Spider-Man: The Sam Raimi Trilogy

With Spider-Month wrapping up here it’s time to close out these entries with a doozy.  Prior to the reboot of The Amazing Spider-Man we were given a trilogy of films from Sam Raimi.  These films were all good fun, and were some of the best examples of comic book film adaptations we had ever seen, opening the doors for all the popularity they enjoy now.  Of course, big box office summer blockbuster films can’t possibly come without movie tie-in games, and Activision and Treyarch were on the case giving us a new game for each film.  In this article we’ll take a look back at each of them and see how they stack up today!

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Second Look: Spider-Man The Arcade Game

Summer is in full swing and the temperatures keep on rising but Spider-Month still rolls on!  Today we take a look at a little known Spidey game.  When most people think of classic arcade beat-em-ups they usually think of the Ninja Turtles games, Final Fight, the Simpsons, or even Marvels other classic X-Men.  However very few remember that Spider-Man himself had an arcade brawler.  This game came out in 1991, a full year before X-Men, and the same year as Captain America and the Avengers.  Lets take a look!

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The Amazing Spider-Man Movie/Game Review

Holy cow true believers!  July is here and Spider-Month has OFFICIALLY kicked off!  Are we going to get this month-long celebration of all things Spidey resting on our laurels?!  Of course not!  We’re starting the month proper with this DOUBLE SIZE issue reviewing not only the new reboot film but the movie tie-in game as well!  Excelsior!

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Second Look: Spider-man

With the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-man, and based on a terrible conversation I had with Mike, I’ve decided to declare July official Spider-man month.  What’s that you say?  It’s still June?  Well keep that nonsense to yourself, this is my website and I can do as I please!  As we’ve already reviewed Spider-man: Edge of Time and took a look back at Ultimate Spider-man you can think of them as our honorary inductees into Spider-month! For our first entry in the actual look back we’ll be taking a second look at Neversofts Spider-man, originally for the PS1 and later ported to the N64, Dreamcast and PC.  Does this early entry in Spideys 3D history hold up today?  Read on to find out true believers!
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My Personal Top 5 Pinball Tables

Last weekend I officially kicked off my Summer with a visit to my favorite local pinball arcade.  After a night of pinball with an interlude to catch a summer popcorn flick I was looking forward to the next few months of long nights where I can come and play games late into the evenings.  With that I decided to take down some notes on my personal top 5 pinball tables.  Should you ever come across any of these tables in your travels you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to give any of them a whirl.  This is by no means a “Best of all time” list, these tables are what I consider my personal favorites, so if you disagree or feel some other classic table should be rated let us know why you like that particular table in the comments.

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Heroes Qu… er… Quest For Glory Now Available On GOG!

The time has come. The hero of legend has ventured through the medieval lands of Spielburg, the dry and dusty wastes of Shapeir, the wild jungles of Tarna, and the spooky and cleverly narrated Moravia. He also did whatever the hell you did in Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire. Now, that hero is back, ready to relive all of these journies with you, for only $10.00, on GOG.com.

Really, I shouldn’t have to say anything else. This series produced, in my opinion, the best point-and-click adventure games of the entire era. Moreover, the games were actually clever hybrids of point-and-click with RPG’s, complete with character progression, multiple paths and endings, and great humor.

In other words: BUY THIS NOW.

Link: http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/quest_for_glory

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Tropico 4 Free To Play This Weekend On Steam!

Hey you! Cheapskate! Were you one of those MONSTERS that failed to get on board with the best current city-building game in the market today? Did you miss out on Tropico 4?

Well, good news! Even your broke ass can experience the glory of ruling a small island nation with an iron fist, adored by most and feared by all. Play Tropico 4 on Steam this weekend free until Monday.

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The Kickstarter Chronicles: Larry Laffer Raises $500,000!

 

They said it couldn’t be done, but as usual, they were wrong. Al Lowe’s Kickstarter project to remake Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards has officially met, and exceeded, its goal of $500,000 with six more days to spare.

As of 2:17 PM, Eastern, the project has earned the support of 11,181 backers who have pledged $502,756. I believe this officially means the game is already more successful than Box Office Bust.

Now that the project is definitely happening, you may want to put your money down. If for no other reason than to see videos of Al Lowe talking shit about Sierra. Its pretty good stuff. Check out the kickstarter here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leisuresuitlarry/make-leisure-suit-larry-come-again

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Review: The Walking Dead Episode 1

Telltale Rises From The Grave

Word on the e-street is that most folks read stingers for articles, but rarely click through to read the whole things. Some websites try to combat this by teasing readers, trying to entice them into clicking through. Thats fine, but I want to get this out of the way early: The Walking Dead is great, and you should probably get it.

Telltale’s latest venture into episodic gaming, The Walking Dead, represents the studio’s most mature take on the adventure genre. Taking cues from games like Heavy Rain and its predecessor Fahrenheit, The Walking Dead combines mature themes, graphic violence, evolved adventure gaming mechanics, and a host of player choices (with consequences) into their best game to date.

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The Kickstarter Chronicles: Leisure Suit Larry Rides Again

He's back!

With Double Fine’s precedent-setting mega success crowd-funding their new adventure game through Kickstarter, it was inevitable that other developers would jump on the bandwagon to fund projects that just wouldn’t exist under the “normal” publishing system. While some folks are all excited about your Wastelands and your Shadowruns, I am far more interested to visit the Land Of The Lounge Lizards again.

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