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Hitman: Absolution

The return of Agent 47. The Hitman series of games is a unique genre unto itself. A mix between stealth, third-person action, puzzles, and mini-sandbox game. Unlike other third person games it focuses on strategy and patience but doesn't restrict you to either. If you lack patience then going in ...

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Warrior and MMA

The DVD for Warrior just came out today and I must admit I have been waiting to see this movie for a while. Skeptical (as usual) but excited. After all it's a movie with MMA as the background. All the great movies about a person excelling in their profession are ...

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Love is Blind: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

The Elder Scrolls is a long running RPG series. The recurring formula of the series is simple game play mechanics backed up by extremely deep worlds. Skyrim is the latest incarnation of a 17 year saga. Let's get down to it. The Good: The world of Skyrim is unlike any other. ...

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Comic of the Month: Chew

Different from the usual heroics, Chew is a comedy. It has an engaging plot, excellent characters, and the art fits perfectly with the theme. There are already four graphic novels out and once you finish reading the first you will immediately buy the rest. Yes its that good. Tony Chu is ...

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Best Gaming Moments: Leeroy Jenkins!

LOL. I can't say that name with a straight face. Don't know why i remembered this but i am glad i did. A lot of people think that MMORPGs require no strategy. This is not true, specially in higher level instances. For those who are uninitiated Leeroy Jenkins became famous ...

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4Nov/110

Comic of the Month: Batman and Robin



Grant Morrison continued his foray into the batman saga with this fantastic series. The first half of this graphic novel is superbly drawn by the legendary Frank Quietly. Bruce Wayne is presumed dead, his protege (former Robin) takes on the mantle of the dark knight alongside Bruce's ten year old son Damian. If you are a fan of comics in general then this is a must read, otherwise... Grant Morrison nuff' said.

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7Oct/110

Five reasons to watch UFC 136



1. Two belts on the line!

2. The main event is a rematch due to a fight in January that resulted in a draw. That fight is a candidate for fight of the year. If it was any indication of how this fight will go then be prepared for excitement. Will Edgar evade the punches that rocked him early in their last outing? Can Maynard keep the pressure high in order to win? Only 24hrs left to find out. What is more important is we can finally begin letting contender fight for the belt again, and this weight class is packed with skilled and eager fighters ready for their shot. In fact, two of the said contenders are fighting on this card.

3. I am more excited for this fight than the main event. Why? Two words. Jose Aldo. If you have read my last article then you may be familiar with what I think about him. Anderson Silva stated that if Jose was at 185 he would retire. Yes, Jose is THAT good. More incentive to watch? Ok... He is fighting Kenny Florian, one of the most accomplished and well round fighters in the world. If there is a key to beating Aldo then Florian is the man to find it. That is a big IF. Aldo is like a miniature, faster, more aggressive, better take-down defense version of Anderson Silva. Get ready to be amazed.

4. Chael Sonnen vs Brian Stann. This has the potential to become a lay'n'pray fight because of the tendency of Chael to do nothing but wrestle and the strong jaw of Brian. Brian though has heavy hands and each round starts standing so he has a punchers chance to finish the fight quickly. What this fight really shows is whether Chael will be able to rematch Anderson Silva after the one-sided performance he showed against him. Though an Anderson Silva/Brian Stann will be a much more exciting fight, the rematch with Chael will prove whether his first outing with Silva was a fluke.

5. Garcia and Phan were in a rock'em sock'em fight that ended in one of the most controversial judging decision in MMA history. Many MMA experts and fans, including myself, still firmly believe that Nam Phan won their first outing. This is his time to correct a black mark left by the judges in MMA history.

Not enough to lure you in? Here is some more...

The contenders I mentioned earlier that were sidelined by the Edgar/Maynard draw? Melvin Guillard and Anthony Pettis. Melvin will be fighting Joe Lauzon, a submission expert that can do everything else well. If you haven't seen the tear Melvin has been on click HERE. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is a phenomenal fighter with skills that rival the best in the world. If you haven't seen his showtime kick or want to watch it again (who doesn't!) then click HERE. More angles? Click HERE. I just can't get enough of it. :)

Also Tiequan "the wolf" Zhang will be coming back into the Octagon. I have kept my eye on him for about a year and he keeps impressing. Future title contender? Watch and decide.

Demian Maia is fighting as well. The last time we saw him his stand up was much improved. If he becomes an excellent striker and combines it with his world class Jiu-Jitsu... a deadly combination and a threat to any fighter.

Now watch it!
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5Oct/111

The Future of Gaming or a Hoax?

Euclidean is a small company headed by Bruce Dell and they say all this is true...

Do I believe it? No.

Would I love for it to be true? Hell Yes.

It just seems to me that the amount of processing power required is insanely huge and Euclidean has not, IMHO, given us a straight answer on how they can run it on software (no graphics card). He mentions only rendering things on screen but they do that in games today as well.  Anyway, they say a demonstration of animated models will be coming in the future and that will be fun to watch. If you want a more in-depth report click HERE for an interview with Bruce Dell.
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2Oct/110

Comic of the Month: The Mighty

Great comic with a dark and thrilling plot that keeps you glued to the pages. Follows the story of Gabriel Cole, a cop who idolizes a superman-like hero named Alpha One.  A must read.

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29Sep/110

Another one bites the dust!



*sigh*... another great isometric view game is turned into an FPS. First it was Fallout, then X-com, and now Syndicate. Hooray for corporate profits and the mainstream.

 
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25Sep/110

Brave New World



UFC 135 was the epitome of the  rise and of the fall.  Not the point at which change begins but when it has ended. A new day has begun and it happened between 11pm and 12am ET on Saturday the 25th of September. Although it promises joy we step into it with trepidation, not from fear of disappointment but from what we are about to leave behind... Spoilers incoming, if you have not seen UFC 135 do not click Continue reading

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24Sep/110

Dana White Video Blog: An inside look

These videos are great, they show you what happens behind the scenes at UFC events. Plus they are hilarious. Enjoy.



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23Sep/110

The new 52: initial thoughts



DC comics have decided to reboot every series and even release new ones in the hopes of reinvigorating it's universe. To some extent it works. Between Geoff Johns' multiple crises (blackest/brightest night/day and flashpoint) and other "big events" (rise of eclipso) the DC universe was becoming too convoluted.  This new semi-reset is a breath of fresh air of new possibilities. I have read almost all the new first issues and i am happy with the direction of some. Namely Batman and Robin, Batman, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Stormwatch, Death Stroke, Animal Man, and all the Lantern comics. Others are either too early to tell or simply bad.

Action Comics with Grant Morrison is a must read. It's Morrison so you know there will be a unique story line with an interesting twist on Superman. So if you have been following the DC universe this is, in some cases, a fresh breath that will re-energize your experience. If you have not been reading comics (or DC) then it's a good time to start because you wont be overwhelmed with everything that has happened during the last 5 years. Pick a character, pick a comic, and give it a try.

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17Sep/111

No Cigar: Deus Ex 3 Review


The original Deus Ex was one of those rare legendary games. It redefined the first-person genre by blending it with role-playing and stealth elements. Beyond that it's story made us question what it is to be human and rethink our ideas of freedom. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the original's story (Ignore Deus Ex 2 invisible war as it is a bad game). Let's get down to it.

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14Sep/110

Old Man Payne



March 2012, I can't wait. Hard for Rockstar to mess this one up because of the game's simple mechanics. Max Payne 1&2 had deep, noir stories that gave the game much of its appeal. The new story seems to be a rip off from the remake of Man on fire with Denzel Washington. It was a good story nonetheless but has no noir touch.The game is set 12 years after Max Payne 2. Max has visibly aged and even has a gut. I like that, heroes don't need an adonis figure, just the will to act. Enjoy the new trailer.



 

 
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