Monday, September 14, 2009

September 15th...yee haw


Sept15th can't come fast enough.

First the new Dan Brown is coming out and while Brown is not exactly a Pulitzer worthy writer, his books are enough guilty pleasure for me to be excited. I have no idea what this book is about as the publisher has done a pretty good job of being as vague as all get out and just giving blurbs about the success of the writer and the series. I may or may not actually by this book in hardcover. We'll have to see how good the jacket sounds when I get my hands on a copy.


On another note, the video game WET is coming out and I have been waiting FOREVER for a video game that portrays a strong woman as a lead character who can kick ass and take names later. Lara Croft is the first video game heroine of that caliber but she was also drawn and depicted as a sex symbol. I want a girl who can shoot you in the head and shoot a glass of whisky as she is waiting for payment. First of all, this chick is hot but I wouldn't piss her off if I were you. From the Wiki page:


WET is an action game that combines shooting and swordplay with stylish acrobatics. The main character, Rubi, carries twin pistols (revolvers) and a sword, and can fire whilst jumping, sliding on her knees and running on walls. During these acrobatic actions, the game will enter slow motion, and she will automatically aim at a second enemy, allowing the player to shoot at two enemies at once. She can also combine her attacks, such as wall running off a person, or performing a sword uppercut while sliding. Racking up kills and collecting multiplier icons gains multipliers, which increase score and the rate at which Rubi regenerates health. Rubi can also regain health by finding bottles of whiskey; when activated, she takes a swig from the bottle, then throws the bottle into the air and shoots it.

In some sections of the game, Rubi's face will get covered in blood and she will go into a murderous rage. These sections are presented in noir style, with bold red, black and white visuals. Rubi's attacks become faster and stronger to fight against large amounts of enemies during these sections, and killing chains of enemies extends her psychotic fury. There are also motorway sections that feature shooting integrated with quick time events.

Also, Eliza Dushku is the voice of Rubi. Now, I'm not the world's biggest fan of Ms. Dushku's acting ability (I mean, pouting and yelling can only get you so far in my book) but I love her voice work.

So, two great notables coming out tomorrow - Make sure to check them out

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