I love you, baby, can I have some more?
Thu, 24 August 2006
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Don't worry, I didn't get hit by 3 trucks in a row. You might've started to think I'd buggered off again. Nah, I haven't gone anywhere, we're all good. Just as well too, because, as usual, there's plenty going on for Planet Buttonhole and the topics we enjoy talking about. Where to begin? How about...
Star Wars- have you heard of it? Apparently it is quite a popular little series of flicks, featuring a bunch of kooky aliens and robots. Well, they are releasing the original three Star Wars movies on DVD...again. This time, however, the DVDs include both the re-mastered movies and the versions left unchanged from how they were when initially released. Many long time Star Wars fans have been demanding DVD copies of the Original Trilogy, in the same form they were when first shown in cinemas. Their wish is going to be granted, for a limited time, on the 13th of September. Further info is included in the Press Release we posted. In case you are wondering, yes, I was asked to shill this thing for them (which makes me laugh a little - I think most people already have the gist of the product by now). But I don't really mind one bit because, for one thing, it is unwise to bite the hand that feeds you and, besides...we're talking about Star Wars!
Do you like poorly executed, irrational segues? Well, I sure do. Speaking of poorly executed, irrational segues; someone else who may or may not like them is Hyper magazine's Art Director, Malcolm Campbell. Check out the Q&A he did for us, I reckon it is a belter.
The WWE recently had their SummerSlam PPV. For the first time in ages, I missed it - so I can't yet tell you what I thought of it. I'd say Shock will likely send us the DVD though, so I guess I will give it some coverage then. The one match they had on the card that I really want to see is Flair vs Foley. I assume the mighty Gimmick will give us one of his patented reports of the show too, depending on how things are going for him at the moment.
Plenty of nice content at Buttonhole lately, right? Another Anime review, from Jason. Aussie Ninja is still tearing it up, with reviews galore - like the one about another of the Hoff's CDs (and he actually rather liked it, I bet nobody saw that coming!). And I know I'm not alone in thinking Gimmick's wrestling stuff is always fun to read. If you haven't read all those yet, I highly recommend that you get the old clicking finger going and dig in.
I'm lucky to have some of the members of team Buttonhole backing me up, since I have not done any reviews myself for quite a while. Those guys have picked up the slack beautifully, so we should all thank them for that. It was not because I was being lazy, or didn't want to write more- just been either crook, or occupied in other ways (often both!). Anyway, I've finally been able to get back to work on more reviews of my own now and I'm really enjoying it. I have a heap on the way & you will be able to 'em check out real soon.
One of the things I'm particularly glad to be doing, at long last, is my big rundown of all the Xbox 360 games I've gathered from Buttonhole's support publishers, ever since the system was first launched here. Due to numerous circumstances, my 360 stuff kinda got put on the backburner. As such, my coverage of all these games (though we have had some 360 game reviews at Buttonhole, courtesy of Jason) is long overdue and I've accumulated a substantial number of them to talk about. So, rather than individual reviews, which would take much too long to be practical, I'm going to a "Xbox 360 software buyers guide" type of deal. I'll run the article in a few parts & each will include my opinions of several 360 titles. Basically, they'll be just the same as other multi-review articles I've done before, like this one for 4 PSP games.
Really, there are a crazy amount of reviews and things I've been meaning, or wanting, to write for ages. So rather than staying here crapping on (even more) about all that, I will go now and get on with writing it all!
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