A Creative Catastrophe: Timey Wimey

AvatarJoe.jpgIt’s been a tough transition to 50 to 60 hour work weeks. I have had little time to dedicate to the GeekyFaucet project, and the little time I have had I’ve used to share with my family and friends. As I sit here now, I have a half edited podcast and a half baked blog post, and sadly no idea when I’ll get either of them done.

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High Five/Low Five: Arrow: Season 1 (2012)

Over the weekend I got the itch to re-watch the pilot episode of the popular WB series “Arrow”.  As a fan of the show, I have maintained that the first season is near flawless.  It stands as one of the best examples of an episodic approach at live action comic book hero story telling.  In this edition of the High Five/Low Five I’ll look at the what made the first season great, and what I could have gone without.

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Before and After: The Winter Soldier

Courtesy of AncoraDesign / Tyler Wetta

Courtesy of AncoraDesign / Tyler Wetta

I usually go on and on about how sequels are inferior to their predecessors.  Rarely does a film prove me wrong.  This spring I am hopeful, however.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier has a solid chance of being that film.

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TMNT: The Secret of the Trailer

The much anticipated trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is out, and I was surprised at how good it looks.

I’ll admit it feels a bit Transformers-ish.  However, considering how much I was anticipating this looking horrible, I am willing to admit that I may have jumped the gun on declaring this a dud.  I am eager to see a little more, and I have changed my tune.  Well done, Platinum Dunes, well done.

 

Video Game Review: Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition

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The 2013 release of Tomb Raider was a successful and unexpected hit for the previous gen systems. The difference between the previous gen’s Game and the Definitive Edition are like you’re playing a newly unreleased game. As Crystal Dynamics put it, “obsessively detailed” Lara and there isn’t a single thing that wasn’t improved upon but I’ll get to that a little later on. When the next gen upgrade was first announced, I was worried that this was going to be a minor update to just cash in on the fact that it’s a new console. Wow, was i wrong.

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Video Game Review: Bioshock Inifinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1 DLC

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Being a huge fan of the entire Bioshock series, I found it fitting that I review one of the DLCs for the game, Burial at Sea – Episode 1. The idea is that the player is able to experience what it was like to be a citizen in Rapture before the splicing went out of control. Rapture becomes the chaotic hell from the first game.

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