Category: Features

Posted on: April 6, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Six Flags Fun Park (Wii)

There have been few ways that I can recall that allows video game players to recreate the experience of an amusement park aside from simulations like Rollercoaster Tycoon. Six Flags Fun Park is the first game that I can recall that does just that, and benefits from the Wii’s unique control scheme to make a game that is truly lasting in magnitude.

Posted on: April 6, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Centennial Collection: To Catch A Thief / The Odd Couple (DVD)

Paramount has taken the rug out from a number of the shady fly by night video distributors and eBay markup-artists with their Centennial Collection. The collection itself captures a number of old films (Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s) that may have been originally placed on DVD with little or no extras, poor audio or video transfers, or had their limited DVD runs sell out and places a number of…

Posted on: April 6, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Resistance: Retribution (Sony PSP)

For those players that are familiar with Resistance, Resistance: Retribution starts off immediately after the events that concluded 2006’s Resistance: Fall Of Man. Where individuals may prefer the single-player mode, I found myself continually coming back to the multi-player mode. The mode allows up to 8 people the opportunity to frag, shoot, or otherwise disembowel their opponents. Other modes are completely innovative in regard to what they allow players to…

Posted on: April 5, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

The Kite Runner (Blu-Ray)

While I understand that there are thousands of movies that came out before The Kite Runner that should make it onto Blu-Ray (even some that never made the jump from VHS to DVD), The Kite Runner is one of the few films that I would have cut in line. The store, regarding the different paths taken by two children (which ultimately converge in some of the most emotional cinematography I’ve…

Posted on: April 5, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Karlsson’s Gold (80 Proof)

Very few vodkas are created with potatoes nowadays, with a number of companies merely using grain alcohol for their bite. Karlsson’s Gold is one of those few companies that are still using potatoes to create their vodka, and it is this attention to tradition that makes Karlsson’s Gold shine brightest of all “normal” vodkas. What individuals will first glean from Karlsson’s Gold is a bouquet that is much less harsh…

Posted on: April 4, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Rune Factory: Frontier (Wii)

Rune Factory: Frontier surrounds players building a farm, and for those that are not abreast with all of the intrigue and issues regarding development, export rights, and the like, is related to the Harvest Moon series. Previous iterations of the Rune Factory series have been released on the Nintendo DS: Frontier marks the first transition over to the Wii. While I had very limited experience with the previous games in…

Posted on: April 4, 2009 Posted by: John B. Moore Comments: 0

Say Hi – Oohs & Aahs (CD)

Six records into his career, Eric Elbogen (aka Say Hi) has just turned in his best album in an already respectably solid cannon. Oohs & Aahs is insanely catchy, from start to finish. Up until a couple of years ago, the band once known as Say Hi to Your Mom, used a home PC to record their lo-fi, indie pop albums.

Posted on: April 3, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy / The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight (DVD)

When I was still in elementary school, the Goosebumps books were originally released. The overwhelming popularity of the R.L. Stine titles made it a forgone conclusion that it would be transformed into a television show, and Nickelodeon brought it on board in the middle-to-late nineties. Fox recalls well the popularity of Goosebumps and has decided to release episode packs, two of which hit stores this March. Both “Return of the…

Posted on: April 3, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Absolut Mango (80 Proof)

It’s been a few months since NeuFutur had a chance to review any vodkas from the Absolut line, so we were happy to see a 1 liter bottle in the post about a week ago from Absolut’s PR firm. Needless to say, we set up a tasting and got some good impressions of Absolut’s latest offering. The initial bouqet is as close to actually cutting open a Mango as possible;…

Posted on: April 2, 2009 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Marble Saga Kororinpa (Wii)

This game is a sequel to Kororinpa: Marble Mania, and from the outset, players will be shocked at the steps that Hudson had taken to ensure that critics of the original title will have nothing to harp on.The game itself surrounds the collection of stump pieces, to assist Anthony the Ant in finding the “Golden Sunflower Seed”. The stump pieces also unlock further functionality in the game, giving players more…