What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on May 5th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 76 comments

Pilotwings Resort What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’m going to give Pilotwings Resort more time this weekend. I’ve liked what I’ve played, but I was expecting more. Perhaps a dedicated weekend of flying around in 3D will help me warm up to the Nintendo 3DS. Of course I’ll be playing games on my iPad 2 too. I’m still loving Civilization Revolution and Final Fantasy III on iPad. They’re both awesome, but in very different ways. Naturally all gaming activity will be dropped during the Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley fight on Saturday.

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Coffee Talk #347: Your Least Favorite Console Launch

Posted on May 5th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Console Wars, Nintendo DS, Today's Specials, Videogames. 25 comments

I’m late to the party on the Nintendo 3DS…and I’m trying to figure out where the party is. As a frequent flyer and huge portable gamer, the 3DS is off to a disappointing start. What was your…

Random Thoughts (Not a Review) on Thor

Posted on May 4th, by raymond padilla in Comics, Movies, Not Reviews, Today's Specials. 25 comments

I caught a screening of Thor (Imax 3D) last night and was pleasantly surprised. Here’s the spoiler-free ┬ásummary: it’s worth seeing. Kenneth Branagh did a fine job directing what’s arguably the toughest movie in The Avengers series. It’s hard to convey the awesome power of a Norse god (Branagh did this) and it’s easy to get caught up in ridiculous mythology (Branagh avoided this pitfall). The movie is well paced and entertaining with some beautiful set pieces and great action scenes. While I didn’t enjoy it as much as Iron continued

Wii Hits $149.99: Are You Buying?

Posted on May 4th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Wii. 18 comments

Wii 150 Bundle Wii Hits $149.99: Are You Buying?

Nintendo of America has announced a new Wii bundle that will be available on May 15, 2010 for a price of $149.99. The bundle includes the Wii console (black or white), Mario Kart, and the Wii Wheel accessory. The company is also launching its Nintendo Selects line of games; these are older titles with a new price of $19.99. The first four Nintendo Selects games are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers, and Wii Sports.

Nintendo Selects Wii Hits $149.99: Are You Buying?

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Coffee Talk #346: Gaming While You’re Sick

Posted on May 3rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 36 comments

Yesterday it was 90 degrees in Los Angeles…and I spent most of the day under a blanket. It absolutely sucked to be sick and weak on such a beautiful day, but I think I made the best of it…

Today’s Poll: Should Superman Be an American Citizen?

Posted on May 2nd, by raymond padilla in Comics. 8 comments

Superman Action Comics 900 clip Todays Poll: Should Superman Be an American Citizen?

In a back-up story in Action Comics #900, David Goyer had Superman renounce his American citizenship. This short story has been getting a lot of mainstream press coverage. Some people are outraged by Superman “ditching” America. Some people think it’s a modern twist. Before we discuss further, please keep in mind that Goyer’s short story hasn’t been confirmed as canon. I’m sure that after DC is done giggling about all the press coverage, it will confirm that it’s not canon. Anyway, I wanted to look at this issue from … continued