Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY IS AS GOOD AS YOU HOPED IT WOULD BE!

GUESS WHO WON FREE PASSES TO SEE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?

5 OUT OF 5 OOGA-CHAKAS!

And I'm seeing it again this weekend! 

Here's what you need to know: nothing. Not one damn thing. This is a film that you don't need any prior knowledge of the characters, plot, or setting to enjoy. My wife and many of the people around us testified to that! Though it does help to know the plot to Footloose and who Uncle Jesse was on Full House. 

Beyond that, you should just turn off the Internet and walk yourself to your local multiplex this weekend and get ready to have fun, because it is FAN-FLIPPIN'TASTIC!

What's more is there's so, SO MUCH to mine for games. No spoilers here, but there's an escape scene that could literally be scripted like it's a game session at its wild and wooly-est. It is the movie space opera fans have been pining for.

I was extremely fortunate to win passes at a GotG event held last Saturday at Source Comics and Games (my local FLGS). I felt like I won the lottery! If you get the chance to go early to a preview, just know that Marvel has held the final end-credits scene back until the official premiere this weekend. 

I'll have more to say on Guardians in the coming weeks, but for now I'm only thinking about that second viewing. :-D 

I'll leave you with a few trailers to get you excited:




Thursday, June 26, 2014

OGRE pocket edition for $3!


Stopped into my local FLGS, The Source, and found a pile of these pocked editions of OGRE for the low, LOW price of $2.95! How could I resist?

In the little x baggie, you get a 4" x 7" rules booklet, a 8" x 13" map, and 140 counters. Everything you need to play a futuristic tank battle! 


What a nice surprise to find this new release by Steve Jackson Games--and sold for the same price as when it was first released in 1977.

Pick one up at your local game store  or order one from SJG!




Monday, June 23, 2014

VIDEO: Star Wars made cool by Guardians of the Galaxy styling!



This makes me want to watch the trilogy all over again. I feel like there's also a resurgence in recognizing just how cool Luke Skywalker is. Sure, you probably told all your friends that you like Han Solo more. But when we were all kids, Luke had the lightsaber and the saga was his story!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

VIDEO: New Guardians of the Galaxy UK trailer



Loads of new footage and dialogue in the new UK trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy this morning, in which:
  • We learn more about Starlord's origin!
  • Rocket Raccoon and Starlord are quick with the snappy banter!
  • Gamora gives Starlord's mix tape a try!
  • Groot disputes Rocket's sincerity!
  • Drax the Destroyer takes on everybody!
Have a look!