Endless Ocean- Wii

Even Endless Ocean can't stray from the glory that is dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures in their games. Endless Ocean is awesome. You should buy it.

Desmodema polystictum, a plesiosaur and a bream
Dinosauriness: One can find some splendid vertebrate fossils in the Abyss, including this plesiosaur above and if you look hard enough you can find a lovely Anomalocaris fossil!

Scientific Accuracy: Aside from a bit of ecosystem merging, pretty good. 8, no 9 accuracy. HELL MAKE MINE A 10!

Buzz Bonus: You should make use of the SD card soundtrack possibilities. Disney's Under the Sea is an obvious choice....

Stranglehold Revisted, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Hello readers! You may remember recently (ish) that I mentioned the game Stranglehold in the pages of this here blog. Since then I have had a chance to visit the museum proper and boy o they have a lot of stuff on display! Here's a guided tour (ish). Apologies for the broken objects but at the time of the tour I was under some pretty heavy fire you know?

Welcome to the Chicago Field Museum a museum in Chicago! I'll be your tour guide Tequila Yuen! It's a name!

Exciting dinosaurs!
The museum has at least four taxidermy specimens of Thylacinus on open display! You won't see these in the wild unfortunately!

Thylacinus and bullets
A nice Parasaurlophus skull!

That was close!

What a surprise! On your right you'll see a Tyrannosaurs skeleton :(

And wow what a treat! A taxidermy Dodo. You won't see many of these around.

Didus ineptus
You uncultured bastards!

Dead as a Raphus cucullatus

A GIANT Rhamphorynhcus!


Here you will see a Camarasaurid sauropod just past the goons!

This was a tail.

Price of buying new ones 50,000 USD
This was some vertebrae with ribs but...


It's just tommy K

And that brings us to the end of our tour. Please wait here for the tour of the Archaeology section and apologies to those visitors who lost limbs and relatives.

Beat that BM!

Dinosauriness: Countless of prehistoric creatures in these galleries and some nice recent examples of extinct animals including: Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Camarasaurus, a couple of pterosaurs, a sabre toothed cat, Einosaurus, Parasaurlophus, Triceratops, Mosasaurus, Rhamphorhynchus, an Ichthyosaur, various dinosaur eggs and footprints, Velociraptor, Thylacinus, Raphus cucullatus and a selection of flightless birds!

Scientific Accuracy: Museum conservation issues aside (the taxidermy specimens of the dodo and thylacine shouldn't be on open display) they are striking representations of real specimens with the rare exception of a few enlarged specimens.

Buzz Bonus: If you shoot all of the bones off of the large sauropod skeleton you can run up the back of you get the achievment "Palaeontologist".

GTA IV, PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Hello readers! It's time for an update! Today we are looking at the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto IV and the dinosaurs therein!

Balls indeed
Tucked away in Liberty City, where the AMNH would be in the real New York, is a lovely museum! As you can see from the expert images taken here, Rockstar copped out by including the museum "undergoing redevelopment" which is a lazy way of saying we have better things to do than fill a museum with objects.

The museum includes a bunch of Egyptian bits and pieces, a whale skeleton AND SOME FRIGGIN DINOSAURS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. They have a Tyrannosaurus rex and a Triceratops (species unknown). If you so wish you CAN SHOOT ALL THE BONES OFF AND DAMAGE THEM. Why you would I don't know but vigilant curators magically fully repair the skeletons by the next day. Good work museum guys.
I don't think the font size is DDA compliant but the thought was nice
The museum even has labels, where are the anti GTA guys now huh? This shizzle is educational as well as violent. Time for the business however.

Dinosauriness: Just two this time round, the classic match up of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

Scientific Accuracy: The skeletons seem pretty accurate although I did notice abnormal vertebrae numbers and morphology of forelimbs on the Triceratops. Also, the poor Tyrannosaurus seems to be without gastralia. I hope they are just in storage or something. More importantly though, the specimens are repaired every day which certainly is not accurate. It would take months of work to repair thedamage by machine guns.

Buzz bonus: Technically, birds are dinosaurs as any smart arse palaeontologist will tell you so we should include all the birds (the collectible pigeons). Do you have all the pigeons yet reader?