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Powerless: Parks and Wreck


For every super fight, there is a city. For every awesome altercation, there is destruction, and largely comic book films have only just begun addressing the fact that heroes like to break stuff. The good guys win and the bad guys get sent away to Arkham or some frightening super-max designed specifically for villain shenanigans. But the aftermath is always, almost the same. Powerless deals with the aftermath and the prevention of each violent event. Luckily, Wayne Securities is tasked with the burden of helping regular people deal with their weird, violent world.

Epi-Pens and plagiarism

This series takes place in the fictionalized Charm City, which is apparently the brighter, more colorful neighbor of Gotham. Day to day, Charm City is bombarded by villains and heroes come to save the day. Of course after a while, any person will get jaded when they have to live in constant fear of city level destruction. So as Emily, played by Vanessa Hudgens, watches in awe as her morning commute is disturbed by a massive fight, other citizens just try their best to ignore it. At work, it’s revealed that Emily is tasked with helping motivate the staff of the strangely start-up like Wayne Securities.

The company’s hugest accomplishment was the creation of the Joker gas epi-pen, but ever since that, Wayne Securities has been coasting and just choose to rip off Lex Corp. It’s a funny premise and the topic of people dealing with super hero destruction is unique. However, that doesn’t mean the series is wholly original.



Old Familiar Places

It’s not far-fetched to say that Powerless follows sitcom formulas quite closely. The cast is made up of familiar faces like Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk, both of which bring their bubbly charms in spades. Vanessa Hudgens plays the quirky bright eyed, small town girl quite well but this is where the series kind of falls into same-y territory. There are inspirations taken from a number of other comedy shows like Parks and Rec, along with other series that feature quirky characters and goofy office shenanigans. At the same time, Powerless also leans heavily on wink and nod humor in its references to the DC universe at large.

DC's Powerless

DC’s Powerless

The Staying Power

At the end of the day, Powerless is an inoffensive sitcom with a lot of comic book references and a bit of potential. The first episode has just come out and a lot of other shows only find their stride after a few more episodes. It’s a fun watch and only the future will tell whether or not this show will get a bit cleverer. Try it out, because there are a few funny gags in its half hour run time and its closest rival, Marvel’s Damage Control, won’t be out for a bit longer.

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How Eternal Will Eternal Crusade Be?

Having been an early adapter of Warhammer Online, I was both skeptic and excited to learn of the development of Warhammer: Eternal Crusade. Last year Warhammer Online said its painful goodbyes to its niche community and went on to close down Mythic later in early in 2014. Their legacy forever tainted by their stint with Dungeon Keeper Online(One the most flamed, dreaded and hated strategy games on the mobile platform), I still believe their true fans will remember them for Dark Age of Camelot and the short lived Warhammer Online.

So why is this all blog worthy?

Well, 2 things, its derivative competitor World of Warcraft is still going strong. Don’t spit your coffee out just yet, I am myself a Blizzard fan. When I say derivative, I meant the story. It’s no great mystery that World of Warcraft is based off Warhammer lore, from the Orcs vs. Humans plot to the oh so powerful Liche, a lot of it is drawn from the Warhammer universe. What Blizzard has done so well and what the game developers who have licensed Warhammer for their games have failed in, is –  Polish. Yes, you know that, Blizzard makes shiny games. Even their biggest fails in Diablo III were fixed, via spit shine, right to perfection even if it took the longest while. I’m not talking about error 33, I mean that horrible, horrible thing that was called the real money auction.

Yes, but you haven’t answered the question yet…

Ok so why am I worried for Eternal Crusade? Well, at first it was a Blizzard project called Titan – although rumors became too convoluted to discern which had value or truth in it, one rumor that worried me was that it would be Starcraft as an MMORPG.

Well that’s not so bad… right?

Well yes we would have another monolithic studio backing one of the best Sci Fi MMORPGs ever and that is not bad at all. The thing is I want Eternal Crusade to survive. I want and have always wanted the Warhammer universe to prosper and grow, because I see to much overlap in the Space Marines and the Terran Marines and fear if Titan was indeed a Starcraft MMORPG it would again overshadow such a good thing, then we’d lose another great MMO to the void. But who’s to say. Destiny is out and it seems like a very strong MMO Shooter, I’m not sure how close they will be tugging players from each other but hopefully just enough to leave the other thriving.

A few friends say that I shouldn’t worry about Eternal Crusade, Warhammer 40k is solid gold with lore. But they said the same thing 5 years ago.

Eternal Crusades has an active community, check it out and if you like what you see start saving up for the Founders Packs.

See some of the pre-alpha gameplay below.

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Kingdom Under Fire II OBT Gameplay(PH Server)

You can play KUFII by registering under on of the following servers. We tried to find an NA server but can’t see one as of yet. There maybe IP restrictions per region so do look them up first. If you own a PS4 you might as well wait as the game looks like it would be awesome to play on a console. Thanks for watching!


A link to an Interview with Sang Youn Lee – Kingdom Under Fire II’s Executive Director

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Swordsman Online OBT Gameplay and Early Impressions

Here are our thoughts on Swordsman Online from Perfect World Entertainment and Arcgames.com.

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