If every culture shares one same TV program that varies only in language – soap operas. From American daytime soaps, to Spanish-language telenovas of my youth, to even the tear-jerks of Japan, every country has it’s own series whose complex story lines and will-they-won’t-they couples capture the imaginations of audiences everywhere. But the most popular in the 21st century have to be the ones produced in Korean.
Yes, in the land of K-Pop idols, and delicious food, comes some of the best made and most compelling dramas this side of the equator, filled with multiple story lines, intriguing and complex characters, and of course that perfect blend of drama and humor.
So, let’s not waste more time, and dive into Protect the Boss.
I tried to keep it all bottled up inside. I tried so hard to bury it down as deep as it would go. I tried to put it in that dark place where all the rage and hatred in my heart for stupid people and awful movies…but I can’t. I refuse to. And so, let’s talk about the Glee season 3 finale.
Shut up, I know, Glee is stupid and for people much younger than me and so on and so forth. But it’s like Heroes – the first season was so good, I can’t stop now. But my God, if anything could make me turn my back on this show, it would be this insulting finale. Spoiler Alert Abound, y’all.
Back in February, I announced the upcoming DC Annual Titles including my speculation of what exactly they would involve. By now, everyone knows what annuals to expect and some, such as Teen Titans Annual #1, were released earlier this month. There are more on the way (sadly no Demon Knights Annual…oh well) but this month I figured I’d give Animal Man Annual #1 a shot. I bought the collected volume of the first 6 issues of the New 52 Animal Man a few weeks ago and enjoyed it a lot and, given that this is a stand-alone story, I figured I could pick it up even if I’m a few chapters behind the main story. Is this title from the first wave of New 52 Annuals worth reading?
Type-Moon fighter Fate/Unlimited Codes is being taken off the PlayStation Network. Capcom USA announced the removal is due to an expiring digital license after June 12th. If you want to pick up, it’s now or never. As a parting gift however, the game is 50% off until it’s taken down. $10 is a good deal, so go get it while you can.
Well, it’s that time of the week. As you may have heard of (if you’re a fan of games and have not been living under a rock), Diablo III came out recently. Sequel to the insanely popular Blizzard game Diablo 2 (which came out a staggering 12 years ago), Diablo 3 has been on the hype train for a good while up to its release. I’m not really going to count myself as part of that train for various reasons, but needless to say it was one of the most anticipated PC releases thus far this year. A lot went into it, and there’s a lot of feedback coming out of it. Not all of it’s good feedback, but I’m here to separate that and maybe give a few opinions of my own about it.
A little background information on my perspective on the series before we begin, I suppose. I played very little Diablo 1. I played a good deal of Diablo 2, but it was in middle school and my memory is a little bit shaky to say the least. Insofar as my hype for Diablo 3 is concerned… I had none at all. I am totally serious when I say that I did not care one bit for the game leading up to its release. However, the day it came out… I woke up that morning and though “Man, I really want Diablo 3″. And I bought it. So for obviously this won’t be the opinion of a rabid fan. Hopefully I can take a step back and offer a more objective view of the product here. Now without further ado, let’s get right to it~
Hello again. LIFE posted an article on his assigned day two weeks in a row? Crazyyyy. But anyways we are here to talk about StarCraft 2 ladies and gents. My fav game
So what about StarCraft 2 you ask? BALANCE YO. Is the Wings of Liberty version of StarCraft 2 balanced as of right now (May 2012)? I say nay. Why? Because Terran is getting nerfed, Protoss is getting buffed to the max, and Zerg is…well in between buffed and nerfed. So let us begin.
Terran is getting nerfed to the max. About a year ago, Terran was the most dominant race because the Korean eSports team SlayerS created builds that allowed them to excel far beyond the other races. Blue-flamed hellions, 1-1-1 all-ins or what Husky StarCraft likes to call it the Destiny Cloud Fist build, bunker rushing, reaper rushes pre-patch for speed upgrade. Man the list goes on, ghost nerf of EMP and snipe. Man the list is sooo long. I mean as someone who know plays all three races at a Diamond level of play, I can honestly say that Terran is by far the weakest race now. Too many nerfs is killing the race and even BroodWar legend Flash is saying that Terran is the weakest race. Now let us move to Protoss, too much negativity here.Continue reading »
Oh Charlotte Dunois, how I love you so! It’s a great time to be a Charlotte and figure fan. Why, you may ask? Well I was roaming AmiAmi this morning (as I do every morning), and something instantly caught my eye: a Charlotte Dunois bunny style figure (she’s nearly sold out in every store, and it hasn’t even been a whole day since she was made available!). I immediately jumped for joy as the figure is based on one of my favorite illustrations of Tomoyasu Kurashima, the character designer of Infinite Stratos. The said illustration is the one above. Here’s a picture of the figure itself, part of the 4-Leaves series by Kotobukiya:
Guild Wars 2 fanatics, the second beta weekend event has been announced! Earlier today, Chris Whiteside of Arena Net made a post on their official blog detailing when the event would be.
Beta Weekend Event 2 will begin on Friday, June 8th, at noon PDT (GMT-7) and will run until Sunday, June 10th, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
If you know anyone who has been raving about this game, expect them to go M.I.A. once again next weekend. Also, there’s moar good news! Your existing characters have not been deleted, and if you have one that is level 35 or higher, you’ll finally be able to explore the Ascalonian Catacombs dungeon.
Many of the complaints raised in the first beta weekend event have apparently been addressed; these include party movement into overflow servers, chat functionality, key bindings, server stability, and performance to name a few. I’m glad to hear this, as I was unable to play with friends due to the overflow of players and overall server stability. Lag was also a huge issue for many, so it’s good to see performance has been addressed.
I never really did give my first impressions of the first beta event. I’ll try to have something up in the coming days leading up to the event; you might be surprised at what I think of the game. In the meantime, take a look at some video I recorded (with lame commentary) below.
One last word to all fans of the game: try not to die of anticipation. The second beta weekend event will be here sooner than you think
Well, Gundam Unicorn episode 5 came out recently, and whenever any Unicorn episode comes out, I drop whatever I’m doing and watch it. Well, I found episode 4 rather disappointing, and I’m not aloneon this one. So I was rather apprehensive about watching this episode. However, turns out I loved this episode. Barring some minor complaints, I feel as if this episode took the Unicorn train and placed it back on the awesome track. By the way, I’m about to spoil the entire episode, so you should get out if you haven’t seen it yet.
A few years ago, DC started a new line of collectible figurines known as Ame-Comi featuring their superheroines and villains rendered in a style influenced by Japanese Manga and Anime. These figures proved wildly popular and as a result DC decided to start a digital comic series called Ame-Comi Girls. The series started today and will be released digitally every Monday. I personally prefer print comics, but I just couldn’t pass up the chance to see what this series is about. DC put a strong creative team on Ame-Comi, and with so much invested there’s a lot of potential here.