There’s school too, but it’ll be mostly all about this stack right here.
It’s that time again nerds! This is how our year starts off. With San Diego Comic Con! (Classical Music Plays) With news on upcoming movies, comic book events, television, more stuff for your toy chest, games, and other merchandise you can stuff a chimichanga with. That’s what the annual Comic Convention is all about. Nerds galore, or more appropriately, Nerdvana. Last week, over 200,000 people attended the widely celebrated event starting from July 11 (Preview Night) and going through July 12th to the 15th. I was supposed to go, already bought over $200 worth of badges for me and my brother, but alas, I must tend to my family. Which sucked ass! But that didn’t stop me from finding ways to feel like I was there. Join me as we go through the highlights of this year’s Con.
A lot of marketing is going on for the last chapter of Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part Two. Entertainment Weekly released its magazine with a cover showing Bella Swan-Cullen, Edward Cullen, and behind Bella’s arms, their lovechild, Renesmee Cullen.
We get a glimpse of Renesmee Cullen’s face and the actress in that role. The child, Mackenzie Foy. In the book, Stephenie Meyer’s portrays Jacob and Renesmee as two lovers, with Renesmee aging in an accelerated rate. But she hasn’t grown up yet, even when her appearance has. With that in mind, pictures of both Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy together may seem a bit weird with the topic of “child molestation” in mind Of course, I’m a douche for thinking like that, but is it really that far off? Like this picture right here(Courtesy of EW):
Most would say that young people fall in love all the time, and they’re right, but grown men falling in love with little girls? That does happen in real life, after of which they go to prison. Yeah, not cool. Plus, is it really in good taste that such portrayal would be seen when all cases of child molestation are appearing in the news. Like that of a 32-year-old junior high teacher seducing her 14-year-old student, or that case in an elementary school in Los Angeles. This is certainly not what I imagined Stephanie Meyer wanted… Not that I read any of the books.
What do you think? Is this movie something you’ll watch after reading this?
Back in E3, gamers had the chance to try out a demonstration for Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse, a game that sets its tone like that of the classic “Road to the Multiverse” episode from the acclaimed tv show by Seth McFarlane. I wasn’t there, but reading through some of the people’s reaction who were there, I made this “Top 10″ for you to see. All I want you to do is think, whether I have a point or not. Tell me your thoughts down below after reading the entire post.
Note: This game is still in its infancy(pre-alpha), so whatever I’m pointing out, its from the pre-alpha stage.
10. It’s Family Guy – Well, to be frank, it’s just not as interesting. Sure, the tv show is great, but that doesn’t translate well to gamers. Fans of the tv show will definitely buy this game, but that’s if they’re into playing games. I can count on one finger, the tv show inspired games that people really liked(Hint Yellow skinned and Colorado). This would actually work if it was released to the public as an online game. But that’s not the case.
9. Plot – The game is somehow lacking a progressive storytelling plot. You have Stewie and Brian go between multiple alternate universes to try and stop Bertram from doing evil stuff. That’s about it.
8. Gameplay – You’ll be running and gunning the entire time. Really? A third person shooter? You’d think that the developer is desperate enough to actually make Family Guy a third person shooter. I have to admit, it’ll feel right at home for something like Family Guy if it was just a level or two, but the entirety of the game you have to shoot your way through a level? Not acceptable. You don’t need to have the third person shooter aspect for this game to make it popular.
7. Graphics – Remember the Simpsons game a “generation” back? That’s how the game looks like. The graphics looks like it was forced, way too clunky and too much squiggly lines on the movement. Of course, it’s still in the pre-alpha stage. They have plenty of time to fix the mess, but if they stick with it, God help the sales.
6. What About The Rest Of The Cast? – So, We’ve got Stewie and Brian as playable characters. Where’s Peter, Lois, Chris, and Meg? It is safe to say, and pretty obvious, that Stewie’s family would appear as NPCs. Or even as unlockables. It would be awesome to see Quagmire or Joe shooting The Amish in one of the levels, which brings me to reason number five.
5. The Amish – Way to be controversial… Sort of. Since no Amish would have a gaming console in their house. Couldn’t they have picked a better theme for one level? At least be smart about it. In the game, Bertram gives them fast growing seeds, in return, he wants them to attack Stewie and Brian. Come on. I’m sure the Native Americans In Colonial America where Zombies have taken over the world would have been a hell of a lot better with that plot.
4. Developer/Publisher – The game is being developed by Heavy Iron Studios and published by Activision. Well, with that kind of developer, it makes you want to see how far this will stretch out. Games ranging from Ratatouille and The Incredibles games, Heavy Iron Studios may have single-handedly sank its own ship. We’ll see. As for Activision, you may know them for bringing you the Call of Duty series and the not-so-long-ago hit Transformers: War for Cybertron. Why would they even involve themselves with this.
3. Multiplayer – Alright, a four player co-op mode and a multiplayer mode for a third person shooter, sounds awesome. Wait, wait, we’re still on Family Guy. So, not a good idea on that one. With other games like Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto IV and V, and Red Dead Redemption, wouldn’t a Family Guy Multiplayer not make any sense. It would be okay if other modes would be available, not just putting 12 family guy characters and give them guns to shoot each other. Maybe something like mini games or whatever.
2. Weapons – This is a broad game, so a lot of weapons would be understandable. But this game would be more fun if they give us melee weapons such as battle axes, lightsabers, Thor’s hammer, toasters, wooden swords, baseball bats with nails, or even a lampshade. That’s what really pairs with this game. Sniper rifles, crossbows, and lasers are okay, don’t get me wrong, but do you really want to shoot an Amish guy from afar, or would you rather beat him with a bat up close and personal?
1. Time/Generation – Finally, Do you think it is in great taste that a game like this would quench the thirst of gamers who long for high quality gaming? In a world where you have the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and the likes, do you really want to play a Family Guy game on your latest console? When you can just download something of the same manner for just a couple of dollars. Games like Skyrim, Halo, Grand Theft Auto series, heck even Mario games are dominating the gaming industry. You wanna’ ruin the fun with this? I didn’t think so.
Plus, searching the internet, I found out that previous Family Guy games didn’t receive a thumbs up from the public. So, trust me, you don’t want this on your shelf.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Sara Pichelli
Color by Justin Ponsor
Letter by Cory Petit
Cover by Jimmy Cheung
$3.99 / 32 pages
Published by Marvel Comics
Hey guys, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting. It’s been a while. I’ve been busy with other stuff like my personal life (There’s really no problem there, it’s just that I’ve been spending more time with my family), reading comic books, watching youtube videos, and writing for Game Vain. Obviously, there aren’t any reasonable excuses. Tomorrow, I’ll be posting more Comic Book News.
Spider-Men has been getting a lot of hype from both comic fans and average joes alike.
New York, NY—April 11, 2012—This June, it’s time for Peter Parker, better known as the Amazing Spider-Man, to cross worlds and meet Miles Morales…the all-new Spider-Man? Marvel is proud to announce Spider-Men, an all-new five issue landmark story from award-winning author Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers VS. X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), red-hot artist Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and acclaimed cover artist Jim Cheung (Avengers VS. X-Men), which brings Peter Parker and Miles Morales together for the first time. That’s right, the Spider-Man from two different realities—the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Comics Universe—bring their worlds together for a battle no one web-head could win!
When Spider-Man tracks down one of his deadliest villains, he suddenly finds himself thrust into another world where Peter Parker is dead…and there’s a new Spider-Man in town. As these two heroes learn the truth about their identities and…
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