The Daily Dose

Friday, April 2, 2010

Today in Techland: We’ve got iPad fever like everyone else – will you be lining up for hours? – but we took some time out of the tech haze to bring you our take on Clash of the Titans (hint: Bor-ing) and the next round of our Monster Madness bracket chosen by a very special guest: the guys from Penny …

Continue?: Games to Help You Stop Stressing

Because gaming moves at the speed of light, it’s easy to gloss over or outright miss the quirky, bizarre or just plain interesting elements that go into the games we obsess over. Continue? will be where we dig back into the used bins and back-catalogue stacks to talk about the trends, personalities and uniqueness that powers the video …

Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)

Don’t get down on yourself. …

In Which Penny Arcade Picks the Championship Monster Madness Matchup

So, Tycho and Gabe from Penny Arcade dropped by the offices earlier this week in between book tour duties and we decided to ask them to pick the winners of our Final Four matchups for Monster Madness. Well, we asked them a bunch of stuff. This is the first of many Penny Arcade-related stories we have banked. Expect a few more next …

“Good Job, Agent!”: Hands-on with Crackdown 2

When I sat down with members from the Ruffian development studio this week, I offered the opinion that Pacific City should be an idyllic urban center now. After all, gamers everywhere cleaned up every last bit of crime in the first Crackdown. That hit Xbox 360 exclusive put you in the boots of a genetically engineered Agency supercop, …

12 Must Have iPad Games at Launch

Video games for the iPad will quickly climb the charts and become the best selling paid apps when it launches tomorrow. Here are 10 must have titles to tide you over until they release the kraken.

Guess what? Our gallery is busted and likes to strip out code. So here’s the full list of games with links to iTunes.

Plants vs. Zombies …

Clash of the Titans Review: One Big, Boring Kraken Tease (D)

Is a 3D air battle, between a flying Pegasus and a majorly pissed off Kraken, worth your $15 or $20?

I guess that’s the real question when it comes to Clash of the Titans, a souped-up but strung-out mishmash of ancient greek mythology and cutting-edge special effects. At the end of the day, I don’t think the form really fits the …

Panel of the Week 3/31/10

I’m not sure why I think video game comics are going to be good. I keep trying (Gears of War, Metal Gear, Street Fighter, Halo) and I keep getting burned. This week God of War and Dragon Age were both forgettable as well. What franchises out there might make a good comic? Final Fantasy seems like a good candidate, no? Assassin’s Creed? …

Emanata: Blackest Night, Into the White

The final issue of Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis’s Blackest Night came out this week, and it’s a profoundly reactionary comic book–a story that doesn’t just roll back a chunk of its fictional setting to the way it was decades ago, but argues that actual change isn’t meaningful or possible.

Blackest Night was deftly put together in a lot …

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