Author - Jerry Paxton

Gamespot Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Review

Gamespot has posted a review of the expansion for Flight Simulator X titled, ‘Acceleration’, giving it an 8.5 out of 10. The expansion features a number of new aircraft, including a F/A-18 Hornet, while also giving a plethora (and yes, I know what that word means) of new missions to undertake. Also touted is the game’s smoothing out of the DirectX 10 graphical features if you are using a Vista pc.

From the article:
‘…the added capabilities that Acceleration brings to the sim, such as the hoist and retrieval capability with the new helicopter, the carrier operations, and the new multiplayer racing missions, make this a very attractive and recommended expansion for any Flight Simulator X fan.’

New Indiana Jones Photos

AICN has posted some more photos from Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. They feature a more ‘rugged’ looking Shia, a weathered Harrison, and a whip…Oh, also a leather jacket, prepare to be riveted towards the bottom of this page!

Deus Ex 3 Announced!

Gamasutra is reporting that Eidos has announced Deus Ex 3 is in production at it’s Montreal studio. Hopefully it will return to the greatness of the original title and avoid Deus Ex 2’s craptastic gameplay. For those of you who don’t know, Deus Ex was a cyberpunk-themed first-person shooter/computer role-playing game developed by Ion Storm Inc. and published by Eidos Interactive. The game received almost universal critical and industry acclaim, including being named Best PC Game of All Time in a poll carried out by UK gaming magazine PC Zone. It was a frequent candidate for and winner of Game of the Year awards.

Set in a dystopian world during the 2050s, the central plot follows rookie United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition agent JC Denton, as he sets out to combat terrorist forces, which have become increasingly prevalent in a world slipping ever further into chaos. As the plot unfolds, Denton becomes entangled in a deep and ancient conspiracy, encountering fictional recreations of organizations such as Majestic 12, the Illuminati, and the Hong Kong Triads throughout his journey.

Pirate Bay Under Fire from Three Lawsuits

Ars Technica is reporting that popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay, is under attack from three separate lawsuits. One lawsuit is from a Swedish prosecuter, Hakan Roswall, who will be filing his charges before January 31st, 2008. Peter Sunde, one of The Pirate Bay administrators says, ‘I’m quite confident we’re gonna win and I was expecting this to happen…Roswall is also a very biased man, so I’m glad to take it to court instead of letting him dig around my personal life for no apparent reason. Actually, it’s kinda funny.’ The second suit is from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, and third is from Prince…yes, as in Purple Rain.

Nerd Sells $35K Worth of Star Wars Toys on eBay

Gizmodo is reporting that a nerd has finally given up his Star Wars collecting pursuits, selling his whole stash on eBay for $34,500 dollars. According to his eBay posting, ‘THIS IS A BIG STEP I’M TAKING IN ORDER TO MOVE ON AND ACOMPLISH A NEW PLAN I HAVE FOR MY FUTURE’. His collection consists of more than 1,100 figures and other toys.

I got dibs on his Bib Fortuna!

BNAT 9 Poster Sees Things No One Else Can See

AICN has posted its official poster for their annual film festival, Butt-Numb-A-Thon (in it’s ninth year). I highly recommend taking a look at it. As a huge Big Trouble in Little China fan, I just am eating it up like pumpkin cheesecake.

Have you tried pumpkin cheesecake? It is like they wrapped up all the joy in the world and put it into morsels of pumpkin-goodness. I have to say that Marie Calendars’ pumpkin cheesecake is good, but for my money it is all about homemade from scratch. Mmmmmmm….

50 Greatest Fictional Weapons of All Time

Wizard Universe has a very amusing story posted on the 50 greatest fictional weapons of all time. I wont spoil anything for you here, but instead I will leave you with a collection of Black Friday information. Nothing says ‘Capitalism’ more than Black Friday, and here is a great example in this video that looks like something more from ’28 Days Later’ than real life. Also, Happy Thanksgiving all!