Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-6-08

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Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-4-08

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From Soupy Trumpet game labs

Not to be outdone by Lego Halo, Soupy Trumpet Games, Inc. is proud to unleash:

Lego Adventure

adventure 1

adventure 2

adventure 3

Kill Lego dragons! Find the Lego key! Move the Lego bridge!

Look damnit, if you want everything to look all blocky and janky like some real Legos, just go retro and play Atari 2600. Stop feeding me this bullshit.

-MC Spanky McGee

EGM Exclusive: Lego Halo Game by Bungie

Xbox 360 Fanboy found a scan of the upcoming issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) that depicts Master Chief and the Halo crew in a new game based off of the hit Lego series of games.  They have since updated their article to say that this is not an actual game, but an April Fool’s joke.  I wish it were true, this would be a fun game… the cartoony controls would probably be the same, but the frame rate and graphics would likely be a tad better.  I can’t wait for the Lego Batman and Lego Indiana Jones games that are coming.

Gotta love when journalism follows rule #1 – Go to Print With Anything.  (see Fox News for more of this rule in action)

Lego Halo by EGM

George Bush’s Hero Steals iPod, Xbox 360, and Some Air Guns

In late 2007 Lewis Bennett was the teenager in Plymouth Township, PA. that thwarted a planned Columbine-style shooting by informing on a husky student, Dillon Cossey, that had stockpiled weapons (with the help of his husky mother Michelle Cossey) for the assault on school bullies. For this heroic act, President George W. Bush called Lewis Bennett a “hero” and even “praised his courage”. Allegedly George Bush asked for Halo 3 cheat codes when they met and thanked him for the “pwnage”.

Fast forward to early 2008, just a few months later and then “Hero” Lewis Bennett has now been busted for joining other teens in a robbery. Bennett and others went through the unsecured window of another student and ripped off an Xbox 360, an iPod, and some air guns. Bennett got caught when he sold one of those $50 Xbox 360 controllers for a measly $20 at school and then tried to peddle his other goods like a pawn shop. Attorneys are chalking this up as fame and attention causing him to lash out. At least they aren’t saying he was “under the influence of Grand Theft Auto“.

George Bush pins medal on Fugitive
* Note: This is not Lewis Bennett, this is a photoshop of President George W. Bush pinning a medal on The Fugitive played by Harrison Ford. This is intended to imply George Bush is honoring a criminal. This is meant to be funny.

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-27-08

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Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-26-08

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Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-23-08

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Master Chief, you, too, got a dart in your neck

Pumpkin and I have noticed that switching from Call of Duty 4 back to Halo 3 makes you feel like you just got hit by a Mastodon-sized tranq dart.

According to this Wikipedia article,

Most modern action games, including popular first person shooters such as Halo 3, run around 30 frames a second, while others, such as Call of Duty 4, run at 60 frames a second.”

Of course, I never know when to trust Wikipedia, but this explanation seems pretty plausible.

One’s brain does seem to adjust to the Halo 3 framerate after delivering a few teabags, but I now always feel the urge to make Master Queef sprint (one suspects that he has consumed too many Krispy Kremes….) just as my homeboy in COD 4 can.
Very odd–why does Master Chief have supreme basketball-dunking-ability, but he’s slower than your grandpa at family reunion flag football? Makes no damn sense.

At any rate, Bungie seems not to have taken full-advantage of the 360′s hardware, but I doubt I know what I’m talking about. As Pumpkin has noted, Bungie seems to be doing a lot of mopping up on itself to stop the hemorrhaging of gamers. Maybe there’s somthing they can do to fix the drunkass Master Chief phenomenon…

The more I think about it, the more COD 4 seems to rock. But something is still missing… More to come on this.

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-22-08

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