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Wolfenstein – The New Order (PS4)

Posted By on August 22, 2014

I started to burn through my backlog yesterday since it was one of the first few days I have been able to concentrate enough to really do anything, and I started with Wolfenstein. The New Order has a lot of features the older games in the series had, such as finding all of the hidden objects in levels and some of the crazy experiments encountered. The graphics look absolutely wonderful, but the gameplay as a whole is just another first person shooter. Granted, it isn’t a bad FPS, but it really doesn’t stand out as much as other titles right now.

Overall I would say the game is worth a rental. It is a fun trip, but it isn’t anything special enough to keep on the shelf.

Bravely Default – 3DS

Posted By on August 20, 2014

Bravely Default is a game I have heard a lot of people praise, so I finally cracked it open and attempted to play through it, and what I discovered is not what I expected.

The game starts off good enough, the graphics reminded me of an old Square-Soft title. Then it got to the actual playing and things started to rapidly go downhill. It is a fairly simple RPG, the Brave and Default system do not add that much depth. They’re the equivalent to Defend and Berserker Rage. I spent most of my time playing grinding levels in order to be able to progress. If you pick this game up, unless you love grinding and playing the same areas over again with slightly stronger enemies you have already seen, skip this.

Overall, the game was a let down and I consider it a title to pass on.

Cancer

Posted By on August 18, 2014

Sorry for the lack of updates as of late my few but loyal readers. I’m going to take a minute to explain what is going on in my life right now, normal updates should resume in a day or two once things settle down.

Friday I received a phone call from one of my doctors. I have liver cancer. It isn’t bad enough to get me extra points on the transplant list yet, but it is growing at a rather fast rate. I am being rushed through the last stuff I need to get onto the list, and next week I have targeted chemo and a liver biopsy to do. It is a very rough time for me right now, and to everyone who is there for me and has helped out, either emotionally or by donating to the fund for my after-care, thank you so much. Everyone who has taken a few minutes of their day to talk to me or just to say “I hope things get better”, thank you. I don’t plan on posting a lot of updates about this for the sake of keeping here mostly positive, but I wanted everyone to know why I have been absent.

Here is a link if you would like to donate or share it on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or anywhere: http://www.gofundme.com/d47oaw

By the end of the week your standard product reviews and fun posts will resume.

-Nathan, also known as Captain Theo

Update on Life

Posted By on August 14, 2014

So it is known, I am currently working up to getting on a liver transplant list. If updates ever get slow, I may be in the hospital.

Batman – Assault on Arkham review and contest

Posted By on August 12, 2014

Batman: Assault on Arkham is the latest DC animated movie. It isn’t as much Batman as Suicide Squad: Arkham Break-in. It doesn’t feel like a tie-in with the Arkham games, as much as they try to claim it is. It feels like a mixture of 30% Arkham videogames, 70% New 52 Suicide Squad. Batman plays a rather minor role, maybe having 20 minutes of total screentime. Now, that does not make the movie bad! Assault on Arkham has a lot of comic book throwbacks and references to the first New 52 Suicide Squad series, including a very awkward scene with Deadshot and Harley Quinn. It is a very fun movie, but it is not for children. Sex scenes that do all but show nipple, and loads of blood-filled violence and deaths! King Shark even bites a few heads off. If that alone doesn’t sell it for you, I don’t know what will.

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Our Time Will Come

Posted By on August 11, 2014

KMFDM has a new CD coming soon, OUR TIME WILL COME. Pre-orders just went up! I am extremely excited for the newest edition to my KMFDM library. Expect a full review once it arrives.

Sideshow Collectibles – Batman Time

Posted By on August 10, 2014

2014-08-10 18.26.37Yes I know, it’s a bit deceiving of a title since I don’t *have* a Batman yet, BUT one is on the way! I will be reviewing Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Joker soon enough though! Expect a review a week, and a review of their upcoming 1/6th scale Batman figure once it is released too!

I’m Hooked on a Feelin’

Posted By on August 10, 2014

I have returned from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy a second time in theater. Now, me leaving the confines of my office to actually see a movie is rare (1-2 times a year) so seeing the same movie twice in under a week says something. If you have no seen Guardians of the Galaxy get off your lazy ass and go see it! Right now. I’ll wait.

More after the break.

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Equestria Rocks Zecora

Posted By on August 8, 2014

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The Toys R Us exclusive Zecora figure is now out! After the break is my quick review of the figure.

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Current Project – Pachinko Machine

Posted By on August 7, 2014

Right now I am working on partial restoration of a pachinko machine. Once done my goal is for it to function without lights/sounds, and to have a very steampunk aesthetic. Not quite sure how I am going to do any of this right now since none of it functions and we can’t get it open, but there must be a way!