Monday, September 24, 2012

A Smackdown Review - (9/21/12)


While watching modern wrestling, I often like to think of the future. I like to think about what the modern roster’s DVD biographies will be like, if they will even have any. I would like to think that when it’s all said and done that Cena, CM Punk, The Miz, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, and Daniel Bryan will all have their own DVDs, just to name a few. Now maybe not all of them will have a biography but I have a feeling many if not all of the ones I mentioned will.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Smackdown Review (9/14/12)



First off, sorry this review is a little late. It's football season and Sunday is totally committed to as many hours of football I can cram into it. Real sports that don't mean anything is much more important than fake sports that don't mean anything to me. So once again, I apologize.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Smackdown Review (9/7/12)



So here we are, my first Smackdown review ever. We all know that the blue brand doesn't get much love nowadays (did it ever?) and it's especially sad due to the fact that it is in some ways, better than it's big, 3 hour long brother, Raw. *For a complete week of Future Machine wrestling goodness read A RAW REVIEW by the undisputed TK (http://thefuturemachine.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-raw-review-9312.html) it's very good and probably much better than this review. S you should probably stop reading now. Continue on at your own risk.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Re-Review - Limbo


A couple years ago I reviewed Limbo on The Future Machine.  While I applauded the game's art-style, I reacted very negatively to the trial-and-error gameplay, as well as the fact that it was universally embraced by the art-seeking gaming community despite what I perceived to be a variety of design-choice flaws.

Upon revisiting Limbo, I'm happy to tell you that I was wrong.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Casting Call: Chris Nolan's Metal Gear Solid Movie


For years there has been rumblings about a Metal Gear Solid movie (based off the critically acclaimed, blockbuster video game series). At first I was crazy giddy with childish excitement, but over the years the excitement has faded. The wheelhouse of directors and scripts and oft mentioned producers have kind of numbed me to the idea of a movie ever being made. Plus, every video game movie ever made has been--

TERRIBLE.

But now, that Avi Arad has come on board, I can't help but feel like the movie is going in the right direction now. Plus, Avi is the kind of producer that has respect for the source material that he dips into. So, if anything, I trust that the movie will be as faithful an adaptation as it can be. I specifically like his quote that video game movies are the super hero movies of the future. There is no better way to put it. Daredevil, Electra, Constantine, and The Fantastic Four are equal to Hitman, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Silent Hill, and the Resident Evil series. We need a Batman Begins or Iron Man from the video game world brought to the silver screen, and Metal Gear Solid is just the game to do it.