This is a real video game. And it is amazing… Continue reading
I had some time off this weekend so I managed to catch up on some of my seriously neglected comic book reading. I figured I might as well spend some time getting back to grumbling about comics which is what this blog was initially focused on. First, let me apologize for the tardiness of some of these “reviews.” A lot of these comics came out awhile ago and I waited… Continue reading
Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is basically the computerized “arcade” version of the collectible card game.
It’s a pretty good game if you’re into strategy/puzzle games, though not without its quirks and its flaws. Duels of the Planeswalkers (DOTP) is like a “best of” overview of paper-based Magic. You have the best mechanisms that have come… Continue reading
I’m tempted to describe this post as being about the latest comic book controversy on the Internet. But, as this controversy reared its head two weeks ago, I highly doubt it’s still the latest. It sprung out of an issue of Uncanny Avengers – a new series that features a team of Avengers and X-Men working together. Captain America has made Havok the leader of the team, and at their… Continue reading
Something a bit different this week. Haven’t had time to come up with a topic worth writing about lately, what with all the preparation for jumping continents and what-not but apparently I’ve had time to piss about in Photoshop. Enjoy!
Has there ever been a story about Wonder Woman losing her powers? If not, this… Continue reading
FTL: Faster Than Light is a space RPG/strategy game where you have to fight through enemies and obstacles to reach your destination. It is RPG-esque because you upgrade your ship from the scrap of your enemies. And it is Rogue-like since you will likely fail multiple times until you figure out the strategies to winning this game. (Ok, so I’ve never actually played Rogue.) It’s mostly a strategy game because… Continue reading
I am and have been something of a movie fan over the years. As such, I’ve often had IMDb as my homepage. I go there for trailers, news, and to win bets that no one else agreed to. The one I’m interested for today’s entry is the rating feature. You can rate a movie on a scale of 1 – 10, or put it on a list of movies that… Continue reading
So I was at the library today and came across a children’s book called A Slave Family. It is an educational book designed to teach children about a very awkward portion of American history. The book is actually written by a Canadian of Hungarian descent. Presumably it has an American slant to it since the American educational market is bigger than Canada’s. Canada doesn’t really exist in this book… Continue reading
I’m going to preface this week’s grumble with a quote from the wise Jedi master Qui Gon Jin, “There’s always a bigger fish.” This came to mind today as I was reading bits and pieces from this Criticwire (CriticWire? Critic Wire?) post (http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/the-criticwire-survey-overrated-masterpieces). They polled a staggering number of film critics and asked them which masterpieces they actually hated. There were some interesting choices on the list like Citizen… Continue reading
McDonald’s is very, very good at giving people what they want. At most malls, I always see the longest lines at McDonald’s… and it’s not because they serve customers slowly. Yet I very rarely see people buy a salad (especially the entrée salad). The salads there are actually pretty damn good in my opinion. Of fast food restaurants, McDonald’s has the best salad in my opinion. Other chains just slap… Continue reading