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  1. My Nintendo ID is smilingkenshi. Add me!
  2. Is it just because I don't follow games stuff much, or has the industry's collective response to this been deafening silence? And by industry I don't a few games blogs that actually can be bothered to call B.S. on the hate campaign that is GamerGate. I haven't seen or heard any response from any big developer or publisher. Am I missing something? Or is there really no concerted industry response to this? If its the latter, then it's shameful and ridiculously short-sighted.
  3. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/9001753/HMV-to-scale-back-video-games.html
  4. Because: i) they've played enough Zelda, Mario et al games already, and can always go back and play their old ones if they want a fix. ii) they'd like to see Nintendo apply their amazing games design skills on something new, and see what they come up with.
  5. No more sequels, please. I'd be much happier if Valve released something new instead of Half Life 3, although thats probably the only sequel I have any intention of buying. How about some new worlds. new characters and maybe even some new gameplay mechanics?
  6. Game of the Year Deus Ex Hall of Shame Sequels and lack of imagination demonstrated by the games industry as a whole. Notable mention to EA and their plans for Syndicate. Best Mobile Game Cut the Rope
  7. I dont think the layout and quality of HMV stores are doing them any favours either. HMV now seems to stock just about anything and everything. And it smacks of half-hearted desperation. A half-arsed (and mostly deserted) electronics section. Half-arsed book section and merchandise section . A (busy) games section that feels cramped because of a lot of store space is being made for those other sections. Big piles of DVD box sets. At a time when the retail experience is becoming more and more important, HMV shop's are getting more and more miserable by the day. (All the above observations gleaned from the HMV shops I actually visit: main Oxford Street branch and the one on Piccadilly Circus).
  8. Kenshi


    Awesome, thanks for posting that. Would be interested in checking out the animation forum too, if you could supply a link that would be great. Thanks.
  9. Amazing. Well the same creative team was responsible for the Supergirl strip in Wednesday Comics (the collected edition of which I am going to get.) They also apparently did a Terra graphic novel, so I'm going to have to check that out too. But that's all I've got on Connor. Will have to try and find more. Edit: A fan on the neogaf forum did this thread, demonstrating some of Connor's amazing work. Check it out: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=396273 Oh and I had a look at the Powergirl thread on the DC forum, looking to see what the haters were saying. I should have guessed: they hated the art (they wanted a pin-up artist like Benes to do the book) and they hated the writing (apparently the character wasn't bad ass enough and should have been killing everyone). I suspect it didnt feature enough staplers, and the only cat in the series was far too alive for their tastes too.
  10. Does he start beating her with a dead cat and a stapler on the next page?
  11. Power Girl issue #12: Gray, Palmiotti and Conner’s run on Power Girl ends on a fitting high. A great fun read, like every other issue they’ve delivered. I got into this series late - I mean, come on, a Power Girl comic?! It’s difficult to take seriously a character who’s design seems to be about her enormous and conveniently on display rack. But I kept hearing praise for the series, so I checked it out and then started buying it regularly and picked up the trade of the issues I missed. It’s probably the most fun read in superhero comics today. The art is fantastic - Amanda Conner breathes life into every character with her fantastic ability to draw expressions amazingly well. Unlike most superhero comics out these days, it’s a title that stands alone. It’s not part of any moronic money spinning cross over, you don’t need to know anything about the characters or their back stories. The writing is fun and witty. And yet, somehow, this creative team’s run is at an end on this book. The best superhero comic on the market today has just come to an end. Well done DC... well done.
  12. This week I picked up: Siege #3 Powers #2 and #3 I enjoyed the first two issues of Siege... a pretty straightforward tale of everything being smashed to bits with ultraviolence. Siege 2 ended on a great, dramatic note. More epic ultraviolence and super-heroics were bound to follow right? Siege 3 is super impressive because they took that dramatic high of Siege 2 and followed it up with the most boring comic I have read in a while. And that's really saying something, as I recently read JLA: The Lightning Saga. Even Coipel's art and layouts didn't seem that good this issue. Having also recently read Bendis's work on the New Avengers (utter crap), I was beginning to think maybe he had completely forgotten how to write. The recent issues of Powers aren't anything special, but they are still miles better than anything I have seen Bendis do at Marvel. So after Siege 4 I am going to ditch Marvel books again (with the possible exception of Thor), and start getting Powers regularly. Powers is no where near as good as it used to be though. Oeming's darker art style is just depressing as fuck.
  13. I had this: http://www.waitrose.com/recipe/French_Toas...ruit_Syrup.aspx earlier. It's utterly awesome.
  14. What a great episode - pure fun all the way through. Zatanna is amazing.
  15. I read the Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian trade this week. Verdict: Pretty goddamned epic. It kind of loses some momentum towards the end for a bit, and I suspect I would have enjoyed this story even more if I knew more about Wonder Woman as a character. But even having said that, this is a great read. It's one of those stories like Kingdom Come, that depicts Wonder Woman as a character with some real purpose: a soldier with a mission. From this and some of the stuff in Secret Six (not counting the current god-awful Blackest Night related issues), I'm beginning to think Gail Simone might be the best writer in comics these days.
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