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Red Steel 3 Is Happening!

If I told you that despite all the hyping up I’ve done of Red Steel 2 that I still hadn’t played the game, would you forgive me? Look, I’ve been crazy busy lately. We’ve had crazy things going on at the house, I meet with someone everyday, and I had to clean out our Koi pond. Oh yeah, there was also the little task of building a waterfall. I mean, we built a freaking waterfall!! Take that mother nature!!

So, I’ve not had too much time for gaming lately. I promise, I am going to play it though. In fact, I’m gonna play the crap out of it…one day. Hopefully, that day comes before Red Steel 3 comes out. Oh snap! You didn’t know about RS3? Well, now you do. Apparently it will be compatible with the Wii Vitality Sensor, which is a bit iffy in my opinion. I just hope Reggie and Cammie show this bitch off at E3 in June! The pic I posted up there is from the French Nintendo Magazine that blew the lid off this sucka. It’s in French, but I’ll translate it for you: “Red Steel 3 is going to come out and be effing awesome. *French laughing*” Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends.

LiveWii via Neogaf.

The Sims Are Coming!

Last year, I was invited to pay a visit to EA’s Redwood Studios. During said visit, we got to sit in on a recording sessions for Simlish aka the language of The Sims. The producer was telling us how they worked with the actor to set the scene up. She would tell the actor, a guy or girl in the booth, something like, “Okay, be sad and say ‘Why did you do that?’” At that point the actor would say, “Got it. Zibba din torg?” It was kinda insane, but it worked. Simlish is one of the most awesome things Will Wright’s brainchild has given us.

Being witness to that recording session convinced me to buy The Sims 3 for PC. Well, Mrs. Mike wanted it anyway, but we’re gonna give credit to Simlish for now. I’ve since bought the add-on pack The Sims 3: World Adventures, and will probably even buy the upcoming expansion pack, Ambitions. What I probably won’t be buying is The Sims 3 for Wii, or for any other console. I’ve played the franchise’s offerings on consoles, and they just don’t work. Mrs. Mike did love The Urbz: Sims in the City, but that wasn’t your typical Sims offering. While I’ve got no interest in this, I’m sure some of you might. If you’re in the camp of people fiending for some Sim-on-Sim action for your Wii, then jump along for the full press release. I’ll include a trailer for The Sims 3: Ambitions just because it looks retardedly awesome! Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends. Your dirty Sim is shaking and crying!

Mario Is In the Clouds!!!

In less than a month, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is going to be released for the Nintendo Wii. That games predecessor, Super Mario Galaxy, is the benchmark other Wii games aim to match. Simply put, Galaxy is the shit. It’s a beautiful game that is ridiculously fun to play. My sister and her son were over playing it this weekend, and I enjoyed just watching the game in action. The fact that Nintendo and Mario go together like peas and carrots leaves little doubt that Galaxy 2 will be just as gorgeous. Just as fun. Basically, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is also going to be the shit. If you have any doubt about that fact, follow the jump for the latest gameplay trailer and start counting the days until May 23. Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends. Mario Gets His Cloud On!

Prince of Persia Gameplay!!

I hate wasps. I’m not talking about the kind that go to UGA. You know, those guys who wear LaCoste shirts with J. Crew seersucker shorts, and sunglasses that they’ve got a strap on to make sure that they don’t forget them at the bar after one too many Coors Lights. I’m talking about the kind that sting. My backyard is like some sort of oasis for bees and wasps right now. The bees kinda bother me, but I’ve got a feeling the wasps have it out for me. They just seem mean. Then there’s the fact that sometimes they get in our laundry room and I have to Raid their asses; maybe they know I’ve murdered their brethren and they’re plotting a wasp revolt. I should definitely watch my back from now on…

You know who else should watch their back? Game developers not named Ubisoft. Why is that you may ask? Well, because Ubisoft is the only developer publishing the thunder-sex that is the new Prince of Persia game. The Forgotten Sands for the Wii looks absolutely amazing. It’s definitely going to be a contender for prettiest Wii game yet. If you need proof, you’ll find it below in the form of a brand new gameplay trailer. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands hits stores on May 18. Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends.

Classic Controller & Court Rulings!!

Okay, I’m gonna make this post short and sweet because I’ve got a date with Liberty City!! That’s right suckas, I’m heading back into GTA:IV with the DLC that used to be only available for consoles that rocked Red Lights of Death, only I’m doing it on my PS3. Yeah, I’m hyped! So, let’s get into it.

In news that’s not news at all, IGN has a great hands-on with the Classic Controller Pro, which comes bundled with Monster Hunter Tri. The contorller looks sexy as hell, and I can’t wait to be able to use it and toss the original one, which is actually kinda crap. For a bonus read, you HAVE to check out the excellent op-ed piece pointing out that shooters on the Wii are better than they are on the HDC’s. I’ve been saying it for years, nice to see IGN snacking on my skittles!

Now, in news that probably has Reggie, Cammie and Miyamoto doing cart-wheels in their Animal Crossing villages, it looks like the Federal Court ruled in their favor in a patent infringement case. If you want a bit more on the story, check the source. To read the press release from Ninty, you’re gonna have to jump. (Go Ahead and JUMP!)

Netflix Is Now “Official”!!!

I don’t know if any of you live in the Atlanta area, or more specifically a little south of Atlanta, but I need to bitch about that spot for a minute. I don’t know anything about the people who live there, but I have to believe they’re probably the worst drivers in America. There’s one stretch of I-75 about a half hour away from Atlanta that is constantly backed up. Damned Holcomb Bridge Road!! Seriously, Saturday night we were driving home from Florida and we got to that area around 11 at night. And we were stuck there for like a half hour. WTF!?!? There was no accident, no construction, no lanes were closed and there weren’t any speed traps. It’s just that 5 mile stretch of interstate is in an area where every resident should have their license permanently revoked. I’ve “driven” through there at pretty much every conceivable time from morning to night, weekday to weekend, and I always get stuck in deadlocked traffic. It kinda makes me want to punch someone who lives there in the face. Luckily I’m a pacifist. And lucky for any of you Wii owners who didn’t see the “un-official” announcement I posted a couple weeks ago that Netflix discs were now shipping for the Wii, because today we have the official announcement straight from Netflix. You can find that announcement after the jump. (So jump fool!)

2010 FIFA World Cup Trailer!!!

I need someone to mow my lawn. I know, I went on and on last year about how excited I was to have my own yard and my own grass to mow, but you should see this junk. It’s stupidly out of control in my back yard. Honestly, I’m pretty sure that my lawnmower would look at me and ask me if I was serious if I tried to crank it in the jungle that used to be my back yard. I’m not sure how this even happened. One day it’s cold and rainy the next day I live in the Amazon. It’s kinda ridiculous… If you wanted, you could say it’s as ridiculous as the FIFA World Cup is going to be this summer. I.Am.Excited!!! USA v. England for our first match is going to be the most epic football match in our country’s recent history. Yup, it’s that major. To celebrate the upcoming tourney, EA is releasing 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the team at EA have made some pretty cool changes to the popular footy franchise. I’m posting the latest trailer below which showcase the Global Elimination multiplayer tournament that is sure to be one of the most popular modes in the game. The game looks pretty good, of course you could slap FIFA World Cup on an empty packet of M&M’s and I’d probably get hyped over it. Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends.

Def Jam Rapstar Killed The Rapper…

I love pretty much everything about hip-hop music, and hip-hop culture as a whole. The first CD I remember deciding for myself that I wanted was Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”. I stayed up late watching Arsenio Hall one night and Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg were the musical guests. My life was never the same. Since then the world has taken hip-hop everywhere it could possibly go. The culture is used to sell everything from sodas to cars. There have been a few videogames based in the hip-hop world, and they’ve run the spectrum of enjoyability. (Side-note: the Spectrum of Enjoyability is sort of like the Matrix of Leadership.) The best of the bunch has been GTA:San Andreas. The worst? Well, that’s got to be the upcoming title from Def Jam and 4mm Games, Def Jam Rapstar. Like the last time I wrote about this game, I’ve got nothing good really to say about the Rock Band-esque title where the player becomes the rapper. This is not what KRS-One meant when he said, “You are hip-hop.” Anyway, Konami has decided to publish the game and announced a few of the 40+ songs that will be released with the game.

2 Pac — I Get Around
50 Cent — I Get Money
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg == Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx –Gold Digger
Lil’ Wayne — A Milli
Notorius B.I.G. — Juicy
Slick Rick — Children’s Story
T.I. featuring Rihanna — Live Your Life
Wu Tang Clan — C.R.E.A.M.
Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West — Put On

I don’t even know what to say. Young Jeezy? Really?? Please just shoot me; make sure you do it before I’m forced to watch any of the sure to be horrible user generated “freestyle rap videos” that players can publish. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but this game sounds like a very bad idea. I don’t like to end the day on a bad note, so let’s end this with a video featuring the greatest hip-hop band of all time, The Roots. Suzanne Vega was on Jimmy Fallon the other night, so she teamed up with ?uestlove, Black Thought and the rest of the crew for an amazing performance that you’ll find below. Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends.