You really shouldn't have smashed his shield again.

Talking point: Which is your favourite Comic Character?

Talking point is a new idea we are looking to try out here at 8Bitalliance.com. Each week we will take one questions and do a few minutes discussion on it before handing it over to the comments on Facebook, youtube & the site.

For this first week, Paddy picked the question – Which is your favourite comic character? You will agree the outcome was interesting but now it is over to you guys & gals.

Let us know in the comments below which is your favourite and suggest a possible question for the next Talking Point. Everything is fair game, from politics to movies, music to games, hell we will even discuss our favourite womble if you so desire it.

Simply let us know below.

I bet pinhead is glad his isn't Marvel with all these hammers around

Comic Catchup: Fear Itself

I bet pinhead is glad his isn't Marvel with all these hammers around
I bet pinhead is glad his isn’t Marvel with all these hammers around

So as I mentioned the other day, we have planned including more content on this site outside gaming. To that end here is the first of a series of reviews on graphic novels.

Now as a warning do not expect there to be a large amount of organisation to the order these are done in.

When I was at university I was an idiot, I sold the entire of my comic collection and got a pittance for it. Since then I have been slowly rebuilding my collection but never got back to a point where I pick them up as individual comics.

Instead now I prefer to pick up graphic novels as they don’t rely on me having kept up with what has gone on in the universes. If there is anything that they really need me to know about in the timeline, that is not covered in the book itself, they generally put it in the foreword.

The first one that I going to review is the of the Fear Itself graphic novel, that brings together the core issues of that ark (Fear Itself Prologue: Book of the Skull & Fear Itself #1-7)  into one unified story.

What follows is an overview of the key points of the story, if you want to jump to the my opinions of the comic as a whole then click here

Otherwise continue to the overview

Episode #32: Unhappy Sock is Unhappy

God knows why but Gow loved this little guy

Well we may have passed the 30 podcast mark but that in no way means were going to take this any more seriously.

If we were I would have remembered that tis week was gamescom and planned ahead to have more episodes and covered more of the gaming news that came out of the event.

As it is I dont think we were faired too badly covering thing s from the news about Arkham city to the price drops of both the Wii & PS3.

More importantly There was last weeks competition – well after all that we could not pick between the top three and will give all of them with a game each at random – that’s just how generous we are

As always links to almost all the topics covered are 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 Thing.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Drinking Game

It doesn't matter what game it is you always default back to Ryu eventually

When it comes to drinking games, you really can’t beat a good old beat-em-up. This week saw the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

This game mixes all of your favourite Capcom characters; such as Ryu & Dante, with characters from the Marvel Universe; such as Wolverine & Spider-Man.

The mash-up results in some fast-paced, old-school ass kicking – as such, the any drinking game based on it has to be likewise old school and fast paced.

This game is based on the simple principal of levelling the playing field, be it skilled player or lucky button-basher this game will bring everyone down to the same level soon enough.

Rules

Down & Out – Playing the game winner stays on, at the end of each match each player takes a drink for every person on the other team they KO’ed.

That’s Just Embarrassing – If your last character isn’t knocked out by a special move, 1 Extra Drink for the winner, otherwise 1 Extra Drink for the loser.

Going the Distance – If a player manages to keep the controller for a full circle of all the challengers in the room, Everyone else in the room has to take Two Drinks

Obviously due to the speed of this game, and the fact that each round could see you having as many as 4 drinks, I would classify this as a Heavy drinking game (and one I can’t wait to fire up at the next games night)