“Turbo” Amazes, Rips Off Street Fighter 7 Alpha CE

8 10 2009

Okay, so there’s not really a game called Street Fighter 7 Alpha Championship Edition. HOWEVER, if there was, it would probably look like the awesome “Super Turbo Arena 2” that is the gamersport played in the year 2051, as portrayed in the amazing action-short “Turbo”.

Check out this trailer:

Any gamer who has a pulse HAS to be excited to see this kind of thing. Personally, I’d love to see a feature-length version of the same story.

Mind, you, the story is a little played out: “kid with dead-end life is good at something. Really good. Has a family member with a disability though and needs to be responsible for him. Girl rival sees talent and gives dead-end kid encouragement and a chance to succeed. Epic battle against the evil reigning champion for all the glory ensues. Cut to black.”

So yeah, it’s pretty much Karate Kid for the Street Fighter/virtual reality set. But honestly, does that sound bad?

No. It sounds like awesome meat piled high on an awesome burger with a side of awesome fries.

Not to mention, I’d give a body part to be able to play this game. The time is coming though, and it’s not as far as 2051, says this OtakuDad.

To see the entirety of Turbo (and you should), check it out at Vimeo.


Oh, and ladies? I hear there’s a guy from Twilight in there. I have no idea, because I don’t dig on vampire porn. But yeah. Figured you should know.





"Turbo" Amazes, Rips Off Street Fighter 7 Alpha CE

8 10 2009

Okay, so there’s not really a game called Street Fighter 7 Alpha Championship Edition. HOWEVER, if there was, it would probably look like the awesome “Super Turbo Arena 2” that is the gamersport played in the year 2051, as portrayed in the amazing action-short “Turbo”.

Check out this trailer:

Any gamer who has a pulse HAS to be excited to see this kind of thing. Personally, I’d love to see a feature-length version of the same story.

Mind, you, the story is a little played out: “kid with dead-end life is good at something. Really good. Has a family member with a disability though and needs to be responsible for him. Girl rival sees talent and gives dead-end kid encouragement and a chance to succeed. Epic battle against the evil reigning champion for all the glory ensues. Cut to black.”

So yeah, it’s pretty much Karate Kid for the Street Fighter/virtual reality set. But honestly, does that sound bad?

No. It sounds like awesome meat piled high on an awesome burger with a side of awesome fries.

Not to mention, I’d give a body part to be able to play this game. The time is coming though, and it’s not as far as 2051, says this OtakuDad.

To see the entirety of Turbo (and you should), check it out at Vimeo.


Oh, and ladies? I hear there’s a guy from Twilight in there. I have no idea, because I don’t dig on vampire porn. But yeah. Figured you should know.





Film Review – Dangerous Calling

10 03 2009

Dangerous Calling

So it was one of those days.  I had recently (within the week) written my blog post about my perspective on the relatively nascent Christian film industry, and my feelings about how many Christian films lose the art for the sake of the message.  Some people agreed, others thought that perhaps without the main focus being the message, that the films then became something other than Christian film entirely.  And I also somehow gained a follower on Twitter that week, that seemed like spam at first.  The name was “DangerousCallin” and seemed to only be hyping a film, Dangerous Calling by the “Daws Brothers”.  I had heard nothing of this film or its makers, but the idea alone sounded–well, a bit ludicrous:  a thriller (meaning murder and suspense, people…) based in the world of church politics.

However, I saw that the “tweeter”(?) had offered to let someone have a copy to review, so I figured, what the heck… I’d see if he’d send a copy my way so I could check it out and give it a fair shake.  He read my post about the criticism of Christian film, and agreed to send me a copy for review.  (So, for full disclosure, I received a copy of the film for free, for review purposes.  This is commonplace in review circles, but just to be completely transparent, I want to throw that out there.)

It sat on my nightstand for literally over two weeks, as I had other things to do, and I honestly didn’t expect much of the film.  After all, Christian film had burned me in the past, and I figured that if this guy was sending me a copy after reading my article, it probably ditched all semblance of Christianity, and tried full-out to be simply a slasher film aimed at pulling in unsuspecting Christian audiences, or very light intrigue on top of a preachy film…one or the other, right?   Read the rest of this entry »





Video Game Films: Do They Have To Suck?

22 11 2008
This is why we cant have nice things.

This is why we can't have nice things.

There is most definitely a symbiotic relationship between video games and the film industry.  Which makes sense, given that both are utilizing a visual medium, and that both (typically) involve main characters, a plot about conflict, and often resort to violence as a means of solving said conflict. 

And the relationship extends beyond the normal as well, when there are crossover experiences.  Video games based upon movie franchises are often terrible, and usually never get much beyond “okay”.  Even with recent titles from normally good developers, these licensed properties are mediocre, at best.

Worse than the game-from-a-movie, however, are movies based on games.  They typically open well, due to large throngs of gamers hoping desparately for a quality film that will rival their love for the game itself.  In later weeks, however, the viewership declines quickly, as people recognize the film for the terrible translation that it is, and general audiences aren’t lured by the subject matter.  

Recently, Max Payne, starring Mark Wahlberg, defined this phenomenon by opening as the #1 film for the week, then quickly dropped off the charts due to bad reviews and lackluster plotlines.  Previously, however, there have been many game-to-film instances to back up this do-well-then-fail-quickly-thereafter routine: Street Fighter, Wing Commander, Mortal Kombat, Alone In The Dark, Bloodrayne, Hitman, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Silent Hill, Doom, and many more. Read the rest of this entry »