|Chris Lloyd is Doc Brown… Again||September 2nd, 2010|
There is a Back to the Future game in the works by Telltale games, one that will be released as episodic content with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown. It’s also been revealed that they have permission to use the Delorean and the likeness of Lloyd and Michael J Fox. Also Bob Gale, who wrote the original screenplay is going to be involved. It will going to be released to coincide with the Blu-ray and DVD 25th anniversary releases.
I love Back to the Future and have been hoping for some new content for years, as a comic, or even a movie. I hope this will be better than the cartoon, hopefully it will be a true sequel and explain what happened to Doc when he got back with his wife and kids, and also if/how the time machine was rebuilt. I hope some of the other cast signs on, I understand if Michael J Fox can’t commit, but maybe Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Crispin Glover, Claudia Wells, or Elisabeth Shue will sign on, it would make it that much of a canon sequel. Who knows, maybe this might open the door to more sequels like the Ghostbusters video game did for that franchise. I guess only time will tell.
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|No Amnesty for Illegals||August 11th, 2010|
My ancestors came to this country legally. They had to come here on a boat, go through Ellis Island, and have to pay all the fees due at the time of their becoming an American citizen. Back then I’d imagine had they come to this country illegally then they would be deported, or sent to jail. Sounds like a pretty sound argument doesn’t it? Break the law, go to jail. Unfortunately we do not have that same mentality today it seems.
Before you go and claim me of being racist, keep in mind that illegal immigrants aren’t a race, they can come from any country and can be black, white, Hispanic, Canadian, French, anywhere really. I know that most of my readers are from the United States, so imagine how your ancestors would feel about the state of the immigration in our country now? They had to jump through all kinds of hoops and got little to no government assistance and had to work back then in order to make it in this country, but people are coming here, having free children, then since their children are considered American citizens, they get aide from the government.
This is a broken system that needs to be fixed. Arizona passed a law saying that local police officers had the right to ask for a person’s immigrant status if they believe them to be here illegally, but I ask you, if they have falsified a government document, why shouldn’t anyone, police officer or not, be allowed to hold them in even a citizen’s arrest? Think about it, they are crimes, you need to be an American citizen to have a US driver’s license, so if they have one and they aren’t a US citizen, they must have falsified their documents, which means they might not even be who they say they are. For all we know, they could be terrorists planning to blow up the white house. I realize that may be extreme thinking, but it has happened before.
If we don’t enforce the laws that we have on the books, then what is the point of having them there at all? I mean you get more of a punishment in our country for having marijuana on you than you do for coming into and living in this country illegally. What does that say about our country and about us as people in general, and do we really want to be seen like that?
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|The Future of the Controller||August 9th, 2010|
In a few months gamers are going to have two more ways to play video games, in the case of Microsoft, it’s going to be without a controller at all, and by using your whole body, and with Sony in a way that is much like the experience that comes with the Wii.
In Sony’s case I think they saw what the Nintendo did with their system, and then looked at what gamers were hoping for, then did a combination of what Nintendo did, with what gamers were wanting. They also have the advantage of 3D gaming, so motion controls and 3D might allow them to sell more consoles, but I don’t know anyone with a 3D television, so while in theory it does sound good, it also sounds like something that won’t be happening very soon.
Onto Microsoft, they have said time and again that Kinect is more about using an intuitive way to interact with what’s on screen. While core games haven’t been shown yet, they have promised that they will come, the question is when. Kinect isn’t just about gaming though, Microsoft wants it on computers to offer a whole new experience there as well.
Now I have played PS3, and I own an XBox 360 and Wii, when it comes to PS3, they didn’t have anything I really wanted. I would love to buy one and have Move, but unless I see some exclusive games that I really want to play, I won’t be buying the system, plus their online system isn’t that appealing. As far as Kinect goes, it does look promising, but the lack of any kind of input device seems limiting, you can’t move around freely in a game like Halo and there’s no trigger or button to press to shoot your gun. Microsoft does have the online support though, and with their video chat feature, I think that could bring in some awesome features, if it’s done well.
I think a lot of gamers feel the same way I do about these companies and what they’re trying to do. Unfortunately, until we see some exclusives for these new devices, I don’t think they will see much movement, at least not enough to consider it a game changing movement.
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