Nov 222014
 

alien-isolation-cover

Here is your Elessar fact of the day: I am actually a huge fan of the Alien franchise. Or well…I think I am. Alien is a genuine classic (and the best of the franchise), Aliens is a fantastic action movie and I’ve even been known to defend Alien 3, despite all it’s flaws. Since then, even discounting the comics and novels, it’s not exactly been easy to be a fan of Giger’s Alien. Alien Resurrection is a bizarre, non-functional mess, Alien vs. Predator is a boring slog with a notable lack of both action and gore, AvP: Requiem is somehow even worse (albeit more gory…so there’s that), and any and all of the games worth talking about range from uninteresting to flat out garbage.

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Nov 212014
 

Welcome to Letters From the Console Warfront, a new feature here on MoarPowah in which we attempt to break down and analyze the current generation of consoles, from how the big 3 differ and interact to what directions they seem to be heading. We won’t bother telling you which to buy at any given point (we trust you’re all competent enough to decide that on your own), so think of us as sideline commenters, rooting for no side but the game in which they play.

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Nov 162014
 

Gotta go… smell the roses? 

Sonic Boom 3DS boxart

Out now on 3DS and Wii U, Sega and Sanzaru Games have released a demo for Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on the Nintendo e-Shop. What are the Inverseman’s impressions of this alternate continuity take on one of the most iconic characters in gaming? Find out!

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Nov 082014
 

civilization-beyond-earth-cover

If there’s one thing absolutely no one who knows me is surprised to find out I like, it’s sci-fi. Really, once you’ve interacted with me, you’ve probably figured out that I love sci-fi. A lot of my favorite movies, books and TV shows are sci-fi…hell some of my favorite albums are sci-fi based (Ziggy Stardust man, Ziggy Stardust). But I remain somewhat disconcerted by how many people are surprised I love the Civilization series. It’s a pretty long running love; I’ve been with the series since 2, and I played 4 and 5 enough that they probably count as a reasonably serious addiction. So when I heard that my favorite genre was being added to one of my favorite game series, I was pretty stoked.

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Nov 032014
 

Years ago, a small child looked at the back of a Lunchables box during a kindergarten lunch period. He saw a black-haired youth surrounded by unrecognizable, brightly colored creatures. A friend glances over and yells “I’ve heard of that!”

“It’s called Pokemon

Pokemon - TRAVIS - 5

This begins a lifelong addiction to one of history’s most successful instances of marketing and merchandising.

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Nov 032014
 

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SSB4 logo

At long last, it’s finally here, the latest Smash Bros. Now that I, the Inverseman, have spent some quality time with the game, what do I think of the game itself? Find out!

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