Monthly Archives: April 2014
Every so often, someone going through the conveyor belt that is the celebrity photo-op booth at a convention does something memorable. One of the all-time most popular posts on this site is when Norman Reedus photobombed a convention photo-op with Lean Headey and Peter Dinklage.
This Doctor Who photo-op might just be cooler. A couple went to Louisville Comic Con to have their picture taken with Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan but the man had another idea. He proposed to his girlfriend mid photo-op with Karen and Matt standing right there. Their reactions are priceless.
Sometimes, it’s better to be a master of one trade than a jack of all trades. Just ask Japanese developer From Software who have parlayed their painfully hard, old-school action-RPG Dark Souls into a purchase by Japanese publisher Kadokawa Shoten.
The news that Star Wars fans have been waiting months for has finally been announced. LucasFilm has officially revealed the stars of the upcoming, untitled Star Wars: Episode VII. Along with some old favourites, some new actors and Hollywood legends have been added to the Star Wars universe.
You know what happens when you fall behind on your comic reading? Marvel ends the series that you were reading and quickly starts a new one from that series’ conclusion before you had a chance to pick up Superior Spider-Man #30 from the comic book shop. The long and short of that rant is that Peter Parker is back in The Amazing Spider-Man #1.
Meanwhile, over at DC Comics, they give us a one-shot called Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman vs. Bane #1. There’s just one problem with that: Forever Evil isn’t done yet. You can’t have an aftermath if you don’t actually finish the story. The whole of DC’s release line-up this week is thin so I’m guessing that they were really caught off-guard by the delay of Forever Evil #7.
Elsewhere, just because Star Wars is going to Marvel doesn’t mean that Dark Horse isn’t going to start a new miniseries with the four-issue Star Wars: Rebel Heist starring Han Solo. Finally, Image brings best-selling supernatural horror novelist Jonathan Maberry to comic in V-Wars #1.
In a move that will surprise absolutely no one that has played an EA game in the last few years, they’re adding microtransactions to one of their games. This time, it’s Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare that will see the addition of microtransactions to the game this week.
After last week’s very controversial episode, we had an episode that I would accuse as being set up to capitalize on said controversy by making the character at the heart of the hubbub if it wasn’t for the fact that this episode was written and filmed ages ago.
This week’s focus was on the life and times of Ser Jaime Lannister, also known as The Kingslayer and the guy who raped his sister in last week’s episode. At least he was put in some more redeeming situations this week.
I’ve been meaning to find a way to wedge in trailers and other studio produced content for a while on the blog and I think I’ve finally found a way to do it without blatantly shilling for big publishers for free. Granted, a lack of preview coverage is one of the more frequently cited reasons for not getting review copies of games so consider this working on that. So for a while, until we all get bored with it, I’ll end Mondays by doing a roundup of some of the various game trailers that were released over the previous seven days.
This week, we get our first look at in-game footage from Dragon Age: Inquisition. If nothing else, it looks very pretty. It also looks like it has some more Skyrim and Dark Souls influence in it too, the latter of which I wasn’t expecting to see from a Dragon Age game but one could also say that pulls from Mass Effect 3 too.
We also saw trailers for Bungie’s upcoming Destiny, an eSports-style Evolve trailer, the first reveals of Grid: Autosport and Skylanders: Trap Team (with even more stuff to buy) and another gorgeous in-game trailer for Project CARS.
Gaming is a growing industry with a record launch of next-generation consoles with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One outpacing their predecessors’ sales. Don’t tell that to GameStop, though. The biggest gaming retailer in America is planning to close some GameStop stores and expand Apple and AT&T retail chains.
Most urban legends are just that: Legends. However, gaming’s most legendary tale turned out to be true. A documentary crew doing a documentary on the history of Atari found the legendary resting place of thousands, if not millions, of copies of the failed E.T. game for the Atari 2600.