Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: fate of two worlds (MVC3) is the sequal to Capcoms Marvel vs. Capcom 2:age of new heroes originally released in 2000. Ten years finally passed and a follow up was born directed and produced by Ryota Niitsuma. Featuring an all new revamped version that kept fans of the series and new enthusiasts alike waiting hand and foot for release date (Feb 15, 2011). The series had got its title by collaberating the North American hero icons (Marvel) and the Japanese hero icons (Capcom) in one game to fight to the death with no real background story as to why or how they even got into such a battle. Unlike the predicessors of this installment MVC3 has added a storyline in which our heros from both factions are trying to defeat a team of Marvel villians assembled by Doctor Doom that decided to team up with Resident Evil's Albert Wesker, in hopes of ruling the universe. While this alone sounds very interesting, what really lets the series excell is its unique style of gaming. Although its a fighting game, intstead of a one- to- one fights its three on three, each team with their own unique ways creating combos, or special moves, and each character having three special ways to contribute to the battle. I mentioned that its team oriented, well each three man (or women) team is customized by the player allowing you to make any team you want, based off of the characters given in the character selection screen. In the game you have two main modes offline and online. Offline mode allows you to play the story mode which is coined "arcade mode," play with friends locally, go to training mode, or do missions in which players are required to win certain fights or pull off certain senarios; There is also a gallery in which you gain character models, and artwork only viewable in game. In online mode you can battle for leaderboard rankings, or friendly matches including tourniment styled battles, gain titles/trophys and download new content for the game. The object of MVC3 is to defeat each stage of teams. Example: round one, thats a stage in where your three person team will fight another three person team. You win by diminshing all three of the other team members life bars. This is accomplished by six buttons, the four hit buttons and the two assits buttons, you use these to create combos and attack the apposing team. There is usually seven rounds in "arcade mode" then a boss battle which will always be Galactus because he is the big "destroyer of worlds."
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The storyline begins with the Dunphy family, the all american middle class family; mom(Claire Dunphy), dad(Phil Dunphy), two daughters (Haley and Alex Dunphy), and the beloved son (Luke Dunphy) . Then another family gets introduced Claires brother(Mitchell Pritchett), his partner (Cameron Tucker) and their child (Lilly) which is adopted. they repersent the common homosexual higher middle class family. After that Claire and Mitchells father (Jay Pritchett), his wife (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett) and her son (Manny Delgado) are brought into the picture. Jay is repersenting the hard working father that could not keep a stable relationship, but got a "Latino mail order bride" of sorts(which he has a few years on), in hopes of showing the everyday viewer (at home) this lifestyle can be accepted in everyday society.
All three of these families are on the uprise in American Society. They unviel everyday issues brought up for these families in a way that the average american wouldnt normally think about more or less consider and issue. For example in episode one, Cameron and Mitchell are bringing their daughter Lilly home, they are on an airplane and some passengers pass by and make mention to some "fruit cakes." Cameron decides to get out of his chair and lecture the entire plane about how being homosexual is a personal choice and that they have no right to judge him or his family, only later to find out that they had been talking about what the hostess was serving people on the plane.
Its everyday issues like this that they address in this television show and i love it because of that, and i have noticed through my small town that the people who watch it seem to be less hostile, and more accepting to new styles of living.
Modern Family is filmed in a documentary style in a studio. much like "The Office."
THE MAIN CAST (pulled from imdb)
- Ed O' Neill... Jay Pritchett
- Sofia Vergara ... Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
- Julie Bowen ... Claire Dunphy
- Ty Burrell ... Phil Dunphy
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Mitchell Pritchett
- Eric StoneStreet ... Cameron Tucker
- Rico Rodriguez ... Manny Delgado
- Nolan Gould ... Luke Dunphy
- Sarah Hyland ... Haley Dunphy
- Ariel Winter... Alex Dunphy
These people need to get payed somehow though right? well while watching this show on the ABC online programs i was able to get my full dosage of commercials! (WHOO!) this show was brought to us by...
Finally am i fan on the Modern Family Facebook? yes 100% yes i think that this show has so much more to offer comedy wise and moral wise than most television shows out there today, so i support it all the way, anyway possible.
a few interesting ways to support the show
a few other critic reviews (some more proffesional than mine)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I first saw this ad on tv on during the Superbowl. Like every year Coke as an ad in the line-up. I was surprised to see The Simpsons. I remember Cola always uses polar bears as the characters of the commercials or Santa Clause during the holidays. They are trying to persuade you into thinking their beverage makes you happy. You see Montgomery C. Burns losing all his money and possessions, so he's depressed. He's walking through the park and everyone is happy except him. Then Apu gives him a Cola and he's happy.
It's not the best way to promote their product because I felt it was advertising The Simpsons more than the beverage. It was great they incorporated a media and a show that recognized all around the country. All the main drinks in the actual show is the Duff beer, Buzz cola, and the squishee. Where does Coke~Cola fit into it?
The targeted audience was probably about teen to mid-adult. Since the show can be inappropriate for young children. It reminded me of when Butterfinger was using The Simpsons for advertising.
Seemed sort of redundant and already done. The message of this commercial had no meaning. A guy who was rich all through the series loses everything then bam! After one drink of Coke he's as happy as he can be. It makes no sense.
It's not memorable since Butterfinger beat it to the punch already. I don't think it worked out at all. It made absolutely no sense at all ti to me. I used to buy Coke~Cola all the time but now with the economy I go with store brands. Coke gets expensive as well as the other big brand sodas. For everybody who knows the show, knows everyone hates Mr. Burns except for Smithers. Everyone would be jumping for joy for him to be bankrupt and miserable. Then Apu has a kind heart and gives him one. I did not respond to this ad at all. I was bored with it.
I learned that companies are running out of ideas for advertising. It's a viscous cycle. I feel like America is losing it's imagination and creativity. It goes the same for movies. All these remakes now. What happen to original ideas? I think they should of done something else. Snickers had a good idea with Betty White. That was classic now. Betty White getting tackled is one of a kind.
It's sad that commercials themselves our getting redundant and they are suppose to be persuading us to buy this product. Just because you use a show to advertise doesn't mean it will work.