Podicus Wrecks #35 – Marveling at Marvels

In this week’s episode of Podicus Wrecks, we’re discussing Marvels, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross.  Why would we discuss a 23 year-old mini-series, you ask?  Well, because Anthony has never read it, and we felt strongly that this was a must-read series.  It is just a fantastic look at the beginnings of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of a photographer.  Also included in this episode, Jacob attempts to convince us to play Persona 5 and Changeling is featured in this week’s “Better Know an X-Man.”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer

Even though I really suck at multiplayer shooters, I bought Star Wars Battlefront because it was Star Wars.  I had a little bit of fun with it for a couple months after release, but I haven’t played it at all since then.  Hoping to finish somewhere in the middle of your team is only fun for so long.  Also, I didn’t want to spend the extra money on all of the DLC maps, and quickly lost a desire to continue.  I told myself that there was no way that I would entertain the notion of buying the inevitable sequel.  And then this trailer was released.

The thought of a single player campaign that focuses on an Imperial special forces group after the Battle of Endor really intrigues me.  I love side stories like that.  I love opportunities to play as the villain.  But again, I still have the knowledge that I still suck at multiplayer shooters.  The big question for me is how big is the campaign?  If it’s 5-6 hours, then for myself, it is not worth the $60 at launch, but we’ll see.  Only time will tell if I have the strength and will power to resist getting this game come November, and am able to wait for a price drop so I can play the single player campaign.  Or if I see it in a store and impulse buy it.

Podicus Wrecks #34 – Random Grab Bag of Topics

In this episode, Anthony and J. R. have a somewhat random group of topics. They are talking about some things they like and dislike regarding movies and tv shows. Sometimes those opinions follow the norms, sometimes they don’t. They also discuss our thoughts regarding blog entries we right. And Jacob’s “Better Know an X-Man” features the Stepford Cuckoos.

Podicus Wrecks #32 – The One-Eighth Nelson talks Wrestlemania 33

A long time ago, we had pro wrestling blog named The 1/8th Nelson.  With it being Wrestlemaia week, we thought it would be fun to get the group together and talk about our favorite Wrestlemania moments and our thoughts on the card for Wrestlemania 33.  And for fun, there’s also another “Better Know an X-Man” featuring Ink.

Justice League trailer

So, here we have a trailer for the upcoming Justice League.  There’s a lot of stuff shown, but I don’t think you can really tell from the trailer if Warner Bros. has really changed their ways.  Sure, the movie looks good, but visuals aren’t what people have complained about in Zack Snyder movies.  I’m probably over-thinking it, but it definitely seems like WB wants us to think Justice League will be a bit less grim.

First thoughts are that I really think Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman are going to determine if this movie is any good.  Does the movie get bogged down introducing those characters, or do their appearances flow naturally with the pace of the movie?  Also, where’s Superman?  Yes, I know what happened at the end of Batman v. Superman.  But really, is anyone expecting him to not show up in Justice League?  Personally, I don’t think you should put Superman in any of the marketing.  If/When he shows up, let it truly be a surprise.