Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Halo 3 Kubricks. Are they out?

The new Halo 3 Kubricks were supposed to be released a few weeks ago, but on the reported day of their release, GameStop changed the release date to later next month. Upon checking out the site again, it now says they are available in twenty four hours. Odd, as I reserved a couple at GameStop and have yet to receive a call. I will follow up with a call to them tomorrow and report to you guys if they are officially out yet. Quite a steal for twenty bucks, if I do say so myself.

“Imported from Medicom in Japan! These adorable little block figures feature the likeness of the one and only Master Chief from the iconic Halo franchise. 4-pack includes traditional Green, online Red and Blue, and stealth Clear versions of Master Chief, and be on the lookout for the rare Black chase version! Stands 2 1/2" tall”

Update 1: It seems that eBay sellers have them on hand...

Update 2: Yup! There out! The bad news is that if you didn't reserve one at a Gamestop store directly then your out of luck at getting one there. Gamestop no longer carries toys on a regular basis, so if you want to pick up a set of these; order it from Gamestop dot com.

Do the Dew..Halo Dew..

Getting ready for a massive Halo 3 party this September? Cool! Along with your pizza and your snacks, you have to provide plenty of soda and what better way to keep it cold for your Halo party then a Mountain Dew Halo Gamefuel cooler?

I would totally get one if I had the extra cash sitting around, maybe it is time to ask my Pepsi rep friend if he can hook me up with one.

Halo: Uprising released.

After almost a month’s worth of delays, issue #1 of Halo Uprising has finally reached comic book stores! Heading over to my local comic store, I picked up two issues, one to open and read and one to keep sealed for all eternity. (Or when I spill Mountain Dew on the first one.)

Halo Uprising is a four book miniseries that bridges the gap between Halo 2 and Halo 3.

The first issue has already unearthed a few mysterious of Halo 3 and how the war has progressed on Earth. The artwork is crisp and really captures the Halo universe, much like Halo the Graphic Novel did. If you’re a fan of the story line to the Halo Universe then you really have to pick these up as they’ll just add to the overall enjoyment of Halo 3 when it comes out.

Due to the delay of Halo Uprising, you should be on the lookout for the small promotional 11x17 posters that listed the release date as July 2007. Many comic stores I’ve been to received new ones that say the release date for the comic is August. So the original poster is worth it due to its error and rarity. Try searching for them on eBay and see if you can hunt them down.

If small 11x17 posters won’t do it for you, comic shops should be selling the Halo Uprising poster now as well. I picked one up today along with my comic issues. I’ll display a picture of it once I get a frame of it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Paramount Chooses HDDVD.

Well, it seems that the HDDVD vs. Blu-Ray war is really heating up for unknown reasons. Today (or yesterday by now, I'm behind a bit)Paramount announced that they will be solely supporting HDDVD, and that all of their future releases will be going to HDDVD (and standard DVD of course). This means that if you were one of the ones who thought that the only way you were going to see High Definition 'Transformers' battling it out this Fall was on Blu-Ray... think again.

Now, don't get me wrong, just because this is an Xbox Blog, and that Xbox has a super affordable (and very easy to use) HDDVD player, I'm not going to take the fanboy route and hoot and holler about this. Personally, I have access to Both HD Formats, one on my beloved 360 and the other on an... unnamed Black system...that resembles a Grill. I can tell you from personal experience that there is almost no difference between the two formats. I own one Film on both HDDVD and Blu-Ray and I gotta tell ya, that the quality is the same on both discs. I find this format war sillier than the Sonic Vs Mario War of the 90's (if THOSE TWO can team up for a game... anything should be possible).

What I want to know is, why movie companies just make a High Def Disc with BOTH formats on the Disc? It would be great if one side had HDDVD format and the other side had Blu-Ray. They do this now with Standard and HDDVD so why not just combine the two. That way we can put an end to this silly format war, and sit back and enjoy great Movies no matter what we have.


Source: Wired Blog