The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer: Batman vs. Bane!

Posted on July 18th, by raymond padilla in Movies. 3 comments

The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer debuted with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and high quality versions are finally available online! It’s short and it’s subtle, but the ending is killer. I love how it closes with a seemingly unsure-of-himself Batman facing off against Bane. While he doesn’t exactly look like the Bane that dazzled me in the Knightfall storyline, he appears to be much closer to the real thing than that crap Bane from 1997′s Batman & Robin.

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This Week’s Videogame Releases

Posted on July 18th, by raymond padilla in Game Releases, PS3, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. 6 comments

I usually don’t include downloadable games in this spot, but I’m so psyched for Bastion that I can’t help myself. I’m definitely picking it up this week and hope a bunch of you do too. Other notable released include Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Captain America: Super Soldier, Just Dance Summer Party, and The Smurfs Dance Party (just imagine the graphics!).

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WWE Money in the Bank 2011 Results and Thoughts

Posted on July 18th, by raymond padilla in TV, WWE. 3 comments

WWE Money in the Bank 2011 was the best non-WrestleMania WWE PPV I’ve seen in years. The wrestling was strong and the results were outstanding for Internet marks. For fans that prefer pro-wrestlers that can actually wrestle (sadly, not always the talent pushed by WWE), this was a refreshing and satisfying show. Here are some results and random thoughts.

Daniel Bryan Bryan Danielson Won the SmackDown MitB Match: This was an outstanding match full of high spots, believable near finishes, and a bit of power wrestling thrown in. All … continued

Coffee Talk #375: Game Ratings and You

Posted on July 18th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 61 comments

Welcome to Coffee Talk! Let’s start off the day by discussing whatever is on your (nerd chic) mind. Every morning I’ll kick off a discussion and I’m counting on you to participate in it. If you’re not feelin’ my topic, feel free to start a chat with your fellow readers and see where it takes you. Whether you’re talking about videogames, the Women’s World Cup finals, NBA players signing with European teams, or Jennifer Lopez divorcing Marc Anthony, Coffee Talk is the place to do it.

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Awesome CM Punk Interview on

Posted on July 15th, by raymond padilla in TV, WWE. No Comments has posted a brilliant four-page interview with WWE Superstar CM Punk. It’s a long and excellent read that covers all sorts of topics. Obviously Punk has been getting a ton of attention for his current “I’m quitting!” angle, but the interview covers several “real” topics as well. I highly, highly recommend reading the whole thing. For now, here are four of my favorite clips.

On pro-wrestling being one of America’s biggest contributions to the world:

It’s truly, I believe, one of the only art forms that America has actually


Ubisoft’s Uplay Passport = Another $10 “Solution”

Posted on July 15th, by raymond padilla in PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 3 comments

Continuing the fight against used-game sales, Ubisoft has added its $9.99 Uplay Passport to the assortment of deterrents on the market. While the publisher has described Uplay Passport in saccharine terms, it’s simply charging gamers additional money for daring to buy used. Here’s more from Gamasutra:

Ubisoft has confirmed the Passport’s existence today, saying the feature will “provide players with access to bonus content, exclusive offers, and online multiplayer play” for “many of Ubisoft’s popular core games,” including Driver: San Francisco.

You can pretty much ignore the “bonus … continued