Obsessed with Video Games and Comics: Best of the Week



Throwback Thursday: Console wars begin and players take sides

From 1985 to 1990, Nintendo basked in the spotlight. Video games were thriving thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Nintendo controlled 90% of the video game industry in the United States. Of course this could not last forever… read the full article.


5 Years Later: A Careful Re-examination of ‘Metroid: Other M’

There are few titles in established series’ that evoke so much ire as Metroid: Other M. As a member of Nintendo’s Big 3, along with Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of ZeldaMetroid had a long and treasured history behind it long before Other M came around and mucked with its legacy, taking the series to a full stop in the process… read the full article.


Open Source #16: Gamergate

At long last, Open Source finally discusses the story that’s been dominating the headlines for the last few months – Gamergate. What is it, who’s affected by it, is there a point to it, and does the recent Law and Order help or hurt the cause?

Also this episode, Nintendo gives Youtubers a raw deal, GTA V hits a major milestone, Tariq looks at the New 3DS, The Last of Us trundles further up the Hollywood path, and completely unverified Sony propaganda claims victory over Microsoft in January… Listen to the podcast.


‘Ms. Marvel’ #12: a one time thing

This month, Ms. Marvel ships twice, and issue number twelve comes as a Valentine’s Day special where Jersey City’s latest and greatest superhero must contend with the mischievous Loki. While not the most perfect of issues and all around skippable, it’s a humorous romp for Kamala Khan and what is hands down one of the strangest team ups in recent memory… read the full article.

‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor’ #7 brings the Weeping Angels back

Any Whovian worth their weight in sonic screwdrivers will be able to tell you their favorite Doctor. Telling them that their favorite Doctor is being resurrected, in any form, will send their TARDIS-loving minds spinning. Titan Comics has done just that, with their latest comic series featuring the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors, as well as new adventures for the newest Twelfth Doctor… read the full article.


‘Wonder Woman’ war-torn and worn out

One would go on to think that after being the problematic brain child of a single writer for three years, seeing someone else take up the reigns would be exciting. It would be a chance to explore brand new territory, perhaps utilize the seventy-plus years of history and say something regarding Wonder Woman’s place as the best known female superhero on the planet. So why is it that David and Meredith Finch’s Wonder Woman so boring… read the full article.


‘MPH #5′ concludes the series with a flurry of plot contrivances

In MPH #5, Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo turn to time travel to fix everyone’s problems and give every semi-likable character some semblance of a happy ending. The issue begins with Chevy, who seemed like the de facto hero for most the series, completely misusing his super speed powers and attack not only the government, but also his friends Rosa and Roscoe as well as random bystanders. However, the possible lesson of the corrupting power of wealth is all but brushed aside midway through the comic, and Chevy ends up looking like a one-dimensional psychopath, who makes even the jowly Fed Agent Cutler look like a sympathetic (and even cool) character… read the full article.


‘Rai’ is a unique and contemplative look into 41st century Japan

Japan sits high above the Earth as a massive world in itself. The way the place floats up in space reminds one of Cloud City, looking down on the planet it was once attached to. This is the 41st century. A murder has not occurred for a thousand years…until now. A woman’s body is being dumped in one of the thousands of sectors that compose of this higher place, hoping that no one will notice. However, the two men, called Raddies, part of a radical group against the technologically hypnotized Japan, end up covering their tracks haphazardly. At the top of Japan, high above everyone, lives Rai… read the full article.


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