As a creative soul with a love for offbeat & dark humor, the LittleBigPlanet game series has provided me with a terrific platform for developing rocket powered, baby doll laden adventures for roughly half a decade. But in the dark crevices of my mind still burns the haunting question: “Can I make something even more outrageous?” The recent release of LittleBigPlanet 3 might just be the answer that will let me sleep at night (in that, I will leave others sleepless).
Like we said at the start of the Channel Surfer, Season 3, it was all downhill from here. Channel Surfer is cutting its season short this year, but not before listing the very best Television programs of 2014.
In 2006, Justin Lin took control of the wheel of the Fast and Furious franchise with the underwhelming third installment Tokyo Drift. Fans and critics alike declared the series dead in the water despite the surprise cameo from Vin Diesel at the tail end of the film. Three years later, in 2009, Justin Lin returned to the driver seat to debut the fourth installment of the franchise – a surprise prequel featuring the return of Dominic Torreto, Brian O’Conner and their car loving family.
Happy Monday music maniacs! Just like last year - my ten favorite records of the year, with a few honorable mentions tacked on that I'd feel shitty about if I didn't include them. In ascending order. Last year I named Neko Case's The Worse Things Get... album of the year, not only in this list but in others as well. No one else did, but I stand by my nomination without regret. What'll I choose this year? Will I be wrong again? Will I surprise everyone and name that Jennifer Lopez album best of the year? Come see!
2014 is the year I finally achieved my goal of having a wrecking-machine of a PC, which changed the landscape of my gaming life dramatically. Coincidentally, this is one of the best years in gaming that I can remember, with loads of quality games coming out that deserved more time than I could give.
Give folks lightspeed travel between planets, truckloads of awesome sci-fi tech and futuristic weaponry and a cast of characters that won't soon be forgotten, and what happens? People complain about AA batteries. Isn't that always the way?
For PC gamers, there is one definitive time of the year that you can stand up and defiantly say "I'll get you my pretty! And your little Toad too!" to all the Nintendo nerds and console-owning sycophants of the world. That time of the year is the annual Steam Holiday Sale, where Gabe Newell sells a bunch of hot games at ridiculously low prices in exchange for a virgin sacrifice, two pints of unicorn tears and a sliver of your soul. 2014 is no exception. Here's what's happening today with Steam's ongoing sale.
I’m really starting to hate Hatred. It got booted from Steam. The controversey seemed a little trite, but to hell with it. I began reading discussions and writing ideas down. I was all set to launch on a lovely diatribe about free speech and the nihilistic way it’s defended by media creators and consumers at the extreme end of the spectrum. Then it was back on Steam, with a personal apology from some schmuck or other who runs Steam. (This article isn't about him. I don't care about his name.) Well hell, that’s gonna be a bunch of re-writing right? The central idea should still hold up though. Okay, I could get on with this, but then something happened…