At the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards, Lucasarts announced Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. I know there were quite a few people who didn't care for the first game, citing problems with the control and inaccurate targeting, specifically with using Force abilities. While I acknowledge the learning curve, I don't feel that it hindered my enjoyment of the game. In fact, the story, which deals with the secret apprentice of Darth Vader, had me so invested in the game I had to continue. I found that before long, I had become very proficient in the control scheme, if not exactly mastered them.
The Force Unleashed was one of my favorite games of 2008, and I must say I am truly excited to revisit this time and this character. Enough talk, take a look at the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.
Forgive the indulgence, but I wanted throw this out there. I LOVE Roller Coasters. LOVE THEM. I love all kinds but wooden coasters are my favorite. Oh steel coasters are very good, and the loops, speed and heights allowed by a steel coaster are fantastic. There's just a quality to a well built wooden roller coaster that can't be met on a steel ride.
My wife hates them, which is fine. She would always watch the kids when I went on. Now my daughter is tall enough to go on, and she will go on many with me. My son is a daredevil, and I'm sure in a few years my poor wife will stand alone while the three of us go in line for our coaster rides while she stands alone waiting at the exit. Maybe (but probably not) she'll finally come with us. She used to like them, who knows why she doesn't now.
Here's a video of my latest ride, The Phoenix at Knoebel's Amusement park. My daughter loved it.
I took my daughter to her first comic convention today. The Scranton Comic Con 2009 is a small con, more of a dealer room than anything else really. There were a few creators, including Tom Derenick and Scott Beatty.
Unfortunatly, the whole thing was a little overwhealming for my 5 year old, so we didn't stay very long. I had a chance to chat with Tom and Scott, and with Dave the owner of my local comic shop, Comics on the Green, who was set up there.
In the end, I picked up some copies of Buck Rogers #1 from Scott, along with his Ultimate Gudes for Superman and Batman (all signed by Scott). I also asked Tom to add to my Justice League Sketchbook. He did a great Flash for me.
Pics after the jump, or check out more pictures from all our events in the Gallery. Later.
At long last, it's happened. Thanks to the wonderful artwork of Harold Jennett, who also created our logo (see top left of page), your hosts appear in the latest comic from M.I.M.E.S.
Created by "Raido" Wayne Cordova and Harold Jennett, M.I.M.E.S. has been a favorite of ours since it's inception. We're thrilled to be a part of it, even if we're being guided by the gentle hand of Half Hour Wasted's Brad Milyo and Frank A. Rincon.