The new trailer for “Dead Island,” a first-person shooter pitting you against zombies on a beautiful island resort, could very well be the worst videogame in the world. Or even the best. I don’t care. What I know is that they have developed what I think is one of the greatest videogame promos I’ve seen in years.
It probably goes without saying, but you’re not going to agree with much of what’s listed here. Movies are fickle beasts, with so many to choose from and everyone having their own tastes. There are probably a dozen other options for each of these categories that are just as good. But this is my list, so stick it.
Two-dimentional adventures such as Donkey Kong and Space Invaders go hand in hand with the first motion pictures. Pong is easily the videogame industry’s The Horse in Motion, one of the first movies ever made in 1878.
Their concepts were simple, their mechanics generic, and the fun never seemed to end.
In case you haven’t gotten the memo yet, there’s something you should know: Everything 80s is cool again! From movies (“Transformers”) to TV (“90210”), the entertainment world is ripe with remakes, reimaginings and sequels to those flicks we loved so much as kids (those of us in our 30s, anyway). Well, with the excellently crafted “Ghostbusters: The Video Game,” along with the rebirth of “Metroid,” it should come as no surprise that videogames based off classic 1980s fare are also popular once more. This trend is apparently going to continue with a videogame based upon the classic “Back to the
By MICHAEL SHERIDAN
The comic book world got all shook up this week with the surprise redress of one of the medium’s most iconic female characters.
Wonder Woman, the dark haired beauty with golden bracelets, knee-high boots and ample… powers, was given some new modern duds. Some like them, some don’t.
I would have to give the whole thing a big thumbs down. Not just because it makes the powerful princess seem hipster chic, but it strips the voluptuous heroine of her sexuality.