eye of Turtles co-creator Peter Laird. The movies is expected to be released March 30, 2007. Read more On " "!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

I went and watched Ultraviolet, staring Milla Jovovich, and I can sum it up in 5 words. "Do not waste your money."

From the anit-vampire/human antigen plot line to the belt buckle that let her ride a motorcycle up a buidling, this movie blows. Read more On " "!
A teaser for the new Rocky Movie is out.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

In a recent interview with Steven Spielberg at about his latest movie Munich, Speilberg says he is about to begin work on Indiana Jones 4.

I am about to make "Indiana Jones 4", which is, as far as I am concerned, the sweet dessert I give those who had to chow down on the bitter herbs that I've used in Munich."

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Release for the PS3 could be delayed. In an article on CNN yesterday a spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment said they are still shooting for a Spring 2006 release, but that they are still waiting on final specifications for some of the technology that will be included in the PS3

"We're aiming for spring, but we haven't announced specific regions,"

The article also stated that the initial production cost for the PS3 could be as high as 900.00 per unit. Tradtionally gaming hardware has always cost more to produce than
it retailed for with the manufactures making up the lose on software sales. For example Microsoft loses aprox 100-150 dollars for every XBox 360 it sells. But with a production cost of 900.00 per unit this could put the Playstation 3 in the 500-600 dollar price range for retail.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

After mearly seeing a small glimpse of him toward the end of the Silent Hill trailer and full body shot of Pyramid Head from Silent Hill the Movie has started to circulate around the web. If you havent seen it yet here it is.

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Monday, February 13, 2006

First image from Power of the Dark Crystal hits the net. Muppet Central has released the first image of Queen Kira from the upcoming Power of the Dark Crystal movie.

Power of the Dark Crystal takes place hundreds of years after the orginal movie and follows a young girl made of fire who steals a shard of the crystal to try and re-ignite her dying Sun. Read more On " "!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Won a 10.00 movie certificate from Blingo last night. I joined Blingo back in Nov. and have been using it instead of Google. The search results come from Google so if your a Google user your technically still using Google to search, but by searching from the Blingo site your getting a chance to win a prize. Read more On " "!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Aint It Cool News is hosting the exclusive internet trailer for Nacho Libre, starring Jack Black. Read more On " "!

Friday, February 03, 2006

New cast members have been revealed for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoneix

Evanna Lynch has been cast to play Luna "Looney" Lovegood

Natalia Tena will be playing Nymphadora Tonks

Imelda Staunton will take on the role of the new Defense against the Dark Arts Teacher Professor Umbridge

Bellatrix Lestrange, one of Voldemort's Death Eaters, will be played by Helen McCrory

And the Dursley's next door neighbor, Mrs. Figg, will be played by Kathryn Hunter

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Genndy Tartakovsky directing THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL

Tartakovsky is the man behind Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars.

The Power of the Dark Crystal is the upcoming sequal to The Dark Crystal and will be a mix of traditional Muppets with CGI backgrounds. The movie is already in pre-production and expects to begin filming this summer. Read more On " "!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Just Jared has a pic of Thomas Hayden Chruch as Sandman from the new Spider-man movie. There are also several pics of Christen Dunst as Mary Jane
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Friday, January 27, 2006

Walt Disney will release two versions of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE on DVD on April 4th.

There will be a single disc edition which retails for 19.99 and a 2 disc collectors edition which retails for 29.99. The 2 disc collection will include two commentaries. One will be with director Andrrew Adamson and other filmakers, and the other will be with the children. The 2 disc version will also come with a booklet, concept art, storytelling diaries of the filmmakers, a "making of" featurette, an interactive map of Narnia and other extras. Both editions will come with pop-up windows throughout the film with facts on the movie and NARNIA author C.S. Lewis. Read more On " "!
Trailer for Harmony Golds Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is out

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Firefly Season 2

An independant production company is attempting to purchase the rights to Firefly from Fox. They plan on bringing the series back, possibly as a Pay per view style program either on TV or via download on PC/Macs Read more On " "!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Kyle Newman is looking for extras for a movie he is making titled "Fanboys".

The movie is set in 1998 and is about 4 friends who travel across the country to try and break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to try and see The Phantom Menace when they learn that one of them is terminally ill and won't live to see the movie released.

Filming begins in Feb. and you can read more about it and thier request for extras at Ain't It
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Friday, January 20, 2006

Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke), is directing an animated version of the Tales of Earthseas. Not sure if he's focusing on mearly the first book of the searies, written by Ursula K. Le Guin, or combing multiple books like Sci Fi did in thier awful live action film last year.

Never seen anything by Goro Miyazaki, but if he's anything like his father the movie should be good. The film will be released by Studio Ghibli and will be released in July in Japan. Read more On " "!
Silent Hill Trailer Hits The Web!

Silent Hill is a series of games that have been released on the Playstation mainly. So yes it is a video game based movie, but this one looks like its been done right. If the trailer is anything to go by they have managed to capture the feel and suspense of the games. The story is original, but considering the only thing the 4 games had in common was they took place in Silent Hill thats ok. An orginal story will likely work better than trying to transfer one of the stories from the game which people have already played thru and know whats going to happen.

Anyway here is the link to the trailer, enjoy.

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Big win!

I just won a armband radio from Kellogs.

You can enter the instant win sweepstakes here

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Prince Caspian already in production?

According to TelegraphDigital and the second book of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia is alread in production. The second book in the series is titled Prince Caspian, and has the 4 Pensive children return to Narnia to help the rightful heir to the throne retake it from his evil uncle. Read more On " "!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Don Murphy, the Producer for the Transformers Movie, posted on his site that the supposed test footage leaked yesterday was not from ILM or for the movie at all. Read more On " "!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Test footage from ILM for the upcoming Live Action Transformers Movie has been leaked to the internet.

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Monday, January 09, 2006

The teaser trailer for Kevin Smith's sequal to Clerks is out. You can check it out here

Also, the WB Network has signed Will Toale to play Aquaman in the new Aquaman series. Read more On " "!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Futurama may see new life. is reporting Fox is in talks to renew the Futurama Series

""Futurama" may live to see the year 3000 after all. Talks have begun at 20th Century Fox TV to revive the animated skein, which takes place in the next millennium, much in the same way "Family Guy" found new life after cancellation.."

You can read the whole story at

Like Family Guy, Futurama has seen huge success on DVD and on its run on Cartoon Network. Comedy Central has also recently got the syndication rights to air the old episodes.

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Sony announces new Everquest and Everquest 2 expansions.

Sony issued press releases for both Everquest and Everquest 2 this week detailing the new expansions for both games. Everquests new expansion will be titled Prophecy of Ro, while Everquests 2 will be called Kingdom of Sky.

About Kingdom of Sky
High above the mightiest peaks of Norrath, a secret world exists. This Overrealm, made up of enormous islands of land suspended in the air, is home to aviaks and creatures never-before seen, but it is the splintered and warring dragons who rule it. Driven by their lust for power, religious zealotry, and all-consuming rage, the most ancient of the world’s creatures now find common cause in a plot to destroy all of Norrath! Populated by dragons, aviaks, and other new creatures never before seen in EverQuest II, all eyes turn toward this new realm — even those of the mighty dragon Lord Nagafen!


* Higher level advancement—now reach level 70 as an adventurer or artisan
* All-new Achievement system to further enhance and specialize your character’s abilities
* Guild advancement expanded to level 50
* Four new arena champions and two new arenas
* All new Heritage Quests allow players to gain amazingly powerful items, personal status, adventure experience and even a reward made famous in the original EverQuest
* Signature Quests which reward large experience bonuses, personal status, new items, and advance the lore of EverQuest II
* Over 30 new Collections expand upon one of the most popular features exclusive to EverQuest II. Find them all and earn all new rewards
* Challenging new zones, from floating islands to menacing dungeons
* 25 new enemies to fight
* Brand new pieces of armor, such as Profession Hats, Helmets and Pauldrons, will make your character look more distinct
* Over 30 new items to put in your player house
* All new player titles

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Sony EQ2 Press Release

About EverQuest Prophecy of Ro
The gods have returned and the mortal realm shifts with their influence. But a new presence walks among the gods, a malevolent force released into godhood by the follies of mortals. Unbound by the laws of the pantheon, it leaves corruption in its wake and threatens to bring the entire pantheon crumbling down. The only hope for Norrath hangs on the very mortals who have unleashed this upheaval. EverQuest Prophecy of Ro includes the following features:

* Player-set Traps: Control your battles before they even begin by deceiving your opponents with a new arsenal of player-set traps!
* Spheres of Influence: Transform the world of Norrath by creating magical spheres of influence to thwart your enemies or aid your allies. These artifacts will create a localized area where the rules of the game can change.
* Destructible Objects: Interact with and destroy pieces of the game world leading to a new level of interactivity within the game. Chop down doors, tumble walls, and destroy encampments!
* Buff Filters: Decide which buffs you would rather auto-decline with the new buff filtering system!
* 8 New Bank Spaces
* New Missions: Battle your way through over 30 new missions.
* New Creatures, New Environments and New Encounters: More than 25 unique creatures, 7 Zones, and 6 Small Instances.
* New Spells, Tasks, Disciplines and Trade skills

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006 has a review of the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 2.

In thier review they say, "If the first Kingdom Hearts was a crazy experiment, then the sequel is the final product, refined and polished in dozens of small-but-important ways. One of the most obvious improvements is the game's massively higher budget; though the first looked nice, Kingdom Hearts II is one of the best looking games the PS2 has ever -- or will ever -- see. From photorealistic models to "I can't believe it's not PS3" massive battles, the game convinces the aging PS2 hardware to do things that seem nearly impossible."

Kingdom Hearts 2 is due out this Spring, and I can't wait to play it. The first Kingdom Hearts was an amazing game and this one is sure to top it. Read more On " "!


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