Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Book Review - I Am Slaughter

Book - I Am Slaughter
Writer - Dan Abnett
Series - The Beast Arises
Published By - Black Library

And Black Library does it again. Who would have thought that they would start a new series of 12 books that would tell a big story over one year throughout 2016? But that is what they started this year and the responsibility once again falls on Dan Abnett to start another ambitious series.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Mini-Comic-Review - Uncanny X-Men #1

Name - Uncanny X-Men #1
Published by - Marvel
Writer - Cullen Bunn
Artist - Greg Land, Jay Leisten

The newest team of Uncanny X-Men does show a lot of promise in its cast of characters and a promising cover to entice the readers. The premise of the marvel universe at the moment accompanied by the recent changes in status quo also adds hope of something great for the fans.

But sadly the first issue of this new ongoing does fall far short from expectations. The mission feels not-so-heroic or neither does the characters really feel motivated enough. The team doesn't seem to gel together either, its really hard to believe that these guys have a lot in common to make the teamwork as a unit. The surprise twist at the end revealing the antagonists of the upcoming issues also fell a bit underwhelming compared to the team roaster.

The saving grace of this issue is the promise of something better in the future specially thorough some moments in case of Magneto which reminds us of the awesome solo series; through the friendly banter between Monet and Sabretooth which promises some interesting team dynamics in the future; and the new costumes do look incredible too. 

The first issue only gets 2.5 out of 5 stars but I am hoping for a far better future for the series. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 2016 New Comics To Watch For

This is the second in this new series of posts focusing on stuff to watch out for this month. This time the is focus on new comic book series' that will start this month and some of these really do look to be quite interesting.

Written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by KELLEY JONES

Swamp Thing returns in an all-new series written by his co-creator, legendary writer Len Wein! Swamp Thing has received an ominous warning, and now he finds himself under attack from the forces of dark magic. These are more than just your average monsters—and there’s something much worse looming on the horizon for Alec Holland!

Art by ANEKE
Through the plains of Hyrkania, a message sweeps through the scattered peoples of the nation. Bells ring, horns blow, voices shout - the King is dying! Red Sonja rides to save the King from his doom as the powers of Hyboria crowd around to strike when the kingdom is weakest. But a dread new power rises from within Hyrkania's own borders, bent on defending its homeland - no matter the cost, no matter what its people become. A defining chapter of the Red Sonja saga - dark, clever, vicious, and funny - as the She-Devil with a Sword must stop the rise of a brutal new regime... her own people!


X-Men Legacy writer SIMON SPURRIER and superstar artist RYAN KELLY present fiends, fragility, and firepower in an all-new series, mixing the hard-boiled militaria of Jarhead with the dark folklore of Pan's Labyrinth. Includes an unprecedented use of multiple colorists (MATT WILSON, LEE LOUGHRIDGE, & NICK FILARDI) to define the story's threads, and an incredible variant cover by Eisner Award winner CAMERON STEWART. This is not the tale of a lesbian werewolf who goes to war. Except it kind of is. 

Written by JEFF LEMIRE 

Fifty years from now, Logan — the man who no longer calls himself Wolverine — will have endured many atrocities: The Marvel Universe's villains will have banded together and rid the world of its heroes. Logan's closest friend, Hawkeye, will have been murdered in cold blood right before his eyes. And driven mad by the same radiation that gave him his superhuman strength, Bruce Banner will have fathered a family of hillbilly Hulks...that eventually went on to slaughter Logan's wife and two children. But now, in the present, Old Man Logan wakes up to discover himself in a world before these atrocities, before the Wasteland. And he's going to seize this opportunity and change history to ensure that his future never comes to pass...


There's a new criminal mastermind in the galaxy, and it's...ROCKET RACCOON?! How did this happen? SERIOUSLY, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, YOU GUYS??? Groot knows, but he's not talking! Well, he is talking, but all he's saying is...oh, you know. Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries and astonishing adventure abound as SKOTTIE YOUNG and FILIPE ANDRADE return to tell tall tail tales of Rocket Raccoon, now with the adorable, arboreal Groot along for the ride! If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you!

Written by JOE KELLY

Art and Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
The Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first ongoing series EVER! It's action, adventure and just a smattering of (b) romance in this episodic epic featuring the WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER HERO and the star of the WORLD'S GREATEST COMICS MAGAZINE. Talk about a REAL dynamic duo!

Written by DAN SLOTT 

Art and Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
"Fantastic Planet"
The Surfer has taken Dawn Greenwood to the end of the universe, and now he's going to show her the most fantastic planet of them all: Earth! It's your homeworld like you've never seen it before: with monsters, magic and...a secret that will change everything! The perfect jumping-on point for the book everyone's talking about!

Art by Jorge Molina
A-FORCE, ASSEMBLE! From the ashes of Battleworld, Marvel’s newest hero SINGULARITY has risen and entered the Marvel Universe. But she didn’t make the journey alone. To combat the most fearsome threats from across the multiverse, Singularity will summon the world’s mightiest team of Avengers to her side: SHE-HULK. CAPTAIN MARVEL. DAZZLER. MEDUSA. NICO MINORU. Together, they are A FORCE to be reckoned with!


Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star...they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It's been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young "chosen one," but even as they have grown closer through training, it has been a difficult road. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point. Writer Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher) bring us a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power...

Written by CLLEN BUNN
Art and Cover by GREG LAND
In a world that’s never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all others: Can they stay away from each other’s throats long enough to sever their targets’?


Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 2016 New PC GamesTo Watch For

This is a feature that will just mention some upcoming games for the pc this month (both new and remastered ones),and I hope this can be a continuing feature for the future.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

An expanded and enhanced version of Dragon's Dogma, This version includes the original game with a new zone to explore, Bitterblack Isle. Incorporated into this version was all the downloadable content (DLC) created for the original release, a new fast travel system, as well as new items, weapons, armor and quests.
In September 2015, Capcom announced Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for Microsoft Windows, scheduled for release in January 15, 2016.

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is a roguelike, dungeon crawler video game created by indie game developer Red Hook Studios.
Darkest Dungeon has the player manage a roster of heroes to explore dungeons below a gothic mansion the player has inherited. Played out in a mix of real-time movement and turn-based combat, a core feature of Darkest Dungeon is the stress level of each hero that increases with further exploration and combat; a character sustaining a high stress level may gain afflictions that will hamper, or possibly enhance, their performance as an explorer.
The game is expected to have a full release in January 19, 2016 for Microsoft Windows.

Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster

Resident Evil Zero is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo GameCube in 2002. It serves as a prequel to the first Resident Evil, covering the ordeals experienced in the Arklay Mountains by the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team. The gameplay remains similar to other entries in the Resident Evil series, but includes a unique "partner zapping" system. The player controls both S.T.A.R.S. officer Rebecca Chambers and convicted criminal Billy Coen, switching control between them at will in order to solve puzzles and take advantage of their unique abilities.
On May 26, 2015, Capcom announced that a remastered version of the game was in development, titled Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster. The enhanced version of the game is set to be released on Microsoft Windows in January 19, 2016.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a real-time strategy computer game under development by Blackbird Interactive, published by Gearbox Software and scheduled for release on January 20, 2016.
It is a prequel to the 1999 space-based real-time strategy video game Homeworld.

The Witness

The Witness is an upcoming 3D puzzle video game created by Jonathan Blow, and in development by Thekla, Inc.
Inspired by Myst, The Witness has the player explore an open world island filled with a number of natural and man-made structures. The player progresses by solving puzzles which are based on interactions with mazes presented on panels around the island. The rules and outcomes of solving the individual mazes are part of the puzzles that the player will have to come to learn themselves through both visual clues around the island and through audio logs that the player can find.
The Witness is set for release on January 26, 2016, for Microsoft Windows.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, which was itself, the second reboot to its series.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is a third-person action-adventure game in which players control Lara Croft through various environments, battling enemies, and completing puzzle platforming sections, while using improvised weapons and gadgets in order to progress through the story.
The game is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows in January 28, 2016.


Bombshell is an isometric action game with RPG elements currently in development by Interceptor Entertainment and published by 3D Realms.
The game allows the player to control Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, a Colonel in the Global Defense Force. Her career is abruptly brought to an end after an event titled "the Washington Incident", which caused her to lose her arm and her team. Shelly is then offered a new contract by a private military contractor and offered a second chance and a new mechanical arm.
The game is scheduled for release on January 29th 2016, on Microsoft Windows, and is using the Unreal Engine 3 engine.

[Among these seven games the ones I am really looking forward to are "Darkest Dungeon", "Th Witness" and "Rise of the Tomb Raider". Hopefully these three will deliver on the promises, while the rest might turn out to be pleasant surprises as well. ]

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year, (hopefully) a New Beginning

I won't lie it has been a tough year for me in so many regards; I had tough time coping with my new job and place of residence; my family and personal life had some huge blows and setbacks; my kindle got ruined; I got a chance at some cash and got myself some new gadgets (a new laptop and 3DS); and at the end of the year I finally got a "NEW KINDLE PAPERWHITE"

And I have started reading again and it all seems to be okay at the moment. I also have quite a few ideas to restart and improve my blog. Lets see what happens now.

Just pray for me guys.