There’s just not much else going on for entertainment these days. No more movies. No more comics. A lot of video games are getting delayed, along with some TV shows. How about some trailers for a couple of video games that just released.
First up is the latest trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 remake! I’ve read online that this trailer is full of SPOILERS, so watch at your own risk.
I’ve decided to hold off on getting this remake. The reviews are positive, and I am looking forward to the game, but I don’t know if I want to pay the full $60 for just the opening chapter when there is no promise of any future chapters. We’ll see how desperate I get for new video games…
Then we’ve got the Resident Evil 3 remake, because the only thing coming out these days is remakes of classic games, I guess…
This also looks pretty good. I was a big, big Resident Evil fan back when I had the original Playstation. It was one of my major franchises. But for some reason, I have held off on getting these remakes. I’m not sure why. They’re supposed to be really good. And perhaps I’ll, again, get desperate enough for new games to try them out. Maybe I’ll wait for Resident Evil 3 to also go on sale and then play them both back-to-back? Could be fun!
I have been weighing my desire to play the Resident Evil 2 remake since it came out a year ago. The original Resident Evil 2 was one of my first must-play video games back when I finally joined the Playstation generation. But even as the RE2 remake goes on sale, I can’t bring myself to buy it and relive the memories!
And the same is likely to happen with the just-announced Resident Evil 3 remake!
I loved Resident Evil 3 just as much as RE2 back in the day! But man…something about these games is keeping me at arm’s length. At least it looks good!
Meanwhile, in other video game news, it’s only been two weeks since my list of my most anticipated games of the year came out…and already half of them have been delayed. Cyberpunk 2077, Avengers and the Final Fantasy VII remake have all been pushed back to the fall. So perhaps I’ll have plenty of time to finally play that RE2 remake…
I am a member of several prominent fandoms. I love me some geeky TV shows, movies, video games, comics and more. And like any good geek, I can get super into the lore and backstories of these franchises. Got a wiki wormhole with dozens of pages devoted to the secret connections of several minor supporting characters? I’m in! I love a good lore.
Don’t understand what I’m talking about? Comedian Patton Oswalt explains it pretty well in this stand-up clip. Lore is not just the main story, but all the deeper histories behind the characters and settings. Lore isn’t just Frodo and the One Ring, it’s everyone who came before and everything in the Simariliion. Lore isn’t just Tyrion, Daenerys and John Snow playing the Game of Thrones, it’s the history of the Night’s Watch, Bran the Builder, Robert’s Rebellion, The Tales of Dunk and Egg and more. Game of Thrones has great lore.
And now I’m going to share my favorite lores with you! I’ve loved a few over the years, ignored others. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
I think this blog is testament to the fact that I am a pop culture aficionado. I love movies, TV shows, books, comics, video games and all manner of storytelling and fiction. I hope to be a fiction writer myself some day, and am even working on my own comic book. And like all good people of this Earth, I have my favorite characters in my favorite media.
But sometimes, those favorites don’t make much sense.
Leonardo is my favorite Ninja Turtle because of his noble spirit and badass katana blades. The Green Ranger is my favorite Power Ranger because he was this cool, rebellious sixth Ranger. Multiple Man is my favorite superhero because I like his sense of humor, and because he was one of the characters who helped usher young Sean into a better understanding of superhero comics. I love Robin the Boy Wonder because I’ve always considered myself more of a sidekick than a leader, especially when compared to some of my more alpha male friends back in my youth.
But there are some characters out there whom I love passionately, but have no legitimate reason why. Join me after the jump to find out who!
For the umpteenth time, the original Resident Evil game has been re-mastered with new and awesome graphics. But someone with the message board handle of Bunny has decided to splice that re-mastered graphical awesomeness with the original game’s very-outdated audio. It is, quite simply, brilliant.
This is the sort of genius idea that the Internet was made for. I loved the original Resident Evil games. I think they were the reason I went with Playstation back in those early video game wars. I think I played Resident Evil 2 half a dozen times.