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).
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Sofie digs a little deeper into the phenomena of Twilight, and tries to figure out what makes this franchise so loved (and hated), and what its popularity could potentially lead to.
It’s the Porn Critic vs the Cinema Slob in the world’s very first Agony Booth Rap Battle, brought to you by Mr. Mendo! Who’s the winner? You decide!
Roland takes a look back at the original cover-based shooters, and how they’ve evolved into the industry standard that’s used for so many games today. Then he lays out three of the big issues that seem to plague these games, using Spec Ops: The Line, Max Payne 3, and several older games as examples.
Josh responds to a review of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters that accuses the film of having misogynistic themes, and puts way too much thought into a movie about fighting two-headed witches.
It’s that time of year again to see Hollywood’s pretty dresses and overrated—er, prestigious accolades! Just like last year, Joey looks at three of the five Oscar nominees for Best Feature, and predicts which one will be the big winner on Sunday night.
In this Very Special Episode, the Renegado bares his soul about Mexican stereotypes, does a surprise movie review, and includes more cameos than anyone ever thought possible!
In this supplemental episode, Roland takes a closer look at Spec Ops: The Line, and analyzes the positive attention it’s been getting from game writers. Does The Line‘s story make up for its bad gameplay? Let’s find out!
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?
The Animated Heroine reveals her Top 3 and Bottom 3 animated movies of 2012! And to build anticipation for the #1s, she looks ahead to 2013 with a brief preview of animated movies due out this year.
Phil once again turns his show over to sound engineer Rex Rabitt for another installment of The Bunny Perspective: Music! On this episode, Rex talks about the music videos of Gotye, but not the video for “Somebody That I Used to Know”, because that’s already been discussed to death.
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.
The title says it all! Sofie gets nostalgic and looks back at her own European childhood to recount the ten animated TV moments that gave her the worst nightmares.
Phil turns the show over to his sound guy (and pop culture junkie puppet) Rex Rabitt! Is he merely an opinionated sound guy, or is there more to this red rabbit? Well, you won’t find out here, but you will hear his thoughts on the group LMFAO and their one great contribution to party history, “Party Rock Anthem”.
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!
When you were a kid, did you ever dream of using a handheld gaming console to sew some new clothes, find sunken shipwrecks, or check your blood glucose levels? Well, apparently you missed out on your dreams. Johnny counts down the worst-ever accessories made for the Nintendo Game Boy!
So, two dorks go to a convention and… talk about qualifying voice actors into the Oscars and the general stigma of animation as its own medium. Those two self-admitted dorks are Joey and our own Joshua the Anarchist, who have a conversation in this vlog style video filmed at MAGFest.
While at MAGFest, the Cinema Slob met up with our own Joey Tedesco to watch Shrek Forever After, the fourth film in the highly successful Shrek franchise. What they got instead was a lot more than they expected.
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!
The Horror Guru counts down his 10 favorite films of 2012, including Paranorman, Chronicle, Kill List, The Raid, Django Unchained, and more!