Hey there those that that still visit my site. If you haven't notice, content has slowed down to a fucking a crawl. The reason for this is because my ass has been fucking working a shit ton at my day job. You know, life and all that. This isn't really an “apology” for no new content considering that work and earning money to live comes first, but more of a “hey, this is what has been fucking going on, ok?” Normally, I put up content through the week with whatever I decide I want to write or create. With everything going on right now, I'm going to try something new. Obviously, TORT will still be posted, but along with that will be a weekly post of everything I watched, played, read, etc. through out the week. I'm just going to shove it all on a post for Sundays. A lot of content will be covered and they they won't be like by normal full reviews, but I will make sure everything I really want to say about a topic is said. Right now, I'm going to start with Games, Comics, Movies, and TV. This could expand, depending on what I experience during the week, or it could shrink. Whatever it is, it will be enjoyable content that I will be posting and I hope ya'll enjoy it. Ok, so this is how “Week in Review” will work. Main sections will be Soundtrack, this section will be the music that's in mind this week and you should listen to these songs while reading this to kind of get the mood I was in, Games, Comics, Movies, and TV. Sooooooooo, here we go:
Tell All the People by The Doors
Runnin' Blues by The Doors
Dropped In by Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
The Man in Me by Bob Dylan
The Star Wars That I Used to Know by Teddiefilms
Flash by Queen
Sonne by Rammstein
This game is fucking awesome. I've heard a lot of mixed things throughout the Internet about this game. Most people say the same thing: “Deadpool is spot on but the game itself sucks.” Dude, what the fuck were you expecting? Honestly, when I heard there was a Deadpool game, I didn't immediately think, “oh boy, I hope it's THE BEST GAME PLAY EVER!” Fuck no. Common sense would tell you that it would be a game focused on the character using humor and entertainment. No fucking way in a million years would I expect Deadpool to be an in depth, complex game in the slightest. And no one should have expected that. For all you haters that put this game down for this reason, shame on you. Are you fucking retarded? Why would anyone expect that? Deadpool is funny and character driven. Basically, you mash around and kill enemies while listening to Deadpool's quips. THAT'S IT. And some people say, “oh, it gets boring after awhile.” HAVE YOU EVER READ DEADPOOL COMICS? THIS IS WHAT IT IS! I mean, there are scenes where Deadpool and Cable fix up a Sentinel boot and use that to fly around the stage, or the scene where Deadpool is hallucinating, there's big titted babes all around you, Gambit is rocking out on a fucking keyboard while Domino dances 60s style. FUCKING AWESOME. There is also a great part of the game where Deadpool helps his greatest love of all, Death. Dancing with her on a boat, saying a long good buy in a noir 50s style – look, this shit is amazing. It's like playing the fucking comic. Just shell out the $40 and get it and know what it is like to experience Deadpool. Be prepared to break the fourth wall so much that it oozes out of your face AND YOU'LL LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT. Oh, and don't forget to be entertained by 8-bit Deadpool and platforming Deadpool. Seriously, go get this game. Oh, and get it to listen to the theme song: “Who the fuck is that? It's Cable!” Friend me on Steam (TomBadguy) and check out the cool screen shots I have up!
Ok, so I'm SUPER LATE on the Minecraft boat. I maybe played it, by myself, for like 15 minutes, like, 2 years ago. Never really gave it a solid chance. Until I went to Frank's house and played co-op with him, Adam, Chris, James, Garrett, and Jesse(TORT, bitch!). OH MY GOD, playing this game with other people IS WAY FUCKING BETTER THAN PLAYING BY YOURSELF. I feel bad for not getting into this when it came out. Literally, I've only played it for about 18 hours, but those 18 hours were in two days. It just sucks you in. What we're pretty much doing is building our strongholds and linking them with epic bridges. Adam and Jesse have a gigantic glass tower, while Frank has a base designed to look like the opening area in Zelda 2 on the NES, James constructing cabins on the tallest mountains and I'm creating an epic village on top of snow covered trees. I mean, it is SWEET. Only issue is, you get so involved and work on building crap, that time just flies the fuck by and the next thing I knew, it was 6am and I had to go to work in 4 hours. It's an addiction that needs to get fed and you must feed it before you claw your face off. Oh, and I'm sure everyone and there mom knows everything about this game already, but I found out that you can jump from the highest point and land in water and live. It's a game that is fun to build and to just flat out fuck around on. I love it.
Skyrim Legendary Edition(PC)
I don't need to go into much detail to explain the epicness of Skyrim. During the Steam summer sale, I got Legendary Edition on my PC for $36. Not too fucking bad. First off, what am I doing with my character? Well, if you've read my previous Skyrim posts or know me, then you won't be surprised to hear that I'm not doing the main quests at all. In fact, I'm barely doing any quests. I wanted to create a character and just use my imagination for the story. My guy is just an archer/blacksmith that lives in Riverwood and just explores the surrounding area. He makes money by exploring locations and sells the loot while hunting for animals. THAT'S ALL. Equipped with just superior leather armor and a bow and sword, he waits to see a reason to leave Riverwood to seek his future else where. Right now, he got a letter from the yarl of Falkreath. Now, I've actually never explored Falkreath in my previous game on the 360 nor have I explored the surrounding area. I keep trying to get to it but found some annoying things. One, I keep getting killed by a fucking Spriggan. Then, because of my repeated deaths, I realized that in Skyrim, you technically can't be ANY character you want to be. I want to be an archer, but, I keep getting killed by things like Spriggans. Maybe I need a better bow or a higher skill, but c'mon, why do I have to do more work? Outside of the game of Skyrim, I'm fighting something in my head. Do I Mod the game or not? I don't want to Mod the game because I don't feel I've experienced all the vanilla has to offer so if I Mod it, I may not even know that something is different. So, I will continue to debate this but OH LORD, this thing looks super sexy on my PC with max settings.
Half Minute Hero(PC)
Here's a little game I wanted to get since I saw the trailer before I got my PC up to gaming standards. Basically, you play a hero that has to save the land on each stage in 30 seconds or less. You battle to build your level, buy equipment, talk to townsfolk, do quests, the whole nine yards of RPGs, in under 30 seconds. Now, lets take this into perspective. Time doesn't count down in towns and there is a statue that you can pay to return time to you to finish the level. Overall, this game is fun and quick. It's a good time killer when you're bored and you just want to see what the game has to offer. There are various modes and different characters that use different ways to play the game. Right now, I've just beaten the 30 levels for the Hero. The game is cheap and entertaining. I can't really play it for hours on end because the game isn't that gripping and I usually skip over all story related things and pretty much the entire dialogue all together.
Batman: Evolution Volume 1
I found this for cheap at Muse Comics in Colorado Springs. I immediately grabbed it for two reasons: One, it's the story coming out of No Man's Land, two, it's written by Greg Rucka, the same guy that worked with Ed Brubaker on Gotham Central, one of my favorite comic book series ever. Gotham is divided between two factions, DeeZees, short for deserters(those that left Gotham during NML and came back) and OG's, those that stayed in Gotham during NML. Some stories in this graphic novel talk about those plotting to get rid of DeeZees, including the mayor of Gotham that is hated for being a DeeZee. But the main plot in the book is Ra's Al Ghul's attempt to take Gotham by having the new and remaining gangs of Gotham destroy each other and the city with it. He sends Whisper Adaire and Mr. Abbot to spread an elixir that prolongs life but at the same time has some “animalistic” side effects. Batman has to stop them and discover Ra's' plot before Gotham goes to shit. I like this book. Rucka's writing is really good but what really sucks you in is the color scheme used in this book. Each chapter just uses different shades of one color and sets a really good post-NML mood, as if Gotham hasn't returned to its normalcy and there is still work to do. It's not traditional and has a good plot. A solid read and I recommend it to those that liked the NML story arc like I did.
Catwoman: When in Rome
I'm a huge fan of the Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale books. The Long Halloween, Dark Victoy, Hulk: Grey; I love'em. I was really hyped when I got my hands on Catwoman: When in Rome. Catwoman heads to Rome to come face to face with Don Verinni and find Louisa Falcone to discover is Carmine Falcone, the Roman, is really her father. Accompanied with her is the Riddler to help her, well, solve the riddle of her past. She runs into Carmine's nephew, which Catwoman dubs “Blondie.” Catwoman finds Don Verinni only to find that she was killed with Joker poison. With Catwoman and Selina Kyle's life at risk, the trio try to survive in Italy. First off, I want to give some mad fucking props to Tim Sale. Selina is a fucking BABE in this comic. The cruves, the underwear and bathing suit panels...mother of god. I've never seen Selina more attractive, I think. Aside from that, Tim Sale delivers his unique style to the other characters as well and it is a great book to look at. The only downside is that the plot is very fair. Without spoiling it, the climax of the book isn't too great and the surprise with Catwoman's Batman hallucinations leaves more to be desired. BUT, the ending of the book is awesome in that mafia sort of way. Overall, not the best Loeb/Sale book, but the art takes you through enough that you can finish it and not feel that your time was wasted.
The other day I got an itch to watch a drug movie. So I popped in Blow. I always liked this movie. The story of American cocaine entering the west coast, Boston George and his connection with el Heffe; it's all good. Johnny Depp is good and I really like Ray Liotta in this movie as well. I myself have never been interested in the drug game but I always find it fascinating. The connections, the networks, the danger; it's a forbidden fruit I will never taste. For this film, I really like story of this guy that I don't think many even knew about until this movie was released. It really shows you the ambition as well as the disaster of one man's life and you understand the risk and reward to the life style he chose. My only issue I have is Penelope Cruz. I'm sorry, but I never liked her. I don't even find her attractive. Her acting just annoys me and she seems to be a typecast character. “Oh, you're foreign, we have this specific role for you.” I think she gets screwed in her roles. Maybe that's why. I don't fuckin' know. The movie Blow is fun, well thought out and entertaining. Though, people like me will never experience or truly know the drug game, you can at least get a slight idea of what it is like. This film is like that.
The Big Lebowski
Classic. One of the best movies I've ever seen. Two nights ago I realized that I haven't watched this movie in a while. I popped it in and I didn't miss a beat. I remember most the lines and all the great scenes. Best part was, I still found it funny and was laughing after having watched this movie hundreds of time in the past. I mean, how can you not enjoy the adventures of The Dude? Now, I'm not going to get into the movie, I mean, what has been said that hasn't(oh, and if you have never seen this movie, stop fucking reading this and go watch it, NOW)? I was watching the bonus features and Julianne Moore said something that I totally agreed with. She said she was shocked that Jeff Bridges did not get an Academy Award for his portrayal of The Dude. I agree with this. I mean, every line that is delivered, every expression that is given, all of Jeff's work in this character is flawless. You feel like you know The Dude when all the film is over. It's extremely rare to feel that way after a movie you watch. I mean, the fuckin's Dude abides, man. It's timeless is what this movie is.
If you have Netflix, watch this show. Black Books is a British comedy where Bernard Black, played by Dylan Moran, is constant drinking, disgusting, smoking owner of a book shop. His only employee Manny, played by Bill Bailey, tries to keep the shop in order while dealing with an alcoholic dictator of a boss. Their friend Fran, played by Tamsin Greig, joins in as the neighboring store owner and the only friend Bernard pretty much has. It's witty, naturally, and just super hilarious. I mean, I watch this show and I want to get shit faced and hang out with these people. Literally, this show is about getting drunk and running a business. Bernard's treatment of customers and just out look on life is just “leave me the fuck alone.” Also, there is an episode with Simon Pegg as a “cult leading” manager of a competing book store, an episode with Nick Frost as a security installer with a lisp, even Martin Freeman makes an appearance in the first episode as a terrible doctor. You will piss your pants laughing while watching it. I love it. The only sad part is, which is the same case for a lot of British comedy TV series like Spaced and The IT Crowd, is that it is so short. It's only 18 episodes. So, grab your favorite alcoholic beverage, sit back and enjoy. You will not be disappointed. I DEMAND EVERYONE WATCH THIS SHOW AND LOVE IT!
This made me chuckle.