Posts by Joel Minty

Futurama Season 7: Not Sure if New Episode or an Old Favourite

Let me preface this article by stating that I am going to be discussing something which I see as a worrisome problem with recent Futurama episodes. This is coming from a major Futurama fan and current host of the You Guessed It! You Can't Unguess It! Futurama Trivia night at the Gladstone Hotel, so it should be viewed as constructive criticism.

Top 10: Chrono Trigger Theme Park

We all remember those halcyon days spent playing the Squaresoft classic Chrono Trigger on our Super Nintendos, and so to does the executive board of Kobayashi-Nielson Enterprises. It was with that nostalgia in mind that the controversial weapons manufacturer announced plans to open a Chrono Trigger Theme Park in 2003. Presenting the top ten reasons supporting a Chrono Trigger Theme Park!

The North American Starcraft League

In South Korea, Starcraft players have attained levels of prestige the equivalent of North American sports stars, including six-figure incomes, hordes or fans and recognition on the street. Real-time strategy has become a sport unto itself: a digital chess match that requires intense clicks-per-second and incredible observational skills. Tournament after tournament presents players going head-to-head – for cash. The prestige in North America is nonexistent by comparison, the money less and the fanbase not ready to making gaming more than a casual pastime. The North American Star League is trying to change that.

Hanna Review

Hanna is about a young girl being raised by her father in a log cabin in the sub-arctic. But as you might guess, this eponymous girl is unique: she is being trained as an assassin. Too often movies try to be more than they are - to impress with such intensity as to send them over the top - but Hanna is content to be a little piece of something elegant.

Top 10 Absurd StarCraft Campaign Promises

Meanwhile, in the world of Starcraft, recent elections to replace Emperor Arcturus Mengsk have already yielded some pretty strange promises from the campaign trail. Both candidates are now staggering as interstellar populaces search for a third party candidate who can better take care of them in a galaxy almost assuredly bent on their gruesome deaths. Collected below are some of the ideas being thrown around by the candidates, and while some remain very popular, all are most definitely absurd.

10 Reasons Final Fantasy VI
is the World of Tomorrow

Throughout history mankind has been witness to many visioneers of the future. The Oracle of Lesbos. Nostradamus. Marty McFly. But despite all the renditions and predictions, evidence has arisen that the Earth has but one impending future – the world of Squaresoft’s Nintendo game Final Fantasy VI (Or III to everyone in North America). Our […]

Blizzard Evolution – An RTS Retrospective

Be warned: acquiring a copy of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty may cause your friends to giggle with excitement, bombard you with questions, and find reasons to come over before letting slip a diffident, “Oh, is that the Starcraft II?” This could be because it has been over ten years since the release of the […]

Book Shelf: Malazan Book of the Fallen

A friend of mine once told me about a movie series backed by Ted Turner which was set up to be an epic, three-part, 12-hour opus about the American Civil War.  It was called Gods and Generals, starring Jeff Daniels and Robert Duvall, and it was canceled after the first 4-hour entry of the trilogy.  […]

Plants vs. Zombies Review

Take up Gardening Plants vs. Zombies Style Chances are if you have ever been on Facebook, or held a mobile phone, you have seen Bejeweled, the flagship title from PopCap Games. The company’s mandate is “to create fun games that literally everyone can enjoy,” and as their website points out, this means a lot of […]

Futurama II: The Wrath of Kif

So it’s old news that Futurama has been brought back from the dead and has new episodes on the way featuring the entire original cast, but what many people might not know is one critical detail: it’s back on the air this Thursday, June 24 at 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central. That’s soon. Unfortunately, […]

Mega Man Bosses: Behind the Metal

Mega Man Bosses: Behind the Metal - Where Are They Now? Mega Man bosses never really die, they just lie around for a while until Dr. Wily fixes them back up again. While he has made plenty of mechanical menaces, his early creations still hold the heaviest spot in his heart – for it was […]

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Review

Looking for a game where bloody assassin massacres and cutesy kitten playtime are equal priorities? No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is one of the biggest, and strangest, releases for the Nintendo Wii in the first quarter of 2010. Its predecessor No More Heroes won critical acclaim back in 2008 for its adult themes and […]