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  • Vintage Gaming – Super Dodge Ball

    Vintage Gaming – Super Dodge Ball

    Super Dodge Ball might just be the ideal game from the 8-bit era that you didn’t play.  It’s exactly what the title says, your team (USA in our NES version) battles dodge ball teams from around the globe in a tournament.  Each team (from places like Iceland, Kenya and China) had different strengths and weaknesses,…

  • Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

    Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

    First person shooters were huge for me when I was younger, despite the fact I wasn’t very good at them.  That meant FPS’s that still had a single player story were much loved and more likely to be bought.  Jedi Outcast was the second ‘Jedi Knight’ game but the third game starring Kyle Katarn, one…

  • Game Review – Tomb Raider

    Game Review – Tomb Raider

    I played bits and pieces of the early Tomb Raider games, but was never a fan of them.  I didn’t seek them out.  But I kept hearing how good this new one was, at least before everyone moved on to Bioshock: Infinite, and when I saw a good deal, I jumped in and bought it. …

  • Movie Review – G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    Movie Review – G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    I was never a G.I. Joe kid growing up – I don’t remember it being forbidden, but discouraged, but it was also always on opposite something else I wanted to watch.  I went to see this with a couple of friends who were way more into the Joes than I ever was, including one that…

  • Movie Review – The Croods

    Movie Review – The Croods

    I almost didn’t go see The Croods.  When I was just seeing the stand-ups and posters in the theaters, it didn’t appeal to me.  Cavemen really do little for me – how many jokes can you make about them, anyway?  Early clips and trailers did little to disuade me from that notion.  What actually got…

  • SimCity – My Impressions

    SimCity – My Impressions

    If you are reading this, you probably know all the debates on the new SimCity, about always-on (and whether it’s needed), how scummy EA is, the stupid decisions leading up to the release of the game, and so on.  I’ll be touching on all of that, as well as the actual gameplay. First, Origin.  I…

  • Movie Review – Lincoln

    Movie Review – Lincoln

    This isn’t normally what I go to the movies for, which if you’ve read my previous reviews, you could probably guess.  It’s not exactly comparable to The Avengers or Ponyo.  Still, Lincoln is a damn fine movie.  The main thrust of the movie examines Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he pushes to get the 13th…

  • Book Review – Dragon Age: Those Who Speak

    Book Review – Dragon Age: Those Who Speak

    I got my hands on a galley copy of Dragon Age: Those Who Speak, the latest graphic novel filling in the gaps in the Dragon Age universe.  Written by David Gaider, this comic follows Dragon Age: The Silent Grove and takes Alistair, Varric and Isabela to the Tevinter Imperium, giving us a taste of that foul place, continuing…

  • Movie Review – Rise of the Guardians

    Movie Review – Rise of the Guardians

    Rise of the Guardians is the latest William Joyce property to be adapted to the big screen, though I would caution that it’s a pretty loose adaptation.  It’s a Dreamworks production, so the visuals are great.  The story follows the Guardians of childhood – somewhat nebulously defined, but Santa (“North”), the Easter Bunny, the Sandman,…

  • Lightning Movie Reviews – Skyfall, Wreck-It Ralph and The Man with the Iron Fists

    Lightning Movie Reviews – Skyfall, Wreck-It Ralph and The Man with the Iron Fists

    I have been to several movies lately, and have been remiss in reviewing them.  I aim to make up for that now.  Here are my quick hit thoughts on the movies in the title. Skyfall – This is an amazing movie, but not for the reasons you’d expect for a Bond movie.  Sure, there’s action,…

  • Movie Review – Hotel Transylvania

    Movie Review – Hotel Transylvania

    We saw Hotel Transylvania recently, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.  Adam Sandler voices Dracula, who, it turns out, isn’t such a bad guy.  He just wants to raise his daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez) in peace, so he builds a monsters-only hotel surrounded by layers of defenses to keep…

  • How to Train Your Dragon Live!

    How to Train Your Dragon Live!

    The fam and I saw the How to Train Your Dragon Live show over the weekend, and we have pictures!  It’s a tough thing to photograph, but these are the best.  And of course, a few pictures of the cutest kids in the world are in there.