All-Pro Football 2K8 Update

April 30, 2007

Posted by Chris:

I’m a few days late on this, but Visual Concepts has launched the official All-Pro Football 2K8 website.  You can see a listing of some of the players you’ll be able to use by mousing over the header image there.   I couldn’t help but notice that O.J. Simpson is listed.  I find that intersting, to say the least.  I mean, sure, he’s one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, but you know… he did murder his wife and all… 

If you have read the Game Informer article, there’s not alot new here, but I’m sure the site wil be updated with information over the next few weeks.  Find the website HERE.

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Flashback: Operation Flashpoint

April 30, 2007

Posted by Martin:

Starting a new segment that will take place each Monday, and we’ll take you back to a game in one of our histories.

Since Tactical Shooter is probably one of my favorite genres, I’ll go back to the ultimate Tactical Shooter. Or, at least, what the developers were hoping to be the ultimate Tactical Shooter, but fell short somewhere along the line. Operation Flashpoint.thumb_apoxz3.jpg

Oh, how I wanted this game to be amazing. On paper, it should have been. An entire island was your battleground where combined forces fought each other providing you the opportunity to play as an infantryman, a tanker, and even an A-10 pilot. You were incredibly vulnerable, and would be forced to use your team, environment, and your wits to survive. Never had this grand scheme of combat been attempted.

However, it fell short somewhere along the way. This isn’t saying that it was a bad game. It was better than a lot of what was out there at the time. But it could have been more. Read the rest of this entry »


Wednesday is Crotch Kick Day

April 30, 2007

Every Wednesday, we’ll dole out our Crotch Kick of the week to the person we find to be most deserving of such an honor.  We’d love to have some audience participation for this one, which means you have two ways of becoming as famous as we are:

  1. Do something so moronic that you really need to be kicked in the crotch.  We’ll need proof, of course.
  2. Nominate someone who is deserving of a kick to the testes, and tell us why. 

Send your submissions to BigFat50Cal@gmail.com.  Go ahead, give us your worst.


Stupid News Roundup

April 30, 2007

Posted by Chris:

Everyone’s got their links to wierd news about stupid people.  I don’t want to fully jump on that bandwagon, but these are good enough that I figured I could at least run beside it for a while.  That was a lame use of that analogy.  Here is this week’s Stupid News:

Send your stupid news links to BigFat50Cal@gmail.com.


Beer of the Week

April 27, 2007

Posted by Martin:

Beer of the week starts, and this week we’ve selected Young’s Double Chocolate Stout to provide our opinions on. Brewed in England, this beer falls under the category of a sweet or milk stout, emphasizing a creamier and much lighter flavor than that which is typical of the darker beers.youngs_double_chocolate_stout.jpg

This is available in one’s beer supplier in both cans and bottles. The can contains a nitrogenated rocket widget, much like the Guinness bottles of television fame, which nitrogenates the beer during the pour, allowing for something that tastes closer to coming off of the tap than a regular bottle can provide. This also means that you really shouldn’t be drinking this from the can, and needs to be poured into a glass to be truly enjoyed. Don’t be that guy.

The cans come in four packs for around $8 to $10 or so, and the bottles are available in 500ml quantities for closer to $5 per helping. Thankfully, this is a beer that one doesn’t want to drink a whole lot of in one sitting, but that’s a good thing.

This is most certainly a dessert beer. It is best enjoyed by itself at a moderate pace. Additionally, letting the beer warm for a bit after being poured brings out quite a bit more of the flavor, so taking your time does you more good than harm. Due to its nature as a heavier, creamier beer, this is something that’s better for a cold Winter night than a Summer day on the beach. Read the rest of this entry »


Summer 2007 Movie Preview

April 26, 2007

Posted by Spencer:

I am going to look at some of the big, small and in between movies being released this summer. On to the movies!

Spider-Man 3
What can I say? Big budget, big stars, this movie has the makings of a summer blockbuster. I can hardly contain my excitement at the prospect of seeing Venom in all his glory on the big screen. Will three enemies and two love interests be too much for Spider Man to handle? Comic geeks are certainly going to have a good time, but will the movie have any staying power past opening weekend? I have high hopes that Spider-Man 3 will live up to the hype just as the first two in the series have done.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
I was a latecomer when it came to the second installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, I didn’t see it until it was out on DVD. One of the reasons I waited was so many people gave it lukewarm reviews and I have such a fondness for The Curse of the Black Pearl. How could a movie wrapped up so nicely have a sequel? One person I asked about it said: “I don’t know if I like it, it is going to depend on how the third movie is.” The second Pirates posed many more questions than it answered, hopefully the end of the trilogy will be able to answer those questions. My biggest fear with this film is it relying too much on the slapstick, campy comedy that detracted from the second film (I am looking at you hamster wheel sword-fight!) I hope there is a gritty, dark feel a title like At World’s End lends itself to.

Ratatouille
Ah, Pixar, in my mind you can do no wrong. Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, need I go on? Even 2006’s Cars which is absolutely not something I am interested in I have watched over and over. I am going to be going into this movie knowing nothing about it except for watching the teaser trailer from last year and I expect I am going to love every minute of it.

Rush Hour 3
I didn’t even know this was being made? Is this really necessary? Jackie Chan is talented in many, many ways but I for one think he could better fill his wallet doing new stuff rather than sequel after sequel.

Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Perhaps this would have been a worthwhile film ten years ago. The original Bean movie didn’t do all that well, I expect this will be a flop.

Underdog
Did we learn nothing from the Garfield movie(s)? Take a thirty plus year old cartoon and make it into a live action movie? As I remember it, didn’t the dog have to pop pills to become strong and fly? Think of the children! This is going to be terrible.


A special bank robbery, for a very special boob job

April 26, 2007

Posted by Chris:

So this is your average “Austrian automechanic boy meets girl-who’s-really-a-boy” story.  It seems this girl-boy and his/her boyfriend want some D-cups installed, but they don’t have enough euros or marks or whatever the hell passes for currency over there, so mr automechanic robs a bank.  Then he got caught, and now everyone, presumably including his parents and fellow automechanics, knows he’s a big freak. 

I’m not sure what is worse… getting caught robbing the bank, or getting caught in your own version of The Crying Game.  The original story is HERE.