In The Mean Time...
Steam, Valve’s digital distribution service, has now got quite the collection of games. It was first developed as a way for Valve to get their games out without buyers having to go to a store to purchase the them. Since then, Steam has quite the collection of games from other developers as well. Aside from Valve games such as the Half-Life franchise, Take-Two offers Civilization III, IV as well as Pirates!, Majesco added Bloodrayne and Advent Rising and Double Fine Productions added Psychonauts.
“With the PC market becoming a larger part of our business, we’re naturally focusing our attention on digital distribution,” said Mark Beaumont, executive vice president and officer of Capcom’s American and European consumer software publishing. “Steam is the right place for us to go with our titles. Valve has created a huge installed base of gamers who naturally fit with the profiles of the titles that Capcom develops.…Continue Reading
GameStop revealed the “limited edition” controllers and headset for all you Halo fans. The two controllers and wireless headset are $59.99 each, and the artwork is designed by Todd McFarlane. They also come with a Halo figurine from McFarlane toys. Even those the controllers cost 10 dollars more than the normal ones, I have no doubt they will sell just fine.Continue Reading
The mother of the 3-month-old found locked in the trunk of a car has been arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent, criminal confinement and false informing.
April Finch admitted to placing her baby in the trunk of her car around 9:30 p.m. She then took a shower and called 911 to report her baby was missing and that the biological father may have been involved with the disappearance. While police were at the home, Finch’s husband told investigators that he could hear the baby crying from within the trunk of the car. The baby was taken out of the trunk at around 12:55 a.m. and was in good condition.
Finch initially told investigators that she didn’t know why she did it, but she later said she did it to get attention.Continue Reading
Al Hill, 66, had a tree fall on his leg and trap him while he was cutting trees in a remote location. With no cellular phone service, Hill stayed pinned and alone for 11 hours before deciding to free himself by amputating his leg with a pocket knife. Once freed, he made it about two miles where at that time he was able to use his cell phone to call for help.
11 hours? I dunno but I think I could have held out just a wee bit longer. That one guy from Colorado waited five days before taking off his arm after he got pinned by a boulder. Still an amazing story, I guess. The guy was 66 and he never went into shock. What he may lack in patience, he surely has in badassedness. So far, he and his family have also declined all interviews.Continue Reading
Two young brothers, 8-year-old Chase Baker and 11-year-old Coty Baker. were found dead in the trunk of their mother’s 1996 Audi.The grandmother of the brothers had called police after not locating the boys after searching a few hours.The boys were found 4 hours later, around midnight, in the mom’s trunk. The state medical examiner indicated the boys died of hyperthermia. Investigators are also stating that this is just a horrible accident and that “there was evidence that they were alive in the trunk.”
This is like the three boys who died in a trunk of a car in Camden, N.J. a couple years back. As with this case, no one looked in the trunk of the car until much later in the search, and way too late.Continue Reading
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These guys make me laugh. And that gives me a chubby.…Continue Reading
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This is the funniest dubbing evar!Â I know Morbid will appreciate the Crackdown/Orb comment.…Continue Reading
Following an X-Ray analysis, Swiss scientists have determined that Oetzi, the 5,100-year old mummified iceman found in a Tyrolean glacier in 1991, bled to death from a lacerated artery after being hit in the back by an arrow. German mountaineer Helmut Simon discovered the mummified body in 1991 entombed in a glacier. The arrow head had already been detected, but the new scans allowed scientists to view the internal damage.
Other information that has been determined over the years are that Oetzi was 45 years old when he died and stood about 1.6 metres (five feet three inches) tall, with European size 38 (British size 5.5, US size six). He had blue eyes, long brown curly hair and numerous tattoos, and at the time of his death he was carrying an axe, a 1.8-metre (five foot nine inch) longbow and a dozen arrows.
I always find this stuff amazing. the imagination runs a bit when you try to come up with who this guys was, and how was he shot in the back.…Continue Reading
SEATTLE (AP) — A tractor with an 18-foot rotary arm was being used to clear blackberry bushes for a highway project struck and killed a homeless man in a sleeping bag. King County medical examiner’s Office stated Isaac Palmer, 62, died of skull fractures and brain lacerations caused by sharp and blunt-force head trauma. Officials had warned transients to leave the area last week, including putting up new trespassing signs and warning transients of the upcoming brush-cutting, in an effort to clean up a mile long stretch under the freeway that was littered with human waste, trash and needles.
The tractor had been operating for about a half hour Saturday morning before Palmer was hit.Continue Reading
I am sure a lot of you have heard of, or have been following the case of Kelsey Smith, the 18-year-old who has been missing after being abducted from a Target parking lot. The ending was not a happy one as her body was discovered near a wooded area around a nearby lake and a suspect has been arrested.
Edwin R. Hall, 26, was expected to be charged Thursday morning with premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. He is the man that was caught on surveillance cameras pulling into the parking lot and entering\exiting the same Target store Kelsey had went inside t purchase a gift.Continue Reading
Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that they have gotten a scoop regarding LionsGate remaking the 1980 slasher film, My Bloody Valentine. For those who are unaware, My Bloody valentine was one of the many slasher films released in the ’80s that involved a group of teenagers being stalked by a deranged person dressed in miner garb and a pick-axe while trapped underground in a coal mine.
The film is popular amongst horror fans for not only the content, but because of it being a victim of some nasty cuts from the censors leaving a fairly neutered product that looked a lot different from some of the still shots that were released in horror magazines before it was put into theaters. Fans have long awaited a DVD release of the original film with all the cut footage back in place, especially since the footage is still in existence. Maybe a remake would be the first step in something like that seeing the light of day.
The fact that Lionsgate is behind the remake is a good indication that it will be a bloody one, as Lionsgate has proven with their distribution of such films as Hostel 2, Saw 3 and the upcoming Midnight Meat Train, they have no issues delivering R-rated horror films.…Continue Reading
Seems that way. Bodog.com, a gambling website, has suspended betting on Hell’s Kitchen after the odds for one of the contestanst went from 7-1 to 2-1. This contestant is 30-year-old Rock, an executive chef from Spotsylvania, Virginia.
While this suspension of betting isn’t a 100 percent gaurantee that Rock will be given the head chef’s position at a new Italian restaurant in the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, remember that Bodog is the same site suspended betting for Survivor: Panamaâ€”Exile Island in 2006 when a flood of bets came in for eventual runner-up, Danielle DiLorenzo, when she was still only in the top seven. Bodog also suspended betting on Survivor: The Amazon in 2003 after being tipped off that some CBS employees were betting, correctly it turned out, on who that season’s top two would be.
But I doubt this will hurt the show any, as people watch Hell’s Kitchen for a lot of different reasons, and Monday’s premiere averaged 8.2 million viewers.Continue Reading
Mexico City – A 56-year-old man was killed while feeding a lion and a tiger. Both animals were being kept on the roof of a meat processing plant located in the Mexico City neighborhood of Iztapalapa. Angel Aguilar was feeding the cats scraps of chicken when the lion swiped him through the bars and pulled him into the cage.
Once inside the cage, the tiger joined in the attack. Both animals are usually kept separated, but are put together during feeding.
When rescuers arrived, Aguilar was still alive but they were not able to get past the animals to help him. Animal protection transported both animals to a local zoo, the tiger died from suffocation in route.Continue Reading
Indonesia – A young boy has died after being mauled by a Komodo Dragon at a settelment in the Komodo National Park in West Manggarai. mansur, 9, had went behind some bushes to releive himself when the Komodo Dragon grabbed him by the waist and began shaking him violently. Villagers threw rocks at the lizard until it let go and fled. The island is one of the largest in the Komodo National Park but has no medical clinic. Mansur died shortly after the attack.
“Aside from the blood loss, the death of the victim is believed to have been caused by a poisonous substance in the animal’s teeth and saliva,”
Komodos are not considered venomous, but do carry a weak venom along with 15 other types of bacteria in their saliva. This bacteria can cause Septicaemia and if left untreated, a person bitten by a Komodo could die from infection.
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Variety is reporting that Hasbro has switched agencies, leaving CAA and moving to the William Morris Agency to help bring some of their more popular brand names to a new audience. William Morris will be in charge of getting brands like Monopoly, Ouija, Candy Land, Clue and Trivial Pursuit turned into movies, TV shows or videogames. WMA has already begun packaging its writer, director and producer clients with Hasbro’s brands. In the process, a deal that has expired has been re-upped. A deal with Paramount Pictures to turn “G.I. Joe” into a live-action feature.Continue Reading
Fortress is an Australian made-for-tv movie that is probably most remembered when it made the rounds on HBO in the mid to late ’80s. Directed by Arch Nicholson and based off a novel of the same name written by Gabrielle Lord, which in turn was loosely based off the Faraday School Kidnapping. It details the adventure had by a small group of school kids from Sunny Flat, a small town in New South Wales, when they, along with their teacher (Rachel Ward), are kidnapped from their one-room schoolhouse by a group of men wearing masks and carrying guns. The motive of the armed men is ransom, but eventually the class of kids ranging from kindergarten to 10th grade, comes to the realization that in order to survive this ordeal, it will take ingenuity, bravery and the ability to work together as a team.…Continue Reading
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Directors: Fred Dekker
Actors: Ernie Brown, Adam Carl, Leo Cimino, Sonia Curtis, Michael Faustino
Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
Number of discs: 2
Run Time: 92 minutes
Amazon.com Plot Synopsis:
Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes – the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.
Another movie that has had fans screaming for a decent DVD release for ages is finally happening in the form of a Two-Disc Anniversary Edition. Not much to say about this film aside from it being a fun film from the director of Night of the Creeps and the writing of Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). The film has a good amount of action and great creature effects from FX master, Stan Winston.…Continue Reading