He is the visionary mind behind critically acclaimed books such as "The Killing Joke" and "Watchmen" and has helped shape the comic book medium into what it is today. But over the last few years he has spoken out against the seemingly never ending retelling, rehashing and recycling of the same stories that have become the staple of modern comics. Alan Moore, the enigmatic genius writer, recently announced his official retirement from comic book writing and in this very special ToB Interlude we take a look back at his long career. We reexamine "Watchmen", which may be his most enduring creation, as well as address his stance on today's comic book industry.
On this episode of The ToB Podcast the guys recap the last two weeks of geek news. Including: all the new images from the set of Justice League, the possibility of Mr. Sinister being the big bad of Wolverine 3, the change of composers for Star Wars: Rogue One and what we would like to see from a Star Wars live action TV series. In addition to that, the 2016 Emmy Awards were this past weekend so the ToB Crew recaps the winners and losers of the big TV event. All this, and so much more on this weeks Tower of Babble Podcast!
This week on the show Julian sits down with Lesley Klassen and Rachael Hosein of The Campfire Union, a local VR development studio here in Winnipeg. The discussion moves from the founding of the studio and what they've been working on to a conversation about the challenges of VR development and what it means for the technology when massive companies like Facebook, Google and HTC get involved. They also shine some light on the local game dev scene and give their take on why they believe Canada has become such a hotbed for amazing game development. All this and so much more on this weeks episode of the Tower of Babble Podcast!
Playstation brought their VR headset to town so I swung by their demo booth to check it out. From underwater shark encounters to 3D puzzle games Sony came with a diverse line-up of VR titles. Not everything blew me away though, check out my impressions to learn more about my experience with what many people are calling "the future of gaming".
Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. It’s boosted Nintendo’s stock by over 25% and it hasn’t even been released worldwide. With over 10 million daily active users and growing it’s quickly become the newest mobile gaming craze, and one that looks to stick around a lot longer than Flappy Bird. Having only just been released in Canada on July 17th, we here at the ToB Podcast are about a week behind the phenomenon that’s been sweeping the US. But now that it’s here and I’ve had just under 48 hours to sink my teeth into it I’m ready to document my experiences going forward. Stay tuned to this blog post, as I’ll be updating it as the days go by with my latest thoughts and new screen grabs as I try to catch em’ all.
I lay out my thoughts on the upcoming Academy Awards and give my brief impressions on each of the Best Picture nominated films. Plus, Is The Revenant really the frontrunner to take home the golden statue? Do all the Best Picture nods deserve their nominations? Find the answers to those questions and more below...
The internet hordes that fill the comment sections and message boards across the web tend to come across as a somewhat bipolar. You see the extremes of people's opinions everywhere. You either love something or hate something, it’s either the best or the worst, right or wrong. You get the idea. And lately the internet commenters have turned their divisive gaze towards Marvel and DC...
Jaime and Bronn arrive in Dorne, Jon plans for the Wildlings future, Cersei makes her power known, Sansa gets to know Ramsay, Stannis leaves Castle Black, the Faith Militant is reborn, Ser Barristan proves his valor, Jorah and Tyrion reach Valyria, and Daenerys seeks revenge.
Arya gains admittance to The House of Black and White at a high cost, Brienne locates Sansa, Another royal wedding is celebrated, The Bolton's consolidate power in the North, Stannis details his plans for the North and offers Jon his greatest desire, Littlefinger promises Sansa revenge, Daenerys sits in judgement of her enemies and allies, Tyrion and Varys arrive in Volantis, and Jon Snow is honoured by the Night's Watch
Some exciting food for thought. We're all aware of the problem solving and coordination skills video games can endow, this TED talk considers other more unorthodox benefits and their social applications.