Games Of 2012

The list is long, and it could be longer, these are the games that look so good and I have no time to play them. These are just the ones on XBox 360 & PS3 not including whats coming out on PC. Right now at the top of my list is Diablo III and the expansion for StarCraft but other normal games are below and they look pretty good.

  • Devil May Cry
  • Prey 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Overstrike
  • Halo 4
  • Starhawk
  • Borderlands 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5

Eureka!

This show just keeps getting better and better, Season 4 was a very fun season and they just ordered season 5 for next summer. This season was a complete twist, things got really changed around and you were back with the core characters. The fun part for me was seeing that Fargo was running GD when he was just the assistant. I always love their science talk and how they managed to figure somethings out at the end, you have a good ending for the season and your left know that something bigger is brewing behind the scenes and hopefully it will be in the next season.

Supernatural

I kept reading and hearing about this show, I always had the impression that they would be people with super powers and this show is great. I was right and wrong, this is a very good show and it is far from sci-fi with super powers. This is a story about two boys who are raised to go hunting monsters, demons, spirits, and other unearthly objects and clearing them from earth. I have finished the first season in a couple of days, the story is really good, the characters are great, and getting scared every once in a while is fun. At certain points I do get freaked out that I switch on the lights but still its a lot of fun. One recommendation, don’t watch the show for the first time in bed at night, it freaked me the hell out and I had the lights on for a while before passing out.

Link: TV.com

Review: Kaze No Stigma

Plot Summary:
Ayano is the heir to the house of Kannagi, a house with ties to the spirit of fire, whose members are all fire users. All except for her cousin, Kazuma. After he was defeated by Ayano, his father banished him from the house in disgrace. Kazuma ran off and changed his surname to Yagami. He formed a contract with the spirit of wind and becomes a powerful wind user. Four years later, he returned.Four years ago, Kazuma Kannagi was defeated by his cousin Ayano Kannagi for the right to be the successor of Enraiha, a sword passed down in the Kannagi family. His defeat, along with his lack of talent for En-Jutsu, the fire arts, the Kannagis’ specialty, resulted in his banishment from the family. Now, Kazuma returns as Kazuma Yagami, a skilled master of Fū-Jutsu, the wind arts.

I had high expectations for this anime, it just felt like the right combination of a story with magic and had ways to go in front of it. I always like these unpredictable characters, and Ayano was that character, and Kazuma had that hidden strength that I wanted to see but alas it wasn’t I got. The story line was a little shallow when I expected more and it wasn’t the development I was hoping for, a fun anime to watch and easy but there are a lot better anime’s out there.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork
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Review: The 47th Samurai – Stephen Hunter

The Japanese way of life is something I fine intriguing and interesting, they have a unique way of thinking and different approach to many things. Such as the balance between the Nippon Government and the Yakuza. Bob Lee Swagger is a retired Gunnery Sergeant from the Marine Corps who has a very comfortable life, until a Japanese man comes into his life looking for the sword of his father from WWII who could have been killed by Earl Swagger, Bob’s father. Bob has slowly started piecing things together from his father’s past and started getting all the pieces of the pie to find this sword, as he feels an obligation to this Japanese man but he doesn’t know the events that will transpire when he finds and delivers this sword to Phlip Yano. I really liked the character of Bob Lee Swagger, but after reading up on Stephen Hunter I expected a little more. The story was fun and I enjoyed following it but some of the pain characters just didn’t come across, they lacked depth and so when a few things were coming together I couldn’t understand the relevance. Also it just didn’t feel like Hunter really got the Japanese mentality down correctly, but overall I did enjoy the story and there was a lot of enjoy with the discussion about the blades. It was a story that kept me turning page after page, overall it was an enjoyable read but a few parts didn’t add up just the way it should.

Link: Amazon
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TV Shows March 2009

I have gotten caught up with a lot of TV shows over the past couple of months. There are a lot of good shows and some shows I haven’t been able to watch since I got caught up with the others. Since I have managed to watch a lot of shows, I’m just going to write quick opinions about the shows, if you want more info you can click on the name to find out more information.

Current TV Shows – What I’m watching on a weekly basis

  • Fringe – Best of the new breed of shows, keeps you on the edge of your seat.
  • 24 – Jack – No more needs to be said
  • Lie To Me – A great new show about a man who can tell if your lying from your facial expressions
  • The Mentalist – A man helping a federal agency with all the cases they face
  • The Unit – Special forces unit and this season is the best season of this show
  • Smallville – I am hooked on Smallvile and can’t wait for Clark to fly
  • 90210 – Drama in a Beverly Hills highschool, always fun
  • Burn Notice – A secret agent trying to piece together his life while stuck in Miami, action packed
  • Trust Me – Two guys in an advertising agency who always have to complete their tasks and facing competition internally and externally, pretty damn funny

Funny Shows:

  • The Big Bang Thoery – I laugh so much it hurts, really
  • 30 Rock – Alec Baldwin is hilarious
  • Chuck – Chuck just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, a very easy and light show to watch, and he has a bunch of funny guys he works with.

Back Burner: – Shows that I watch but I have them on pause for now

Pending Shows – Good shows I heard about but I have yet to see:

Review: Outlander

After following this monster across the galaxy Kanon crashes into Earth, into the Era of the Vikings. He must kill the monster that wiped out his people and nothing is stopping in his way. These Vikings have their way and they have never seen anything like this, and they are have tried fighting it every way they know how, yet it somehow still survives and thrives. An action packed story which doesn’t stop, and throughout the movie you are entertained. It is a bit long but I really enjoyed all the action, if you are looking for a good action packed adventure movie then this is it.

Link: IMDB
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Review: Ptolemy’s Gate – Jonathan Stroud

A wild imagination is needed for this book, it draws all the images of history together tying it together to Nathanial’s present predicament. The third book of Bartimaeus Trilogy, it is amazing climax to the end of the trilogy. Each book of this trilogy has amazing characters, a colorful and historical storyline, pulling together so many interesting magical characters throughout history and giving you a different view of them and their characters. The last of the trilogy keeps the adventure and mystery going while answering so many questions that have developed since starting this trilogy years ago. It took me a long time to finish this trilogy, I think its because I didn’t want to finish it since I enjoyed it so much. I wouldn’t want to ruin the book or the trilogy for anyone, but if you like fantasy then you will love this book, the ending left me wanting more but still satisfied. Its difficult to find books as good as these.  

Link: Amazon
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