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Call of Duty launch day brings two different types of people out of the woodwork: those who stand in line at midnight to purchase the game, and those who look on from afar and complain about franchise fatigue.
Annual video game releases – like the Call of Duty series – take heat from consumers and critics alike. While I agree with people who want to see more intellectual properties
and fewer sequels, I’m also the hypocrite who is counting the days until
Assassin’s Creed III hits store shelves.
I'm a huge Judge Dredd fan. I've read most of his comic books (including both of DC Comics' series in the 90s), and appreciated roughly three minutes of the movie starring Sly Stallone (it all went to hell after he removed his helmet). DNA Films has a new reboot on the way, slated for theatrical release on September 21. Karl Urban steps into Dredd's boots, which means we'll actually understand what he's saying this time around. The always fantastic Lena Headey (playing Ma-Ma) is his target. She apparently makes drugs. You can get your first look of Dredd and Ma-Ma's feud in the trailer below.
A new Judge Dredd movie is slated to hit theaters on September 21.
I honestly have no idea what is happening in Dragon's Dogma's story. The only semblance of a plot I've come across is a dragon stealing my heart and people showing me that their palms glow. Both of these things seem important, magical, and a tad bit strange. I should point out that I'm 25 hours into the game. Both of these revelations came within the first hour of my quest.
Dragon's Dogma joins Journey, Max Payne 3, and Mass Effect 3 on my Games of the Year candidates list. I'm having a blast exploring this dangerous world, and can't wait to see what the end game holds for me.
This is a great week for games. Diablo III and Max Payne 3 are already here, and come tomorrow, we'll be able to play as daredevil scientist (yes, you heard right) Chuck Darwin in Adult Swim's Extinction Squad.
This iOS game focuses on the preservation of endangered animals in the
most ludicrous and ineffective way possible: by bouncing them to safety
on a trampoline.
I wasn't excited about the possibility of a fourth Spider-Man movie until a friend told me that Kirsten Dunst wasn't going to be in it. That bombshell of red-headed knowledge changed everything. I'll now be in theaters on day one (July 3) to see how the web swinger fairs in a Dunst-free world.
I wasn't excited about the possibility of a fourth Spider-Man movie until a friend told me that Kirsten Dunst wasn't going to be in it.
For years, Sideshow Collectibles has created Star Wars statues based on popular characters and stories in that universe. Now, LucasFilm is inviting this group of sculptors and artists to create their own fiction or interpretations of these characters and stories through the new Star Wars Mythos line of statues.
For years, Sideshow Collectibles' has created Star Wars statues based on
popular characters and stories in that universe. Now, LucasFilm is
inviting this group of sculptors and artists to create their own fiction
or interpretations of these characters and stories through the new Star
Wars Mythos line of statues.
Take a seat, BioShock Infinite. Better luck next time, Borderlands 2. My most anticipated game is Diving: Jurassic Monsters. I know nothing about it. My excitement stems solely from the screenshot pictured above. The game is currently in development at Biart, a studio that specializes solely in underwater video games, and is slated for a 2013 release. Their portfolio includes Depth Hunter, Fish & Reefs, and Deep Black (slated to release on Xbox Live tomorrow).
Take a seat, BioShock Infinite. Better luck next time, Borderlands 2. My most anticipated game is Diving: Jurassic Monsters
I couldn't fall asleep last night. Rather than diving into another episode of Deadwood (I'm on my third viewing of season three), or another game of MLB 12: The Show on my Vita, I decided to surf Apple's App Store for a new game for my iPhone. I noticed that Infinity Pocket's Flick Home Run, a game that released last November, had crawled into the number four slot for Top 25 Free Games. The reason for its late surge up the charts is a new "power update," which adds five new game modes, 28 achievements, and new fly ball speeds to the mix.
So long, Fairway Solitaire, I now have a new addiction to pass my time.
I'm a Cubs fan. Go ahead and laugh.
I'm a Cubs fan. Go ahead and laugh.
If you are an aspiring game creator with an affinity for the undead, you may want to think twice about making a zombie game for the iOS platform. If you search "zombie" in Apple's App Store, you'll uncover hundreds of games that have "Zombie" in their title. I jotted down all of the "Zombie" games that appeared in one search. Almost every sport has been zombified at least once, and a surprising number of animals have waged war against the walking dead. Below is a list of over 250 different Zombie-named games that are readily available on the App Store.
If you are an aspiring game creator with an affinity for the undead, you may want to think twice about making a zombie game for the iOS platform.
No one stays dead in Star Wars. Boba Fett escaped a sarlacc pit. Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin are ghosts looking to party (last seen celebrating the love with ewoks on Endor). Even Darth Maul, the sith apprentice who was chopped in two and tossed into a deep well, is alive, well, and kickin' Jedi ass with a yellow version of himself.
No one stays dead in Star Wars.
Last weekend was a little nuts. On Friday, my friends made me drive to my local movie theater to reserve seats for a Saturday showing of The Hunger Games. I've never done this before. I stood in line for numerous midnight showings, but I've never had to "pre-order" a seat.
My friends don't like discussing films with me. I'm hoping you guys are up for a healthy discussion about this spring's biggest release. The talking points are...