Aug 26, 2016

[Games] Legendary: Captain America 75th Anniversary

Obviously we're pretty invested in the Marvel side of the Legendary franchise. Heck, we're invested in the Encounters side of the Legendary game franchise as well. What can we say? We really enjoy this flavor of deckbuilding! And this little expansion turned out to be quite the delight indeed.

Legendary: Captain America 75th Anniversary is proof that you can made a decent card game expansion based on a single character. Sure, you can argue that the Spider-Man focused Paint the Town Red had a similar flavor, but then again it's not something we typically expect from Captain America, especially given how much of his career intermixes with that of The Avengers.

But yeah, this anniversary expansion has turned out to be one of the more interesting ones and certainly a great addition to any Legendary card game collection. I dare say the little box set is practically a requirement in order to make the most out of your Legendary games, especially given how this really makes your SHIELD card a lot more useful, among other things.

Aug 25, 2016

[Transformers] Megatron and Optimus Prime Get It On In Combiner Wars

Machinima's Combine Wars web series continues with "Unforgotten." This fourth episode seems to continue the thread of the last one of two characters fighting it out because they can with limited effort to further the plot. Sure there's some exposition, but man are all episodes going to be like this moving forward?

Side note, I kind of wish that we had gotten to see more of Megatron fighting the Constructicons. That looks like a worth battle worth exploring further.

But don't take my word for things - check out the episode for yourself below:

Aug 24, 2016

[Games] Futurama: Game of Drones (Android)

I try not to invest too much time into mobile games since, well, life is beautiful and all that. But inevitably one looks for something to do while waiting in queue or while idle for one reason or another and a lot of mobile games nicely address that particular itch. But they don't address that itch for long.

While I'm not the biggest Futurama fan, I eventually gave in and downloaded Futurama: Game of Drones since (1) match-3 games are decently casual and easy to pick up and drop between tasks and (2) Futurama is funny. The combination of the two elements made for a decent enough game with all the frustrations of this game genre.

I played the game steadily for a week or thereabouts while switching between Star Trek: Wrath of Gems on the side. But over time I played it less and less until I've reached a point where I only occasionally venture into it when I remember that I have it.

So let's explore that a bit.

Aug 23, 2016

[Apps] Doctor Who Colouring App

And while I never got into the "adult coloring book" crazy that got pretty popular last year, I am more than a little amused that the folks at the BBC decided it would be a good idea to release a Doctor Who theme colouring app because, why not, right? And the app isn't free either, so you will need to shell out approximately $2.99 USD for it on Android, iOS or Amazon devices.

As much as I love Doctor Who, I'm not sure if this something I'm ready to get into just yet.

But if you're curious, check out the video ad below:

Aug 22, 2016

[Comics] Chrononauts

Skimming over this year's Eisner Award nominees got me rather curious about a number of titles and a related Image sale on comiXology led to me picking up a number of titles. Award nominations and yet another  $0.99 sale makes for a rather deadly combination for me indeed.

Among them was the Mark Millar creation Chrononauts, which appealed to me since it was (1) a limited series, (2) about time travel, (3) and with a nice retro feel to it. And while I normally like my comic book art involve cleaner lines, there was something about the rough look of the covers that got me a little nostalgic for the comics of my youth.

It's easier explore limited comic book arcs like this it means I don't have to invest too much to get a full comic book story experience. Plus I like tracking how many books I've read in a year via Shelfari  Goodreads and a limited series tends to have a clear definition of beginning and end all nice and neat.

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