Showing posts from May, 2015

Review - "Splatoon"

Last year, I saw a sarcastic tweet directed at the E3 Splatoon reveal from a pretty prominent geek journalist. "4-on-4 multiplayer? I bet those servers are going to be jumping!" Of course, if that guy had played Mario Kart 8 online, which was already out at that point, he would have known that things were already looking up on Nintendo's online front. But I digress.

After dozens of online rounds and several dozens of Miiverse interactions, not to mention the excitement of checking out daily gear and map refreshes, I can officially say that, yes, these servers are jumping. Not only that, but I can say that with Splatoon, Nintendo has confidently asserted their dominance over most of their peers when it comes to online gaming.

I Tried The Punisher Energy Shot (Video)

I saw a Punisher-themed energy shot in the checkout aisle and decided to buy it because I am not a clever man. If you want more videos, let me know, subscribe, and I'll happily oblige!

Review - "Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker"

Full disclosure: I never got around to finishing the initial release of Devil Survivor 2 when it back in 2012. Not even close, actually. Even though I'm a pretty big fan of the MegaTen series, something about it just didn't pull me in like the other entries and spin-offs in the franchise. So, I half-expected my experience with the re-release, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker, to be in a similar vein. That is to say, mild interest followed by a quick and prolonged shelving.

Some Thoughts on "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

So, I was just as excited to see the newest Avengers flick as the rest of you, I'd say. Maybe more so. I'm a Marvel nut, and always have been, and probably always will be. They've just always appealed to me more than DC, outside of like, you know, Batman and Wonder Woman. But yeah, I was really excited to see Joss Whedon's latest and ostensibly last Marvel outing, and was really hoping he'd deliver more of the witty, slam-bang summer blockbuster material that he did the first type around.

And in a way, he did. Only this time, in a world where Marvel Cinematic Universe outings have matured, and the old way of doing things in summer flicks is getting pretty outdated, it doesn't feel nearly as fresh and fun and bold as it did in 2012. I'm not really going to review Age of Ultron because it's hard to critically parse and slap a grade on it. It's a really, really mixed bag, and I figured I'd just give my thoughts on it. Cool? Cool.

Also, if you'…