The Best Laid Plans…

My original intention was to have at least one more “Best of Image” posts done by today, maybe if I’d found the time I could have gotten two done, but it was not to be.  Today’s post is just a quick explanation as to why I probably won’t get one done for the next few days now.  Thursday I’d planned to get a post written out and up, but I made the mistake of going to a supermarket that sells video games for lunch and happened upon a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.  Now, I’ve got a lovely two weeks off coming up in just over a week so I thought that would be a good time to grab it, didn’t need to worry about getting up for work so I could sink as much time into is as I wanted, but like the song of a siren it was too much to resist and oh boy, this game is absolutely phenomenal.  I’m playing on PS4 so while I appreciate that a decent PC will easily outperform this visually, it still looks stunning.  The first place you’re in, a castle in the mountains, wow.  Just stepping out onto the balcony and looking out over the surrounding environment is a real treat, and gameplay wise this one holds up to it’s predecessors standards really well, it’s more fluid and polished sure but still pretty difficult.  My only criticism is that it holds your hand more than the first two, I’d rather not have a mini map with dotted lines telling me where to go, that was part of the charm before this – getting lost while trying to figure out where the hell you needed to go which would inevitably lead into you running into something else awesome.  Minor gripe though, to be fair.

Anyway, I really want to get back onto it so I’ll leave you with one more thing.  Many of you will be aware that a certain “leak” happened yesterday, yes I have it.  Yes I’ve watched it.  Yes I loved every damn second of it and will be watching it religiously.  I’m not going to link to it here but needless to say with one very quick internet search you can find a 1080p copy and see for yourself.  If you can resist then well done, I wanted to (and when this happened last year with The Flash I did resist) but in the end caved.  No doubt I’ll see this multiple times before the show starts.

supergirl

Peace out.

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Best of Image part 2

Back into Image’s wonderful world of inventive and diverse comics today with part 2 of my favourite Image series, old and new.  Today I’m doing a brief bit on two relatively recent series, both worlds apart in almost every aspect.  Let’s go!

Alex + Ada

alexada_tp_v1Writers: Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn

Art & Covers: Jonathan Luna

As with any comic that comes with the “Luna” name on it this one is an especially strange one at times, though not as weird as other books I’ve read with the name.  Alex + Ada is set in the near future, a time when you can have a robotic freaking coffee machine set to make your coffee at a certain time in the morning then float into your room to hand it to you.  I want a flying robotic coffee maker!  Alex is a mildly successful young man who suffers from crushing loneliness, but refuses to jump onto the X5 train, X5s being incredibly lifelike robotic companions designed for, well, you can guess.  But not just that, you dirty minded people you!  They are, as I said, as much made for companionship as anything else.  Well Alex’s grandmother goes ahead and gets one for him anyway, and while unimpressed to begin with Alex soon realises there’s more to Ada than initially meets the eye.  Now, as you can see by the cover the art style is very Luna, it’s simplistic yet impressive, with a really nice, soft colour palette making it a frankly gorgeous book to behold.  Story wise, you have to prepare yourself for a very slow read, sometimes it can almost feel frustratingly slow but generally I find it a pleasant change of pace from all the frenetic superhero comics I gorge on.  It’s one I’m actually picking up on a monthly basis rather than trade waiting, so the week it drops I usually save it for last and essentially use it as a way to wind my mind down from all the previous craziness.  Definitely not a book for everyone, certainly those that prefer to get almost instant resolution to story threads, but for those willing to take a slower pace to their stories and commit to the long play, it’s a real treat to behold.

C.O.W.L.

COWLTPB001_webWriters: Kyle Higgins & Alex Siegel

Art: Rod Reis

Cover: Trevor McCarthy

COWL (sorry, can’t be arsed with all those full stops) is a story set in Chicago during the early sixties, following an organisation of the same name comprised of career superheroes, folks with super human powers or crazy gadgets that allow them to take on super powered villains.  It’s one part crime thriller, one part superhero romp and one part historical twist, all under the umbrella of gritty, noir styled artwork.  This is an art style I don’t think would suit a huge number of comics, but it’s wonderfully suited to the dark, rainy streets of Chicago and, actually, when superheroes do pop up it adds a greater element of spectacle because of the very real feeling world they’re in.  Things aren’t going very well for COWL where the story picks up, they’ve canned the last remaining superhuman from a network of organised crime, they’re losing the faith of their law enforcement peers and more importantly, losing the faith of the public they keep safe.  Dirty secrets and dodgy underhanded dealing start surfacing and things quickly go to hell, resulting in even more scandalous activities just to try and keep the organisation running and funded.  A book unlike any I’ve read before, not only is it entertaining from start to finish it’s incredibly intriguing when pieces start falling into place and you begin to realise just how desperate these people are to stay in work.  If you’re a fan of superheroes and want something a little bit different from the standard fare, or if you’re a fan of classic crime noir movies/shows, this is absolutely the book for you and I would highly recommend you give it a go.  With Volume 1 out now and being released at Image’s introductory price, the value for money here is staggering.  It translates to £7.50 for us in the UK, for the first five issues.  Can’t argue with that!

And those are my two for today, as I said, two very different books that will appeal to some, not to others.  I thoroughly enjoyed both and can’t wait to read more.  Tomorrow’s look into the world of Image will be focusing on a couple of Volume 1 trades that have been around for quite a while, and actually are both also very different from one another.  Anyway, I hope anyone reading can maybe take away a new series they’d like to try from this.

Peace out.

Best of Image

I’ve been dedicating a fair portion of my reading time to Image comics recently, taking the dive on the often cheaper Volume 1 trade paperbacks to give a new series a test and I tell you, I’ve been constantly impressed by a whole bunch of series I’d not made time for before.  I know, I know, creator owned works thrives by way of us placing books on order but when I’ve already got a fairly extensive list of comics on my pull list from DC and Marvel I find it financially impractical to constantly give a whole load of Image issue 1’s a chance too, almost for fear of really enjoying the series and ending up with yet another book on the pull list.  There’s been a few that I’ve given a go that haven’t stuck with me, often books that a lot of people have been really enjoying.  The Walking Dead, Saga and Sex Criminals are the main ones that seem to be hugely popular that just didn’t ring too well with me, I’m going to give Sex Criminals another shot soon since I don’t think I was really in the right frame of mind during my first read through but the other two I know are not books for me.  That’s cool, and it’s great that those books found an audience.

But, I digress.  I’m not here to go on about the things I don’t like, I want to celebrate the books that have caught my attention and stuck with me, hopefully so you guys will find something here that grabs you.  Some of these are recent releases, some of these have been around for quite a while but all of them will have a first trade paperback out by now.  Please bear with me on this, I’ll be going through this over several days because there is just so much out there right now that I think is worthy of people’s time.  I’ll do two series per post to try and get through this in as few posts as possible.

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2015 Just Got A Whole Lot Better

There were a couple of deciding factors for the above statement, neither of which are comic related surprisingly enough.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot to be excited for this year with comics, top of my list being the hopeful release of Sunstone Volume 3 in September of this year.  No, this newest bout of excitement comes from the world of video games and music.  Let’s start with the video games, shall we?

In case you missed this announcement which, as far as I can tell, kind of came out of nowhere, here is the announcement trailer for a title called Ark Survival Evolved.  Just take a moment to drink in this particular serving of awesome.

Now there may well have been chatter about this that I missed, I’ll be perfectly honest in that my finger hasn’t really been on the pulse of gaming too much recently.  I’ve got my eye on a few things in the works, namely Star Citizen, Halo 5: Guardians, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and awaiting the inevitable Fallout 4 announcement so for me this was a complete surprise.  So after seeing this trailer this evening I went on an information hunt to see what this was all about, I mean there’s god damn dinosaurs in it!  I’m hugely biased towards it already because I bloody love dinosaurs and then to top it off they throw a bloody great big dragon in at the end.  My inner child is screaming right now.  But back on track, I’ll briefly go through what I’ve found out so far to save you going on the information delve I went on if, like me, you know nothing of this game.

You play a survivor of, well, something.  Ok, I’m a bit hazy on what has been survived but frankly, I don’t think this is shaping up to be a story driven story.  The game will allow you to play as either a male or female character, and you must forge a life on an island filled with predators of all shapes and sizes, be they crocs, dinosaurs, dragons or even giant scorpions.  And of course, there’s the ever present threat of annihilation by one of those pesky fellow human survivors, you see the meat and bones of this game is a persistent online world.  Servers will support up to a whopping one hundred players at once, all scrapping over land, food and various other resources.  Land will be a big one, since while vying to stay alive you’ll also need to build yourself a home, a fort which will need to be sturdy and well protected.  You’ll start off with a wooden frame, reinforcing where you can until you start mining rocks and metals to provide extra strength and security.  There’ll be an emphasis on strength too, you see if you get attacked and enough of the support structure is damaged on your virtual property the place will fall down.  This is something that you’ll want to sort out as soon as possible because all of your items will be stored on either your playable character or in various crates that’ll be stored in your virtual base of operations.  It’s also worth bearing in mind that the way this game is being built, you’re character will still be vulnerable to attacks while you’re offline.

“What?!”  I hear you cry, “how the hell can we hope to stop that?”

Pets.  Big, angry pets with teeth as long as your fingers.  Those dinosaurs aren’t just there are a challenge.  Noooo, you can stop short of killing dinosaurs and other creatures while fighting them, bring them home with you then nurse them back to health at which point you’ll be able to train said creatures to follow your command allowing you to ride them and, yes, using them as a sentry while you’re off doing things in the real world.  To top this off, you won’t be limited to one.  This is where things get really interesting.  “Ark” will be running a day/night cycle with a full weather system, but this weather system and day cycle isn’t just to add a sense of submersion, nope, different weather will affect how quickly you tire, get hungry and thirsty and how far you can travel.  Stay awake too long and that will have a knock on effect too.  So you’ll need to make sure wherever you are you’ve got plenty of nourishment for you and your dinosaur pets, they will need food and water too.  And of course, to make things interesting, the most out of the way and hardest to reach areas of the island will have the most valuable resources, making the dangerous journey out there well worth it if you can make it back with all that cool stuff.  So you seriously need to plan ahead, making sure you’ve crafted enough packs to sling over your dino, making sure you’ve got enough food and water for the both of you and enough equipment to defend yourself if necessary.

Now, you remember that whole thing about being vulnerable while you’re away from the game?  Well, obviously by default that means every other player will be in the same boat as you, but not only can you rob them blind and kill them while they’re gone, things can get a bit more sinister as the game will allow you to kidnap players characters too.  So, the game hasn’t even announced a launch date yet and I already have a plan of action in place.  Build a fort, tame a Triceratops, farm for lots of metal, fortify said fort and do all this as quickly as possible.  Once this is done, tame a T-Rex, leave that guy to guard all my stuff while I set traps around my compound.  Within the fort I will set up a small farm for food for my character and while out setting traps go hunting for food for the Rex.  The traps will be set for other players since one of the things you can do is leave signs out for others to see, and once caught I will take them back to the fort and keep them in a prison.  Essentially, I’m going to set up a penal colony and capture a shit load of people that have done absolutely nothing wrong.  The best one would be to find a group of friends playing together, wait until they’re offline and capture them all, allowing one out at a time to go and do things that I need doing and if they refuse, start killing off their friends characters.  Needless to say, I’m looking forward to this.  The game will be dropping sometime in the (hopefully) near future on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

So the other thing that has me super excited is the long awaited reunion of Sikth to put some new material together.  I’ve been a fan of Sikth for so long now, their music is just so special and unique that no matter how many acts they’ve since influenced and regardless of how good those bands are, no one has managed to capture the magic that Sikth brought to my ears.  They way the band are doing this is through pledgemusic, essentially a crowdfunding website similar in theory to Kickstarter.  I think.  They’ve got an EP set to launch later this year and are kicking off a tour in support of this new material.  If you’ve not heard anything from Sikth before, here’s a taster.

If you had no idea what kind of music I lean most towards, that probably gives you a good idea.  If this interests you, or you already liked the band but were unaware of this new EP and how you can support it, head over here right now.

The pledge page covers everything from digital downloads to signed vinyl to tees and even advanced orders for tickets to the next slew of shows they’ll be doing once work on the new EP is wrapped.  I am so bloody excited!  Again, it would seem this has been on the cards as a possibility at the very least for a while but I’ve been a little out of touch with some of the older bands I’ve listened to for years, shifting towards checking out a lot of the newer talent that’s been emerging throughout the last few years.  I thought, genuinely believed, musically this year would belong to Nuclear Blast with some absolutely huge albums out already and more giants on the way through the rest of this year but it looks like a crowdfunded band from Surrey is going to destroy that theory completely!  Be sure to pledge if you’re interested, there’s still a long way to go until the option to pledge is cut off!

And that’ll do me for tonight, been a long day and so I’m not even going to give this a skim over for any mistakes, I’m just too tired.

Peace out!

“The Modern Age”

Comic ages.  It’s a funny thing, right?  Many of you might not think so, we have a system in place, which has served it’s purpose perfectly well so far.  We start off waaaay back in 1938, the year Action Comics #1 was birthed unto the world, the defining event of modern comics as we know them and the dawn of the “Golden Age” of comics.  The Golden Age ran from here, until the mid 1950’s where in 1956 another DC superhero changed the landscape of comics moving forward.  A man famous for moving forward at speed, funnily enough.  You see, 1956 was the birth of the “Silver Age” of comics thanks to Barry Allen’s début in Showcase #4 which is arguably where the Silver Age all kicked off.  I know, I know, before the comics historians start jumping down my throat, there’s a lot more that went on behind the scenes before Barry made his first appearance, but I’m skipping over the details deliberately.  This isn’t meant to be a history lesson, I have a point I’m working my way towards.

Where it all began

Where it all began

Anyway, The Silver Age took us from 1956 all the way through to 1970 where the “Bronze Age” of comics kicked off, though unlike the previous two ages of comics, there wasn’t to my knowledge one particular comic that brought all this around, simply that there was a significant switch in tone from the Silver Age bringing things into darker realms with more socially relevant story lines.  Now, the Bronze Age ran for around 15 years, bringing us to 1985 and the beginning of the “Modern Age” where the Comics Code of Authority carried less and less weight, comics began a path down the very dark and gritty (not all, I know) and there was a significant rise in independent publishers.

Widely considered the start of the Silver Age

Widely considered the start of the Silver Age

Modern is a bit vague though, don’t you think?

And this leads me to my point of thought today.  This has been bugging me for a little while now and I’ve only just gotten myself around to discussing it, but let’s just do a super quick breakdown of everything above.  Golden Age was, for arguments sake, 1938-1956, so ran for 18 years.  The Silver Age then ran from 1956-1970, so we’re talking 14 years there.  The Bronze Age is largely accepted as 1970 to 1985 which makes 15 years.  That leaves us in the Modern Age now, running from 1985 until now, 2015.  That’s 30 freaking years!

The funny thing is, the more I thought about this age system, the more I thought about the use of the term “Golden Age”.  Now, I know for a fact that this line of thinking will set some people in a right tizzy but, you know what, this is just the way my mind works.  In my mind, when I think of a Golden Age of anything, that to me is when something is at it’s best, it’s absolute best and nothing should ever be better than that.  Can we say that about the Golden Age of comics?  Sure, that era birthed what would eventually be distilled into the comics industry we have now, it brought us a large number of wonderful characters, many of which are still in publication in some form or another right now.  That’s great, and I’m not trying to undercut the value of that era with this post, but I hesitate to say that comics then were the best they could ever be.  Technology held things back then, sure, but society on the whole wasn’t as accepting of comic books then as it is now.  Frankly, the writing was nowhere near some of the quality we have right now, and while there were some pioneers back then absolutely, artistically things are better now (on many books, again, not all I know) than they ever have been.

And that’s not all, folks!  We have an ever diversifying collection of people from all over the world reading comics right now, and that is absolutely reflected in the titles available from the many publishers putting out comics.  It’s a wonderful time to be in where anyone, and I really do mean anyone, whether they’re a comics fan or not, could find a comic that would appeal to them.  Comics span pretty much every genre I can think of, bringing nuanced characters and intricate story lines into this amazing visual story telling medium.  So right now, we are comics fans living in a time where in most cases, art and story are the best we’ve ever seen, and we have such a wide variety of comics and readers that there is something that will appeal to you out there.  It’s becoming an ever more accepting hobby, there are closed minded people here of course, but I feel the industry right now is there best it’s ever been.  Sounds kind of like the general definition of a Golden Age, don’t you think?

Death of Gwen, a major piece in the Bronze Age

Death of Gwen, a major piece in the Bronze Age

Now, before I have to break out my torch and pitchfork defences, I’m not even remotely saying anyone should consider changing the current age designations.  I don’t think it would ever happen anyway, and I’m not so arrogant as to think this one little blog post of my rolling thoughts on the matter would ever carry enough weight to put a change like that into motion.  No, that’s not what I’m looking for, this is just something I’ve been pondering on for quite some time.  But maybe it is time we lost the “Modern Age” moniker.  We’ve come so far as a collective since 1985, things inside the industry have changed massively since then, the readership has changed massively since then and for the most part both in very positive ways.

Thirty years is a long time to carry this designation, I think a change is due and I think it’s a change we can probably backdate by several years.  I would go back so far as 2003.  This was a significant year for comics, the year a new title launched which, I think, helped propel comics to the masses again.  A series that still runs right now and while it’s not one I’m a fan of, it has a huge following and has spawned a TV show, multiple video games and a highly successful toy and merchandise line.  That would, of course, be the Walking Dead.  I think it gave publishers a lot more confidence in creator owned work, it provided a huge surge in awareness of both Image and comics in general and it showed those outside of our community of readers that comics didn’t have to be over-the-top superheroics.  As I said, I’m not a huge fan of the series, but the far reaching influence inside the comics industry and out, whether it be TV or the public in general, is undeniable.  So for that reason, I think we can quite easily go back to the same markers as both the Golden and Silver Ages, using a particular series as the beginning of a new age.

A sign of things to come in the Modern Age

A sign of things to come in the Modern Age

But what would we call it?  This is something else that’s been puzzling me, I think it needs to be something that signifies where we’re at right now, and have been at least moving to since that time.  The Creator Age?  Creators have so much skill and influence these days, and the sheer number of creator owned titles being released right now that absolutely kick ass is truly a wonder to behold.  Maybe we could take a really cynical look at it and call it the “Cross-Over Age” since the big two have been so heavily plagued by events and cross-overs in recent years.  That would, of course, be doing a huge disservice to the origin of this newly dubbed age, so I think we can strike that from the possibilities.  Maybe something like the “Everyone Age” since, as I said, there are literally comics for all ages and tastes out there, whether they are published in print or published as webcomics?  I know it sounds kind of corny, but that is the age we are in now, a much more welcoming and diverse age.  The Disparate Age?

I don’t know, something along those lines would really suit where we are right now, but whatever happens I think it’s well past the time we ditch the “Modern Age” distinction and move on to something more relevant.  It’s hardly a major issue, I know that, but as I said it’s something that’s been hassling my mind for a good while now and I really just wanted to get my thoughts on the matter out there.  What do you think?  Are you happy keeping everything under the umbrella of the Modern Age?  Do you think we could do with changing it up, and if so have you got a better suggestion for what to call it?

Could this mark the start of a new age?

Could this mark the start of a new age?

I’ll leave it with you, no doubt I will continue to ponder on this myself.

Peace out!

Just a quickie…

Nope, not one of those, and shame on your dirty mind for going straight there!  Go sit in the corner and think about, no wait, that’ll only make it worse…  Just stop it!  Right, so I was aiming to have a second post up the same day as my last post, well, turned out I was a little too exhausted to get it done then and once that opportunity a series of events unfolded through the course of this week which totally scuttled both my chances and will to write another post out.  First of all, the post I had gotten about half way through writing out, yeah, turns out WordPress decided it didn’t want to save my draft afterall so I lost a good hour’s worth of work right there.  On top of that, I managed to carve out a small chunk of my index finger while at work, by accident obviously, and then today quite literally smashed the front of my phone.  Now, while the final event doesn’t have any bearing on my ability to get anything done, it was the tipping point in no longer giving two solitary shits about this week on the whole.  The finger thing, right index finger on a right hander I should point out, that kind of screwed me over a bit.

So, just thought I’d pop out that completely useless bit of information.  Finger is feeling a little better today so I’ll see about getting a proper post typed up later after Arrow.  I may just go down the “couldn’t care less” route instead and just play some games.  I’m thinking Neverwinter…  Yeah, I’ll probably be back tomorrow…

In the meantime, if you’re looking for good reads:

Go here

and here

I promise you will not regret either!

Peace out!

Whirlwinds and Funny Books

Bit of a crazy weekend, this one.  Anyone into comics or friends into comics, online or otherwise, is most likely aware that Saturday just gone was Free Comic Book Day (FCBD from here on out) which for some retailers is a huge day full of massive queues, special guests and often some pretty decent sales.  For me, the first part of my day was spent at Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham, they had a special opening time of 8:30 for those of us with standing orders, and had some of the regulars on hand in costume to help organise the day.  It went great, the atmosphere in Nostalgia is always very warm and welcoming, but with FCBD being a wonderful opportunity to bring in new readers so an extra effort is put in to showing these newbies that places like this are fun, filled with fun stuff.  For me, an existing reader, I don’t tend to expect too much from the free titles themselves.  Last year was a bit of an exception, getting issue #0 of “Futures End” from DC was nice, this year was basically a preview book for Batman, Superman and Justice League.  All good and well, but frankly I’ll be reading all 3 of those titles when they come out and could have quite happily waited until then.  On the flip side, it gave a good taste of things to come for either new or lapsed readers so I can absolutely see the benefit to doing things this way.

At the end of the day, without readers we have no hobby, if more and more join the ranks then it’s to the benefit of reader and publisher alike.  Never forget that.

Anyway, the big win for me was from Graphix, a little book called Cleopatra in Space.  Sounds kind of odd, right?  Well, it is I guess, it’s also pretty funny but more importantly it’s a perfect example of an all-ages book.  I would have most likely skipped over this title if it wasn’t for the fact that I was already familiar with it’s creator, Mike Maihack.  Maihack has been running a series of Supergirl/Batgirl strips over here on his website and, frankly, they rock.  His own book has a very similar style to those strips, meaning I will absolutely be buying more of his work moving forward.  So, once again, job done FCBD.

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It’s worth remembering though that FCBD titles might be free for us, but the stores that get them in and often throw these wonderful days for us have to pay for each title.  It’s a small cost per book, sure, but if they’re bringing in a decent number of each title and paying shipping on top of that it adds up, so when you’re visiting these shops, buy something.  It’s only fair, you take a little so you give a little back.  Maybe you’ve had your eye on an action figure for a while, maybe you’ve been considering giving a different title a go with the first trade paperback.  FCBD is the perfect opportunity to take that leap and give back to the store.

On the other hand, some stores don’t really seem to give much of a crap about it, evidenced by the total lack of effort in the new Forbidden Planet Megastore in Birmingham.  I mean, aside from my relatively negative impressions of the store on the whole, rather than giving you any choice over which FCBD titles you might want you are simply handed a bag with four random titles in there, none of which I was interested in.  All the staff were just in standard uniforms, unlike Nostalgia who had staff dressed up in a variety of comic book costumes and there was nothing put on sale or anything like that, again, unlike Nostalgia.  It wasn’t celebrated in any way at all, I thought they were missing a trick or five but the stark reality is Nostalgia is a comic shop, Forbidden Planet is not.  Nostalgia is run by comic fans, people with a broad knowledge of comics and superheroes from all eras, Forbidden Planet is, well, white washed and corporate.  But, you know what, this is a rant for another time.

FCBD wasn’t the only thing stopping me from getting a timely post done this weekend.  Day job on Sunday was a bit of a hurdle, but not something that would normally get in my way too much.  No, the issue was going almost straight from Birmingham to a local retail park to pick up a Playstation 4, because one new gen console is obviously not enough.  Already excited to get my hands on Bloodborne (a really, really hard game by the way) I was even more sold on it when I got it set up and realised I could download DC Universe Online.  I’ll be picking up Mortal Kombat in a couple of weeks and will be eagerly awaiting both Planetside 2 a H1Z1 when they eventually release on the console.  I’ve never really bought into the whole console war bullshit.  Format war, in fact, since the so-called “PC master race” like to get involved and paint themselves superior every now and then.  You know what, I bought an Xbox One because I already had an extensive friends list from my 360 years, most of whom were upgrading to Microsoft’s newest console, meaning it made the most sense for online multiplayer.  But both have advantages and disadvantages, both have exclusives either out now or on their way that I want to play and so I decided some time ago I wouldn’t be tying myself down permanently to one or the other.  Oh, and yeah I play PC games too.  I just didn’t develop a misplaced superiority complex through it.

Anyway, this wound up being a bit ranty which coming off the back of an awesome weekend seems a bit silly.  I’ll have another post up later today, one I was working on before the weekend which ended up massively derailed by all of the above.  Oh and one more thing, Sunstone Volume 2, which was out Wednesday, was absolutely bloody perfect!  I’ll be going into it some more (again) in my later post, but good god if you haven’t bought a copy by now just go and do it.  Now.

And happy Star Wars day everyone!