Orphan Black S2 Episode 2 Trailer: Some Things Don’t Stay “Dead”…

 
Ha (and here there be spoilers, so tread carefully!). As soon as saw her “die” last season, I knew Helena wasn’t really “dead” because of all the clones, her super-unhinged Russian assassin was the most intriguing character who needed even more screen time than she got last season. Sure, she’s disturbed, has more scars than any Frankenstein’s monster and tells bad jokes at the worst times, but she’s got personality to burn and made for a pretty relentless killing machine. Granted, she popped up pretty much half-dead at the end of Saturday’s show, but given that she seemed fully dead before that, this is a good sign. Wellll… perhaps not exactly a “good” sign for the other clones, but I think our lady-killer might be changing her ways a bit. Er, provided she can get out of that hospital without anything else happening to her.

 
As usual, we shall see…

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Random Art: Snoozy Sunday “Update” Just Means More Trees…

untitled 5 WIPI decided to stay in today, nice weather aside. I had some more cleaning to do, so some of that was taken care of, but otherwise, it was a pretty lazy Sunday. Nothing thrilling to report this weekend other than I also caught up on a few shows I missed last weekend because I forgot all about them and it turns out my theory on most scripted shows not being much good after four or five seasons is holding up pretty well. Anyway, I did some artwork, too. Here’s one of two incomplete pieces from the last few days. I like the other one I did better, but like the one to the left, that’s also unfinished and my feelings may change. We’ll see, but for now, it gets the bigger picture below.

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Okay, off to watch Game of Thrones and maybe one or two other things, then off to bed. Monday’s going to be busy…

Raiden IV: OverKill Coming To PSN April 26: Itchy Trigger Fingers Will Get You Nowhere…

 
Why? Because you’ll stop to scratch them and *BOOM!*, your little spaceship gets blasted to powder and you’re screaming at the TV that the game “cheats” while jumping up and down on that expensive controller. Anyway, UFO Interactive is bringing this arcade gem to PSN in its complete form featuring the brand new OverKill Mode with new mission stages and a revamped scoring system along with all the previously released DLC items. If all that makes some kind of sense, you’re grinning uncontrollably right about now. If it doesn’t, well, hmmmm… I offer Video Gamespeak to English translation services at the low rate of a dollar a word.

Orphan Black Season Two Kicks Off With A Few Bangs…

 
Thanks to a hectic week, I’d allllmost forgotten about this, but a little bird (well, four or five little birds) reminded me that tonight I get to glue myself to the couch for an hour and wonder how Tatiana Maslany does it. You should glue yourself to something as well, as this show hooks you in from the opening moments and keeps you there until the credits zip by too quickly and you want MORE. yeah, it’s that good. If you still haven’t seen Season One yet, no worries. Just watch this episode and then go on a binge over the next week so you’re all caught up by next Saturday. Oh, let me be “mean” and spoil things for last season OR pique your interest for this one: Hey, don’t blame me – blame the Beeb A for posting that full episode! I only do what I’m told, heh. Most of the time…

BUY IT! Funko Gets New & Nostalgic With Even More TV & Movie Favorites

funko logoI’ve always liked Funko’s cute collectible figures, but my over-dedication to the games library here means I’ve no room to stock those cool-looking figures (boo!). Still, that won’t stop me from letting you know what’s new and upcoming from the company…

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May brings in The Rocketeer, the late Dave Stevens’ great comic character that also ended up in a decent and fun to watch film directed by Joe Johnston and produced by Disney back in 1991. Arriving as part of Funko’s ReAction lineup, The Rocketeer comes equipped with a removable helmet and jetpack, which doesn’t actually work by the way (so you won’t have Nazi spies trying to break into your place and steal it)…

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Big PSN Flash Sale! 34 Games, 99 Cents Each! Stock Up NOW Or Miss Out!

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Yeah, I’ve gone and used a few too many exclamation points above, but this is a super deal no one with a PSN account should pass up. Sony is letting loose some more great deals in this PSN Flash Sale and you don’t even need a PlayStation Plus account to take advantage of this offer. However, the catch is this sale ends on Monday at 7am Pacific time so you’ll need to snap up what you want FAST. My bet is PSN takes a hit on its servers thanks to these deals, but we’ll see.

Anyway, here’s the complete lineup of titles with their original prices (if you’re too tired to click that link):

Back to the Future: The Game – Full Series $0.99 $19.99
Blast Factor $0.99 $9.99
Braid $0.99 $14.99
Crash Bandicoot $0.99 $5.99
Crash Bandicoot 2 $0.99 $5.99
Crash Bandicoot 3: WARPED $0.99 $5.99
Crash Commando $0.99 $9.99
CTR: Crash Team Racing $0.99 $5.99
echochrome ii $0.99 $9.99
Everyday Shooter (PS3) $0.99 $9.99
Everyday Shooter (PSP | PS Vita) $0.99 $7.99
Gex: Enter the Gecko $0.99 $5.99
Gotham City Impostors $0.99 $14.99
Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season $0.99 $19.99
Plants vs Zombies $0.99 $10.49
Red Faction 2 PS2 Classic $0.99 $9.99
Red Faction PS2 Classic $0.99 $9.99
Red Faction: Battlegrounds $0.99 $9.99
Retro City Rampage (PS Vita) $0.99 $9.99
Retro City Rampage (PS3) $0.99 $9.99
Retro/Grade $0.99 $9.99
“Sam & Max” The Devil’s Playhouse $0.99 $19.99
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! $0.99 $5.99
Spyro: The Dragon $0.99 $5.99
Spyro: Year of the Dragon $0.99 $5.99
Stuntman: Ignition PS2 Classic $0.99 $9.99
Super Stardust HD $0.99 $9.99
Tales of Monkey Island $0.99 $19.99
Tokyo Jungle $0.99 $14.99
Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita) $0.99 $9.99
Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3) $0.99 $14.99
When Vikings Attack (PS Vita) $0.99 $9.99
When Vikings Attack (PS3) $0.99 $9.99
World Gone Sour $0.99 $4.99

Uh-huh. PS1 and PS2 Classics, PSP, Vita and PS3 games all up for grabs in a crazy deal that even if you despise digital, is very tough to pass up. I have a bunch of these already as physical copies, but a few of the games I don’t are tempting me a buck at a time.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II Update: New Screens, Beta Gets a Big Boost!

 
Nice. Neocore Games has released four new screens from The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II and added some new areas to the closed beta (which is automatically updating via Steam as I type). Excellent.

VanHelsingII_SteamPreOrder_001I was wondering what that other game was Steam was adding content to as I knew The Wolf Among Us was going to drop in Chapter Three as soon as I logged on. Of course, by the time I got to the email from Neocore announcing the beta update, it was about 70% done and I realized that’s what was up. Yeah, I think sideways from time to time, what of it? Anyway, May 22, 2014 is the new release date for VHII. Remember, you can pre-order the game directly from the developer or through Steam. I’ll have an updated hands-on shortly (most likely after the weekend)…

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Godzilla “Nature Has An Order” TV Spot: Or: If It’s Bigger Than You, RUN!

 
Yeah, you’ve probably figured that out as well, but just in case you have yet to for some strange reason, there it is in plain English. Some of you will no doubt want to stop and take a selfie or something stupid like that before you make with the light jogging stuff, but I say go right on ahead. No one will miss you that much once you’re stomped flat other than the people who are used to you jamming a camera at them to snap away or being a photo-bombing pest they’re actually sad to see gone because they never got any work done when you were snapping away. Anyway, May 16, 2014 at a theater near you. Bring a hardhat (just in case) and maybe a first aid kit (just in case).

Random Art: Time For A Quickie? Sure, Why Not?

string cheese IISo, here I am sitting around as a bunch of updates download (bleh) and the wi-fi connection being slower than usual for whatever reason is driving me batty (even after I rebooted and stopped all but two downloads). Anyway, five minutes of dinking around with a mouse in MS Paint and here you go. Okay, back to work, me. Steam sure is making me crazy with that auto-updating that can’t be stopped, but oh well. It’s two games I need to get to this weekend, so here I sit…

Gallery: STYX: Master of Shadows Is Looking Sneaky And Pretty…

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Cyanide Studio’s upcoming stealth action/RPG is looking mighty fine indeed in these eight screens just posted by publisher Focus Home Interactive. That old Unreal tech still has it going on in the right hands, so let’s hope this one’s also console bound at some point as well as a better stealth game than a recent one that didn’t perform so well (I can’t mention the name because Garrett will try to sneak into my home, club me with his head-knocker and steal my treasure chest of gold coins that are actually foil-wrapped chocolates in a cardboard box. Of course, if anyone touches my chocolate, they’re dead meat on or off a stick, so we’ll see what happens to that Thief, grrrrr!. Um, anyway… Styx: Master of Shadows is still in development, so keep poking back here for updates as to when and where it will be done and released.