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We Review: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear series celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. It’s a party to which I had no interest in attending, figuratively speaking. Since the first “Metaru Gia Sorid” on PS1, I’ve skirted around the game. It’s no secret that I don’t have the attention span for sneak-em-ups and the thought of travelling around in cardboard boxes and enduring feature-length cutscenes was not for me. I have subsequently missed every successive Metal Gear game across all the platforms. Until now.

So why is someone like me without any interest in the Metal Gear franchise, so enthused to play Metal Gear Rising: Reveangeance? Did the flurry of media lure me on board the hype train? Truthfully, yes. Not once during the extreme frenetic trailers, did I think of the possibility of stealth and death-by-cutscene creeping into this new game. All I wanted to do was slice people up into teeny tiny hors d’oeuvres.

So how does Metal Gear Rising: Reveangeance (henceforth shortened to just “Revengeance”) play for someone who is unburdened of experiencing past Metal Gear games? The answer lies in wait, after the jump.

Awesomeness Movies Video Clips

The “Future X-Cops” Trailer is Absurdly Awesome

Fans of godawful Asian cinema may like this. Andy Lau is Hong Kong’s most commercially successful film actor, having appeared in over a 100 films. I watched just four of them – Infernal Affairs I, II, and III (these were remade by Martin Scorsese as The Departed), and The House of Flying Daggers.

And in Future X-Cops, Lau plays a cop from 2085 who travels back in time to thwart a corporation’s plan to eliminate a scientist who has created a new technology to break up the monopoly on energy resources. Seems like a humdrum plot doesn’t it? What could possibly improve it – perhaps an enemy who arm is made entirely of robotic snakes? Or maybe a baddie that has bullet-proof bat wings? Oh yes, and what about some super-cop cyborg armour? Dude, totally.

I don’t understand a word of Chinese, but I do speak the language of awesome, and the Future X-Cops trailer has left me speechless. It’s absurd, I love it!

The $20 million movie is directed by Jing Wong and will apparently release on February 25th. I doubt this will make it to South African cinemas though.

[via I Watch Stuff]

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Win Death Head Tees From a store!

Note: This competition has ended.

It’s been a while since our last t-shirt compo, but I’m glad to say we’re back with yet another wicked giveaway. This time it’s from our friends at the super-cool lifestyle store, a store. Born in 2004 in Cape Town, a store stocks a great selection of clothing, accessories, books, and music from local and internationally known brands.

They love products, they love brands, they love shopping. And we love giving funky stuff away, so it was just a matter of time before Onelargeprawn and a store got together. Anyways enough of this foreplay, let’s get down to the good stuff. We’ve got TWO Death Head t-shirts to give away to our loyal readers. If you’re picked as a winner you’ll have a choice of colour – BLACK or TEAL.

To stand a chance of winning this tee, send the answer to the following question to our competition mail box –

Question: Who are the three bad guys that make up the Death head design?

Hint: Head to and do some detective work. May the force be with you ;-)

This competition runs from September 4th to midnight September 12th 2009 and is only open to South African residents. Terms and conditions apply.

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