googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises has a New Trailer!

Today was a huge day for those that have been following the Dark Knight ARG game.  Today the site had up a dossier that asked people to go to certain locations throughout the world and take a picture of "evidence" of this masked vigilante.  Although most of the places were in downtown, one was Wrigley Field. Did anyone see these today?


Once you had this information you were to "Submit photographic evidence of graffiti related to any movement in support of the vigilante's return. Make sure that location services or store location is on in your camera settings. Report any and all information pertaining to the investigation to the designated contact (#tdkr07202012 or"  For each piece of  "evidence" that was found it unlocked a new picture. Once all the pictures were unlocked, they formed the new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. 

What do you all think about it? I wonder what's next in the ARG game?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

To Buy or Not to Buy

As usual, I've got lots to write about, but never get around to it. The Fan part of being a "Fandad" has taken a back seat to just being a dad. Going to class, taking care of the kids, spending time with the family, it's a lot to do and it doesn't leave me with a whole lot of free time. The little free time that I do have is usually spent trying to level up in SWTOR or chasing another prestige level in MW3. That being said, I have neglected our blog, and I'm going to try to do better in that regard. Anyway, where was I?

To buy or not to buy, that is the question. Well, MY question is, should I get the Call of Duty ELITE deal? I do most of my playing on the PC (ahh PC v. Consoles, that's a whole other post I'll get to) and I've been waiting to see if they ever roll out the ELITE program for the PC. However, the 360 version just went down in price and I had an Amazon gift card so I said why the hell not. I can't remember the last time I bought a game on multiple platforms, in all honesty I think it was probably MW2, but I digress. One of the reasons I purchased it on the XBox is because I have a lot more friends playing it on LIVE than I do on Steam. Tonight I tried getting into a game with someone and I didn't have the maps they were using. I immediately went to the marketplace and I was about to download them, but then I started contemplating purchasing the ELITE deal.

I'm usually not a sucker in the sense that I don't purchase a lot of DLC. I did buy the Gears of War 3 season package, it seemed like a good deal at the time, but I haven't even played that game in months. So was it all that good of a deal? Knowing my luck, the minute I purchase ELITE, it'll be rolled out for the PC. Anyway, that's the dilemma, the fifty bucks it costs isn't anything to scoff at, I could buy a whole new game with that. (Granted, it'd be another game I'd have no time to play, but you get my point)

I'd like to hear your thoughts and comments, help me decide! (I'll probably end up buying it, I am a sucker I


Friday, April 27, 2012

Black Ops 2 Leaked & A New Fighter from Sony.

It seems like the rumors of Black Ops 2 are true after a leaked photo of pre-order cards from Target appeared online.  IGN broke the story and now we just have to wait for the official announcement on May 2. 

Photo by IGN

In other news that I'm excited about, last night on Gametrailers TV they announced a new fighting game from Sony: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.  This is going to be a fighting game in the vein of Super Smash Brothers Melee, but obviously with PS3 characters. 

So far, only a handful of characters have been announced: Kratos, Parappa, Sweet Tooth, Sly Cooper and Fat Princess to name a few.  According to the interview last night on GT.TV, 3rd party characters are going to be in the game, but will not be announced until E3 later this year.  The game is scheduled to come out this holiday season and I am pretty excited about this one.  Check out the video from the official PlayStation Blog and tell us what you think.

One of the coolest things in the game is that one of the stages is a Little Big Planet level that is being created while the characters fight.  This game seems like it's going to be fun to play.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

C2E2 Recap

C2E2 came and went and the Fandads were there to partake in the festivities. Although I did miss last year's C2E2, I did make sure that I was going to be able to attend this time with my little girl and enjoy kid's day on Sunday.  Last time I came with my little girl I was worried about how she was going to react to the costumed people and I soon found out I had nothing to worry about.  This year was a different story.

As soon as I got there she was already starting to get antsy about the people walking around.  She started crying and saying that she wanted to go home, but after a few minutes of seeing other little kids walking around, she started to relax and wanted to walk around herself.  We walked around looking at the Captain America props that were on display and I just tried to enjoy my time with her.

Usually when I attend any comic show I have a list of books or action figures that I am looking for, but this year I just wanted to go and enjoy the show.  I did have a few books in mind, but I wanted to look around before I actually bought anything.  Plus, since I had my little girl with me, I knew I had to get ready for whatever caught her eye and hope that she didn't want to buy everything she saw.

One cool thing about this year is that we decided to do a Fandad's Scavenger Hunt.  The Scavenger Hunt was going to consist of three elements.  We were going to talk to some of the venders and artists and leave a small prize with them.  Next, we were going to post on our Facebook page and twitter account a clue as to where to find said prize.  Then, the person was going to say a phrase, given by us, to claim the prize.  I purchased a few Xbox Live point cards, some $20 PlayStation Network cards and was prepared to have fun with the scavenger hunt.  One thing we didn't prepare for was the bad reception inside the convention center.  When we were able to post our first tweet we waited for someone to show up. After about 20 minutes we gave up and decided to figure out another way of handing out the prizes.

On Sunday I attended the show again with my family and we tried to partake in some of the kid's day activities.  We met up with my brother-in-law and my nephew and we walked around together talking about the cool things we saw at the show.

My little girl was excited because she saw a Goofy doll the day before and I told her that if she behaved, she would get it.  Along with meeting the Disney Princesses, that was one of the highlights of her day. The other was finding her first hard cover comic.  You guessed it, a Yo Gabba Gabba book.  

We decided to try a different way to give out the prizes on Sunday and that was by posting a picture of me on our Facebook page and telling people that if they saw me and told me that they are a fandad or fanmom, they will get a prize.  Again, it was a bust! I just decided that if anyone would come up to me, I would ask them a question and if they answered correctly, they would get a prize. 

One great moment on Sunday was meeting Daddy Incidents.  My wife and I were deciding what to do next, when a guy asked her where she got the Chewbacca shirt my little girl was wearing.  When she answered him I started talking to him about the show and asked him if he had any games systems.  When he told me he had a Wii, I gave him a Wii $20 card that I had left over from the Ten Days of Fandads, and my Fandad card.  When he read the name on the card he told me that he follows me on twitter and that he was @daddyincidents.  I highly suggest that you check out his blog and follow him on twitter.  His "5 for Friday" is one of my favorite things that I look forward to seeing every week.

I also ran into my friend Steve D. and the guys from comicbookqueers, I had a comic for him, and they gave me the first issue of  "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode"  After reading the issue, I went and bought the collected book of the first six issues. If you haven't picked this up, go and get it. Thanks again guys for giving me this.

A big thank you goes to Redeye's own Elliott Serrano aka @geektome for giving a home to some Star Wars Burger King giveaways that I had. I found them when I was helping my parent's move and I remembered the Sonic DC figures he just got and thought this would be a great addition to his collection.  I met up with him after a panel he was moderating and gave him the toys. 

This year's show was great and I just wished I had more time to check out the panels or maybe get some autographs, but overall I had a fun time.  I did end up picking up a Walking Dead book that I was looking for and my little girl got the Goofy doll that she wanted.

Friday, April 20, 2012

God of War Ascension Announced!

So yesterday it was officially announced that the next game in the God of War series is going to be titled: God of War Ascension.  The only information that is known is that this game takes place sometime before Kratos became the god of war.  Check out the teaser trailer below.

According to the official Playstation blog; "Be sure to tune in to PlayStation.Blog and God of War: Ascension on Facebook on Monday, April 30th at 8am Pacific Time for a live streaming event that will give you a glimpse of what’s in store for God of War: Ascension."

What do you think they will reveal on Monday?  What are you thoughts about the upcoming game?  Will it be multiplayer like some of the rumors say?  Will Kratos' brother be a playable character? Will there still be sex mini-games?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Friday, April 13, 2012

We're Back & We're Putting You to Work!!

We're back and we are going to C2E2!!

It's been a while since we have posted on here and a lot has happened: ChiTag fair, the holidays, I got to test a Chevy Sonic, selling my action figure collection, and my parents moving out of my childhood home.  So before we dig into those stories we want to thank everyone that has been supporting us and want to give something back.

This weekend we will be attending C2E2 and we are going to be doing a scavenger hunt for our followers.  How is this going to work, you ask?  Well, throughout the show I will be leaving little somethings at certain locations.  If you are a fan of our Facebook page we will write a clue on our wall and for those that follow us on Twitter @fandads it will post on our timeline.  Some of these will require you to say a phrase to get your prize while some will just require you to be at a certain location at a specific time.  If you are the winner of the prize we just ask that you post a picture on either our Facebook page or on Twitter with the hash tag #FandadsC2E2hunt. We will be giving out about four prizes each day (Saturday & Sunday) so keep a look out for our posts.

So let's have fun this weekend and we'll see you at C2E2!