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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Chicago Way

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It's Thursday Night and we had a brand new episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and so we're doing a little review of the mid-season finale titled  'The Chicago Way' (Season 2, Episode 8), plus I address the move of Legends to Tuesday nights  and try to figure out the best way to approach it.



QUICK NOTES Mid-season finale, Legends returns on January 24th instead of staying on Thursdays, which just royally screws with my scheduleThis episode was just a lot of fun, and we finally see the return of Rip Hunter, guess we know when Broadchurch finished filming... I like the idea of Mick having 'Snart' in his head, certainly adds an extra dimension to his actions.Ray and Nate being basically the show's version of Step-Brothers was a bit funny, particularly with the pay-off being a reference to Sean Connery's 'Knife to a Gun Fight' line from the Untouchables filmWe at last know what The Legion of Doom is…

Live From The Basement: Zheros (Lets Play & Review)

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Yes we are back with another live stream, this time playing a fun little beat 'em up called Zheros!  -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden




REVIEW As you can tell, tonight I played Zheros a side-scrolling beat 'em up game released in February 2016 by Rimlight Studios, and to date it's their only game on Steam. 


Graphically, it's a nice looking game, fairly over the top designs for the heroes and robots. Unlike most games of this genre it isn't just going from left to right, there is a 3D element in play too as you can be heading up or down along a path as well, so it isn't quite linear, which opens the door for the a bit of exploring if it appears there are two paths you can take.The HUD is perfect in its simplicity, top par is your health, bottom bar is your energy (which is tied to the player's ability to block or fire a weaspon)
The controls are easy to learn, which is a huge plus, as some games ten…

The Real Ghostbusters: A Hard Day's Fright (Comics From The Basement)

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This week's comic book review is The Real Ghostbusters: A Hard Day's Fright from Titan Books.




NOTES AND REVIEW Back in the 1980s, there was obviously comics based in the popular animated series that spun out from the 1984 film… however while here in the United States, the comics were published by NOW comics… over Marvel UK had the license, and it was of the labels more popular titles in its stable, along with ThunderCats & Transformers. The best part was that UK not only got reprints of US content, but had their own exclusive content which they published in a magazine-style anthology publication starting in March 1988 and ran until March of 1992, for 193 issues, and had a nice format of having 3 to 4 comics, Egon Spengler’s Spirit Guide (an in universe detailing of the ghosts featured in the comic), and other features. Now the first of these four digest was ‘A Hard Day’s Fright’ which has a publish date of August 2005…