Saturday, August 18, 2007

Could HALO already be Filming?

I was saddened and, at the same time, relieved when I learned that 20 Century Fox and Peter Jackson were no longer working on the movie version of HALO. In my opinion, a Halo Movie would of been really cool, no matter if it was directly based on the games or one of the novels, we were guaranteed action and fun! On the other hand, I was somewhat relieved that Halo was not going to meet a quick death by getting made into a horrible film that ends up making me hate the entire franchise.

It seems, however that the movie based on one of my favorite franchises was, in fact, being filmed right in front of us. Website xboxfamily.com reports that The movie is already in production and those clips and commercials we've all been seeing for months are footage from the film. It also seems that pics of full size Warthogs and weapons started appearing on the net.

All I can say about this is, if this turns out to be true and the Halo Movie is really being filmed, I hope that Peter Jackson takes a few hours out of the filming schedule and watches "Super Mario Bros", "Double Dragon" or any of the Uwe Boll Films (doesn't matter which one) and takes notes ... because these are prime examples of what not to do with a Video Game Movie.

I shudder to think what would happen to Bungie's Juggernaut if the Movie Flops. Looked what happened to Mortal Kombat after that horrible sequel hit theaters, it took a long time for a game in that franchise to end up on my shelf again.

Let's all keep our fingers crossed for a good movie... or a complete cancellation.

--Capt.Capcom
Source: XboxFamily.com

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Achievement Locked Panties !



Wow, talk about creativity. One of the masterminds at Split Reason decided to put up some very unique underwear. If you take pictures of yourself wearing their product they will give you a discount on your next purchase. Good luck cracking those achievements!

Source: Split Reason

BioShocking!

Hello all, Welcome to my first blog for The Xbox Collector, and I hope it's the first of many!

Well, all of us with an Xbox360 (who I call the greatest gamers on the planet) have no doubt plunged into the amazing Bioshock Demo on Xbox Live. I can say personally that I was blown away by the overall presentation and game play. In fact, I was so impressed, that I cannot wait to pick up my copy, and some lucky people have been able to that already simply by trotting on down to their local Toys R' US.

It seems that Many Toys R' US' stores were selling Bioshock, in regular and limited editions, over a week early! In my personal experience, I even saw this taboo art of breaking "Street Date" at a local Gamestop, wherein a few lucky patrons were able to pick up their Limited Editions of the game! I've even seen some gamers on Xbox Live with Achievements and gamer pics from the game, so it's definitely not an isolated incident.

Since this story broke (the full story can be found over at Joystiq.com by following this link http://www.joystiq.com/2007/08/15/some-toys-r-us-stores-selling-bioshock-early/), Toys R' US has stopped selling the game. When I called a local store to see if I could snag a copy, I was told by an employee that they 'were given the wrong street date by 2K games' and will resume selling the game next week. Bummer for me, since I didn't act fast enough...

My final thought on this whole thing is that stores like Toys R US, and even, to an extent Gamestop, constantly hire people who no nothing (that is 0%) about Video Games. This is why Street Date Accidents happen. Any Gamer worth their weight in salt knows when Bioshock is being released, since we've been waiting for it forever! Now, eBay is being clogged with Copies of the game going for well over $150 Clams!

By the way, if you are one of these eBay sellers... I say Shame on you! Taking advantage of Gamers like that! If you are a buyer of one of these eBay auctions... I say an even Bigger SHAME on you! If you just show a little patience you can get the game, and for a much lower price.

To those with Bioshock right now (I am speaking to people got it to PLAY it) enjoy it and revel in the fact that you got it early! For those who missed out on all the hoopla... remain patient, as Rapture will come for you... Next Week.


--Capt. Capcom
EDIT: Whoops forgot my sources

Source: joystiq.com/

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Stuck" HALO Shirt


This shirt can be found over at SplitReason.com. There you will find tons of gameing shirts, beanies, hats, buttons...and much more! This shirt obviously reminds everyone of HAlo 1-2 (Soon 3). The shirt is for any HALO fan out there, and you can go around, sporting it and proudly show everyone, "I Play HALO" For 19 dollars, it's a pretty good buy. So pick one up!


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HALO 3 Missle Case

This carrying case that holds 2 controllers (or 1 controlletr and 1 headset as shown in the picture) along with six games is an EXCLUSIVE to Gamestop. I myself am picking one up. I'm sure these are limited, so dont wait til the last second to pick one of these up when they are released. I'm sure all hardcore HALO fans will get one. They are only 19.99 aswell.


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I survived Spartan Bootcamp Tshirt


Check out this neat 'I survived Spartan Bootcamp' Tshirt over at Split Reason.This is the perfect shirt for the Halo 3 launch line. The price for this shirt is 18$. They even have a nice little clearance section with a bunch of shirts that are only 10$.

Visit SplitReason to check out this Tshirt.