Your Own Disney Toy Box

Disney is creating the game below, Disney Infinity, and it makes me want to cry tears of absolute joy. A sandbox game in nature and this pretty much sums it up:

It’s a free-play area where gamers can use their toys however they want. Like LittleBigPlanet, they can create their own levels and types of games, which include racers and platformers. They can mix characters from different films. It’s basically a virtual world where a younger generation can have their own adventures.

…The raw materials for building these play lands will come from Play Sets, which are essentially themed worlds that limit the playable figurines to those that are part of the universe. Players go through developer-designed missions in each world and earn new items to use in the toy box. If that weren’t enough, Disney plans on selling 20 power discs that contain enhanced environments, gadgets and more.

~Mercury News

The big thing Disney is banking on here is earning a constant cash flow which is similar to DLC, but much more creative in my mind. Pretty much just watch the trailer below and start thinking about which characters you want to play with and what types of things you want to build. For more details check out San Jose”s .

And Right There, BOOM! Tough Action Lawsuit

Hey remember NFL 2k5? Remember how amazing of a football game it was? If my 360 let me I”d play that for eternity as the only football game I”d ever play again. Welp that was the last time someone was allowed to make a football game other than EA. Why? Because they”ve put a stranglehold on the NFL license and have somehow got by not being a monopoly. Well guess what…they f”n are and NFL and NCAA football games have been mediocre since. No competition means no worries. It”s like hakuna matata for the corporate world. This is why Playstation”s “The Show” get”s best sports game of the year consistently because 2k is trying to keep up. What”s the point of all this professor you may be asking yourself. EA is about to answer for the last 7 years in court and we can all benefit from it. For details about how . I”m gonna draw up the next play for ya Madden; Ya see ya see right here *circles a$$hole* is where you”ve been f!@#$%^ us all these years, now if you check your bank account you”ll be seeing us taking your money.

 

 

Smart Highways, Despite Being Soon To Be Useless

Damn the Dutch and all their creative genius. Too bad their genius couldn’t see the self driving car coming in the next ten years. As cool as it may be the money going towards this will be just as useful as money for the the next Resident Evil movie. The one item that will be amazing awesome that will still be effective with self driving cars will be the recharging lane. 1 for 6 Netherlands, not bad.

On Your Mark. Get Ready…Survive. Today’s Signs of the Apocalypse

So it’s your last hours before stress kicks in and you really need to start watching your ass for zombies, asteroids, aliens, machines, nature, disease, ect. Tomorrow the apocalypse will happen and you need to be ready. Have your survival backpack ready with all the necessities; water, canned food (maybe even astronaut food), medicine, bandages, weapons, and condoms? Yes condoms, you really want to survive and then die because of full blown AIDS? I don’t think so. Anyhoo here’s you last chance of signs you should have been paying attention to this week so you could have been one step ahead of the rest of the populace and I must say there’s no much today…must be the quiet before the storm.

  • Maybe it leads to space exploration and aliens dominating us. We just don’t know yet.

    MIT discovers a new type of magnetism. Named quantum spin liquid, QSL could lead to new ways for communications, advances in data storage, and could lead to higher temperature superconductors. Which means…I actually have no idea what it means. But they did says “the most exciting thing about quantum spin liquids is that they’re completely new, and thus we ultimately have no idea how they might eventually affect our world.” Aha! They could be destroying our world and they don’t even know it.

  •  Crime infested Oakland fires 200 policemen while giving their sports teams $17 million extra this coming year. I mean at least the policemen could do some damage because the A’s, Warriors, and especially the Raiders sure as hell don’t. Although the Warriors are winning right now, maybe that’s a good enough sign for the apocalypse.
  • Asshole actors are making a movie that is completely mocking us making a movie called ‘The End of the World’. Starring Seth Rogan, James Franco, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and even Emma Watson. What a bunch of jerks. This is serious! Does look pretty funny though and they’re all using their real names. Totally dig that. Too bad we’ll never see it! Here’s the trailer for it anyways.

The War Z Finally Held Accountable

So if you haven’t been following gaming news and forums the last couple days you may not have heard about the game on Steam called The War Z that has been causing quite the stir. Why? Pretty much because the game is still in alpha testing mode and their write-up on Steam of what the game includes is pretty much completely false. Claiming that they have private servers, saying the maps are bigger than they really are, how big the servers are, ect. I must say as well when I read the write-up about the game I was really interested in trying it out. Pretty much an open world where you try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Scavenge, trade, earn skill points, no leveling, ect. Very intriguing at least to me. That is until I watched the gameplay/review video below (it’s long but just watch the first couple mins and you’ll get it).

So as you can see it looks pretty bad. If you can’t tell yet then watch more. Anyhoo after a crazy amount of emails and complaints to Steam they have pulled it off their servers and are offering a full refund. Bravo Steam, bravo. At least they can own up when they’re wrong. Executive producer of The War Z, Sergey Titov, continues to say that consumers were at fault and were reading what they wanted to hear when it clearly states on Steam what the game offers, most of which are false. Just happy they have fixed this now and hopefully Hammerpoint Interactive will finish this game because I would really like to play a final project…just not one that looks and feels like a half finished college project and trust me I know what they look like.

Wednesday’s Signs of the Apocalypse

Well to put me in the mood for the signs that we see today I’m currently listening to the Fallout 3 soundtrack. Can’t believe I’ve never done this before. Really puts me in a great mood. Pretty sure New Vegas will be next. Got to say after listening to these I wish there was a nuclear holocaust in the 40′s instead of now…seriously think about it. The most popular music would go on to survive. The top songs on iTunes right now are from Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift…yea maybe now you’ll be happy if you die in the apocalypse. Actually you know what? That’s your first sign on the apocalypse for today…that those artists control our music culture right now. Other news includes;

  • Pretty much what Russia looks like right now.

    Temperatures in Russia today went to 50 below. That’s -50 people! 45 people have already died from it. Remember that instant cold from The Day After Tomorrow? No you didn’t see it?! Good for you. Definitely someone that should survive then. Shame on you if you did.

  • A Canadian took command of the International Space Station today. A F@!#$@# Canadian! Talk about someone who will crumble if they see an alien invasion coming this week. The pacifist will probably just be okay with being an alien slave. Well thanks Canada.
  • Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, will be making a speech on a balcony on the Ecuador embassy in London. The second of such speeches apparently. The first was probably just to loll the governments to sleep, but this second one will probably out the aliens living among us which will force them out and ruin our treaties with them. Doomed people! We’re all doomed!

Tuesday’s Signs of the Apocalypse

I’ll give you at least one of these every day this week. Today to scare the living hell out of you I found out that;

  • Thankfully there was a movie called ‘Another Earth’ (not bad either)

    Another Earth Just 12 Light-Years Away?’ - Might be able to mark this as the day that we found where our first contact might be from. Five planets around the nearest star that match our sun’s luminosity has been discovered. Once again aliens looking pretty good this week. Maybe we discover the Stargate that leads to this planet with aliens that will enslave and destroy us huh?

  • ‘Spider That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys Discovered‘ - Now I’m not scared of spiders, but I know plenty of people that are. Informing them that a new spider has been found that creates decoys that can move to lure in prey is probably enough for them to think the world is going to end. At least to start making plans to destroy Peru where the spider is found.
  • Justin Bieber Girlfriend Perfume - Just found out this exists today. Seriously it’s called Justin Bieber Girlfriend. If a girl wears this, she’s too young for you bro.

Mondays Sign/s of the Apocalypse

With this being the week of the Mayan apocalypse I feel like we should visit news stories each day this week that we should have paid more attention too because when we look back on it (if we can) then we would see we could have seen it coming. Today we got a trio:

  • Some things shouldn’t be found.

    “Lake Ellsworth: Drilling effort runs into trouble - A British attempt to search for life in an ancient lake beneath the Antarctic ice-sheet has run into trouble.” Why are they continuing to try to drill here?! F!@# that! Straight out of so many horror/sci-fi movies; The Thing, Alien vs. Predator, Stargate, X-Files, Transformers. Yea get where I’m going here people? Ridiculous that they haven’t already seen this as a bad sign of things to come. Whoever had Aliens in the apocalypse office pool you’re looking pretty good here. Check the out the article.

  •  ”Mind-controlled robotic arm has skill and speed of human limb.” And was the creator of this robotic arm named Otto Octavius? Unless Spiderman has already been bit by that radioactive spider then consider New York City about to be ravaged by an octopus man. (Article)
  • Exclusive: Waterworld Remake Confirmed in Development.” You did see the original right? No explanation needed here.

 

Xavier & Magneto Are Going Back To The Future

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past’s director Bryan Singer (X-Men & X2), has announced that Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart will be reprising their roles as Xavier and Magneto in the upcoming X-Men movie via Twitter:

“I’d like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult to X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Also thrilled to announce Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Patrick Stewart.”

Singer has been involved in all the X-Men movies I thoroughly enjoy, so hopefully that fad continues. Although throw in Superman Returns and what looks to be the appalling Jack the Giant Killer, we really don’t know what to expect. Hard to say that throwing McKellen and Stewart in is a bad idea, but let’s face it; this is not an easy story line. This movie will be tough no matter what. Adding these actors can only help, so let’s hope this is just a sign of good things to come.

George Lucas Shows His Light Side

Well now don’t I feel really bad…well maybe just a little bad.

By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized. And since George Lucas owns 100 percent of his company – which has little to no debt – all that money goes to him. After that, Lucas plans to quickly put the bulk of the money into a foundation which will primarily focus on educational issues, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR. “George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”
“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company,” Lucas said in a statement Wednesday. “As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
The spokesperson noted that this “announcement continues a commitment that Lucas made in 2010 to The Giving Pledge where he stated, “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future–and the first step begins with social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt–as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.’”
- The Hollywood Reporter
All those times we said he was only adding things into the movies to make some extra money, re-releasing the movies Lord Vader only knows how many times, and everything we thought he was doing just for an extra buck may not be entirely true. I mean it still definitely could be, but now he’s putting that money to charity. Lucas improved lives by creating a universe that changed people’s lives and now because of the success of that universe lives will be saved. Touche Mr. Lucas I can almost forgive you.