Solid Gold

This one truly has me pumped. Variety is reporting this morning that one of my favorite video game series – Metal Gear Solid – is in active development at Sony Pictures to become a major motion picture. The MGS series has always blended the line between game and cinema with intricate storylines that best a…

ZonEd Back In

Posted by Sean In honor of today marking the one year anniversary of this here blog, I have done a little blog refresher-makeover-thingie. Oh, and it is also a little surprise for the owner since he had no idea I was going to do this. I think we were all worried over the past month,…

Ring of Fire

The title refers to those Three Red Lights of Doom that every XBox 360 owner fears. If the circle on the console face turns from green to red you are effectively screwed. Last year, post launch, reports were rampant that more than the usual 1% of hardware was manufacturing. That points to a problem on…

Wii Will Kill You

As supporting evidence to my rant in the Random Thoughts post, here is a bit of video and commentary illustrating the dangers of acting like a jackass while playing with your Wii. Incidentally, typing ‘playing with your Wii’ never ceases to make me laugh. I am a 34 year old with a 16 year old…

Halo 3

During last week’s telecast of Monday Night Football, Microsoft and Bungie dropped this short 1-minute teaser trailer for Halo 3. I know I have been dropping nothing but praise for the Wii, but if there is any game that prompts a home to be a Wii60 household and own both a Wii and an XBOX360,…

Odds n’ Ends

Good news for fans of Lorne Lanning’s Oddworld games. Lanning had originally stated he was leaving the games industry when EA gave Oddworld Stranger a poor marketing push – citing the industry climate of choosing franchise potential over originality. Now Lanning is back with a new movie and game. Not much is known about the…

Jack Bauer Power Hour

24 fans rejoice. The Season 6 Trailer was released last week and it kicks all kinds of ass. From my read of this, it appears a series of terrorist attacks have crippled several US cities – and the terrorists will stop only on one condition. Jack Bauer must die. Dammit!!!

King Conan

I am not a fan of award shows – but I did catch Conan O’Brien’s taped Emmy segment that introduced the show last night. It’s well produced and very funny – touching on my favorite shows Lost, The Office, and 24. Also – the riff on ‘To Catch a Predator IV’ or whatever that Dateline…

Master Chief’s Master

Peter Jackson has announced that South African director Neill Blomkamp will helm the Halo flick – set for a Summer 2008 release. This will be Blomkamp’s first big screen production, but he has cut his teeth on numerous commercials, music videos and shorts including these two: Yellow and Alive in Joburg. I watched them both…

Mendes Mentions

I uploaded two old reviews of mine today – both Sam Mendes flicks. My reviews of American Beauty and Road to Perdition, both excellent films, can be found by clicking the links. The reason for uploading is two-fold: I want to make sure I use this site as a repository for all my writings and…