Atelier Meruru

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland Review

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (Playstation 3) Developer: Gust Publisher: NIS America Genre(s): Role-playing (JRPG) Released: May 29, 2012 (US), May 25, 2012 (EU), June 23, 2011 (Japan) ESRB Rating: T – Teen I suspect there are many male (and female) gamers in America, a majority even, who are completely like I was prior…

Game of Thrones

The Backlog Volume # 9 – Game of Thrones Review

Game of Thrones (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360[reviewed]) Publisher: Atlus Developer: Cyanide Genre(s): RPG Released: May 15, 2012 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Hello all and welcome to another edition of The Backlog. For the first time since we talked about Mass Effect what feels like ages ago, we will be venturing into the RPG…

Max Payne 3

Review: Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 (Playstation 3 [Reviewed], Xbox 360, PC) Developer: Rockstar Games Publisher: Rockstar Games Genre(s): Third Person Shooter, Action Released: May 15, 2012 (PS3, X360), May 29, 2012 (PC) ESRB Rating: M – Mature It’s been over a decade since the first Max Payne game hit the market, and if you played it way…

Predator Nation

Review: Predator Nation

Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America Author: Charles H. Ferguson Publisher: Crown Business Hardcover: 384 pages ISBN: 978-0-307-95255-4 Released: May 22, 2012 You may know Charles Ferguson as the director and writer of the 2010 Academy Award winning documentary Inside Job, which examined the financial crisis from 2007-2010.  If you…

Sniper Elite v2

Review: Sniper Elite V2

Sniper Elite V2 (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 3, Xbox 360,) Developer: Rebellion Publisher: 505 Games for consoles; Rebellion themselves for the PC Genre(s): Shooter Released: May 2, 2012 ESRB Rating: M – Mature This is the anti Call of Duty/Battlefield game. It’s also technically a third person shooter except for when sniping, which is what the…

Starhawk

Review: Starhawk

Starhawk (Playstation 3) Developer(s): LightBox Interactive, Sony Santa Monica Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Genre(s): Third Person Shooter, Vehicle Combat Released: May 8, 2012 ESRB Rating: T – Teen When Starhawk was first announced and the details starting coming out, it immediately grabbed my attention in part because it was a space-western but also because…

Spec Ops: The Line Demo Impressions

The demo for Spec Ops: The Line is available now on PSN and XBLM (for Gold members, regular LIVE members will get May 15th), and I’ve played through it and now I’m ready to give my impressions on the demo and what we can expect from the game. First off, I was surprised at the…

Shooter

Quick Movie Review: Shooter

Shooter Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Rhona Mitra Director: Antoine Faqua Writer(s): Jonathan Lemkin, Stephen Hunter Studio: Paramount Pictures Runtime: 2 hours 6 minutes Released: March 8, 2007 Rated: R A former marine sniper, Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) was living more of a solitary mountain life until he is visited by…

K-Pax

Quick Movie Review: K-PAX

K-PAX Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges Director: Iain Softley Writer(s): Charles Leavitt Studio: Universal Runtime: 2 hrs. 1 min. Released: October 26, 2001 Rated: PG-13 Kevin Spacey shows why he is the man in this adaptation of the 1995 book by Charles Brewer. Spacey stars in this drama as Prot, a mental institution patient who…