UTK: Pokemon Platinum

By MrMean

(Still prefers to be called Mr instead of Dr)

6 months after the release in Japan, Gamefreak and Nintendo gratefully bring you Pokemon Platinum, a spinoff of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. Pokemon Platinum takes place in the same region as Diamond and Pearl, heck it is the same game but with some minor, yet effective changes. Pokemon Platinum came out on on March 22nd.

Storyline

The storyline is pretty much the same as Diamond and Pearl. Team Galatic is trying to conquer the Sinnoh region by acquiring the three legendaries of the lakes, Azelf, Mesprit and Unxie.  Your role is to mind your own business until you bump into Team Galatic’s Headmaster, Cyrus.

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Misc. Gaming – Killing Floor – London Calling

By OD

(OD? Making videos?! What madness is this!?”)

If any of you have been on steam or just browsing the internet for another Zombie game, then you probably already know about “Killing Floor” for the PC. I recently bought it a week ago and now I am showing you guys a taste of what to expect in Killing Floor. Enjoy, and also watch in High Quality.

Expect a video review of the game in the near future.

Under the Knife – Let the Right One In

MY AVATAR (GONZO)by Beeslo

(Twilight ain’t got shit on this!)

Under the Knife - MoviesWell, its nice to see that I’m not the only one who has been slacking off around here, but since its a new year, perhaps I should make some HealingTouch resolutions. So for one, I promise to write more articles with a more clear cut schedule in mind. Also, I am responsible for the maintenance of certain aspects of this site, like the Under the Knife section…oddly enough. But while I’m sure others are running here to make similar promises…let’s get to the good stuff!

let_the_right_one_in_posterSo for New Year’s, my girlfriend and I decided to go to the movies. After much discussion, we decided to go see the movie about a kid who falls in love with another kid who turns out to be a vampire. The best part? The movie was not called Twilight. That’s right! There exists yet another movie about adolescent vampire love and it was absolutely amazing! Sure, one could say that my love of this movie is a little biased considering I think Twilight is highly overrated, but get this: My girlfriend (a rabid Twilight fan) loved it just as much as me and she thought it was leagues better than the movie Twilight (I’m sure she’ll still claim the Twilight book is better overall though).

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CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL 4 COOL: HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY HEALINGTOUCH!

That’s Right on this day January 1, 2008 we decided to make a blogsite dedicated to gaming and geekery. At the last month it became a little slow, but that’s what’s expected when it’s the holiday…

Bigger things are going to happen this year, and hopefully won’t have a shitty climax like last year.

Nurse Joy’s HealingTouch News: Updates


by Nurse Joy
(SUMIMASEN!)

Hi folks, just wanted to make this quick. We apologize for the ever decreasing amount of post counts. With the American economy in it’s current status many people are losing jobs and/or struggling to keep their jobs. Many of our writer’s can no longer afford the luxury to have free time and write whenever they feel like it, or even be able to keep up with their schedules.

We thank you all for your support, and we will continue to write articles, but unfortunately they will not be as frequent as you are used to. But, never fear, hopefully in the somewhat near future (a few months) things will get back into gear and we’ll be a pumping out fresh content for you on a daily basis.

News of the Now (and The Rant) – Watchmen: The Videogame

MY AVATAR (GONZO)by Beeslo

(wonders how Rorschach isn’t suffocating under that latex mask)

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watchmengameHey, so remember that review of Watchmen I did…like yesterday? Remember how I said, it would be cool if Alan Moore had made some more back story concerning the partnership of Rorschach and Nite Owl? But also remember how I said that would be, in fact, more of a bad idea?

Well, EGM announced that Denmark based, Deadline Games is developing a prequel to the upcoming film adaptation following the early exploits of Rorschach and Nite Owl. You think that’s big? Well not only will it appear on both the 360 and PS3, but its going to be an episodic, downloadable game (a la, Penny Arcade Adventures) to boot.

Early previews reveal that it will be an action game of some type, but at this moment, its not exact what the gameplay will like. However, I have very mixed feelings about this. You might recall that I did say that more back story about Rorshach would actually be a very bad idea. And perhaps this a good point to clarify. There are two things wrong with this idea. One, the thing that drew most people to Rorschach’s character was his enigmatic personality, always shrouded in darkness and cynicism. This game is set in 1973, which places the game in a time where Rorschach is not like the cold and cynical vigilante that we meet in Watchmen. And on top of that, a prequel will give us too much Rorschach. Half of his charm in the graphic novel was that he rarely talked to anyone and mainly kept to himself, lost in himself as it were. But this prequel reveals a lot about Rorschach that could possibly delute his image in the movie or even the original graphic novel itself.

The second thing that makes me not like this idea is like I said before, this appears to be an action game…possibly even a brawler. I know this sounds odd, me not liking the idea of a video game being an action game when its based on a superhero comic. But trust me when I say, there’s actually very little action in all 12 issues. And on top of that, we rarely see Rorschach fight. We see the results of his battles, with very disturbing imagery, but we never are shown how Rorschach takes his enemies down. And so making a game where this is the main mechanic, will once again dilute his character. Half the enjoyment of Rorschach’s encounters with the seedy underworld was that you could tell that he would resort to tactics that were ugly and at times, heinous. But what exactly he does is always surrounded in ambiguity. So watching him fight alongside Nite Owl (who actually does do a lot of on screen fighting), kinda destroys what people like about him in the first place.

While I think Alan Moore is a little too protective of his work…I mean, come on man…adaptations rarely are perfect from their source material (LoExG is the exception), but I will stand behind him and say that this game abominates the source it was birthed from. Poor guy. DC really is selling this guy out… Good thing more of his properties have been adapted. Perhaps he can finally sleep after Watchmen…

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Oh and for the record, I actually found out about this almost a month ago. I just forgot about it and realized that it hadn’t been covered yet.

Under the Knife – Watchmen

MY AVATAR (GONZO)by Beeslo

(is writing this from his hidden bunker)

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Hey guys, yeah…its me again. But no, don’t expect me to stay around too long. I got a nice opening of freedom lately and I wanted to use it for playing Fallout 3. But then I think about all of you with your puppy dog faces and quivering lips that I can’t stand the thought of ignoring you all by killing little kids in Fallout 3 (what do you mean you can’t do that in this version…seriously? WTF?) Nevermind.

As I’m sure many of you are aware, there is a certain movie coming out next March that many people are simply dying to see. The Soloist. Seriously, Jamie Foxx looks incredible in it. But aside from that, a highly anticipated movie based off of a fictional novel and directed by a director with more geek cred that George Lucas is due for release as well. That’s right. Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. Okay. Okay. Enough of that.

Watchmen is coming.

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