There’s something about a courtroom showdown that makes for great cinema. It’s an opportunity for an actor to monologue, to almost stage perform, or in the case of, say, A Few Good Men, it’s a showcase for two iconic actors to go at each other full bore. In all it’s iteration over the years, cinematic legal showdowns have given us some of the best scenes of all-time. I’ve narrowed it down to my top ten. Continue reading Top 10: Courtroom Scenes in Movie History
ReCore is an action-adventure shooter game played from a third-person view, centering around Joule and her robotic companions, whose function is to aid her in combat and puzzle solving; these six types of creatures are amenable to improvement, should players find the blueprints and materials to do so, which grants upgrades to their attack and defense. Players can level up Joule’s weapons and vitality. Ranged weapons have four kinds of ammunition distinguished by color, each with a purpose to take down the enemy with a matching color. Furthermore, if one of Joule’s companions matches the color of an enemy, it will thus inflict more damage in combat. Joule also wields a grappling hook that she uses to navigate across platforms and extract her enemies’ energy cores. Removing a power core from one location to another and high-flying environmental challenges represent the puzzle solving.
ReCore is a Microsoft exclusive and will release for Xbox One and PC on September 13, 2016. Achievements below courtesy of the web’s nexus for achievement addicts: xboxachievements.com Continue reading Complete Achievement List for ReCore (2016-Xbox One, PC)
Every month (or so…..I swear they’re coming more regularly) we take a look at a movie on the Internet Movie Database’s List of the TOP 250 FILMS OF ALL-TIME. These are movies that transcend a simple “My Favorite Scene” column. These are movies that are hard to just pry five gems from, but we do and examine the film overall. We’re on our eleventh installment in this series. Click on the links for The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction , Schindler’s List, 12 Angry Men, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Return of the King, and Fight Club to check out previous installments.
Having made it through the top 10, we come to #11 on the IMDB Top 250: the opening chapter in Peter Jackson’s flawless adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Taking Tolkien’s masterpiece from the province of literary scholars and the kids who sat alone at lunch in high school, Jackson showed the whole world the scope of Middle-Earth (to such extent that New Zealand, where both the LOTR and Hobbit films were shot, pretty much considers itself Middle-Earth). The Lord of the Rings is my favorite film, and I treat it as one 12 hour epic, not three parts, but this works out to my advantage as all three chapters are in the top 15 and I get to showcase fifteen scenes instead of just five. Continue reading Top 5: Scenes from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (IMDB Top 250 #11)
After the very successful Rio Olympics, looking back, one of the highlights (THE highlight) for the host nation was Brazil’s victory over Germany in an amazing game that came down to the final penalty kick. So riding that soccer (ahem football) buzz into video game stores is EA Sports’ FIFA 17. The FIFA series consistently ranks at or near the top of the sports genre, and this year looks to be no exception. You have some time to kill before it hits shelves on September 27, 2016, for both Xbox and Playstation consoles. So you might as well spend it watching the highlights from that amazing Gold Medal match between Brazil and Germany (suffering Olympic withdrawal…..2018 Winter Games in South Korea so far away…..). Achievement list below courtesy of xboxachievements.com.
Continue reading Complete Achievement/Trophy List for FIFA 17 (Xbox, Playstation – 2016)
While I am in real life, at best, a ….creative driver, I do like the Forza series. The main series is very posh and geared more toward people who understand automobiles in way that borders on fanatic. Forza Horizon is more for people who just want to race and may or may not believe that cars run on magic. Microsoft today released both the achievement list for the upcoming Forza Horizon 3, which will be released for Xbox One and PC on September 27, 2016. For HALO players, there’s a little bonus coming with the game. The iconic HALO Warthog will be an in-game, playable car for anyone who has played either HALO 5 or HALO: The Master Chief Collection. Specs below for the Warthog and achievements from the Forza site.
The M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of September 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.
Continue reading Complete Achievement/Trophy List for Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, PC – 2016)