Oct 152012
 

[Note: as you may know, I have no photo-taking equipment, so don’t expect any pictures.]

Hey everyone, Laevatein here, with another exciting con blog.  This time, it’s NYCC 2012.  I should start off by saying that I was only able to go on Saturday.  Also, I barely saw anything anime related.  Surprisingly, I wasn’t able to see much gaming stuff, either.  I got to try out the Wii U.  While the controller felt a little awkward at first, it starts feeling quite natural.  To be honest, I was worried I’d snap it in half, but the controller feels quite sturdy. Still, I’m not too keen on the face buttons, but I guess that’s something to get used to.  The two Wii U games I played were Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Tank! Tank! Tank!  I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game before, but I thought it’d be similar to Dark Souls.  Boy, was I mistaken.  While I never quite grasped what I was doing, in an intense action game like Monster Hunter, I never found myself really fighting the controls or anything.  I thought the controller felt like a natural fit, which is a pretty good testament to the actual viability of the Wii U controller.  T!T!T! felt more like an older arcade game rather than something that could be released today.  It was pretty fun, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the full purchase. Continue reading »

Oct 152012
 

New York Comic Con 2012. Bright lights. Flashy cosplays. Awesome video games. What else can ya ask for?

Unfortunately, I was only able to attend Saturday, but I still was able to get a great experience. I have to say, the first thing I noticed was that unlike last year, the con seemed a bit more organized. Sure there was a lot of waiting to get inside, but it just seemed to flow better (which was a good thing, since Saturday’s are always the worst).

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Oct 152012
 

Wow, hard to believe it’s been over a year since DC’s relaunch known as The New 52. Since then, we’ve seen the cancellation of a few series and the introduction of some others which have varied in quality. Today, I’m going to discuss the series I liked and others I disliked or avoided. I’m also going to talk about what I think worked and what didn’t, and where I’ll be looking ahead as DC continues into its second year of The New 52.

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