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Powerless: Parks and Wreck

Powerless

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.

Powerless

Powerless

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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Warface Coop Gameplay

Warface Cooperative Gameplay

Although Warface has been labeled pay to win by many, and further criticized for not maximizing the Crytek Engine to its full potential, we gave the now Steam available FPS’s Multiplayer Coop a try. Classes made much more sense and purchased items were more beneficial as teammates seemed to profit more from the presence of a high level or paying player rather then cursing his banal existence as what usually happens in competitive play.

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Don’t mess this up Snyder! (Even The Fans Are Working Hard On Trailers)

BatmanVSuperman Poster

First off, this is a fan made trailer. Let’s just make that clear.

One of the most epic fights (at least in my belief…nerds don’t hate!) in DC history is about to go to the silver screen and from what little the trailer shows us,  we can only sit on the edge of our seats and wait for the battle to begin. Actor choices (Affleck? seriously? but on the other hand, Mr. White!?) and all that fluff aside, in my head I can hear the whole of nerdom shush and keep still. They force themselves to keep quiet.

From time to time a member of their collective apprehensively goes over its archive of comic books to check and recheck their fictional facts gleaned from long and trying times of days past. They study and how much do they hope and expect to see what they know retold to them in full gamut of DC glory! And after purchasing their ticket and sitting and watching for two hours or so, they only wish to go home happy with what they have seen. After all, they want nothing but the movie to be a success. So Mr. Snyder…I hope you do not fail…you have, in your hands, the tender hopes of every living and breathing geek that walks this world.

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I think I’m thinking too much reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy (A Review)

Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s very hard not to fall in love with The Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s got a great lineup of very talented actors, a plot which doesn’t take itself too seriously, and enough balls to make fun of what superhero films stand for.

Not to mention a mix tape that hit the number 1 slot on iTunes. Boy oh boy I haven’t overplayed something that much since Protest the Hero’s Volition.

Everyone’s already done a review for the film, no doubt, so instead, I wanted to talk about what lies right beneath the skin of the film. GotG is trying to teach us a funny lesson about hope. Like how Sesame Street and the Muppets used to do.

Okay, before you close this page and start scoffing, think on this for a few seconds. The Guardians are composed of very broken people. We have Gomorra, whose planet was destroyed and is now serving the man who did it. Drax, always filled with anger and only aims to exact his revenge upon the monster who murdered his family. Then there’s Rocket Raccoon, who is basically a Frankensteined creation with some very deep existential issues. Finally, there’s that tree guy, I don’t remember his name.

This band of misfits is led by a boy from earth, and yeah, this dude acts like a little boy all throughout the film. His youth was robbed from him when he got abducted by an alien mercenary group called the Ravagers.

You can probably see why cynicism is the default function through which all these characters relate to one another. However, their prickly and often antisocial behavior is the thing that centralizes them. It gives the Guardians a very human core. So when they start hoping, you actually start believing in the reality of their change.

Because they don’t start out hoping like Captain America does. They aren’t solidly dark throughout the film like in Man of Steel. In the span of a 2 hours film, we see the group change and learn about the importance of placing faith in people, though cautiously, as if they’ve been through this before with very negative results. Does that sound familiar to you?

But the thing that gets me about GotG is that they don’t go the way of the care bears by becoming obsessed with spreading love and friendship everywhere. No, instead they pepper their hope with zany antics and often almost anti-climactic punch lines. James Gunn decides to pull the most left field ending battle ever, and yet somehow, I liked it better than the action packed final act of The Winter Soldier.

GotG is about cynics coming together and discovering that they can trust people again. And that’s one helluva message if you ask me.

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Guardians of the Groove…What!?

Guardians of the Galaxy

Although the movie is sadly not totally faithful to the comic, we here at TheGameArmory only have sublime applause for how well the movie was made. I’m sure that a lot of you have seen the motion picture by this time but we could say that only those from the past eons of the 80s and 90s will fully appreciate the value of a mixed tape and of course, a Walkman. And what a mind blasting reminiscent sound track this picture packs. For whatever reason the makers had for putting in such low budget sound tracks for high caliber futuristic content, we could but only give them a nomination for this year’s geek movie category. We don’t want to spoil the flick for those who haven’t seen it but be prepared for some corny dance moves and a whole bunch of laughs. And if I were you, I’d bring along a pack of my comic geek buddies and a pair of boxing gloves (for the after show discussion)…just to spice it up a bit. Don’t forget to play the sound track while your having at it.

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Snowpiercer: Killing Your Soul One Train Car At A Time (A Review)

Snow Piercer

There’s not a lot to be said about this film that hasn’t already been blasted by other more established sources. It’s the pet project of Joon Ho Bong, and numerous prominent western actors but that’s not what made this film so good. Themes are important when it comes to films, and Snowpiercer’s absolutely filled with philosophical ideas and they’re pretty well executed. It’s just a shame that this film is so relentlessly dark.

What starts as a revolution, quickly turns into revelations about the nature of the train and its inhabitants. Each car that Chris Evans and his motley crew conquers reveals an ever darker secret about their so-called utopia. The film touches on the delicate balance of nature, the importance of children, and how the big guy may actually have some very twisted plans regarding the control of the population. In fact, if you take a look at the Ferguson crisis erupting now, you may actually draw a few parallels for yourself. I highly suggest this film for those that want to kill off their optimism just for a little while.

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Dante’s Redemption

Dante's Redemption

“Dante’s Redemption” is a fan-fiction short film directed by Tal Peleg of Last of Us fame. 

 

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Check Out The Next Naruto Movie Trailer

Naruto

The trailer for next movie from the popular anime series Naruto has just been released.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Earlier this year Disney has begun filming for the fifth addition to the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The story will revolve around a new female lead for Captain Jack Sparrow who, may or may not, dabble with both Witchcraft and a mixture of Science. Writer and producer Jeff Nathanson, best known for Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), was said to collaborate with Johnny Depp to develop the plot for this title.

Furthermore, Depp says this might be the last film in the series. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to be out on 2017.

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Guns And Robots Gameplay Review

Although its environment may seem cartoony and lean toward humorous visuals, Guns and Robots required a bit more tenacity and patience than we expected. It may appear to be a casual MMO Third person shooter, but this game quickly proved us wrong.

Guns and Robots is Free to Play. You can download it through https://play-gar.com/ or download it directly from Steam.

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