Nerdful Things – Internet Assemble – 18/10/17
Welcome to Internet Assemble, a dedicated post to roundup all the cool interwebby stuff I have stumbled upon or that others have shared with me.
First up, we have Rogue Trooper. I spent countless hours playing this game back on my PS2. It was fun. It was brilliant. Like in a stealth mission, this game just seemed to sneak up on me. I hadn’t heard of any rumblings as to a remaster and, when I spotted it being available to pre-order, I gasped in a combination of annoyance and joy. I mean…I freaking loved this game!
If you haven’t ripped shit up as a blue guy whose fallen comrades can have their ‘essences’ uploaded to your equipment and talk to you mid-gunfight, then I seriously suggest you get this game. If you have played it already, then it deserves another go. Visually, it looks stunning and if the gameplay is as it was, then it will be a thoroughly enjoyable romp that has the promise of new effects and additions thanks to the technological advancements having jumped two generations ahead.
Next up, we have a game I’ve posted about twice (here & here), South Park: The Fractured But Whole. I’m a bit gutted, really – I was too late at completing my review copy request from Ubisoft so missed out on my chance to try it out and do a piece on it. After changing over to my new domain and web host, I reached out to Ubisoft to be re-added to their mailing list and missed an e-mail with the opportunity of getting South Park: The Fractured But Whole and I’m yet to hear back about Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Having never played South Park: The Stick of Truth, I REALLY want to play it and, for a limited time, it comes bundled free with South Park: The Fractured But Whole. TSP: TFBW looks like a ton of fun and it looks like one of those games you can just pick up and play. The last South Park game I played was Chef’s Luv Shack back on the PS1 and the first game, South Park was my first foray into the South Park gaming world.
And, to finish, what better way to go out than with Stranger Things? I LOVE this show. It oozes nostalgia despite me being from the UK and lacking the major pop culture influences of the eighties and nineties. But, somehow, the show captures the very essence of my childhood. The random jibber-jabber of “who would win?” between fictional characters, walkie talkies (I REALLY wanted one to talk to my mates who lived just around the corner when it was time to go in), the music and the hair (oh God, the hair).
I tried to get my eldest into the show but she’s too chicken. She’s almost four years older than I was when I first met Freddie Krueger…I’ve watched the latest trailer at least a dozen times (eleven would have sounded so much better but, alas, it’d be a lie) and I never fail to get goosebumps and a little teary-eyed. Part excitement, part nostalgia, part sadness – the dread of reaching the season finale and craving more as happened with season one – this show is probably the best show. Ever. That’s saying something, coming from the guy who reveres The Sopranos as THE show to beat!
If you haven’t watched it, check it out below. If you have already…well, check it out again. And again.
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UPDATE: A short while after posting this, I caught the tail end of the Fatman on Batman himself, Kevin Smith‘s Facebook livestream from Ralph Garman‘s house. Well, more specifically, Ralph‘s Batcave/Mancave/Batman ’66 museum. I’d heard Ralph talk about it on a number of occasions (either on the Kevin & Bean Show or Ralph & Kev‘s podcast, Hollywood Babble-On). I’ve been meaning to watch the special features on the re-released Batman Complete TV Series boxset which features some of Ralph‘s collection.
I love Batman and I would love to have a room to do up as my mancave. For Ralph and Kev, Adam West‘s Batman was their Batman. For me, my Batman is more Kevin Conroy from Batman The Animated Series and Michael Keaton in Tim Burton‘s Batman & Batman Returns.
I knew Ralph has a widely-envied collection but I had no idea of its true greatness until I saw this. As a result of this video completely blowing me away, I felt the need to add it here as it simply cannot wait until my next post! Enjoy!
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