Favourite Sith Lord? Easily Darth Maul. Let’s face it, in a film that’ll best be remembered as the Star Wars flick where Darkman was this close to murdering an actual CGI character while Renton from Trainspotting watched on, Darth Maul was easily the highlight. A whirling engine of hate, horns and tattoos, the moment you saw Maul getting ready to take on both Jedi at the same time was the moment that you’d sat through that damn Gungan attack scene. Darth Maul may be half the Sith Lord he used to be, but his upcoming collectible action figure is looking mighty fine.
I’ve had a run-in with that Thanos bloke before. Nice guy, really friendly and actually fantastic to chat to once you get over the whole “having a gigantic gaping hole blasted into my chest with lightning eyes”. I think he came across as a bit of a bad guy in last year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy movie,a purple-skinned tyrant who threatened to smack the universe with an Infinity Gem that was basically a concentrated extinction-level event waiting to happen. It’s time to get to know the real Thanos.
Blink and the year just disappears. We are in December already! It’s the perfect time to wind down and take a break, and by break, I mean play games! It’s also the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends, without the pressure of work and hopefully life in general. Why not combine the best of both worlds and spend some holiday time getting lost in co-op gaming? The folks from King Price Insurance have asked us to round up some top co-op titles you can pick up this festive season.
I’m busy replaying Batman: Arkham Origins, and to be fair, it’s still a lacklustre and mediocre game that doesn’t live up to fantastic efforts of Rocksteady, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Still, if there’s one thing that I do like about the game, it’s the Batsuit. Which is probably why I’m slobbering over this figure right now.
I don’t think it’s possible to not enjoy some aspect of Star Wars. Whether you make voosh soosh sounds when you hold a stick and pretend to be a Jedi, or veg out on your couch and start speaking Huttese, there’s something for everyone. And for me, that’s cool Clone-Trooper collectibles.
I am the night! I am the terror! I am in an immoveable position right now but dammit you will fear me! BECAUSE I’M BATMAN!
Let’s be honest here. There are only a handful of superhero movies out there where the main villain didn’t steal the show. One such character that stole scenes and hearts? The Asgardian trickster god, Loki. Without Tom Hiddleston around, the two Thor movies and the Avengers film might have been very different flicks in the end. And ol’ Loki is back, albeit in a much smaller package.
You’ve got a Christmas bonus that is going to fiscal fist your bank account this month, and you need to spend it on something. But what? Charity? Don’t make me laugh. Here’s some materialism that is just begging for that 13th cheque to be dropped on it.
Usually, I get a rush of blood to my other brain when I see some of the figures from Sideshow Collectibles. And when those figures happen to be insanely detailed masterpieces that are bigger than the average collectible. I faint like a dandy. So excuse me while I collapse yet again after seeing this upcoming Starcraft work of art. Oooooh my!
What’s that you say? Gaming has some great heroes these days. Korvo from Dishonored, Kratos from God of War and Desmond McMonkeyface from the Assassin’s Creed franchise? I scoff at your selection. Scoff to the max. Back in the day when those guys were nothing more than pen on paper diaper concept drawings, there was one hero who stood tall and kept damn quiet. Gordon Freeman was his name, and he was an ass-kicking scientist in a biohazard suit and spectacles, swinging a crowbar around and kicking head-crab head-ass. And now he’s been immortalized, in statue form.
We really don’t give enough attention to other mobile gaming devices here on the site. But with the recent announcement of powerhouse tablet devices, cell-phones and more efficient operating systems, it looks like these overlooked items may be getting more advanced games to their library, titles which will provide hours of fun and actually be more contemporary and in line with what us PC and console gamers are experiencing.
The first such title? Why none other than Grand Theft Auto 3, the game that defined the sandbox genre and led the way for numerous copycats. Liberty City is once again our psychopathic playground, and this time, we’re going to have even more action in our hands.