I don't know how it took me four games of the series for this classic clip from Swingers to be triggered in my memory. I should have remembered this before the puck dropped last Saturday, but that doesn't take away from one of the earliest scenes of Vince Vaughn being Vince Vaughn. VV reps his hometown Blackhawks in a game of NHL '94 vs. his Kings fan buddy... and represents well. When I was younger, I thought this was the coolest scene of any movie. Probably because Lil Tibs was Vince Vaughn when it came to NHL '94 on Sega Genesis. I dominated with Roenick, rubbed in goals on instant replay, and made Gretzky's head bleed. Just watch. Everything about this is great.
Inspired by, at post time, a 2-2 Game 4 between the 2013 (real-life) Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings. What a great sports night and a funny #TBT to break up the day.
Shoutout to the hilarious people at CinemaSins, whose most recent countdown of movie sins instantly appealed to me: the 1995 movie Mortal Kombat. In the early 90s, Mortal Kombat the video game took the world, and elementary school students like me, by storm. So much so that they took it to Hollywood for what has aged over time as one of the most unintentionally hilarious movies of all-time. In fact, I think CinemaSins should change the title from "wrongs in 7 minutes or less" to "bonus points in 7 minutes or less". Whether or not you have seen the movie, this one is an entertaining and hilarious watch above. Love the sarcasm and little things they point out, which they also carry out to many other films on their channel. Great stuff to start off your Saturday/movie-watching weekend with a laugh.
Hardcore GTA fans, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by all the goodies you'll get in the newly announced 'Special' and 'Collector's' Edition of the fifth installment of the transcendent video game series. September 17th will be here before you know it, if this summer subscribes to my theory that hasn't yet failed — every summer goes by fast. That being said, are you gonna cop GTA V come the fall? View the special's ($74.99) and collector's edition ($149.99) posters above and below!
The XBox One was revealed today at the #XBoxReveal event by Microsoft and it's had the social media networks buzzing about their thoughts on the new gaming system. It looks like Microsoft is stressing the living room experience and incorporating live TV into the system. I need to find out more about how this works, because I'm pretty sure I could just press the HDMI button on my remote if I wanted to watch TV. I think it will be integrated more though and they already showcased some in-game live TV sequences that were built into the game. Other than that, one new feature that caught my eye is that Skype will be the main communication software between gamers. I like that consolidation and Microsoft, who bought Skype, is naturally utilizing it in their upcoming next-gen console. Overall though, I'm not too impressed, but these screenshots of RGIII in Madden are looking pretty crispy. NBA LIVE 14 is also coming — as a die-hard LIVE fan, I'm always intrigued.
Gamers, in addition to the pics, enjoy this humorous editing job on the "XBox One Reveal Highlights" as well as the new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, out this November. More details on the XBox One here.
With the next generation of gaming consoles upon us this 2013 comes a new wave of exciting energy for fans of video games and technology. Perhaps the banner game release for the new PlayStation 4 this holiday season will be Watch Dogs — a hybrid GTA, Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed set in our hometown of Chicago.
Above is a new video with the creators of the game, talking about how Watch Dogs will translate to the PS4 (it will also be available for the PS3 and all other consoles, including Microsoft's next-gen console). It even includes a couple new glimpses at the game, involving some scenes from the bad. ass. trailer released last month (brought back below). In fact, if this is all new to you, then I'd suggest starting with the trailer down under. The plot is unique and could take these games to another level. And did I mention "Watch Dogs" was set in Chicago?! Not based in Chicago, but actually Chicago. The detail already looks amazing. Cannot. Wait.
Allow me to jump in on the fun 3.5 million views after the fact. Sorry, yesterday was a busy day. Yup, in just one day GTAV proves it's the most hotly anticipated video game on the horizion (Halo 4 and COD's recent releases help that argument) with an amazing 2 minute trailer of what we can expect.
And what can we expect? Short answer: everything and anything. Every action hero sequence you can imagine can be duplicated here. The graphics, the capabilities, everything looks pretty amazing. Still hazy on the storyline is going to play out but that detail will be sure to come soon. Same goes with how the gameplay's going to work. No doubt though that Rockstar Games will knock this one out of the park this coming Spring, 2013.
UPDATE: This official promo poster confirms the Spring, 2013 release. Get ready, GTA fans!
10.29.11: The latest word on the GTA V release date from Poland (yes, the birthplace of Chopin, Copernicus, and Pope John Paul II, that Poland) is the slightly vague and ambiguous "spring, 2013". That's what this website is revealing with the above leaked images of 'official' promo posters for GTA V. But we can't say for sure until we hear or see something official from Rockstar, vis-a-vis this recently revealed artwork below.
Whatever the case, just the mere sight of those four letters together (which is does not double as a word in Words With Friends, I've already checked) has me stoked for a new chapter of Grand Theft Auto.
Over 3 million views and rising, this new viral video comes courtesy of the Ohio St. Marching Band's halftime show this past weekend. How can a marching band garner 3 million views, you ask? Because they amazingly portrayed their love of video games through a series of formations, and of course the theme music, that illustrated such classics as Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Pacman, and Halo. In fact, they even reenact some of those games' iconic moments.
I'm sure a lot of you will enjoy this one and before you know it, 9 minutes will have gone by and it would have felt like 2. My favorite part has to be the still that may have reeled in your click (the horse, wait til you see what they did there). And the ending does the whole performance just. Can't help but appreciate the choreography and intricies that must've taken a collective focus and much time to prepare for. Even if you're a Michigan fan, I think you'll enjoy this video above, hah!
NBA 2K13 in stores tomorrow! And today, they reveal one of their more powerful TV spots, as you may recognize who nararates the video above. That same person is a special guest caller in one of their recent promotional videos discussing the greatest dunker of all time. High comedy below in case you missed that.
If you're planning on copping 2K on PS3, play your boy Sgt. Tibs online at "gowherehiphop". See ya on the (virtual) court.