"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lego Games, Box Office, Star Trek Online, Olympic Feet, and Heroes Alt Ending

Lego Donkey Kong - Lego's Mindstorms and a love of video games results a working re-creation of the iconic game.

The Dark Knight Streak Continues - For the fourth week in a row, The Dark Knight rules to box office as it poised to past Star Wars for all time US sales (not counting for inflation). TDK sits at $441.5M to Star Wars $460.9M. Titanic is a bit of a ways off at $600.7M. The top 5 are The Dark Knight ($26M), Pineapple Express ($22.4M), The Mummy 3 ($16.1M), Sisterhood 2 ($10.7M), and Step Brothers ($8.9M).

Star Trek Online - Sunday the first trailer (below) was released for the upcoming MMORPG that is set in the Star Trek Universe. Based on the costumes, etc it appears to be post The Next Generation but not entirely sure. You can also see a Star Trek Convention presentation of the game here.

Beijing Olympics Giant Footprints "Faked" - In an interesting bit of news, Chinese bloggers are calling foul for the faked passage of giant firework footprints that was used to start the fantastic and amazing opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics. The way everyone stayed together and did their thing flawlessly is truly amazing and worth watching. Anyway, the start had 29 firework footprints that went from Tiananmen Square to the Bird's Nest stadium that looked real but where CGI. For practical and safety reasons, CGI were used since trying to use real tracking via copter (while flying near fireworks and never mind the VIPs in the stadium would have been a no-no. I don't know about the rest of the world but NBC in the US did say they where CGI so no attempt to mislead stateside.

Heroes Season 2 Alternate Ending - Click the link for what would have been the ending to the mid-season of Heroes if the strike had not interfered with plans. Basically the virus would have been released; Nathan would have collapse from the infection (rather then the virus) and cut to black.

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