Month: July 2013

Firedrake (Dragonrealm, #1) | Book Review

By: Richard A. Knaak Published: Jan 1, 1989 Publisher: Pop Library Series: Dragonrealm Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Speculative Fiction In Firedrake, a land ruled by the shape-lifting Dragon Kings, Cabe Bedlam is hunted for both the legacy he represents and the future he may bring. Yet, dragons may be the least ofthe dangers, for in a land drenched with sorcery, Cabe’s very legacy may be what destroys him. As a longtime fan of Richard A. Knaak, I have to say, this novel was []

Week 28 2013 | Part 1 | Comic Reviews

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1 Three Million Days And finally the trinity war begins. Well it’s certainly about to. We see what Pandora unleashed onto reality and why she was cursed. Pandora issue one shows us just how the sins were released into the world. Staying close to mythology, it was indeed due to her curiosity as to why the sins are in the world. The story was great and well done, it showed the progression of time perfectly highlighting how much []

Despicable Me 2 | Movie Review

Directed By: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud Screenplay By: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan & Ken Jeong The former villain Gru, now father of three girls, simply wants to lead a semi-normal family life as he puts his villain days behind him. But when a secret weapon is stolen, the Anti-Villain League recruits him and teams him with one of their own putting him undercover to solve the mystery []

Week 27 2013 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews

Aquaman #21 Death of a King Chapter Three: Confrontation Mera is so cool. Now Aquaman, this has not been the lame superhero that is often joked about in pop culture but rather a very cool, very tough and bada** character. After the Throne of Atlantis story line where Aquaman’s counsul seemed to be responsible for everything(!) the world of Atlantis seems to be thrown into upheaval as not many people are thrilled with the idea of Aquaman being king…even though he is []

Week 27 2013 | Part 1 | Comic Reviews

Justice League Dark #21 Horror City Conclusion: Die Die Die My Darling! A story centered around Madam Xanadu. Here J. Lemire introduces us into her son, the son who calls himself Doctor Destiny. Seeing the future is both a gift and a curse for Xanadu since she cannot control her visions. Her son turned to darkness because she abandoned him with his father due to the future she saw, the monster he would become. To know the future is to be trapped []

Monsters University | Movie Review

Directed by: Dan Scanlon Screenplay by: Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird & Dan Scanlon Story by: Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird & Dan Scanlon Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman & Steve Buscemi Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters, Inc. Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan aren’t friends but rather mortal enemies as they begin school and try to better one another as they both major as Scarer. But Dean Hardscrabble and the Roar Omega Roar fraternity have other plans for the []

Week 26 2013 | Part 3 | Comic Reviews

The Flash #21 Reverse Part 2 Well, now we know a bit about Kid Flash…a bit. In Teen Titans The Culling storyline it was already touched upon that he was from the future. That is who Kid Flash has always been…after Wally, and who he will remain to be. Bart is ad will always be the Kid Flash. But now we know that it is a secret that he is hiding from the Teen Titans, his friends. Now, I love Flash and []

Xbox Live Gold subscribers get free Assassin’s Creed II later this month

By: Martin Gaston Assassin’s Creed II  will be the next free game offered as part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold promotion, Microsoft spokesperson Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb has confirmed. Xbox LiveGold subscribers will be able to download the game from July 16 until the end of the month. Microsoft earlier this week announced that XBLA tower-defence game Defense Grid: The Awakening would be the free game available between July 1 through July 15 . Microsoft announced the Games With Gold promotion during its E3 []

Every PlayStation 4 comes bundled with The Playroom

By: Martin Gaston Every PlayStation 4 console will come bundled with a pre-loaded copy of The Playroom, Sony has announced. The Playroom, which was seen during Sony’s E3 2013 press conference, is an augmented-reality game that combines the DualShock 4 controller with the PlayStation 4 Camera to interact with a fleet of on-screen robots. The application is also compatible with smartphones, tablets, and the PS Vita. The app is designed to show off many of the DualShock 4’s new features, such as []

Ubisoft announces Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame for mobile

By: Martin Gaston Ubisoft has announced a new Prince of Persia game for mobile devices. Prince of Persia: The Shadow and Flame is set a decade after the original Prince of Persia game, which was released back in 1993. Ubisoft re-released a new 3D version of the game as Prince of Persia Classic in 2007. The new game retains the 2D platforming elements of the original game, but with more combat-focused elements, such as multiple enemies and a combo system. Both virtual []