Dead Rising 3

Posted on 23, Apr

I have to admit, this whole zombie craze is getting a little bit stale. We’ve had plenty of flesh-eating undead scenarios with The Walking Dead, World War Z, Left 4 Dead, even Plants vs Zombies! So when I had the chance to review Dead Rising 3 for the Xbox One, I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy. I mean I played the first two, and enjoyed them but I’m just so burnt out on the genre. Thankfully, Dead Rising 3 was wacky enough to make me forget about all the other zombie nonsense out there.

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The Amazing Spider-man

Posted on 15, Apr

With the imminent launch of the sequel, I feel like now is the perfect time to talk about the first entry of the Amazing Spider-Man trilogy. Reboots for franchises aren’t really necessary but the argument here is that director Marc Webb (no pun intended) wanted to bring something we’ve never seen before in Sam Raimi’s adaptations. Now that a sequel is looming over our heads, should you bother to watch the first one?

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The Faint – Doom Abuse

Posted on 11, Apr

In the music industry, dropping out of view or taking a hiatus can be deadly for an artist. It can mean less airplay on the radio and fewer tours, making a comeback difficult. It’s been nearly six years since The Faint released an album. During that time, the band kept fairly quiet as a group, but still remained active through the side projects Broken Spindles and Depressed Buttons. They even appeared on Yo Gabba Gabba! in 2010 performing a song about learning from your teacher. Though it was a long time coming, Doom Abuse is a welcome return for the group since their proper reformation in 2012 and stands as a slap-to-the-face comeback album, proving that The Faint is refusing to fade away.

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Need For Speed Rivals

Posted on 8, Apr

Racing games are fun for just about everyone. We all dream of going incredibly fast while screeching into a hairpin turn. What makes these games so fun is the fact that we can’t perform these feats in our 92 Ford Taurus on the real road. Need for Speed Rivals is one of the few shared launch games for both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. Fortunately for us, it doesn’t include any family sized sedans to race in.

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Skylanders Swap Force

Posted on 4, Apr

The invasion of toy based video games happened two years ago with the release of Activision’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Of course Activision isn’t one to just release one successful game where a franchise could be– just like with Call of Duty, Skylanders has had annual releases and 2013 brought Skylanders: Swap Force and the only difference this year was that Disney released their own version of the genre with the incredibly ambitious Disney Infinity. Finally we can determine which one truly deserves your parents’ money.

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Fable Anniversary

Posted on 4, Apr

Fable Anniversary, recently released by Microsoft for the Xbox 360, celebrates the (almost) 10 year anniversary of the original Fable, released in September of 2004 for the original Xbox console. Anniversary is a faithful HD remastering of the original game, including all of the additional Lost Chapters content, along with a few updates such as the addition of achievements, SmartGlass functionality, and a new save system.

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