Harmonix announces Rock Band Blitz!

Are you ready to..well, keep rocking?

Harmonix has a first look at Rock Band Blitz. The game is a bit of a departure from the last iterations. Rather than banging on your plastic instruments or trying to learn how to play a real one, The focus went in a different way. If you were a fan of frequency, you will recognize the note matching roller coaster game play, although with two buttons instead.

The best part is that all of your existing RB library of songs are fully compatible. Also, the game will come with 20 new jams. With leader boards, this is a great way to add not only life to your downloads but add a few new favorites hopefully.

Pokemon Conquest trailer

It has admittedly been a while since I have played a Poke game but I still consider myself a fan of the series. Also as a long time Dynasty Warriors fan, the idea of the two worlds crossing over is very interesting. We finally get a look at how the mash up will work. The game will be a turn based strategy game. It seems like pokemon and The Dynasty Warriors crew invaded Final Fantasy Tactics. Which, I am more than okay with. We get a look at the intro trailer as well as a second trailer showing actual game play! Look for it Release Date: June 18, 2012. Xiahou Dun and a Gyarados dream team!

Big PC Game Sale At GameFly Going On Now!

Right now gamefly.com is having a huge PC game sale.  There are a lot of great games with even greater prices available for download right now.  Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY for only $4.99, Mass Effect 1 and 2 for $5.99, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for $9.99 are just a few examples.  This is a awesome sale and a cheap way to catch up on a bunch of classics! Just click here and start playing!

Fallout-Free For PC Gamers!

What’s better than Fallout? Easy, free Fallout! Right now PC gamers can go here and get the game that started it all, Fallout, for free. Yeah, you read that right, free, just create a gog.com account, download it, and play to you post-apocalyptic heart’s content. I have no idea how long this offer is good for so get over there now before it’s over.

Review – Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 2—The Promise Part 2

Created by: Bryan Konietzko & Michael Diante DiMartino
Script: Gene Luen Yang
Art & Cover: Gurihiru
Letters: Michael Heisler

As Aang, Katara, Sokka and Toph continue to the Earth Kingdom, Toph interrupts informing them they need to detour to her school. In agreement, Sokka joins her while Appa and Katara go their own way, as they reach Toph’s school her three students Penga, Ho-Tun, The Dark One are leaving due to a fire bending teacher kicking them out. Angered, she confronts the teacher Master Kunyo and without hesitation the mean-spirited Toph attacks him using Rock and metal bending. The fight is cut short when Sokka cuts in and convinces them to have it out with a student vs student battle.

Meanwhile Aang and Katara stop by a nearby village where they meet some girls who are Aang fans. Meanwhile, Zuko is visiting his father seeking guidance on being the Fire Lord, Ozai reminds his son of time the family was on vacation and Zuko stopped a hawk from trying to kill a turtle-crab where for a  second he hesitated when he noticed how hungry the hawk was. He had to decide whether to keep the Crab or let it go so the hawk could take it, before he could make a decision Zuko was caught in giant wave to which Ozai had to save him. The chat ends with his father telling Zuko he’s tired and would continue  talking tomorrow on this dilemma for his son. Back at Toph’s school, she and Sokka are training her students for the upcoming duel but come to realize that its hopeless because none of them can focus enough to bend anything.

The day rolls on to Aang who is showing off to his female fan club, that show ends when Katara reminds him that he has to meet the Earth King. The next day Zuko returns to see his father and tells him that he thought about it and should have let the hawk kill the crab because it was stronger and earned its meal like the fire nation earning its power. Ozai Tells his son that he is only half right and that there is no right and wrong apart form what he decides because as the Fire Lord is right by the definition of position. He mentions that no peaceful solution will happen because the Earth King will not agree to anything  Zuko suggests, this angers Zuko who verbally lashes out saying that he and Aang together will think of a peaceful solution for everyone.

Furious that his son trust’s Aang’s decision more than his own, he calls Zuko weak and tells him to leave his presence. We switch back to see Toph still trying to train her group of “Lily Livers” as she calls them but is frustrated they haven’t progress at all, she walks at side and talks to Sokka and they come up with a plan to use each of the students weakness to motivate them. Back in Yu Dao, Kori and a couple of earth and fire benders are training together when her boyfriend Sneers walks up and they talk about how she has been missing their dates to train. She tells them they train to be ready just in case the protesters outside the city walls infiltrate. The chat comes to a halt as she learns what side of the protest that Sneers rests on. Kori under pressure is faced with having to put herself on a side but stands fast to her choice and informs Sneers he’ll be the one making the choice though.

Aang and Katara finally reach the earth kingdom to meet with the king and express their concern on the current situation and want Zuko and to have a meeting, hoping he can convince Zuko to continue the “Harmony Restoration Movement.”

Final Thoughts: With lots of quirky humor, Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 2—The Promise Part 2 continues to be a good read. It’s well written and has a nice flow to it, because of that, the story is developing quite nicely in this volume. I really enjoy the dialog between Zuko and his father and how their meetings slowly change him and his decision-making. Gurihiru does a great job Illustrating this to the readers in each panel. Other than Zuko, I do like how Toph is becoming like a bending god now! I mean really… metal bending? Outside of Aang and Zuko, she clearly one of the strongest characters in the series. With that said, The Promise Part 2 is must pick up for all fans…

Release Date: May 30, 2012

Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★★ 
Dialog:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Marvel Digital Unlimited updates for the week (4/6/12)

We’re heading into the weekend and Marvel doesn’t want you coming up dry for things to read, check out the new comics coming up for your reading enjoyment in the Unlimited program!

This week we saw these additions to Marvel Comics Digital Unlimited

SPIDER-MAN MONDAY APRIL 2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #336
DAREDEVIL (2011) #1
DAREDEVIL (2011) #2

IRON MAN TUESDAY APRIL 3
DAREDEVIL (2011) #4
DAREDEVIL (2011) #5
FF (2011) #6
FF (2011) #7
FF (2011) #8

X-MEN WEDNESDAY APRIL 4
FEAR ITSELF: BLACK WIDOW (2011) #1
FF (2011) #9
FF (2011) #10
FF (2011) #11
X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT (2008) #5

THOR THURSDAY APRIL 5
FEAR ITSELF (2011) #7
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #1

FANTASTIC FOUR FRIDAY APRIL 6
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #4

Next week will bring these additions to keep your reads going and break any interruptions to your experience with Fear Itself.

SPIDER-MAN MONDAY APRIL 9
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #4
FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT (2011) #7
FEAR ITSELF: THE MONKEY KING (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: SIN’S PAST (2011) #1

IRON MAN TUESDAY APRIL 10
FEAR ITSELF: UNCANNY X-FORCE (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: UNCANNY X-FORCE (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: UNCANNY X-FORCE (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE (2011) #2

X-MEN WEDNESDAY APRIL 11
FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #4

THOR THURSDAY APRIL 12
BIZARRE ADVENTURES (1981) #25
BLACK WIDOW: THE COLDEST WAR (1990) #1
EXCALIBUR: XX CROSSING (1992) #1
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #5
FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT (2011) #6

FANTASTIC FOUR FRIDAY APRIL 13
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #6
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #7
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #8
LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL (1954) #9
MARVEK GRAPHIC NOVEL 1: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (1982)

Link: Marvel News