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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Link In Super Mario? Super Mario Crossover!?

There have been many times I have been playing a video game and would be getting my ass kicked and think to myself, "If only I had Mario in this damn game I would be kicking their ass!" Well, that day has come, sort of.

A version of Super Mario Bros has appeared online where you can not only play as Mario, but use Mega Man, Link, Samus and more!

I haven't spent too much time playing, so I don't know how far into the game you can go, but even if you can only just play the first level, that is awesome enough.

Click here for the game.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

G.I. Joe: The Movie On It's Way to Blu Ray

Not long ago while trading in some old DVD's with the thought that I would upgrade them to the blu ray version, I came across one of my all time favorites, G.I. Joe the Movie.  The G.I. Joe movie was definitely not in the trade in pile, because obviously it was one of the movies that would never get a blu ray release.  And now, I can gladly say I was wrong.  For anyone confused, I'm not talking about the latest G.I. Joe movie, the Rise of Cobra, I am talking about the epic G.I. Joe animated movie from 1987 that was the pinnacle of the legendary G.I. Joe run in the 80's.  The movie featured just about every G.I. Joe character we grew up on in the cartoons, even Sgt. Slaughter, in the biggest war with Cobra of all time.  The story was crazy for any kid who followed the Joes throughout the years.  One of the most odd aspects was Cobra Commander being turned into a snake, then helping the G.I. Joes defeat the Serpentor ran Cobra.  This was the pretty much the end of the original G.I. Joe run, as DIC took over the franchise after this, and had to re-build some things, including getting Cobra Commander back to somewhat human form, and on the right side, fighting the Joes.  Now the DVD that originally came out was a special edition, and had some cool extras including the famous G.I. Joe public service announcements that were featured at the end of every cartoon, yeah the ones that had a G.I. Joe walking in on some kid digging in the medicine for some pills to try, then telling them how bad that was.  No word on what the Blu Ray will feature extra wise, but I'm hoping it's not an exact rehash of what has already come out, and hopefully they will pack this Blu Ray and give us the ultimate G.I. Joe: the Movie experience.  Here is the intro to the movie, which set the epic tone right from the start:

G.I. Joe Resolute is Pretty Bad Ass

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Star Wars Blu Rays Announced! Animated Episode VII?!

I used to own all 6 movies on Blu Ray. And then, some bastard stole them from me. I never went out and rebought them, because I knew someday, somewhere, they would come to Blu Ray. And that day is near.

Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet revealed that they have been at work for the past couple years putting together the 6 movies for a Blu Ray release. While it won't be an ULTIMATE box set, he did say that they will be jam packed with features.

Sadly though, no release date was announced, but he said the set shouldn't be too far in the distant future. I'm guessing they will be out in time for Christmas Shopping.

In other Star Wars news.... it was also revealed that the new animated series, will center around the events AFTER Return Of The Jedi!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Marvel Vs Capcom 3?!

War Machine, Gambit, Cable. That's my line up. Those are my guys I use to dominate any and all in Marvel Vs Capcom 2. Word spread today that MVC 3 will be headed to PS3 and XBox later this year.

This time around it is said they will be using the graphics for Street Fighter IV and mixing it with what we saw in MVC 2 all while blowing us away in full 1080p resolution.

As for the characters in the game, only the usual suspects are confirmed right now such as Wolverine, Spiderman, and the rest of the main people, but, it was said that we will be blown away by the full list of how many characters will be appearing this time.

COME ON CAPCOM! GIVE US HAGGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Brass Knuckles Are For Sissys, Ill Take Blast Knuckles!

So yesterday my nephew and I made a stop at the Spy store, yes, for real, there are such things as Spy stores. And yes, they do sell a cane that has a sword in it. Along with other neat gadgets and goodies. Normal stuff ya know? If you saw Kick Ass and saw the nanny cam teddy bear, those are for real, along with bird house cams, clock cams, and more. But the one thing that really caught my eye at the store, was something I had never seen or even heard of before.

We have all seen brass knuckles and know what they do. But here we found, Blast Knuckles. What are they you ask? Imagine being able to punch someone and bust them up pretty bad like you would typical brass knuckles, but ass on the fact that on the end of these knuckles, is also a taser. You can punch someone in the gut and at the same time blast them with 950,000 volts of electricity.

Yes, I know what you are thinking, you almost have the powers of some Street Fighter characters now with the help of this little gadget. SHORRRRRRRRRYUKEN!

PSN Thursday To Be PSN Tuesday?!

This pleases me, forever now I have had to deal with the X Box 360 getting content a day earlier than the PlayStation. Not anymore! Starting this May the PlayStation Store will start updating on Tuesday in the US and on Wednesday in the UK. Now the 360 fans have to wait that extra day for content, demos, and other goodies. Will this be the start of some kinda time release date battle between X Box and PS3? Who knows. With Sony bringing content a day early, I hope this also means we get movies in the PSN Video Store the same day as DVD release. As for Microsoft, how long before they move to Mondays? And then Sony to Sundays? And then Microsoft going into the future and bringing things back to the present?

3D PlayStation 3 Games In June.

Are you rich? Like really rich? If so then you probably went and blew some cash on one of those handy new 3D TVs that I see at Best Buy all the time. 3D is quickly heading into our homes and it looks like Sony is going to be the first gaming console to the party.

The June, coming to the PlayStation Network will be a slew of 3D Games. As of now the only games announced are WipEout HD, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD, but if you have yet to rush out to get a 3D TV, and you are interested in 3D gaming, then wait just a minute. If you buy the new Bravia 3D TV, you get 4 free 3D games from the PSN. Sounds like a deal to me, if I was in the market for a new TV.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Your First Look At Thor Via Iron Man 2?!

Watch this little clip below, nice little feature which then goes to a small clip from Iron Man 2, showing Tony Stark walking down the halls of a jail. Notice when he walks past the camera, you see someone in the background getting their mugshot. That my friends, be Thor.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Don't Know The Power of Blu Ray? Get Disney.

I have been in Blu Ray land for about three years now. Back in the old days of HD DVD vs Blu Ray. I sided with Blu Ray, but I bought an HD DVD player mainly because it was only $99 on a Wal Mart deal. The very first Blu Ray I watched was Speed, and it looked glorious. But some classic movies come out on Blu Ray, and some look great, but some look the same. The Godfather movies look pretty great on Blu Ray, but when my favorite movie of all time, A Clockwork Orange, came out on Blu Ray I was a bit let down by the look of it. Sure it looked a little bit better than the DVD, but nothing mind blowing. And I find this happens often with Blu Rays, it looks a bit better than the DVD, but it doesn't blow me away, so what is out there that does blow me away? Disney.

Disney is the only studio right now that is doing Blu Ray the way it was meant to be done. They have released some classic movies that are simply stunning to look at in HD. Sleeping Beauty being the main one. It was almost as if they took every frame of the movie and redrew it and recolored it. It is so fresh and clear and colorful. They have also put out Snow White, and Pinocchio which are equally stunning to look at. And of course, we can not forget the Pixar films which are mind blowing to watch in HD.

On top of the video and audio being perfection on Disney/Pixar Blu Rays, we can not forget the features. Some Blu Rays I own surprisingly have NONE. Yes, I own Days Of Thunder on Blu Ray, and it is bare bones. No special features at all. Why? All the space and power of a Blu Ray at least put something on there. But Disney? Jam, packed. every feature they can possibly imagine to fit on there, they make it fit. And of course my two favorite things, DVD and Digital Copy. I have a 1 year old who is just now getting into movies, and in his room is a DVD player. So I can use the DVD copy of the movie that comes with the Blu Ray to put on in his room while we can still enjoy the Blu Ray of the movie in the living room. And if we are out on the go and bored somewhere and feel like watching it, the Digital Copy has provided my iPhone with a copy.

So, if you own a Blu Ray player, and want to see what your player can really do, grab a few Disney Blu Rays. If you are thinking about getting a Blu Ray player still but don't really think there is a huge difference between DVD and Blu Ray, just head down to Best Buy and ask to see a Disney Blu Ray do its thing. Later this year Disney will be unleashing Beauty And The Beast to Blu Ray, along with what I think will be their best Blu Ray to date, Fantasia. Night On Bald Mountain in HD? HELL YES!

Got Some Cash? Like Watching TV? I Have The Answers!

Last month I was taking the family on a road trip to Farmville Iowa. No Farmville wasn't the real name, but it was dirt roads and tiny towns and I knew boredom would ensue. And it was the week of many premieres on TV. Well, I had some loose cash and nothing to lose, so I dropped a chunk of change and picked up the Slingbox HD Pro.I then got home, and hooked it up in under 10 minutes and was off and running. Now you are probably asking, what exactly is this Slingbox and what does it do? Very simple, the Slingbox plugs into your router, and your cable box/tivo/satellite box/dvd player/whatever you want. And you download the Slingplayer on your laptop, blackberry, or in my case, the Slingplayer app for the iPhone. And wherever you may be in the world, as long as you have high speed internet, you can watch your TV at home. There is an infrared plug coming off the Slingbox that points at whatever device you want to control and what you would normally see on your TV at home, you see on whatever device you are using to watch it on. Watch your TV, your DVR, or have it hooked to a DVD player and watch a DVD. I can see the DVD feature being handy for those with the multi-dvd players.

Now the downside of things. If your wife, family, or roommates are at home and watching TV, and you are out somewhere bored and wanna watch some TV and fire up the Slingbox, whatever channel or show on the DVR you choose, will affect those at home watching. But that is pretty minor to me, I find this useful for having a basketball game on and also wanting to play some Call of Duty, now I just fire up my laptop and watch the game while playing some video games on the TV. Best of both worlds.

So if you love watching TV and want to do so on the go and do a lot of traveling, then this is worth shelling out quite a bit of cash for. The HD player will set you back about $300. And for the app on the iPhone it did cost $39.99 but that might have changed. On the iPhone you can watch over Wifi or 3G and it works pretty well. I always read about people upset that Hulu is not available for the iPhone, but if you have this set up, Hulu is kinda worthless.

Head over to the Slingbox Site for even more details.

Blockbuster Mailing Games?

If there is one way Blockbuster can knock the mighty giant Netflix down to it's knees, it could be games by mail. Around here in Phoenix, Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos are closing up left and right, leaving me to wonder where the hell can I go to rent my video games since Netflix won't? I tried Gamefly but it was a bit too pricey for me. It will cost you an extra $8 bucks a month on top of your Blockbuster plan, unless you don't rent a game for that month, then you won't be charged. Which is kinda nice. Sadly though, no trade in offers like they have with their DVDs, but I would assume that will change soon.

So how bout it? Would you dump Netflix and Gamefly to switch over to Blockbuster and get DVDs and games under one service?

South Korea Gaming Curfew?!

If you live in South Korea, and you are addicted to online gaming, prepare to cry. To help get rid of video game addiction among teens in South Korea, when the clock hits midnight or other selected shut off time, all online gaming sessions will end and be shut down all night. Now if you wanna play some single player, there is nothing stopping you, but that doesn't help things when more and more games are being played online more than in single player.

You will be able to select between 12am-6am, 1am-7am or 2am-8am. Naturally everyone is probably going to aim for 2am-8am. Will this plan work? I really don't know, sure it'll force kids to not play games online, but will it backfire and turn kids to go running loose on the streets for underground late night gaming rings?

Jerks Around For Years To Come

Well it has been just about 1 year since Bunch Of Jerks was formed, and so far we have managed to get a couple anonymous readers to threaten to quit reading our site about once a month, yet they stick around and to those people I have good news.

The Jerks, will stay.

The past couple weeks I have been receiving emails that our domain name was about to renew, and I made the decision to renew it for the next couple years. So, you have a good couple years of bitching and whining in the comments section ahead of you! Congrats!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mike Finch and Alex Litvak To Write Masters Of The Universe For Columbia!!!

The title says it all. Mike Finch and Alex Litvak who wrote the upcoming movie Predators have been hired to write Masters Of The Universe for Columbia. This movie has been in the works for years now but ever since Transformers made boat loads of cash has it started to pick up some steam. This news is awesome, and is made even better after seeing that Predators looks like it could be bad ass. I have been a He Man fan my entire life. Don't believe me? The license plate on my car currently reads SKLETOR. And as crappy as it may have been, I do have the Dolph Lundgren Masters Of The Universe movie poster framed in my living room. That movie may have been crap, but for one tiny moment, when Dolph held his sword high and said, I HAVE THE POWER! that movie ruled, even for that split moment. Yeah, I'm a nerd, and I'm pretty proud of it. I own the seasons on DVD of the original cartoon series and am patiently awaiting the day when my son is old enough to sit down and start watching them. Which will be perfect, the way I see it, if they just now got hired to start on the script, that would probably bring the movie to the big screen sometime in 2012. Which would mean my son would be 3 years old, and just entering the world of Eternia. So Masters Of The Universe could possibly be his first trip to the movies....

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Jerks Are Calling You Out!!!

That's right bitches. We are calling you out! Nothing but a bunch of sissy whiney girls who post as "anonymous" around these parts. How about you reach down, grab a hold of your twigs and berries and come to the Jerks Message Boards? Yeah, that's right, you'll find all the writers from all the blogs there hangin out and shootin the shit. The days of "anonymous" queers are DEAD. It is time to step into the forums and discuss or cry about things! Prince is even calling you out!!!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bring Back the A-Team!

No, this is not a post plugging the new A-Team movie.  Apparently I somehow missed this a few years back, but this crazy English guy is the biggest A-Team fan ever, and while any male from that era (or any male at all) can't help but love the A-Team, this guy actually went on a mission to reunite the cast members for a full on A-Team bonanza.  Very similar to that show "reuniting the band" or whatever that was from a few years back, but doing it with a show everyone actually cares about.  This guy basically finds out where the surviving members of the A-Team are (George Peppard aka John "Hannibal" Smith passed away in 1994) and ambush them into giving an interview about the show.  Dwight Schultz (aka "Howlin Mad" Murdock") and Dirk Benedict (Faceman) were easy finds, but of course Mr. T isn't someone you can just go and find easily and then even after finding him actually convince him to do an interview.  This guy goes as far as to get some of the other characters from the show as well, making this quite the A-Team reunion.  Do all the stars of the show agree to a reunion?  Does the crazy English guy get to talk to Mr. T at all?  If the new A-Team ends up sucking, at least we will always have this.  Check out the whole saga below....and click through for the following parts to see how it all ends up:

Bring Back The A-Team Part I
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My Life Is Complete. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 iPhone/iPod Touch Review

Tony Hawk Pro Skater was my favorite video game franchise from Pro Skater 2, until THUG 2. Everything went to crap after American Wasteland. But those precious years, I will never forget the hours upon hours completing every goal and every challenge that I could. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 was the only one of the franchise that I 100% completed.

Well, that series is all but dead now, they kept changing controls and game types until it no longer resembled what I had grown to love. Project 8 tried to bring it back, but it was just never the same. And don't even get me started on Ride.

Anyways, I have long missed the glory days of Tony Hawk Pro Skater. But following in the footsteps of many old school classics like Mega Man 2, Sonic, Earthworm Jim, and more, Tony Hawk has now come to the iPhone / iPod Touch. I was a bit worried at first, I have games like Sonic and Mega Man 2 on my iPhone but the touch screen directional pad and buttons, I just never could get the hang of. So, how does it work with Pro Skater 2?


The game plays and feels exactly like it once did on PS1. As soon as I started playing it, it all came back to me and I was soon hitting major combos and grinding all around. The levels are all there, the characters, only a few MINOR things are missing. Well, one major I guess, that is the soundtrack. It has been changed up a bit, but that's not a big issue. Anyways, if you are a fan of the old Tony Hawk series, and have an iPhone or iPod Touch. You must own this. Coming from a huge fan of the series, I give this two thumbs up.