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    Red Faction Origins says "This is How You Promote A Game"

    THQ has joined forces with cable television network SyFy to release Red Faction Origins, a two-hour live action movie that bridges the gap between Red Faction Guerrilla and Red Faction Armageddon. It's a Red Faction orgy! 

    According to popular gaming site Destructoid "Origin's screenplay was written by Andrew Kreisberg (Vampire DiariesBoston Legal), based on a story by Paul DeMeo (The RocketeerThe Flash)." Not familiar with these guys' bodies of work, but SyFy puts out some.. Interesting movies. Let's hope Origins is worthy of the Red Faction name.


    Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich of the Gods

    Okay, this clip is absolute fucking genius! Have you ever wondered what if Kratos was a college student, and his quest for revenge and redemption led him to face off against the peanut butter and jelly sandwich of the Gods?! Me neither. Thankfully, some guy did, and the result is hilarious. It's much better then that yawnfest, Wes Anderson's God of War

    Watch and be amazed.


    Final Fantasy 3:16

    I used to be a hardcore Final Fantasy XI player. I'm talking about missing two or three consecutive days of work so I can farm Yagudo necklaces and be a the most badass THF/NIN EVAR! That was a long time ago. Since then, I've moved on to less time consuming MMOs, such as World of Warcraft, and when that became too possessive of me, City of Villains. Now I refuse to play any MMO due to the time investment required for it to pay off. Until Star Wars The Old Republic drops. Then I'm quitting my job and never showering again!

    I'm getting off track here. The point I wanted to initially make, is that Stone Cold Steve Austin is a playable character in Final Fantasy XIV. Yes, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin 3:16. WHAT? The Stunner. The Thesz Press. The beer drinking bottom line is in Final Fantasy XIV 'cuz Stone Cold says so. Don't believe me? See for yourself:


    via Kotaku


    Eye-kido: PS3's Kung Fu Live

    Get it? Aikido, Eye-kido? What? Fine, forget it..

    These "Eye" peripherals are pretty stupid, aren't they? A gloried digital camera that uses the player's likeness in your favorite Eye-games like.. Well none come to mind, probably because the Eye peripherals are stupid. Why are they stupid exactly? Because there was never a game like Kung Fu Live for them before.

    Kung Fu Live casts your likeness in the mean streets of Backalley USA, where brick walls are your home and belligerent thugs are your guests of honor. Looks like you'll really have to work to clean these streets, pucnhing and kicking your way through waves of meanies. The collision detection looks really slick for an Eye game, with enemies responding timely to the in-game manifestation of your corporeal attacks. That's right. And if that wasn't cool enough, cut scenes seem to be Quick Time Events where an outline is flashed on screen and you have to position your body to fit, capturing you in comic book styled panels. Sick!

    I've been anti-Eye peripherals since their Inception, but this Kung Fu Live thing might make me change my tune.


    Get Your Ass Under Mars

    Fact: Red Faction is a highly underrated series. Red Faction Guerrilla came out a few years ago with little fanfare, great reviews, solid gameplay, a seamless transition to the open world, and was a lot of fun. It flew under the radar for a lot of people, even with the RF series' solid lineage of past releases. 
    Now here we are waiting for the newest Red Faction, Armageddon, where much has changed from Guerrilla. As we can clearly see from the title, shit is going down. Gone are the days of freedom fighting, we're now in a time of living underground and warring with an unknown mutant-monster type of enemy. I'm gonna miss the dusty red surface of Mars, but as long as we can disintegrate the hell out of some underground structures, I'm still game.


    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Shinku Tatsumakisenpukyakus

    Drawn by Genzo, for Udon's Art of Capcom 2. See it full size here.


    Review: Red Dead Redemption

    A few years removed from spiritual predecessor Grand Theft Auto 4, Red Dead Redemption is Rockstar's latest offering in a long line of open world crime games. And while RDR is set some hundred-odd years before the GTA series, the setting may be the only major difference between games. Does this work in Redemption's favor or not? Read on to find out.

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    Do Games Hate Skaters?

    Skateboard and snowboard enthusiasts Knife Show live in a world where dudes just want to board. I don't know how to skate, but damn do I want to live in their world too, because it's fused seamlessly with some parts of a video game world! Thwomps, the Pac Man ghosts, the Portal Gun.. Can I get in on that? Probably not, looks like I need to learn how to shred first.

    This video combines some slick skating, awesome post production work, and a killer soundtrack by hip hop group Ground Up Sounds. That first beat is fucking nuts! It's all very reminiscent of another real-world-meets-video-games video that we saw in the past, and while that one may be better done, this one has better music. So hah!


    Crysis 2 Collector's Edition Blings at $200

    How much are you willing to pay for a Collector's Edition of a game? Crysis 2 is willing to bet you a bunch of crap that you'll pay $200 for their Collector's Edition. Aside from the game, the package supposedly includes a backpack styled to look like the protagonist's Nano Suit, a steelbook case, an 8 inch tall statuette, exclusive in-game unlockable content, and more. 

    Okay, 200 bones is a lot of money to spend on something game related, that's not a system. I don't mind special editions that come with handy things, like GTA4. I'm still using that lockbox it came with to store important documents (and drugs) and the duffel bag came in handy on my travels before the zippers broke. Cheap piece of crap. However that special edition was only $90. I have to pay more than double for a bookbag and a statue? Man, I have a hard enough time bringing myself to pay $60 for these half-assed games that seemed to be released every week, now you want me to pay $200 for some shit that will probably be released as DLC? C'mon


    Finish Him! An Aborted Mortal Kombat Game

    Game Informer recently interviewed Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, who spilled the beans on a Mortal Kombat game that was a fatality early in it's development. Developers started work on the game shortly after releasing Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, the dope coop beat 'em up that has players control Liu Kang and Kung Lao. It's so sad to hear that the successor, Mortal Kombat: Fire and Ice, which was set to star Sub Zero and Scorpion, was scrapped due to time constraints. Why?! 

    Mr. Boon must have not gotten the memo from gamers on Shaolin Monks' reception. It kicked ass, man! It was fucking awesome! So awesome, that a friend and I loaded up on coffee and played for about 12 straight hours, from 8pm to 8am, and enjoyed every last minute of it. Just couldn't get enough of mincing dudes with Kung Lao's hat.

    After the game was beaten, Sub Zero and Scorpion became selectable characters in story mode but it was weird to see the two Lin Kuei assassins referring to each other as Liu Kang and Kung Lao in the cut scenes. So, if they thought that unlockable was good enough to can an entire game dedicated to Sub Zero and Scorpion, think again.