Pick of the Geek (April 17-26 2017)

A new week, a new Pick of the Geek! As with previous articles, Pick of the Geek brings you all the latest movies, TV shows, comic books and other happenings in the world of geek. This week promises to be a monstrous one with what’s in store for us. So without further ado, here’s what caught the eyes of the Geekend Gladiators.

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In the Car After (Ep. 19) Captain America: Civil War

In the Car After is finally back after a bit of a hiatus! We’ll explain in next week’s episode but for now enjoy this one!

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How Captain America knew about Tony’s parents- Civil War Ending Explained [Spoilers]

We might have already seen the exact scene where Cap finds out.

(Warning: Spoilers for Captain America:Civil War. I will detail a very crucial plot point essential to the climax of the movie. Please do not read if you have not watched it.)

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When we last left off the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

 

It has been a while since we’ve gone back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the latest film in the series being Marvel’s Ant-Man premiering in July of 2015. With the new Captain America: Civil War movie upon us, We thought we’d whip up a little refresher course on where we last left of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The Road to Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner, so let us provide you with a refresher course on how we arrived to this epic war of ideologies.


THE COMICS

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First off, a brief background on the source material. Civil War came about due to a superhero reality show gone awry, with the New Warriors discovering some super villain escapees of Ryker’s Island in a small town. Short story, one of the villains, Nitro, exploded which caused the death of hundreds of people including children from a nearby elementary school. With that, the US Government sought to enact the Superhero Registration Bill that would require every masked hero/vigilante to register with the government and be regulated by it, and anyone who opposes or fails to register would be regarded as a fugitive.

Ironman initially opposed the proposed bill but in the end sided with the Registration Act on the ground that the heroes must be accountable for their actions and should first be trained and certified by the government before being allowed to fight crime. Captain America, on the other hand, fought for his Constitutional right and opposed the act on the basis of protecting his identity and the safety of the people that he cares about. From here, a divide was created and the heroes took their sides, either with Ironman or with Captain America.

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Pick of the Geek (18 – 24 April 2016)

Hey there Gladiators, its that time of the week once again for our Pick of the Geek. For those of you who are new to this, on Pick of the Geek we list down our PICKS for the week on anything and everything geeky. Continue reading “Pick of the Geek (18 – 24 April 2016)”

Captain America Civil War Trailer

The trailer for the much anticipated epic movie Captain America: Civil War is here! Check it out:

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The Oracle: 5 Unanswered questions from Avengers: Age of Ultron (and 5 “What if” answers)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron has come and gone and along with it goes the Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As we look back, there are actually still plenty of questions left unanswered going into Phase 3. The Gladiators forwarded the following items to to our resident Oracle but she has yet to get back to us, leaving us to speculate on our own. Maybe you guys could help us.

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Videogame Review – Marvel Future Fight

I know that this is Gladiator Raffy’s realm, but humor me on this one, coz its just too good to pass-up.

For those with a serious hangover from the latest Marvel offering, a little movie called Avengers: Age of Ultron, this game might just be for you.

Marvel Future Fight is a mobile-app game offered for free for android and ios phones. It’s a pretty straight forward game, you use a control stick, and bash the heads of goons and bosses until you beat them silly.

  
To be honest, this is a game I’ve been waiting for on my smart phone. It’s fun to play and easy enough to navigate. Plus, you get to choose among a wide array of heroes from the Avengers, to Spiderman, to the freaking Guardians of the Galaxy. If only the X-Men were available though. Nonetheless, it’s a satisfying game to play.

  
The gameplay is akin to the earlier games released on 2nd-gen console platforms, such as X-Men Legends on the PS2. But it doesn’t matter, because for an ios or android game, this is as close as you get from reliving those memories but with a different story and characters, and its free.

  
So the the story revolves around a mystery villain who has wiped out the Marvel heroes, and the only way to prevent that from happening is by sending a message to the present time ala Terminator or Dragon Ball (either way) its the same plot. To do just that, you control a team of 3 playable heroes who you can upgrade and make stronger.

Like any other ios/android game, it is a goal oriented one where you have to accomplish goals to gain better tools/uniforms and the like. Of course the achievement part is just cherry on top of the ice cream game as the game alone would suffice.

  
The drawback here is that since the game is free-to-play, you get only a limited number of energy bars to enable you to play the game. After which, you have to wait for another 24 hours just to have them recharged. But again, like many free-to-play games, its just the price you have to pay for such.

Overall, the game is pleasing to play and would definitely be a good companion to the latest Marvel movie. Controlwise, and user interface-wise, its as easy as it gets. All you have to do is tap the screen and presto.

I give it a 4/5 Stan Lee Cameos

Gino is the Gladiator’s resident TV and Comicbook reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day, and a full on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon in the event of a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek