Daily Archives: April 27, 2015

Broken Age: Act 2 Review

Spoilers for Act 1 ahead. Head over here for our full Broken Age: Act 1 review.

Broken Age: Act 2 is a smart, fun, challenging cap to Double Fine’s Kickstarted adventure. Still just as gorgeous and well-written, Act 2 is nearly twice as long as its predecessor. It ups the ante with surprising new characters, intriguing story reveals, and some really ingenious puzzles for the most part. There are a few nagging challenges along the way, but nothing that really detracts from the fantastic adventure at hand.

Picking up right at Act 1’s phenomenal cliffhanger, a bulk of Act 2’s charm is how it flips the first part’s script on its head. I really enjoyed how the theme of role reversal seeps through nearly every moment of Act 2. Exploring a decrepit Mog Chothra as Vella, and meeting the citizens of Meriloft as Shay shine new light on the events of the first half of the game. Controlling both characters as they come to terms with the realizations that they’ve been lied to for a bulk of their lives constantly provides hilarious, and often-times poignant moments. It’s a well-written and surprisingly-mature story of growing up, dealing with the messes life throws at you, and ultimately coming out a better person.

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Super Troopers 2 Smashes Crowdfunding Goals

Super Troopers 2’s Indiegogo campaign has pulled in more than $4.4 million.

The campaign fell shy of the ‘Live bears in the movie’ stretch goal of $4.5 million, but more than 50,000 people contributed funds to the total tune of $4,444,430 USD.

The Indiegogo campaign secured $2 million in its first 24 hours.

Super Troopers 2 is now the second most successful crowdfunded film behind 2013’s Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign.

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Green Lantern & Blade Runner 2 Screenwriter Reportedly Hired for Wolverine 3

The latest standalone Wolverine may have found its screenwriter in Michael Green, whose credits include Green Lantern and the upcoming Blade Runner 2.

The Wrap reports Green is currently working with director James Mangold to pen Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Logan in the X-Men franchise. A previous draft of the script was written by The Wolverine scribe, David James Kelly. It’s unclear whether Green is working on rewrites or starting over.

Wolverine 3 will mark Jackman’s eighth time playing the mutant, unless he makes an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse.

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24 hours with the Apple Watch

Apple Watch face

I told you last week that I had an Apple Watch on order and that to get to that point I had gone through a few different emotions before eventually landing on one that had me rather excited about Apple’s first wearable and the future that it could have. As I write this I have had my Apple Watch on my wrist for a little over a full day, and I thought someone somewhere might be interested in how I feel about the purchase. I also wanted to share one or two things I have noticed after spending my first day with the Apple Watch, too…. Read the rest of this post here

24 hours with the Apple Watch” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Early Apple Watch tests show very accurate health and fitness data tracking

Apple Watch start workout

It is an incredibly precise timepiece, a new way to communicate, but it is also a smarter way to look at fitness. Timekeeping and communication aside, early scientific and less scientific tests show Apple Watch is actually very accurate at tracking health and fitness data…. Read the rest of this post here

Early Apple Watch tests show very accurate health and fitness data tracking” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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IGN’s Power Rankings: Suicide Squad’s No Joke

Welcome to Power Rankings, IGN’s weekly look at what has dominated the pop culture ecosystem. Using raw data collected from IGN, we’ve made order out of chaos, and bring you the heaviest hitters this week!

This week, the reveal of Jared Leto’s Joker from the David Ayer Suicide Squad movie turned the Internet upside down, and resulted in a #1 ranking. Avengers: Age of Ultron shot up the charts with a huge overseas bow, and Daredevil hung in for another week. GTA 5’s PC release also cracked the top ten.

See all of the rankings below, and be sure to visit next week to see how your favorites fared!

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Charge your iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously with these dual USB chargers

dual usb

The first night I took off my Apple Watch, I ran into a problem. I went to plug the charger into the outlet behind my nightstand, and I realized both spots were taken—1 by my iPhone alarm dock and the other by my lamp. So I started looking into dual USB chargers.

Figuring I wasn’t the only one coming up a plug short, I decided to share my findings here on iDB. I’ve compiled a list of 8 dual USB chargers that I feel are worth checking out. The chargers vary in price and design, and as usual, I’ve only included those with high ratings…. Read the rest of this post here

Charge your iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously with these dual USB chargers” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Avengers: Age of Ultron Has Massive Overseas Opening

While Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn’t open in the US until this Friday, it dominated the international box office over the weekend.

Variety reports that the $250 million production has already opened to $201.2 million across 44 territories, and it was the highest grossing film in all locations. The debut was higher than expected, with Disney projecting between $160 million to $175 million.

Age of Ultron also broke IMAX records with the largest international opening in IMAX history, not counting China, earning $10.4 million across theaters.

Marvel’s latest movie is projected to earn north of $200 million when it opens Friday in the US. Some analyst are even expecting it to top the first Avengers film, which had a record-breaking $207.4 million opening.

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Check Out Nic Cage’s Light-Up Superman Suit

The latest trailer for The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? has hit the Internet, offering us more images of Nicolas Cage donning his Superman light-up suit created for the unproduced project.

The  documentary from Jon Schnepp promises to tell the story of the ultimately doomed Nicolas Cage/Tim Burton Superman movie that halted right before production began.

The new trailer teases interviews with key members of the Superman Lives team, including director Tim Burton, third screenwriter Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), and first screenwriter Kevin Smith. You can also see previously unseen footage of Nicolas Cage in a special effects test and more of the light-up Superman suit.

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