Julian and Daniel sit down, sans Jeremy, to discuss the latest in geek news. Starting with, of course, Star Wars. They break down the Rogue One trailer, Ewan McGregor's idea for Obi-Wan movies and whats happening with the Ghost crew and Star Wars: Rebels. They move onto talking about the reveal of Amber Heard's Mera as well as the nonstop news train coming from the set of Logan. As far as TV news, there wasn't much but the guys talk about the popularity of Netflix and The Simpsons 600th episode. Moving to games, they delve deep into Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement and the reception of PSVR after its release last week. To wrap up Dan and Julian both discuss some of what they've been watching including Fincher's Zodiac and more!
Our first official instalment of our newest podcast; Westworld: Tower of Babble Breakdown. After mainly concentrating on the pilot episode last week, Julian and Daniel break down the 2nd and 3rd this week; "Chestnut" and "The Stray". They also discuss plenty of the fan theories that are floating around the web. Some of which are a bit more far fetched than others.
After a week off the ToB Crew returns to a mountain of news coming out of New York Comic Con and beyond. The guys get right into it by discussing Wolverine 3 (Logan), the latest from the Batman solo film (The Batman) and even a little bit about Blade Runner 2 (Blade Runner 2049), before moving onto discuss Disney's never ending roll-out of live action remakes, the latest from the set of Justice League and Daniel Craig's most recent remarks regarding James Bond. The gang then turn their attention towards television as they dissect the Iron Fist trailer, breakdown the premiers of Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl and mourn/celebrate the death of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. To finish it all off Julian, Daniel and Jeremy review both the premier episode of Westworld as well as Marvel's Luke Cage season one in its entirety. They attempt to wrap their heads around the high concept, sci-fi series from HBO before moving on to talk about Marvel's latest Netflix project. All of this and so much more in this weeks Tower of Babble Podcast!
When Marvel releases a new Netflix series everything stops. I become a hermit for a few days as I binge the entire season in an unhealthy amount of time. This continued to be the case with the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage. I shut myself off from the world, and much like a child that eats too fast, I ingested the entire 13-hour run in just over two days. I’ve spent the time since then actually digesting it. But unlike the kid who eats too quickly, it didn't leave me feeling sick to my stomach. Instead, I thought it was a fun ride even if it was, if you’ll allow me to continue the food analogy, somewhat undercooked.
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.