Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 91 !

This week I went to visit an asylum and I bought the highest rated DCEU movie!

Wonder Woman (blu-ray)

Wonder Woman is my favorite DCEU movie for a number of reasons; the action scenes are solid, the dialogue has a good mix between serious and goofy and the build up to the final fight is excellent. There are off course things that I didn’t enjoy (I’m not a huge fan of using so many slow mo shots) but overall it’s a really good movie! Seeing this made me even more excited for the upcoming Justice League film!

 

 

Manhunt 2 (PS2)

Working in a game shop has its perks and finding gems like this for cheap is definitely one of them. I paid €7.99 for this game and it’s in very good condition and complete. On eBay (I know that eBay prices are a bit inflated) one sold last week for €28 (and that came with a €12 shipping cost). Being a fan of the Manhunt series (real shame that it never got a third installment) I look forward to play the second one.

What’s your best purchase ever? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 84!

No new console this week but I did pick up a game for my newly acquired Xbox One and then some other stuff. Let’s dive into it!

Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)

I found this for €20 new which is an amazing deal knowing that it not only has Gears of War 4 but also includes all the Xbox 360 versions of the previous Gears of War games! Pretty neat.

The Final Destination (blu-ray).

My horror movie collection hadn’t seen any updates in a while so I decided to change that. I’m a big fan of the Final Destination series but this one is definitely the weakest of them all. Weirdly the normal blu-ray version was more expensive than this 2D/3D combo; no idea why.

The Cursed Crusade (PC)

I like games set in the Middle Ages so this game was on my radar for some time. I normally buy all my games on Steam but The Cursed Crusade wasn’t in the store anymore so I had to go to Amazon to get it. It’s good that it was cheap because it isn’t a good game.

What’s your favorite horror movie/horror movie franchise? Let me know in the comments! 

 

Public service announcement: From next week on weekly pick ups will be online at around 9 instead of earlier in the day. Stay tuned because next week will be another BIG post (I already spoiled a bit on my Twitter).

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 81!

I’ve picked up a lot of stuff this week so let’s dive straight into it!

TMNT Ninja Stealth Bike, Bebop Action figure and TMNT Sewer Sandcruiser

I went to a flea market and found the Ninja Stealth bike and the Sewer Sandcruiser for a very good price (€5 each). I know that they aren’t complete but for that kind of money I don’t really care. The Bebop figure (from the Out of the Shadows movie) is brand new and was on sale for €6.99; not a bad price for a figure that originally sold for €14.99.

X-Men Apocalypse (Blu-Ray)

The weakest film from the ‘new’ X-Men trilogy (First class, Days of Future Past and Apocalypse) but I needed it to further complete my Marvel movie collection. It was only €8 so it’s not that bad of a deal.

What’s your favorite 90’s cartoon? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 75!

Weekly pick-ups is back and it returns with a bang! I bought 2 seasons of a DC tv show and a PS4 game.

Gotham Season 1 + 2 (blu-ray)

Season 1 of Gotham wasn’t the best; it had some strong moments but overall it felt pretty ‘meh’. But Jiminy jillikers Batman did they go all out with season 2. Everything was just bigger and better and that trend continued in season 3.

Far Cry 4 (PS4)

Far Cry 4 should have been called Far Cry 3.5 and didn’t really deserve a full €60 price tag on release. The fourth installment didn’t add a lot so that’s why I didn’t pick it up when it was released. I recently saw it for €17 as part of the Ubisoft deals and I decided that this was the right time for me to pick it up.

What’s your favorite DC tv show? Mine’s still Arrow (Season 5 has been really good) but Gotham is close on its tail!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 71!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Heroes in a half-shell

Turtle power!

Owh yes, this week it’s all about the mighty heroes in a half-shell (the song is stuck in your head now isn’t?). And we get a last minute visit from a cowboy!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (PS3)

This game received some horrible reviews but because it was so cheap (€8) I decided to give it a try. It’s a standard brawler but that’s not a bad thing for me because I like those kinds of games. It does get repetitive after a short while so I only play 1 level at the time. For the price it isn’t a bad game if you want to play a TMNT game but I do see why it got bad reviews.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 movie pack ! (blu-ray)

This set contains both the TMNT films with Megan Fox. They aren’t the best films in the world but they are entertaining. The second one, for me, is better just because it has Beebop and Rocksteady.

Red Dead Revolver (PS4)

Red Dead Revolver was one of my favorite games on the old Xbox. When I saw it discounted on the PSN Store I decided to get it and see how good it is by today’s standards. So far I’ve played about 9 chapters and it’s not as good as I remembered it; the game has so many glitches that I didn’t notice (or can’t remember) when I played it on the Xbox. It still is a fun game but be aware; the game is a probably a lot better in your head than it is now (nostalgia goggles are a powerful weapon).

What’s a game that you loved when you were younger but that didn’t really pass the test of time? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 66!

Last week I bought Dead Rising 3 and this week that zombie trend continues!

Dead Rising Watchtower and Suicide Squad (Extended Blu-ray Digibook) (blu-ray).

Dead Rising Watchtower isn’t going to win any awards but it’s a decent adaption of the Dead Rising games. Could it have been better? Definitely but it is OK. It was also really cheap which made the decision to buy it a lot easier.  Suicide Squad received a lot of bad reviews but I didn’t think it was that bad; an average movie (it could have used a better villain for example) but it seems that it’s cool to hate everything that DC puts out. This is the Digibook version which includes both theatrical version and the extended cut and it also includes a little book with some more information about the members of the Suicide Squad. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that there’s a little tear in the left bottom corner; that hurts my collector heart.

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Dead Rising (PS4)

The original! I played this game a lot on my Xbox 360 and I loved it! Even though it’s probably the hardest game in the series it’s still a ton of fun. I bought a physical version because I like to have physical copies of games that I really like (that’s why I’m looking for a cheap physical copy of Dead Rising 3).

What’s your favorite Xbox 360 game? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 65!

The holidays are behind us and that means that a lot of big games are going to be released in the next couple of months. I also picked up one game (in the Steam sale) but it wasn’t a very new game. I also got a blu-ray set for Christmas and a couple of comics. Let’s get to it!

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition

I’m a big fan of the Dead Rising games and I was pretty sad when I found out it was an Xbox One/PC exclusive when it was released(back then I only had a PS4). But since its release I’ve gotten a gaming PC so when I saw this on sale I didn’t hesitate to buy it! A lot of stuff that made the previous Dead Rising games challenging has been changed; you can now save from a menu instead of going to a bathroom and you can combine weapons directly from the menu (if you have the blueprint); in the previous games you needed a work bench for that. These changes make the overall experience a little easier but not less fun. I’m playing this in co-op with a friend and it’s a ton of fun.

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The Hobbit/The Lord of The Rings Extended Edition (blu-ray)

A lovely Christmas present that I got from my parents. The Hobbit trilogy isn’t as great (it shouldn’t have been 3 movies to begin with) but I’m still pretty happy with this boxset. I already owned LOTR Extended on DVD but the blu-ray version looks just a bit better.

Batman: Court of Owls and City of Owls

I got interested in the Court of Owls because of ‘Gotham’ and that’s why I bought these two TPB’s.

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What awesome presents did you guys get? Let me know in the comments!