Thank You For Another Great Year!

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Telltale Tackles Game of Thrones

Telltale forays into TV adaptations bringing Game of Thrones to the video gaming world.  The first installment was released for the PlayStation 3 last week, and fans devoured it.

The six-episode sage follows House Forrester, a less prominent house which the game could really expand on, and how they move through the war ridden world.  The Foresters span the lands giving view points from Ironrath, Kings Landing, The Wall and Mereen as they interact with character prominent in the show. Happily, these characters are voiced by their respective actor.

Iron from Ice introduces player to the key family members in House Forrester. You begin as Gared Tuttle a family squire who delivers the House’s sword when the Lord of the house is killed. The children Ethan, Talia, and Ryon deal with taking over the house and the pressure of Ramsey Snow. Meanwhile, Mira is in King’s landing trying to get help from Margaery Tyrell.

Overall, it is a fantastic game. The controls are fantastic as Tell Tale has learned a lot since that first Walking Dead Episode.  The game is smoother integrating the right and left hand easily. Game-of-Thrones-Telltale-6

The atmosphere is typical of Tell Tale Games, and the opening sequence from the TV show is recreated in the game high lightening the major places on the episode. This is a great homage making the show seem more organic. The only downside to the atmosphere is that many of the background become blurry like hazy paint brush streaks and characters become blurred when walking past these areas.

The plot continues in the Game of Thrones tradition, so be prepared for betrayals and deaths galore. In fact, this episode packs a huge emotional punch reminiscent of the work of George R.R. Martin. Download Telltale Games A Game of Thrones and become immersed in Westeros.

Fall Movie Snapshot

Horrible Bosses 2

horrible_bosses_2Need some adult movie time? This movie is your best bet. When Nick, Kurt, and Dale (don’t say that too fast!) are cheated out of payment by an evil CEO, they kidnap his psychopathic son in order to collect the ransom for their lost money. But of course these guys aren’t smart enough to pull off a kidnapping. Hijinks ensue as the three men run into their old bosses, break into houses, and orchestrate the greatest ransom drop ever. This movie is ridiculously fun, and you’ll leave the theater feeling better about your day.

 

Mockingjay Part 1

15558194588_9309c0692a_kThe studio decided to split the final installment of the Hunger Games, Mockingjay, into two parts giving viewers more time to really see what pain is caused to the victors of the Hunger Games. Katniss must deal with becoming the Mockingjay and leading the revolution while reeling from the horrors of the games. It doesn’t help that Peeta is still in the Capital and speaking about a cease fire. This movie is emotion filled but it’s the weakest in the series. And fans will have to wait a year for the explosive conclusion.

 

Big Hero 6

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This fun, family film is a lot of laughs. Young Hiro inherits Baymax after his brother’s tragic death. The robot is made to be a nurse drone but Hiro gets him ready to do battle against the a villain who has stolen Hiro’s technology and using it for evil. The film blends action, humor, and emotion. A story about what really makes a hero; this animated film is a great solution for family movie time.

 

Gone Girl

4121433fGone Girl is hands down the most anticipated movie of the Fall. People devoured the book about a wife that goes missing and all signs point to her husband killed her. The movie stays mostly true to the book, and the twist is amazing. But the story doesn’t stop there. It continues to twist and turn into the bizarre. Instead of being a psychological look into the minds of married people, it’s weird mind bender. I can say one thing for certain, if you haven’t read the book, you won’t see what’s coming!