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XBLA Review - Deadlight

Posted August 16th 2012 by Anthony DiPalma.

With the slew of cookie-cutter zombie shooters out there, it's hard to tell which undead invasion is worth caring about. The survival-horror genre has seen better days, as modern day apocalyptic blitzkriegs tend to focus more on action, making it far too easy for players to blast their way through a horde of bloodthirsty freaks. Deadlight, however, is an entirely different animal. This Arcade title breaks the seemingly ongoing tradition of bumbling about in a methodical stroll through Drab-town by returning to the genre's roots, as well as introducing much needed new elements along the way.

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Tags: deadlight, zombies, xbla

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ZombiU E3 2012 - Cinematic Trailer (HD)

Posted June 7th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, ZombiU, cinematic, Trailer, GamePad, zombies, Ubisoft, Wii U, Nintendo

Posted in: Gaming, Entertainment, News

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Ubisoft Wii U Games Lineup E3 2012 - Compilation Trailer

Posted June 7th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: E3 2012, Trailer, compilation, GamePad, zombies, Sports Connection, Rayman Legends, Just Dance 4, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, Earth, Avengers, Marvel, Nintendo, Wii U, Ubisoft, ZombiU, Rabbids Land, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, Assassin's Creed, Rayman, Just Dance

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Wii U Games Lineup E3 2012 - Compilation Trailer

Posted June 6th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: Tank! Tank! Tank!, TEKKEN, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, THQ, Ubisoft, darksiders, Darksiders 2, Darksiders II, Aliens Colonial Marines, Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden 3, Project P-100, Trine, Game & Wario, Olimar, Pikmin, pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, Rayman, SiNG, Wii-Fit, Wii Fit U, Wario, Assassin's Creed, Wii U, Nintendo, Nintendo Land, Mario Bros., Super Mario, New Super Mario Bros, new super mario bros u, mario, compilation, Trailer, E3 2012, Scribblenauts Unlimited, scribblenauts, Just Dance 4, Shepard, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 3, zombies, ZombiU, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, Arkham City, Batman, LEGO City: Undercover, Lego, Just Dance, lineup

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Resident Evil 6 E3 2012 Trailer

Posted June 4th 2012 by Adam Grayson.




Tags: Resident Evil, RE6, Capcom, horror, survival, Leon, zombies, Raccoon City, shooter, action, E3 2012, Resident Evil 6

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PODCAST 47 — Gay Superheroes vs. One Million Moms

Posted June 2nd 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Podcast 47 — Gay Superheroes vs. One Million Moms

This week, we talked about exciting, life-affirming news of "real life zombies" in Miami and elsewhere, something about 38 studios, Indie Game: The Movie, Double Fine's new game, Amazon Instant on Xbox 360, and we have a Very Serious Discussion about DC and Marvel comics putting more focus on gay characters, and bitchmothers who have a problem with that.

We were drunk when we recorded this; forgive us if it goes astray.

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Tags: podcast, Marvel Comics, dc comics, Xbxo 360, Amazon Instant, indie game: the movie, Indie, Double-Fine, 38 Studios, zombies, itunes

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RECAP/REVIEW — The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale and Wrap-Up

Posted March 19th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Recap/Review — The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale

As a nerd with Internet access, it's hard not to get caught up in the drumbeats of war over our favorite shows, movies, or games—Mass Effect fans are doing so as we speak over the ending to Mass Effect 3. Fans of The Walking Dead began beating that drum shortly after a decently satisfactory first season, when news hit that showrunner Frank Darabont was unceremoniously dropped from the show. Perhaps because it was announced in tandem with budget cuts, fans were equal parts furious at the change and terrified that the second season would suffer for it. And suffer it did. The interminable campout at Herschel Greene's farm is as cruelly stagnant as one can imagine a show about zombies could be, with any budget. It only picked up in the second half of the season, capping off with last night's finale.

But the first half of the season? When nothing substantial happened for full episodes at a time? That's when Frank Darabont's influence was still guiding the show. Glen Mazzara's takeover didn't fully take effect until the mid-season return this spring. And aside from a major hiccup in Episode 11, it has largely exceeded expectations under his watch. So maybe there's a reason to look forward to a third season that can not only outdo the second, but also make up for it. There is certainly reason to think so after the major dust-up of Episode 13, "Over the Dying Fire."

After a recap, it's time to evaluate the season as a whole and whether it's worth it to keep trudging through zombieland with these people. As always, spoilers ahead.

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Tags: the walking dead, zombies, kirkman, tv

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RECAP/REVIEW — The Walking Dead S2E12

Posted March 12th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Recap/Review - The Walking Dead S2E12

"Better Angels" opens with the funeral of a fallen comrade and an entreaty to the titular better angels of human nature. In his eulogy, Rick proposes to honor Dale's memory by recommitting to Dale's rational, humanist ideals, and to the group from breaking. Thankfully, this is dramatic irony, and the group only serves to split even further throughout the episode. It would be very funny of the show to actually follow through with the promise to work together better, and then have the season finale just be one long hour of the group enjoying the fruits of their labors. And then I would stop watching the show altogether.  Nevertheless, a good portion of the early scenes involve Rick and company doing their very best to make the camp safe, as sure a sign as any television viewer might need to figure out that all hell is about to break loose.

As always, spoilers ahead. Behind, too, if you weren't aware that Dale is dead now.

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Tags: the walking dead, Comics, tv, zombies

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RECAP/REVIEW — The Walking Dead S2E11

Posted March 5th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Recap/Review — The Walking Dead S2E11

The Walking Dead sucks again, officially. For perhaps the first time since the show premiered, churchgoing fans of The Walking Dead can honestly say that the hour spent singing Sunday morning hymns compared favorably in excitement to the hour spent watching Rick and his family decide whether or not to execute a man they spent the previous two episodes saving from death. Episode 11 - "Judge, Jury, Executioner" is a terrible, frustrating entry in the series that kills the momentum generated from the previous three-episode winning streak, setting back the season and even the series as a whole considerably. Spoilers ahead.

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Tags: the walking dead, tv, zombies

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RECAP/REVIEW — The Walking Dead S2E10

Posted February 27th 2012 by J. Edison Thomas.

Recap/Review - The Walking Dead S2E10

THREE FOR THREE. It's hard to imagine after the conga-line of missteps in the first half of season two, but The Walking Dead has been hitting the right targets consistently since it returned this year. In fact, it's getting better by the episode. Last night's episode, "18 Miles Out," was so solid that while live-tweeting the episode on the NerdMentality account, I struggled to think of anything to say other than "Holy shit!" and "Oh ya ya ya ya ya ya ya." We can only wait and see if the showrunners can maintain this momentum, but "18 Miles Out" is the best the series has had to offer since the premiere. Spoilers ahead.

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Tags: zombies, tv, walking dead

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