TR Review: Pixels Is Kinda Wack, Man

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 10:46 am


Pixels is exactly what you think it is.

It's not really worth hating, exactly, but nor is it doing much to earn your love. Like the old arcade game icons it trots out for what is, essentially, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man part of Ghostbusters repeated four times, director Chris Columbus is a relic of the '80s hoping to coast on nostalgia and familiar touchstones to gain your inner child's heart by default. Ironically, just as the movie points out that the vintage games are most beatable because they follow patterns, Pixels will get a deserved critical beatdown because of the way it does likewise.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

Artwork by Citrus King

Well, with Comic Con finally behind us, Robotic Gaming Monthly is back after a short delay and ready to talk about...*checks notes*, E3. Damn, do I need to work on the scheduling for this column...

But awkwardness aside, it is time to look at some notable gaming trends seemingly on display at E3, review the latest games I could get my hands on, round up the latest game trailers and showcase them for the world...and then remember someone very special.

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All 22 of Our Comic-Con 2015 Video Interviews in One Post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:00 am


This is a wrap on our Comic-Con 2015 coverage, folks. And I happen to think that on a shoestring budget, with a team of one editor in San Diego, one in New York, and one correspondent in Hall H for one day, we stayed competitive with the big guys, who'll be doling out their coverage in drips and drabs for the next month or so while we're busy moving on.

Thanks to Jim for minding the fort and picking a Twitter fight with Max Landis, to Bryce for battling his way into Hall H, for Jason and Kyle who helped me do research, Julia for her "takeover" posts on social media, and Peggy who does my transcriptions. Being underdogs just means we try harder...and do better. I wish I could pay you all a million bucks.

Now, in case you missed any, here are all of our video interviews.

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SDCC 2015: Legendary Pictures/Warcraft Panel Report

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm

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Hot on the heels of LYT's interview with Duncan Jones about the Warcraft movie, Bryce Abood, our Hall H Correspondent, calls in with this report about the Legendary Pictures panel: "Crimson Peak looked good and all, but whatever, that Warcraft trailer looked incredible." Full description after the fold.

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SDCC 2015: New Transformers: Devastation Gameplay Trailer

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm


Platinum Games dropped a gameplay trailer for Transformers: Devastation today, and it is, in a word, squee Wheeljack. Okay, two words. Trailer's below the fold.

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SDCC 2015 Day 0 Link Roundup!

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 5:42 am


Happy Con Day 0! Here's a quick roundup of some other stuff that happened yesterday.

Just a reminder: if you're not following us on Twitter or Facebook, you're missing out on some great stuff as it happens.

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TR Interview: Weta's Richard Taylor on the Effects of Warcraft, Middle-earth and Avatar 2

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 4:00 am


The founder of the special effects studio most notably utilized by Peter Jackson took a few minutes to talk to us about the Warcraft movie, Narnia, The Hobbit and even Avatar 2.

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Comic-Con Interview: Warcraft Movie Director Duncan Jones

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 2:00 am


Will the director of Moon and Source Code make the first great video game movie? A group of us got to grill him and find out...if we could.

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Super-Awesome Helmet: Be Mega Man!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm


Somehow, I picture our games columnist Kyle LeClair wearing this as he compiles new lists of trailers, all while banging his head against the wall (safely protected in this new plastic cocoon, of course), going "Dammit, why the F*** can't Capcom make a new game as cool as this helmet?"

That probably explains why this light-up headwear has a soft, padded interior.

Made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit.
Preorders will begin at Comic-Con, so you can get a head start on being the next Capcom villain: Broke Man.

via Polygon

And the Winner of Our E3 Swag Contest Is...

Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm


The contest was to come up with a porn parody title based on a video game. As it was Bryce's idea, I let him decide the winner.

Honorable mentions are:

Jim Dandeneau - John Madden Foot Fetish 1996

Ryan Marsh - Two Girls One Cuphead

Nigel Crandall - Womb Raider

Steve Sulewski - Golden Brown Eye

Your winner is...

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