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Origin of the Oath and resetting the world.

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So I'm looking forward to seeing Green Lantern Saturday, being a DC fan and all. You gotta admit DC has balls Marvel just doesn't have. I mean, they're about to pull a massive reboot of the entire DC comic book universe and its full in scale.



I suppose some people will argue that Grant Morrison fucked up all of the DCU, but I like to think of it as a pleasant mindscrew that needed to happen before a needed reboot. I mean, they did maintain these plotlines since the late 70s. That's a lot of history to adhere to and that limits what you can do with characters. Marvel just reboots pretty much every time they fuck something up, which is apparently a lot - comics, movies, Broadway plays... just pick one.



If you think keeping up with Metal Gear or Kingdom Hearts is hard, try keeping up with all they've done to superheroes and all the characters they're connected to - who've they've lost, how they've changed and all that.

So pulling a JJ Abrams with the DCU is understandable. If I was tasked with appeasing nerds that still read comics in their 30s and 40s, I'd hit the reset button eventually, too. Or shoot myself in the face. Comic book nerds and Trekkies can get scary, you know.

If you haven't seen one, just cruise by the nearest mirror. That's about what they look like, now imagine the furious rage before the keyboard and their belief that the DCU or Star Trek needed to remain as they were. You're getting closer. If you've potentially raged over Nintendo's refusal to release an official Zelda timeline, you're right there.

The Green Lantern comics haven't ever been my favorite, but when I first saw DCU Online, a GL was pretty much all I wanted to be and to my crushing disappointment there's no option to be a GL yet, so I have yet to play.



But there is the movie, so I'm going to go see that tomorrow. I know the basic history of the GL story, so this should be good fun and they seem to be aiming to keep it faithful for the most part. Ever since Batman Begins, DC movies have been far better than the Marvel ones.

But how is any of this related to video games, you ask?

Quite simple, really.

Team Rocket. They're nothing but a bunch of rejected applicants to the Green Lantern Corps.

I have proof, of course.



What more needs to be said? The Guardians took their rings away. Hal did better on his GL entrance exam, Team Rocket is just never covered in the GL origin because they're not worth mentioning. But the guys at Warner Bros. remember and let them revise the oath for their own purposes. Warner does own DC, after all.

Anyway that's it. I hope you have enjoyed my amazing MS Paint skills.



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About The Silent Protagonistone of us since 1:33 AM on 10.06.2009

I've been into games since I was able to reach the joystick on the Pac-Man arcade cabinet. That was 1982 - ever since that day I knew gaming and I would be bound by fate in some way, shape or form that I've still yet to figure out.



Until then, I've decided to just play games, enjoy them, blog about games and otherwise not shut up about them. Well, I do think about other stuff, I just keep coming back to the whole games thing.

Metroid is probably still my all-time favorite series. Its the one I keep coming back to year after year despite which version it might be. Super Metroid and Metroid Prime 2 are my favorites of the series and I also often enjoy anything Metroid-like. I enjoy the solitude and exploration of such games.



I also enjoy Shin Megami Tensei, Fallout, Deus Ex, The Elder Scrolls - pretty much anything with a lot of solitary exploration and a large world makes me a rather happy camper. To contrast this I usually need some lighter and happier games as well, which could be anything from a Pokemon game to a fashion game. Retro games of most stripes are something I still enjoy. Sometimes you just need that sort of contrast to keep going.



My platforms of choice tend to be handhelds, I'm starting to consider dropping any non-Nintendo console in favor of PC since Sony's IPs don't appeal to me and Halo just ends up on PC at some point anyway. I don't hate Playstation per se, I just hate what its become under the current Sony.

I do keep a PS2 handy to revisit Playstation's glory days. Great console, easily one of the best platforms aside from SNES, DS and Dreamcast.

As for other things about me, I guess we'll find out, won't we?