Month: September 2009

  • Ninja Captains Wii Review

    Ninja Captains Wii Review

    When Nintendo first debuted the Wii’s innovative technology at E3, the internet swiftly burgeoned with articles and forum contributions speculating on ways in which the novel Wiimote and nunchuk controller could reinvent how we played everything from platform games to first-person shooters. Some fantasised a Jedi simulator complete with motion-sensitive lightsaber duals, while others anticipated…

  • Irredeemable #6 Comic Book Review

    Irredeemable #6 Comic Book Review

    Boom! Studios Writer: Mark Waid Art: Peter Krause Irredeemable is a strange series. It’s easily one of the best titles currently on the shelves, and yet it’s difficult to get overly excited about. Mark Waid’s persistent flashbacks do stall the action on a monthly basis – I seem to whiz through each issue in less…

  • Hearts of Iron III PC Review

    Hearts of Iron III PC Review

    The latest instalment in this grand strategy series will please wargame enthusiasts… but alienate pretty much everyone else.

  • A Brief History of Comic Books

    A Brief History of Comic Books

    In this unrepentantly subjective feature I look at the evolution of Western comic books, the present state of sequential art, the medium’s digital potential and what publishers must do to ensure future interest. Depending on whom you ask, the comic book is dying, enjoying a creative renaissance, or slowly being integrated into largely non-profitable webcomics…

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3 Review

    Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3 Review

    Simply put, Batman Arkham Asylum is the best superhero videogame ever made. Why are so many comic book videogames substandard? As a staunch comic geek first and a videogame enthusiast a very close second, I often find it baffling that so little effort is put into superhero or comic-based games. Part of this is perhaps…

  • Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 Review

    Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 Review

    Marvel Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Pencils: Jerome Opeña Colours: Dan Brown Moon Knight has always lurked on the periphery of the Marvel Universe; never popular enough to sustain his own series for more than few years but always welcomed by fans when he appears in games as Ultimate Alliance and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. Mark Spectre’s…

  • Batman: The Widening Gyre #1 Comic Review

    Batman: The Widening Gyre #1 Comic Review

    DC Writer: Kevin Smith Pencils: Walt Flanagan Inks: Art Thibert Colours: Art Lyon Following the critically lambasted Cacophony miniseries, Kevin Smith and Walt Flanagan unite once more to bring us another ill-conceived Batman limited-series. Six-part series The Widening Gyre – the title presumably taken from Yeat’s ‘The Second Coming’ – is a moderate improvement on…

  • X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas #1 Comic Review

    X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas #1 Comic Review

    Marvel Writer: Jeff Parker Pencils: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Chris Samnee Colours: Wil Quintana,Veronica Gandini I’m generally not a fan of these “versus” titles, as they usually culminate in little more than a punch-up between two popular properties; or in this case, one extremely popular team of mutants and the heroes of a criminally undervalued…