🕹 Started Virginia →

Virginia is a first person interactive drama. It is the story of a recently graduated FBI agent and her partner as they seek to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a young boy.

Had a rough go of it streaming last night and ended up playing and then returning a couple games. I think I need to get back into the habit of just jumping on No Man’s Sky when I’m not sure what to play. 🕹️

Shortbox Episode 003

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On this week’s show I’m talking about Batman #53, Pearl #1, and a missed connection with Justice League Dark #1 a few weeks back. I also look ahead to next week’s releases, highlight a graphic novel by a friend from the internet, and answering a listener question about single issues vs. collected editions.

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I’ve said it already but I really love those logo-less virgin covers DC’s been doing.

It’s been a super busy week getting acclimated to my new job but I did manage to record a new episode of Shortbox tonight, which will be available tomorrow. 🎙️

These past few issues of Batman have been particularly great, both on their own as an arc but also as a follow-up to Batman’s big issue 50 wedding. Tom King, Lee Weeks, and Betty Breitweiser are on another level.

It won’t happen every week but I’m releasing Shortbox episode 2 today instead of Friday since it’s ready to go and I’m anxious to get it out there. Happy Thursday! 🎙️

Shortbox Episode 002

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This week I’m talking about Amazing Spider-Man #3, Fantastic Four #1, and Catwoman #2. I also look ahead to some upcoming releases, the latest Valiant Comics Humble Bundle, and answer some reader questions.

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The Fantastic Four return to comics this week

Art by Alex Ross

Todd Allen, writing for The Beat:

As you may have heard, Fantastic Four #1 is on sale Wednesday (and that means midnight for some stores).  Marvel would really like you to be aware of that.

I can’t believe I never mentioned this release on last week’s episode of Shortbox.

After years without an actual book to their name, the Fantastic Four are relaunching this week at Marvel with Esad Ribic, Sara Pichelli, Dan Slott, and more at the helm. While I’ve never been a big FF fan, I can’t not pick up a milestone issue like this – if only for the creative team involved.

H1Z1 officially comes to the PS4 →

Given the decline in player base on PC, I wonder how many people will actually play this on PS4.

Also, curious where the Z in the name fits in anymore. Are there any zombies actually in Battle Royale mode? Maybe there should be? It might be a good way to distinguish the game from others like it.

🕹 Started Yakuza 0 →

Yakuza 0 is a prequel set in 1988 to the Yakuza series of games developed by Sega, taking place before the first Yakuza game. Like in the previous games, the game’s main setting is the fictional town of Kamurocho in Tokyo.