Game x Movie: Pacific Rim

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Real Talk By: KJ

It’s Game x Movie time again. With the recent home video release of Pacific Rim, I thought it would be a good time to recommend some heavyweight titles. I’m talking about Mech-Suit games. The key here is to find titles, in which heroes are put to the test against big aliens. While they may not share a telepathic connection with their machines like our movie stars, the struggle remains the same. Here’s a couple of games PacRim fans are sure to enjoy.

Lost Planet

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The planet of E.D.N. III, is new the home of the human race. Unfortunately its inhabited by aliens known as the Akrid. It’s a cold planet, and mankind needs thermal energy to survive. Thankfully the enemies are filled with the stuff. Bigger threats, equals more thermal juice.  Players will take on massive creatures in certain parts of the game. Some of the Aliens will remind you of the Kaiju in Pacific Rim. The Mechs featured in this series was always a highlight. This was being considered for a movie adaptation. With the success of PR, and the upcoming Godzilla film looking legit, will Hollywood wake up again?

War of the Monsters

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Combatants were actually formed from the aftermath of an alien attack. Earth’s scientists designed a device that would destroy evil UFO’s taking over the world. The saucers were destroyed, but green goo emerged from the rubble mutating creatures. Characters pay tribute to King Kong, Godzilla, and 1950’s sci-fi films in general. Send enemies through buildings. Use Vehicles and other objects as weapons. The main character looks like Gypsy Danger so thats a plus (Same color scheme). This game is available on the PSN. Look for it in the PS2 classics area.

Earth Defense Force Series

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The EDF is good at defending our home. They are responsible for keeping the intergalactic threat the Ravagers away from the innocent. The firearms the Earth Defense force use are deadly, but the real fun comes from using all the Bots and various vehicles. This series always catered to the old school monster flicks. Some of the enemies are intentionally corny. Expect to see swarms of big ants. The series continues with a PS4 sequel recently announced.

I excluded the Pacific Rim Video game from the list, because it’s gameplay is rather clunky. Hopefully you enjoyed my pics. Go get these games, and watch the movie.

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Monthly High Scores I July 2013

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Reported By: KJ 

The Play Legit Fam is ranking not only the Game of the Month, and Trailer,  but other cool Happenings in the world of entertainment. Its one big Arcade cabinet. Who Earned the most points? See where everything landed. Twinkies returned and Dynasty warriors added another game to the series. Check out the Monthly High Scores of July 2013.

Superman x Batman Announcement

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It’s the biggest movie announcement in the history of DC. Finally Superman and Batman will team up, or possibly even throw down in this Man of Steel sequel. We can’t wait for its 2015 release date. Vex really broke down this comic book movie unveiling and other great ‘shockers’ from the comic-con event. Check out his pimptastic podcast right here. What villain(s) could make an appearance? Darkseid? Brainiac? The Mad Hatter? Sorry.

Game of The Month: Dynasty Warriors 8

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This is proof that a series deep in its years can still can still bring new features and fresh gameplay to the mix. DW brings online coop for the whole campaign, and ambition mode where you build your own empire. Check out KJ’s Video Review for more on this game

Pacific Rim Movie

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It was a movie that capitalized on animes, while setting its own trend in America. The film makers want this big monster fighting flick to be duplicated. With the Godzilla reboot currently filming, this isn’t a far cry from reality. The visual effects in rim are superb, and the cast inside the robot suits all do a decent job. The way the Machines and Humans are all linked together is truly a unique concept. Our favorite character aside from the Jaeger Bot: Gypsy Danger, would have to be Ron Perlman. No spoilers here, just go see it.

The Wolverine Movie

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Set after the events of X-men 3, Logan goes on a journey in japan to help a long lost buddy. This adventure could be ranked in the top three movies of the series. Take that however you want. This is a hero joint that is different from the pack, and that’s why we like it. Make sure to see the easter egg planted in the credits, it’s a must watch. The Wolverine would have climbed up higher on the list, if scenes hadn’t been removed and altered to accommodate the PG-13 Audience. The man has blades attached to his body Hollywood!

Twinkies Return!

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The ultimate gamer treat is here again. Twinkies have begun to hit store shelves. We knew it would only be a matter of time before they would be back. You simply cannot stop the fluffy goodness. The legend from the 1930’s lives on!

“An individual Twinkies cake is nearly 10 percent smaller — now weighing 38.5 grams from its traditional 42.5 grams. It also contains 135 calories per cake, slimmed down from 150 calories”. -New Jersey Herald

Trailer of The Month:  GTA Gameplay Trailer

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The Trailer of the Month has to be the Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer! StephO says: “Even though it clocks in at nearly five minutes long, there are so many new features to show off that the trailer is entertaining and fast paced throughout. GTA V launches September 17.” We posted the trailer on the site twice, so you know its gangsta. Here it is for the third time.

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