Video games

Posts regarding video games based on comic book characters.

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 #31 – A Mutant Named Xorn

In this episode, we have a follow-up to how terrible Anthony and J.R.’s brackets have turned out, we discuss writers being duly credited for the stories they write (2:09), this week’s “Better Know an X-Man” features Husk (7:32), Jacob gives us a lesson on the convoluted history of Xorn (12:47), and we wrap out by talking about some video games we have been playing (43:28).