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Electronic Arts debuts theme sets for X-Box 360 and Playstation 3


G.I. JOE and COBRA Themes and Picture Packs Now Available on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network

Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 fans will have to declare more than just their console allegiance today as EA and the G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra video game gives them yet another reason to pick sides: premium G.I. JOE and COBRA themes are now available for download on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network! Inspired by 45 years of G.I. JOE history, the premium Xbox LIVE themes feature memorable G.I. JOE and COBRA vehicles from past and present, while the premium PlayStation Network turns PS3 home screens into a virtual battleground with the G.I. JOE Accelerator Suit (G.I. JOE theme) and the COBRA Serpent Battle Armor (COBRA theme).  Also available for download on Xbox LIVE will be G.I. JOE and COBRA picture packs featuring members of the famous G.I. JOE and COBRA teams, along with G.I. JOE and COBRA logos.  While your console loyalty may have already been pledged, the question remains…G.I. JOE or COBRA: which side are you on?

The G.I. JOE Premium Xbox Theme, COBRA Premium Xbox Theme, G.I. JOE Picture Pack, and COBRA Picture pack are now available for download for 80MSP each on Xbox LIVE.  The Premium G.I. JOE PlayStation Theme and Premium COBRA PlayStation Theme are now available for download for $0.99 on the PlayStation Network.

G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra hits stores on August 4th, and will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable (PSP) as well as mobile phones.

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Another G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA positive review – Film School Rejects!

I’d mentioned that the Film School Rejects Twitter Feed had already raved about The Rise of COBRA, but now the actual review has been posted, and it earned a “B”.  The reviewer, Neil Miller, talks about the film extensively, and it’s obvious that he really enjoyed it.

“Over the course of the past several months, there has been a lot of talk about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra — everything from director changes to problems in the editing room to abysmal test screening results. And such is the case with any movie made from a line of toys or a comic book, these types of rumors and reports have set the internet ablaze. It is to the point where even now, as I come to you to attest to the fun ride that I have witnessed with my own two eyes, you will still remain skeptical. It is a sad situation, especially for a movie that is a lot more fun than it should’ve been. It’s a movie that is a lot tighter and well-paced than some of the other action tentpoles we’ve seen this summer. And, on its most basic level, it’s a movie worth seeing.”

This seems to be an ongoing theme with the reviewers of the film…it’s got bad buzz, it doesn’t deserve it, it’s a tightly directed, well-paced, frenetic action film that will keep you entertained.  And best of all, it’s fun.  He finishes with the following two apt paragraphs:

“If you go in expecting an Iron Man, you’re in for a big disappointment. Seeing G.I. Joe hearkens back the experience I had seeing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a young boy. If I were to look back at TMNT with fresh eyes now, I wouldn’t like it as much. Having seen it as a child, that movie has a special place in my heart. The same can be said for G.I. Joe, and for this generation of young boys. And those young boys and their families? That is who will love this film. This is not an adult movie; this is a family-friendly, youthful movie. Go see it; but don’t expect it to be a movie made specifically for you. Unless, of course, you’re a ten year-old boy.

In the end, G.I. Joe is simple spectacle. A movie that, while silly and in many ways over-the-top, can deliver an experience that is deliriously fun. And it is fun. Quick. Exciting. And fun. It sets you in a world that is cartoony and larger then life, propels you through one big chase and ultimately delivers the goods and the explosions. It is this kind of efficient, fun-natured storytelling that could make G.I. Joe one of the best action movies of the summer. That is, if you can look past all of that bad buzz and actually give it a chance.”

The pregnancy of my wife will determine if I make the trip to see the Monday screening, but things are looking good so far.  I can’t remember a time when I’ve been so excited to see a movie.  Hopefully it will not disappoint.  Click here to read the full review.

X-Box 360 Goodies and information coming out for The Rise of COBRA

Inside MGC has posted a list of X-Box 360 Achievements for the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA game here!  Also, rumor has it that there are G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA theme packs available for download via X-Box Live right now as well.  In fact, has reserved space for the two Premium Themes here and here.

I know what I’ll be checking out when I get home tonight!