The first CoD: Zombie whatever I played was in Black Ops; it never really did much for me. I didn’t get what I was supposed to do besides kill zombies. That’s fun, right, but there’s clearly other stuff going on with vending machines and doors and i don’t even know what. It seemed stupidly complicated for something that should be stupidly simple. Did Cod: MW3 have a zombies mode? I would look but I just don’t care enough to. (ed.note: That is 10 demerits you lazy bastard! The answer is no, by the way.)
So Zombies mode is back in this Fall’s Black Ops II and you know what? It looks just bananas enough that I’m going to give it a go, even though it, shall we say, looks to borrow heavily from another popular zombie franchise.
Did you read Peter Milligan & Mike Allred’s X-Statix / X-Factor? NO? Hide yourself from the rest of society out of the deepest shame. It’s so weird and so clever and so good. Damn, I’m going to have to re-read the entire series now. Why am I bringing up a long dead series on New Comic Book Day? BECAUSE…apparently the answer to the comic book question I’ve most wanted to know (no, not what Darkhawk’s face look’s like) is: what the hell is Doop? This week’s Wolverine & The X-Men promises the reveal and for that fact along it’s the Book of the Week. On to what I am spending my money on this week:
– Invincible Iron Man is dope as f@ck.
– Happy is another Derrick Robertson/ Grant Morrison joint. Should probably settle in for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
– I hateHateHATE this new Alpha character in Amazing Spider-Man. You’re telling me that somehow Spider-Man is going to beat an all powerful teenager? Please. Peter can jump around & crack wise all he wants; Alpha (all powerful due to his infusion of Parker Particles(ugh) (ed.note: ugh.) could/should just think SM out of existence if he wanted to. Which is why I never buy PP as a threat to anything on the cosmic level. “Oh, you’ve got jokes? Well I’ve got the Power Cosmic and I just vaporized you. So kiss my ass, I’m going to space. Later bitch.”
– The “Everything Burns” crossover between Thor & JIM is really solid; interesting to see Loki literally play every side in this conflict.
– I wonder if Hit-Girl will be full of super violence and inappropriate swearing by a 10 year old girl?
Totally skipped RE5 but Resident Evil 4 scared me shitless, especially the first time a chainsaw-wielding fat dude with a burlap sack on his head chased me through a creepy village and slashed through walls to get to me. I was not prepared for that; I really tried to not play that game at night. Dead Space as well.
What’s the scariest game you’ve ever played?
P.S. I refuse to play Amnesia: Dark Descent. I like sleeping. Do you? You can definitely find out here.