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Emerald City Comicon, Kirby Krackle Performs, Risen and Heavy Choices

Emerald City  ComiCon

This weekend is the Emerald City ComiCon, taking place at the Washington State Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday. The convention just keeps getting bigger and better, and this year there are a whole lot of guests and events happening besides the usual avalanche of comics, toys, games, and so on.

Sony has debuted its motion-controller called the PlayStation Move. What do you think?

Looks interesting.
39% (161 votes)
Not interested.
61% (257 votes)
Total votes: 418

Darwinia+, Heavy Rain and Risen

Heavy Rain  Screenshot

Finally, I had originally intended on writing a fairly lengthy post about Heavy Rain, but I've decided against it for a couple of reasons. However, the official review will be done by Richard Naik, so it's definitely in good hands. However, there are two bits I'd like to mention.

Topatoi: Pillar of the Skies Review

The Rest of the Story

Topatoi:  Pillar of the Skies Screenshot

HIGH The simple joys of physics sans frustration.

LOW The one occasion where I had to precisely propel a block over a chasm to hit a button. Most certainly not sans frustration.

WTF Dealing with most enemies by sitting just below them as they enthusiastically rocketed themselves over my head and into open sky.

Dante's Inferno Review

Sinnerman

Dante's  Inferno Screenshot

HIGH Pinning hordes of demons down under a merciless barrage of incandescent crucifixes.

LOW Slogging through the repetitious "trials" of Fraud.

WTF A draw between the giant flaming anuses of Gluttony and Lucifer's huge, physics enabled penis.

The PlayStation 3's mystery screw-up

PlayStation  Network

Well, trying to play Heavy Rain has been quite the experience. After initially getting the disc, my play sessions were interrupted with a few instances of skipped audio and multiple system freezes. I didn't get too far in the game before getting frustrated and taking an extended break, so when someone suggested that the day-one patch available on PlayStation Network might be causing the problem, it wasn't too painful to delete all my data and start over.

Heavy Rain... no spoilers, please!

Heavy Rain  Screenshot

So, Heavy Rain. Pretty much everyone has at least heard of this game by now whether they play or not. It's been all over Twitter and the Internet, it's been featured in dozens of magazines, both game-related and otherwise, and the vast majority of people I know have either just finished it, are playing it right now, or are about to start it. Regardless of anything else, no one can deny that Heavy Rain has got some serious presence.

BioShock 2 Review

The Waves are Many, but the Sea is One

BioShock 2 Screenshot

HIGH Sloshing through the darkness at the end of Siren Alley.

LOW The unimaginative construction, storyline, and objectives in Dionysus Park.

WTF Doesn't it matter to you that I killed all those innocent men?

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