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Tomb Raider (2013) Review – Shallow Gal

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Developer: Crystal Dynamics Publisher: Square Enix Format: PC, OSX, PS4 (Reviewed), XBone, PS3, 360 Released: March 5, 2013 Tomb Raider has always been considered an influential series in video gaming. It was a pioneer in action game mechanics. I remember as a child, playing the first Tomb Raider, that I had a sense of tangible power over my character’s movement and behavior. The gunplay was fun, with assisted targeting that worked alongside my own input. Also, it featured a female protagonist, and I don’t remember playing a female character like that before, let alone one so powerful and physically adept. In a sense, this made it ahead of its time. It then squandered this credit by giving the above mentioned female a set of enormous tits and a…

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Arcade Block February 2016 Subscription Box Review

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Our first video is a review of the Arcade Block, February 2016 Edition. Check it out!

Deadpool- Breaking the Mold, Shattering the Fourth Wall

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When it comes to movies based on comic book characters, the amount of money needed for a production budget often dictates a specific formula necessary to recoup those losses safely and assuredly so the movie can be made into a franchise to continue box office sales for years to come. Most notably, Marvel has fallen into their own formulaic design. I’ve definitely enjoyed X-Men movies and the The Avengers series thus far, but they do tend to be slightly duller and more predictable than they could be had they taken some chances. PG-13 ratings and expectations of character development often limit a writers’ potential for what could be. Instead, they favor the mold that works best for the largest audience. Thankfully, Deadpool breaks and often…

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Arcade Block Review, June 2015… Here it is…

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Arcade Block is an offshoot of the popular Nerdblock subscription box. Obviously, this box is targeted towards those  with an affinity for video games, which is a group I find myself a proud member, as illustrated by this site as a whole. Most of the contents of these boxes are specialized trinkets and collectibles, but Nerdblock also tends to throw in quite a few nice pieces that can work as a function in daily life. This box in particular had a couple of really nice items that I could find myself using regularly. Let’s get to it… First, we get a tee-shirt with every box. This particular one is an old school stylized Team Fortress shirt. The main graphic is pixelated like an 80’s game,…

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Loot Crate Review February 2015 Subscription Box … Here it is…

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I’ve made no secret of my disappointment with Loot Crate over the past several months. Compared to similar subscriptions like the many offerings Nerd Block provides, Loot Crate has seemed largely like filler in comparison. I won’t say that this month’s box completely breaks that mold. but it is definitely a more fun box than is typically sent. Here is my Loot Crate review for February 2015. I’m not necessarily saying this is an overwhelming endorsement for this product, but they seemed to have gotten it right this month. Sure, none of the items found in the box are incredible, but they definitely pass as a fun way to pass a few hours. Our first three items are a Superfight card deck with dice by…

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Arcade Block Review, January 2015… Here it is…

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In last month’s Arcade Block review, I made no secret of the fact that I really like this new offering from Nerd Block. Every version of the Nerd Block family is pretty fun depending on your tastes, and this is a gaming site, so its safe to assume I’m a fan of interactive audiovisual art. I am excited to get this box each month, and at around 25 bucks shipped, its a nice gift to yourself every 4 weeks. That’s essentially what subscription boxes are for: a nice reprieve from the stresses you put on yourself each 30 days. Now I’m not going to bitch about this box too much. I still think I got my money’s worth, but this is easily the least interesting…

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Metro: Last Light… Here it is…

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You are wracked with guilt, and the Russian world around you is crumbling in part by your hand. This is how Metro: Last Light begins, and it has its ups and downs from there. You play Artyom, an a-typically vocal character in a first person shooter. He’s an emotional man with emotions that emote very emotionally. I always wanted a more vocal main character, and I find that this is more than was palatable. First, I’ll say that I’m being judgmental and maybe even racist when I say that Russian people speaking English are very hard to relate to. The dialect is harsh and even when they’re being empathetic, it sounds mean to my ears. It compounds the issue when your player character is just…

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Arcade Block December 2014 Review… Here it is…

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Arcade Block is a new subscription box from Nerd Block focused towards people who love gaming. They now have five different iterations in the Nerd Block family, and I think they all offer pretty great value. Its a monthly gift to yourself from your inner geek, and typically, they are high quality and at the very least, satisfactory. They all include a t-shirt and often come with a Funko POP! figure, which are now sort of consuming me as a hobby thanks to my subscription. I was sort of happy with my Horror Block subscription this year, but the newest Arcade Block seemed to fit me like a glove, so I switched and so far I’m quite happy. First off, the box comes fashioned as…

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Jurassic World is Going to be a Shitty Movie… Here’s Why.

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Watch it and I’ll explain after the break. Seems like a pretty awesome action movie, right? It very well could have some good entertainment value at some point, but here is why Jurassic World is going to be an overwhelmingly shallow and forgettable movie: Its going to be stupid.. Willfully stupid. Why? 1. You might assume my rant is going to be about a genetically modified dino. No. Really the only seriously stupid thing about that is that they obviously did so using the most violent and dangerous aspects of whatever dinosaur they’ve modified. As far as I can tell, its a T-rex with long arms. If they were going to pull something like this, why not create something truly unique and sci-fi? We’ve seen…

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Rage… Here it is…

A very convenient collection of refuse.

Game: Rage Developer: Bethesda Platform/Release: PC, PS3, XBOX360, OSX / Oct 2011 You awake from an over 100-years sleep to find yourself smack dab in a very different world than you were used to. The earth has been scorched to dust and mutants walk the landscape. You rely on makeshift weaponry and gadgets. Welcome to Fall O–…. Welcome to Borderla–…. *Opens Xbox to read disc* Welcome to Rage. Sure, Rage is another post-apocalyptic run through the wasteland. Sure, the reason for the decimated landscape isn’t as important as your interaction with the NPC’s in the game. Sure, its gritty and brown and grey, but Rage does differ itself from other games following the same premise, to both extremely fun and highly disappointing ends. There are…

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