How I feel about a Big Trouble in Little China remake

I'm going to admit, when I first saw news that Dwayne Johnson was in the planning stages of remaking Big Trouble in Little China I instantly didn't like it. We've had how many remakes, reboots, and the like recently? It's like Hollywood is 'oh hey it's been thirty years let's go strip mine the 80's.'

Then I got to thinking on the whole mess. John Carpenter and Kurt Russel have been contacted, at least according to the different news outlets that follow these things. Things made now based on what came out then have worked in the past (I'm a minority here but i liked the reboot of Robocop, and Tron Legacy.)

That said I'd seen an idea for a sequel that could work, especially given how long it's been.

So what's the problem if it's just in the planning stages, the rock himself clearly can do comedic acting and can not take himself so seriously that his characters need to be the invincible untouchable hero that never needs bailing out? For m I think it's just weariness. Sure the original isn't good by martial arts movie standards, but it's a fun movie that didn't get a lot of love at the time and it's you want to do something with it now when the caste is either too old to do anything or outright dead? Still, it could work so long as they don't try to make it too gritty, and especially if it's more continuation than reboot. The Rock as a trucker buddy that'd kept in touch with Burton, or possibly a neighborhood friend that stepped in when the triads show up to kidnap Burton, or possibly even something stranger.

Point is, right now it's still in the planning stages and the Rock is a big enough dork that he'll sit and do a cheeseball B movie and has enough personal money and connections to maybe make it a good one that's fun to watch.

The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans

One of the biggest problems of our time. I wish I had something clever to say, but frankly I've got nothing guys. I just know relatives had to stop bee keeping because of the whole hive collapse situation. It's serious and needs more attention.

Ross's Game Dungeon: Darkspore

I'm not sure really what to say that the video itself doesn't cover. This starts out as a review of a game with meh gameplay but great visuals. Then it turns into a call to action to try doing something about the fact EA keeps killing its games. I shall restate that. EA, A Game publisher, is killing off the ability for people to play games they publish.

Ross's call to action is pretty nonsensical in that he wants people to focus on employees work addresses only. No going after individual people both because that's harassment so jail time would be involved, and because people come and go all the time in a corporation and the corporation won't care.

If I had my old sega genesis I could dig Madden '96 out and play it. I could dig out my old copy of Test Drive and play anytime I like. Same with dungeon keeper. Now? It isn't such a guarantee that we'll be able to play games we grew up on ten or twenty years down the road. It's why I kept calling for backups of things on the dungeon keeper mobile forums. As soon as profits seem to sag and there's no real reason to keep the thing going, the plug gets pulled with no discussion and often times zero fanfare.

Chances are? Nobody'll care and nothing will get done. Thing is as gamers this is important to fight. Sure it's not as important as world hunger, the environment, political corruption, and all, but it's important enough to at least take a stab at so looking back we can say that we at least gave it the best possible try. I don't want twenty years down the line renting games to be the norm.

Rented games on hardware we're not allowed to open that all goes away in ten year cycles (if that) and us thanking the corporate overlords for migration tools. I don't want that.

"...We fight rather to keep something alive than in the expectation that anything will triumph."
- T. S. Eliot

My thoughts on the '3d Printed Sneaker'

OK, while the headline makes this nice warm fuzzy image of 'oh hey we can make new clothes out of trash' the fact is you're only getting one part (the mid-sole) of the shoe out of 3d printed plastics. Still, that's 'we're trying to find a use for all this crap.' I want more efforts made to make a market for cleaning up rather than it just being seen as cleanup and that's that.

Which is more attractive to you?

I'm going to skim the great garbage patch in the ocean for shit pay and get considered a glorified garbage collector?


I'm going to go skim from the ocean and make money in a new market where I can pick a thing up, show someone, and go 'I helped make that.'

As is the garbage patch is expected to outlast humanity. Sure it will eventually at some point in the future break down because constant bombardment with UV light, but even 'biodegradable' plastics are very slow to break down. So I'm all for giving people incentive to do the cleanup work because they will immediately benefit instead of a vague 'oh hey it's good for the planet.'

My problem is when titles overblown what's going on and, to put blunt, the concept shoe design is freaking ugly and probably will be stupidly expensive.