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What Stood Out at E3


If you’re like me you didn’t get to see a lot of the press conferences from E3.

So over here at A Bunch of Slackers we compiled a list of games that really stood out in our minds.

A lot of these games we will write about later as we learn more, but for now just check out these clips below and let us know what you think.

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The Ultimate Sports-Gaming Series (NBA 2k12)

Hello people!  I’m here to talk about a basketball simulation and a recent competition I had with said simulation but what is at the forefront of my mind right now are those before-and-after-balding-cures-for-Men commercials.  Those things are ridiculous.  They show the depressed bald guy before, then the newly acquainted ridiculously good looking guy after.  In addition to re-establishing your hairline apparently these balding cures give you MUSCLES and a TAN!  You don’t even have to look close or put your contacts in to see that the “before” is not the same person as the “after.”  Then it gets worse when the women in these say things like, “oh my God he just looks so much better now, I love him more and more each day.”  Because you didn’t love your husband when he didn’t have strands of protein growing out of his head?  Oh Lucille, you’re so shallow.  Don’t take those floaties off when you stray from the kiddy-pool you might drown.

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Jack White Ranked from Good to Better

I didn’t want to use the clichéd title of “Best to Worst.”  Truth is I may be a little too biased to be writing this article because as an avid listener and fan I don’t believe Jack White the performer is capable of procuring a bad album.  In his time with the White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather, and with his newly released solo-album Blunderbuss the guitarist, singer/songwriter, pianist, and drummer has covered blues, country, metal and punk with more than one unmatchable approach.  His unique take on classic genres has him establishing himself into modern rock legend as we speak.  So I figured it was about time to rank his albums as a member of his three bands and as a solo artist.  Not counting his time on the Danger Mouse produced Rome or the live albums Under Great White Northern Lights and Under Blackpool Lights by the White Stripes, Jack’s musical apparatus reaches 11 albums total.  Such a delightful number if you ask me.  Why not just rank the top 10 and make the odd man out an honorable mention?  Because this list goes to 11!  Enjoy. Read More…

Review: The Avengers

My first midnight premiere of the year, the first of many, was Marvel’s The Avengers. I was not disappointed.

From beginning to end there was non-stop action and incredible set pieces that kept me engaged fully. The almost two and a half hour movie flew by and left me wanting more. Writer/director Joss Whedon gives every nerd in the world the movie we all want and deserve and has raised the bar for all superhero movies to come. Read More…

Album Rec’s For Your FACE!

I’m feeling nostalgic today.  In honor, here’s some obscure and famous album rec’s from the old days, modern and classic, that’ll hopefully get you through your current day.  Enjoy music junkies!

*Nostalgic & Obscure Modern Album Recommendation*:  The Greenhornes, Dual Mono (2002)

Summary:  If you love Classic Rock, there is something here for you.  The album strings together 12 songs of blazing guitar melodies and the occasional drifting keyboard bit.  Each song sounds like an homage to the past, whether it’s Fleetwood Mac or late 60’s psychedelia.  This band is also the home and birthplace of Raconteur’s drummer Patrick Keeler and bassist Jack Lawrence.  Jack White approves of these guys and it’s apparent why.

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Your Weekly Movie Drinking Game Recommendation (4/30-5/6)

In case you’re wondering what I’m listening to while I write this and I know you’re all on the edge of your seat!  It’s Phoenix.  The indie-rock group Phoenix from France.  All day long.  What a great band, they are so cool.  With their rolling guitar and pronounced keyboard melodies coupled with great vocals and lyrics, the band fr- ahh, what am I doing?  I’m supposed to be talking about a drinking game and a movie.  Sidebar alert!  Screw it.

Somebody got DRunk last night.  Somebody got cute and decided that it’d be a good idea to do a drinking game on a Tuesday night being unaware of what the possible outcome could be.  Well, two people because I played this one with a good friend, I’ll just refer to her as Helen of Troy.  (SHOUTOUT!:  Thanks for doing this with me.)  I knew going into this it would be an ambitious one and having seen the movie I was certainly aware of the excessiveness of this event.  However, I never really thought of it in terms of drinking and exact numbers.  Truthfully, the only research I did was to see if this had been done before.  And while I’m sure thousands of people have attempted this around the world on a whim or on the regular not a soul has written about it.  They have drinking games for this movie online but none of them pertain to what I’m going to enlighten you on.  So I thought what the hell?  Enjoy!  But wait, the rules, I promise I won’t do this too much more.

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Your Weekly Movie Drinking Game Recommendation (4/23-4/29)

Hello everyone.  This is the first installment of a new segment at A Bunch of Slackers.  In this weekly segment we will watch movies and drink during them so as to experiment and share with our readers the best and not so best movie drinking games that people have thought of and recommended.  Future recommendations are always welcome.  Keep in mind that a good movie drinking game involves a certain funny/dramatic/ironic instance that is repeated several times over the course of the film.  For example, how many times does Paul Walker say “bro” in the first Fast and the Furious, or any of the Fast and the Furious movies for that matter?  I can estimate that it would be enough to get me to 5:00 Eastern Hammertime.  Seriously, he says “bro” way too much.  Perhaps I’ll do this one later; the least it could do is make that movie more enjoyable.  But I digress.

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