March Links of the Day

March 2, 2004

--Posted by Riposte101 @ 21:13 PST.

How do you give the Oscar for best editing to a movie with a running time of 201 minutes? I'm speaking of course of the unnecessarily long and drawn out Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. There is a minimum of a three second pause before and after every line is spoken in this movie. If you gave me the editing job I could have taken my garden shears to it made it into a 90-minute movie without altering a single line of dialogue or battle scene. The endless hugging at the end of the flick still gives me nightmares.

And now to the LotDs!


Infinium Labs has rented out 8000 square feet of space at E3 to show off their mythical Phantom console. Just like the Chupacabra I won't believe it till I see it.

More on Infinium Labs. They are threatening legal action against HardOCP for an article they wrote about the Phantom 5 months ago. LU, as a website that has been threatened by legal action ourselves, finds the whole situation almost as funny as what we went through. Someday I'll get around to posting up the e-mails.

Yoshitaka Amano is one of the few artists that have my respect. His work on THE SANDMAN: The Dream Hunters won him an Eisner. His conceptual artwork on the Final Fantasy series won him a legion of loyal fan boys.

Typing test. Wheee! Enjoy giving your fingers a workout.

Japan, the most morally depraved society on the planet, in a surprising event overturns its rights on freedom of expression and hands down a shocking 1 year prison sentence to Monotori Kishi, the publisher of the very adult manga (hentai) Misshitsu (Honey Room). I guess I underestimated Japan's obscenity code by assuming they didn't have one. It could be that this the manga is so obscene that it would even make KenshiroKing blush, but this goes against every carefully cultivated conception I've ever made about their wonderful nation. I mean look at some of the stuff that comes from that country. What more evidence do you need?

Here is some more commentary on the matter from a level headed writer.

From the movement that brought us RedvsBlue.

More of the same.

I'll never look at the new $20 bill the same way again.

Everquest based comics strip. Worth a visit.

Nobuo Uematsu, the composer for the scores of countless videogames, (most notably the Final Fantasy series) will be coming to the Los Angeles Colloseum on March 5th to put on his first State side concert. - Submitted by KenshiroKing

Grab the Far Cry playable demo. You'll thank me for it. - Submitted by KenshiroKing

Find your Hobbit and Elven name.

Quotes for Geeks.

Monkey movie with some decent production values for an independent.

Shareware game Unga Bunga.

If you can sit through this entire video KenshiroKing wants to hear from you. You can e-mail him here.

Taleban Attack: Proof positive that people hate America. Not that we care too much.

I know this is a little late for Valentine's day, but here is a collection of web comics inspired the special day.

Brilliant marketing. Give whoever thought this one up another million dollars.

Oh my Jesus. Close your eyes kids.

How to never lose the Pepsi itunes giveaway contest. Ingenius.

A mod is in the works for Halo PC that will bring to life the Halo novel Halo: First Strike by Eric Nylund. The interview can be read here.

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