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REVIEWS: Review: Tomb Raider

March 19, 2013 - 0 comments

Don reviews the Crystal Dynamics reboot of Tomb Raider, a thrilling action game with a dark story.

REVIEWS: PC Review: March of the Eagles

March 18, 2013 - 3 Comments

March of the Eagles forgoes Paradox’s grand strategy model for a more operational viewpoint, to mixed results.

REVIEWS: TV Review: The Following “Welcome Home”

March 16, 2013 - 0 comments

After a week away from the review scene, it was with some happiness that I checked back in with The Following. Well, happiness, sadness, and then back to happiness again. After the thoroughly enjoyable sixth episode, “Let Me Go” was a disappointment. It was contrived and enjoying it meant extending disbelief to ridiculous levels without any of the charm of “The Fall.” This week’s “Welcome Home” was a delightful return to form.

REVIEWS: 3DS Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

March 14, 2013 - 0 comments

Expectations can be troublesome. Rightly or wrongly, we have them for nearly everything. And many times we misapply them, forcing… Read More »

REVIEWS: Film Review: Oz: The Great and Powerful

March 12, 2013 - 0 comments

While the track record of stellar Oz adaptations is quite low, if anyone knows how to capture magic on the big screen it is Disney. Enter the Disney produced, Sam Rami (Spider-Man) directed, and James Franco starring, Oz: The Great and Powerful. A prequel of sorts, Oz, chronicles how the legendary wizard ended up in the magic land with the yellow brick road. And somewhat surprisingly, it does it pretty well.

REVIEWS: TV Review: House of Cards, Chapter 5

March 8, 2013 - 0 comments

House of Cards may have started off so so, but the show has gotten much more in the groove. It is hard to say if the show needed this much setup, or if the writing just was not quite as good as the British counterpart (which I plan on watching after this).

REVIEWS: PC Review: Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army

March 6, 2013 - 1 Comment

The war is ending. Nazi Germany is all but defeated as the Allies surround Berlin from all sides. Surrender is the only sensible option but Adolph Hitler is not a sensible man and when surrender is suggested, he shoots that advisor dead. Instead Adolph Hitler unleashes hell onto his enemies, summoning up the dead to be his army.

REVIEWS: Film Review: 21 & Over

March 5, 2013 - 0 comments

You’d be forgiven if you thought 21 and Over looked a bit like The Hangover: College Edition. It is after all the vibe marketing is going for. Written by the same people as The Hangover and focusing on the ridiculous exploits of three college kids over the course of a single night, it has all the pieces in place to be exactly what it wants to be. All the pieces except the constant hilarity that The Hangover actually had.

REVIEWS: Film Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

March 5, 2013 - 0 comments

Based on classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Giant Slayer refines the story a touch. Jack still gets some magic beans and gets yelled at for being a fool, but that is where the similarities end. Singer’s version spruces up the tale with Kings and Princesses, knights, a pair of evil doers intent on destroying the kingdom, and more giants than you can shake a fist at. Oh and it is in 3D.

REVIEWS: TV Review: House of Cards, Chapter 4

March 1, 2013 - 0 comments

Chapter 4 is dark, impudent, thoroughly entertaining, and most importantly, moves the story forward. Very far forward. Frank Underwood has been pulling some favors and strings (and some blackmail) to put people in power that he wants so he will have friends in high(er) places that will owe him big favors when the time comes.