Category Archives: Video Games

LEGO Star Wars is Doing a Whole Video Game Thing

I played the heck out of the original LEGO Star Wars video game back in the day. That was good stuff. And now the whole thing has come full circle, bigger and better than ever, with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. All nine movies. Over 300 playable characters. Just about everything one could want.

I don’t know if I will play this game. I loved the original, and I love the idea of these games, but I find that I rarely actually get attached to playing a LEGO game. I’ve tried a couple in the recent past, but I kept losing interest. I don’t know why. So I do not know if I’ll be playing The Skywalker Saga when it comes out. We’ll see what else I’ve got going on on April 5.

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I’m on the Fence About Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Later today, Marvel is going to announce which new X-Man won the poll, and I’m gonna share that as soon as I can. Until then, how about a long gameplay trailer for the upcoming video game Pokemon Legends: Arceus? Those two things go together, right?

I’m on the fence about this game. I do finally own a Nintendo Switch, so I can play it. And I’ve played pretty much every main Pokemon game since the very beginning. But I think Arceus may be the company biting off more than they can chew. I don’t really have faith in the people who make Pokemon games to make Arceus everything they’re promising. So I’m probably gonna wait for reviews and feedback on this one before buying.

But it still looks neat! Pokemon Legends: Arceus comes out on Jan. 28.

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My 6 Favorite Things of 2021

It’s that time of year again. The end of it. And at the end of the year, everybody on the internet gets together and shares their Best Of lists for the previous year, this one being 2021. I’m no different. I’ve got favorites to talk about and share, and I’m happy to share them with you fine readers. Perhaps you’ll even agree with some of my choices!

As always, I don’t really listen to new music or read books, so I don’t have choices for those. That makes getting to six categories rather difficult, but I find ways to manage. Then we can dive into the really fun stuff! My favorite movie of the year? My favorite TV show? I was surprised by this one. How about video games? Or especially comics? There was a lot of great stuff to enjoy this year. I don’t claim to experience everything. I missed a ton of those really niche, arthouse movies. And I didn’t even up playing too many new video games. But I had a really good year, I think. And I’m looking forward to what this fancy new year has to offer.

Join me after the jump for my favorite bits and pieces of 2021. And feel free to share your own favorites below in the comments!

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is Just Going For It!

I wasn’t much of a fan of the first live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. I suppose it was fine, but it also largely just nestled up against a bunch of “live action cartoon adaptation” tropes. Just wasn’t for me. But now the sequel is on the way, and it’s got Tails and Knuckles, so I’m in!

Knuckles is one of my all-time favorite video game characters, and he looks awesome in this trailer! Voiced by Idris Elba and getting one really amazing line, Knuckles is gonna steal the show, baby! This trailer looks like Sonic 2 is ready and willing to go whole-hog into the lore and the characters. I can get behind that sort of madness.

Tails is also cool.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives in theaters on April 8.

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DC Fandome Delivered the Good Trailers!

DC Fandome was yesterday and I waited until today to share the trailers because reasons. I was simply in no rush to get them posted, since every other comic book geek website did a lot with them, so it’s not like I’m some unique resource. But I still like sharing trailers and my thoughts on those trailers, so here’s a bunch of the good ones I’m excited about from DC Fandome!

Let’s kick things off with the granddaddy of all anticipated trailers: The Batman.

This is the movie everybody is excited about, and this trailer delivered! It’s everything we could want (sans Robin), and the movie looks great! This trailer is a little more scattershot than last year’s teaser trailer, but it’s still fun. I love how the movie looks, I love the tone. The fighting looks great, the Batmobile looks great, the Batsuit looks great. Everything looks great!

Though part of me felt a little weird watching this trailer. Like…we are all so excited for this new Batman reboot…and yet it’s the fourth modern cinematic Batman. The Christopher Nolan movies were great. People like Batfleck. But, y’know…I guess we’ll just do it all again!

Hopefully this time we get a proper Robin.

Next up is the Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max.

I like the look of this one too! Suicide Squad is definitely going to go down as one of my favorite movies of the year, so this show should be a hoot! I am all in favor of John Cena becoming as big a movie presence as Dwayne Johnson, and this show will hopefully be a much bigger hit than Suicide Squad.

We got our first look at Black Adam.

Looks OK to me, though I’m still not sure how this movie is going to work. What is the plot going to be? Black Adam fights the Justice Society? I also can’t help but laugh at the Rock saying, “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change”. That’s such a weird phrase. There is no real DC Universe in the movies anymore, so is there really a hierarchy of power?

I still don’t think we’re ever going to get Shazam vs. Black Adam on the big screen…

There was also a teaser for The Flash.

First of all, that little bit of chest hair and the choker on Ezra Miller is kinda gross. But maybe that’s just me. I’m not particularly excited about The Flash. I think it’s going to be a really weird film. And having Michael Keaton return as Batman doesn’t really mean anything to me, to be honest. But hey, kudos to them all for actually getting this movie made.

Let’s switch to some video games before we wrap up.

I’m very excited for Gotham Knights.

As you all know, I’m a huge Robin fan. So a game where you play the various Robins — including Tim Drake as actual Robin — is a dream come true! Arkham-style gameplay, combined with co-op campaign, combined with Robin as a playable character, combined with costume building? Can. Not. Wait!

Likewise, I’m super excited about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

I have no idea what this game is going to be like. Also co-op? Also Arkham-style gameplay? I have no idea! But it looks very flashy in this cinematic trailer. So that’s good enough.

I think all of these things are going to arrive to our lives in 2022. It’ll be a long wait, but it’ll also be here soon enough. It’s all very exciting!

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