Thursday, June 25, 2009


CNN has just confirmed that Jackson died after suffering from cardiac arrest at his home in LA.  Michael Jackson or the King of Pop (as he is referred to by myself and others) was a real trail blazer with his music and was probably the biggest star of my generation.  I remember growing up listening to his music and trying to dance like him (try not to picture that). 

Jackson was also a role model to millions with his work for getting awareness out for various issues.  Jackson’s most famous charitable work was writing and performing “We are the world with an array of artists From Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen, to raise money for children in Africa. 

It is unfortunate that in Michael last years, he was dogged by allegations of Child molestation.  Non of these claims were ever proven in court, but they were enough to sideline his career and his charitable work.  But in the last year he did start work on a new album and he was planning a new concert tour which will unfortunately not happen how.  This is sad news. I real hoped to see him bounce back, but I guess we will never see it. 

I thought I would leave you with a video of probably Michael’s  most famous song, Thriller. Rest in Peace Michael.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Trailer

For those that don’t know,  Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is a new series coming out this Fall, which tries to give the Cylon perspective on what happened during the five seasons of Battlestar Galactica.  I do have some reservations as to how much story they can really scrap out from the five seasons of Battlestar Galactica to make this series seem fresh and interesting. But, looking from the trailer it seems they do have a few good ideas.  In any case the series has some big shoes to fill since anyone that watched Battlestar knows that it was the best show on TV (and I don’t say that lightly). 

Friday, June 19, 2009

Natal 360?

e3-2009-microsoft-unveils-motion-camera-20090601031908694IGN is reporting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaking at the Executive Club of Chicago announced Microsoft's plans to ship a new console in the new year.  For weeks there have been rumours going around the internet that Project Natal would in fact not be a peripheral for the Xbox 360 like it was announced at E3, but would be its own system. 

Although these rumours may seem weird,  they do have some merit.  Nintendo originally was going to ship the Wii motion controller as a peripheral for the GameCube, but ended up  creating the Wii system since there was a perception issue with the GameCube that they knew they couldn’t overcome. 

When asked for comment,  Microsoft responded with this statement.

"As the Xbox team stated at E3 two weeks ago, we are not even halfway through the current console generation lifecycle and believe Xbox 360 will be the entertainment center in the home for long into the next decade. Project Natal will be an important part of this platform, but we have not confirmed a launch date at this time."

So in fact it will not be  a new console,  but they did confirm that Newer Xbox 360’s would be manufactured with some upgraded memory. To read the full story just follow the link to IGN’s post.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Metroid: Other M Nintendo Wii Trailer - E3 2009: Trailer

As many of you already know, this week E3 (a large Video Game Convention) is going on this week in Las Vegas.   There have been many interesting announcements and surprises that have come out at this convention, as the confirmation of many online rumours.  One such rumour was that Nintendo was going to present a new Metroid or Zelda game at the convention which they did with Metroid: Other M. 

Metroid: Other M strikes me as an interesting title since it is being produced by Team Ninja, which is known for very mature titles which include the Ninja Gaiden and the Dead or Alive series.  What this means for Metroid, I’m not sure since Nintendo is known for more family friendly titles and I’m not sure they will allow Metroid to go all the way mature.  In any case, based on this trailer we will be seeing a very different Metroid series ahead.