All posts by Ryan Champion

Video Game Review: Injustice 2 (PS4, 2017) continues NetherRealm’s incredible winning streak

After 25 years, Ed Boon and company still haven’t hit a drought when it comes to their inexorable flow of creative juices. Whether it was Midway or NetherRealm, Injustice or the venerable Mortal Kombat, each game is always jam-packed with gaming goodness and Injustice 2, the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, is no different. Continue reading Video Game Review: Injustice 2 (PS4, 2017) continues NetherRealm’s incredible winning streak

Film Review: Haus of Pain (USA, 2017) is an amusing, heartfelt love letter to wrestling and chasing your dream

Do you ever sit back and take stock of your life, and wonder how things might have been if you followed another path? A path you were so adamant you’d pursue at some point? This is the premise for Rooster Teeth’s newest documentary Haus of Pain which sees James Willems of the popular YouTube channel Funhaus, attempt to see what life would have been like had he followed his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Continue reading Film Review: Haus of Pain (USA, 2017) is an amusing, heartfelt love letter to wrestling and chasing your dream

Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Thicker than Water (PS4, 2017) is Telltale at their very best

Perhaps I was a little harsh in my review of Above the Law. If Telltale’s Walking Dead games were judged on their level of interaction, then they would probably garner average scores across the board. I still maintain that the last episode served as a major turning point and definitely felt like the culmination of what has been in motion for quite a while – Telltale might finally be ‘settling in’, at least with their Walking Dead games. This might be their MO going forward, but while Thicker than Water didn’t quite make me eat my words it certainly got me to substitute  them with more favourable ones. To simplify, maybe I finally ‘get it’. 
Continue reading Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Thicker than Water (PS4, 2017) is Telltale at their very best

Donald Glover is writing and producing an animated Deadpool Series

Break out your chimichangas. Now that Deadpool is a household name, it’s only right that he gets his own TV series. FXX has ordered 10 episodes of an adult oriented animated series starring the ‘Merc with a Mouth’. To top it all off, professed comic book fan Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover will serve as showrunners, producers and writers for the show, fresh off the set of the critically acclaimed Atlanta.... Continue Reading