Oct 312012
 

Perhaps the only upside to extended periods of time disconnected from my constant stream of information is the joy of getting it all at once in bulk as soon as the periods of time end. Yes, it was not long after I opened up my laptop in a designated safe area after almost two days with no electricity thanks to the delightful harbinger of badly timed disasters, Madame Sandy, that I found the internet abuzz with news about what I had previously considered an impossible notion. There will be a new Star Wars. Yes, Disney has grown a few feet at the waistline thanks to this new deal, and this is a rather important fact when examining and predicting the future of a new set of SW films. But the cause, in this case, is outshone by the effect. There will be a new Star Wars. Hot damn.

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Oct 302012
 

This week we’re delving into something quite a bit different from my usual fare. I haven’t mentioned this but I used to be a pretty big Touhou fan. And again, I haven’t mentioned this, but I’ve been on a huge retro game run recently. I’ve been playing some classic Megaman and Castlevania games, but when I heard of this marriage between Touhou and Castlevania, I had to give it a shot. Koumajou Densetsu, or as I’ll refer to it, Touhouvania, is a series (only 2 so far, but hoping for more) of Touhou spinoff games by the company Frontier Aja. I’ll be specifically covering Koumajou Densetsu II: Stranger’s Requiem, which is the sequel to the first game, also by Frontier Aja.

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Oct 292012
 

Ah, Halloween, a time of candy, costumes, and scares.  Kids running around at night seeking to fill up goody bags with treats that would give grown ups major tooth problems.  Adults scrambling to buy goodies for the mob of kids that will show up at their doors.  It’s hard to imagine what modern society would be like without Halloween, almost like an empty wasteland!  In fact, the Ukrainian development studio 4A Games must have thought of this scenario, as they surely created Metro 2033 to showcase a world where Halloween doesn’t exist anymore (among other things, like civilization in general, I suppose).

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Oct 282012
 

Another week of Jack and Jill is here! The story continues as our hero Jack Guo, teamed up with Batman, attempts to overthrow the evil tyranny of womankind! Key word here is attempts.

Why is Batman so weak?

What will Jack Guo do next?

All questions that will be answered next week, hopefully. For now, here’s Episode 31.

Oct 282012
 

Sometimes while you’re having a day full of feelings you need to unwind with something that is utterly heart-warming and stick-to-your-ribs good.

 

Oh thank heaven for store-bought pizza dough…

Wednesday is a night full of feelings, with an entire show line-up of Arrow, Supernatural, ending with Asylum so it’s pretty much the night Starshine and I waste three hours watching some quality television.  And what better way to enjoy a TV night with some homemade pizza that’s way better than the delivery nonsense?

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Oct 282012
 

For the month of October, the DC Comics website has undergone a transformation for what they’ve christened Villains Month. All this month, DC has posted villain related articles, sales, and even a sweepstakes. This week, they created a poll to craft the ultimate supervillain team. Just for fun, I decided to answer and figured I’d post who I chose and why.

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