Yesterday Holly posted her best of for 2013, and today it’s mine! There were some tough choices, and some easier ones. We’re trying to mainly stick to things new in 2013, but really, we’re focused on new to us. Most of this is from 2013, though!
We selected a few major categories: Movies, TV Shows, YouTube Channel, Book, Comic or Graphic Novel, Music, Video Game (here we divided into single-player and multi-player), and Board Game. Most of these things we’ve also written posts on, as you might imagine!
We’ve run this blog almost a year now, so we’ve been thinking and writing about this stuff all year, and it’s nice to reflect back on it. Let me know what you think of my choices in the comments below!
Posted in Board Games, Books, Comics, Comparative Opinions, Gaming, Lists, Movies, Music, Nostalgia, Teh Webz, TV Shows, Video Games
Tagged Almost Human, Avengers, Avengers Alliance, Avengers: Infinity, Battleblock Theater, Bioshock Infinite, Castle Crashers, CinemaSins, Danger Mouse, Evil Friends, iPad App, Jonathan Hickman, Joss Whedon, Karl Urban, Lords of Waterdeep, Marvel Infinity, New Avengers, Portugal. The Man, Ready Player One, Sourcefed Nerd, TableTop, The Behemoth, The Wolverine, XCOM: Enemy Unknown
I’ve been trying to keep it down to one Marvel-based post a week. I swear.
However, lately it seems like Marvel just keeps on giving. Or I keep finding something great. Avengers work by Jonathan Hickman. Hawkeye by Matt Fraction. New trailers, like the extended one for Captain America: The Winter Soldier before Thor: The Dark World. Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
The more of this that comes out, the more I remember that I used to be a big Marvel fan, and am being made one again. Disney’s plan of bringing in new fans by purchasing Marvel (and then Lucas Films…) seems to be a really good idea. Because they’ve snagged me again, anyway. Well played, Marvel. Continue reading
Posted in Card Games, Comics, Gaming, IRL, Movies, Nostalgia, Rant, Science Fiction, TV Shows, Video Games
Tagged Age of Apocalypse, Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, Avengers Alliance, Avengers vs. X-Men, Bryan Singer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dark Phoenix Saga, Days of Future Past, Disney, Excalibur, Hawkeye, iPad, Jonathan Hickman, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel, Marvel Legendary, Marvel Now!, Marvel Phase 1, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Marvel Unlimited, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Matt Fraction, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men, X-Men Legends
So, since we’re traveling soon, I was looking for some additions for mobile gaming for the trip. Free games are nice, as are pass-and-play games. There’s a new app for Pandemic, and we’ll have to report back about that later. There’s also pass-and-play for Ticket to Ride now, and more options now for Small World. So we’re excited for these.
A free one I had downloaded but not actually tried was Avengers Alliance. This game was originally on Facebook, it seems, and so has a massive in-game store. But I’ve played Infinity Blade, and had a friend playing it and when he bought gold, he was disappointed because all it did was decrease playability – the game is in the unlocking. So the store shouldn’t be an issue, right?
I’ve played a bit of this game over the weekend, and I want to tell you about it – and then I have to ask, have any of you played it? I could use some input. So if you play Avengers Alliance, in particular, read on and let me know!
Posted in Board Games, Gaming, IRL, Rant, Video Games
Tagged Avengers, Avengers Alliance, Avengers: Infinity, Facebook, Infinity Blade, iPad, iPad App, iPhone, Marvel, Marvel Infinity, Nightcrawler, Pandemic, Small World, Ticket to Ride