Monthly Archives: August 2013

The New MacBook Air

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 Up to 12 hours of battery life

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The new MacBook comes in 11-inch and 13-inch models, they differ in small things but overall the 13-inch model is a more powerful machine than its smaller cousin. The battery has been upgraded to last an astonishing 9 hours on the 11-inch model and an even greater 12 hours on the 13-inch model. Its new system allows it an incredible 30 days standby system so you can forget about it , which is pretty hard to do, and pick off from where you started after not using it for several weeks.

Wii U Plummets To $299 On September 20th Alongside Confirmed Zelda Bundle

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For those who have been patiently awaiting a price drop for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, a moment for excitement has finally arrived. On September 20th, 2013, the deluxe bundle of the system, which includes a single copy of Nintendo land as well as the black 32 GB Wii U console and gamepad, will begin retailing at $299.99. Previously, the deluxe edition would set consumers back an MSRP of $349.99.

What In the Name of All Things Holy Is the Nintendo 2DS?

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Nintendo’s at it again. Today, the company announced that a new rendition of their beloved 3DS will release on October 12th, 2013. As the name implies, the Nintendo 2DS design removes the 3D effect featured on the original 3DS and 3DS XL handheld gaming systems. Surprisingly, the new design has also replaced the other two models’ hinges with a flat slate design, most likely due to the infamous “wobbly hinge” issues found on the original system.

Breaking Bad “Confessions” Review

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Bullogna Score: 8.7/10! Amazing.

Unlike many other critics who may be a little too blinded by suspenseful cliffhangers in the recent episodes of Breaking Bad, I’ve found the first couple of episodes of Season 5 Part II to be slightly underwhelming. Breaking Bad has been subject to much critical acclaim over the years, with nearly every episode remaining interesting and necessary. While I still found “Blood Money” and “Buried” to be acceptable additions to the Breaking Bad timeline, it seems that the producers were a little too reliant on the “What’s going to happen next week?” effect rather than complete focus on the advancement of the storyline and continued development of characters.

Ben Affleck Is Cast As Batman and Everyone Loses Their Minds

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By now, you all know that the inevitable has taken place. Ben Affleck, director and star of last year’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning film Argo, has been cast as Bruce Wayne and Batman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel. According to Tweets submitted by many fans of the Dark Knight, this may not have been the news many were hoping for. With Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy being regarded as one of the greatest film trilogies of all time, the bar has been set high for Affleck’s appearance as the Batman persona. Previously Christian Bale had portrayed a highly renown Bruce Wayne/Batman, but many internet users feel indifferently about his replacement.

Steam Roulette #3 – Psychonauts

To read the first in the Steam Roulette series and to understand what’s going on, click here! You’ll find a list of al the games I’ll be playing there too!

DuckTales: Remastered Review

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Bullogna Score: 7.8/10! Very good.

D-d-d-dangerouly enjoyable.

Many veteran gamers have, by now, grown a nostalgic fondness toward the original DuckTales video game, based on the hit Disney television series. There’s hardly any question as to why this fondness exists. It exists merely due to the game’s charming music, fluid gameplay mechanics, and unforgettable presentational value. In the United States, the original DuckTales video game released in September of 1989 for the NES and in November 1990 for the original Game Boy.

PlayStation 4’s Official Launch Lineup

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Sony confirmed PlayStation 4’s complete launch lineup following their game showcase seen at Gamescom 2013. It consists of the following titles:

Breaking Bad “Buried” Review

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Bullogna Score: 7.2! Very good.

All good things must come to an end: how cliché, how relevant. A television series that will go down as possibly the best of all time is concluding at its peak, unarguably the best time to do so. The second episode of Season 5 part II and the tenth episode of season five begins with an older man discovering a trail of cash, ultimately leading to his encounter with, now careless, Jesse Pinkman. At this point, Jesse has lost all touch with his own existence, leaving Walt’s villainous influence to blame.

Xbox One’s Official Launch Lineup

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Microsoft confirmed Xbox One’s complete launch lineup following their game showcase seen at Gamescom 2013. It consists of the following titles:

The Future of TV as Defined By the Sony Viacom Deal

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If there is one thing we can say about the future of television with a measure of certainty, it has to be the fact that, current players and technology is laying the foundation, and it is entirely web-based. Paid Internet TV services are popping up everywhere, and the recent deal between Viacom and Sony to offer web-based TV is a step in that direction.

Steam Roulette #2 – Red Faction: Armageddon

To read the first in the Steam Roulette series and to understand what’s going on, click here! You’ll find a list of al the games I’ll be playing there too!

‘The Wonderful 101′ Seems Promising So Far

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All aboard the hype train.

A few days ago, Platinum Games released a free demo, exhibiting about 20 minutes worth of content from their upcoming mass-hero action game, The Wonderful 101. I’ve recently found time to complete the demo, finding it to be extraordinarily accessible, addicting, and overall impressive in regards to presentation. With Pikmin 3 having released earlier this month, you’d be a fool not to consider the similarities between the two games at first glance, however, I believe it’s safe to say the two titles are undoubtedly different in terms of style and pacing. Pikmin 3 is more comparable to Animal Crossing in the sense that it pertains to a much more relaxed experience, whereas The Wonderful 101 seems to incorporate elements from blockbuster action games in order to maintain its comic book superhero premise.

Breaking Bad “Blood Money” Review

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Bullogna Score: 6.8/10! Good.

The premiere episode of Breaking Bad Season 5 Part II was, for the most part, exactly what I expected: a slow start to what will probably be a fantastic conclusion. The episode begins rather slowly, but with its usual charm and lighthearted humor in which a much more grizzly-looking Walt inexplicably greets his neighbor, Carol, casually as an amusing divergence from the much more important major storyline. Following, on a much more relative note, Hank resumes his year-long bathroom break only to contrive a fake stomach bug that leads to his choice to work from home for a few days.

Breaking Bad Returns Tonight; Low Winter Sun Premieres

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After nearly a year hiatus since the previous episode of Breaking Bad aired on AMC, the seven time Emmy-winning television series returns tonight to resume from its edgy cliffhanger that the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, last left us with. This episode, entitled “Blood Money” will continue directly from where the series left off at the end of the first half of Season 5, making it the premiere of Season 5 Part II, or Season 6 as many fans are referring to it as. This will also mark the third episode of the series that has been directed by Bryan Cranston who portrays the persona of Walter White on the show.