Arrow ‘The Climb’ Review and Thoughts!

Written By Native Gamer

arrow-season-3-logo-111246This was the Mid season finale of the third season of the hit show ‘Arrow’ and it continues to deliver very action packed and very emotional television.

We got to see the Atom suit in more detail, and we got a harrowing explanation of why Palmer wants to build it. Man, can anyone in this city escape tragedy? We also see why Palmer wanted felicity around, which officially makes her sidekick #1 of DCTVU because so many heroes want to work with her.

We also see more of young Ollie, learning to torture and interrogate more, while getting more info on the plan of China White and developments that affect the present.

On top of all that we finally find out who killed Sara, though it was through mind control proxy. Malcolm killed Sara by drugging Thea, therefore forcing Oliver to tell Ras, the Demons Head, that he killed Sara.

Laurel also has her own battles, albeit internal battles, to deal with as the hiding of Sara’s death becomes harder to do. Her mother shows up and knew almost immediately, and tasks her other daughter to seek vengeance. (Unrelated note: River Song anyone? Spoilers)

Oliver turns himself over to the League of Assassins, to a surprised Nyssa. But Oliver also has his own surprise in dealing with the League. His former handle, from the flashbacks, has joined the league after the apparent death of hours wife, he is obviously emotionally conflicted sentencing his friend to death, but remained steadfast in his devotion to the League.

This gave us a perfect opportunity to be reminded that Oliver is both a trained killer, and someone who would do anything for family. Olliity fan also get a scene where Oliver tells Felicity he loves her, before heading to his duel with the Demon.

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The fight scene was amazing, as always Arrow has the best fight scenes, and showed how dangerous the Demon really is, but shows how dangerous Oliver is. The latter can be difficult to remember sometimes as he seems to always be a step ahead of his enemies, and this time he is thoroughly defeated.

The surprise of course was him getting impaled on the sword, but of course this isn’t the end for Oliver. The most likely scenario going forward is that Ras, or someone else saves Oliver from death (One explanation is to bring the Lazarus pit into play of course). As he is healing and doing whatever he needs to do, Roy, Ray, and Laurel will pick up the slack back home, either believing he is dead or until he returns. When he comes back, Oliver will assume leadership of everyone except maybe Ray Palmer at first, who may have an ego issue. I doubt that Malcolm is done, or that we’ve seen the last off the League, but that will all have to wait until next year.

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Flash mid-season finale! The man in the yellow suit, our thoughts

Written by Native Gamer

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This was the mid season finale of the Flash, and it did not disappoint. We finally get to see the reverse flash, and we learn who he is. This episode was jam packed with stuff so we will just take it piece by piece.

 

Firestorm and Caitlin, this story line really has me intrigued. Caitlin is getting more development, that hints at an interesting future, and we got to see Firestorm in action a bit.

 

Barry, Iris, and Eddie, this love triangle finally became official. Eddie notices how Barry feels, and Barry finally confessed his real feelings to Iris. This could have major implications down the road, possibly leading into several different arcs they can pull from the comics. Cobalt Blue maybe, or a Hunter Zolomon Esque ‘Professor Zoom’?

 

Barry and Detective West, this may not seem like a huge moment at first but hear me out. That speech West gave Barry (almost had me in tears but irrelevant) will be important as the Reverse Flash Arc. Barry will be doubting himself and that light will be what gives him the push he needs to ramp up his speed.

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Finally of course, Barry and the Reverse Flash. The confrontation, and reveal they’ve been teasing since episode one. Barry is overcome with anger, understandably, and gets his butt handed to him by the enigmatic ‘Man in The Yellow Suit’ throughout the episode. So much of Barry’s side was coming to grips with what he feels and realizing he isn’t where he needs to be.

But this isn’t the only interesting things about this confrontation, for one they teased time travel in the reveal, which I will get to shortly, and that Barry will eventually travel to the moment of his mother’s murder. Does this later mean we might get a Flashpoint tv story line? Possible but not at least until season 2. Also, given the reveal, why did Reverse Flash leave Eddie unharmed?

 

Now the big reveal, Dr. Harrison Wells has the Reverse Flash suit in his super secret futuristic room, and spoke with the voice he used during the episode in the post show scene. So now we know that he is indeed Reverse Flash, but is he the past version or the future version of the main one from the episode? Or was he a different Reverse Flash altogether? There have been 3 versions of the character and of the three, two heavily involved time travel, and time travel has been confirmed for the show. So either is a possibility. My personal feeling is that Wells is the future version.

 

But What does that mean for the gang? What does that mean for the rest of the season? I feel like they will discover Wells true identity by the end of this season, whatever the final answer may be. But what does that mean for star labs, and team flash? They will probably continuing operating together, minus maybe a character or two, but this team and Star Labs is too important to completely write off the show. I also think that we will start to see Eddie and Barry become closer so when everything comes to light it will be an even bigger fallout. Also, did you catch that Barry is getting a new suit, in the next time trailer? What do you think that will entail?

 

My main question for everyone is This though. When is Barry getting his own Flash ring?

 

What were your thoughts on the episode? Let us know below, and you can check us out on Facebook by clicking here.

DC just can’t win or maybe they just did

For the past week I’ve been sitting and trying to decide what to write about all the DC news that’s been coming out. There was the casting release for Suicide Squad and just more and more about the actors that are involved. My first reaction to the casting list was not good by any means. I love some of the actors involved but I’m not sure about all of them lining up in the same movie to play the rag tag  team of villains. I was done with DC. I had all but just folded in the idea of DCCU ever getting off the ground, but then I got to thinking.

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While I’m not sure that all these A list actors are going to pan out well for one movie, they have set up the greatest set of bad guys ever. You have A listers playing most, if not all, of the great bad guys. Will Smith playing Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex, and the Rock as the Black Adam (and that’s only 4 of them). They will not have a hard time bringing in a heavy hitting bad guy for a majority of the movies they have set to come. This move may be pure genius. It was one of the great things in the MCU. One tiny glimpse of Thanos made phase 2 more exciting and then they threw him into Guardians of the Galaxy which only made that movie just that much better.

A singular great villain can build something much bigger and they have a while lot more than one great bad guy. Now they just have to develop a storyline to match it all.
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With the future of the DCCU is now set on the evil side of things, the heroes are set to be the underdogs. Just like any story, your good guys are only as good as the heroes that have to over come them. This series seems like it will be darker and grittier than the Marvel movies we have all come to love, and I think that’s a great direction to go in. Lets see the DC universe bring these awesome characters to life. I may not be sold completely but things are definitely starting to look up in my opinion.

What are your thoughts? Do you have hope for the DCCU and this line up? Or even as a fan are you starting to doubt? Let us know in the comments below!

Top Ten Games from the PlayStation to the PS3 Plus free games!

Written by Native Gamer

In honor of the twenty year anniversary that PlayStation just celebrated I thought i would do a
personal top ten list of my favorite games from their first 3 consoles.

Other big news includes the announcement of the anniversary edition PlayStation 4, colored
like the original PlayStation and with the PlayStation camera.
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Also EA is giving three games away on the PlayStation Market for free until the end of tonight! The games are:

PS4: Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

PS3: Mirrors Edge

PS Vita: Need For Speed Most Wanted

Make sure to go grab these games before they are gone. Now on to my lists.
(Note: the lists are the opinion of the writer)


PlayStation

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1. Metal Gear Solid
2. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
3. Legend of Dragoon
4. Soul Reaver
5. Chrono Trigger
6. Spyro the Dragon
7. Crash Bandicoot
8. Persona 2
9. Silent Hill
10. Final Fantasy 7

PlayStation 2

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1. Fatal Frame
2. Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
3. Devil May Cry 3
4. Final Fantasy X
5. God of War
6. Silent Hill 2
7. Shadow of the Collosus
8. Persona 4
9. Jak & Daxter The Precursor Legend
10. Bully

PlayStation 3

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1. Assassins Creed 3
2. Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
3. Batman Arkham City
4. Mirrors Edge
5. Uncharted 3
6. Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of The Patriots
7. Fallout 3
8. Red Dead Redemption
9. Bioshock
10. Heavy Rain

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The Flash vs Arrow part 1 (The Flash) Review and thoughts

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(As spoiler free as possible)

Written by Native Gamer

Tonight was the first part of the 2 hour cross over event, the first half and what we will be talking about today, took part on The Flash.

This episode involved The Arrow (Stephen Amell) and his team going to Central City to ask
The Flash (Grant Gustin) and his team for help identifying a special boomerang that was used
in a murder, and getting caught up in Team Flash’s hunt for a Metahuman that can induce
uncontrollable anger in others through eye contact.

This episode did a lot of things right, both as a crossover and as an episode of the growing
DC television universe. The writing was interesting, and deep, plus the acting was all
performed perfectly. If I had one complaint it’s that the ‘villain’ served no purpose to the story
other than to infect The Flash and cause a fight between the two heroes, other than that the
character had no development in the story.
But the Arrow/Flash scenes were brilliant. The dynamic between the veteran vigilante and the
upstart Flash were executed nicely, showing the Flash’s fanboy tendencies, while Arrow
served as mentor and giver of hard truths to the younger hero.

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This episode did feature Some cool training scenes and dialogue between the two heroes, but
of course the coolest part of the episode the fight scene. It was excellently
executed and choreographed, and perfectly displayed the differences in style and experience.
A truly gratifying precursor to the television version of the Justice League.

There were other plot lines, and details, that was present in the episode that I am not touching
on in this episode, mainly because I want you to take the time to watch the DC television
universe that they are building. While DC doesn’t have my faith in the movies, this
separate television universe continues to impress.

I give this episode a 9/10 a great start to the on screen justice league that they seem to be
building. Make sure to check back for our thoughts on the second part to this great crossover

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Will the HellBlazer get a second season?

Written by Native Gamer

10787871_734659369944769_1354351686_aConstantine, a brand new DC show on NBC based on the Vertigo title “Hellblazer”, stars Matt Ryan (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag) as ‘John Constantine’ con man, exorcist, and master of the dark arts. Unlike the other DC shows that are big right now, this one focuses on the supernatural, and unlike the film that came out of the same name it sticks at lot closer to the source material. The show is still on it’s first season and it’s been halted at 13 episodes, and no decision has been made as to the shows future yet. The Following are my reasons why Constantine should be saved and not thrown out just yet.
Firstly, the show has great implications on the live action TV universe by introducing the1401230067.01.LZZZZZZZ
mystical. This gives so much more depth and lore for them to work with, including characters
like Zatanna, Doctor Fate, the Phantom Stranger and many many more.

Secondly, the show does indeed stick very closely to the comics that inspire it. Not that the
other shows deviate too drastically either but this one has done scenes that feel pulled directly
from panel. This is good for enthusiasts who loved the comics, but also could lead to people
that look more into the deep lore. If nothing else this gives them a long and deep library of
stories to pull from.

Thirdly, The show is much darker, this I bring up in a counter to the people that say that Arrow
and Flash feel like kids shows. I disagree, but there is no way you could confuse this show
with a children’s show.

Lastly, the show is just good. The acting, the writing, the directing, it’s all on point in a glorious
combination that isn’t often matched on American television. Matt Ryan especially shines as
the titular character, his ability really shows and each new episode makes it even more
apparent that this was a role he was born for.

If i can make any plea to people it would be this, please give this show a chance. My plea to
NBC is this, please don’t give up on the show. I truly feel like this show Being Cancelled this soon would be a bigger travesty than when ‘Firefly’ was cancelled.
What are your thoughts? Tell us below

Trailers that brought back my childhood

This week has been pure awesome for me. There are a few movies that I just can’t watch without thinking back to my childhood and getting the feels deep inside. This week, I got to see two of the major ones come back and I could not be more giddy.

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Early this week we got the trailer to Jurassic World! The original Jurassic Park movie was great. Getting to see dinosaurs and people walk side by side and watching those giant beasts rip up the big screen, was something I’ll never stop loving. The new movie looks to take the franchise where we all hoped it would go. The park is open, we treat them like zoo animals, and things go crazy. Perfect.

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Chris Pratt is taking the lead on this and after watching him In Guardians of the Galaxy, I’m really hoping he brings that same level of funny/action to a movie that holds a special place with me.

If you haven’t seen the trailer before, make sure to click the link below and enjoy!

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Now let’s move on to the movie that has arguably the biggest following of any franchise ever. Starwars is back and the teaser trailer finally made it’s way to the light. After dealing with the endless assault of fake trailers, rick rolls, and just trolls in general, it is finally here!

And we got everything we needed! The storm troopers are back and look like they mean business, the Force Awakens was not talking about the Jedi’s, and the Millennium falcon is still awesome!

There will be plenty of fanboys that will find tiny areas to nit pick but not this one. This fanboy is more than happy with what I saw. The empire is down but not out! Look for this to be a major theme through the first movie. The empire rebuilding and this new Sith/Bad guy coming to power and rallying what is left.

If you didn’t get to catch this one yet, make sure to click the link below!!

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Which movie are you looking forward too more? Are you like me and wouldn’t miss either of these for anything? Let is know in the comments below!!