Review: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PS4, XB1, Wii-U) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): Third person action adventure Released: PS3/360/Wii U – October 29, 2013; PS4 November 15, 2013; PC: November 19, 2013; Xbox One November 22, 2013 ESRB Rating: M – Mature I am a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed games…

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Review: Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 [PC (reviewed), PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360) Developer: DICE Publisher: Electronic Arts Genre(s): First Person Shooter Released: PC, Xbox 360, PS3: October 29, 2013; PS4: November 12, 2013; Xbox One: November 19, 2013 ESRB Rating: M – Mature EA DICE returns after two years following the release of the very successful Battlefield 3 with this…

Gift Idea Review: Breaking Bad – I Am The Danger [Book]

Hard to believe, but tomorrow is Thanksgiving and that means Christmas is a month away. If you’re like me, you’re almost done with your Christmas shopping already. Most folks haven’t even gotten started yet though. If you’re one of those people, then keep checking back here as we’re going to be reviewing some possible gift…

Review: WWE 2K14

A.I. One of the biggest complaints of last year was the overall lack of realism and difficulty by the A.I. There was an obsession by the A.I. to want to take you outside and put you through the announce table no mater what, sometimes the obsession with being outside would be so bad that you…

Quick Review: Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Christopher Walken Director: Tim Burton Writer(s): Andrew Kevin Walker Studio: Paramount Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min. Rated: R Based on Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with a few poetic liberties, Sleepy Hollow puts a modern spin on the legendary…

Quick Review: Van Helsing

Van Helsing Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsdale Director: Stephen Sommers Writer(s): Stephen Sommers Studio: Universal Runtime: 2 hr. 25. min. Rated: PG-13 For a movie I had no intention of watching in the theater, this was a pretty good movie. The legendary monster hunter Van Helsing (Jackman) must go to Transylvania to fight Dracula and…

Quick Review: Resident Evil

Resident Evil Starring: Milla Jovoich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Writer(s): Paul W.S. Anderson Studio: Screen Gems Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes Rated: R Based on the popular video game series by the same name, Resident Evil is about the Umbrella Corporation and their secret biological experiments. Living…

Review: The Power of Right Believing

The Power of Right Believing: 7 Keys to Freedom from Fear, Guilt, and Addiction Author: Joseph Prince Publisher: FaithWords Genre(s): Faith, Religious Hardcover: 368 pages ISBN: 978-1455553143 Price: $24.00 * A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. What you believe is powerful. If you can change what you believe, you…

Review: Syder Arcade

Syder Arcade (PC [Reviewed], Mac, iPad) Developer: Studio Evil Publisher: Studio Evil Genre(s): “schmup” shooter/shoot ‘em up Original release: March 2012 Steam debut: October 24, 2013 ESRB Rating: NA * A Steam code was provided by the publisher for review. As someone who has been videogaming for thirty years or so I cut my teeth…

Review: Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers Starring: Brian Krause, Alice Krige, Madchen Amick, Stephen King, Mark Hamill Director: Mick Garris Writer(s): Stephen King Studio: Columbia Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min Rated: R What a painfully bad movie this is. Who wrote this crap? Stephen King took credit for this? You’re kidding me? The same guy that wrote shit like Misery,…

Let’s Talk About Review Scores, Your Thoughts Wanted

One of the primary things this is blog is dedicated to is provided reviews of video games, movies, and books. When we first started this thing over two years ago, we were using the gaming industry standard of a “10 point” scale (it was more like 20 points since he had halves in there). Movie…

Quick Review: The Shining

The Shining Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Joe Turkel, Danny Lloyd Director: Stanley Kubrick Writer(s): Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson, Stephen King Studio: Warner Bros. Running Time: 2 hours 26 minutes Rated: R Struggling writer Jack Torrance(Nicholson) takes a job as an off season caretaker at the Overlook Hotel. Torrance takes the position and…

Quick Review: Kiss The Girls

Kiss The Girls Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Tony Goldwyn, Jay O’Saunders Director: Gary Fleder Writer(s): David Klass, based on the novel by James Patterson Studio: Paramount Pictures Running Time: 1 hr. 57 minutes Rated: R After his niece is abducted, criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Cross (Freeman) goes to North Carolina to aid/follow…

Review: Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PlayStation 3) Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Genre(s): RPG, Strategy Released: October 8, 2013 Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: T – Teen * A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for review. Disgaea D2 hit shelves in Japan back in March, and NIS America brought it…

Quick Look # 2 – Killzone: Mercenary

Hello all, and welcome again to my glorified walk through the world of gaming, The Backlog. Today we’ll venture back to the PlayStation Vita and check out Killzone: Mercenary. The Killzone series is one of my favorites, so I was looking forward to getting my hands on this as soon as I found out about the title, and especially since I missed out on Killzone: Liberation as I did not have a PSP.