Jul 252013
 

Judge: Welcome ladies and gentleman to another edition of the “Objection!” In this week’s episode, I Judge will square off against Starshine on just how good the film Pacific Rim (review here) was. I will take the stance that while entertaining, it was just another monster vs. mecha movie. Nothing extraordinary.

Starshine: While I will be arguing that not only is it a great movie, it’s looking to be the best film of the summer blockbuster season.

Judge: Ok. First things first, I think it’s only natural to explain why you think it’s a great movie.

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Jul 252013
 

batman superman #2

Thanks to the big announcement of the next DC universe movie, the Batman and Superman pair is on everyone’s mind. As a result, it’s no surprise I decided to review Batman/Superman #2 this week. I  enjoyed issue #1, and looked forward to what creators Greg Pak and Jae Lee had in store for their second installment.

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Jul 252013
 

In any list of profound titles from our medium’s past, Metal Gear Solid is likely a collective favorite. Gracing the PS1 with a fresh and exciting introspective narrative and compelling gameplay, this is a title that shows an unprecedented amount of love and detail from its creator. It’s also a title I missed back in the day, and thought would make an important work to look at in a modern context. Does it still have something to say to us in our modern world? Is it still playable?

These questions and more raced through my mind when the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection arrived in my arms. Here was a series that many love, and it’s conceivably possible that nostalgia and then current-gen wow factor influence a lot of fans’ opinions on this one. After all, that does account for something when looking back at games from way back when that we remember fondly. Sometimes what we love just isn’t that great anymore, and that’s fine, because our medium constantly grows, evolves, and changes.

Now that’s partially what I expected. What I found was that this felt like one of the least old-feeling old games I’ve ever played. Well, am still playing. Didn’t finish it in time, so the only thing to do is to make this one a multi-week breakdown of why Metal Gear Solid is so great, even to the completely uninitiated.

Metal Gear Solid - TRAVIS - 1

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