I'm already using the new GameSpot beta (thank you for the link, Spongemario) and I like it a lot. I'm used to it already. I'm definately looking forward to it coming out. Does anyone know when it will be coming out? I think the new layout for everything is a lot easier. I encourage everyone to start using the new GameSpot to get used to it, because if you don't then you'll wish you did when it's out and you have to figure it out then.
I also saw The Dark Knight the other day. I think that it was one of the best movies this year. Heath Ledger gave an incredible preformance, and really made The Joker - a character I never cared about - come to life, and be incredibly likeable. The movie's special effects were awesome, as were the action scenes, which were really, obviously, the best parts of the movie. There was an epic car chase sequence in the movie which was easily one of the best scenes. Batman is obviously a great character, and a HUGE part of the story, but The Joker is really who I liked the most. He was a character with no fear or regret, a character who, as Alfred put it, just wanted to watch the world burn. Heath definately gave one of the best preformances I've ever seen. Plus, The Joker is fun to quote. "I don't want to kill you! I'm like a dog chasing a truck! I wouldn't know what to do with one if I cought it!" I really suggest seeing this film, because even people who aren't fans of Batman (curse you!) will probably enjoy it.
I also rented Prince of Persia: Rival Swords for the Wii. It's a decent game with a decent amount of action, but it relies to much on climbing. Not to mention the graphics are ugly. And when I say ugly, I mean putred. Maybe the game looked good 1000 years ago, but today they're just plain sad. The voice-acting isn't exactly my cup of tea, either. It all seems cheesy and the voices don't fit the characters at all. On top of all this, the gameplay is also extremely repetetive. You're forced to swing the Wii Remote and Nunchuck to attack and preform moves. This can tire you during large ambushes, and the controls can be very un-responsive at times. The levels, so far, don't offer much variety. I'm currently at the first charriot level and so far all the areas look the same. The saddest thing about the game is how high my hopes were for it. Not only was the game so insanely popular, but the beggining cutscene had superb graphics and great voice-acting. After the cutscene ended it was like the graphics designers got lazy and the voice-actors quit/got fired. The gameplay is fun at times, but most of the other aspects are boring and ugly. So far I'd say a 7/10 becaus ethe game can be fun on occasion, but my score could change (for better or for worse) after I've played some more. So stay tuned. That's all for now.