Around the Web – 3/30/14

What it is Hulklings! It’s been a crazy week! The new Turtles trailer dropped, Marvel released a new animated feature (it wasn’t good), and a bunch of other stuff. Check it out! Want to become a friend of The Credible Hulk? Comment below, or follow any of the contact links on the side. Here’s what I’ve enjoyed this week.

Button Smashers – Facebook / Twitter

Gaming and anime go hand in hand. Button Smashers has you covered on both fronts. The group of writers over there (which I’m proud to count myself amongst) publish great articles ever week. All manner of awesome and far out gaming corners are covered, as well as modern anime.

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Why is it Better to have a Dedicated Video Card for Gaming – This was a great article. As I transitioned to PC gaming, there was plenty to learn. I wish I had this a few years ago. Still, I got some great information I didn’t know out of this.

The Nostalgia Blog – Facebook / Twitter

Who doesn’t love a good flashback? The Nostalgia blog has everything you’d want from “hey, remember this?” to news of comeback from anything, 80s, 90s, or anything retro. Growing up across both decades, I constantly look forward to posts on this site.

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The Space Jam Website Has Not Changed Since 1996 – I’ve long knew this bit of internet myth. It’s great seeing it highlighted. I hope they never take this site down.

Stay-At-Home Gaming – Facebook Twitter

It takes talent to add a different slant to video game writing, in addition to making it entertaining. Stay-At-Home Gaming has that in spades. While their reviews are solid, covering a wide variety of games old and new, I look forward to the random Gaming Fun posts. Everything at SAH is creative, and most importantly, fun.

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Senator Leland Yee Under Arrest – Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

What’s Your Tag? – Facebook / Twitter

With so much gaming news coming out daily, it’s easy to miss most of it. What’s Your Tag? has your back. From great reviews to all manner of gaming news, small and big, WYT? is smart and fun. Plus, their weekly comic strip is hilarious.

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Sonic Lost World: The Legend of Zelda DLC Review – Well this certainly came out of nowhere. Announced this week and released the next day, this level will be the sole reason I purchase the game now. Especially since it’s solid. I am, after all, a huge Zelda fan.

The Two Headed Nerd Comicast with Joe and Matt – Facebook / Twitter 

THN is one of my favorite podcasts. I can’t wait for the new episode each week. Hosts Matt Baum and Joe Patrick have a great dynamic, as well as produce a quality product. I know how much work goes into making a podcast, and seeing how tightly scripted their show is, along with all the background music, puts me in awe. Even if your interest in comics is passing, give them a listen, you’ll be entertained. Full disclosure, I write the Saturday Morning Cartoon series for THN.

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Ludicrous Speed Reviews 3/26/14 – A day late but still worth it! I’ve noticed lately a few of the new #1’s from Image aren’t knocking it out of the ballpark. First Sovereign, now Real Heroes. Hmmm, hopefully they’re still plenty of greatness on the horizon.

What did you think? Want to be friends with The Credible Hulk? Comment below!

Captain America… soon. 

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8 responses to “Around the Web – 3/30/14

  1. As always, thanks for linking back to one of my reviews over at What’s Your Tag!

    I was hesitant to purchase Sonic Lost World based purely on my impression of the demo, but I picked it up on a whim and don’t really regret it. Some levels do a great job mixing the 3D and 2D elements, but it’s still hard to swallow these complex levels that beg for exploration when Sega still wants Sonic to blow through everything as fast as possible.

    I can see why a lot of Sonic fans were disappointed, but I enjoyed the game enough to not regret the purchase.

    • You’re welcome!

      I liked Sonic Generations, but I felt every other Sonic game for the last decade or so was lacking, save for maybe Colors. I really want to get this game now just for the DLC.

      • Yeah, Sonic has been in a slump lately while Sega tries to find their niche again and make him relevant. Hopefully Sonic Boom does a good job.

        Have you tried the Sonic Lost World demo yet?

    • I don’t know why Sega has to find something new for Sonic. The Genesis games seemed to work fine. Don’t fix what isn’t broken. Do what Nintendo does, keep selling people the same game.

      I haven’t tried the demo yet.

      • Nintendo successfully innovates most of their classic franchises, so even if it’s the same title it still offers something brand new. Sega just hasn’t been able to do the same thing with Sonic.

      • Yeah, Sega just can’t seem to decide what direction they want to take Sonic. Do they want me to explore these giant worlds they’ve created or just blow to the finish line as fast as possible? Even the 2D levels had some solid platforming opportunities but Sonic keeps forgetting that he needs to slow the hell down to do so. You can’t have both, and Sonic Lost World proved that.

    • That’s what killed Sonic Adventure for me. I loved the Sonic levels, but Knuckles stages halted all progress. Making Sonic explore is like giving Mario a gun. Sega has had success sticking to the 2D formula in the Sonic Advance games, why not just do that? He doesn’t need to me a werebear with a sword.

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