All-girl VK/power-metal groupthing ALDIOUS new albamu! DISTRICT ZERO! Vaguely zombie-esque titleage!
Listening to the video: “who produced you, a barn?!
L4D in Japan!
“A 5-map campaign set in various locations throughout Japan. Survivors start in Tokyo’s red light district, escaping to Kyoto’s Kiyomizu temple, before moving further into the mountains the next morning.”
The Roppongi Zombie Walk in Tokyo 03/31/13.
The Walking Dead 3x10 — “Working Eyes: Who Needs ‘Em?”
Favorite TV Shows of 2012
The Walking Dead s3 was so vastly improved from last year, with SHIT ACTUALLY HAPPENING, and just so exciting from week to week, that I don’t see how anything else could be BEST OF 2012. Unless you’re not a middle-class white male between the ages of 18-49, I s’pose.
Justified s3 was fine, but inferior to season 2, losing some of the southern shitkicker vibe that made it stand out from other cop shows.
Louie s3 grew into its own, with a much better balance of humor and discomfort than in the past.
Sherlock s2 was better than s1 but I’d like it better if I weren’t pummeled by so many fucking gifs of whatshisface on Tumblr.
Wallander s3 was a disappointment after two great seasons.
Southland was pretty good, looking forward to more LA po-po drama.
Thi fall’s SNL was great without Kristen Wiig being Kristen Wiig in EVERY SKETCH for once.
I’m eager for 30Rock to end so I can stop watching it. Oh, and Community’s great of course.
Archer continues to be fun.
I didn’t keep up with Homeland s2. I liked Homeland when I thought it’d just be one season, because how can you stretch that shit to two? I’ll try it at some point, maybe when there’s nothing else on.
And that’s it. Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones and Mad Men all bore me.
Oh, and I got through most of an apparently neverending episode of Downton Abbey at 3am one sleepless night, not enough gunfights.
telltale games | the walking dead (2012)
Downloaded the free first chapter of The Walking Dead Game on my iPhone two days ago.
Sat in a car making boring conversation with an old cop for five minutes, then we crashed, he died, I climbed out to get the handcuff keys, but quit halfway to his corpse and uninstalled the “game” because WALKING TEN METERS should not be a cumbersome input clusterfuck, and sitting through five minutes of “story” and “dialog” was mind-numbing enough that I’d rather have been doing NOTHING.
I would’ve forgotten all about the crap experience except I plugged in my iPhone to my PC just now, and Apple decided to force me to re-download the game I had deleted from my phone onto my computer. No way to stop it.
So it finished downloading and then I hit DELETE YESIMSURE and that’s nice, wasting 300mbs of bandwidth for no reason like that. Much like 300secs of time I squandered giving the game “the benefit of the doubt”.
I can’t believe people find this type of game ACCEPTABLE, much less rave-worthy.
Notes I took while watching War of the Dead (2012)
GREAT CONCEPT! Saving Private Ryan meets ZOMBIES! Everyone’s already got guns and training and situational awareness!
Quality cinematography. Visually resembles Saving Pvt Ryan and Band of Brothers and whatnot (impressively, for a low budget production).
But: THE EDITING! Larger fight scenes fizzle out, locations & distances are unclear, transitions don’t exist:
One minute they’re saying “The base we’re attacking is one or two kilometers from here, let’s camp here til morning”… then all of a sudden they’re AT the base perimeter getting shot at! I mean, show a MOONRISE or something!
And their buddies are attacked by zombies — who drop upon the soldiers FROM THE TREES! — and instead of fighting, their brothers-in-arms BAIL! Like “oh, some guy is beating up my pal, oh well he is a goner.”
Because — get this — the zombies PUNCH! There are SEVERAL fights between human protagonists and the Undead antagonists that are just exchanges of PUNCHES! Indiana Jones and the bald wrestlemania nazi around a Flying Wing-style fights! Punch sound effects! Even some lifting up and throwing!
It’s insane! It’s hilarious too. Oh, also, the zombies can shoot. (!?!)
Why are the Americans and Finns carrying Russian PPSH41’s and German MP40s btw?
Also: the mass grave they mention at the beginning? You know, “The Nazi Anti-Death experiments were abandoned, and everything was buried in a mass grave” they mention IN WRITING at the beginning of the film because it’s presumably IMPORTANT and PREGNANT WITH PORTENT?!?!
Nothing rises from it!
…But… it was a nice looking movie, and really it’s just the few larger fight scenes in the beginning that are poorly pieced together (the smaller battles later on are easier to follow)… so if you’re hankering for some WWII forest & bunker action with a little zombie flavor, it’s worth seeing once, especially with friends and drink so that you may howl with laughter together.