My Sonic Name Shame :(

Recently to pass the time I have been watching some Lets Plays of the old Sonic the Hedgehog games, now sure I do have them and could easily fire up my Sega mega collection BUT I personally enjoy the commentary as well as seeing the perfect endings, which I never seemed to get :(. Well While watching a Sonic The Hedgehog 2 play through the player/commentator introduced Tails, and then mentioned that his real name Miles Prower was a pun for Miles Per Hour…….it was one of those OH YEAH moments.

BUT I have been a fan of Sonic for many years now, I have played most of the games and watched all of the cartoon. I even remember being a smart ass kid asking people whose Sonic side kick was and then going WRONG YOU FOOL its Miles Prower, Tails is just his nickname. Suffice to say not realising that Miles Prower was a pun for Miles Per Hour was a very face palm moment of my life……..kinda like when I was a MASSIVE Matrix fan but took me about 5 years to realise Neo was anagram for One, you know because he was the ONE.

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My First Achievement in Duke Nuke Forever 0.o

I have no idea how I knew about this, I think Rooster Teeth might have done a video on it but I am not certain. Anyway 5 minutes into the game and I get this:

Turd Burglar 10 
Find and steal a piece of poo
For those interested when you start the game your in a toilet area so if you search one of the toilets……..inside is a turd which you can actually pick up and throw. I know Duke Nukem is meant to be an immature game but really this is counted as an achievement.

Shadow of the Damned Achievement Rant!

last week I completed Shadow of the damned (to be reviewed soon) and like any other game it gave me an Achievement for completing the game on normal difficulty BUT the difficulty achievements do not stack so not only does the game expect me to complete the game a second time on hard, it also expects me to go back and complete the game on easy as well. suffice to say this is a bit annoying, sure the game was good but once was enough, even completing it on hard is something I don’t plan anytime soon as replay value doesn’t seem a huge factor in this game…..suffice to say it may soon be traded in towards something like Batman Arkaham City or Saints Row the Third

Something I Uploaded to YouTube a while back

so a while back I was BORED so I gather all my DVDs to pick some to watch, and while doing it I came across a few films that maybe someone of 22 shouldn’t own, so instead of keeping this Movies as my secret shame I put myself on you tube trying to justify why i owned them.  So hey give it a watch if you want to see the lower less impressive side of  my Movie collection. Also excuse the very bad quality and sync problems this was the first video i ever uploaded to you tube.

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Cars 2 Review

So recently for someone’s birthday I went and watched Cars 2 and knowing that the first film is largely considered as the worst of the Pixar Movies I wasn’t overly excited but slightly curious to see what improvements the had made for the sequel, from watching trailers all I really knew was that Cars 2 incorporates a spy theme and also stars Michael Caine, who is one of my favourite British actors, so I did have some small hopes that the sequel would be a good, if not interesting film. Read more of this post

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two

The final instalment of the Harry Potter franchise had a lot of expectations to live up to otherwise it  would fizzle out like a poorly performed Patronus. Firstly is how it compares to the novel, usually film adaptations come under a lot of criticism if they do not follow the novel to the letter.  However, without wanting to sound patronising it is hard for films to really come into its own if they play too close to the novel. Whilst The Deathly Hallows Part 2 keeps all the major events and important bits  in the film it also adds  a few little extras. It is because of these extras that the film is an enjoyable watch for those viewers who haven’t read the books. Also the added extras provide a slight but necessary detour from the action and provide hints of both humour and romance. However, in regards to the humour it seems to mainly come from Rupert Grint who plays Ron which is a bit of a backwards step considering in Part 1, his character was more moody and sullen and this showed his development not only as a character but as an actor as well. However, as for Harry and Hermione they both show development as characters as they both take on more risks within their roles, for example Hermione’s braininess seems to take a back seat to her new found brawn and Harry as well as having the necessary seriousness required of the role but he also cracks a few jokes. But the most amazing 360 is made my Neville Longbottom, I’m sure the die hard fans of the novels and the films alike remember the chubby, notoriously clumsy and forgetful boy that stumbled through the first few films/books but he started to “grow a pair” around The Order of the Phoenix. Although it was in  Part 1 when he stood up to the Death Eater on the train that he truly became a man. He confirms this change again in his performance in the Battle of Hogwarts with his noble speech to Voldemort. Although the film does have a few pitfalls if you are going to watch it in 3D. There are some scenes that really benefit from the technology like when the dragon escapes from the vault in Gringotts but there are very few visually spectacular scenes that require the use of the technology. Also, as the film is quite dark and not originally filmed in 3D it makes some of the scenes darker than normal because the effect is added in post production. However, despite the minor flaws I would still recommend it as a film for the fans, especially those that have hung in there from the beginning waiting for Harry to fulfil his destiny and for Ron and Hermione to realise they are mad about each other. However for the hard core fans of the books as well as the film they are not left with an unfair advantage as there is enough original material to keep everyone happy and cinema goers leave the theatre feeling a mixture of sadness because the adventure is over but also elation because they have seen it through to the end.