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San Diego Comic Con 2017 – Arrowverse New Season Trailer Reveals

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It’s that time of year again folks…..San Diego Comic Con 2017 is finally upon us!

This is the time of year that is the best time to be a comic book/movie/tv/gaming fan as we get the big reveals for upcoming projects coming out within the next year. I’ve always wanted to attend San Diego but sadly another year has arrived and I find myself watching the coverage from a computer screen, nevertheless I still geek out to all the awesomeness that has been coming out of Comic Con this year! The part I always look forward to is the big reveals for the CW shows, to be more precise the Arrowverse shows in particular. If you didn’t know I am a huge fan of Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl so I was really looking forward to tuning into the panels at San Diego, to see all the stars, producers and writers of the shows give some juicy details for the upcoming new seasons.

So in this post I’m just briefly going to talk about the trailers and what we can expect to see when the shows return in October!

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – First Impression

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I finally managed to grab a copy of Crash Bandicoot N.  Sane Trilogy exclusive to PS4, after weeks of the game being sold out! I’ve only played a few levels on the first game and thought I would do a brief post on my first impressions of the game so far.

So with Crash Bandicoot N,Sane Trilogy, you get all three original games that have been remastered in full HD and to say they look amazing would be an understatement! The developer on this game, Vicarious Visions, really have done a fantastic job on updating the graphics for the games to next gen. I love how the levels I have played so far are exactly like the original PS1 game, from the placement of boxes to the NPC creatures trying to stop Crash in his tracks but with a serious improvement on the graphics. At first glance it looks like something straight out of a Disney/Pixar film, Crash looks like he could appear in Big Hero 6 the graphics really surprised me. I knew they were going to be good but holy shit they have far surpassed my expectations.

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Spiderman: Homecoming Review

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Tom Holland’s first solo outing as Spiderman is truly brilliant!

How’s the saying go? Third time the charm? Marvel finally deliver a true interpretation of Spiderman and capture the essence of the wall-crawler.

Spiderman: Homecoming is the first solo movie for Tom Holland’s web-slinger since the events of last year’s Captain America: Civil War. This movie is the combined efforts of Marvel Studios in conjunction with Sony Pictures. For me I am a massive Spiderman fan and I really hoped this movie was going to be the Spiderman film I’ve always wanted and man did it live up to that expectation! I was so impressed with Tom Holland’s performance and impact in Civil War that when they announced he was getting his own solo Spidey movie, I was so stoked to see what Marvel came up with.

In short, we have got an action packed, funny, story driven, witty and a true portrayal of what Spiderman is about and what his character stands for. I think setting this version of Peter Parker in his high school years was a great move by Marvel as some of my favourite stories of Spiderman were in his younger years, before he went on to fight alongside the ranks of The Avengers, and these are some of the iconic storylines from the web-slinger and I think the end result really delivered.

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DC Universe Rebirth: Batman Beyond Volume 1: Escaping the Grave Review

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Here we go, my first book review…….well kind of!!

For those of you who don’t read comics, DC comics relaunched their comic series with the DC Universe: Rebirth. This is where it gets confusing, even for me who is a veteran when it comes to reading and understanding comic books. Rebirth is not a reboot as people previously thought, instead it is a continuation of the New 52 which launched back in 2011 which was a reboot of all the character’s individual comic series. So all the things that happened in New 52 is cannon and still happened. To sum up, DC Rebirth launches from the way the New 52 came to an end and it feels like the DC universe is in a version similar to the events of Flashpoint which is pretty cool. It does include continuity from the New 52 but these are stories that haven’t been told for and I think it was a way for the smaller titles to attract more attention.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier Episode 3: Above The Law Review

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A New Frontier Episode 3: Above The Law Review

Hey again you zombie survivors!

So I’m now at the midway point of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier with episode 3!

The third episode continues with the strong theme of family that begun in the first two episodes of the season, following the journey of our main character Javi. I must say that I am enjoying his character and enjoying learning more about his past as it’s helping me to understand how he is shaped as a character.

Like with how Clementine’s character has been well established as our main protagonist in the first two seasons, I feel that A New Frontier is continuing to do the same with Javi presenting us with different ways of creating a very likable and relatable character in this third season. “Above the Law” begins with a flashback of when Javi first hit the road with Kate and the kids during the beginning of the outbreak. One thing I will say is that the flashbacks do serve an important purpose as it shows us how Javi had to step up in protecting his brother’s family, as I feel it’s really vital to the events occurring in the present day plot. In the flashback scenes there doesn’t appear to be as much action but the one thing I am a massive fan of is character building moments, which is something the flashbacks do very well in this game. For me personally, I do feel that this hold great importance in the bigger scale of things during the game and have an impact on the characters, as well as on us as the player.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part 2 Review

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A New Frontier Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part 2

Welcome back survivors!

I’m carrying on with my review of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier with episode 2 titled Ties That Bind Part 2, so I’m gonna jump straight into it.

The second episode in A New Frontier picks up pretty much where part 1 of Ties That Bind ended, picking up the pace that was set in the season opener. I did feel like this episode was closely more linked to what I love about The Walking Dead and does a solid job of solidifying the brilliant story plots that Telltale have formulated in their games since the first game. It does a great job of building on the foundation set in the season premiere and also what occurred in the first two seasons of The Walking Dead, one thing for sure is that the ending of this two part episode has really set the scene and is setting up what could be an amazing season for the game. More so than ever with these games, I do feel like the choices I will make throughout the story really will matter and I will have to tread carefully as the plot develops. As a gamer, I like to think strategically and in these games I think my choices will be more important than the previous two games.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series – A New Frontier Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part 1 Review

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A New Frontier Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part 1 Review

So episode 1 kick starts the new season of The Walking Dead with what I thought was a really great pilot episode, that really got me stoked for what’s in store for the season as a whole. “Ties That Bind Part 1” is a great start to the season taking elements from the previous seasons and building on this walker infested world with this new assortment of characters.

We get to take control of and meet the new protagonist in this season, Javi, in what I think is one of the best sequences I have seen in the Telltale games so far. It takes place during the beginning of the zombie outbreak and the opening sequence does feel like something straight out of a horror film, with the way the lighting has been used and how the scene has been edited together making a very strong and memorable opening to the new story.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier

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Telltale Games have done it again!

I have been a massive fan of the Telltale Games: The Walking Dead series as I thought it was such a new and immersive gaming experience. It really got you to step into the shoes of characters from the post-apocalyptic world and the decisions you make really impact the story, giving different outcomes to other players. I thought that the first two seasons of The Walking Dead were brilliant, so when I stumbled across The Walking Dead: A New Frontier I knew that I had to jump on this game as I absolutely loved the first two.

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Into The Badlands S02 E10 – “Wolf’s Breath, Dragon Fire” Review

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I freaking love Into the Badlands!!!!!!

Whoa….not sure where that little outburst came from, but yeah….Into the Badlands is seriously one of my favourite shows on TV right now! I remember back in 2015 when AMC announced their slate of upcoming shows this was one on the list and when I saw the teaser trailer, I knew I would be jumping straight on this show! I am a massive fans of martial arts and some of my favourite actors/martial artists are Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa and leading man in Into the Badlands Daniel Wu. So when I heard about a martial arts action show set in a post-apocalyptic world it was just something I had to check out.

This year we got a full 10 episode second season for Into the Badlands and holy shit has it been a very consistent and awesome season. I just never get tired of this show as it has everything in it that for me personally, has the makings of a brilliant show! This week’s Season 2 finale titled “Wolf’s Breath, Dragon Fire” is a culmination leading up to Sonny taking on Quinn, the Baron that trained him as a clipper, and saving his son and his love interest Vale from the crazy Baron played by Marton Csokas.

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No Game No Life and the struggles of social anxiety

Today I wanted to talk a little about Social Anxiety using the anime No Game No Life as an example. This is a topic close to my heart as someone who is recently going through something similar and after watching No Game No Life I couldn’t help but think about my personal situation and how others in this position might feel.

No Game No Life touched on many aspects of anxiety and the concept of escaping from ones reality. The anime centers around a brother and sister gaming duo who go by the anonymous handle, “Blank”. They are notorious for displaying beyond exceptional skills when it comes to gaming of all forms.


Hikikomori and NEET

Our protagonists Sora and Shiro are certified Hikikomori. The idea of social interaction in the busy and bustling working society fills them with absolute dread, as is made obvious at various points throughout the anime…

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