Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ToeJame & Earl: Back in The Groove

ToeJam & Earl! Sure, why not? Pretty much any game that was popular in the 1980s and 90s is due for some sort of reboot. I'm crossing my fingers for an arcade remake of that weird ass shooting game where you played Aerosmith and were shooting CDs at crooked record execs. DREAAAAAAM ON, DREEAAAAAAAM ON!

But I digress, this ToeJam & Earl reboot looks cute. It its only a couple bucks on steam or the Wii U I might think about picking it up. It's been awhile since I've visited the planet Funkotron. I hope it's still as funky as I remember.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Teeny Titans: The Review

For the last few weeks I've been wondering what game is going to knock Overwatch off my "kevin only has time to play one video game so this one is it" perch. I never thought it would be a $4 Cartoon Network app on the Kindle but here we are. Teeny Titans is an incredibly fun and addictive game. Not only did it dethrone Overwatch I think it scratched that Pokemon Go itch my Windows Phone can't scratch.

The game is pretty simple. In it you play Robin (of the Teen Titans) just as he discovers an action figure fighting league hat's taking Jump City by storm. Robin being Robin, decides instantly that he must dominate the league. The gameplay is pretty simple, collect figures, battle them against opponents, find and enter tournaments. The game developers recognize the similarity to Pokemon as Robin is often saying that he has to collect them all.

The battles are simply to learn but complex to master. Each character has their own unique combination of attacks and buffs, as the time in each battle round progresses you earn energy to cast these attacks and buffs. As your characters levels up you get more attacks or the attacks do more damage. There's a little bit of an RPG element involved, when you level up you can decide to add points to one of four categories: Luck, Speed, Power, Health. Like I said, it's all very simple but there are so many different combinations of attacks and buffs, it all gets very complex very quickly.

It doesn't hurt that the game is based on Teen Titans Go, a show my kids watch and I enjoy immensely. Characters from both the DC comics universe and the Teen Titans Go universe make appearances, so there's a lot of appeal to the geek crowd.

One of the weirder aspects of playing Teeny Titans was that my son started playing it last Friday and I didn't start playing it until Saturday night giving him a good 24 hours head start on me. It's the first time I've sat there asking him for help with a video game, I'm sure it won't be the last.

Anyway Teeny Titans is SUPER worth the 3.99 it costs on Amazon. It's a bit high for a kindle game but there are no in-app purchases and with the sheer amount of characters the game has it seems like something that will have very high replay value. Go buy it, 3 thumbs up.

Hey There Deathstroke

Earlier this morning Ben Affleck posted this Deathstroke footage, presumably from the new Justice League movie. Looks cool to me, of course looking cool (outside of Superman's suit) has never been a problem for the DC movies. Everyone looks cool, it's just they all say and do stupid things.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Every Jason Statham Kick. Ever

This might be the greatest video on the internet ever. Better than that monkey that scratches his butt, smells it and then falls out of a tree. It's just seven and a half minutes of Jason Statham kicking stuff. I suggest you watch it multiple times.

Top 10 Most Wanted LEGO Sets of Fall 2016!

Wooo doogie, there are some cool Lego sets coming out this fall. Frankly, this video could just be full of the new Lego Dimension sets and it would be pretty accurate. I mean, Gremlins? The A-Team? Adventure Time? Yes and Please. The other sets on this list are pretty cool too. My son really like trains and I've been wanting to get him a Lego train for quite a while, the problem is that most Train sets are about $100 or more. This Holiday train is only 700 pieces, which is a bit smaller than most train sets. If it's only $80 or so we might have a new Christmas decoration this year.

I'll keep on dreaming for that Lego Death Star or the Disney Castle. Those are $300 sets easy. I love me some Lego but there's no way I'm spending that kind of cash on a Lego set. If I'm going to spend $300 on anything it's art and comic books at Rose City Comic Con. Less than 3 weeks away!

That's not The Miz, That's Mike Mizanin

I'm a bit late in posting this but... oh well? Last Tuesday on the WWE network show Talking Smack former WWE champion Daniel Bryan called the Miz a coward, to his face, and we got to see what happens when the Miz decides to stop being polite and start being real. Seriously I haven't see The Miz this worked up since Real World vs Road Rules when someone did something to someone, probably while drunk, it was probably Coral.

The internet pretty much lost it's shit over this promo, saying it was a complete shoot (inside term for when wrestlers go off script and say what they really mean). I'm sure it wasn't a shoot, The Miz would probably get fired if it was, but at the same time I'm pretty sure the Miz is venting some very real frustration. Hopefully he get more opportunities like this, he could and should be one of the biggest heels on Smackdown. Also he was pretty great in Santa's Little Helper. Hopefully that movie gets a sequel.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

KFC x WWE: Sando Slam

This KFC commercial debuted during Summerslam last weekend and I swear I can't even. I'm not sure if whoever wrote this is a genius or an insane madman. The Miz doing the running man in a chicken costume CGI'd onto a giant chicken sandwich is like the 6th craziest thing about it. Good to see Ziggler get a clean victory though.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

GoldenEye for the Xbox 360?

Apparently there was a small team of developers at Rare that were working on an Xbox 360 port of the N64 classic GoldenEye. The project was mired in legal issues since like a dozen different companies can claim the publishing rights to GoldenEye and eventually abandoned. Some enterprising youtuber captured about 30 minutes worth of gameplay. Looks like a pretty fun game, nothing to crazy or earth shattering. Kind of reminds me of the Tecmo Football remake they did for the 360. It definitely would have been worth 19.99 or so.

Now if we can just get someone to do the same thing with WCW/NWO Revenge. Oh man, I would play the snot out of that.


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