Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pac-Man’s 30th Anniversary

Today’s Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary! Google usually places unique images of its logo on its front page for special occassions. In place of that, they’ve made an interactive Pac-Man game in the shape of its logo. It’s pretty cool! Check it out at I also wrote a blog post about this on Game-Boyz here.

Iron Man 2

In more comic related “news,” I got to watch Iron Man 2 on Friday thanks to Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honors society of which I’m a member. I really enjoyed the movie. Some of the other people with me said they didn’t think it lived up to the hype. I don’t really know what hype they heard. Maybe I don’t pay attention to movie news enough.
There’s more cool suits more cool fight scenes, and more SHIELD. That’s awesome. The story, however, isn’t as driven as the first one’s story was. There were a few subplots happening, and this hurt the movie. I also would have liked to see more of Whiplash (who was never actually named). SHIELD was pretty cool, but they still held minor roles. I bet we’ll see a lot more of SHIELD in the Avengers, and I can’t wait to do so!

Captain America v4

After reading Avengers Disassembled and Captain America & the Falcon, I decided to finish up Captain America volume 4. I really liked it! The first arc had a very dark look to it and was about Captain America dealing with 9/11. It’s a little odd how 9/11 is a big deal in a universe that’s filled with supervillians. I haven’t actually read much of Marvel, so maybe no villian has actually succeeded in causing damage of 9/11’s magnitude.
Anyways, Captain America has to deal with the war on terror while not being used to this type of war. He also finds out (although isn’t positive about it) that the US government froze him on purpose because they were worried that he’d stop the bombing of Japan.
The coolest part of Captain America volume 4 was the last arc before Disassembled: Captain America is found in the ocean and taken to New Berlin (previously New York City) after Nazy Germany wins the war in an alternate timeline. He ends up contributing to an uprising before getting sent back in time to be discovered in the correct timeline. Seeing a Nazy controlled United States was really interesting. I wish there were more comics set in that timeline.

Secret War

I read Secret War (Nick Fury’s Secret War) recently. I enjoyed it, but I ended up having to flip back through it because I got a little confused. I feel bad for the people who read the six issue volume over the original run of 21 months. I really like Fury, so I was happy to see him get a lot of attention, but it had less SHIELD interaction than I hoped. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger though, and I have no idea where to turn next to find the answers for which I’m looking.