Monthly Archives: June 2014

Titanfall F2P This Weekend Only!

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

I never wrote up a review for Titanfall, but here it is: I love this game. It is one of those first person shooters that breaks the mold that Call of Duty and Battlefield have so neatly fit into since their dominance over the genre. And now you can play it for free.

https://www.origin.com/en-us/news/play-titanfall-free-game-time

Origin is starting what they call Origin Game Time. They will periodically set a game up with Origin Game Time, which is basically a timed demo. Think if Steam’s Free Weekend. The first title for Origin’s new marketing strategy is Respawn Enetertainment’s Titanfall. This weekend, you will be able to play the depute IP  from the re-branded developer that was once Infinity Ward. You’ll have 48 hours to to participate in a really fun gaming experience.

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World Cup Stars and their Comic Counterparts (Part II)

**NOTE: As I am still an American, I will refer to “football” as “soccer.” Suck it, rest of the world.**

I believe I speak for everyone when I say that the World Cup has not disappointed. At all. Some of the soccer stars highlighted in Part I of my series have shined like the badass superheroes they are. Some have not. Tim Cahill, who I compared to Wolverine, struck a thrashing volley with his Adamantium-boned  left foot. Clint Dempsey, or Iron Man, managed to weave his way through the Ghana defense with an entire nation on his back and score in the first thirty second of the USA’s first group match. He continued to play after getting his nose annihilated.  America. Ronaldo… Well, Ronaldo did this. Oh well, can’t win ’em all. Anyway, here’s a list of other notable soccer studs who play The Beautiful game in a heroic-ish and/or villainous way.

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60 Second Week in Geek #5 – June 16, 2014

In this E3-headline-packed episode, Jay-Rey shares some of the biggest revelations that struck a chord with the For the Blog crew!

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World Cup Stars and their Comic Counterparts (Part 1)

**NOTE: As an American, I will be referring to The Beautiful Game as soccer, not football. If that’s a problem, I don’t give a shit. You’ll still enjoy the article.**

Huzzah! The World Cup is here! It comes around every four years like Leap Day, but the World Cup is infinitely more awesome. Earth’s workforce maniacally plots do to as little work as possible. Earthlings lock their eyes to their TVs, computer monitors, smartphones, cardboard boxes with children re-enacting a soccer game and cheer their country on. They marvel at the silky touch (and even silkier hair) of Pirlo, the blazing speed and control of Ronaldo. Belgium’s Marouane Fellaini’s fro. They are dazzled by how Messi seemingly keeps the ball on a string as he marauds through helpless defenses. They are heroes.

In celebration of the biggest sports tournament in the world, For The Blog is going to attempt to fuse sport and geekdom a touch by pointing out the comic counterparts of some of the players showcasing their super-powers in Brazil. Continue reading

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Fact Attack – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

This week’s Fact Attack has the old For the Blog veterans, Naz and CR! Diving into the sewers to share some trivia you might not know about the 4 hero’s of New York. Not the Fantastic Four, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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