Old school arcades are a rare find these days (Dave and Busters does not count) which is why it was a big deal in the Southern California geek world when EightyTwo announced that they were opening a barcade. On their opening weekend, I was invited to a birthday party of a friend’s friend. Normally, I would hide in my cave to avoid social anxiety but this time, I happily accepted the invite so I could waste many quarters!
We talk to game writer, Mike Myler, who is representing from AdventureaWeek.com, a subscription based website that provides D&D and RPG Pathfinder compatible adventures. We chat about RPGs, writing for them and their successful Kickstarter for Rise of the Drow. We asked a bajillion questions and Mike tells us how he got into writing for games and what gets him excited about the industry as a creative person.
Our favorite people, Juan and Vito had Gizzy B and I on their podcast, with comic book writer, Mark Sable! Gizzy B had been on their podcast before but this was my first time. We had a lot of fun discussing some comic news and basking in the Mark Sable glory.
47 Ronin is a fantastical retelling of history, based on the legend of a group of samurai who avenged their master’s honor. The movie combines the legend of the actual 47 Ronin, a little re-writing and a dash of Japanese mythology. Overall, I found that it was a fun ride and a very pretty movie to watch — the backdrop and costumes for this film was gorgeous.
Yes, 47 Ronin has gotten blasted by critics, but for me, there is something to be said for this movie even existing at all in Hollywood.