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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Review

Spider-man, Spider-man, does whatever a spider can. Amazing Spider-Man is the follow up film to 2012′s, Amazing Spider-Man and sees the return of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman. I was a massive fan of the previous Spidey film and praised Andrew’s performance as both Peter and the web-slinger. He nailed something in the character that I felt like Tobey McGuire was missing in his performances in the original three films. We get that solid character and performance continued on in the second Amazing film and he continues to show that he has acting chops. WARNING: Spoilers are in-bound. Use your Spidey Senses at your own discretion. Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens...

Retrospective Review: The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition (360)

Retrospective Review: The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition (360)

With most peoples attention on the new generation of systems, it’s easy to forgot some of decent games available on the 360 and PS3. The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition remains as one of the most overlooked titles on the 360. A fantastic port of the PC classic, The Witcher 2 is still worth picking up today, even more so with the Witcher 3′s delay into early 2014. But just how good is the 360 version of The Witcher 2?   The dark and brutal tale of The Witcher 2 had PC gamers stunned and in awe of what they had just experienced. The Witcher 2 was the definitive story driven...

Top 5 Televison Deaths of 2013

Top 5 Televison Deaths of 2013

People die in television shows all the time and it really hits home for some of them. These are my choices for the top five deaths that we saw onscreen in 2013. Reminder, some of these are spoilers so please bear with me. You’ve been warned. These are also in no particular order, just the ones that hit me the hardest from shows I watch. I’m going to try and limit there for one per series.   #5 – Robb Stark (Game Of Thrones) I didn’t know about the Red Wedding and what I was going to expect, even though things leading up to the death seemed to going a...

Why I’m Excited For Jurassic World

Why I’m Excited For Jurassic World

I’ve been a fan of Jurassic Park ever since seeing the first film back when I was a young child, and developing my love for dinosaurs. I always thought it was incredible and also a terrifying journey and have watched the first film/read the first book numerous times as not only is it my favorite film of all time, but also my favorite novel. It told a very unique, and captivating story. What if dinosaurs were around the same time as man? What if a group of people cloned dinosaurs and made a theme park? The novel/film told these stories brilliantly and to this day the film still holds the...

Doctor Who – What It Means To Me

Doctor Who – What It Means To Me

I know we’re a gaming focused website but I do like putting out my thoughts on other media platforms as well on here. I’d like to take a moment and chat about Doctor Who, and what it means to me, and why I consider it to be the best series ever made and to ever grace our television sets. Agree, or disagree it’s all about opinions from here on in. A show spanning 50 years, and still releasing new episodes. That’s pretty damn amazing. However, this article will contain spoilers so please read with caution if you’re not up to date on Doctor Who. I remember when I first heard...

TV of the Year 2013: My Picks (5-1)

TV of the Year 2013: My Picks (5-1)

In the previous post, I discussed my choices for the bottom half of my ‘TV of the Year’ list. In this concluding part, I’ll explore the upper half, before finally unveiling the show I consider to be the strongest of 2013.   5 – Top of the Lake I’ll get this out of the way first and foremost: Top of the Lake, a Sundance Channel production, was not a show that everybody would like. It was almost dream-like in its surreality, with certain elements appearing to make little sense from the outset. It’s what I would define as a strange show. Yet in spite of this, and of the things...

Farewell To Eleven

Farewell To Eleven

Later today we’ll see the end of Matt Smith’s era on Doctor Who, and his regeneration into the Twelfth Doctor which is being portrayed by the fantastic actor, Peter Capaldi. I’ll be extremely sad to see Matt go as he is essentially my Doctor, and the one I’ve really gotten attached to more than any other actor who’s been in the role. However, I’m also really excited to see Peter take over the helm of the TARDIS, and have some adventures of his own. As a sort of tribute to Matt Smith, and the beloved Eleventh Doctor, I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorite episodes, and moments featuring...

TV of the Year 2013: My Picks (10-6)

TV of the Year 2013: My Picks (10-6)

I recently detailed the games I did and didn’t like this year in my Game of the Year post. Now it’s time to take a look at another entertainment medium and talk about what impressed me the most within it. And that medium, in case you somehow hadn’t figured it out yet, is television. 2013 has been an exciting twelve months for the TV industry. We’ve seen shows such as Breaking Bad, which is generally heralded as being part of the golden age of television, come to a definitive end, whilst Netflix’s success as a provider of content and not just a redistributor has caused exciting waves in a normally...

My Top Five Doctors – Doctor Who

My Top Five Doctors – Doctor Who

Purely an opinion piece on my top 5 Doctors who taken the role of The Doctor in the hit sci-fi series, Doctor Who. Mainly doing this piece considering the 50th anniversary is about a week away, and felt it would only be fitting to make something Who related for the anniversary here on Pixel Gate. I decided to make a list of my Top 5 favorite Doctors in the programme. So, without further ado, allons-y! The Doctor is a Timelord, and when he’s on the verge of dying he can “regenerate” his body which changes all of his cells, and his appearance changes into a new man (hence new actors...

Review: Supernatural — S09E05 “Dog Dean Afternoon”

Review: Supernatural — S09E05 “Dog Dean Afternoon”

Supernatural is back again this week with another “monster of the week” episode, and ends up being an extremely light-hearted and fun adventure. Spoilers Ahead: The episode opens in a taxidermist’s workshop with a man making some Game Of Thrones-esque sculptures using what appears to be a muskrat. The man hears a sound, and goes to investigate only to find nothing in the shop. He returns to his workstation and is immediately surprised by a man wearing a cowboy outfit whom then flashes a forked tongue (much like a snake) and constricts him to death, much like an anaconda would while the taxidermist’s dog, Colonel watches as his master is...

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