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Catching Up – Video Games We’ve Been Playing Since We Got Our PS3

I feel like we’ve played a lot of video games lately – I think we moved into a video-game phase when we bought a new (for us) console, the PS3. And I don’t feel like we’ve written much about the games we’ve played lately, because we’ve almost moved too quickly through them. We’ve mentioned them in passing, as we’ve started them. Or as we finished.

And maybe that’s okay, as many of these games have been out a while. Maybe the point where talking about them is interesting has passed. However, I’m sure there are many games you, faithful reader, are also considering and haven’t played yet. So maybe we’ll spark a thought for you.

Lightning Returns CoverLightning Returns arrived today (finally!) and I have a feeling it is going to consume our time, and pull us away from other games. Which is too bad, but it also means I kind of want to get these games out of my system before we move completely on! So here’s a lightning round (pun intended?) of the games we’ve been playing lately, my quick thoughts and recommendations on them. Onward!

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Everything is Awesome! – My Review of The Lego Movie

I was unapologetic in being excited for The Lego Movie, it being one of my most anticipated movies of 2014. I’ve found every Lego video game to be funny, and I was expecting no less from this movie. Visually, you can do the sort of slapstick humor that you see in, say, Looney Toons – things blowing up and walking away from it.

However, I don’t think that everyone was expecting quite what we got in this movie. Clearly it was not on everyone’s radar, as it took the critic community by storm. The number of positive reviews led to people writing negative reviews just to stand out in the crowd, I imagine – or at least, led to tongue-in-cheek negative reviews like the one on The Mary Sue.

So I don’t feel like there’s much I can add to the conversation, because I don’t feel the need to implore you to go see this movie. Others have already done so, and better. However, with as much as I was looking forward to this movie, I feel I would be remiss in not at least making a few comments about it. I will avoid spoilers, as I have noticed other reviewers doing a good job of so far!

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Lots Going On… But Where’s The Post?

Sorry, this evening got a bit away from me. When I say there’s lots going on, I mean it! Let’s consider a few things:

  • The phenomenal success of The Lego Movie. We’re probably not going to see it until this weekend, so no spoilers!
  • We saw Vampire Academy this last weekend, so be expecting a LitFlix on that soon!
  • I beat Halo 3 finally today, so expect my years-belated thoughts on that subject.
  • Lightning Returns comes out tomorrow. We have that preordered, along with the guide, so it’s time to start watching the mailbox like a hawk. Also, sorry for me stating the release date wrong a few times… I swear I saw the 4th somewhere, and I apparently committed that to memory.
  • Holly and I got the opportunity to read The Killing Joke, so I’m sure one of us will do a review of that!
  • We now have all of this season of Sherlock – and haven’t watched any of it! The time to catch up is now!

I have a lot of post ideas, plenty to keep me busy for a few weeks – and Holly likewise! Nonetheless, I think I am aiming for sleep over doing much of a post tonight. So, I wanted to share one little bit of media we consumed today – and with a particular focus on one amazing and frightening moment.

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Interesting Recent Trailers

We have an on-again off-again relationship with trailers here at Comparative Geeks. One of our earliest ideas on the blog was what we called Trailer Watch – new trailers and our thoughts. However, these posts don’t seem to get much traction. That, or we can’t tell if you like the posts – given we can’t tell if you watch an embedded video!

And then trailers did a lot to mess with us or make us angry last year – which I talked about some here. Especially movies like Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness did a lot with their trailers and their hype engine – the former to great success, and the latter, not so much. So the world of trailers is shifting and changing, and there have been some interesting moves lately.

So, onward for a traditional trailer for Game of Thrones, an interesting “behind the scenes” trailer for the animated Lego Movie, a fun fake trailer for an Avengers vs. Justice League movie, and then the recent non-trailer hype move for Days of Future Past. At the end, a question to you about whether I should do more around trailers!

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What I’m Excited For in 2014

With a brand new year of things coming up, we’re showcasing a few of the things we’re excited for. Here are some of the things I’m excited for; you’ll get Holly’s list in a few days.

You’ll probably recognize some of the things I’m excited for based on my other posts, so I’ll try to mix things up a bit as well. I’m also realizing a lot of it is movies, because they do the best job of advance notice and choosing a release date. On the other hand, a lot of the video games on the horizon are vague promises of a game, and a statement of which console they would be on – no release date.

But hey, movies have trailers, so I’ll include these, too! Join me in my excitement for the things coming up this coming year!

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