Friday, April 13, 2012

Okay so this is sort of a rough draft i put together tonight. just to get a feel for editing things together. it's not even really a full review, i dont go into depth about anything. I'm reluctant to put this out but I need feedback. I'd love some opinions.

Things i DO know though.
-i sound nervous and am talking too fast. i'm gonna work on that, after so many takes i was just reading and you can tell.

-i need to implement a rating system and i'm still finalizing how i want to do it.



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Now staffing!




Are you a movie buff? toy collector? anime otaku? video game aficionado?
We're looking for a couple talented writers, video editors and possible on-air personalities to scout for news, write editorials, do skits, record video reviews and other cool zaniness for the blog. Prior experience isn't necessary but would be nice. This is also voluntary so there is no pay but if this takes off who knows where it could go and how it might change things. E3 trips? Big movie premieres? Anime Con coverage? The sky's the limit.

if interested please leave an email at 4massivedamage@gmail.com

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Transformers Dark Of The Moon Trailer Destroys Our Senses Earlier Than Expected!




Expected to drop into the Apple Trailers site RIGHT now at 7PM the trailer unexpectedly came out much earlier at about 4 or 5PM. In an outstanding display of drama, action, and badassery we are treated to one hell of show in two and a half minutes; if this trailer doesn't whet your appetite for the conclusion to the Transformers trilogy nothing will.


Mario Meets Portal And Makes His Life Much Easier




In a crossover no one could have preconceived Mario ends up with the portal gun from Portal 2. The result? Mario kicks ass and takes names.

See What Its Like For A Rock Band Network Author




Playing either Guitar Hero or Rock Band have you ever stopped and thought how difficult it probably is to develop the charts used for the songs in the games? Well thanks to Rock Band's Rock Band Network program, anybody could essential develop their songs for the games and share them with everybody as DLC. It's how we finally got Stan Bush's The Touch in the game and how smaller less known bands can get their music listened to by the younger generation. Read the details of someone in the program by clicking the link.

Rock Band Network Interview

Wouldn't You Want A Cute Little Okamiden Plushie?



Based on the descendant of the original Amaterasu(of Okami and Marvel Vs Capcom 3 fame) that stars in the Nintendo DS spin-off Okamiden, this little guy would be the perfect companion for any gamer that doesn't exclusively display Metal Gear Solid of Gears of War figures. Oh and if you HAVEN'T played the Okami series? Go fix that problem ASAP.

Order from Entertainment Earth

First Reviews of WWE Film's "That's What I Am" Come In, Surprisingly Positive



I have yet to see the film myself but after reading what I have about it so far, color me excited. Historically speaking WWE's movie venture has churned out some really really disappointing fare such as John Cena's outings(with the exception of Legendary which while heavily flawed was at least somewhat believable with the acting)and Triple H's recent atrocity "The Chaperone" but I remain cautiously optimistic that something will just come out of the blue and knock my socks off. The couple of reviews offer up some hope that "That's What I Am" may be the one. One of the bigger surprises is the fact that while there is indeed a WWE Superstar in the film(Randy Orton) he isn't the main focus of the plot. Not everyone can be The Rock, sorry WWE locker room. Orton seems to be impressive in the capacity that he's in and the acting chops are left to the two child protagonists(Chase Ellison and Alexander Walters)and acting veteran Ed Harris. Hopefully soon I can offer my own review of the film but until then check out some of these reviews.

"That's What I Am" reviews:

Crave Online

The Orlando Sentinel

Variety

Side Note: Whoever they hired to design the logo for the film should be fired and told to go back to school for graphic design. That thing is ATROCIOUS.

New Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 and X-Men First Class Trailers Hit The Web

A pair of must see new movie trailers arrived on Yahoo! Movies.

The first being for X-Men The First Class, the prequel to the previous X-Men movies which shows the origins of the team and features younger versions of Professor X and Magneto before they became those personas. This new trailer is similar to the previous but with many more never before seen scenes of the other mutants in the film.

Also released is the first trailer for the final film in the Harry Potter saga, The Deathly Hallows Part 2. It's looking like its keeping with the tradition of each Potter movie becoming increasingly darker and this looks like it will be more grim and more dire than any before it. Everything comes to a head here and this trailer will send shivers down your spine.



The Transformers 3 Trailer Is Inbound Tonight





Just in case you didn't hear, tonight(April 28th) at 7PM Eastern Standard time the big trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuts at Apple's movie trailers page. It sounds insane judging from the early descriptions from people who have seen it already. I'm really looking forward to it and will post my thoughts on it later tonight. Which brings up something I want to ask all of you. Personally I loved the first two movies(yes even Revenge of the Fallen) and will probably love this one too. The first movie seemed to be perceived very well to the general public but the second was a complete critical disaster. So much so that director Michael Bay has openly admitted that even to himself TF2 was not very good. But despite making a huge chunk of change in its theatrical run and still sells fairly well on Bluray and DVD, I get the feeling the ill sentiment against the second one might affect the third one's theatrical take. But my question, did the second movie sour you to even wanting to watch the third one or are you gonna give the movie the benefit of the doubt and check it out anyway if the previews look outstanding?

Who Would Have Ever Thought The Mario Universe Could Be So Creepy?




Mario. When you think of Nintendo's world famous mascot there are many things that may pop to mind. Things such as: saving Princess Peach, flying with the aid of a cape or raccoon tail, going down green pipes, eating mushrooms to grow in size, shooting fireballs whilst holding a flower... Wow come to think of it the Mario universe is fucking weird. Weird but insanely fun and awesome. But when you stop and think of some of the implications and assumptions you could make about the universe through the game series' history you really start to uncover some really really disturbing facts. Follow the link to check out Cracked's investigation into the matter.

via Cracked

Witness the Graphical Evolution of Ocarina of Time from the N64 to the 3DS

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for the Nintendo 3DS looming ahead, a video of the intro cinematic for the remake was released showing how much more improved the texture work and polygon count are on Nintendo's newest iteration in the DS family of handheld consoles. Thanks to Gametrailers, we get a side by side comparison of the original N64 version and the upcoming 3DS version.




The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D Video Game, Japanese Title Cinematic | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sony Has A Q&A To Help PSN Users Understand What's Going On



With the recent megahack that occurred to the Playstation Network recently(which has downed the service for a week) Sony took the time to address some of the concerns and offer some advice for those that may have been afflicted or are just concerned. It truly feels like Sony is trying their best to quell the situation and make it right. But with the service down for such a prolonged period of time and the possibility of customer credit card information being out in the wild, is it enough? With an estimated $24 billion price tag for Sony on the repair and recovery from this catastrophe will this affect the Playstation brand in the long run?

Playstation Blog - Hack Q&A



Q: Are you working with law enforcement on this matter?
A: Yes, we are currently working with law enforcement on this matter as well as a recognized technology security firm to conduct a complete investigation. This malicious attack against our system and against our customers is a criminal act and we are proceeding aggressively to find those responsible.

Q: Was my personal data encrypted?
A: All of the data was protected, and access was restricted both physically and through the perimeter and security of the network. The entire credit card table was encrypted and we have no evidence that credit card data was taken. The personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted, but was, of course, behind a very sophisticated security system that was breached in a malicious attack.

Q: Was my credit card data taken?
A: While all credit card information stored in our systems is encrypted and there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained. Keep in mind, however that your credit card security code (sometimes called a CVC or CSC number) has not been obtained because we never requested it from anyone who has joined the PlayStation Network or Qriocity, and is therefore not stored anywhere in our system.

Q: What steps should I take at this point to help protect my personal data?
A: For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well. To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports.

Q: What if I don’t know which credit card I’ve got attached to my PlayStation Network account?
A: If you’ve added funds to your PlayStation Network wallet in the past, you should have received a confirmation email from “DoNotReply@ac.playstation.net” at the email address associated with your account. This email would have been sent to you immediately after you added the funds, and will contain the first 4 digits and last 4 digits of your credit card number. You can also check your previous credit card statements to determine which card was attached to your PlayStation Network or Qriocity accounts.

Q: When or how can I change my PlayStation Network password?
A: We are working on a new system software update that will require all users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. We will provide more details about the new update shortly.

Q: Have all PlayStation Network and Qriocity users been notified of the situation?
A: In addition to alerting the media and posting information about it on this blog, we have also been sending emails directly to all 77 million registered accounts. It takes a bit of time to send that many emails, and recognize that not every email will still be active, but this process has been underway since yesterday. At this time, the majority of emails have been sent and we anticipate that all registered accounts will have received notifications by April 28th. Consumers may also visit www.us.playstation.com/support and www.qriocity.com for notices regarding this issue. In addition, we have taken steps to disseminate information regarding this issue to media outlets so that consumers are informed.

Q: What steps is Sony taking to protect my personal data in the future?
A: We’ve taken several immediate steps to add protections for your personal data. First, we temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and, second, we are enhancing security and strengthening our network infrastructure. Moving forward, we are initiating several measures that will significantly enhance all aspects of PlayStation Network’s security and your personal data, including moving our network infrastructure and data center to a new, more secure location, which is already underway. We will provide additional information on these measures shortly.

Q: Has Sony identified the party or parties responsible for the PlayStation Network hack and subsequent theft of personal information?
A: We are currently conducting a thorough investigation of the situation and are working closely with a recognized technology security firm and law enforcement in order to find those responsible for this criminal act no matter where in the world they might be located.

Q: When will the PlayStation Network and Qriocity be back online?
A: Our employees have been working day and night to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some services up and running within a week from yesterday. However, we want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we are confident that the network is secure.