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May 05, 2005



Disney's shares rose to $31.46 today fowilolng the announcement of a new film production unit called Disneynature.Following the box office success of March of the Penguins , which cost $3 million to make and grossed $127 million, Disney decided that people are interested in nature documentaries. First of all, it was a great film, said Jean-Francois Camilleri, who co-produced Penguins and will lead the new Disney unit. The fact that it worked shows that people had an appetite for it. The first Disneynature film will be released next Earth Day, in April 2009. Earth follows the journeys of three mothers with their babies – a polar bear, humpback whale and an elephant. Following is The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos. Disney chief Robert Igar calls the new film unit a return to Disney tradition, citing their True Life Adventures film series from 1948 to 1960. Igar expects wide release of Disneynature films in theaters and a plethora of plush toys and other spinoff products they can sell online and at Disney theme parks. The hope is that Disney see's the financial wisdom in transferring some of those anticipated gains into significant support for environmental efforts devoted to preserving species and their habitats. Sustainability of a film studio, a habitat, a business, or a society is all about the give and take. - Terre DunivantGaia Graphics and Associates


Okay, that sounds like a good first step(and huepfolly down the road they will start selling movies for download) You mean to tell me that even after this whole MPAA ordeal, you intend to actually support them? ;/And im sure the MPAA is aware of your blog,which they probally read, which means you probally just gave Mark Cuban a free lawsuit ;o


Of course this style of game isn't going aeyhwnre and neither should it. People enjoy this type of game, who am I to tell them otherwise.I don't rush through a game to get it over and done with like a painful chore which is what most open world games feel like to me these days.I just wont play them anymore, no more GTA's, Oblivion's, Bioware stuff for me.And here comes Eali's food metaphors. I want to be able to eat steak. I'm not interesting in nimbling on the side dishes or teasing myself with the knowledge that there is still steak to come. I just want the prime experience. When there is so much gaming to experience out there, fucking around in a game thats diluted over an incredibly long time doesn't interest me.To say that all the side quests in Oblivion style games are prime cuts of gaming beef or close to it is a stretch. You're (I'm) essentially gnawing on grissle for a long long time.With limited man hours available it's impossible for a developer to populate these massive worlds with truly engaging content. Hundreds of possible quests and 75% of them are cheese n macaroni bland. For every quest in Oblivion that you could retort with saying it was awesome there are heaps of forgettable drudgery.This is why I don't play these games any more. I would much rather that they gave me 50% of the content but in a much more refined, tastier experience.My views on Mass Effect are different as you well know. Mass Effect crafts a glorious sci-fi world then populates it with soap opera nonsense.Mass Effect could have been.I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. [pause] Time to die.Instead it was.Shepard I've got a problem. I've never felt loved. My father deserted me. blah blah blah. The science fiction world they created was secondary to the bollocks personal dilemas your crew had. I felt like an intergalactic Maury Povich.Why couldn't we have found out about the characters while the story progressed? Not put the story on hold for the characters personal crap.Why were all the characters so emotionally useless. Not one of them could deal with there own problems they all had to run to you! The Captain Imagine tapping your boss on the shoulder and asking them to solve your family problems.I could go on forever but I'd bore even myself.


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