Raw Rant 55: Middle Men Screening and Gay Superheros

Posted 21 Feb 2011 in Podcast, The Media Pimps

The Media Pimps

Host: Don & Brian

Movie Review: Middle Men

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Middle Men

Middle Men forces the most conservative viewer to take a walk on the wild side. The film centers on the world of internet porn and how it came to be. Apparently two druggies (one who’s a genius), a clean cut business man, a mafia boss, and an underhanded lawyer all played a part in one of the biggest and most lucrative industries in the world. This film attempts to tell their story, and give star Luke Wilson a few legitimate dramatic scenes in the process.

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Game Deals of the Week Feb 20, 2011

Below is a link to great deals for all of your most desirable games on each platform. Enjoy!


Moon Diver

Once known by the name of Necromachina, Moon Divers is being published for release on PSN and XBL by none other than RPG giant: Square Enix. Sporting 4 player co-op action, a purportedly robust combo/chaining system, and designs by Kouichi “Isuke” (of Strider fame), Moon Divers holds a great deal of promise for side-scrolling fans everywhere. While details are relatively scarce at the moment, the game aims to rekindle the joy of playing as a ninja along side 3 friends while raining destruction down upon those to who challenge you. Looking closely at the trailer below, the individual character designs bear a striking resemblance to those found in the old PS1 classic: Legend of Dragoon (which I always thought were awesome). With fluid animation and thoroughly impressive particle effects to boot, Moon Divers looks to be shaping up quite nicely for its 2011 release.

Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds REVIEW

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 utilizes Tatsunoko vs. Capcom’s simple four-button control scheme with a few additions to allow teams of three to operate together. As opposed to the traditional six-button control scheme of most contemporary 2D fighters – Super Street Fighter IV comes to mind – Marvel vs. Capcom 3 boils player attacks down to Light, Medium, Heavy, and Special buttons. Light, Medium, and Heavy attacks can be chained in that order, ala BlazBlue, and the Special button is used to do everything from launching your opponent in to an air combo, to switching with a partner in the middle of a combo. As in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, the player’s non-point characters can be called in with the assist buttons for temporary support, or tagged out completely. Tagged out characters slowly recover health, though they can only recover “red” health – a certain portion of recently received damage. This makes excessive switching a bad move, as characters lose all red health when they are tagged in.

Inputs for special moves, super combos, et cetera are greatly simplified in MvC 3, a conscious move on the part of developers to make the title more accessible to an ever-broadening audience of potential fighting gamers. Penny Arcade captures the intuitiveness of the system – and the problems it can cause – in their Feb. 16th strip, “Serendipity.” To wit, the game’s intuitive control scheme, can at first seem to be nearly self-playing; a number combos and special moves automatically combo or directionally correct themselves, while many projectiles home, and a handful of supers are simple screen-covering damage piles. While these things are not inherently bad, nor do they impede the overall enjoyment of the game, it can be frustrating for beginning players to be unable to replicate combos and techniques due to the game’s hand-holding.

Top Ten Dying Game Genres

Had someone told me a few years ago that point and click adventure games would be all the rage, and that Facebook applications would be popular I would have laughed in their face. That was then and this is now, times have definitely changed for a few game genres. Handheld gaming has exploded bringing supposedly “dead” game genres back into the fold such as the aforementioned point and click games. Other types of games have not been as lucky, and if something doesn’t happen pretty quick these types of games could be heading to the big gaming store in the sky. Here are the Top Ten Dying Game Genres in no particular order.

1. Alternative Sports Games

2. PC First Person Shooters

3. Survival Horror

4. Shoot’Em Ups

5. Puzzle Games

6. Scrolling Beat’Em Ups

7. Mascot Platformer

8. Isometric RPG’s

9. “Classic” JRPG’s

10. Music Genre

Awesome Anime Titles for Spring 2011

Whether you are a hardcore or casual anime fan, here is a list of anime titles that are currently being released for Spring 2011. All of these titles are fan subs which are titles that are being released weekly in Japan and subtitled by certain groups for your viewing pleasure.

• Freezing (Definite Download)

• Infinite Stratos (Definite Download)

• Beelzebub

• Yumekui Merry

• Wolverine (Definite Download)

• Fractale

• Rio – Rainbow Gate

• Dragon Crisis (Definite Download)

• Level E (Definite Download)

• Kore wa Zombie desu ka

• And many more….

You can download all of this beautiful content from www.animetake.com. More info on these titles can be reviewed at www.metanorn.net. We would love to hear your comments on which anime titles interest you and which ones you don’t like.

Spidey joins the Future Foundation AKA Fantastic Four

With his good pal The Human Torch extinguished, Spider-Man is joining the Fantastic Four.

In the wake of last month’s death of the Fantastic Four mainstay, Marvel Comics is filling the void on the First Family of Comics with its most popular super hero as the publisher reboots the team next month. “Spidey has a long standing relationship with the Fantastic Four that we’ve seen over the years and he was Johnny Storm’s closest superhero friend or bitterest superhero rival — depending on what day of the week it happened to be,” says Tom Brevoort, Marvel’s senior vice president of publishing.

It’ll  be a full plate for the Wall Crawler who is also a full-time member of another super group, The Avengers.

The new-look team – literally, with Spider-Man, Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman and The Thing all boasting futuristic new white costumes – debuts in comic stores on March 23 with FF #1, by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Steve Epting.

And if comic book fans still reeling over the death of Johnny Storm last month didn’t have enough to get used to, the team is no longer calling itself the Fantastic Four, but theFuture Foundation.

Considering the Fantastic Four have long been the most stable team in comics since their debut in 1961, it’s been a tumultuous couple of months.

“It will stop fans for taking the Fantastic Four for granted,” says Brevoort. “It was comfortable. People liked it but drifted away from the book, so we’re doing something that changes things up.

“The Human Torch never had so many vocal fans as the day we killed him. The fans didn’t realize their depths of their passion.”

Article provided by NY Daily News

All Star Superman Animated Movie

The premise framing this complex meditation is actually quite simple: Superman is tricked by Lex Luthor into staging a rescue mission in the sun – a mission that leaves the Man of Steel over-saturated with the same solar energy that gives him his unique powers. While Superman finds that he’s stronger and even smarter than ever, he also discovers that the overload of energy is too much for his physical form; for lack of a better term, Superman discovers that he is terminally ill.

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  1. Bergsma (21 Feb 2011, 15:49)

    Middle Men!!!! this is from last year man you cant find this shit nowhere!

  2. Keith Greb (22 Feb 2011, 3:28)

    i found this looking for “gay superheros” lol I dont think you guys are homo haters but a closed mind might think so.

    I’m a fan now and im gay, and I agree with you about the tenacity of the movement

  3. Gary West (22 Feb 2011, 8:57)

    fuck yea! leave it to the raw boys (sounds gay) to bring middle men FUCKING streaming!

    good pull fellas

  4. Daren Kozisek (22 Feb 2011, 17:27)

    Nice! Streaming / Screening Middle Men from 2010, I can’t find this shit anywhere man it came and went and nobody saw it but the trailers.

    Raw Rant Rocks!

  5. Harrison (23 Feb 2011, 18:01)

    homoerotic as this is I still find myself removing my pants before listening

  6. Kylie Wilmes (03 Mar 2011, 1:52)

    way cool but the sounds a bit off?

  7. Veronica Clopper (03 Mar 2011, 13:44)

    ooh donny is soooo hot I want to eat him like cotton candy: hot, sticky, and messy

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