May 20th, 2013
First things first… I get it, I showed up to the party 10 minutes before it ends. So take a few moments to get all your sighs of disgust and gasps of shock out of your system… You good? OK, let’s do this!
Lost Odyssey was released on February 12, 2008 and has sold around 850,000 copies across the globe. When stacked up against the millions of copies that major “triple-A” titles sell, it doesn’t seem like that big a deal. What I do want to point out though is something that is the main driver of my intrigue
May 18th, 2013
Sony has already revealed a portion of their next-gen plans and the big Xbox Reveal party is just a few days away. At this point, it is finally safe to say that we are moving out of the current generation while the next generation is fast approaching. However, that doesn’t meant that we don’t have some heavy hitters still on deck for release on our beloved Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Here are some major titles you can look forward to while you wait for your next-gen console.
May 17th, 2013
We are a little over a week out from the big reveal of the next Xbox, likely to be called the Xbox Infinite, and we’ve already gotten a peak of what the PS4 has to offer. So with that, I give you my top 5 things I want and EXPECT from the next generation of consoles.
1. More Sharing
Sony’s biggest revelation from their PS4 reveal was the share button. We finally have a full commitment by a hardware company on sharing content with friends via their console. Yes there have always been 3rd party devices that allowed screen sharing and/or video
April 25th, 2013
No one in my network of friends was more excited for Bioshock Infinite than me. From the moment that the game was revealed in New York and a select few hundred PAX 2010 attendees, including me, were shown the first 10-minute gameplay demo, I was a man obsessed. I poured over forums, constantly harassed Ken Levine on Twitter with questions about the game, watched every trailer the moment it came out. I simply could not wait to visit the world of Columbia and see what the team at Irrational had created.
Ultimately though, expectation and reality have to come together. After
April 3rd, 2013
For Christmas this year I received 2 years of Sony’s online service PSN Plus. I had long heard of it’s value from those in the games media and even had a chance to try it out after the online debacle that happened when they were hacked a few years back. Despite this, I had no idea what I was in for. Four months in and I think that Sony may have changed the expectations of online services and subscription models.
I see the current divide in the way the two hardcore console developers approach as extremely enlightening.
January 26th, 2013
Continuing where issue #1 left off, part 2 of this 4-part mini-series continues to flesh out the infamous Foot Clan’s secret history as it relates to the current TMNT series. This specific issue takes on a different time as it deals more in present day circumstances rather than how issue 1 dealt with the the Foot Clan history in feudal Japan.
Both issues are great, however it’s very cool to be back in current times and seeing our Ninja Turtles kicking some major Foot Clan butt! None-the-less it does jump back in time for a few pages here-and-there but never dawdles or get’s bogged down
January 19th, 2013
The Death of the Family story arch has been one of the best, most intense reading experiences I’ve had in comics. The amount of crazy the Joker brings to the table in this story is so twisted and beyond anything I’ve ever read about him (a small rival might be when the Joker killed Jason Todd, Red Hood).
With one issue left in this story arch the reader can only speculate what Snyder has in store for the Bat Family, but i can say us that this issue was a bit of a disappointing lull in the story. Sure there
January 15th, 2013
We cover a lot of ground here at the Weekly Blend – TV, Movies, Videogames, and Comics. That’s a pretty broad swath of entertainment, so we don’t always get to spend equal amounts of time with each genre. Probably sounds a lot like your personal entertainment schedule as well. Like you, some weeks I spend more time playing video games, others I watch more TV. In 2012, though, I found myself devoting more and more personal time to reading comics, and found a unexpected amount of depth in the genre.
There is something fascinating about the unique blend of writing and