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Weekend Entertainment – Free To Play

Weekend Entertainment – Free To Play

In the wake of the ever steaming juggernaut of Dota 2, Valve effectively hammers the nail in the coffin of Gordon Freeman and can probably forget about single player all together. Many gamers fear it, yet it’s one of the most talked about and played games in the world. Competitions for the game are held around the glob... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Weekend Entertainment: The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Author: Martin Robinson Publisher: Titan Books ISBN: 9781781168950   The Lords of Shadow saga was a decent turning point in the Castlevania franchise. Consisting of two main titles, and a spin-off entitled Mirror of Fate – which bridged the gap between the two games – it was a reboot that told the origin tales of ... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Guild Wars – The Edge of Destiny

Weekend Entertainment: Guild Wars – The Edge of Destiny

Author: J. Robert King Publisher: Pocket Star ISBN: 978-1416589600 Guild Wars – The Edge of Destiny is the second book released within the Guild Wars universe, and like the first one, it fills in some of the blanks between the first game and the second. Set just before the beginning of Guild Wars 2, Edge of Desti... Read More »

Mad Max – Motion Comic Part 2

Mad Max – Motion Comic Part 2

Imagine if protecting your car was more important than protecting your own wellbeing. Meet Chumbucket, the dedicated, but peculiar, mechanic who is an integral character in the upcoming Mad Max game, and find out how he met Max in a gritty new motion comic from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainmen... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Deus Ex The Icarus Effect

Weekend Entertainment: Deus Ex The Icarus Effect

Author: James Swallow Publisher: Titan Books ISBN: 978-0857681607 Written by Deus Ex: Human Revolution writer James Swallow, and released a few months before the game, Deus Ex The Icarus Effect tells the tales of Belltower mercenary Ben Saxon, and US Secret Service Agent Anna Kelso. The book begins by introducing us to... Read More »

Mad Max – Motion Comic Part 1

Mad Max – Motion Comic Part 1

Meet the man who might be madder than Mad Max himself. Chumbucket acts as the character’s trusted mechanic in Mad Max and their backstory comes alive in a new DC Entertainment motion comic from writer Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth 2) and artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Legends of the Dark Knight). In ... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Halo Legends

Weekend Entertainment: Halo Legends

Director: Frank O’Connor, Joseph Chou Distributer: Warner Home Video I’ve learned my lesson with the Halo universe. I’ve never been a fan of the games themselves, mostly because I just don’t get this grand, intelligent sci-fi story that other gamers seem to feel are portrayed in them. I just see a generic alien s... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Video Game High School

Weekend Entertainment: Video Game High School

Creators: Matthew Arnold, Will Campos, Brian Firenzi Starring: Josh Blaylock, Johanna Braddy, Brian Firenzi, Ellary Porterfield, Cynthia Watros, Jimmy Wong Available on YouTube in episodes, or Netflix as one long movie. . Usually in ‘Weekend Entertainment’ we take a piece of media related to specific a video-game and r... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Doom The Movie

Weekend Entertainment: Doom The Movie

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak Writers: Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick Actors: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Raz Adoti, Robert Russell . This week I reluctantly sat down to watch the 2005 movie adaptation of Doom. I say “reluctantly” because, as you can probably relate, I’d heard nothing... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Civilization The Board Game

Weekend Entertainment: Civilization The Board Game

Designer: Kevin Wilson Artist: Henning Ludvigsen Players: 2-4 I was sent through Civilization: The Board Game about three months ago. It’s quite telling that it has taken that long to get a review of it written and ready for you because it’s certainly not an easy game to learn to play. The biggest issue I had with Civ ... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn

Weekend Entertainment: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn

Director: Stuart Hendler Writers: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing Actors: Tom Green, Anna Popplewell, Enisha Brewster, Osric Chau, Kat De Lieva, Daniel Cudmore, Mike Dopud, Masam Holden, Ayelet Zurer, Iain Belcher I’ve never understood why people like Halo. I’ve always thought of it as a very average piece of science ficti... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Guild Wars – Ghosts of Ascalon

Weekend Entertainment: Guild Wars – Ghosts of Ascalon

Author: Matt Forbeck & Jeff Grubb Publisher: Pocket Star ISBN: 978-1416589471 With Guild Wars 2 set some 250 years after the first game, there’s obviously a fairly large gap in the lore to fill. Once upon a time, that gap would have been filled by in-game means; finding readable books or speaking to non-playe... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Dead Space Salvage

Weekend Entertainment: Dead Space Salvage

Author: Antony Johnston Artwork: Christopher Shy Publisher: Titan Books ISBN: 978-1781165522 Set between the events of the first Dead Space game and the anime film, Dead Space: Aftermath (or for those who are only familiar with the games, Dead Space 2) this stand-alone graphic novel tells the story of a group of miners... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Paragon Lost

Weekend Entertainment: Paragon Lost

Director: Atsushi Takeuchi Actors: Vic Mignogna, Travis Willingham, Todd Haberkorn, Jason Douglas, Eric Vale Bioware have created a universe so rich that amazing new stories are in endless supply. Storytelling is their specialty, and they do it brilliantly in any medium. Discounting ‘Deception’, there are three great n... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: Mass Effect Deception

Weekend Entertainment: Mass Effect Deception

Author: William C. Dietz Publisher: Del Ray Books ISBN: 9780345520739 “My names is Anderson…” Game-based novels are a polarising topic among gamers. Some of us love to see our favourite mythos expanded through another medium, while others see them as a waste of time designed to milk a franchise for al... Read More »