• The Sandlot: Then > Now The Sandlot: Then > Now
    • "....and I like to do draw-ings." "....and I like to do draw-ings."
    • Top 5 Most Dysfunctional Movie Relationships Top 5 Most Dysfunctional Movie Relationships


Planetside 2: Massive Combat, Massive Fun

Planetside 2

It has been almost 9 years since Sony Online Entertainment(SOE) released the original Planetside for PC. The game was the first true MMOFPS to offer giant battles set across numerous continents, but the game never settled for the usual run and gun gameplay of many shooters during its release. Players chose their class, and had a wide variety of gear to unlock and use in battle. SOE never released formal records of the game population, but according to the wiki, it peaked at around 75,000 subscriptions.

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Tribes: Ascend(ing) to eSport April 12th

Tribes: Ascend

Hi-Rez Studios is putting the final touches on the open beta release of Tribes: Ascend in anticipation of the free-to-play “world’s fastest shooter” on April 12th, 2012. Although there are still a few gripes, the game is already measuring up to its previous installments in the series. I haven’t heard this many Shazbots since reruns of Mork & Mindy back in the 80′s.

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The Sandlot: Then > Now


After a sleepless night, with the sun beginning to peek through my curtains, I decided to put on the 1993 summer time baseball adventure, “The Sandlot”, to help me drift off to dreamland. After that (and still not being able to sleep), my curiosity set in: What does the old gang look like now? Well, I found out…and sometimes going on a Google search to find out what ever happened to your favorite childhood characters isn’t the greatest way to preserving one’s fondest memories.

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“….and I like to do draw-ings.”


After seeing my younger cousin’s post about a new app, Draw Something, with curiosity piqued, I hit the Android Market (more on that in a bit) (can I just say that I love the ease of being able to access the Market from my desktop browser, having apps sent directly to my handset?).  I downloaded the free version and immediately emailed the Market link to a few friends whom I know have Androids. Basically, Draw Something allows you to find friends (through Facebook, by username, or a random player) with whom you may partner. The nice part is that it’s a cooperative collaboration – you both earn points when a drawing is correctly guessed.

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Top 5 Most Dysfunctional Movie Relationships


February, that most dreaded of the Gregorian twelve, is finally over.

By now, most of us have accepted failure and abandoned our New Year’s resolutions. We’ve made dirty faces at a rodent and his promise of six more weeks of bleak, inconsistent Winter… and we’ve watched as the Greeting Card Holiday approached and quickly passed us by, whispering promises of fuzzy feelings and type-2 diabetes.

Valentine’s. A day to hide sharp implements, consume inordinate amounts of alcohol and avoid all forms of social networking. To celebrate its passing, and how much March is going to rock, Media Consumes Me presents the following list: the 5 most dysfunctional movie relationships.

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Why “The Help” Isn’t Helping

The Help

I avoided seeing The Help until recently. I heard enough about it to be cautious, and finally agreed to watch it having almost no foreknowledge about the movie or the original book. To lay out the facts briefly – the film follows Skeeter (Emma Stone), a young white woman, as she writes a book about the experiences of the black maids in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. These stories are related to her through interviews, starting with Aibileen (Viola Davis) and Minny (Octavia Spencer).

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Assassin’s Creed 2: First Impressions


Assassin’s Creed 2 is the new release from Ubisoft, following the story of Desmond as he uncovers his family’s secret legacy. Met with equal parts praise and criticism, Assassin’s Creed was equal parts brilliance and mediocre tripe (which I guess is an accomplishment in and of itself). But the real question is this: is Assassin’s Creed 2 any better? (Warning: thar [may] be spoilers!)

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Buffy Fans Have Something To Sing About


It’s been more than six years since Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to an end, yet the series still lives strong in the hearts of the fans. One such groundbreaking, fan favorite, and Emmy nominated episode was that of the Season 6 musical episode entitled “Once More, With Feeling”. Shortly after Buffy is raised from the dead by her friends Willow, Xander, Tara, and Anya, a mysterious force sweeps through Sunnydale causing everyone in town to burst into song and dance.

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History and Review of the Fallout Series Part 2

Fallout Series Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about the origins of the Fallout series beginning with the inventive Wasteland by Electronic Arts.  I explored the heart of the series in Interplay’s Fallout 1 and 2, and talked a little about Fallout Tactics with it’s inclusion of real-time combat. I finished up without comment on the immature joke riddled console game Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Now I continue the journey of the franchise in Media Consumes Me’s History and Review of the Fallout Series Part 2.

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An Experiment in the Paranormal


I’ll be honest.

I didn’t write this article sooner because, quite frankly, the thought of doing so was too frightening. In fact, the thought of giving too much of my thought to Paranormal Activity is still cause for hesitation. Not because it was a bad movie – quite the opposite, in fact. The documentary-style film sets out to do one thing – scare the living daylights out of you – and does it extraordinarily well.

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