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7Feb/100

Anne Hathaway in British GQ

Oh those damn Brits ... getting all the cool stuff.

But regardless of that, this is quite possibly her best photoshoot to date. Bar none. I of course deem it friendly for work, so no jumps necessary here ... unless you're working in a church or something I suppose.

3Feb/101

Tic Tac Toe and “Rage Quitting”

Rage Quitting has been a part of gaming since the beginning. Your friend gets pissed off at you because you’re either winning or about to win and just up and quits. With Xbox Live, it’s a bit more apparent.

But I found out earlier that people will do it with Tic Tac Toe of all things.

I picked up an iPhone/iPod Touch game earlier called Tic Tac Toe Free. It is what it says it is … a free Tic Tac Toe game. Nothing overly fancy or mind blowing about the gameplay. It’s Tic Tac Toe. On a touch screen.

This does however have 3 different difficulty levels, support for OpenFeint achievements which OpenFeint for those who don’t know is in it’s simplest terms is kinda like Xbox Live Gold for iPhones that doesn’t cost anything and doesn’t bother you with loads of ads and has support for chat and forums and all that mess.

The last 5 games I’ve played online, as soon as whoever it was on the other end figured out they were going to lose, they quit. Luckily as far as I know there isn’t any voice support so I don’t have to worry about them calling me some idiotic name before they quit.

But still. That’s hilarious to me that people would Rage Quit THAT game of all games.

But Tic Tac Toe is BEYOND simple. There’s no aiming, no moving, no hiding behind something with a sniper rifle … if nothing else it’s the simplest thing in the world to force the game into a stalemate. Just actually WINNING gets tough sometimes depending on who you’re playing against. :)

I just don’t get it.

But yeah, if you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch check out “Tic Tac Toe Free” … and maybe you’ll see me playin online on there sometimes under the handle Dhalamar … though I just tend to pop in for a round or two out of boredom. That also happens to be my OpenFeint handle as well.

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3Feb/101

Fan made Final Fight movie trailer

If only this was a real movie. Don’t fuck with the mustache, yo.

I hope they make more of this with fight scenes.

And if you don’t know what Final Fight is, then what are you doing here.  Go get it. It’s out for damn near everything. You can probably find the butchered SNES version on the Wii’s virtual console if that’s your style. And I’ve heard it may be coming to XBLA soon too, or at least a version OF it.

Sure, Streets of Rage was better, but in the end Final Fight has a special place in my black little heart because it was faster paced.

Watch the video, and then go play it. I’m sure if you’re a cheap bastard you can snag an emulator somewhere.

via Destructoid

3Feb/100

Gameloft is gearing up to release Brothers in Arms 2 for the iPhone/iPod Touch

Why do I bother adding in the iPod Touch? Because I can’t be bothered to get an iPhone because I’m perfectly happy with my iPod Touch. That being said, yeah. It’s set to drop pretty soon, and unlike it’s 2008 predecessor which played in a 3rd person Gears of War-esque perspective this is going to be a first person shooter. Presumably it’s going to run off the same engine that powers Modern Combat : Sandstorm which has a strong Call of Duty style of gameplay.

Which means those of you who are hoping for the more tactical stuff are probably going to be disappointed. People like me who think run and gun style shooters have always been the way to go will probably love it though … even though the Call of Duty style gameplay is a bit slow paced for my tastes. But then again, this is using a touch screen, if it’s too fast it’d be too much of a bitch to play except in multiplayer.

And the story mode according to PocketGamer is no slouch either lasting about 6 hours. Which, in console terms is pathetic BUT for a handheld device like this … that’s a hell of a long time. And a multiplayer mode for up to 6 players, which is definitely a high point due to the fact that Modern Combat only supports 4 (it’s still fun as hell though and highly recommended).

I was a little harsh in my review of the first one Hour of Heroes (still gave it a decent score though), mainly due to the fact it was released when the app store was still relatively new. The control is a little wonky, the animation leaves much to be desired. But these types of games have definitely grown since then as proven by games like Eliminate, Modern Combat and Terminator Salvation.

Either way, I’m personally looking forward to this … I just don’t know if I’ll pick it up on launch day or not. Just depends on what kind of mood I’m in.

Hit the jump for some screenshots courtesy of PocketGamer.

Good Lord I’m glad I don’t have a Nintendo DS anymore.

1Feb/102

Xbox Live Indie Game Review - Office DisOrders

xboxboxart This got released as Office Politics, but for whatever reason (I think copyright crap) the developer had to take it down. Now, I didn’t get it then because quite honestly the game looked like The Sims to me. And I can’t stand that game, I’ve NEVER understood the point with the The Sims.

Thankfully, this … unlike The Sims … is actually a game.

The whole game is basically a satire on what it’s like to work in an office. And, thankfully, it doesn’t take itself very seriously as a result of that.

The first time I ran it, I spent just about an hour with it and didn’t even finish it, which is kind of surprising for an 80 point game, because most of them are either just bad games that don’t last very long or arcade style games that are meant to be played for a few minutes and go. It actually took me about 2 hours to beat this all the way through.