So, I just wrapped up the single player run of Mafia 2 for the PS3.
I originally got the game for free as a “thank you” for helping put together the release party for it back in August. But the version they sent was for the XBox, and it took me forever to convince someone at GameStop to let me swap it out for a PS3 version (thanks, Stuart!).
So, months after everyone else got their hands on the world of Vito, Joey and Mafia 2, I finally got to play!
Initially I thought I had figured out the game before I ever even popped it in the machine. I was sure it was basically GTA4, but set in the 1940′s.
When I first got the invite to the press screening for “Fast Five“, I actually cringed a little.
I saw the original “The Fast and the Furious” back in the day, and felt that the characters and story arcs were sufficiently wrapped up in that film and that there was no need for a sequel…. let alone FOUR SEQUELS.
I had actually all but written the review for the film before the lights in the theater even finished dimming.
And I’m happy to say that my opinion going in was…..
My e-Bay store is now at 999 feedback! Woo Hoo!
Who will be my 1,000th feedbacker?!?!
For my audition for Face Off Season 2 on SyFy, I needed to apply an appliance that I made, and I needed to apply it in under 15 minutes. It needed to make me into someone else, and after much debate, I decided to go for a half face torn open with lizard skin underneath. Basically, an homage to the TV series V, as well as an homage to Face Off, since half my Face would be…. well… Off.
I didn’t have a lot of time to make it, and it needed to be as simple as possible if I was going to be able to apply it in under 15 minutes.
I started off with a lifecast of myself from a few years back and some oil based clay.
If you don’t have a lifecast, you can use a mannequin head.
I sculpted the piece pretty quickly, the hardest part was getting the lizard scales aligned, but I think it came out pretty sweet!
Once I had it looking the way I wanted, built a small clay wall around the outer edge of the appliance to keep the plaster from getting everywhere.
The next step was to coat everything with Vaseline. The Vaseline keeps the plaster mold that we’re about to pour from sticking to the plaster face, and makes sure the clay comes out of the mold more easily later.
As I was under the gun, I used whatever plaster I had laying around, which happened to be Plaster of Paris. It’s not the best choice, but it will do in a pinch! The optimal choices are Hydrocal or UltraCal. But I didn’t have time to run out and get some.
I’m pretty sure that this is the squirrel that’s been invading my attic!!
Looks like the 10th season of Smallville on the CW is the season they bring in everyone they possibly can from the DC Universe!
So far we’ve seen most of the Legion of Superheroes, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Braniac, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, Bizarro, Metallo, Doomsday, Toyman, Mxyzptlk, The Flash, The Wonder Twins, and many, many more.
Now they’re bringing in 2 new characters for an upcoming episode titled “Booster”.
When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I assumed it would ultimately degrade into a 2 hour long, non-stop ramble of dick and fart jokes with a deep underscore of “Legalize It!”
Well, I saw a preview screening tonight and I can honestly say….
I was right.
I can sum this movie up in two words.
I know it’s one word, just say it really loud. Twice.
A few years back I was interviewed by Indy Mogul’s Hollywood FX show. If you haven’t seen it, here it is. If you just want to see the brain splat, fast forward to 4:17:
To this day I still get e-mails from people asking for more detail on the rig I made to blow Erik’s brains out.
As much fun as it is to burn through a new game and then return it and pick up a new one, there are a few games that are worth holding on to.
Some, because they have re-playability that is unrivaled. Others keep getting updates and are refreshed often enough to stay in your library for a long time.
In no particular order…
It came out right at the end of the home music fad, and assuming that you already had Rock Band 1 and 2 (or any of the other expansions) and a set of instruments, this game tops the list. It’s a lot easier to play with a group of friends, has a HUGE library of songs (both included and downloadable), and even has access to some cool new instruments! With the addition of the Keyboard and the stringed guitar, this is the elite game to have, but if you never got past buying Rock Band 1 or 2, you’re still good to go. Just having any one game of the series with instruments means you’re ready just in case a group of friend’s stop by and want to ROCK!