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Cool Stuff: David Couchariere - Animation Reel

Today we have an animation reel from David Couchariere! He attended university at Lycée technique des Arts et Métiers. Couchariere works at Dreamworks. Prior to that he was an animator at, Blue Sky. His filmography includes How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Flushed Away (2006), Ice Age : The Meltdown (2006) and Robots (2005). I enjoyed the skill he showed in both the […]

Squee! - Captain America: Super Soldier

Captain America: Super Soldier is another upcoming game release that’s shaping up to be pretty cool. It looks gorgeous and if it plays as just as well, I’ll be set! In this third-person action/adventure game you’ll play as Captain America and face down the Red Skull’s army during World War II. The story was written […]

Squee! - Thor: God of Thunder

Thor: God of Thunder, is coming to video game systems three days before the upcoming May 6th movie release. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty psyched!  One of my first introductions to Norse mythology was at the Lehman College library at age, “tiny Eileen”. I actually don’t remember how old I was, but my […]

Cool Stuff: Summoner Geeks/Attacking the Darkness

Summoner was one of the launch titles released for the Playstation 2 in 2000. Though the game received favorable reviews, I did not like and never finished playing it. I do, however, have this game firmly embedded in my memory because of a brilliant little easter egg hidden in the credits. The team at Volition, […]

DSi XL: A Good Thing in a Not-as-Small Package

Bottom Line I’ve been happy with the leap from the DS to the DSi XL. If this is your first entry into Nintendo’s gaming systems or you’re a collector of portable game devices, the larger screens and better speakers make this a solid purchase. Review DSi XL vs. DS Lite: Size Comparison The DSi XL […]

"The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks": The Little Train That Could and Does

Bottom Line The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is a fun and satisfying journey. The game corrects pacing issues found in the previous series entry and contains some interesting story and game play twists. Review In this latest foray into the Wind Waker mythology, descendants of Link and Tetra must embrace their destiny as Hyrule, […]

Cool Stuff: The Real Legend of Zelda 3

The Real Legend of Zelda is a series of parody shorts created by Jerry Padilla. The three shorts were created years apart and it’s fascinating to watch him evolve as an animator and director with each. The graphics in the third are noticeably better than the first two. The shots are well-framed and more complicated. […]

Cool Stuff: de Blob 2 - The Astronaut

It’s time for more cross-media video game fun! In The Astronaut, Blob visits the Graydian Employment Office to choose space as his career path. He immediately realizes his mistake as he’s attacked by mechanical arms and transported to a space station. He meets danger as he’s sent outside in a space suit with solar panels but […]

Cool Stuff: Final Fantasy A+

We’re going to keep it light on the blog with a video game themed week! Today’s Cool Stuff features the Final Fantasy A+ short, a tribute to the Final Fantasy universe. John Su created this as the final project for his high school Japanese class in 2003 and uploaded it to Newgrounds in 2004. It’s not […]

"Metropia": An Underwhelming Underground

Metropia takes us into the alternate near-future of 2024 Europe, sometime after the depletion of our natural resources and a severe economic crash. A massive subway network has emerged, connecting the all of the countries throughout the continent. Roger, our paranoid and emotionally castrated protagonist, swears his mind is invaded by a stranger’s voice whenever […]

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