Day: 18/11/2013

Don’t Get Cocky, Kid, in Star Wars: The Old Republic – Galactic Starfighter


By: Kevin VanOrd Considering the importance of space battles in the Star Wars universe, it was disappointing that ship combat was given such a cursory role in Star Wars: The Old Republic. After all, I can’t imagine A New Hope without the Battle of Yavin, which led to the destruction of the Death Star. (A useless gesture? I think not!) The Old Republic’s single-player on-rails battles looked the part, but they didn’t capture the essence of galactic warfare. With Galactic Starfighter, that’s []

Sunday Night TV (17 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Legal drama, Political Drama Starring: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, Zach Grenier, Josh Charles & Christine Baranski “The Next Month”: I love it when America Farrera guest stars because she has such a dynamic with Alan Cumming, not just the actress but the character as well brings out such a lighter side of his character.  And they finally kissed one another!  That made me happy.  Now other than that, it was []

Blizzard COO on how Diablo 3 for consoles isn’t “milking” the franchise


By: Eddie Makuch Blizzard has never made a game better suited for consoles than Diablo III, Blizzard COO Paul Sams told GameSpot during BlizzCon last weekend. As such, he said bringing the dungeon crawler to consoles is not “milking” the franchise, but is rather a logical extension of the series. “What brought us back to console is the game that we chose,” Sams said. “It really lends itself to being on console and being in the living room. You think about our []

Almost Human Special 2-Night Premiere | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Drama, Science-fiction, Crime drama  Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor “Pilot”:  Part 1 of the special 2-night premiere.  Karl Urban and Michael Ealy make an amazing team!  Oh god I love this show already.  Hopelessly hooked. That was intense, action packed, fast paced and thrilling until the very last minute.  The way the show has set up in the very near future.  The premise, the plot line and the way []

Defiance, Rift dev reveals free-to-play RPG Trove


By: Eddie Makuch Defiance and Rift developer Trion Worlds today announced Trove, an all-new free-to-play online adventure role-playing game, created by a “small team” over the past year. According to Trion Worlds, Trove will feature “dynamically generated worlds” that are “fully constructible and destructible.” This will give players an “endless universe” of worlds to explore, the developer said. Beginning today, players can sign up for Trove’s alpha testing period through the game’s website. Trion said it plans to speak directly with testers []

Week 46 2013 | Part 1 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Nightwing #25 One Dark City Night This Nightwing issues is a Zero Year tie-in and follows the star Dick Grayson as he discovers what a hero he is…once he pulls his head out of his arse that is. The story takes place right as Batman begins to make his presence known in Gotham when Nightwing still had parents and was the star of the Hayley Circus, letting everyone know it.  So the point of this issue to show growth []