From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes Injustice, a fighting game featuring DC super heroes and villains. It comes out on Tues April 16th, and I ended up pre-ordering a copy from GameStop to get the Red Son DLC. Click through for a bunch of links related to the game.
Update 5/8: A month later and I’m still having tons of fun playing. The game is superior to Tekken Tag 2 in terms of smart gameplay mechanics. I spend most of my time in King of the Hill game lobbies. The winner stays on while other players can watch the match and bet on who they think will win. It’s just as much fun observing this game with good players as it is to play. Here’s an awesome game between Reo and Tom Brady, two of the best injustice players out there, during the Civial War V grand finals.
Iron Man 3: 5/3
I’ll be seeing this on opening day with some co-workers after watching The Avengers again. Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin? Heck yeah. He was great in Sneakers. Both Iron Man prequels were good but didn’t have a lot of action in them. But those scenes were very well done. I loved the robot battle at the end of IM2.
Man of Steel: 6/13
Never really been a huge fan of the Superman franchise, but I’m really excited for this one. Christopher Nolan or Zach Snyder have never disappointed me in any movie they’ve been involved with. General Zod is shaping up to be rather menacing, and I’m really hoping that Doomsday makes a cameo appearance, possibly hinting at him being the major villain in the Justice League movie set for 2015.
The Wolverine: 7/26
I’ve seen every Xmen movie in the theaters so far and enjoyed them all. Xmen Origins is currently my all-time favorite super hero movie. From the trailers this movie actually doesn’t look that interesting, and I hate it when the plot involves people losing their powers. Why would you want to give up immortality?!? Either way I’m pumped. 2014 brings us Xmen: Days of Future Past with Bryan Singer back in the role as director. That movie should be amazing.
Thor: The Dark World: 11/8
New trailer just came out yesterday. It does seem interesting, but unless it gets raving review I’ll likely wait for DVD. I don’t particularly care for Thor, even though I surprisingly did enjoy the first one. It was certainly much better than Captain America. It’s cool Loki and Thor will be working together against a common threat. Loki has the potential to be more exciting on-screen.
We saw the new Oz movie in 3d yesterday. It was pretty entertaining and I’d say was worth seeing in 3d. I’ve always thought James Franco was a great actor, and he was entertaining as Oz the wizard. This movie was meant to be a prequel to the timeless classic.
Pink Floyd’s album The Division Bell was one of the first CD’s I got shortly after they replaced the cassette tape. To this day this song still has an emotional pull on me for reasons I’ll never understand. I’ve always preferred Pink Floyd post-Waters with David Gilmore at the helm. Roger Waters was too weird and his voice was jarring against the music.
According to the writers of the song, the first verse is meant to speak to ex-bandmate Syd Barret while the second speaks to Roger Waters.
How many of these can you identify?
I was awoken last night at 3am, delirious after already having stayed up late as usual and worn out from the week. Cadence had thrown up for the first time in her life and mom was already there comforting her. The remains of her dinner was all over her bedding which I gathered up to carry down to the laundry room. On the way down the stairs the stupid cat who was running ahead of me suddenly decided to stop half way down. In the darkness I stepped on her tail and ended up tripping on my ass and sliding down the stairs, leaving a few carpet burns on my arm. The pillow that I was delicately carrying was ejected from my arms, flinging puke all along the stairs and ground. I was so mad I went to kick her but missed in the darkness as she scurried off. In the meantime Sam is following behind trying to scarf up all the leftover pieces of kielbasa.
After cleaning up the stairs I returned to help out with cleanup. Marsha had already given Cadence a bath and she was standing in her diaper shivering, having refused to put any clothes on. I draped a blanket around her and she cheerfully giggled. It was 4am by the time I got back to sleep and today I feel like a zombie. I’m just waiting for the call from daycare stating she’s sick and that we have to pick her up. It sounds like there’s a stomach virus going around there already.