Streets of Rage 2 Soundtrack

Was at a Bowling Alley and they played a music that sounded like the one from the classic SEGA beat em up game, Bare Knuckles 2/Streets of Rage 2.

Of course, they definitely weren’t playing an old video game music but would be cool if they did play them. Some of these classic video games soundtrack can be under rated.

PS: Streets of Rage 2 (or Bare Knuckles 2) has one of the coolest VG soundtrack EVER. Beating up bad guys with A and B buttons have never been way cooler.

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Red Alert 3 cast revealed

The cast of Red Alert 3 has been revealed:

Courtesy of CNCNZ.com

Red Alert 3 is the latest game from the popular Command & Conquer franchise, a series known for its cheesy live action movies shown between missions to tell the story. In this installment:

…the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.

From the trailer you can see:

  • Evil Communist Russian with cheesy accent – played by Peter Stormare (Prison Break, Armageddon), Andrew Divoff (Patchy from LOST) and TIM CURRY!!
  • The clueless US president – played by JK Simmons of Spiderman fame
  • The old humble Allied General (Jonathan Pryce)
  • Hot Communication Officers – Gemma Atkinson 😯 Ivana Milicevic (the bad guy’s gf in Casino Royale) 😯 and Kelly Hu (X-men2) 😯
  • Tanya (now blonde and played by…Jenny McCarthy 🙄 )

With all the stuff mentioned above, you can be rest assured that the spirit of the old Red Alert games will be intact.

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But nothing can beat this legendary cutscene from RED ALERT 2

I don’t give a wooden nickel about your legacy!!

Resident Evil Degeneration trailer

New trailer for the upcoming straight-to-DVD CG “Non-Milla Jovovich Alice Bullshit” movie, Resident Evil Degeneration. You can find it here or watch it on Youtube below

It’s 7 years after the incident at the Raccoon City (that’s a year after RE4 and three years before the upcoming RE5).

…at an airport somewhere in the United States, on an ordinary autumn afternoon, a zombie is unleashed. Now, in an airport beginning to fill with the undead, the horrific disaster is about to repeat itself… Claire Redfield, now a member of an NGO supporting victims of bioterrorism and medical disasters, happens to be in the airport while Leon S. Kennedy comes to the site on a mission to take care of the incident.

IGN

It’s a RE2 reunion Yay! You have Leon (sadly, the super cheesy one liner action hero version of him from RE4), Claire (looking good) and a G-Virus monster?! (notice the big eye on the monster at the end of the trailer).

Here’s the funny thing; it’s such a coincidence that around the time of RE2, my friend and I made our own fictional Resident Evil 3 story starring Leon, Claire, Sherry, Chris, Jill, Barry, Rebecca and Hunk (basically everyone from the the first two games Hehe) and set it in an airport. The story we came up with was that the T-Virus & the G-Virus spread across the US and their only hope for escape is to go to the airport (now turned into a military controlled evacuation center). However, things went to shit quickly and Chris dies (sacrificing himself to save Claire). In the end, the survivors escaped to Europe by plane, not before fighting a T+G virus Tyrant of course LOL. Oh well, at least when RE3 got released we got the next best thing, Jill’s blue outfit 🙄

Resident Evil Degeneration18 Oct 2008 (in Japan that is….American release date unknown)

Images courtesy of IGN

Resident Evil 5

New trailer for Resident Evil 5

The story is set in 2008 (that’s ten years after events in Racoon City, five years after the downfall of Umbrella and four years after Leon’s adventure in RE4…I think I got the timeline right). Chris Redfield, the protagonist of the original game and last seen battling zombies in Siberia, is now working for a new Biohazard containment group and is on a mission in Africa to investigate a viral outbreak.

Few random thoughts on the plot:

–  Chris Redfield is the hero so expect his archenemy Albert Wesker to show up.

– We saw a glimpse of a blond female characterin the earlier trailer and on the magazine scans. A lot of people speculate that it is Sherry Birkin (the daughter of William, the mad scientist who was partly responsible for the outbreak in Racoon City..long story). I also think its Sherry Birkin and also believed that it would be stupid on the part of the game creator if it doesn’t turned to be her. Unlike characters like Rebecca or Carlos, Sherry’s story needs some closure. We last heard about her being taken custody by a man from the military (under a deal made by Leon – kinda sucks that we didn’t get to know more about this deal in RE4). I hope she isn’t a new character.

– Speaking of a new character, Chris will team up with a new female character rumored to be named Sheva. I hope she’s playable in the game.

– The game creator said that this game will delve into the origin of the virus. This makes sense considering how the ‘Mother Virus’ (all the viruses featured in the series  originated from this one) was discovered in Africa. According to the game’s mythology, the virus was discovered by three men: Ashford, Dr. Marcus and Ozwell Spencer. Only Spencer is still alive and haven’t been seen in any of the RE games (only mentioned). So I hope we’ll finally be able to see him in this one.

– The enemies? They certainly don’t look like those familiar slow walking zombies. Infected with mind controlling parasites like in RE4? I think it will be a combination of a virus (due to the plot point mentioned above) and a parasite (they behave like the enemies in RE4).

Resident Evil 5 to be released around 2009 for PS3 and Xbox360 (no Wii…yet)

FOR MOTHER RUSSIA!!!!

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is official. Here’s the the official announcement:

Redwood City, Calif., February 14, 2008 – After a seven-year hiatus, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the return of Red Alert, one of the most beloved and best-selling real time strategy (RTS) series of all time. Command & Conquer™: Red Alert™ 3, for the PC, Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, takes players on an epic adventure to a breathtaking alternate future spawned by time travel run amok . Developed by EA Los Angeles, Red Alert 3 breaks new ground in the RTS genre, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series’ light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

“The Red Alert games are known for challenging hardcore strategy gamers with depth, variety, and innovative gameplay. But they also belong to that rare breed of games that can draw in more casual players with their over-the-top stories, instantly accessible mechanics, and straight-to-the-fun design,” said Mike Verdu, General Manager of EALA. “With Red Alert 3, our team is continuing that proud tradition by introducing genre-first features like co-operative campaign play, which rewards veterans and casual players alike. In Red Alert 3, friends and family can always have your back!”

“It’s been too long.” said Chris Corry, Executive Producer at EALA. “Fans have been waiting for a new Red Alert game for seven years, and we’re working hard to ensure its well worth the wait. The team is staying true to the series’ roots while adding new elements like a co-operatively played story-driven campaign, an astounding new faction that will shake-up the Red Alert universe as we know it, and units that will help make Red Alert 3 everything our fans have been waiting for. And by bringing naval combat into the heart of the game design, we’re transporting that fast, fun and fluid C&C gameplay to the high-seas in ways that you’ve never seen before.”

Red Alert 3 Hot Russian Babe 

Never been a fan of CnC’s Tiberium storyline and Generals was just a fun game. But I was more into Red Alert series. I used to play Red Alert’scampaign everytime as soon as I go home from school. Screw homework, I’ll do that later; now I need to destroy this Soviet base. Then came Red Alert 2 which used to be the most talked about game in my class.

Naval Battle yes!

In the first game, the world has just survived the brutal WWII. Albert Einstein came up with a plan to travel back in time and erase Hitler from history. This prevented WWII from happening, well at least our version of WWII that is. As a result, the Soviets grew powerful and starts invading Europe. The Allies fought back and saved Europe. They install a puppet government in Russia who they thought would cause no harm. They thought wrong…

Tesla Trooper reporting

Enter Red Alert 2. Russia and her allies (Iraq, Cuba, etc) has been secretly building their army for world domination. Their first target, USA. It’s up to the US to regroup the Allies (now including Korea) to defeat the Soviet threat. Again, the good guys won but one of the Soviets, psychic madman Yuri surprised everyone with his secret psychic technology and enslave the world.

Allies Logo Soviet Logo

CnC Yuri’s Revenge has the Allies going back in time to stop Yuri from building up his psychic army. So what’s up with the story of this new game?

In Red Alert 3, the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.

Red Alert 3 asks the question “What If?” What if every bizarre research project and technology experiment for the last 70 years had actually borne fruit? What if the Philadelphia Experiment, time travel theory, teleportation, invisibility, Tesla technology, and a hundred other intriguing research projects had all paid off and gone mainstream? What if the Soviet Union survived and thrived; what would it look like 10 years in the future? What if the Japanese Empire had never fallen and instead became the ultimate high-tech military superpower? The end result is an imaginative and playful vision of an alternate future filled with possibility.

Time travelling storyline again? Do they ever learn not to mess with timelines LOL. Can’t wait to play futuristic Japanese army. 

Here’s the campy intro movie of Red Alert 2. Enjoy

“I don’t give a wooden nickel about your legacy!!”

Battle of the Bods

Battle of the Bods

Here’s a new reality TV show that I just found out about. It’s called Battle of the Bods and here’s how IGN describes it:

On Battle of the Bods, five female contestants rate themselves from 1-5 in order of attractiveness, based on different criteria, including their faces, butts, chest, legs and a full rank, in comparison to the other women. Meanwhile three men, hidden behind a one way mirror, also rate the girls. The girls win money based on how much their rankings match up with the men. And at the end of the show, the tables are turned, as the women get a chance to rate the men as they pose and try to guess how the women will rate them.

Haha! You could say that it’s an interesting study on how men and women view themselves and each other. But on the other hand, it is kind of a ridiculous concept for a show. I’m bored of reality show, I used to love it when it was new with the first few seasons of Survivor and Amazing Race. I even watch the first season of the Bachelor and even Paradise Hotel!!! Then came shows like Lost and Arrested Developmentwhich brought back serialized Drama and Comedy respectively. I guess with the Writer’s Strike still going on with no hint of a resolution in sight, reality show genre is going to have a field day. So yeah, I don’t watch reality TV shows anymore (except for American Idol which always drags you in front of the TV). 

PS: I just found out that Paradise Hotel 2will premiere on February 8 this year :LOL:

HADOUKEN! SHORYUKEN! Street Fighter IV

Tekken and Soul Calibur have sort of taken that reign of masters of fighting game genre. But Street Fighter is planning to make a major comeback BooYAH!! Street Fighter II (1991) was considered as the definitive fighting arcade game. Man, I remember the time of being part of a large crowd gathering around some nerd who’s smashing buttons and wiggling the joystick trying to defeat the last boss. Those were the great arcade days.

Street Fighter 4

Since then the series have gone through several prequels (Alpha/Zero series), spin-offs (EX series) and a not so memorable sequel, Street Fighter III. Kudos to someone in Capcom for being “Aw F*** this! Let’s make a new Street Fighter and try to live up to SF II”. Here’s the early gameplay footage from the upcoming game. Note that it is still work in progress.

Characters that have been confirmed to appear so far are: Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Dhalsim, Akuma and a new female character named Crimson Viper. The producers are trying to get all the characters from SFII which is easily the most recognizable lineup. So expect old favourites like Van Damme…err..I mean Guile, Sagat and Blankaamong others. BTW, this game is set between SFII and SFIII so it’s probably an epilogue and prologue to the characters that appeared in those two games respectively.

In another Street Fighter related news…

It has been announced that a new live action Street Fighter movie is in the making titled, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li *shudders*. WTF First they made a movie with Guile as the main character (played by Van Damme) now it’s focusing Chun Li?! WHY NOT RYU AND KEN?!! Anyway, so who’s playing Chun Li? Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk.

Lana Lang Chun Li

At least she’s hot. I don’t mind if she re-enact this cool fight scene from the animated Street Fighter movie linked below.

*Cough* Click Here to see Chun Li vs Vega *Cough* 

:mrgreen:

2007

Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m just going to put images that pops into my head when I think of 2007. Random and not in any order. Doing this as I go along.

To them, you’re just a freak….Like me!!

Paris Hilton goes to jail

We have to go back Kate!!

Myanmar monk protest

Master Chief last battle

Virginia Tech Massacre

Gimme More (not!)

So much for the hype LOL

I support the Writers!!!

Badass!

DINE IN HELL

Harry Potter is not dead, damn!

Well, actually there’s a lot of stuff I remember from 2007 and I’m too lazy to find all the images. Hehe

Happy 2008!!!

^^THE song of 2007 whether you like or not :mrgreen:

Master of Unlocking…Part 2

Honestly, I don’t like the Resident Evil movies. You can change stuff from the game but these movies are radically different from the games. Sure there’s Jill and there’s Claire but they became secondary characters. I accepted Alice initially until they decided to give her superpowers WTF!!

But I know that someone will eventually reboot the franchise and make a new Resident Evil trilogy that will be much closer to the games. I know this will happen because: 1) Hollywood have a tendency to reboot franchise now (eg Batman Begins, Casino Royale, JJ Abrams Star Trek) 2) Resident Evil is a big franchise. What’s even better than making lots of money with the previous resident evil movies? Make more movies but this time make it more faithful to the games so they can grab money from the fans.

So then I thought hey, let me try to make my own cast list for a Resident Evil movie that I want to see. So here we go:

(Click here for Part 1)

Leon Kennedy – Jared Padalecki

Rain or Shine, You’re going down! Supernatural

Claire Redfield – Ellen Page

 You Lose, Big Guy! Juno

Carlos Oliveira – Rodrigo Santoro

 Sexy Accent The Toilet still works

Ada Wong – Maggie Q

ADA!!! MI3

William Birkin – Kevin Bacon

G-Virus Hollow man

Oh well, at least we can still look forward to a CG movie that’s coming out called Resident Evil: Degeneration. Looks like both Leon and Claire are back (yeah! RE2 reunion!) and it’s set in the airport. I wouldn’t be surprise to see Samuel L Jackson in this one, “Get these muthaf***ing zombies off this muthaf***ing plane!!!!”LOL