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NY Comic Con 2011 Roundup – Rockstar Shines, Star Wars Stumbles

Every year, NY Comic Con showcases the industry’s best upcoming games and demos for the public to enjoy. Here’s what I found interesting this year while I roamed around the exhibition floor. Like this:Like Loading…

New York Comic Con 2010: The Video Game Round-up

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com. Published October 12th, 2010.) In the past, comic conventions served as a place where fans of Marvel, DC or other comic publishers could pick up rare back issues on the cheap and hang out with fellow superhero fanatics. Today, conventions, or “cons” as they are affectionately called, are more than just…

Review: Monday Night Combat (X-Box Live Arcade)

(As seen in part on TwinGalaxies.com.) You’re a clone living in the not so distant future, in need of money to pay the bills and feed the kids. What do you do in order to make ends meet? Fight for your life in front of a live studio audience! Like this:Like Loading…

Review: FIFA 11 (X-Box 360)

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com.) Not so long ago, gamers like myself would readily mock the overall quality of EA Sports‘ FIFA soccer simulator. Digital superstars would move around the pitch in a fashion mimicking a malfunctioning robot. Goaltenders would readily leave their post without good reason, allowing opponents to score goals without opposition. And the…

Review: Call of Duty – Black Ops (X-Box 360)

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com.) In April 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered the most dangerous and aggressive overthrow of a sitting foreign ruler in the country’s still expanding history — namely, he green-lit the assassination of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Though the mission, coined the Bay of Pigs Invasion, was unsuccessful, it stands a dramatic…

Admiral’s Row Threatened by Snow

(As seen on BrooklynBased.net, published on January 4th, 2011. Illustrations by Lucy Sikes) For nearly eight years, Scott Witter has campaigned for the preservation and landmarking of Admiral’s Row, the once prestigious strip of pre-Civil War-era brick brownstones along the Flushing Avenue side of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Now, the dilapidated houses, marred by crumbling…

Walking Against the Bulldozers

(As seen on the NY Times’ Local Blog, published on October 18, 2009. Photos by Nicholas C. Martinez) “Develop Brooklyn, don’t destroy it,” went the rallying cry of nearly 200 protesters who marched along the busy sidewalks of Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street on Saturday. The demonstration, led by City Councilwoman Letitia James, was the…

“There’s an inherent danger to it”

(As seen in the NY Daily News and online at NYDailyNews.com on January 5th 2010) FDNY CHIEF Brad Walls surveyed the facade of the Whitestone Shopping Center as his firefighters from Battalion 47 approached the flamed-filled Lollipops Diner. Before the firefighters could turn their hoses on the blaze, the restaurant’s front window melted and the…

Lost your job? Throw a party!

(As seen in AM NY and on AMNY.com on 10/23/09) Elizabeth Scholander, of Brooklyn, lost her job at Citibank last year. As she began her job hunt, she stumbled onto her first pink-slip party. “It was pretty much a job fair,” said Scholander, 25. “But in a relaxed, social setting, held in the evening. I…

Review: Transformers – War For Cybertron (X-Box 360)

The war for Cybertron has begun and the only weapon that can turn the tide is you. Transformers: War For Cybertron, now available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the PC, throws you into the global conflict that precedes the famous 80’s cartoon series. Gamers can play as their favorite Transformers characters, either Autobot and…

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