Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Pixels ~ Right out of the box, this movie had more than a few things against it, first and foremost is that it stars Adam Sandler. Now admittedly, I don't hate Adam Sandler as much as I used to. The Wedding Singer is actually pretty darn good, and there are a couple others that don't make me want to blind myself with scissors immediately when they come on. It also stars Kevin James as the President of the United States. I'll just leave that right there and let that little nugget fry into your brain before I even get to the plot of this one.

Now follow along, folks. Back in the eighties days of videogames and arcades, Sandler and James were champions, along with Josh Gad (the dimwitted but lovable snowman from Disney's Frozen) and believe it or not, Peter Dinklage (who I hope fired his agent for this). Today, they are pretty much losers - yes, including President Kevin James, the others being a electronics installer, a criminal, a conspiracy theorist, and an ineffectual President.

The bad news is that all those years ago video footage of their tournament was sent into space by NASA, and now that footage has been answered by an alien race who believe it to be a declaration of war. These misguided but powerful enemies begin to attack Earth using videogames as their weapons, a la 'the form of the destructor' from the original Ghostbusters. Yes, we get attacked by Galaga on the aliens' first strike.

The situation gets worse from there as Centipede and Pac-Man attack and the president recruits his old friends to 'fight fire with fire,' as only old school videogamers know how to beat the bad guys at their own, pardon the pun, game. It gets old real quick. Now normally I steer clear of Adam Sandler flicks, but this juicy and explicit video review (not safe for work or kids) made it impossible to pass up. I just had to see this train wreck.

What is interesting to me is that before anyone, Ghosthead or not, spoke up about how the remake/reboot/re-imagining of Ghostbusters was ruining their childhood, the same accusations were made at this movie… and in this case, I can kinda see it. I grew up in the era of these videogames, and it does kinda feel like these people are taking a crap on my childhood.

Now it's not as bad as the above reviewer says, but it is pretty awful. If it wasn't for free cable I would be complaining much more loudly. It's watchable, and the kids might enjoy it more than adults, but then again, they won't have the slightest clue about these games or the other dated pop culture references here. And Peter Dinklage should be ashamed of himself…

Friday, December 16, 2016

Pokemon Go Is Dead

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How to Make DC Legends Better

Over at Biff Bam Pop!, founder and publisher Andy Burns loves the game DC Legends, but thinks it can be better, here's how, click here!

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Nintendo Switch

How would you like to switch from your TV to your phone to your tablet all while playing the same continuous game? That's what the Nintendo Switch is promising. Click here to read what gaming expert Mat Langford has to say about the Nintendo Switch at Biff Bam Pop!.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ratchet & Clank for PS4

While the PS4 is out of my reach, and I tried one of the Ratchet & Clank games for PS3, I have to say I a) didn't like it, or b) didn't understand it.  Either way, I put it back on the shelf and never popped the CD in again.  Biff Bam Pop's Mat Langford played the new PS4 game and posted his review here, check it out.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MLB 16: The Show - Road to The Show

When I game, and that's rarely, I never go near any of the games based on real sports, mostly because I have always sucked at real sports... probably worse than I do at videogames.  Yeah, that bad. 

However, Mat Langford at Biff Bam Pop! does know his videogames, and I wanted to link his latest review over at BBP! regarding MLB 16.  You can check it out right here

Thursday, March 24, 2016

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sneak Peek

Get a sneak peek at the new gameplay trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens over at Biff Bam Pop! right here.  Check it out!