X-Men: Battle of the Atom 1

Here we go! X-Men: Battle of the Atom is here. After 15 issues of All-New X-Men with the original team in the present fighting to fix “their future” and the fall out from “X-Men vs Avengers” felt deeply in Uncanny X-Men, and Wolverine’s continued growth along with the future generation of mutants in Wolverine and the X-Men, we have a lot coming to head in the first crossover that will take us through these books to deal with the consequences of time travel. A future team of X-Men will be coming to the present in an effort to set things right” and get the original X-Men to return to their time, but there is much more going on with sentinels (as seen above) and a mystery villain from the future.

X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1
Official Description: The past, present and future of the X-Men collide in this 50th Anniversary event crossover! When investigating a new mutant, something truly horrible happens to the All-New X-Men that shakes time and space to its core. This is so dire that X-Men come from THE FUTURE with a message: THE ALL-NEW X-MEN MUST RETURN TO THE PAST! The ten-part crossover starts here with superstars Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho!

The crossover begins on September 4th from Marvel Comics. Will you be following the X-Men from the past to the future and beyond? What do you think will be the outcome from the story?

Online GamesOnline gaming can be a great way to relax and interact with other players. Playing online has much more of a social element and knowing that you’re playing against real people can increase the excitement and competitiveness of the game. You can even play on your phone or tablet when you’re on the go or feeling bored.  I have been computing and luckily have access to wifi on my whole commute. This lets me sit back and enjoy some online gaming before the very busy workday begins.

One type of online game which has been growing in popularity at the moment is bingo. Yeah, it is a world away from the action or strategy games you might be used to but there’s the added bonus that you can actually win real prizes. Bingo has been around in many different forms for a very long time, but the growing appeal of online bingo can be attributed to the fact that it’s so easy to play. There’s no complicated strategy and you don’t have to think too much- you can just relax and enjoy the game. How many other games can say that?

Of course, the buzz that many people get from playing online games such as bingo is the thrill of a potential win. My sister plays bingo here but there are many sites to choose from. It’s best to do research and find the best one that suits your particular needs. Have a look and see what bonuses the various sites are offering for joining and the level of prizes you can win.  Many sites have a chat room so you can talk to other players and join a community of other players. What is the most important thing you look for when choosing an online game? Speed? Variety? Or do you like to keep it fresh and always choose a new type of game?

Just like other styles of online games and gaming, bingo has a ton of different (and some really different) varieties of games to suit your particular gaming style. There are bright and bubbly fun games with pure entertainment value, and there are more serious games for that no nonsense type of player. And of course there is everything inbetween. What is your particular gaming style? Leave a comment and let us know!

There’s nothing better than scooping a great cash prize for simply taking a few minutes to play bingo and have some fun. Many sites don’t cost much to play so even if you don’t manage to achieve a win, then it is not the end of the world, although if you do, you’ll probably be hooked! If it’s a game you’ve never tried before, give it a go. Never know, you might have fun.

Have you ever played bingo online or live and in person at a hall or event? What were your experiences like? Leave a comment and lets chat about it! Even better, have you played online and in person? How did the two styles compare? What did you prefer? Would you play again?


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Posted on August 29th, 2013 by admin | Leave a Comment (1)
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SyFy Series: Rewind

This is exactly the type of show I want to see from SyFy, the network that was formerly the Sci-Fi Channel. I’ve been so tired of endless (and cheap) reality shows and wrestling (still, really?). Sharknado was a shot in the arm and I’m glad to see that SyFy is moving forward with new high-concept shows.

Tonight is the premiere of Rewind, a new series that mixes the end of the world, terrorism, and time travel. Add the fact that the pilot epsiode guest stars Lost alum Jeff Fahey and genre director David Cronenberg, and you have a show that is making the right early moves. The series stars Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes, along with Shane McRae, Robbie Jones, Jennifer Ferrin, and Keon Mohajeri.

Official Description, “Pilot”: A team of military operatives and civilian scientists travel through time using untested technology in order to alter events and hopefully prevent a devastating terrorist attack.

The first episode is two hours long, it premieres on the SyFy channel tonight at 9pm (and I’m sure will reair at least half a dozen times in the next week). It should be interesting to see where the series goes from here? Do they change the past and have to live with an unknown future? Do they keep going back in time trying to alter the future more? Are they stranded in the past with limited knowledge of how to stop what they know already happened? There are so many places that a series about time travel can go, I can’t wait to see the route Rewind chooses to take.

What else is on tonight?

8PM

WWE RawUSA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (reality competition)
ANIMAL: Mud Lovin’ Rednecks (reality)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of OC (reality)
CNN: Anderson Cooper 360 (news showcase)
FUSE: Fuse News (entertainment news)
ID: I (Almost Got Away With It (docu)

9PM

Get Out AliveNBC: Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (reality competition)
ABC: Mistresses (drama)
CW: Breaking Pointe (reality)
A&E: The Glades (cop drama)
ANIMAL: Mud Lovin’ Rednecks (reality)
BBC: Top Gear (docu)
ID: Blood, Lies & Alibis (docu)

10PM

Under the DomeCBS: Under the Dome (drama)
NBC: Siberia (drama/reality hybrid)
PBS: POV (docu)
A&E: Longmire (drama)
CARTOON: Bob’s Burgers (animated)
DISXD: Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (teen)
FOOD: The Shed/Bubba-Q (food shows)

One Life to Live

After 55 episodes (including the More OLTL recap/interview shows), Prospect Park and TOLN’s revival of One Life to Live comes to a close on its first season. There have been ups (the return of Victor, Todd and Blair) and downs (behind the scenes union troubles, schedule shifts), but the most important fact is that the classic show returned (and came back better than ever). This isn’t the end of the series, just a short hiatus, and I look forward to seeing where they go from here. 

Official Description, Episode 54: Clint decides to make his presence felt at the Man of the Year Gala. Tea becomes enraged when she finds out who Dani is accompanying to the gala.

Official Description, Episode 55: Paramedics are called as the Man of the Year Gala goes awry. Natalie is horrified by what she finds at the hospital.

No spoilers, just click here and watch the two part season finale of One Life to Live. The reboot of One Life to Live stars Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Robert Gorrie, Jerry Ver Dorn, Josh Kelly, Kelley Missal, Hillary B Smith, Laura Harrier, Corbin Bleu, Tuc Watkins, Robin Strasser, Florencia Lozano, Roger Howarth, and Robery S Woods.

Go On... on NBC

Many people view bingo as a very traditional game which is generally played by the older generation (or Matthew Perry on Go On – above). However, bingo has being growing in popularity particularly among people playing bingo online.

The game of bingo has actually been going for around 500 years, with bingo halls springing up during the 1960s. Nowadays bingo has taken on a new form online which allows people to socialise and play at any time. Some people just play for fun whereas others play to win cash jackpots. It really depends on the sort of gamer you are.

Online bingo may not be a game you have ever considered playing before, but if you’re looking for a game which requires little effort and simply allows you to relax while potentially winning cash prizes, then it could be for you. The basics of bingo stay the same but you don’t have to focus on listening out for the number calls as the software will mark your numbers off for you, meaning you don’t miss out on a win. The whole process of playing bingo has been modernised for the online gamer making it much more accessible.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just women who play online bingo but also a growing number of men who are giving it a go (also like Matthew Perry on Go On – above). Trends show that there is an increasingly number of men playing bingo particularly within European countries, such as Spain, where it is considered a more masculine pursuit.

Strategy and combat games can be a great form of stress release for the average gamer, but when you want something which requires a little less concentration, bingo can be a good option. Of course, the only way to know for sure is to give it a try yourself. You never know, you might end up hitting the jackpot.


A big thanks to Emma for this guest post. If you have a guest post you’d like us to consider posting, please send it to us via the contact link above.

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by admin | Leave a Comment
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HTG AdEarlier this week Hollywood the Game turned 9 years old! A big congratulations goes out to the team behind the game and its community of players old and new! It is rare for a Hollywood simulation game to have such longevity, but this one doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon!

Hollywood the Game (or HTG for short) is one part writing community and one part City simulation, which turns Hollywood and moviemaking into a game. You write a movie script, pitch it to player run studios, cast it with your favorite actors, design creative including posters and trailers, advertise the movie, release it, and finally watch the box office roll in. What will you do with all of that virtual cash? How about buying a house in HTG Malibu, a fancy car from one of your favorite movies, or how about games and DVDs based on virtual movies released in the game? The more items and awards you gather help your future releases in different ways. And with totally open game play, you can find yourself taking on a number of jobs, from producer or studio head, to a creative company, a casting agent, editor, video maker, or even a real estate agent selling virtual homes and offices. Become a big wig in a completely player run virtual Hollywood (the screen shot above is part of one of the many City maps).
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Would YOU Get Out Alive? That is the question posed by survivalist Bear Grylls in his new NBC series and survival competition Get Out Alive! The series airs Mondays at 9/8c with its season finale hitting the small screen on August 26th!

In #GetOutAlive, “10 teams of 2 compete to survive in the beautiful New Zealand wilderness with Bear Grylls as their guide. The teams are faced with various survival tasks as they battle the terrain, mountains, gorges, glaciers, rainforests, rivers and rapids. Each week, one team is eliminated, and the last remaining duo will win $500,000!” That is a lot of green for winning and “getting out alive.” NBC was kind enough to offer our audience a giveaway that ties into the show, but first check out this awesome app…

Try it out? Enjoy the “action-packed” GIFs taken directly from the show. Did you take the WOULD YOU GET OUT ALIVE? quiz? Watch some of the videos and learn more about the show’s contestants? Lets get to that giveaway!

We have a Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet from Gerber to give to one lucky commenter! The Survial Bracelets impressive design provides 12 feet of high-strength paracord to help you out of a variety of difficult situations. It has an integrated whistle, you can adjust it with one hand, and it weights- get this- less than an ounce!

How do you enter the contest? There are 3 ways!

  1. Take the quiz in the app above and leave a comment with your results!
  2. Leave a comment and tell us who your favorite contestant is!
  3. Tweet about the contest and use the hashtags #GetOutAlive #Contest #MHD along with this link.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random!

Disclaimer (and other Details)
This contest is only open to everyone with a valid address. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 48 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Prizes have been provided in promotion of NBCUniversal’s Get Out Alive. A winner will be chosen on August 26th, 2013.

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