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Just A (comic book) Reminder…

In Comics on December 31, 2006 at 5:42 am

*Civil War is STILL going on! Yes, the critically acclaimed Civil War crossover event is now 3 months past its original end date and still has a ways to go. Somewhere between ruining Iron Man, cloning Thor, screwing up Spider-Man and giving Daredevil a secret identity out, the series just seems to have lost its appeal to me. All you Civil War fans can bitch about it in the comment box.

*Fifty Two is picking up the pace once again! The last issue concluded with The Question near death and Luthor apparently setting up for a grand finale to ruin Supernova for good. Haven’t picked up Week 34? Better go now…its only going to start getting better and better from here on out!!

Green Welling LLP Wii's on Nintendo

In Gaming News on December 19, 2006 at 9:56 pm

Looks like the big N has gotten slapped with a class action lawsuit for thsoe defective Wii-motes.  In the recently filed lawsuit, GWLLP claims “Nintendo’s failure to include a remote that is free from defects” is, naturally a “breach of Nintendo’s own product warranty.”

I refer you yet again to the simple knowledge that a) it expressly says to use moderate, subtle movements and b) said people are not following any of the given directions/safety precautions.  Most importantly, the claim implies the wrist strap is breaking while the Wii-mote is still firmly in the player’s hand.

What the fuck?!?!  You mean I can swing my wrist with the force to snap a wrist strap? While we’re sueing people for defective equipment, what about all those X-Box 360’s that broke down and died anywhere from after purchase to 6 months later? Not only was that a (theoretically) similar situation, but Nintendo has been a lot quicker to try and fix the problem.

This whole thing is fucking ridiculous.  The morons who have managed to get their hands on their Wii have videotaped themselves wildly swinging the damn thing about, striking objects and people.  Nintendo, who have tried to do something new, innovative, and unique, are getting fucked while Sony and Microsoft churn out the same old shit for 2-3 times the price.  And the entire time, its gamers like you and I who are footing the bill for this insanity.

I’ll buy a Wii when I can afford it.  But as for the other swill, fuck you.  My PS2 and X-Box 1 have more than enough of the same godawful crap you’re pushing year in and year out to keep me occupied until your current consoles come up with something to entertain me, and fuck everyone of you who are siding against Nintendo.  This is what’s going to kill the gaming industry.

Green Welling LLP Wii’s on Nintendo

In Gaming on December 19, 2006 at 9:56 pm

Looks like the big N has gotten slapped with a class action lawsuit for thsoe defective Wii-motes.  In the recently filed lawsuit, GWLLP claims “Nintendo’s failure to include a remote that is free from defects” is, naturally a “breach of Nintendo’s own product warranty.”

I refer you yet again to the simple knowledge that a) it expressly says to use moderate, subtle movements and b) said people are not following any of the given directions/safety precautions.  Most importantly, the claim implies the wrist strap is breaking while the Wii-mote is still firmly in the player’s hand.

What the fuck?!?!  You mean I can swing my wrist with the force to snap a wrist strap? While we’re sueing people for defective equipment, what about all those X-Box 360’s that broke down and died anywhere from after purchase to 6 months later? Not only was that a (theoretically) similar situation, but Nintendo has been a lot quicker to try and fix the problem.

This whole thing is fucking ridiculous.  The morons who have managed to get their hands on their Wii have videotaped themselves wildly swinging the damn thing about, striking objects and people.  Nintendo, who have tried to do something new, innovative, and unique, are getting fucked while Sony and Microsoft churn out the same old shit for 2-3 times the price.  And the entire time, its gamers like you and I who are footing the bill for this insanity.

I’ll buy a Wii when I can afford it.  But as for the other swill, fuck you.  My PS2 and X-Box 1 have more than enough of the same godawful crap you’re pushing year in and year out to keep me occupied until your current consoles come up with something to entertain me, and fuck everyone of you who are siding against Nintendo.  This is what’s going to kill the gaming industry.

Is Ralph Dibny Going All Sixth Sense on Us? (52 Spoilers…)

In Comics on December 19, 2006 at 10:18 am

Thanks to the new Newsarama post and fanboy speculation, the new 52 theory of the day is that Ralph Dibney did kill himself in Fifty Two Week One (when Ralph was seen with a gun in his mouth).

For those who have missed the past year of DCU continuity, you’re a fucking idiot who needs to go play catch-up. Also, Ralph’s beloved wife Sue Dibny was found dead and burned nearly beyond recognition in the first chapter of the simply incredible “Identity Crisis”.

Over the course of Fifty Two, Ralph has seemingly lost his mind and is now on a quest to resurrect and reunite with his dear wife, which has led him all the way to Nanda Parbat in this issue.

So, is Ralph really dead all along? Unlikely, methinks.

If Ralph is dead, yes, it would explain why only he could hear the Helmet of Fate talking to him. But it doesn’t explain how he can be seen, talked to, and generally interacted with by Wonder Girl, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Zauriel, Metamorpho, the entire “Cult of Connor”, Supernova, Booster Gold, Skeets, 90% of downtown Metropolis, the owner of his storage shed (who called Ralph, not a next of kin for a deceased Ralph), the police officers who found Sue’s tombstone defaced, and the young man in the cemetary who recounted seeing Ralph before when he was Elongated Man.

Just saying, DC, lots of gaps…

Perez Hilton is an idiot.

In Celebrities Are Wacky!, Random Shit on December 19, 2006 at 10:08 am

Looks liike Perez Hilton (author of PerezHilton.com and no, that’s not his real name.) is getting sued by X17, who own the copyrights of several celebrity photographs which he posted without permission.

Whoops!

Now you see why I’ll never do a bitchy celebrity blog. Yes, I love reading Hollywood Tuna and Popoholic, but a) the celebrity infatuation is bound to die very, very soon and b) shit like that always happens. That’s why Spoilery Bits remains your source for scathing, ranty articles on video games, comics and more.