Category Archives: Games

TV show – Tron: Uprising – the best show no one’s watching

Have you seen Tron: Uprising?  Probably not, it really is the best show that no one is watching.  The series follows Beck, voiced by Elijah Wood, a program who lives on the grid and joins the fight against Clu‘s occupation.  This series takes place inbetween the first movie Tron and the sequel Tron: Legacy.

There’s a lot of character development going on here, we even get the respective actors reprising their roles, Olivia Wilde and Bruce Boxleitner.  Spoiler… they’re from other versions of Tron, haahha.

Other than the compelling stories, I love the soundtrack, they really emulate the Daft Punk soundtrack from the Legacy movie, and the action is pretty top notch.

But apparently this series is getting some acclaim and not just from me, hopefully this will give us a second season.

– Annie Awards –
Character Design
Production Design

– Primetime Emmys –Art Direction

The entire season is also on Netflix.

Here’s the webseries strung together as the first episode of the series;

Who would want to watch this?  I’m sure Elijah… would…

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph Includes Legendary Video Game Bad Guys

Video game movies are a sore subject. When’s the last time you loved an adaptation of a video game? A few searches in IMDb might even help you to discover Street Fighter movies you wish you had forgotten. These are movies that look so awful in trailers you refuse to invest a fraction of what you paid for the actual game just to rent it. Let’s face it, the imaginative fantasies captured in video games weren’t mean for live action.

Disney decided to skirt around the genre by creating an original character that interacts with real video game villains in its new CG animation movie, Wreck-It Ralph. It will be produced by Disney’s own animation studio (i.e. Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, Bolt).

Take a look at at the trailer below:

Cameos include:

  • M. Bison / Zangief (Street Fighter)
  • Clyde (Pac-Man)
  • Bowser (Super Mario Brothers)
  • Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Kano (Mortal Kombat)
Gamers should love the 8-bit style of the Wreck-It Ralph and the movie looks like it falls under the things-that-happen-behind-closed-doors formula (think Toy Story).
Mark your calendar. Wreck-It Ralph comes out November 2, 2012

Let’s Sing Is Like Draw Something, Except for Singers

The mobile gaming market continues to grow with a new game that caters to fans of the highly successful Draw Something.

Let’s Sing follows the same collaborative spirit of Draw Something by challenging friends to guess what song the other is singing. It is currently only available for iOS, but we’d expect makers Lex Friedman and Marco Tabini to come out with a port for Android if they truly want to reach critical mass.

It will be interesting to see how folks record themselves singing in public.

Source: iTunes

WonderCon: Talking with Cosplay Fans (Day 1)

We love talking with fans. They all have unique backgrounds and stories to tell. Here are some folks we talked with on day 1 of WonderCon 2012

00:00 – Lady Loki tries to hold up her costume and says she loves the evil aspect about her character

01:15 – Sally Jupiter (Watchmen) loves her spunky personality and says she loved the movie even though there wasn’t a giant squid.

02:59 –  Introspective White Emo Ranger explains his character is lost in the UK and how he never gets respect. The man behind the masks discuss working at Knotts Berry Farm and watching his childhood memories go down the drain.

05:01 –  Darth Malgus from the Old Republic does a great job on his ongoing costume

06:37 – David checks out the Game of Thrones booth where they Photoshop your head on a spear

07:17 –  A generic steampunk fan explains the allure of steampunk and his addiction to conventions. He schools me on how dieselpunk differs from steampunk. Check him out at

09:59 – Belle (Beauty and the Beast) likes her character’s intelligence and ability to find the beauty within. Check her Facebook page here 

11:21 – Genie (Aladdin) loves her character’s comedy. Esmeralda (Hunchback of Notre-Dame)  loves her character’s free spirited nature.

12:45 –  Archangel (as he turned by Apocalypse) loves his character’s look after turned by Apocalypse. He wants to see a Cable movie and reveals who he thinks should lead that role

14:18 – Ash Williams (Evil Dead) loves his character’s groovy attitude and one-liners. When asked about other characters he cosplays, he responds saying his girlfriend and him are working on Jessie and James from Team Rocket. Check out his web series Epic Online and his girlfriend’s charms at

16:54 –  This fan takes pride in cosplaying Latino characters and decided to do Carlos Oliveira (Resident Evil)

18:27 –  Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) is a true gamer who loves independent characters. She’s a graphic designer that drew inspiration from the Metal Gear and Legend of Zelda series

20:07 – This young man proves all you need is passion to come up with a fresh interpretation of a comic favorite, Silver Surfer.

22:21 –  A luchador fan loves all the fantasy and theatrics of wrestling.

23:55 – The American McGee’s Alice takes a darker approach to the tale.

26:18 –  Dr. Who loves the series because they can revive the series and use any actor they want. As a history student, he hopes to teach or use his knowledge for law enforcement.

27:38 – Rainbow Dash loves her character’s cockiness. Her costume was took a great investment of time to make, especially the wig. Her and Princess Celestia share a story about having breakfast at a business convention full of serious professionals in suits.

29:25 – An ewok and Hawkgirl walk into a bar…

31:22 – Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) convinces me that I might be missing out on a great show

32:24 – Gambit decided to come to WonderCon all the way from Vancouver, BC.. As a costume maker, one of his most laborious projects was cutting out scales for an Aquaman suit.

WonderCon: Interview with AdaPia d’Errico (for Camilla d’Errico)

We spoke with AdaPia d’Errico about the works of her sister, Camilla d’Errico. She showed Camilla’s latest creations including Tanpopo and Sky Pirates of Neo Terra, which is coming out as a Facebook game later this month. The game is set in the world of Neo Terra and is described as a “Mario Kart in the sky”.

Check out more of Camilla d’Errico’s work here

Mass Effect 3 Release

The third and final installment of BioWare’s epic space saga, Mass Effect 3, is out today, available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.  Both fans and critics of the game have been eagerly awaiting the finale for some time now, as it was officially announced in December of 2010.  With a massive cast of characters, and the player’s choices in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 having a direct impact on the events of the game, Mass Effect 3 should prove to be a highly entertaining entry into this year’s RPG category.


Are you planning on playing the game?  Do you have a favorite character?  Who is better to play as, Male!Shep or Fem!Shep?  Let us know your thoughts on the game, and look for a review soon!

Super Mario Bros Crossover 2.0 Released

Super Mario Bros. Crossover is a fan game that recreates the original Super Mario Bros. and allows you to play it as characters from other games all on your browser!  With the latest version users can now play as Luigi and Bass from the Mega Man series.  On top of this, they have also updated the game to have multiple graphical options (SMB3, SNES, Gameboy, or a mixture). Take a look at the trailer below to get a better idea of what this is about and follow the source for the game!


Humble Bundle for Android

Pay what you want and help charity.  That’s the name of the game for the latest Humble Bundle that just released.  What’s new this time is that instead of only PC/Mac/Linux related games, this time it is for the Android and PC/Mac/Linux.  You choose how much you want to pay and how much you want to allocate between developer, charity and the organizers.  If you beat the average, you also receive a bonus game (or more) all DRM free.  As a note, previous Humble Bundles in the past have added bonus games after the fact, and for those who previously beat the average will also receive the bonus games retroactively.

The following games are being offered right now: Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Osmos, and EDGE. If you pay more than the average price, you also get the indie classic World of Goo!

This is for a limited amount of time and once again this all goes to a good cause!

For more information visit

Update: Looks like Toki Tori has also been added, bonus game is still World of Goo

GameFly Now The Netflix of PC Games

No matter what service or product, there’s one word that’s synonymous with value: “unlimited”. We want unlimited text messages, data use, soda refills, sushi, and hours of streaming content on services such as Netflix.

GameFly recently introduced a public beta service that taps into the need for unlimited gaming, allowing users to download and play games not counting against current physical game rentals. Just like Netflix, subscribers only have access to select titles, which excludes many of the premier titles gamers everywhere are losing sleep over playing (Skyrim).

Games must be downloaded using GameFly’s own client.

Your move, Steam.

Source: 1up

GBA 3DS Ambassador Game Released

Nintendo hasn’t released the official statement but some readers of the Official Nintendo Magazine have been receiving SpotPass notifications this morning informing them that the games are arriving this Friday for the Japanese and UK 3DS owners.  Hopefully the North America release will also be released the same date.

The full list of GBA games being handed out December 16 includes the following:

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Super Mario Advance 3
Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Vs Donkey Kong
Metroid Fusion
Wario Land 4
WarioWare, inc

These games are free to download to anyone who bought a 3DS before the 3DS price cut.


Fourth Day of Android Market 10 Billion Downloads Sale

Day 4 of Android Market 10 Billion Downloads Sale!

Today we find the following apps on sale with a brief description from the marketplace:

Baseball Superstars(R) 2011

Baseball Superstars® 2011 is a full featured baseball game which includes 6 different modes to satisfy everyone’s needs.  My League Mode contains unique RPG elements in a sports title, Season Mode requires great management skills, Exhibition Mode provides sheer entertainment, Homerun Race offers quick challenge, Mission Mode demands finest skills and Match Play Mode allows you to boast your talents to the rest of the world!

Farm Frenzy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run your own fully working farm? Looking after chickens, sheep and cows, producing cakes, wool, butter and cheese. If you fancy giving it a go without having to get up at the crack of dawn every day Farm Frenzy is the game for you! In the style of time-management games like Diner Dash you’ll have to work hard to achieve your goals, whether that’s owning a certain number of animals, producing a specific number of goods or simply racking up a huge profit.

Game Dev Story

Work hard and you may reach the top of the video game industry!  Manage your own game company and try to create a million-selling game in this unique simulation.

Jelly Defense

Finally something worth defending!  Join the Jelly forces now and lead them to glory in this uneven and fierce fight against the invaders!  Use your tactical skills and wisdom to tip the scales of victory in your favor in order to save the Diploglobe and the Jelly nation from the agressors!  That’s right, you are their only hope – the one they call the liberator, the true leader, the Jelly savior!  You are the hero they deserve! Just look at these poor little creatures.  They trust you, they believe in you, they rely on you.  Can you refuse those big faithfull eyes (or eye)?  You’re really their only hope!

My Beach HD

Spend a warm summer day relaxing at your own private beach.  Now with custom signs, automatic time of day, Sunset, Night time, fireworks, and more!

Paper Camera

See the world through a novel, original, stylish and captivating lens.  Real time cartoon and painting effects displayed on your camera feed! See the world through a new, original, stylish and captivating lens, have a wonder in your own home and discover how cool is now your world in cartoon!

Sentinel 3: Homeworld

Sentinel 3: Homeworld – From the award winning Sentinel tower defense series!  The biggest installment of the award winning Sentinel sci-fi tower defense series – is finally here on Android!  Take the fight to the alien homeworld and unleash a massive arsenal of weaponry & get up close and personal on the battlefield in your power armor to execute devastating attacks and support your defenses!

Shazam Encore

Hear a song you don’t know? Shazam identifies it instantly. Unlimited, no Ads.  Tag songs as often as you like.  NEW: LyricPlay™ :See full-screen lyrics that play in time to the music you’re tagging – learn the lyrics you thought you knew.

Spirit HD

Intense retro-inspired arcade mayhem, reinvented for touch screen!  Spirit, by Marco Mazzoli. The critically acclaimed iPhone hit now on Android!

Toddler Spanish: 100 Words

Easy and fun way for kids to learn Spanish!  Toddler Spanish helps young children learn Spanish in a simple and entertaining manner. Kids don’t just learn words. They become familiar with all the basic Spanish sounds.


Source: Android Market