Apr 242014
 

Amazing_Spiderman_2

Let’s be blunt right out of the starting gate: This one is bad. I mean really bad. It’s not the film you would say is worse than Batman & Robin, but you would probably mention it in the same sentence. All those who are worried about this having learnt nothing from the criticisms of Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 3 were completely on the ball. Not only that, but it somehow manages to forget half the things it got right in the first Amazing Spider-Man.

Set some time after the original film, Peter Parker is continuing his life as the web swinging superhero protecting New York city. While still haunted by the promise he made to a dying man, the adoration of the public is clearly bolstering his confidence and keeps driving him forwards. However, when an act of mercy turns to obsession, Spider-Man soon finds himself with a foe a thousand times more dangerous than the Lizard. Worse still, he is not alone…
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Apr 142014
 

Tyranids_Eternal_Crusade

Released in their latest newsletter, the developers behind Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade have given a bit more insight into what is to come. While they’ve been fairly open about what will follow, and inclusive of any suggestions made by the community, this one gave a few interesting details to readers.
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Apr 112014
 

springishere

This week on the Paranerds Podcast, the Paranerds speak about Captain America, Project X Zone, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Infamous: Festival of Blood, Streets of Rage, The Amazing Spider-Man, Steamworld Dig, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Ghostbusters, Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, Skyrim, Minecraft,  League of Legends, Guild Wars, and Command and Conquer  along with new releases and news (see below). The two then go over owning a Wii U for less than a year and what the pros and cons are thus far.

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Apr 112014
 

Deus_Ex_The_Fall

A common accusation when it comes to films is that the director just didn’t understand the source material. They just didn’t get what made it work, fully comprehend quite how to faithfully adapt certain ideas or even get some basics right. Michael Bay’s Transformers, Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla, Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, you can probably name quite a few. Well, now we have the penultimate video game example of this - Deus Ex: The Fall. The developers apparently understood none of the prior game’s successes, reasons for their acclaim or even the bare basics of how to create a successful game. The only reason it even resembles a true Deus Ex title is thanks to the sheer volume of assets reused from Human Revolution.
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Mar 302014
 

Captain_America_2_Winter_Soldier

Of all the follow-up films possible, seeing Captain America’s development since the Avengers was easily going to be the most interesting. Along with being a man out of his own time, he was the first Avenger and has a closer attachment to the American military. Tactics have changed, methods have developed, and the foe the United States is seeking to fight is completely unlike the Nazi Regime. Thankfully, all of these are emphasised in the plot.
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