Guardians of the Galaxy: A Review of My Favorite Movie This Year

Guardians of the GalaxyOKLAHOMA CITY – When I walked out of my third screening, there was no question: Guardians of the Galaxy is my favorite movie this year and my favorite since Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. I like practically everything about it. The characters, acting, music, story, CGI, humor and creativity are significantly better than most recent motion pictures, and they’re superior to every Marvel movie except maybe Iron Man. You’ll notice I didn’t say ‘and The Avengers.’ I didn’t forget it; turns out, I have several problems with The Avengers, and I welcome your excoriation.
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The Expendables 3: A Review of the Greatest Movie Ever Made

The Greatest Movie Ever

The Greatest Movie Ever

If you haven’t read my reviews of Expendables 1 and Expendables 2, you have shamed your families. You should read those reviews immediately if not sooner. Then you can read this review.
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Front Wars Update: 8-22-14

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Check out the newly updated Front Wars on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Front Wars dev Gregory Challant is releasing yet another update to his ultra-fun turn-based strategy game. This time around, Challant is releasing several big changes including improved AI, a revamped and expanded single-player campaign, and general bug fixes. This all in conjunction with keeping the still-delightful multiplayer intact.

For more information, check out my Front Wars review and strategy page. If you like strategy games, you should download Front Wars for iOS, Android or Windows Phone today. It’s great. :)

There's no better time to go BOOM than now. Download Front Wars today.

There’s no better time to go BOOM than now. Download Front Wars today.

Hercules – No, not the Disney one, the one with The Rock: A Review of Mythical Proportions

The Rock is HERCULES

The Rock is HERCULES

I recently saw Hercules on a whim with my buddy Chris. As Brazle would say, it was a movie. Strangely, I would recommend it. It’s basically entertaining. Aaaand….

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The Dark Frigate: A Roystering and Recherche Review

The Dark Frigate coverOKLAHOMA CITY – I recently completed Charles Boardman Hawes’ 1924 Newbery Award winning novel, The Dark Frigate. If you enjoy brisk, swashbuckling, well-written young adult adventures, then I recommend it. If thou dislike ye olde archaic Englishe, mayhap thou wouldst discover thyself served better if thou didst peruse some alternate volume. More on this later.
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EVO 2014: The World’s Greatest Evo Recap

Click here for my beginner’s guide to Evo 2014 and the FGC.

Evo 2014 | Feel the hype.

Evo 2014 | Feel the hype. (PHOTO BY DAVID ZHOU | POLYGON)

So, Evo 2014 is over. It was mostly amazing. I’ve decided to give grades to things that stood out most to me. These grades are objectively correct.

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EVO 2014: A Beginner’s Guide to the Greatest Video Game Tournament in the World

Get focused - it's EVO.

Get focused – it’s EVO. (PHOTO BY DAVID ZHOU | POLYGON)

OKLAHOMA CITY – EVO (short for Evolution Championship Series) is not just the greatest fighting game tournament in the world, but it is also the greatest video game tournament, period. Every year, fighters from around the globe converge on Las Vegas to test their mettle against the very best players on the planet. To be the best, gamers must out-perform all others on titles including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee and many others. It is an exceptionally hype event.
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