Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bottom of the Pile: Jan. 25th, 2017

I've been away for awhile, but expect this site to start getting regular updates next week.   But for now, let's just enjoy the longest running column on JiH, Bottom of the Pile.  If you didn't know, Bottom of the Pile is a column where I take some of my favorite comics (anywhere from 5 to 10, depending on the week) and talk about them.  It can be anything from funny commentary, exploration of the themes and ideas being used by the author, or even a flat-out mini-review.   The hope is that I get you interested in the comic itself, because if it found its way here there's a good chance I think it's one of the best on the stands that week.  Please feel free to share this column as many places as you like, and comment if you think it's good (or if you think it's bad).

This week was apparently all about foreshadowing.  Come see what I mean.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Rapid Nintendo Switch Thoughts




With the conference basically over and done with, I thought I'd go ahead and get some of my opinions about Nintendo's newest console out real quick.

Overall, the highs of the conference were really high.  Nintendo's major first-party titles all looked incredible--just about all of them were big AAA titles that looked fantastic.  It really looks like Nintendo came to play this year, and vy for that second place spot that Microsoft is lately looking like they don't care about very much.   That said, the lows of this conference were pretty fucking low.  They wasted so much time trying to explain the intricacies of the system that my friends and I were half sleep by the time they showed off their first game, which looked like a glorified tech demo.  The perfection of an edited Direct pulled away, they had to rely on their presentation skills--which have clearly atrophied after years of foregoing E3 and launching pre-prepared videos.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bottom of the Pile: January 4th, 2017

It's here--the first comics day of 2017, and I'm back (albeit a tad late) with the first Bottom of the Pile column of the year.   If you didn't know, Bottom of the Pile is a column where I take some of my favorite comics (anywhere from 5 to 10, depending on the week) and talk about them.  It can be anything from funny commentary, exploration of the themes and ideas being used by the author, or even a flat-out mini-review.   The hope is that I get you interested in the comic itself, because if it found its way here there's a good chance I think it's one of the best on the stands that week.  Please feel free to share this column as many places as you like, and comment if you think it's good (or if you think it's bad).