Posted by: mchuffin | Friday, July, 4, 2008

Happy 4th

I hope that everyone has an amazing and safe holiday.

Drink safe and enjoy some delicious BBQ.

I for one will be playing some intense beer pong and gorging my self on burgers and hotdogs!!!

Happy 4th

from your

friends at

Heavy Machine

Gun!

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Posted by: mchuffin | Thursday, July, 3, 2008

Movie Review: Hancock

Hancock (Will Smith) has been geared up to be an amazing super hero film about a troubled super hero who wins the hearts of the city thanks to the help of PR executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman). While this is the first half of the film it turns into something much less fun. After an extremely fun and exciting first half a twist in the plot turns the movie into a real snoozer. All the fast paced action and fun is replaced with poorly written dialog and a directional disaster. The story is well below Will Smith’s potential and should have been skipped by the man who amazed us with I Am Legend, and made us cry with The Pursuit of Happyness. Charlize Theron is a train wreck in this film, but it is hard to blame her because her character is so poorly written. I don’t want to get into detail about Theron’s character because it would be a major spoiler, but I could have done without her part entirely.  In fact her big shocking moment in the film failed to impress me in the slightest.

To make a long story short, this summer has been filled with to many great films (Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Wall-E) and to many amazing films are still upcomming (THE DARK KNIGHT, Hellboy II, X-Files 2) to waste your time and money on this underachieving movie. Wait for Dark Knight, its going to be amazing!!!


Out of 10 Heavy Machine Guns

Posted by: mchuffin | Wednesday, July, 2, 2008

Tick Tock! (Updated 7/3)

Go here square-enix.co.jp/ctds and in the comments tell us what you hope the countdown is for!

(Update: Its official, this is for a DS remake of Chrono Cross. Fanboys rejoice!!! Check out this update to the Chrono Cross Wikipedia article! On July 2, 2008, Square Enix announced that they were officially planning to bring Chrono Trigger to the Nintendo DS handheld platform. The updated re-release is set to take advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware with a new dual-screen presentation, support for the touch screen, and a wireless play mode. The game will also add a brand new dungeon, though details of it are unknown. Despite the use of the touchscreen, the port will not feature a graphical overhaul, as was done to previous Square Enix remakes on the DS.)

Posted by: mchuffin | Saturday, June, 28, 2008

More Diablo III Goodness!

The teaser video and 20 minuets of game play (over 2 videos)  Enjoy!!!

Posted by: mchuffin | Saturday, June, 28, 2008

At Long Last…

Yesterday at the Blizzard Invitational in Paris, France Blizzard FINALLY announced Diablo III.   That’s right the long rumored third entry in the Diablo franchise is finally official, and has apparently been in development for over 4 years!  Not a whole lot was revealed other then the fact that they are aiming for an M rating, it is being developed for PC and Mac with the goal of having it run on both low end and high end PC’s, and that the release date is when its done.  Stay tuned for more as its announced!

Posted by: kidkobun | Friday, June, 27, 2008

Ignition and SNK Bring Metal Slug 7 to the DS This Fall!

Metal Slug 7 Logo

At last, the news we at Heavy Machine Gun have been waiting for, and if you are scratching your head as to why then you need take a closer look at the name of this site and then another look at the game in reference. And if you still don’t get it then we recommend you play just about any installment in the Metal Slug franchise and you should see the light within minutes.

Aside from giving us the first look at the amazing US box art, which remains quite similar in composition to its Japanese counterpart (rejoice), the press release that went out this earlier this morning revealed that there will be six playable characters, 7 new missions, new colossal bosses to turn into scrap metal, new slugs (one of which can be seen right on the front of the box art – a train like slug that can be linked together to form a more powerful slug) and more!

Read on for the full announcement.

SNK Playmore Corporation and Ignition Entertainment Announce Metal Slug 7 for Nintendo DS™

Glendale, CA – June 27, 2008 – Ignition Entertainment, a UTV Enterprise and worldwide publisher and developer of videogames, in conjunction with SNK Playmore announced today that Metal Slug 7 for Nintendo DS™ will be released this fall.Developed by SNK Playmore Corporation and published by Ignition Entertainment, Metal Slug 7 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by continuing to deliver the high-energy and frantic, fast-paced 2-D shooting action that  the franchise has always been widely renowned for.

Players will join Marco, Tarma, Eri, Fiolina, Clark and Ralph as they prepare to take on Modern’s Forces across 7 new missions that will bring them from Garbage Island to the Fortress of Ruins and beyond. Aside from featuring 7 brand new and fully detailed missions and six playable characters, Metal Slug 7 will also feature a host of new weapons, colossal new bosses, new Slugs to pilot and new gameplay modes for added replay value.

“Truth be told, I have a pink DS and was embarrassed to play it in public. Now with Metal Slug 7 loaded, I have no qualms,” said Ajay Chadha, President of Ignition Entertainment. “Needless to say, and in all seriousness, we are very excited to announce our partnership with SNK Playmore USA to give both core and casual gamers a whole new insight into the unique, all-action, eye-popping world that is Metal Slug.”

First released in 1996, the Metal Slug series has continuously dazzled legions of fans with its awesome variety of frenetic action and superbly balanced, non-stop gameplay. Its unique art style and memorable boss battles have been hailed as sheer artistry and have been acclaimed by game fans of all genres.

For more information on Ignition Entertainment or SNK Playmore USA please visit www.ignitionusa.com or www.snkplaymoreusa.com.

Official Metal Slug 7 website coming soon!

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In the meantime you can refer to the official Japanese site located here:

game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/ms7

SCREENS:

Metal Slug 7 Box Art

Posted by: kidkobun | Monday, June, 16, 2008

Visual Effects Mastermind Stan Winston Dies of Cancer at 62

Just moments ago I received the shocking, and downright heartbreaking news that award-winning visual effects artist Stan Winston died at the age of 62.

According to a representative from Stan Winston Studio, Winston died at his home after a seven year bout with multiple myeloma (a type of cancer regarded as incurable).

Winston passed away yesterday, June 15, 2008 at his home in Los Angeles, CA.

Known to most for his work on Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Jurassic Park, Winston won a total of four (4) Oscars and was nominated on multiple occasions.

Winston’s family is asking that donations be made to his charities of choice:

Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research

9201 W. Sunset Blvd. Ste 300

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Free Arts for Abused Children

12095 W. Washington Blvd. #104

Los Angeles, CA 90066

United States Fund for UNICEF

333 East 38th Street

NY, NY 10016

Stan Winston and several of his creature creations.

Thank you for the memories Stan. You will be deeply missed.

Source material: Celebrity Death Beeper and the Los Angeles Times

Posted by: mchuffin | Saturday, May, 24, 2008

Wii Fit Challenge (Day 4)

So the uphill trend its continuing, as I put on weight for the second straight day. Its a little disheartening but I am sure if I keep up the workouts that it will start to go down. Today was my best workout so far with a really good mix of yoga, strength training, and aerobics. I did a total of 45 mins of workout up 15 mins from yesterday. My goal is 60 mins a day but I am going to let myself work up to it.

Day 4 BMI: 33.54 (up from 33.49)

Day 4 Weight: 289.9 (up from 289.5)

Day 4 Fit Age: 36 (up from 34)

My target BMI for 2 weeks is 33.01. This almost seems impossible to me right now. It has only been 4 days so we will see what happens.

If anyone else is using Wii Fit I would love to hear your results and hear your ideas for workouts!

Posted by: mchuffin | Friday, May, 23, 2008

Wii Fit Challenge (Day 3)

Today seems like a bit of a setback.  My BMI and weight are a bit higher.  I guess I should not expect to lose weight in just 3 workouts.  I am just going to stick to my training and try to improve my eating habbits (the BK for dinner a few hours before my workout did not help I am sure.  I am trying to phase out fast food but its damn hard).

Day 3 BMI: 33.40 (up from 33.24)

Day 3 Weight: 289.5 (up from 287.3)

Day 3 Fit Age: 34 (up from 20)

Posted by: mchuffin | Thursday, May, 22, 2008

Wii Fit Challenge (Day 2)

This post is coming like 24 hours after I did the workout and like an hour before the day three post.  Sorry did the workout and did not have time to post!

Day 2 BMI: 33.24 (Obese)

Day 2 Weight: 287.3 lbs

Day 2 Fit Age: 20

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