We spend a lot of time talking about the biggest and the best videogames here on The Bonus View. Just as with movies, it’s entirely possible to overlook some absolute gems if you’re only sticking with blockbuster titles. The Best Games You’ve Never Played will be a new semi-regular feature focusing on those games that you may not have had a chance with, but that are sorely deserving of attention. I’d like to start off with a personal favorite: ‘Earth Defense Force 2017′.
When I sit down to watch a Christmas special for most shows, I do so with great apprehension and the expectation of a truly awful episode. ‘Doctor Who’ is another matter entirely. The Christmas episode is usually among the best of the year, and this one does not disappoint.
Something kind of amazing happened over the last week – something I haven’t experienced since… well, I honestly can’t remember how long. I didn’t even think it was possible. Yes, I’ve officially watched everything on my DVR!
Folks, I’ve got some bad news. The new year means the end of a lot of movies on Netflix, many of them among my favorites. Hopefully they all get picked up again, but we’ll be saying goodbye to some greats for now.
We know that Nintendo’s hot new glasses-free 3-D gaming handheld is on the way, but Nintendo still hasn’t announced anything about a price or a release date for the system’s U.S. launch. It could be seen as promising news then that GameStop is now taking preorders for the system.
It’s a dry week for videogames, folks. Nothing’s coming to stores, and not much is available for download. Fortunately, between Christmas and the Steam sale, you should have enough games to last you for a while.
Christmas has come and gone. The holiday shopping season is officially over. Nonetheless, there’s still one more week of Blu-ray releases to wrap up the year. This is traditionally a time when the studios dump their lesser-interest titles just to be able to say that they released something. That’s at least partially true here as well. However, I know I’m going to buy one of them anyway.
The Xbox 360 controller is a favorite of mine, as I explained in my review of the incredibly cool Evil D-Pad. It’s one of the best gaming controllers, but has one of the worst directional pads in the history of videogames. It’s inaccurate and imprecise, which makes playing some games very difficult. Now Microsoft has its own solution for solving this problem, but how does it stack up? It doesn’t. Not at all.
There weren’t a whole lot of interesting movies for people to rush out to see this holiday weekend. Sure, there were some prestige pictures, but those were mostly relegated to the art houses. And the big Hollywood fare wasn’t exactly inspired in any way. Still, a few movies made a bunch of money, and a bunch of movies made a few dollars.