I loved both editions of the new XCOM games, Enemy Unknown, and Enemy Within but I played both of them on console. If it only comes to PC then I will be very sad. I'll actually buy it if it's on consoles where as other people might just pirate the shit out of it on the PC. >:(
@zevvion:Just watch JoJo's Bizarre Adventure already. Few shows better embody the vibe of late 80's and 90's era of comic books into something so truly awesome. The first episode is about as low key as the series will ever be and then from there on it just escalates the crazy like nobody's business. Not sure how much further down the anime hole you're willing to go but it's definitely the one I'd recommend first and foremost.
Much better episode than any of this season I would say. Peter Dinklage continues to steal the fucking show with his dialogue. I hope they pay him a lot because he's been the saving grace of each and every season no matter how bad things get. Enjoying Arya's vision training even though it's not amazing or anything. Also great to see the chainless maester get some screen time and they definitely seem to be hinting something about the Mountain zombie by him saying "the 'work' continues". Ramsey and Theon are still bad characters that suck but Lord Bolton is always great. Jon uniting the wildings and crows was good. It's been teased for multiple seasons so it's cool to finally get some pay off to his character arc.
The end sequence was pretty cool though I had some issues with it. I hadn't realized that the reanimated skeletons were also white walkers. My question is how are they ripping through solid wooden walls without any muscle mass to speak of? I could buy it if the standard fleshy walkers did it but skeletons doing it seemed silly. Overall I have not been a huge fan of the ambiguity of the white walkers' strengths and weakness. Like they already get strength, endurance, and immortality plus some of them even get access to 4th level spells. I guess it's the baby sacrifices that are eligible to become white magi? I have no fucking clue. All I know is that fire kills them, dragon glass kills them, and now apparently Valerian steel kills them.
No plans to watch Elimination Chamber but I can't express how proud I am of Kevin Owens. It's shocking to hear that Cena put him over but it's not so surprising that they apparently put on a five star match. The Zayn injury is either a super long con waiting to happen or a blessing in disguise because if those two clash on the main show somewhere down the line it will be big money. Plus the story line is ready built thanks to the terrific booking they've had on NXT. The only thing that would make this night sweeter is a super cut of fighting games that feature an announcer saying "K.O. You win!" Make it happen botchamania.
@aegon: The funny thing is anytime anyone brings up that reference they always say "was" even though we're all completely aware that it's not in the exact quote. Yep wrestling is dumb but then again so is anime, which is why I like both.
Well I finally did it. I finally completed my collection of the Dark Horse volumes of Blade of the Immortal. I might need to replace my volume 12 because it's slightly water damaged though still fully readable. Needless to say it's up there as one of my all time favorite manga series. Ideally I would want to do a "Why You Should Read..." style write up on Comic Vine or something but realistically I don't have the time or the energy at this juncture. The art is both elegant and brutal. The story is intense without being an overblown mess and often goes deep with the philosophy. The fights all feel unique and feature some of the coolest character and weapon designs ever.
It's honestly the reason why I could never bring myself to like Rurouni Kenshin because it's like a far more rugged version of that. It's also a lot more violent. It's a real shame that the anime adaptation for Blade of the Immortal ended up feeling super watered down. I'd definitely recommend the books though, they even redid the panels to run left to right if you're not use to manga style reading. I almost wish I could have it all in single issues because of all the marvelous cover art.
@recspec: Krazy to think he's going from NXT to the main roster in less than a year, heck less than 6 months right? He's literally too good. Damn it, this means I'll only be able to see Kevin Owens if I start watching WWE again. He'd better be on the Hulu cut. I feel like I've seen a lot of his best stuff so I'm cool with just waiting for the year that him and Zayn headline Wrestlemania with a ladder match to end all ladder matches for the world title. It will never happen...
It's funny I was going to say the same thing in my post. Then I thought about it. Ermac was a king ousted by a warlord while Mil was a peasant child who survived a collapsed building. I see Mil Muertes as more of a soul golem (a soulem?) where as Ermac is some sort of lich since his primary offense is telekinesis. Mil's probably powered by a shard of philosopher's stone which I assume is the rock that Katrina carries. The only way to kill him for sure would be to break the rock with an elbow drop or something. Lucha Underground is so awesome, redefining kayfabe for a new generation.