Comic Comments: Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year 4

Injustice

Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Artist: Bruno Redondo / Mike S Miller / Juan Albarran

Issues (Status): 12 Issues (Complete)
Collected Trade: Yes (released 3rd May 2016 –Amazon)

Previous Comic Knowledge Required: A general knowledge of the DC Comics would probably be useful for an idea of who is who, but you could pretty much get away with just reading Injustice: Gods Among Us – Year’s 1, 2 & 3.

Basic Synopsis: After so long with no interest in the actions of humanity, Superman’s actions in taking control of the world has pissed off Zeus and the rest of the Pantheon. Forcing the Amazonian Army to join with them against Superman, Wonder Woman is left torn as to which side she will take, meanwhile Batman has to find a way to use this to his advantage. But what has caused Zeus to suddenly take an interest in the affairs of earth?

My Thoughts: I am liking the way that Injustice is picking a theme for each of its arcs, it really helps ground the story that could otherwise spiral out of control.

That’s not to say it’s completely grounded, this is a world where Superman and the rest of the Justice League are pretty much in control, the Green Lanterns have been wiped out, Superman was a Yellow Lantern and the Joker nuked Metropolis.

What was good about this year aside from the interactions between the Justice League and the Pantheon, was all the undertone for the greater story of this year.

There are characters within the Justice League that seem to be questioning whether they have gone too far. Lex Luthor has been subtly working in secret on something, as well as assisting the insurgency. Hal Jordan, now a Yellow Lantern, starting to worry about the state of Superman and some of his attitude and decisions. Even the animosity between Flash, Cyborg and Robin could be something that becomes interesting.

The way it wrapped up this year was a bit abrupt, but the hints towards the theme for Year Five were certainly interesting – if I have read them right I can not wait to see what it brings.

Recommendation: This is one of my personal favourite series at the moment, as it puts a new spin on all the characters because it does not have to worry about fitting into the rest of the DC Universe – well worth a buy as a result.

Episode 40: Last Minute Co-Host

This is what life with the DrunkenGamer can do to your mind

This week unfortunately was one of those rare weeks where Gow could not make it. I personally think he went to the fair, but who can blame him toffee apples are quite the attraction.

However the podcast must go on, I really think that the compulsion to get an episode out each week is starting to border on the obsessive. Anyway I was out of luck arranging a co-host this week, Alec was working nights & Craig had previous commitments, So I set to the task of doing a solo podcast.

I even managed to get to the release date round up before realising I had an instant co-host sat less than 20 feet away. After weeks as only being the occasional background noise I managed to get Mrs DrunkenGamer (Jo) to sit close enough to the mic to be heard. She then deliberately tried to be silly but that was exactly I was expecting.

Anyway as always links to almost all the topics covered in tonight’s show are available after the jump.

Also as always we are still taking suggestions for the mid podcast songs. So if you have a suggestion for song to be included in the podcast then put it in the comments of this post or send them too @DrunkenGamer or @D_Gow . They will be put on the short-list and you will be mentioned in the podcast itself when played

Anyway enjoy this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.

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Also for while now listeners have been asking for a way to buy us a beer and help us get drunk for their amusement, well now we have found a way. We have set up an Amazon wish list full of beer and sugary things that you can send to us (trust us were just as funny hyper as drunk). Anyone that does so can send any message with their beer and we will say it in the show. Amazon.co.uk: Drinky Talky Thing

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This is a crisis. A large crisis. In fact, if you got a moment, it's a twelve-story crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, 24-hour portage, and an enormous sign on the roof, saying 'This Is a Large Crisis'. A large crisis requires a large plan. Get me two pencils and a pair of underpants

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This is a crisis. A large crisis. In fact, if you got a moment, it's a twelve-story crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, 24-hour portage, and an enormous sign on the roof, saying 'This Is a Large Crisis'. A large crisis requires a large plan. Get me two pencils and a pair of underpants
A large crisis requires a large plan. Get me two pencils and a pair of underpants

Don’t be fooled by the images there is no crisis, I just had to get the images in there to solve one of the random words that Alec got asked to add. It was unfortunately too late for the recording but there was no way ‘Wibble!’ was going to be missed out.

As you may have already guessed, as well as the return of Gow to help round out the podcast, this week also saw a return Alec-Ross Bower. He joins us for the later part of the episode and has some very interesting things to say.

But the good thing about that image is that I also don’t need to do as much padding  🙂 So without further time-wasting, here is this episode

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Updates on stories from the last episode

Bulletstorm – it just wont go away! there is even more news in the bulletstrate
http://popzara.com/pages/1577/

Some more clues pointing to GTA 5 being underway
Is Take-Two’s “Rush” the Next Grand Theft Auto?

This weeks stuff

Loads of GDC news related to the Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo GDC keynote roundup: Netflix and free AT&T WiFi coming to 3DS this summer! — Engadget

Gaming of the future looks great as the GDC tech demos for both CryEngine 3 & Unreal Engine 3
It’s Real Time: CryEngine 3′s Real-Time Tools | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Check out Epic’s Unreal Engine GDC tech demo (while you can) | Joystiq

Adobe have made games dev lives easier, building a tool that will convert flash to HTML 5
Flash on iPhone ‘trick’ released by Adobe | Game Development | News by Develop

Australia are at it again and have refused Mortal Kombat a rating – Effectively banning it
Mortal Kombat publisher appealing Aussie ‘Refused Classification’ decision | Joystiq

GT5 will get in-race saves – endurance races a doddle now
Yamauchi: Gran Turismo 5 to get in-race game saves | Joystiq

Magicka to get an expansion based int he jungles of Vietnam
Magicka: Vietnam expansion announced (no joke!) | Joystiq

There are developers calling for limited numbers of patches for consoles to once again force developers to bugfix their code properly
Jaffe: Console makers should limit game updates to four per year | Joystiq

Epic would love to release Gears of War on PS3 but don’t have a plan too just yet
Gears of War PS3 is Something Epic Would Love

Bungie developer makes really shit joke and has the worlds gaming press confirming the bungie MMOFPS – this was soon fixed
GDC 2011: Bungie Confirms Next Game is Massively Multiplayer

Ms Splosion man gameplay video released – it’s looking good indeed
Ms. Splosion Man preview: Blow it, blow it away | Joystiq

Battlefield heroes passed the 7 million players – impressive
Battlefield Heroes bonuses are brought to you by the letters E, A, and the number 7 | Joystiq

Rumours start to circulate about the next generation MS hardware after a poorly worded job listing
Next-Gen Xbox Job Listings Posted

Alice: Return to madness gets a release date
Shadows of the Damned and Alice: Madness Returns get June release dates | Joystiq

Gows Random Words

Suffering Sukatash, Heavens to Murgatroyd, Monophthongisation, Cryptorchidism

Intro Remixed from WizWars – 8 Bit Raceway, which can be bought at http://wizwars.bandcamp.com/album/game-boy-rock-special-edition