Hugh Jackman’s first official photo from the sure-to-not-be-a-bomb The Wolverine.
A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1 Variant Cover. If a gimmick has a gimmick, does it evolve, Pokemon-style (Gangam style?) into a wholly new form of gimmick?
Remember that massive Street Fighter 25th Anniversarybox set we’d mentioned a while back? Well, MTV Geek got their hands on it and went full on gonzo with the picture taking. Capcom, we’ll here at Modern Borefare will also take one, if you’re offering?
Nintendo Tributes; 21 of ’em. Good thing it wsn’t 23, otherwise the eschaton would have been immanentized.
Alan Moore discusses his new H.P. Lovecraft project. Uh oh… Lovecraftian hentai in 3…2…1…
All the Borderlands 2 secrets you could ever want! Yes, these are SPOILERS…I have not read them & am torn about it. The only thing I hate more than missing a secret in a game is having it spoiled for me. Conflict!
Brief bit of Site News:
We here at Modern Borefare know that the posts have been a little slow lately but please bear with us. We’ve got a whole flood of stuff in the works that we know you’re going to enjoy. As always, thanks for reading!
Impervious Rex: Console-wise, I just got promoted from Homicide to Vice in L.A. Noire; I hope I’m almost done with the game as Sleeping Dogs is giving me the stink eye. L.A. Noire probably cemented Rockstar as my favorite game developer; look at the murderer’s row of games they’ve dropped in the past few years: Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3. All interesting takes on established genres, all completely compelling (until they aren’t). On my phone, I’m currently cementing myself as the #1 player in the world (for real) at Fairway Solitaire. Check the leaderboards! On my iPad, I’ve gone back to Infinity Blade II, though I’m a tad ashamed to say that I’ve also stared playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Then on Facebook I’ve been completely consumed with Avengers Alliance, which is basically Farmville for comic book degenerates.
thegreekdog: In my spare time, of which there is little, apart from reading, I’ve been playing two games. On my X-Box, I’ve been playing MLB 2K12 while on the elliptical machine (it is both a talent and a curse – I can play video games on the elliptical, but I can’t work out on the elliptical without playing video games). I’ve decided to play the career version of MLB2K12 which involves creating a player and taking him through the minor leagues with various goal. Nick Siamidis had quite a year last season, hitting .330 with 3 homers and 40+ RBIs in two months with the Reading Phillies. He also played a slick third base. Siamidis was invited to spring training in his second season, but after hitting below the Mendoza-line during spring training he was sent back to the AA affiliate (Reading). Mashing the ball at Reading, Siamidis was recently called up to AAA Scranton Iron Pigs. Siamidis is hitting almost .400 with a homer and 20 RBIs in less than a month, so he’s looking for a call up to the big club soon. The game is good to an extent. I’m a little frustrated that I’m hitting .400 with a 79 rating (the current Phillies third baseman is a 72) because I haven’t met the goal of hitting 6 homers or having 6 sacrifice bunts. Anyway…
I’m also playing Star Wars Empire at War which is a mix of grand strategy and RTS. I’m not sure what I can say about this game other than if you like Star Wars and have a passing interest in strategy games, this one is for you.
vicious pjurahead: Hey, ViciousPJurahead here, there & everywhere. I’m playing Max Payne 3 and based on the trophies and the way story is progressing I think I’m in the final 3rd of the game. I have also just downloaded Ticket to Ride for iOS which I play at night before bed when I get lonely. Following Max Payne 3 I will move onto the seedy underbelly known as Sleeping Dogs.
adam: What am I playing right now? I’m at the beach where it’s been raining for two days straight so I’m playing a drinking game at 10:30 in the morning. When I return to civilization I’ll continue plodding through Crysis 2, which is much better than it’s given credit for. I do a lot of iOS gaming. Dead Space on the iPhone is totally serviceable and Autumn Dynasty for iPad is insanely good (if a little simplistic). That machine was built for RTS. Please port Age of Empires to the iPad, leave some food outside my door and GO AWAY.
Some of you may have noticed the somewhat-stealthy appearance of ads here on modern borefare this past week. This is due to my recent acceptance into WordPress’s beta advertising program. I’m hoping they don’t become too much of a distraction, but by the same token if you see something please click-through! My goal is to ultimately be able to devote myself to MB full-time and I’m hoping this is a (small) step in that direction. So thank you for everyone who’s taken the time to visit the site and for the comments & likes; I really do appreciate it! Let’s try to get some word-of-mouth going for the next 100 posts!