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Hello readers. Been away for about a month. Don’t really have an accounting for myself. Time passed. Things were done. Other things weren’t done. Back now.
Many things have been piling up on my desktop over the last month. I hope you find them amusing!
Hey all -
Hope you’ve had a good last week. Amusingly enough, I didn’t have a whole lot to post from last week so I had to wait a few extra days before some goodies came to my attention. I hope you enjoy these!
I’m still trying to find the time to finish the Berlin installment of the latest Shadowrun Returns game in order to review it properly here. So far it’s great, but I’m only about 10 hours of gameplay in.
Also, I picked up a game for the iPad (and other systems) called Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon. It’s a “free to play” city-building-in-a-pvp-world type game. I played Evony back in the day for a while until the pvp stuff eventually drove me away from it. The interface on a touch screen is great. And it has neat added features like building mythical troop units (minotaurs, dragons, ogres) and you can raise an epic dragon to defend your city. If you like this sort of game, give it a try.Read More
Hola all – please enjoy some amusements I found online in the past week!
Lastly, you know I’m a big fan of Tabletop, the Geek & Sundry web show hosted by Wil Wheaton on YouTube. They’ve decided to crowdsource the third season of the show over on Indiegogo. Check out the campaign and give if you can. If he can reach $1m, we will get a third season of Tabletop with 20 episodes AND a new spin-off show all about roleplaying games. THAT is something I really want to see!
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|I caught Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night, and it is a fantastic film. (spoiler-free)
I wasn’t a big fan of the first one. Sue me. Superman doesn’t appeal to me for the same reason Captain America doesn’t appeal. Do-gooders are boring.
This film, however, takes Cap and makes him interesting – which is a thing I never thought I’d see. There’s plenty of action in the film, as one would expect from a Marvel superhero film, but the thing I noticed the most were the quiet scenes. And there were a good number of quiet scenes.
These scenes allowed the viewer to reflect, to appreciate the growing relationships between various sets of characters. You don’t see a lot of quiet in action films these days.
Yes, Cap is still a do-gooder. But he agonizes over that fact. The fact that he is constitutionally incapable of taking the easy way, doing things expediently, taking missions which are morally grey, makes him agonize over his place in the world. As Nick Fury says early on, Black Widow has no such compunctions. That’s what makes them such a great team. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have great on-screen chemistry.
Marvel fans will get a number of happy moments, none of which I’ll spoil here. Suffice it to say – there are two “extras” at the end of the film. One mid-way through the credits and one at the very end of the credits. Stay for both!
If you are watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you should get out to see this film within the next day. Marvel is doing an unprecedented thing by having Cap2 impact Agents starting tomorrow night. They’ve given fans opening weekend to see the film so that you’re up to date.
If you want your spoilers, there are a couple of articles that have been written that do a far more exhaustive job pouring over the film than I would be able to do.