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    by Published on 05-14-2012 09:07 AM
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    Game of Thrones

    Episode 207 – A Man Without Honor
    Aired May 13th, 2012
    9 PM, HBO






    What the hell do you mean HBO – two episodes left this season? Nooo! (Unless you can promise me Breaking Bad comes back early, then fine – as long as I have some dark drama to distract me from my life. Ha ha! It's sad because it's true.) Anyhoo, I can't help but think the title of this episode, probably referring to Jamie, Joffrey, Xaro, and Theon all, is really owned by the sad sack of pathetic shit that Theon is right now. He's in over his head, and he refuses to acknowledge it. He so wants to impress the father who gave him away so long ago that he's declared war on the family that raised him, and there's no way this can end well. Unlike Joffrey, who seems to wallow and delight in his own crapulence (thank you, Mr. Burns), Theon looks pained. Not enough to stop, mind you. He's repeatedly slamming his own scrotum in a car door, because goddamn it, if this doesn't get him his own Jackass style reality show, nothing will. Or, as the case may be here, the love and respect of his father. But I kind of prefer my own scrotum/car door analogy, because somehow it's less sad.
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    by Published on 05-11-2012 11:41 PM
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    Episode 319 - Curriculum Unavailable
    Aired May 10th, 2012
    8 PM, NBC






    “Talk to me about crazy town banana pants.” Yes, let's do! This is a fake flashback episode, much like the totally awesome “Paradigms of Human Memory”, only it manages to reference it as well. Much like Inception, even the layers have layers.


    Picking up where the last episode left off, it seems the gang has been gathering at Troy's, Abed's, and Annie's place for “potluck dinners”, although it's possible only Shirley actually thinks of them this way. Abed is brought home by the tubby policeman we've seen many times before, as it seems Abed, in his Inspector Spacetime guise, has been digging through the Dumpsters of Greendale – again! It seems he thinks the Dean isn't the real Dean at all, but an imposter. The cop who brings him home also gives the gang a card the Dean gave him, and it's to a psychiatrist. He thinks Abed needs therapy, fast.
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    by Published on 05-10-2012 08:58 PM
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    I got a message on Facebook yesterday from Steven Rogers, winner of the "2 in 1 Showcase listener with the coolest name award" three years running and all-around nice guy. Steven was writing with a purpose, though, to remind me that, on our Summer Movie Preview episode, I dismissed notions that Avengers could possibly crack a $200 million opening weekend. The record, after all, was a mere $169 million. How could it possibly overtake it by that much?

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    by Published on 05-10-2012 08:11 PM
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    Reviewer: Craig Reade
    Quick Rating: Massive viral destruction, this time with a hero.
    Rating: M

    Official Site

    Platform: X-Box 360, Playstation 3, Windows PC (in July)
    Developer: Radical Entertainment
    Publisher: Activision Publishing
    Genre: Action-Adventure Sandbox
    # of Players: 1
    US Release Date: April 24th, 2012
    MSRP: $59.99

    About three years ago, the first Prototype was released - and proved to be a pretty popular game. The announcement of the sequel gave me some mixed feelings thought. On the one hand, I enjoyed the first game, but on the other - I wasn't sure how a sequel could manage to be anything other than a carbon copy of the first game. I wasn't wrong on either count - but the result as a whole was extremely positive.
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    by Published on 05-08-2012 09:00 PM
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    Something I struggle with as a gamer is what to make of certain publishers. Knowing a publisher, or having faith in a publisher, or knowing to stay away from a publisher, can be the litmus test for determining whether a certain game is worth playing. Sometimes reputation alone sells a game or buries a game. Yet, despite many releases, Bethesda remains an enigma to me. For whatever reason, one of the most successful RPG makers ever is a company that somehow manages to make landmark games that I never find the time to play. Despite their many successes with Elder Scrolls and Fallout, I still struggle to understand whether I should trust them.

    Today I am going to explore the nether regions of my soul in an attempt to figure out what I should think of them, why it is probably wrong, and then try to comprehend my reactions to their recent announcement that Elder Scrolls was being made into an MMO.

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    by Published on 05-07-2012 10:01 PM
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    Happy belated Free Comic Book Day! As usual, it was a big weekend for comic fans - it was the one time of year Saturday is more important than Wednesday, and as FCBD usually is timed for a major comic movie release, we got the launch of The Avengers this weekend as well. My days of seeing midnight screenings are behind me, so I am waiting until next weekend to finally see it. Yeah, maybe that makes me old, but for some reason the appeal of standing in line and fighting for a seat to see a movie has waned. From what I hear, it will be worth the wait to see it in a little more comfort!

    To kick off the month of May, we have three issues this week to cover on the $40 Pull List to cover - two titles from the DCnU "Second Wave:" Dial H #1 and Earth 2 #1, along with Daredevil #12.

    Plus, I still have plenty of issues to give away if you want to try out one of these titles - as usual, read on to find out more!
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    by Published on 05-07-2012 04:55 PM
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    Writer and director Edgar Wright posted this photo on his Twitter account today. Has his long rumored Ant-Man movie been given the green light, or is he simply trying to ...
    by Published on 05-07-2012 09:55 AM
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    Game of Thrones

    Episode 206 – The Old Gods and the New
    Aired May 6th, 2012
    9 PM, HBO




    This week is all puppies and kittens in Westeros. Just happy all the time … much like my novels. Ha ha! That's the giveaway, isn't it? Yep, it's all dismemberment Sunday, as someone gets sloppily beheaded, another man is literally torn to pieces by an angry mob, and everything that hasn't gone to hell in a hand-basket goes there forthwith. There's blood and guts for everyone, but the psychic violence may be the worst.
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    by Published on 05-07-2012 12:23 AM
    The Avengers!

    Reviewer: Doug Norris
    Quick Rating: Great
    MPAA Rating: PG-13

    Avengers Assembled and put to work against the Chitauri!

    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Samuel Jackson.
    Screenplay: Joss Whedon ...
    by Published on 05-06-2012 11:22 PM
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    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Intimate Strangers Part 1
    Rating: T+

    Victim of a bizarre crime, Elle has to find her attacker – from outside her own body.

    Writer: Jim McCann
    Art: Rodin Esquejo & Sonia Oback
    Letters: Dave Lanphear
    Cover Art: Rodin Esquejo & Sonia Oback
    Publisher: Image Comics

    Image Comics has really been taking chances lately, launching one new series after another, and many of them achieving serious critical success. The newest one, Mind the Gap, isn’t quite a home run right out of the box, but it’s got potential.
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    by Published on 05-06-2012 08:42 PM
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    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Rebirth
    Rating: T

    Separated from their home on Earth 2, Helena Wayne and Kara Zor-L seek a way home.

    Writer: Paul Levitz
    Pencils: George Perez & Kevin Maguire
    Inks: Scott Koblish & Kevin Maguire
    Colors: Hi-Fi & Rosemary Cheetham
    Letters: Carlos M. Mangual
    Cover Art: George Perez
    Editor: Wil Moss
    Publisher: DC Comics

    Five years ago, in another universe, a cataclysm threw the Supergirl and Robin of that world into the world of the New 52. Robin – Helena Wayne – has grown into the Huntress, while Supergirl, using the name “Karen Starr,” has been unable to decide her place in this new world… until now.
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