Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... something?!?

I really don't know where to start on this one (probably should do a quote from one of the books)
  *runs to book shelf, ruffles through pages*
I got it!!

           " A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have."
(wait, how does that relate to what I am talking about)

           " forty-two"
(I guess people would get it, but it really doesn't make sense why I would have it here either)

Just, "Don't Panic" I'll get to what I'm talking about...

    hey!! I did it

Okay, moving past that, what I really want to talk about is that someone is doing something with The Hicthhiker's guide to the Galaxy. I really don't know what it is, all I know is that Hothead Games ( or has something to do with it but they never said what. If you like to use deductive reasoning, you might have figured that this is going to be a video game, but in both of the websites they don't say anything about it. I honestly, think it will be an app for tablets or smart phones where you can just access random, made-up information about different places in the universe. (and if they did that then it would sorta look the way it did in the movie)
So, if you like The Hicthhiker's guide to the Galaxy or find any of this interesting, you can sign up for the mailing list they have on

So, to any and all who are reading this (probably no one) stick out your thumb, comment, criticize, and all that other good stuff.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Video games now legally art!!

"What does this mean?" you might be asking yourself. (and I have no idea)
All I know is that last week The National Endowment for the Arts legally changed their definition of art.
The change will be beginning in 2012; stating:

       Projects may include high profile multi-part or single television and radio programs (documentaries and dramatic narratives); media created for theatrical release; performance programs; artistic segments for use within an existing series; multi-part webisodes; installations; and interactive games.

Now you guys probably have another question on your mind, "what the heck is The National Endowment for the Arts?" 
And I will answer said question by quoting the greatest source of all information, (Wikipedia)

       The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence; the NEA is "dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education"

So, what all of these quotes mean is...
Video Games are now legally considered an art form by the government. (suck it Ebert)
"And what will happen to video games and the gaming community as a whole?" you ask. (boy, you are just full of questions today aren't you) 
Now, no one is quite sure what exactly will happen, due to this change, come 2012, (you say apocalypse) but I say, since the NEA awards financial grants to artist and/or creative projects, we might be seeing a lot more independent game developers coming into the market. And with indie games sweeping away the competition lately, it might be interesting to see what people will be able to do with a little bit of extra money.

Well, to any and all who are reading this (which is probably no one) stay tuned, comment, criticize, and all that other good stuff.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thor: the movie review

I should start off saying that Thor can be reviewed two different ways

  1. being to review it as a stand-alone movie with no outside factors going into it
  2. being to review it as a part of a comic-book movie series
If I were to review it as a stand-alone movie it would get a horrible score. It has a forgettable, almost non-existent plot, everything is way over-the-top, and it doesn't  seem realistic at all. But, I am not reviewing it as a stand-alone movie, because it's not. It is part of a bigger comic-book movie series, and everything in it is justified  with that in mind.
And, with that being said...


Of course, the movie was ,by far, not perfect. The plot  really wasn't a big thing in the movie, it was separated into very different parts, and it made it seem very inconsistent. the beginning explained the origins of Asgard and Thor, and included what I like to call every super-heroes "bad-ass moment" (where he or she shows off what they can do and everyone says "that was bad-ass") but that one scene took about ten to twenty minutes, and it seem very prolonged and unessential. What happened in those twenty minutes could have been explained in about five, but the small things they did add into it helped create the world around them, and that is always a good thing.
The second part of the movie was goes a little bit like this: talk, talk, talk, mild plot twist, bad guy talks, and they all talk some more.
The third part of the movie was the big action scene/resolution. Before this part I was very disappointed in the movie for the above reasons. But at the start of the third part something so cliche and over-done happened, and I have no idea how, but it made me love the movie. I remember sitting in my seat, before it happened, thinking  about how disappointed I was, but then the moment happened and a giant smile went across my face.

Here would usually be where someone would rate the movie, but I'm not going to do that (ha, I being different internet) but I will give my final thoughts.

The movie had great acting and everyones role was believable. The scenery was exaggerated a bit, but when everything came together it justified all of it. I do recommend this movie, but only to people who are interested in it, and if you have a certain mind-frame going in.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Project Cafe

I really wanted my first real post to be about the new nintendo console in the works, Project Cafe.
But the more I looked up for it, the more I thought, what was I going to write about. (and honestly I don't even know where I am going with this right now)

For any one you who doesn't know what Project Cafe is, 
It is the internet given name for the confirmed, new Nintendo console that will be "playable" at E3 this year, and that is really all we know about it.  The day it was confirmed to be real by Nintendo the internet was bombed with speculations and rumors, and while most sound extremely cool and quite possible, absolutely none of it is confirmed by Nintendo. 

Some of the major gaming websites have had these few rumors in common on their lists:

  • Probably the biggest and most diverse rumor is about the controller 
    • most of the rumors say it will be more-or-less like the GameCube or classic controller, but it is said to have a touch screen like the DS
    • I think that this would be an interesting way for Nintendo to go back to the traditional style of gaming while still giving it something new and innovative
    • There have been some ideas on what they would look like:

This one I think looks ugly, but it gives you a nice idea on what it might look like

This one I think looks more realistic, but a little awkward to hold

  • The next major rumor (without all the techno-bable that makes me feel stupid) is that it will have graphics and power on par with, if not better than, the current Xbox 360 and PS3
    • This rumor almost has to be true. When the Wii came out and Nintendo said they were going to make a system less powerful then their current competitors, it blew people's minds. 
    • With that being said though, I know Nintendo isn't stupid enough to not know that people like a powerful system. And if this system is supposedly for more of the hard-core gamer than the Wii was, (and honestly that isn't hard to do) they will need to have a lot of power to support a lot more hard-core games

When I read over what I have so far, I still don't know what to think. I covered what I thought was important,  but I feel I left out minor things about the system.
I think that because I take rumors with a very fine grain of sand (if thats even the phrase) it is so hard for me to write about something that no one knows anything about. (so honestly there was no point in making this post!!!)

So to any and all who are reading this (again, probably no one) I hope you enjoyed my mash-up of text vomit, and  comment, criticize, and all that other good stuff.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Rundown...

This is the first post of my blog of Darth Vader is a Zelda fan.
What I want this blog to be is a sort of a compilation of random information and news that I find interesting or important to The Kingdom of Nerds (yes I just said that)
       note: parentheses will be used a lot

I do plan on making other blogs about more things like reviews of things and also my own works as an aspiring writer, but I think for now I will just keep everything on this one (at least until I can get comfortable with how all of this works)

Well, to any and all who are reading this (which is probably no one) stay tuned, comment, criticize, and all that other good stuff.