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If I asked you to name a few characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, I'm willing to be most of you would say something to the effect of "that dude from Parks and Recreation and a talking raccoon." And you'd be right. Both of these characters are a part of Marvel's new vision for this team, which will leap from comic pages to the silver screen on August 1. For comic book readers in the '60s, '70s, and '90s, the identity of the Guardians of the Galaxy was much different.
In the days before the talking raccoon and tree...
My baby girl Evalei is just now developing an imagination and an opinion of preferred toys and activities. As of this writing, she's a big fan of tea sets and Star Wars creatures. She has no interest in stuffed dolls unless they are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or tigers. She finds Elmo funny, yet tells me to turn off Sesame Street whenever Telly shows up.
Everyone was a baby at some point – even the most feared rulers of the universe.
Lego versions of Minecraft, Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters all happened thanks to Lego's brilliant Cuusoo (Lego Ideas) program. If you are unfamiliar with Cuusoo, it gives Lego fans a chance to design their own sets, which are then voted upon by the community. The sets with the highest tallies (10,000 or more votes) enter a review period at Lego. One of those sets is turned into a retail product.
The set, dubbed Orca's Last Stand, depicts Martin Brody, Matt Hooper, Sam Quint on the Orca hunting Jaws.
May 4 is Star Wars Day! Rather than celebrate this glorious day with positivity and an editorial that speaks fondly of our favorite galaxy far, far away, I decided to round up all of the horrible characters I could think.
Rather than celebrate Star Wars Day with positivity and an editorial that speaks fondly of our favorite galaxy far, far away, I decided to round up all of the horrible characters I could think of in a numbered list.
Every gamer has a story of domination to tell. I was gifted with such a victory in Hearthstone last night. In truth, there's a little bit of hyperbole in this blog's headline. I've enjoyed bigger and more meaningful victories in myriad other games over the years. This particular victory is heightened by my opponent.
Every gamer has a story of domination to tell. I was gifted with such a victory in Hearthstone.
Stargate is one of my all-time favorite TV franchises. I was shocked when Syfy Network pulled the plug on Universe. The show was just hitting its stride. The first season was a fantastic introduction to a bold, new take on the Stargate lore, and the second season gave us a small taste of what looked to be an intense, dark future for everyone aboard starship Destiny. Alas, most people didn't get to see this story develop, as Syfy cited poor viewership numbers as the reason for its cancellation.
Fan seeks $50 million to fund a third season.
After completing Halfbrick’s excellent Colossatron: Massive World Threat on iPhone, I found myself in need of another new phone game. With recent iOS releases like Out There and Mines of Mars receiving mediocre ratings from Game Informer’s review crew, I had no leads on any noteworthy games I wanted to play. Rather than perusing the App Store’s chart-topping releases like I normally do, I settled on an unconventional method to find a new game.
My search for a new game to play led to five unknown titles.
In celebration of The Simpsons' 25th anniversary (has it been that long already?), Lego is releasing a series of minifigures based on this popular animated show. This collection consists of 16 familiar faces, including slight variants of the figures packaged with The Simpsons' expensive home. Each figure is sold individually in mystery bags for $3.99.
In celebration of The Simpsons' 25th anniversary (has it been that long
already?), Lego is releasing a series of minifigures based on this
popular animated show.
My work desk is cluttered with video game collectibles. When people walk into my office for the first time, most of them want to talk about the various objects on my desk before engaging in the original intended conversation. Role-playing fanatics are quick to comment on my Final Fantasy X action figure collection, and people who’ve been in gaming for decades lock in on the Sam and Max statue.
When people walk
into my office for the first time, most of them want to talk about the
various objects on my desk before engaging in the original intended conversation.
My NBA 2K14 player is a real jerk. Some of the decisions I make in his career frame him in such a way, but he's generally an unpleasant person, even when he's trying to be nice. Judging by what people in the game's social media are saying, he's probably the least liked player in the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers' organization. His teammates hate him. The fans want him off of the court. Even the press is sick of his antics. Here's a timeline that illustrates how I'm turning him into one of the worst characters I've ever encountered in a video game.
My sixth NBA 2K14 update is small, but filled with action.
if you enjoyed Will Arnett's take on Batman in The Lego Movie, you absolutely have to watch the official blooper reel.
If you enjoyed Will Arnett's take on Batman in The Lego Movie, you absolutely have to watch the official blooper reel.
I'm one of those baseball fanatics you see sitting in the bleachers with a glove fastened on the left hand and an iPad held in the right. The iPad is used to check career statistics for players, scouting report data, and to tweet stupid baseball jokes. If I'm not getting Internet service in the stadium, I have a Who's Who in Baseball book tucked away as backup. Baseball statistics are a beautiful thing, and my love of them has compelled me to jot down as many game-related statistics as I can. The one I like sharing with you guys revolves around the games I play and complete over the course of a year.
This is my third straight year of chronicling the games I completed over the course of 365 days. I played a lot of bad games this year...