Here is our first look at Riley from Pixar’s Inside Out, coming to theaters on June 19, 2015.

~ Liz

Here is our first look at Riley from Pixar’s Inside Out, coming to theaters on June 19, 2015.

~ Liz

The newest trailer for CW’s The Flash is up and running (haha - see what I did there).

~ Liz

Meet the Mockingjay rebels

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New posters have been released featuring the rebels of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

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First Thoughts on InFamous: First Light

As a fan of every single Infamous game that has been released, it comes as no surprise that I also purchased the new stand-alone, Infamous: First Light or as I like to call it, Infamous: Fetch Quest.

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Shigeru Miyamoto Dismisses Casual Gamers, Calls Them Pathetic

Whoa. Nintendo’s really serious about getting the “hardcore gamer” demographic back.

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Dropbox lowers 1TB cloud storage price

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Cloud storage provider Dropbox is a popular choice for cloud storage, and now it’s offering a competitive price to store your stuff.

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Here’s the PlayStation Plus lineup for September 2014.

Madden 15 brings a slick package with slicker gameplay than in previous years, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

That’s because this year’s version of Madden gives you increased control over your defense. The new defensive camera has you facing towards the quarterback instead of down at him. But before the ball is even snapped, you also have a lot of control over how the rest of your defense will play. 3rd and short? Set it up so your defense’s priority is keeping the action on the right side of the 1st down line. But, once the ball is snapped, you can time your jump, button mash your way through a lineman, and control how you want your player to hit the ballcarrier: Do you go for the big hit or the assured tackle? Do you aim high or low?
Perhaps my favorite new thing is the play-calling system. Instead of a simplistic system that just gives you a recommended play, the game actually analyzes the defense, offense, and situation to come up with the best fit. Don’t like the best fit? You still have different options depending on what your goal is. Either way, this version of Madden gets it right finally, and hopefully this hangs around for a long time.
Kicking and punting is a bit different this year with different icons to aim and hit your kick. However, one bugaboo is that your receivers are still dumber than rocks and don’t fight for the pass. Passing is a bit better overall in that the defense doesn’t seem as “hyper-aware” as in recent years, but there’s still work to be done here. But on the positive side is the fact that you can look at your receiver matchups to see if your guy has the size, speed, or separation advantage.
So, gameplay is taking steps towards being analytical. That’s good, and the gameplay itself results in a good experience overall, with some areas of improvement still needed. Then again, if EA ever shipped a perfect version of Madden, why would we go through this process every year, then?
Ultimate Team is back, but I really can’t review it since it’s not a mode that I don’t spend a lot of time in. I still loathe microtransactions, so that’s a mode I won’t mess with.
A mode that I basically live in, however, is Connected Franchise mode and, while the layouts and functions remain mostly the same, the new Game Prep option offers you a better chance at either improving your players long-term through XP or boosting your team’s confidence heading into that week’s game. Again, like gameplay, a nice strategy touch.
Overall: A-
The game makes some noticeable and intelligent strides in it’s formula, but some areas still need some TLC. Still, this will surely whet your appetite for another year, especially with no NCAA Football this year.
~ Tom

Madden 15 brings a slick package with slicker gameplay than in previous years, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

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Link, F-Zero and Animal Crossing are coming soon to Mario Kart 8 via DLC. Nintendo has joined the modern (DLC ALL THE THINGS) age. This is NOT a drill!

Source: http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/26/6071823/mario-kart-8-link-animal-crossing-dlc

Link, F-Zero and Animal Crossing are coming soon to Mario Kart 8 via DLC. Nintendo has joined the modern (DLC ALL THE THINGS) age. This is NOT a drill!

Source: http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/26/6071823/mario-kart-8-link-animal-crossing-dlc

How could we NOT share this? It’s Lois Lane and Superman taking the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, while giving us an even better look at Superman’s costume for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

For those of you who have been waiting for a discount to play the
innovative yet flawed Watch Dogs, today is your lucky day.

It’s Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day. $36 on current gen systems, $40 for past gen systems, and $32 for PC.

Limited edition bundles are also for sale for the true gaming connoisseur.

~Tom

Believe it or not, there’s a Pokemon fighting game coming out. Seriously.

Vin Diesel not only takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he asks you to plant a tree… “for Groot.”

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Will Hush Return in Batman Eternal?
The cover for Batman Eternal #25 has been revealed today and on it appears a familiar Bat-verse character. Could Batman Eternal be reintroducing Hush into The New 52 universe? I sure hope so.
- Drewtos
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Will Hush Return in Batman Eternal?

The cover for Batman Eternal #25 has been revealed today and on it appears a familiar Bat-verse character. Could Batman Eternal be reintroducing Hush into The New 52 universe? I sure hope so.

- Drewtos

Facebook // Twitter // Podomatic

GameFly Sells Their Digital Marketplace

If you buy PC games digitallly thru GameFly, you may want to find another way.

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