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2012: The Gaming Year in Review
The Examined Life (of Gaming) #14
Posted Jan 12, 2013 by Roland Thompson
UPDATED Jan 19 2013 with new screecaps and new commentary!
UPDATED with Part 2: Codeknight's Corner! 2012 was... a year in gaming. Just another year. But there was some cool stuff that happened, and this video is about all the games Roland played this year that he didn't already get a chance to talk about, including Spec Ops: The Line, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Tribes: Ascend, MechWarrior Online, and more!
Action Comics #176 “Muscles for Money!”
Posted Jan 27, 2010 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Action Comics #176, cover dated January 1953, features Superman being an unbelievable dick, even by Superman standards. He alienates all of his friends, completely trashes his own image, and deliberately turns public opinion against him for rather unimpressive reasons. I almost think the writer came up with this story just for a laugh, never thinking it would actually ever see the light of day.”
Alpha Black Zero: Intrepid Protocol
The Examined Life (of Gaming) #17
Posted Mar 23, 2013 by Roland Thompson
It's time once again to roll out the barrel! The Budget Barrel, that is! Sci-fi tactical shooters are a rare beast, but every genre has a budget game or two if you look hard enough. In this episode, Roland reviews Alpha Black Zero, the first, last, and only game made by the Dutch (as far as anyone knows).
Analyzing the Avengers: Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Stuff You Like #22
Posted Dec 21, 2012 by Sursum Ursa
He's our awesome everyman who fights alongside the Avengers in a snappy suit. Today, Ursa takes on that most mild-mannered of badasses, Agent Phil Coulson, and discusses why Clark Gregg made Movieverse Coulson too adorable to live, along with sacrificial lambs, and death, destroyer of worlds.
Analyzing the Avengers: Hawkeye
Stuff You Like #23
Posted Jan 10, 2013 by Sursum Ursa
Oh, Clint, you so sassy. In this episode, Ursa chats about some aspects of Hawkeye's character in The Avengers, and then gets overexcited by the Hawkeye Initiative, and its sterling efforts in highlighting the ridiculousness of female poses in comics. Good job there, Agent Barton!
Analyzing the Avengers: Here Come the Girls
Stuff You Like #25
Posted Feb 7, 2013 by Sursum Ursa
For the final installment of Analyzing the Avengers, Ursa takes a look at all the secondary and tertiary female characters that populate the Marvel Movie-verse. Why does Pepper wear those shoes? Who is Darcy written for? How does the narrative reward Dr. Foster for her career? And is Thor's wardrobe department awesome, or what?
Analyzing the Avengers: Loki
Stuff You Like #24
Posted Jan 24, 2013 by Sursum Ursa
He is Loki of Asgard, and he is burdened with a purpose so glorious that it supersedes showering. Ursa takes a look at the Internet's favorite demigod bad boy.
Animated Heroine’s Top 25 Animated Films (#20 to #16)
Reel vs. Reel #16
Posted Sep 8, 2013 by Animated Heroine
The Animated Heroine continues her countdown of her favorite animated films, with the next five movies on her list, including two entries from Studio Ghibli, an Oscar nominee, and more!
Animated Heroine’s Top 25 Animated Films (#25 to #21)
Reel vs. Reel #15
Posted Sep 1, 2013 by Animated Heroine
It's the first of a five-part series, as the Animated Heroine counts down her favorite animated films of all time, starting with numbers 25 to 21.
Are cartoons becoming too realistic?
Cartoon Palooza #66
Posted Nov 24, 2013 by Joey Tedesco
With more and more computer-animated movies, and non-animated movies that rely heavily on CGI, does this mean that cartoons are now all striving for realism? ...Joey doesn't know, but here are his thoughts on "realism" in animation, anyway!
Arnold vs. Sly: King of the Action Heroes
Posted Sep 13, 2010 by Ed Harris
“There are pros and cons to both men. Both are up there in the pantheon of action stars. If there was a Hall of Fame for that genre, they’d be first ballot inductees, along with Clint Eastwood and Bruce Lee. My personal favorite is Arnold, mainly because I grew up on a steady diet of his movies. That being said, I dig Stallone as well, which makes naming one as better than the other a pretty hard task. I think the best way to go about this is to simply break it down into categories.”
Avenged Sevenfold “A Little Piece of Heaven”
Cartoon Palooza #64
Posted Oct 31, 2013 by Joey Tedesco
Watch the horror of Joey's crossover with undead music reviewer Soundbite! Together, they take a stab at Avenged Sevenfold and their animated music video featuring good ol' mass murdering and necrophilia. Let the ghoul times roll!
Batman #147 “Batman Becomes Bat-Baby”
Posted Aug 17, 2008 by Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug
"With the arrival of The Dark Knight, the second Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman movie, Albert asked me to take a look at a past Batman comic. But of course, this site being what it is, I knew he didn't have in mind Knightfall or A Lonely Place of Dying. Oh no. I got to look into the distant past of the Bat-franchise. And it's a scary, scary place."