Game Review: Jetpack Joyride
Almost considered buying an iPad just for this. Almost.
Honestly, I loved my time with the gadget and there’s a surprising amount of great games for it, but the price is still putting me off. Especially since I have a rooted Nook Color and can play games from the Google Marketplace on it. If the iPad were closer to $200 I would nab one in a second, though.
I went nuts picking up great games like Superbrothers, Broken Sword, and Dead Space, but Jetpack Joyride really might be the best one I’ve played so far.
Board Game Review: Risk Legacy
Received a great response to my review of Risk Legacy! Glad to see that people are as excited about this game as I am, hope it turns a few more people onto the hobby.
Risk. Besides Monopoly, it’s perhaps the most-played board game of all time. You probably have one rotting away in the bottom of your closet, so why should you drop cash on another version? But Risk: Legacy is no simple reskin of the game; it’s a completely new edition. One which lets you and your friends slowly change a persistent world over multiple games and is, without hyperbole, a contender for the most innovative board game released in years.
Read the full review: http://badassdigest.com/2012/01/18/game-review-risk-legacy/
North Korea’s still fucked
Kim Jong Il’s death reminded me of the stunning doc Yodok Stories that i saw at Tribeca a couple years ago (and reviewed at CHUD here.) It’s still unbelievable to think that there are concentration camps still at use in the world at there, and I doubt that Il’s death will change anything, especially with his apparently dim son (Kim Jong-Un) barely prepped for the role.
Because no one really cares if there are hundreds of thousands of North Koreans rotting way in jail, entire generations of people. Reminds me of that Eddie Izzard bit from Dressed to Kill about how no one cares if a country kills their own people. “Oh, help yourself. We’ve been trying to kill you for ages!”
Anyway, I found out that the film was actually released on dvd, with little or no fanfare, which is criminal. It’s also available for free online, so you should definitely check it out when you get a chance. If the below embed doesn’t work here’s a link.