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Jumping Itself: Sharknado 3 Reviewed

23 Aug
Oh... just go.

Oh… just go.

Let me get this out of the way first. I love Sharknado.

The first movie was much more entertaining than what I was expecting and than it had any reason being (considering The Asylum was behind it). Sharknado 2 outright blew me away. It actually made it onto my Mount Rushmore of modern B-Movies (along with Supershark, Ice Twisters, and Mega Piranha). That said, something kept gnawing at me whenever I saw a promo or trailer for the latest in the Chum Trilogy (probably not what they call it, but hey). I think part of the unease was the realization that they might have hit on the perfect formula with the last iteration, and trying to top it would cross that line from awesomely bad to just bad. Was I paranoid, or were my fears justified? Continue reading

B-Movie in AAA Clothing – San Andreas Reviewed

9 Jun
Not a GTA Sequel...

Not a GTA Sequel…

It’s rare that I get to see a movie suitable for this blog in the theater. Sure, every once in a while there will be a “special” screening (seeing Sharknado in the theater was pretty awesome), but for the most part today’s b-movie goes straight to video. And San Andreas is a b-movie.

It’s just one with a gigantic budget. Which I gotta say, in this case makes the experience all the better for it. Continue reading

The Perfect Aussie Surprise – Danger 5 Reviewed

25 May
Danger 5, assemble!

Danger 5, assemble!

When we’re not talking about video games on this site, we gravitate toward campy, cheesy entertainment. You know, the good kind of bad. Those typically work best in movies, which are nice and short. TV shows tend to run longer (even Firefly), and attempts at campy and cheesy tend to become the bad kind of bad. There are always exceptions (Lexx), but it’s been a long time since a series even approached the lofty plateau of gleefully stupid and still remained watchable.

Welcome to the club, Danger 5. Continue reading

Waiting for Moodot – GalCiv 3 Reviewed

23 May
Galactic Civilizations 3

Galactic Civilizations 3

I’ve been looking for a worthy successor to Masters of Orion 2 for a long time. To me (and many others), that remains a pinnacle of space 4X game design that has, sadly, never been fully duplicated. And while I’d still be thrilled if a game came along that gave me the same feeling I had playing MOO2 back in the day, now I’m content if a game can at least bring something new to the genre. So, how does Galactic Civilizations 3 fare? Continue reading

Painting with Hurricanes – The Disaster Artist Reviewed (Book Review)

20 Feb
Sadly, it's not about Bob Ross painting "happy little tornadoes"...

Sadly, it’s not about Bob Ross painting “happy little tornadoes”…

I know what you’re thinking.

Okay, I know what you’re thinking after “Doesn’t he know that no one reads these things?”

A book review? A non-fiction book review?

Really?

Really.

Now bear with me for a second. Normally these are topics I stay away from on this site, but given the book’s subject matter – and how incredibly well this book reads – I figured I’d make an exception.

Just this once.
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A Tale of Two Games: Assassin’s Creed 4 Reviewed

25 Jan
Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag

Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag

When I wrote my review for Assassin’s Creed 3, I mentioned that the single best aspect of the game was the naval combat, and stated that I’d love to play a game with an emphasis on that. So when Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was announced, I was overjoyed. Sail the high seas as a pirate! Parkour your way to riches and fame! It couldn’t possibly live up to my expectations. Could it? Continue reading

Destructible Servers: Battlefield 4 Reviewed

4 Nov

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a game review. Sorry about that.

It’s not that I haven’t been playing new games – I have. Earlier this year, after a flurry of game reviews, I applied for an E3 press pass – naively, not realizing how large the blog has to be in order to even be considered. Unsurprisingly, I was denied in short order. I’ll admit, it took quite a bit of wind out of my reviewing sails. It forced me to realize how few views this site actually gets in the grand scheme of things, and how most of the time it really is just me talking to myself in here. So with that in mind, after much sulking and decaying of sanity…

Oh, quit whining and get on with the review already!

Right you are, Other Tom. Since it’s probably just you and me, and we’re both here, let’s get started.

Wait, what game is this again?

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