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Yuen Wo Ping teams with Marvel!

Posted by Jason Triplett


Famed action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping is teaming up with Marvel Comics to bring the obscure comic "The Hands of Shang Chi" to the big screen. Set to begin shooting this fall, and hit theaters by fall of 2007, this film will mark master Yuen's true return from film directing retirement. The film will be executive produced by Ang Lee, and released by Dreamworks.

So who will play Shang Chi? Well, neither Yuen or Marvel are talking, but word is that both Tony Jaa and Jing "Jackie" Wu are in the running for the role.

Yuen will immediately follow this project up with "Snow and the Seven", a Chinese retelling of the Snow White fairy tale in which 7 buddhist monks find a young girl.

Stay tuned to Rated-M.com for all the latest breaking exclusives!

BREAKING NEWS! eon8.com revealed as a mass psychological test!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Well the timer ticked down to zero, and the site refreshed...with an explanation that eon8 was a mass psychological test. See for yourself by heading to http://www.eon8.com.

PS3 Controller to be called the P oo S? Or is it a hoax?

Posted by Jason Triplett

A rumor has been circulating the net over the last couple of days claiming that Sony intends to name their new version of the Dual Shock controller the "P oo S". However, our investigation has incovered some facts that may prove this is not true. First, and most importantly, no major news media has been released nor even acknowledges this claim. Secondly, and almost equally as important, there are no public records of any registered copyright or trademark from Sony regarding the name "P oo S" or any variation of it.

Why would Sony name their controller the "P oo S", which in the words of Mr. Pink himself, sounds an awful lot like pussy? Maybe it's my dirty mind, but that's what comes to my mind when I look at it or verbalize it. Pussy.

Do you think Sony would subject themselves to countless Pussy jokes? No way they would allow that to happen. They are in bad enough shape as it is, with the first line of Blu-ray movies getting horrible reviews from critics, reports of defective lasers in current Blu-ray players, and of course their complete fuck-up at E3. I call bullshit on the whole "P oo S" thing, and until the world sees some SOLID proof that this is true, we should all treat it as pure rumor.

Final Fantasy XI launches Linkshell Community Beta!

Posted by Jason Triplett

The insanely popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XI just got a major upgrade, one that the game has needed for far too long. Players can now manage their linkshells (FFXI's version of a guild) through a special dedicated website! The Linkshell Community is still in Beta form, so some features are still subject to change, but as of now it is looking great!

Head on to http://fanzone.playonline.com/lscom/index.do to check it out for yourself!

Age of Conan enters Beta phase 1!

Posted by Jason Triplett

The highly anticipated MMORPG from Funcom, Age of Conan, went into beta status as of today. However, would be testers shouldn't get too excited. Beta phase 1 will only consist of Funcom employees and a few select professional testers. This is what is usually done during an Alpha test, so I'm not sure what's going on here. The game is expected to hit shelves this fall, so they had better pick up the pace...or else we may not see this game on shelves until next year.

Source: http://www.ageofconan.com/

DMX leaves Def Jam for Sony, fueds with Jay-Z.

Posted by Jason Triplett


Rapper/Actor DMX recently announced that his next CD release will not be on Def Jam Records as previously thought. Instead, DMX has signed a new deal with his old record company Sony, who plans to release at least the next 3 DMX albums.

When D was asked why he made the sudden change, he said "I can't work under him (speaking of former best friend Jay-Z) anymore. I have nothing against the label itself, I just can't work under him." DMX didn't leave alone. He took with him the awesome beat makers Swizz Beatz as well as his Ruff Ryders entourage.

Could this be the start of a feud between the former friends? Could this be a ploy to pull Jay-Z back out of retirement? Time will only tell.

As part of the deal, Sony got DMX's already finished album entitled "Here We Go Again", but had to almost entirely reproduce it track for track. It has even been renamed "Year of the Dog Again".

DMX's former official site http://www.defjam.com/dmx/ has been removed, as has any other mention of the artist from the site. The new site is up and running, http://www.dmx-official.com.

DMX's "Year of the Dog Again" was due out last June under the old title, but is now coming this August under the new title. Stay tuned for more on this story!

Breakdancing Transformers? Awesome video!

Posted by Jason Triplett

During my search for all things to do with the new Transformers film, I came across a badass video of some breakdancing Transformers! All I can say is you gotta see it to believe it. Really well made, but alas it's unrelated to the film.

At any rate, stop by the link below to check this out for yourself!

Source: http://students.washington.edu/colin2/breakformers/Video_player_06.html

Flight 93 hits DVD in time for 9/11 anniversary.

Posted by Jason Triplett

The popular film Flight 93 hits DVD on 9/05, just in time for the anniversary of 9/11. The DVD will have numerous special features and a high quality transfer of the film.

Here is a tip, and I hate to be a cheap ass bastard, but whatever. If you buy your new release DVD's from Wal-mart the first week of release, you can get them for $5 cheaper than the normal retail.

Anyways, this is a great film, so pick it up!

Prey 360 demo finally hits the net!

Posted by Jason Triplett

That's right folks, the MIA demo for Prey has finally arrived. This game is awesome, so make sure you get your ass on Live to check it out!

If you are one of the like 3 people left on Earth without a 360, you can find the PC demo ploating around somewhere.

Rated-m eon8 investigtion part 2!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Earlier we brought you the story of the mysterious website http://www.eon8.com. We discovered things involving mutated genes and linear propulsion. You can find the original article below:

http://rated-m.blogspot.com/2006/06/what-is-eon8-in-depth-look.html

Well with about 8 hours left on the countdown, we have uncovered some more disturbing things concerning eon8. The first thing we noticed is the main logo on the site just says plain "E8".

http://www3.baylor.edu/~Mark_Sepanski/e8.html
The above link describes the false matimatical process knows as E8.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E8_(mathematics)
The wiki for the e8 matimatical process.

http://www.e8.org/
Another interesting link we found when removing the "on" from eon8.

http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/CB-E198/figureES12.asp
When visiting eon8 from an extrernal site you get the ES-12 verification error. ES-12 to do with mental health?

http://www.ihop-net.org/UniPub/iHOP/gs/147109.html
Or perhaps ES-12 has more to do with genomes again?

The timer ticks down, 8 hours remain. We have uncovered two seperate genome codes within the website, as well as some strange technology and matimatical references. What could this be? Stay tuned, as we will bring you more on this is it breaks!

Rumor: Young Buck to drop new album In October

Posted by Cmos

Well this news has been running like wildfire throughout the net. G-units only soldier from the dirty dirty is releasing his sophomore album this October titled Buck tha World. Single is suppose to drop mid-july. Hopefully its hot unlike his other label mate struggling to be heard.(Tony Gayo).Hopefully Album drops Oct 10th and dosent get pushed back like they always do...

What is eon8? An in-depth look!

Posted by Jason Triplett

The mysterious website http://www.eon8.com has hit the net with sweeping force...but what the fuck is it? Is it a viral ad campaign? An alternate reality game? Countdown to the end of the world? We did some investigating and came up with some interesting stuff.

http://www.khaldea.com/eon/eon8.shtml
This link explains what eon8 is, though I can't make much out of it.

http://bioinformatics-blat.ccr.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/hgc?hgsid=461&o=3101587&t=3177272&g=mrna&i=X13600&c=chrX&l=0&r=22224390&db=dm2&pix=620 Upon searching for x21-b, I discovered this website, explaining that it is a type of gene, specifically a deformed one.

http://www.embedded-computing.com/products/search/fm/id/?11336
Found this one while looking for x13600.

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/dspace/bitstream/1957/897/1/xiaolin+zhou.pdf
Perhaps the most interesting find, this came up when looking for Z-Theta9.

Hmm. Computer components? Genome deformity? Linear Propulsion? We aren't the only one's discovering things either. The guys over at http://eon8theinvestigation.ytmnd.com/ have found out some strange things as well.

So what could this be? Halo 3 viral ad? Another ARG? The readers at http://www.4815162342.com/forum/index.php are very familiar with this sort of stuff with the Lost ARG, and it was originally thought this was yet another piece of that show's ARG.

At any rate, the timer keeps ticking, 16 hours remain. Stay tuned for more news on this as it breaks!

XBOX Live Marketplace updated with new demo and more!

Posted by Jason Triplett

XBOX Live's Marketplace has received a huge update, including a new demo. The demo, Top Spin 2: Wimbledon, is the second demo released for the popular bargain title. Also added in the huge update were a Chromehounds theme w/ gamerpics, Chromehounds videos, N3 videos, Call of Duty 2 maps, and a few other items.

We also have word that the next Marketplace update is coming by the second week of July, with the addition of Street Fighter II to the Live Arcade, as well as a few other items from the leaked list we posted earlier. There is a good chance that the Chromehounds US demo and the Prey demo will make their appearance in this update. There is also a chance the Over G Fighters demo will be ready as well.

Slated for August are demos for N3, NCAA Footbal 07, Saint's Row and Dead Rising. It is likely that the Madden 07 demo won't "make the cut" until mid-september, but there is a good chance at a multiplayer feature in the demo.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE Resident Evil: Extinction trailer news!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Straight on the heels of our exclusive first look photos of the upcoming film Resident Evil: Extinction, we bring you the juicy details concerning the trailer!

According to our sources within the movie theater industry, the first trailer (most like a teaser) of the new RE film is set to premiere nationwide in front of Saw III this coming Halloween. Also preceding the film will be other horror-themed trailers. No word as of yet which others will be placed.

Resident Evil: Extinction is set for a 2007 release. Stay tuned to Rated-M.com for more on this as it breaks!

Exclusive first look at Resident Evil: Extinction!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Yesterday, we brought you the exclusive first look at the new Transformers trailer...a leak that eventually forced the movie company to release their trailer early.

Today, we bring you another exclusive first look. Two high quality official photos from the upcoming film Resident Evil: Extinction!


Milla Jovovich as Alice


Ali Larter as Claire Redfield

Oblivion for PC gets multiplayer mod!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Yes, it's the moment all you Oblivion PC owners have been waiting for. Someone has actually managed to get a working mod to allow co-op play on the PC version of Oblivion! The mod is still in early form, but you can keep up with it's progress at the link below!

Source: http://z3.invisionfree.com/MultiTES4/index.php?s=349eb3c32eb0cb868c5a9be21986b5f2&showtopic=84

Free XBOX 360 Demo Disk!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Walmart is offering a free demo disk for XBOX 360 on their website. All you need to do is fill out the form through the link below!

NOTE: the disk is NTSC and region coded for the US.

Source: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=515871&sourceid=312378800935745454

XBOX Live leaked DLC list!

Posted by Jason Triplett

We now have for you the almost complete list of the upcoming DLC for XBOX Live, along with prices and dates! This info has been yanked down across the net, but once again, Rated-M.com bring it to you!

Perfect Dark Zero (July; 500 pts)
Map Pack #2


Project Gotham Racing 3 (July; 500 pts)
Five cars
“Cat and Mouse” game mode
Proximity based racing mode


Ghost Recon: ADV Warfighter (July; Points are to be announced)
Maps
Co-Op Scenarios


Kameo (July; 500 pts)
Hardcore Package
Harder Version of SP & Co-Op
New Leaderboards to support new versions
New Skins for harder mode
New co-op game type with competitive elements


Call of Durty 2 July (Aug/Sep; 900 pts )
Multiplayer Maps


Frogger
Aug/Sep
400 pts


Lumines Live
Aug/Sep
1200 pts


Robblitz
Aug/Sep
800 pts


Pac-Man
Aug/Sep
400 pts


Cloning Clyde
July
800 pts


Street Fighter 2: HFE
July
400 pts


We are still digging for the controversial DLC schedule for Oblivion, which was also leaked. Stay tuned for more updates!

Jet Li offers philosophy instead of violence.

Posted by Jason Triplett

The world was taken by surprise when Jet Li announced his retirement from martial arts films. his reason was taht he wanted to reflect more on his religion and it's philosophy. He also stated that he wanted to promote martial arts more as an art form rather than a viscious vehicle of death.

Jet recently updated his official site with a new look and theme which reflects what he has wanted to do with his career. The website features many brilliant essays written by the master himself, amoung other things. Be sure to check it out and tell him how much you appreciate him!

NOTE: Jet Li is set to star in "Rogue" with Jason Statham. Jet has confirmed that he will be fighting in the film, but it is not a martial arts films. "Rogue" hits theaters in 2007.

Source: http://www.jetli.com

PSP Eye Toy shown off in Japan!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Sony is showing off the sleek new Eye Toy camera for the Playstation Portable gaming system in Japan. Japanese tech site ITMedia gives the world the first look at this amazing hardware add-on. Behold!




Source: http://itmedia.co.jp

Introducing the world's newest Super Hero...Captain Copyright!

Posted by Jason Triplett


Those crazy Canadians are at it again! Captain Copyright is a new IP from the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency aimed towards school children of all people. I guess Canada is going with the "Get em while they're young" method.

In my opinion, this is one of the most rediculous things I have ever seen. To check it out for yourself, visit the link below!

Source: http://www.captaincopyright.ca/Default.aspx

Paramount Pictures responds to the leaked Transformers trailer!

Posted by Jason Triplett

We have been covering this story all day since it broke. The leaked Transformers trailer we posted earlier spread across the net like wildfire. Paramount could not control what we all started, therefore they removed the 6 day countdown from their website and replaced it with the actual trailer.

This is a shocking turn of events in this story. Stay tuned for more as it happens!

Source: http://www.transformersmovie.com/

WORLD EXCLUSIVE! Transformers Trailer in DivX!

Posted by Jason Triplett

We are taking a risk bringing this to you, but we love you viewers out there. Earlier we reported on a set photo and the upcoming trailer for Transformers. We previously reported that the trailer will show before the new "Pirates" film. But now, in a world exclusive. We present to you the teaser trailer in it's entirety a whole 6 days before it is scheduled to release.

That's right folks, we have the trailer right here for you in DivX. Remember...you saw this HERE first! Rated-M.com!

Get the 8MB Trailer HERE! (Requires the DivX codec to play!)

Transformers teaser trailer to precede Pirates!

Posted by Jason Triplett

We have received information from two different theaters that the teaser trailer for the new Transformers film will show before the new "Pirates of the Carribean" this Friday.

To further confirm this, the official website has been updated with a countdown clock. Expect a lot of info on this film coming soon, but for now, we bring you the teaser poster!

Transformers is set to hit theaters on July 4th, 2007.


Click on the photo for a larger size!

Source: http://www.transformersmovie.com/

Transformers done Michael Bay style! (YES we have the controversial photo)

Posted by Jason Triplett

A couple days ago, a controversial photo hit the net showing one of the giant Transformers models from the set of the new Michael Bay film. The photo, portraying the newly designed "Bumblebee" Autobot, has been yanked off the net by studio executives. Even Aint It Cool News couldn't keep it up.

Well you know what? I am not afraid. This is just a photo. Nothing more. If the studio wants to threaten me (and give my site more free publicity in the meantime), then so be it. Here is the photo for your viewing pleasure!


Click on the picture for a larger shot!

Rated-M.com and the future.

Posted by Jason Triplett

I have been in web development for many years. This is my first project in a while, my first major project since UDCW.net, once the second most popular independant Dreamcast site on the net. I have been getting feedback from across the information super-highway about the new site, and the general concensus is that the "blog" layout has to go...or be added onto.

I agree wholeheartedly. I love the "blog" style of feeding you all your daily news, but I am currently working on a way to blend this style with the classic internet gaming site with reviews, previews, photos, etc.

A full design change is in the works, so stay tuned! There are great things ahead for Rated-M.com!

Final Fantasy XII hits stores on Halloween!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Gamespot.com reports that Square/Enix intends to release Final Fantasy XII for the Playstation 2 on October 31st, "All Hallow's Eve". We can only speculate that they picked this date so that gamers would actually PLAY this game before the PS3 hits shelves. Indeed, this is one of the last great titles slated for release on Sony's successful console.

I have played this game, and I love it. SE is one of the premiere developers in the world, and it's good to see them still have support for the older consoles. Square is sending the PS2 off proper with both FFXII and FFVII: Dirge Of Cerberus.

However, with the Nintendo Wii launching at the begining of October, Square may give themselves a run fortheir money with the new Crystal Chronicles and Dragon Quest games for the Wii launch.

Also slated for release around FFXII is the FFIII remake and Dragon Warrior Monsters for the Nintendo DS, as well as a pristine port of the original Final Fantasy to cell phones world-wide! It seems that no matter what system you own, Square/Enix is the company reaping the rewards!

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6153288.html

Chameleon snake just discovered and already threatened?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Why is there an animal story on this entertainment website? Well I am an animal lover and activist in my personal life, so you better believe I am going to share stories I feel to be important on this matter. Our species has been especially cruel to animal kind, so if there is anything I can do to help those without a voice, I am gonna do it.

Anyways, on to the story. Scientists with the World Wildlife Foundation (yes the guys that sued Vince McMahon over the WWF name) recently discovered a new species of snake on the island of Borneo. Now this isn't uncommon, as Borneo is home to a lot of newly discovered species. However, what makes this snake unusual is it's ability to change colors on the fly. It is the only snake known to have this ability.

Even though this snake was just discovered, WWF reports that it's habitat is already threatened by the rapid deforestation of Borneo. For more on this story, check the links below.

Source: http://www.999today.com/environment/news/story/3377.html
Source: http://www.panda.org

Blade the Series premieres tonight!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Now I know what you all are thinking...Blade the Series? WTF? Well I felt that way too, but initial critical impressions have actually been very good. Whether or not the show is any good or not depends on you...the fans.

Rapper gone actor Sticky Fingaz, from the rap group Onyx, plays the title role. Sticky is a hell of an actor, and I'm sure he will fit in just fine. The show's producers have promised that the show will not be a watered down version of the movies, but instead will channel the raw action and attitude of the films.

The show premieres tonight at 10pm (9 central) on the Spike TV network.

Also, for more on the show, and on Sticky Fingaz, check out the below interview IGN recently did.

Source: http://tv.ign.com/articles/715/715205p1.html
Source: http://www.spiketv.com/#shows/blade/index.jhtml

Spiderman 3 trailer hits the net!

Posted by Jason Triplett

This is it folks, the moment you've all been waiting for. The long awaited close of the Spider-Man trilogy by the genius Sam Raimi is set to release in May 2007, but you can get your first look today!

Scheduled to premiere in front of Superman, the trailer lasts about 90 seconds. You must have QuickTime installed to view this trailer. Click below to check it out.

NOTE: If you noticed that the Playstation 3 and Spider-Man 3 fonts are identical, then you now know just how fucking cheap Sony is. Congratulations!

Source: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/spider-man_3/index.html

Mx Tabs closes down

Posted by Cmos

Well the MPA has forced Mxtabs.net the biggest resource for many musicians to close down its website. I happen to find this complete bullshit as many of us went there to learn how to play our favorite songs. I guess its no illegal to transpose something by ear.


Source: http://www.mxtabs.net/index.html

Silicon Knights on Eternal Darkness sequel & working with Nintendo again!

Posted by Jason Triplett

IGN recently sat down for a video interview with one of Silicon Knights' developers to discuss Eternal Darkness on it's 4th anniversary. Amoung topics discussed were the possibility of a Eternal Darkness sequel, and Silicon Knights' view on hooking back up with Nintendo.

Follow the link below to check it out, it is the 3rd segment in the video.

Source: http://media.games.ign.com/articles/693/693580/vid_1558109.html

Man wins lawsuit for a 10-year erection

Posted by Cmos

A former handyman has won more than $US400,000 ($A545,890) in a lawsuit over a penile implant that gave him a 10-year erection.


Source:http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/US-man-wins-penile-malfunction-lawsuit/2006/06/24/1150845409425.html

The Ten Craziest Characters In a Fighting Game

Posted by Cmos

Fighting games are fun when you have a kick-ass brawler who knows how to get the job done, but creativity is also something we look for in a brawling effort. So, with that, we step up and give you our list of the ten craziest characters to ever be introduced in a fighting game.

Source: http://www.gamedaily.com/Specials/10-Craziest-Fighting-Characters/?rp=49

Top Five Greatest Mario Games, Ever

Posted by Cmos

GameDaily has put together a list detailing the top 5 Mario games of all-time, at the opinion of the editors of course. And as surprising as it may be, Super Mario 3 is not #1 and Mario Paint didn't even make the list. I'm not sure I fully agree with #1 though.


Source: http://www.gamedaily.com/Specials/Top-5-Mario-Games/?rp=49

Sony Expects to Sell 100 Million PS3s

Posted by Cmos

Sony's massively successful PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles both sold upwards of 100 million units worldwide. But despite the PlayStation 3's steep price point, Sony's sales expectations haven't flagged at all.

Source: http://gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=68990

Quake is 10 years old

Posted by Cmos

Late on the 22nd of June, 1996 Quake was uploaded to cdrom.com's archives in the form of 7 1.44MB floppy disk images.


Source: http://games.slashdot.org/games/06/06/23/1755244.shtml

Religious video game leaves spyware behind

Posted by Cmos

Ars Technica reports that the Christian video game Left Behind (where you must direct and expand the "Tribulation Force," a military organization that attempts to either convert or kill the remaining population of New York) comes fully loaded with spyware.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060623-7122.html

The PSP is Crying for Mercy

Posted by Cmos

The PSP is slowly dying out witjh sony's help!

Source: http://www.pspcrazy.com/?page=Articles&action=showarticle&id=209

Nintendo Wii To Have Fixed Price?

Posted by Cmos

Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata, speaking at a corporate management policy briefing, revealed his feelings regarding the constant price reductions in the video game market.


Source: http://www.nintendorevolution.ca/06232006/11/nintendo_wii_to_have_fixed_price

The Return Of Ganondorf!

Posted by Cmos

A hilarious flash animation making fun of Link and Ganondorf. "Come, Ganny!"

Source:http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/returnofganondorf.html

N64/GBA Mother 3 (Earthbound 2) Comparisons

Posted by Cmos

After finally being able to play Mother 3 on the GBA, we noticed that there are many events in the game that appear in screenshots of the canceled Mother 3 for the Nintendo 64. This page compares the N64 screenshots to screenshots of the exact same events from Mother 3 on GBA.

Source: http://starmen.net/mother3/gameinfo/comparisons/

Blizzard answers World of Warcraft Paid Server Transfers Rumors

Posted by Cmos

Blizzard finally replies to the rumors circulating the web concerning paid server transfer service.

Source: http://www.blizzplanet.com/?action=news&id=853

Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine FREE for 1 year!!

Posted by Cmos

Now offering a free 1 year subscription offer to Electronic Gaming Monthly. This is a no-strings, totally free offer just for preferred gamers. But hurry! It's for a limited time only! Get your 1 year (12 issues) subscription to Electronic Gaming Monthy now - yours courtesy of GameSHOUT


Source: http://www.gameshout.com/egm

Why the hell am I addicted to World of Warcraft?

Posted by Cmos

THis man has many points about his article but take it as you read it.



Source:http://www.flickergaming.net/index.php/2006/06/22/why-the-hell-am-i-addicted-to-world-of-warcraft/

Sony PS3 Ridge Racer 7 Trailer Video Online

Posted by Cmos

Check out this video clip if you want to be teased with some more RIdge Racer 7, coming to the Sony Playstation 3.

Source: http://www.gamingbits.com/content/view/830/2/

Xbox 360 version of GRAW is going to run you $75

Posted by Cmos

multiplayer Co-op campaign with 4 all-new missions in Chapter 2 * 8 revisited, relit multiplayer Adversarial maps * 2 all-new game types with 1 new game mode – Team Battle * 2 new camouflage patterns * 4 new character customization faces * 5 new weapons..

Well this downloadable content thing is a blessing and a curse!!




Source: http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/06/22/GRAW-Chapter-2-Content.aspx

Xbox Live Arcade Games May Be Headed For Retail

Posted by Cmos

Maybe the critically acclaimed Table Tennis Xbox 360 game has sent a message to Microsoft's Peter Moore that gamers crave more games that are simplistic in nature.


Source:http://www.i4u.com/article5932.html

Mario Kart knows the difference between a DS and a DS lite

Posted by Cmos

Little You Tube showing the boot up sounds on both systems while playing MarioKart Ds





Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWRagaZYDYg

Takashi Tezuka from Nintendo, talks about DS, Wii and what's next for Mario

Posted by Cmos

Takashi Tezuka is the General Manager of the EAD Software Designing Department in Japan. Mr. Tezuka reveals that he'd like to work on an all-new 3-D Mario for DS, he talks about the Wii, and shares some interesting stories about Zelda. This is a must read!

Source: http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=13045&page=1

Metroid Prime: Hutners for Nintendo DS hacked

Posted by Cmos

Well, well, well, looks like the person who introduced Mario Kart DS hacking into the mainstream has now sucessfully hacked Metroid Prime, Hutners. Not to worry, Parasyte never released the hacks for Mario Kart DS that allow cheating, and he is quick to condem online cheater wannabes on the forums he moderates. Still, it is very interesting.


Source:http://gscentral.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=29151#29151

Need for Speed: Carbon – First Screens and Trailer-Sweet

Posted by Cmos

EA has just made the first official announcement on the game, releasing the screens which you can see right here, along with a short teaser trailer.


Source: http://spong.com/article/10289/Need+for+Speed:+Carbon+?+First+Screens+and+Trailer?cb=988

Wii Launch Titles Wiivealed

Posted by Cmos

Well title explains itself. Cant wait for Prime 3





Source: http://www.gamernode.com/Wii/News_878/index.html

GameBoy classics on your iPod!

Posted by Cmos

Play nearly all the original Nintendo Game Boy’s classics on your iPod—just search for the ROM files online. The controls can be awkward, but having Zelda on your iPod is worth it.

Source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/iboy

The Best of the DS

Posted by Cmos

A handy guide with the best DS games so far. A must read for DS (or is it DS Lite?) first-timers


Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=65606

Nintendo Game Boy: 1989's Technology Pinaccle!

Posted by Cmos

Ok, maybe it wasn't 89's pinaccle, but the Game Boy was SWEET for its time. Article is a nostalgic Game Boy retrospective with pics of the system, GB carts (compared to current formats), the system's best games, and more. A very cool read.


Source: http://www.modojo.com/features/88/

Do MMORPG's Cause People to Buy Fewer Games at Retail?

Posted by Cmos

NPD reports that the video games industry isn't doing so hot in 2006. Information on a report found at GameSpot indicates that consoles are down, but PC titles are up, led by MMORPG sales. Do MMOs bleed money away from other Genres?

Source: http://www.grimwell.com/index.php?action=fullnews&id=330

Toshiba Losing $200 Per HD-DVD Player, Firm Finds

Posted by Cmos

Toshiba is losing approximately $200 or more on each sale of its HD-A1 HD-DVD player, an analyst firm said Friday.
iSuppli, which has published so-called teardown analyses of the Apple Intel-based iMac and other devices, said that the components needed to assemble the HD-A1 came to approximately $674, significantly higher than the $499 estimated price the company charges.

Source: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1980865,00.asp

Doctors: Ditch Cell Phones During Thunderstorms

Posted by Cmos

People should not use mobile phones outdoors during thunderstorms because of the risk of being struck by lightning, doctors said on Friday....


Source: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1980837,00.asp

Snakes on a Plane fan-kit out now!

Posted by Jason Triplett

If you are like me, one of the millions of people aniticipating this summer's most anticipated film, Snakes on a Plane, then you may want to head over to the official site and snag their all new fan-kit! It includes screenshots, audio, icons, and even a video intro by the man himself, Samuel L. MuthaFuckin' Jackson.

Snakes on a plane hits theaters nationwide August 18th!

Source: http://www.snakesonaplane.com/crew/fankit.html

Clerk 2 Trailer

Posted by Cmos

OMG Really funny Star Wars Spoofs

Posted by Cmos

Got Time to kill

Posted by Cmos

This website has some links to a lot of games to simply pass the time away....
Enjoy!

Source: http://www.internetgamesfree.com/categories/Casino?PHPSESSID=2722ffafb87358fb2771fa52a3b29f1b

Circuit City video game clearance coming this Sunday

Posted by Cmos

A bunch of games being sold for $8.96 like Metroid Prime Pinball, Tales of Phantasia, EyeToy AntiGrav, and Wild Arms 4



Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2006/06/23/circuit-city-summer-clearance-06/

Happy 10th Bday N64

Posted by Cmos

Just found an article giving us a all the details of the N64 including its birthday June 23rd.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_64

Square/Enix rumors abound!

Posted by Jason Triplett

A source inside Square/Enix let slip a few interesting tidbits in a recent official forum post that was quickly deleted. Many things were mentioned, from FF7 to Kingdom Hearts to a new fighting game series.

Let's start with FF7. He stated the remake would not happen for PS3, the tech demo was just that. This is no big surprise, since Square has said that numerous times publicly. However, he did mention FF7 was making some new appearances on consoles. The original game would be available for download via Sony's marketplace in "episodes". These episodes could be transfered to the PSP. He also mentioned that FF7 is being considered for a Nintendo DS port. Square Loves the little handheld that could, and hope to begin work on this port soon.

We aren't done with FF7 just yet... He went on to talk about Square pictures. Apparently a second FF7 film is in the works from Square pictures, with a 2009 target date.

This same topic brought up Kingdom Hearts. Disney is interested in doing a KH film, and has approached Square about doing it. Square Pictures is tied up doing the cutscenes for FFXIII and the new FF7 film, so they declined. However, he reported that Square gave the go ahead to Disney to begin production on the project. Whether Disney's in house animation company or Pixar will make the film is still unclear.

One last thing he talked about was the blending of properties. Since the Square/Enix merge, they have talked about merging FF with the DW/DQ series. Well according to the source, they are doing just that, but in a fighting game series to hit all consoles and both 3D handhelds. The series would feature key characters from most FF games and some characters from the Dragon Warrior series as well. No word on any other SE characters making an appearance, nor when this game would even be available.

I would like to note that Rated-M could not independantly confirm any of this, but it sure seems like hot info, especially since Square removed the post within an hour of it being posted. We will get more info on this story to you as it breaks!

GRAW 360 gets new content!

Posted by Jason Triplett

GRAW Chapter 2 is out now on the XBL marketplace. There is a crap load of content included, like 4 new maps, some old maps with new tim of day, five new weapons, and more camo and soldier skins.

The pack costs a whopping 1200 points, or $15 in real money, making it the most expensive single download since the pay for content thing started way back on the first XB. If you are a fan of GRAW, and have $15 to spend and almost 1GB free on your hard drive, then this is for you!

Who is Iron Man?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Variety reports that Marvel has set a May 2nd, 2008 release for their upcoming film Iron Man, to be directed by Jon Favreau. However, no one has any idea as to who is going to play the hero. The forums at imdb.com are on fire with speculation, but at this point, not even the director or writers have any clue as to who is going to be Tony Stark.

To join in the fun of speculation and rumor, click the link below:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/

Assassin's Creed: Not So Exclusive to PS3?

Posted by Cmos

Ubisoft's new game from the Prince of Persia team may not actually be exclusive to the PS3 - it's definitely coming to the PC and Xbox 360...and those versions may actually come out at the same time as the PS3 version.



Source:http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3151655

Can Sex Cause a Heart Attack

Posted by Cmos

Are Men's Libido's Stronger Than Women?

Posted by Cmos

Men are hardwired to want sex more than women, right? If that's true, why is it that so many women seem to be on the prowl?



Source: http://www.4-men.org/sex-drive/female-libido.html

Gears of War a Trilogy??

Posted by Cmos

Well if this isnt a great 360 piece of news


Source: http://microsoft.controllerfreaks.com/fullnews.asp?NewsID=7367

Teen Convicted for Ipod Slaying

Posted by Cmos

Man, this is so sad that one man has to kill another for a $300 device.....


Source: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/06/21/ipod.killing.ap/index.html

Anti_Rape Condom

Posted by Cmos

Well for those sick perverted bastards out there in the world have something new to fear in their line of work....Sounds like it hurts.



Source: http://www.rapestop.net/faq/index.asp

360 gets the shaft on Prey demo, 3D Realms speaks!

Posted by Jason Triplett

In a shocking (not really that shocking) turn of events, 360 owners eager to play tonight's release of the long awaited Prey demo logged into XBL to find...nothing. The demo was a no show. Forums across the net are on FIRE behind this.

Well 3D Realms felt they had to speak on this matter, addressing it in their official forums. George Broussard had this to say:

"We do not want 360 people waiting up for the demo or having false expectations.The 360 demo will not appear on Marketplace tonight.I'm still waiting for specifcs, but I'm being told that it's still in testing at Microsoft. From what I understand this isn't Microsoft's fault, and is more likely just an issue of timing.I'm hesitant to give any estimates for a release, but I've been told it should be reasonably soon after the pc release, but could be as long as a few days.We will post an update as soon as we have more solid information."

He went on to say:

"It's not Microsoft's fault. They aren't gay. Really."

I lol'd at that last part a dozen times now...

Anyways, for tthe entire thread, and further correspondance from Mr. Broussard himself, check the link below.

Source: http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18601

Planetside Hacked

Posted by Cmos

Well Sony is having the best PR lately. Star Wars galaxies is in shambles, the ps3 isnt looking very good, and now an MMORPG gets madly hacked. Dosent surprise me too much but then again who the heck still plays planetside!


Source: http://www.gameshout.com/news/planetside_hacked/article6913.htm

Lose Weight Playing Video Games

Posted by Cmos

Sony: We dont need GTA

Posted by Cmos

A few days ago we posted that Microsoft may have bought Take Two. Now Sony comments they dont need GTA. Sounds like this is starting to shed more light..


Source: http://1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3151639

Xbox 360 Price Drop

Posted by Cmos

Well lets hope this rumour is true. The 360 is a fine pice of hardware and with its competitors a year behind a price reduction will help MS boast those sales....

Source: http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/xbox-360-gets-dirt-cheap-182147.php

Iwata Lays the smack down on software

Posted by Cmos

Nintendo president tells of his belief on how things should be working in the software market.


Source: http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=17848

Funny Superman Flash Video

Posted by Cmos

Thought this was really funny so I thought I would share.


Source: http://www.bigducky.com/animated_cartoons/superman.htm

ATI's New RS700 Detailed

Posted by Cmos

Woot Ati is hard at work on their new gpu. Sounds very promising.

Source: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2958

Super Mario Skills

Posted by Cmos

Browsing You tube for some old school gaming and came across this good ole game.
(Hopefully the RIAA dosent sue him for using that music video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF_glNqW_hQ&eurl=http://mooves.blogspot.com/

$100 Hamburger

Posted by Cmos

Dude must have been feeling depressed to eat this bad boy.. But it was for a good cause anyhow.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/21/AR2006062100398.html

What Did Rhythm & Hues Do To Marlon Brando To Make Him Speak In SUPERMAN RETURNS? Behold!

Posted by Cmos

Really interesting movie on how the manipulated old superman footage to be used in the new movie. Kinda creepy!!


Source: http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=23646

XB360 demo news!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Word is quickly spreading around the net that the next issue of the Official XBOX Magazine will include demos of Dead Rising and Saint's Row, two highly anticipated games for the XBOX 360. We could not independantly confirm these reports, but with both games coming out within the next 2 months, we think this is actually a believable claim.

Dead Rising demo w/ XBL support = good
GamerPic of Brangelina's baby = bad
Saint's Row demo w/ XBL support = good
Brokeback Mountian 360 dasboard theme = bad

let's hope for the good in this case!

MP3.com back to supporting indie artists!

Posted by Jason Triplett

It has been awhile since the meteoric fall of MP3.com, one of my picks for website of the decade...hell century. MP3.com got raped by the music industry for posting music downloads, and while the artists who had actually already made it big were happy, thousands of indies hoping for their shot at stardom were screwed.

MP3.com was once the hub for indie music, launching careers based on popularity. Drowning Pool for example, was an MP3.com member before their big break, and they attribute their Mp3.com fanbase to their eventual success. The power of the people is what can make or break an artist...and that forum was gone...but not forever.

MP3.com is currently Beta Testing their new personal artist page program, in which any average Joe with half a lick of talent (or none at all) can post their work for the world to see and vote on. MP3.com is on it's way back...it took forever, but it seems tht this site isn't going anywhere anytime soon!

Source: http://www.mp3.com/signup/artist

Busta Rhymes kicks the Dixie Chicks' asses!

Posted by Jason Triplett

The numbers are in. Fans of rap or people who just hate country, rejoice! Busta Rhymes' new album "The Big Bang" has dethroned the bitch trio, taking his first ever number one debut spot. The previous number one holders, Dixie Chick (heartwarmingly referred to around my town as "Chicks with Dicks"), were also dethroned by the new AFI album, though AFI didn't have the staying power to hold the number one spot.

The Dixie Chicks still hold the number two spot, and are still number one on the country charts.

Source: http://www.mp3.com

Prey demo update!

Posted by Jason Triplett

I have more news for you from the Prey demo front. I have discovered that the XBOX 360 version of this demo is scheduled to hit the net sometime this evening alongside the PC demo. We recently announced the PC demo launch, scheduled for tonight at 9pm.

What we cannot confirm at this point is whether the Prey demo for 360 will have the same features and modes as the PC version.

I will be playing both versions online (assuming the 360 demo has LIVE support) through the weekend, screenname Kanemura for PC and GamerTag Kanemura for LIVE. Jump on and kick the Rated-M creator's ass!

Nintendo Ds Opera browser gets release date in Japan

Posted by Cmos

Well this might prove to useful with the two screens. The Ds happens to be one of the best handhelds of this generation and its turning into more of a all in one media system instead of just gameing. Hats off to Nintendo..

Source: http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2006/6/21/4399

Game Tap to release extras for Sonics 15 year Anniversary

Posted by Cmos

Well with it being Sonic's 15th Anniversary the folks at Game Tap decided to celebrate with some new content. Ahh nostolgia at its finest.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2006/6/21/4400

Halo 2 Team Signs Million dollar deal

Posted by Cmos

Well getting 1,000,000 to play games sounds pretty awesome to me. Give these guys a hand they took one of the best jobs out there.

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/06/21/halo-2-team-signs-million-dollar-deal/

Ninteno Ds Light Rumble Pack

Posted by Cmos

I was browsing the nintendo of Japan webite and I stumble upon an intersting item. For those of us who have a dslite and a rumble card it can be pretty annoying to have it sticking out. Well in Japan they already have an answer for this problem. Hopefully this fix will be released stateside..

Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/online/ds_shindou/index.html

Play Back-Ups on PSP 1.5 Firmware

Posted by Cmos

AN interesting post I read at pspupdates.com has a little tutorial section for how to play umd back ups off your memory stick on earlier psp firmware. You use a program called DevHook .41d. Please read the tutorial accompanied with the program to make the program work or if you lazy like me you can get a completely all set up version from your favorite torrent site.

Hack Your Nintendo Ds Light

Posted by Cmos

I was browsing on you tube when I came across this little video explaining how to hack your Ds Light.

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ePwfuWoULQ&eurl=http://maxconsole.com/

Rated-m.com free video game report!

Posted by Jason Triplett

I love video games. More than that, I love a good free video game. So I decided to share the love by sharing with you some of the best sources for FREE gaming on the net!

1.) Home of the Underdogs (http://www.the-underdogs.info/)
One of the best resources for freeware, shareware and abandonware gaming on the net. Their HUGE legal and free library includes such classics as Legacy of Kain Blood Omen and System Shock 2.

2.) MMORPG.com (http://www.mmorpg.com)
Amoung the games listed on this popular site are numerous free MMO's like Flyff, Knight Online, and Conquer Online. Watching this site like a hawk also ensures first news of beta tests for upcoming MMO's.

3.) BattleOn (http://www.battleon.com)
Home of the cult favorite Adventure Quest, you can find a slew of other free online RPG's on this site.

4.) MiniClip (http://www.miniclip.com)
So many free games in so many categories, you just have to go see it for yourself.

5.) Shockwave.com (http://www.shockwave.com)
This site has been around for a long time. Like MiniClip, this site hosts a wide variety of free games in every genre.

Hope everyone enjoys the list! May you all find something nice to play!

3DRealms releases 360 achievement list for Prey.

Posted by Jason Triplett

Wondering what the list of 360 achievements are for Prey? Well 3DRealms has gone ahead and blew their wad early by posting the entire list on their website. There is spoiler-ish stuff in the list, so check it out if you don't care about spoilers.

http://www.3drealms.com/prey/360achievements.html

Silent Hill DVD gets a date.

Posted by Jason Triplett

Sony Pictures recently announced that they will be releasing the Silent Hill movie on DVD, Blu-ray and UMD on August 22nd. The DVD is packed with special features and carries a hefty retail tag. Expect to pay about $30 for the DVD or UMD and $40 for the Blu-Ray.

Source: http://www.ign.com

Saga of Ryzom going FREE...well kinda.

Posted by Jason Triplett

Saga of Ryzom is a cult favorite MMO with a strong following of devoted fans. If allowing the fans to make content and offering a free expansion pack weren't good enough to pull you in, then you might be interested in Ryzom's new trial.

The trial takes place in a unique area away from the main game. You can stay and play in that area as long as you like for no fee. Ok, so it's not exactly free per say, but it sounds to me like the Ryzom team is out to please. Visit the official site at http://www.ryzom.com

Source: http://www.mmorpg.com

Nintendo Wii to launch October 2nd?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Recently, GameStop added Wii games into their system with release dates. One date pops up quite a few times throughout, Oct. 2nd.

A few days later, GameStop moved several key titles from the 360 list to the same date. Some of the titles are Forza 2, Viva Pinata, and Gears of War. These games had previously been placed against the PS3 launch. Microsoft stated during and after E3 that they weren't intimidated by the PS3's launch line-up, but were quick to complement Nintendo.

Speculation is that Microsoft moved their big fall titles up to face the Wii launch, showing that they aren't concerned a bit with Sony's launch. If this is true, this would place the Wii release date on October 2nd, 2006. Rated-M is keeping tabs on this story and we will post more as it develops.

Asiandvdclub.org on it's way back!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Our friends at Asiandvdclub were taken offline during the raid on thepiratebay.org's servers. They have managed to get back one of their servers and are working on getting the second one. Check out their temporary site http://asiandvdclub.blogspot.com/ for more info.

Red VS. Blue hits XBOX LIVE!

Posted by Jason Triplett

A couple days ago, an all new episode of Red VS. Blue was posted on XBL. The video is free to download. Also available for download is a RVB trailer. Expect to see a lot more of the series on XBL!

Prey demo hits the net Wednesday!

Posted by Jason Triplett

This coming Wednesday, GameSpot.com is offering everyone a chance to play Prey before it hits shelves.

"The Prey demo will have one hour of gameplay and includes both a single-player mode and two multiplayer maps."

I don't know about you, but I'm excited. I can't wait to play this game. I will be online with the demo as well, look for screen name Kanemura so you can pwn me a few times...

Source: http://www.gamespot.com

Star Wars Galaxies turns 3!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Sony is celebrating 3 years of service in their once popular MMO Star Wars Galaxies. During the celebration, all players will receive an instant travel ship for each character on their account. Veteran players will also receive more house storage space.

Also during the celebration, numerous player and GM run events will be going on across all servers. One of these events actually sounds cool:

"Party with Max Rebo and His Band!

Come celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies with Max Rebo and special guests on the roof of the Lucky Despot Cantina in Mos Eisley!

Max and his band will be performing continuously from Thursday June 22nd through Wednesday June 28th, so stop by any time to see the most famous band in the galaxy! Big crowds are expected during the peak hours of 6 to 10pm PST (GMT for European servers), so plan accordingly."

Unfortunately, the servers are still empty in contrast to the past, and the only thing that will bring the people back is pre-cu servers. SOE stands by their claim that the game is fine, and will never bring back pre-cu servers.

For more info on the celebrations, check out the official website http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/

Acclaim reborn or doomed to fail?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Acclaim Games, formally disbanded and out of business, was reborn recently when the company was purchased by an aspiring new team. Once holding such liscenses as WWE Wrestling and Turok, Acclaim now focuses on free online games.

One game, BOTS, allows you to create your own robot and fight it against other players' creations online. Their other major project, 9Dragons is a localization of an asian free MMO. One could wonder how localizing free MMO's to the states and Euro crowd could be lucrative by any means. I guess we will just have to wait and see what the future holds for Acclaim. One thing is for sure, I am very happy to see the company back.

For more info on Acclaim, check out http://www.acclaim.com

Halo joins the Marvel Universe!

Posted by Jason Triplett

It has been announced for a while that Bungie and Marvel were teaming to do a graphic novel. A teaser comic priced for $.99 hit shelves May 31st letting fans know what to expect. Early impressions are that this is gonna be one hell of a comic, Halo fan or not. Buzz is currently so good that Marvel intends on making Halo a recurring monthly series. You can also expect Marvel to do the official comic adaptation of the Halo movie, due out in 07.

Despite people like myself who are excited about this series, there are some naysayers. There really hasn't been a successful comic adaptation of a game so far, and while Halo does have it's fan base, a lot of people really dont like the series. Love it or hate it, the series is a force to be reckoned with. The word Halo invokes something in gamers...let's hope that same feeling carries over to the page.

No PS3 pre-orders until October?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Sony's claims to have a fairly supplied launch for PS3 may be refuted by the very retailers carrying their products. Many retailers have been informed by Sony that their launch day numbers would be between 5-10 systems per store nationwide, thus forcing a decision to not do any pre-sale of the system until mid-October. GameStop, EB Games, GameCrazy and a few other retailers are following these guidelines. Retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target have opted not to do a pre-sale at all. FYE is the only retail chain I have come across that is actually taking pre-orders, however you can bet there will be a back-log of reservations and a hefty waiting period.

What does this mean for the average gamer? Well quite simply your chances of getting a PS3 this winter (if you can afford it that is) are very slim. I recommend staying in touch with retailers so you can jump on the pre-orders when they first start...or you can do like I am and wait until tax season. My winter system will be the Wii, and I will probably be joined by many many gamers who wanted a PS3 but couldn't find a store with one. If you actually manage to get a PS3 at launch, make sure to buy the warranty. Sony has released buggy systems twice over already culminating in redesign and/or class-action lawsuit. Who's to say they won't do it again?

Backwards sensibility about backwards compatibility

Posted by Jason Triplett

Peter Moore recently announced that backwards compatibility was not a major concern of the 360 team at this time and that "not every XBOX game will be backwards compatible". This of course goes back on their original promise.

The state of backwards compatibility is such that Barbie: Horse Adventure is supported but games like Morrowind, Midtown Madness 3, Panzer Dragoon, Shenmue 2, and a slew of other more popular titles are not supported. When asked why this had happened, they claimed that games like Barbie showed up because they shared a game engine with another game they ported.

Sounds to me like they are just making excuses. Bottom line...backwards compatibility was an advertised feature, and if they were to discontinue that aspect of the system, it would show a bit about how well they keep their promises. If you think this is bullshit, please point your browsers to the http://www.xbox.com website and tell them how you feel.

Gay Batgirl WTF?

Posted by Jason Triplett

DC Comics recently announced that they would be bringing back their retired superheroine Batgirl. However, there is a twist. DC decided to brink her back as a LESBIAN. Yeah, you heard it right. Now normally I wouldn't care, but this is a blatent attempt to appeal to the horny 13 year old male demographic, the same demographic that once made comics king.

DC Comics would have you believe that they are in fact trying to appeal to the gay crowd, but if that were true why not put in a gay male on male couple? Simple, no one wants to see a couple of dudes making out. It's fucking gross. But what guy wouldn't want to see a couple of chicks go at it?

Case in point. At any rate, I wouldn't read the comic either way. Far better books out there to get into.

Microsoft & Rockstar

Posted by Jason Triplett

Rumors have been long-standing that Microsoft was trying to buy Rockstar. We here at Rated-M think that has finally happened. Anyone who was watching G4TV's coverage of E3 2006 saw Peter Moore show off his nice GTA tattoo at the press conference. He had mentioned that GTA would launch on the 360 first with exclusive episodic content.

The very next day, Peter Moore sat down for an interview to announce that just minutes prior to the interview, he had signed a deal of exclusivity with Rockstar so that GTA would be and I quote "ONLY ON 360". When asked how he managed to steal such a big title away from Sony, he replied that Rockstar knew what they were doing, they were "good businessmen".

So after that, there has been no further mention of it, and all 3 companies involved have declined comment. Recently, Take-Two, current known owners of Rockstar, spoke of their next-gen line-up, but Rockstar was strangely not mentioned once. Take-Two has had some money problems, despite having strong titles for PS2 and the XBOX systems. The loss of the NFL license to EA, the Hot Coffee fiasco with GTA, and the fire at their New York offices contributed to this.

Speculation is that Take-Two sold Rockstar to MS to save themselves from their money issues. MS gets GTA, Take-Two is free of the negative publicity and controversy. I wouldn't be surprised if we see an official announcment real soon.

Blog Archive

Spider-Man reboot gets a date...and 3-D!

Posted by Jason Triplett
02-10-10

Toy Story 3 gets a full trailer!

Posted by Jason Triplett
02-11-10

New shots from the set of Predators!

Posted by Jason Triplett
02-11-10

Tyrese to Transform once more!

Posted by Jason Triplett
02-11-10

Star Trek Online gets HUGE endgame update!

Posted by Jason Triplett
02-11-10