Get ready for Tony Hawk: RIDE, the newest and freshest skateboarding game we’ve seen in some time. It’s hitting the shelves in November, and will be debuting an innovative controller that is nothing less than a skateboard simulator. It looks like a snowboard, although I wouldn’t recommend taking that simile to any extreme.
So for all you skaters who will be packing away the legit boards in November, you may want to think about swapping them in for these. Except, for RIDE. Not for snowboarding. Ever.
November 17th, get ready.
There used to be a new buzz band for every season. A soft humming surrounded their obscure name, or an aesthetically-abstract lead singer, or a new use for an autoharp. Gradually, the hype would build, and their album cover would soon begin to look as familiar as a Stop sign. By that point, their name and singer and music concoctions were so well-known they booked Late Night with Jay Leno and appeared on the cover of Spin. (Because Rolling Stone was too busy with American Idol.)
So anyway, the buzz has a cycle and I was getting used to it. Keeping up, even. But this summer I noticed how hopelessly out of the loop I am. The cycle has condensed, I think I have clocked it in at a maximum 14-day turnaround.
At the beginning of July, as I anxiously awaited Ottawa’s annual Bluesfest, all I heard was THE DEAD WEATHER. Jack White’s latest endeavour with Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence(Raconteurs, The Greenhornes). I was ready, I was the one telling people Jack White – yes, the man, the myth and the legend-in-the-making – was going to be in town. I stood stage-side, enraptured during their smoky and bone-chilling set at the festival and afterward I vowed, as I wiped the drool from my chin, to purchase their album and make them my new favourite band.
This was when I noticed the cycle reach warp speed. Just the next day, I was swept into a whole new mode of anticipation: Guelph’s annual Hillside Festival (a.k.a. my reason to live.) I managed to delve briefly into the repertoire of The Dead Weather but was overcome by Hillside’s performer roster.
There was Timber Timbre, Toronto’s latest creep-folk. Then Woodhands, another Toronto export of lively electro-rock. And even though I had all year to get familiar, I was hastily catching up on The Arkells. It was a busy July.
Not two weeks have passed and I had a difficult time crafting the above paragraph, as the bands that just days ago dominated my iPod have escaped my vocabulary in lieu of this week’s flavour. (Briefly: Discovery, Passion Pit, jj.)
Wrigley Gum has formally terminated their contract with Chris Brown, reports Perez Hilton. The company suspended its advertising campaign featuring the singer after an incident in February where Brown was accused of beating then-girlfriend Rihanna.
At the time, the company said it believed “Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen.”
Following Brown’s guilty plea to a felony assault, the Doublemint gum-maker has ended its relationship with the star.
Courtney Cox says her best friend and former Friends co-star may show up on her upcoming show, Cougar Town, reports Perez Hilton.
“You know, she’s a good friend and I know she loves the show,” said Cox at a press conference. “I’m not going to say she is going to do it because I don’t know. But if Bill Lawrence writes her a character, I’m sure she’ll be glad to do it.”
Cougar Town premieres this fall on ABC and follows Cox’s character, a recent divorcee and mom to a teenage son, as she re-enters the world of dating.
Sony Pictures confirms Oct. 30 as the release date for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” movie, which documents the King of Pop’s final concert rehearsal.
The film is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson and will be drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage – all captured in high definition.
To add to the experience, “This Is It” will also offer certain sequences in 3-D, along with interviews with some of Jackson’s closest friends and creative collaborators.
For the last entire week Ive sort of tried to get more exercise, maintain the weightloss and keep fit for the entire summer. You know how it is.. come early spring we all start working out like crazy, by summer things are good then BAM end of summer you look worse than you did in the beginning.
So anyhow, I’ve been taking long walks early in the morning. I’m up at 5 anyways.
Now I am walking on a trail and it hits me.. something’s walking behind me.. I look back and nothing is there.
Didn’t really freak me out since there were other people in the park but for some reason my gamer toasted mind thought of PACMAN…
And so this NOT SO ORIGINAL COMIC was born.
Enjoy by clicking on the image for that FULL SIZE GLORY !
XBOX Live always has something happening! This week come the 12th of August – Wednesday a new game will be hitting the virtual marketplace. Trials HD. Part of the 2nd Annual Summer of Arcade program is a stunt Bike game. There over 50 obstacles and stunt tracks to wreak havock in. Customize you character and create the obstacle course of your dreams then share it online! Unlimited downloads of other user created levels ensures this title will be one youll be playing for sometime.
Sort of reminds me of the classic bike games like Excite Bike.. Which is cool!
Rated T for teen Trials HD will be available for 1200 MS points
for additional info check the main website:http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/t/trialshdxboxlivearcade/
It’s not just for boys or the Japanese anymore. Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced a new Limited Edition Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack. Similar to the Madden and Daxter packs that came before it, the Hannah Montana kit will include: a copy of Disney Interactive’s Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show video game, three episodes of the tv show on UMD, a 2GB Memory Stick Pro DUO and, of course, a lilac-coloured PSP-3000.
Gamers can customize their PSP with fashionable vinyl stickers also included. “The new Limited
Edition Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack plays a central role in SCEA’s larger ‘Girlz Play Too’ initiative and we’re committed to bringing a steady stream of female-friendly content to consumers,” says John Koller, the company’s Director of Hardware Marketing. “While SCEA has a broad range of PSP owners from under 12 to over 45 years old, we saw a tremendous opportunity for us to connect with the female and ‘tween’ demographic and create a PSP system that girls will love.” Sony has certainly been throwing a lot of support at the PSP lately. Some gamers can look forward to portable entries from Ubisoft’s Petz and LittleBigPlanet, while others await the new Assassin’s Creed and Soulcalibur games.
The Hannah Montana Pack has an MSRP of $199.99 and is out now.
90210: The First Season is now on DVD!
andPOP is giving away 5 copies of the DVD.
Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona is planning to go under the knife for a quick fix to her weight problems, reports Perez Hilton. Last summer, Katona’s reality show Whole Again showed her getting a number of cosmetic procedures done, including liposuction and breast reduction, just days after declaring bankruptcy.
“We’re all really worried for her,” said a friend. “She’s got it into her head hoovering out the blubber is the only quick fix answer because it took her from a bloated size 14 to a size zero last year. But look what happened then. She’s been comfort eating like a horse and virtually piled it all back on again.”
Katona is currently going through a divorce from husband Mark Croft, and her show has recently been dropped by MTV.