Saturday, August 21, 2010


Ok, lets get ones thing straight. I dislike cubeecraft. Not because of the designs, or the models in general, but the build process. It's terrible. Because they believe that nobody in the world has a stick of glue, they've restricted themselves to used clip-in tabs. THEY SUCK! To tell you the truth, I would've made about a million cubeecrafts if not for this major flaw in design.

FX is returning...

My fave website of all time, FX CONSOLE, is slowly returning to it's glory days with a recent spike in old member activity.
This is a great thing. For about a year now, none of the mods or admins have been checking in apart from me. It was a sad time, but now it appears we are back! Jun, Avenlc1, megafatboy and a whole heap of new members are here.
Here's some of the models peoples are making.

Rockband 3 setlist revealed!

- Amy Winehouse – Rehab
- Anthrax – Caught In A Mosh
- At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
- Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot
- B-52′s – Rock Lobster
- The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Live)
- Big Country – In a Big Country
- Blondie – Heart of Glass
- Bob Marley & The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up
- The Bronx – False Alarm
- Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4
- The Cure – Just Like Heaven
- David Bowie – Space Oddity
- Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
- Def Leppard – Foolin'
- Devo – Whip It
- Dio – Rainbow in the Dark
- Dire Straits – Walk of Life
- Doobie Brothers – China Grove
- The Doors – Break On Through
- Dover – King George
- Echo and the Bunnymen – Killing Moon
- Elton John – Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
- Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
- Filter – Hey Man, Nice Shot
- Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
- Foreigner – Cold as Ice
- Golden Earring – Radar Love
- HIM – Killing Loneliness
- Huey Lewis and the News – The Power of Love
- Hypernova – Viva La Resistance
- Ida Maria – Oh My God
- INXS – Need You Tonight
- J. Geils Band – Centerfold
- James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
- Jane's Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
- Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
- Joan Jett – I Love Rock and Roll
- John Lennon – Imagine
- Juanes – Me Enamora
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
- Mana – Oye Mi Amor
- Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
- Metric – Combat Baby

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Apple announces press conference for angry iPhone 4 adopters

Following yet another bout of negative press regarding the iPhone 4's reception problems, Apple has announced that they will be holding a press conference this Friday to formally address the issue.


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Monday, June 7, 2010

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Preview

In all honesty, I haven't been over the moon about Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. This game has you switching between four different Spider-Men in their respective universes as you try to fight an overwhelming evil that threatens to destroy everything. That sounds cool and I'm a man who loves webswinging around levels, but all the universe hopping has me worried. Spider-Man is – and comics games in general are -- about a story, in my eyes. Are we going to get to know these characters? Will the story evolve beyond, "We have to save the world by punching Villain X in the face"?

I don't have the answers for you, but after seeing Activision's E3 demonstration, I do know that the third universe in this game is Spider-Man 2099 and it's pretty sweet looking.
If you missed the 1992 debut of Spider-Man 2099, this version of Spidey takes place in the far-flung future. There, geneticist Miguel O'Hara was studying the original Spider-Man and ends up getting spider-like abilities from messing with his own DNA while trying to cure himself after being poisoned. O'Hara notices the abilities, grabs a costume he had for the Day of the Dead celebrations, and – voila – we have a new Spider-Man.

When Beenox Studios got to the 2099 part of its demo – before that the developers showcased the Amazing universe and Noir universe, but you know all about those – it was hard not to get excited about the inclusion of this superhero. Amazing looks like the Spider-Man we all know and Noir is just a darker looking webhead, but 2099 looks unlike anything I've seen in a Spider-Man game before. Sure you could unlock this costume in other Spidey games, but the artistic vision surrounding this area is so different from what we know as gamers.

The demo began with Spider-Man freefalling in his slick-looking dark blue and dark red suit while flying cars whizzed by underneath him. The screen was saturated with neon colors, filled with holographic "Stark" and "Osborn" signs, and set among buildings that had the clean, futuristic look to them that fans will recognize from the comic book series. When Spidey landed, you really got to take in the detail on his suit, the talons coming off his arms, and what Beenox did with this universe's villain, the Hobgoblin.

In the past, Activision has said that this game will have a major villain designated to each level – Amazing has Kraven so far and Noir has the circus freak version of Norman Osborn known as the Goblin so far. Apparently, fans told the company that they loved boss battles, so that's the focus for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. In the first demos, this looked like it was simply an aesthetic choice. Spider-Man was going to fight Kraven the hunter, so the level was set in the jungle. However, in 2099, you kind of see what Beenox and Activision have been driving at with this boss/level relationship.

Here, we're in a world where the normal ride to work is through the air, so having a villain like Hobgoblin 2099 – a monster of a man clad in blue and orange – swoop in with his massive wings and engage Spider-Man from the sky makes sense. Hobby'll throw bombs that the player can web and hurl back at him, but Spider-Man's also going to be able to web the baddie, pulled himself close, and begin duking it out in the air.

With the neon lights of the future as your backdrop and cars speeding by underneath you, the scene is pretty damn cool. Eventually in the demo, Hobgoblin retreats to the top of a building and shoots down the center of it. Spider-Man follows, and the player needs to guide the freefalling superhero past obstructions and to the villain below.

Each Spider-Man in Shattered Dimensions is going to be voiced by someone who has played the character in the past. Remember the Spider-Man cartoon from the '90s? Well, Christopher Daniel Barnes played Spidey in that and is back to be Spider-Man Noir. When it comes to Spider-Man 2099, Dan Gilvezan, the voice of Spidey on the '80s cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, will be lending his pipes. No word on the voice for the Amazing universe, and Activision is mum on what the fourth universe will be.

As a comic nerd and someone who has been wronged by Spidey games in the past, I'm trying to keep my expectations in check while watching this game and wondering how it's all going to come together. However, after seeing the 2099 demo, I can say for the first time that I really want to play Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The future looks cool, and I want to be a part of it.

Oh, Mr. Parker, please be good to me.

Friday, June 4, 2010

New star wars TFU2 pics

Hey stuffers,
some new SWTFU2 pics have been released:

Is it just me, or is his right eye blue? You probably can't tell from the smaller size image, to see the large version
Maybe it's just a mistake...what do you think? Sound off in the comments!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Hey guys. You know the site I mentioned a while back, FX console? Well, after 2 years in hibernation..ITS BACK!
I'm an admin on the forums and have been painfully forced (nr, but I did anyway) to check daily to make sure no spam popped up or whatever.
Now, the creator of the gadget series, FX console itself, and the mother of awesome, JUN, is back!
So you can expect to see the sight regularly updated again, so head over to


Great Deviant Art work I found today.

Check this out.

This work is by gereksiztara on deviant art. Make sure you check out her page:
She has heaps of great Deviations, so make sure you check it out!
EDIT: right click, view image to see the whole thing..darn blogger cuts off the sides..

Harry Potter ATDH game ZOMG WTH?

For the last few Harry Potter videogames, the fun has been investigating Hogwarts, mixing up potions, and finding hundreds of collectables hidden in the halls. In fact, if there was one part that always seemed to be "so-so," it was the wand-based combat. It seemed like Harry would just plant his feet, hurl a few incantations, and you'd move on to doing something more fun. Knowing all of that, it was a bit shocking to play the latest Chosen One videogame recently.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1 is a third-person shooter where your wand is the stand-in for a gun. Believe it. Hogwarts is gone this time around and instead you step behind Harry's spectacles as he runs about England fighting Death Eaters and tracking He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Rather than eating chocolate frogs and figuring out how to ride a broom, the Deathly Hallows is all about life and death so EA decided to make the game follow the book and film's more serious direction.

This seems like a bizarre move move by EA, but from what I've seen from the trailer (below), it looks like this could truly be a great new angle on the Potter games.
EDIT: you might wanto go fullscreen with this video, otherwise the right side of the video is cut off..