Ransome talks Thimbleweed Park in latest trailer

Time to solve a murder, the collapse of a cities industry, science gone awry and who took the time to flip toilet paper rolls around throughout the city to cause turmoil with residents. It’s apparently just another day in Thimbleweed Park though as players navigate through 5 playable characters to figure out what exactly is going on in this town.

Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are back on the adventure scene with ragey clowns, pillow heiresses and a town lost into decay, it sounds just like a lovely tale for the ages. For those longing for a shot of nostalgia that brings classic graphics and deeper gameplay it’s certainly looking like a strong consideration given you can’t trust anyone, even the two people trying to sort out the mess.

As the release is a few months off, let’s just stroll through some footage of what awaits.

Xbox One getting Path of Exile this year

Grinding Gear Games has a bit of good news for ARPG fans on the Xbox One, Path of Exile is making its way to the console front in 2017 and it’s bringing a load of content along with it. Even though the game has been around since 2013 as a play for free entity it’s taken up a facelift and numerous overhauls to make it more appealing for console players with a refined control system.

With five expansions and Act V as incentives they’re packing everything they can in to get people into those dungeons and start hacking away.  While there aren’t a ton of details about the Xbox One version they did make up for it with a teaser trailer. Check out the smooth framerate, improved lighting, mechanics and experience as we hold for more news.

Review – Angel Season 11 #1 – Out of The Past Part 1

  • Script: Corinna Bechko
  • Artist: Geraldo Borges
  • Colorist: Michelle Madsen
  • Cover Artist: Scott Fischer
  • Lettering: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
  • Executive Producer: Joss Whedon

Angel lives with a closet of skeletons and these days he’s also living with Fred on the road. As Season 11 opens up we see that closet start to open and begin a new chapter about the history of Angelus & Angel.

In a mix of light-hearted exchanges the story dances between nightmares of the past and their current job at hand. Corinna Bechko carries a steady stream of dialogue and storyline development as they roam through Dublin, Ireland to make good on favors while fighting off some serious buried trauma that Angel attempts to dismiss as just some rough memories coming to surface. Fred feels there’s more depth and reason though and fights to see what Angel is running from.

Geraldo Borges carries the flow and environment with a steady hand throught he pages, while there are a handful of odd facial moments it’s limited and lost in the rest of the issue. As Angel faces an abstract nightmare scene, the narrative and page flows wonderfully between Borges and Madsen, the art and palette help create interesting contrast using saturation during the memories and the struggle of Angel as Fred sits in outside that box in full color.

Blended together the story and art set the stage for an interesting season as Angel has to face a dark past that he wanted move on from. Fred and Illyria are a nice companion combination to the story as they dig through his walls in their own ways, unfortunately as dimensions start to unravel they’ll have to chip away much quicker before all hell breaks loose.

Release date: Out Now

Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★½☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Logan (2017) Red Band Trailer: Logan must protect to survive

Today not only did we see the Official Power Rangers trailer but we also got another Logan (Old Man Logan) trailer also released from 20th Century. We final get a peek at Logan’s X-23 played by Dafne Keen, if you’re not familiar with the X-Men franchise and the character X-23, she is a female clone of Logan aka Wolverine created by writer Craig Kyle for the X-Men Evolution animated series and much like DC’s Jon Stewart (Green Lantern) she became widely popular and was eventually put into cannon Comics. Like Wolverine she was trained as an assassin for an organization called the Facility. Eventually she ends up crossing paths with the X-Men who take her in and train her.

The trailer reveals a lot of what I just mention along with a glimpse of movies baddies.

Video Courtesy of Comingsoon.net

Power Ranger (2017) Official Trailer reveals much more!

With the Super bowl coming pretty soon big studios usually like to drop their latest movie trailers around this time and today 20th Century Fox has reveal its second Power Rangers trailer. Ever since the 1st trailer fans have been wondering what the suits and Zords would look like, thankfully all those concerns were answered in this new trailer. Fans get a brief action sequence and a more in depth look of Rita Repulsa and a glimpse of Zordon and Alpha.

Power Rangers will drop March 24, 2017, check out the latest trail if you haven’t already

SPARCO steps into the gaming chair arena

If DXRacer and Playseat weren’t going it for you in the upper tier levels of gaming chairs, SPARCO is now throwing their hat into the ring. The racing seat producer has expressed their interest in tackling the needs of eSports, sim and everyday players who want a comfy chair during their experience.

SPARCO breaks these down into 3 categories for their product line:

GRIP: Their entry level unit introduces contouring, synthetic leather for durability, lumbar adjustments and reclining features. It has the staples of many entry level products you see on the market for gaming chairs.

STINT: For those working from home or practicing in long sessions the design goals change, aiming to ventilate the backrest through a shift in fabric and cushion materials, their goal is improving blood flow which helps keep users focused and comforted.

COMP: Touted as the Luxury model of the group, the series actually has a split within itself as the C and V. The C series takes a unique presentation with a carbon fiber backrest while the V uses a matte black fiberglass backrest. Both units have DNA from the SPX SPARCO seat.

It’s an interesting pursuit on their part, users have paired racing seats from many companies to their own simulation rigs for a while now, having one with casters certainly would be a nice shift but I don’t know if it’s enough to really grab the market as pricing isn’t available.

As someone who uses a DXRacer King Series I’ve been quite happy with my chair and it’s been well over a year since I bought it. While it’s nice to have durable and comfortable seating that caters to my height, it’s also important to cater to the audience differences as enthusiasts aren’t all 5’7″ 155lbs. Features like the C and V series have are interesting but performance gains from a carbon fiber backrest on a wheeled chair aren’t really anything I can claim exist, it’s more of a vanity thing unfortunately.

We’ll have to see where things take off from here when SPARCO gets their products to retail and understand where this line is going from there.

20 Years of Buffy brings third The High School Years book

Being a vampire slayer was never easy work, as Buffy celebrates 20 years on the job we’re treated to a new release of Parental Parasite helmed by Joss Whedon, Kel McDonald and Yishan Li.

The brief teaser leads on with a sudden interest by Joyce in everything that Buffy has going on in her life. This sudden shift along with school, life and that slayer life makes for a complicated situation, couple that with Joyce falling under hypnosis from a demon that wants its own mother and this all just becomes a little much for the Vampire Slayer.

Note: The book takes place during Season 1 of the TV series

Buffy: The High School Years – Parental Parasite goes on sale June 28th and is available for preorder.