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Friday, 23 March 2012

2012 In Review: February

The second month of the year examined in full detail!
Towards the end of each month now, I'll be taking a look at all that went on in the previous month as I did with January in mid-February, so without further ado let's look back on the month where Valentine's Day was just the start...
  • I got my role as a games reviewer and news correspondent at Techtroid sorted, which has conveniently allowed me to broaden my articular horizons while still providing you lot with all the latest entertainment news!
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection hit stores. Believe me, if you want a nostalgia-fuelled throwback to the days of the PS2 and the Xbox, you can do no better than this.
  • The Muppets finally arrived here in the UK, and boy oh boy, was it worth the wait. I would still wager that this can be called without a doubt the best feel-good film of 2012. A stunner of a comedy.
  • Trailers for John Carter, Battleship, Avengers Assemble, The Bourne Legacy and Max Payne 3 all surfaced on the horizon, all serving as welcome reminders to the sheer number of exciting releases on their way this year.
  • Billy Connolly was confirmed to play a dwarven cousin in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit, proof if any was needed that this and next Christmas' fantasy films will be epics in every sense of the word!
  • A sequel to The Karate Kid was confirmed- it will be great to see Jaden and Jackie back on-screen together next year.
  • House got cancelled by Fox, something which some fans may see as a downer, but I reckon will help give the show the kick up the backside it sorely needs in the midst of its final run of episodes!
  • A flurry of film and game announcements came as Riddick, Assassin's Creed III, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Little Big Planet Karting and a PlayStation Vita version of Call of Duty were confirmed for release in months to come...
  • Kinect Star Wars finally got a release date of April 3rd (only a week or so to go now!).
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace In 3D actually turned out to be a much better film than I remembered it, a nice surprise in what I thought was going to be a dull viewing experience.
  • We found out that Ruth Jones' down-to-earth drama Stella had been commissioned for a second season of episodes due to air next Summer.
  • Metro: Last Light and Diablo III were finally confirmed to have hit delays after months of silence on both projects- thankfully, while the former is not coming till next year, the latter is on its way in May!
  • Music legend Whitney Houston passed away this month, a truly tragic day/event for the entire industry.
  • Michael Bay confirmed the news that every film-goer had been fearing ever since the first Transformers movie trilogy concluded: the series will be back with a fourth instalment in 2014. Shudder...
  • Sitting through Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was perhaps the most painful experience of my movie-going history, and The Descendants wasn't much consolation either.
  • The beginning of the end for GAME? The British retailer confirmed it would not stock Mass Effect 3 or Street Fighter X Tekken on release day.
A fairly slow month bolstered by a couple of great releases and pieces of news, but mainly hindered by its failures and cancellations.

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