Archive for October, 2008

Ok…. this scares me a little

New virus hitting china raising alarms.

Yesterday morning in Beijing several people were brought into the Beijing United Family Hospital reportedly dead on arrival.  Though the cause of the deaths were not initially known it was believed to be yet another new virus.

Within hours of the bodies arriving at the hospital there was a commotion at thye hospital and many people came running out, screaming of people killing the doctors and other patients.  Dr. Zhi-Rong Teng told reporters that the commotion started in the morgue and he had heard screams coming from there just before one of the supposedly dead patients came through the door blood dripping from his mouth.

Precious little has been learned since that small amount of information as the Chinese military showed up only half an hour after the first instance of violence occured.  Gun fire and screams could be heard as all reporters and civilians were turned away and warned to stay away and even phones were taken away to prevent any pictures from leaving the scene.

Similar scenes happened at the Beijing International Medical Centre, Xinjiang EMS Center, Shandong Qianfoushan Hospital, and Shanghai Zhongshan Hospital as well as grisly reports of people that have been ripped apart that may be connected.  Information of any kind has seemed to be impossible to get as the chinese goverment has gone far our of the way to put a information blackout on the newest and potentially deadliest of virus outbreaks in china.

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David Tennant quits as Doctor Who in 2010

*info paraphrased from the BBC website*
David Tennant stepped into the role of The Doctor in 2005,
and he will leave the role after four special episodes are broadcast next year.
He made the announcement after winning the outstanding drama performance prize at the National Television Awards.
“When Doctor Who returns in 2010 it won’t be with me,” he said.
The tenth Doctor, left fans guessing about his return at the end of the latest series in the last episode,
the Doctor had to defeat his enemies the Daleks to save the universe.
Almost 10 million people watched as the Time Lord apparently started the process of regeneration – but did not complete it.
“I think it’s better to go when there’s a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome,” he said.
Tennant will appear in a Christmas special, titled “The Next Doctor”, before filming four more specials in January.
“They’ll be the four last stories that I do,” Tennant Remarked.

Well, that’s it folks. The Doctor is once again one step closer to the end, a sombering thought indeed.
Tennant further remarked that his desicion to leave came partly because of the fact that Russel T. Davies and
Julie Gardner were also stepping down.
A million guesses surge forth as to the how and when The Doctor will leave us, but foe sure it will be sometime in 2009.

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Farcry 2! Cry HARDER!

In Far Cry 2’s chaotic world of mercenaries, gunrunners, and armed militias, you’ll find yourself dropped into a dizzying web of shady clients and paper-thin alliances. All manner of names and faces are introduced during the course of the storyline, but the real star isn’t anyone brandishing a smuggled weapon in search of blood diamonds; it’s the daunting and awe-inspiring 50-square kilometers of African landscape that make up the game’s open-world setting. Aside from providing the opportunity to soak up an amazing sunset, Far Cry 2’s free-roaming terrain brilliantly harmonizes with the first-person combat. The diverse landscape and myriad environmental factors work alongside a wide assortment of weaponry to give you tremendous freedom to approach each mission. Combined with solid multiplayer, Far Cry 2’s sheer breadth of action provides you with plenty of reason to stay lost in the African wilderness despite an underwhelming plot and the occasional sense of tedium in navigating from one location to another on the gargantuan map.

Far Cry 2 is quite the looker.

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Dissidia Cast List

In more Final Fantasy news, the cast list for Dissidia : Final Fantasy has been revealed finally.
For those of you who don’t know what this game is, is a 3-D action game in development by Squeenix for the PSP,
Set to be released around christmas in Japan, It will have wireless one-on-one game play and fights revolving around the use of individual special skill sets of characters to do damage to opponents. Players can also customize their characters with equipment.
The game will apparently be fully voiced and will allegedly contain twice the spoken dialouge that Crisis Core had in it.
The voice actors for Japan are:

Warrior of Light – Toshihiko Seki (Duo Maxwell(Gundam Wing), Rau Le Cruset(Gundam SEED), Iruka(Naruto))
Garland – Kenji Utsumi (Louis Armstrong(Full Metal Alchemist), Shenlong(Dragonball))
Firion – Hikaru Midorikawa (Heero Yuy(Gundam Wing), Zelgadis Greywords(Slayers))
Emperor – Kenyuu Horiuchi (Sencond Hokage(Naruto), Raiden(Metal Gear Solid))
Onion Knight – Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge(Code Geass), Craft Lawrence(Spice & Wolf))
Cloud of Darkness – Masako Ikeda (Gillian Hewley(Crisis Core), Nodoka Saotome(Ranma½))
Cecil Harvey – Shizuma Hodoshima (Hisashi Jonouchi(Boogiepop Phantom), Cecil Harvey(derp)(Final Fantasy IV))
Golbez – Takeshi Kaga (Kiriko(Blackjack), Souichirou Yagami(Live action Death Note))
Bartz Klauser – S?ichir? Hoshi (Gino Weinberg(Code Geass), Kira Yamato(Gundam SEED))
Exdeath – Tar? Ishida (Count Cagliostro(Lupin III – Castle of Cagliostro), Emperor Beld (record of Lodoss war))
Terra Branford – Yukari Fukui (Nono(Top wo Nerae 2!), Nia(Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann))
Kefka Palazzo – Shigeru Chiba (Megatron(Beast Wars), Raditz(Dragon Ball Z))
Cloud Strife – Takahiro Sakurai (Takashi Kamiyama (Chromartie High School), Suzaku Kururugi(Code Geass)
Sephiroth – Toshiyuki Morikawa (Tekkaman Blade(Tekkaman Blade), Kyosuke Nanbu(Super Robot Taisen Original Generation)
Squall Leonhart – Hideo Ishikawa (Itachi Uchiha(Naruto), Cait Sith(Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children)
Ultimecia – Atsuko Tanaka (Motoko Kusanagi(Ghost in the Shell), Caster(Fate/Stay night)
Zidane Tribal – Romi Paku (Edward Elric(Fullmetal Alchemist), Loran Cehack( ? Gundam))
Kuja – Akira Ishida (Athrun Zala(Gundam SEED), Gaara(Naruto))
Tidus – Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki(Bleach))
Jecht – Masuo Amada (Manda(Naruto), Monev the Gale(Trigun))
Cosmos – Sumi Shimamoto (Princess Yanagi(Devil Hunter Yohko ), Nausicaä (Nausicaä and the valley of the wind)
Chaos – Norio Wakamoto (Cell(Dragonball Z), Alexander Anderson(Hellsing Ultimate)
Narrator – Bunta Sugawara

I’m very much looking forward to this game.

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Red Dwarf Returns!

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This is about a month old, but it’s and episode of Robert Llewellyn’s youtube blog where he mentions something about a new Red Dwarf “something”, it also has Leo Laporte in it. Further investigation detals that it is supposedly two new episodes of Red Dwarf, followed by two other specials. The shows will broadcast sometime in 2009 and, if successful, could pave the way for further Red Dwarf  TV projects. Thanks to movie and broadcaster wrangles, Grant Naylor haven’t been in a position to produce new Red Dwarf since Series VIII went out to audiences of over eight million in 1999. This exciting development suggests a new and shiny future for everyone’s favourite sci-fi comedy. I will now resume screaming like a little school-girl. [llewtube]

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