A new Leisure Suit Larry game is being made! With promises that it'll have little if anything to do with the last horrid game, Magna Cum Laude. I'd be pumped, if not for the producer's idiotic and contradictory statements. He wants it to be a classic sex comedy in the vein of Animal House and American Pie, yet he's toning it down from the last release so much that there won;t even be any nudity. Now, normally, nudity in a game is completely unnecessary and usually to cover up horrible gameplay flaws, but the Leisure Suit Larry series is rife with great comedic use of nudity, as are the classic comedies the producer wants to aspire to. You cut that out, you're essentially neutering Larry. How can we expect to ever have good games that also have some adult content if one of the great adult series of all time has its balls cut off before it's even out of the gate this time?
Pretty much the only movie even worth mentioning that is opening this weekend is Cloverfield. I will say when I first heard about this movie I wasn't the least bit interested. It has many classic warning signs. Firstly, it's opening in January, usually a dead zone for new good films. Second, It's reportedly mostly filmed on shaky cam, which just tends to annoy the hell out of me. Third, it's a giant monster movie. Can you remember a good modern giant monster movie? But a couple of friends of mine did get to see a sneak peek at it, and their response was overall pretty positive, so I am planning on checking it out tomorrow.
That's pretty much it for today, but I'll try and get another post up by Sunday. In the meantime, check out this awesome Mario meets Halo video: