Author - Jerry Paxton

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Review

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes began its journey on the Cartoon Network in February of 2016 as a series of shorts. Now a full cartoon series, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes follows the exploits of K.O., a young boy with dreams of becoming the best hero ever. Now, you can play as K.O. in Cartoon Network Games’ OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes. Released on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC platforms, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes features the same voice talents from the cartoon series as well as the show’s signature visual style. Developed by Capybara Games, a company mostly known for handheld and casual titles, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is a very well-polished game that demonstrates a mastery of their craft. The game is very easy to pick up with simply keyboard/gamepad controls and satisfying beat ’em up combat. Players navigate K.O. around the various levels, completing quests for various characters along the way. These quests usually involve combat with one or more opponents, and most combat takes place in a very Final Fight way. Along the journey, you will collect Pow cards, cards which allow you to use special abilities in combat. These powers can evolve over time, making them even better. The whole Pow card system figured closely to the game’s plot, so I’ll stop before spoiling anything.

Unfortunately, because the game is very closely-tied to its namesake show (as it should be), it is not as engaging for someone who has yet to watch. Now, in a more complex title like South Park: The Fractured But Whole, this is not a problem as there has been so much cultural saturation of that IP that most people can pick up what’s going on and what characters are which. Because OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is far younger and has yet to achieve that cult status, a non-follower of the show won’t stick around for very long given the “lite” gameplay mechanics – which is not to say they are dull in any way, they are a lot of fun. It’s just without a frame of reference, there are far more satisfying games out there to explore.

I mention this because I have yet to see an episode of the show and had to bring in a younger family member who had seen the show to brief me on what I was doing. In their super-fandom of the show, they LOVE this game beyond words. Also, in exploring this game’s environment and story, I have been challenged and am interested in watching the show so that is something the game will be very good at doing if given a chance. There is some good synergy there!

Overall, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is a fun casual beat ’em up that fans of the show will love and can even be enjoyed by people who never saw a single episode, although probably not as much. Nicely, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes retails for $19.99 which is cheap enough that you won’t feel guilty for buying it either way!

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Review Score

 (4 out of 5 Stars)


Celebrate Charlie Brown Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

February 2, 2018 – On Sunday, February 4th, Knott’s is celebrating Good Ol’ Charlie Brown by introducing the park’s first ever Charlie Brown Day during the Knott’s Peanuts Celebration. The park invites guests to enjoy the celebration as the park attempts to set a record breaking moment with the most Charlie Browns in one picture in honor of the lovable blockhead himself, Charlie Brown. Attendees will be encouraged to pay homage to Charlie Brown by sporting his signature bright yellow zig zag stripped tee and red baseball cap outfit.

At 1pm all guests dressed as Charlie Brown will be invited to gather at the Calico Mine stage for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity as a crowd of Charlie Browns will pose alongside the park’s very own Charlie Brown for the first record breaking attempt in the history of Knott’s. Plus, don’t miss out on all the fun activities, shows and themed food offered at the Knott’s Peanuts Celebration taking place on weekends starting January 27th to February 25th, plus President’s day.

For more information on Knott’s Merry Farm please visit; or join the conversation by using #KnottsPeanutsCelebration or #CharlieBrownDay on FacebookTwitter or Instagram

Hereditary Trailer Looks Scary Great

A24 films has released the first trailer for the VERY cool-looking horror film HEREDITARY. HEREDITARY comes out on June 8, 2018 and stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro.

RELEASE DATE: June 8, 2018
CAST: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro

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Pacific Rim Uprising – Official Trailer 2

Pacific Rim Uprising – In Theaters, RealD 3D and IMAX March 23 – The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.

Two Point Hospital – Developer Vision Trailer

January 24, 2018 – Delve behind the scenes and into the creative vision of Two Point Studios in this brand-new trailer: Find out what makes this new studio (with a heap of pedigree) tick, and what amazing inspirations are pouring from their brains and into Two Point Hospital. Find out more about the game itself, with never-before-seen gameplay to stir the soul.

Learn, too, how the studio come up with hilarious ideas for visual illnesses, and how they are realised and brought to life in the game.

To get closer to the team, sign up to Hospital Pass at for your all-access badge behind the curtain at the studio. Get access to regular mini updates, and get trailers like this before anyone else! But that’s not all… an exclusive in-game item awaits you for signing up too when the game is released. You can also follow the team on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter.

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Deadly Premonition: The Board Game Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 23, 2018 – Rising Star Games announced today that Deadly Premonition: The Board Game will launch a limited run via on January 31. Currently available for pre-order, the board game will be made as a new “Deluxe Edition,” featuring premium game-enhancing items such as the custom die, original soundtrack, and themed gaming cloth. Also included is a download key for the original cult hit PC videogame, upon which the board game is based.

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“This new Deluxe edition of the board game is in honor of the campaign that made this project possible,” said Samuel Elphick, co-creator of Deadly Premonition: The Board Game. “It features some of our favorite items which make the board game special and capture that Deadly Premonition spirit. Whack on the soundtrack, lay the cloth upon the table and hold your breath when the Raincoat Killer claims suspects with the bespoke murder die. This is how we want the game to be played!”

About Deadly Premonition: The Board Game Deluxe Edition
Welcome to Greenvale. In this small mysterious town a young woman has been murdered. Anna Graham’s death marks a tragic loss for the community.

The town is home to many strange characters. With no significant leads on the killer, each must be considered a suspect. It’s time to kick-start the investigation and get to work, isn’t that right Zach?

Each agent has been assigned six suspects to investigate. You must protect the innocent, uncover incriminating evidence, apprehend an accomplice and identify the hidden killer among you before it is too late.

Game Length: 30-45 minutes
Recommended age: 18+
Players: 2-4

  • Cloth Gaming Mat
  • 1 Custom Die
  • Original Soundtrack
  • 60 Profiling Cards
  • 24 Suspect Cards
  • Token Sheet
  • 4 Line-Up Boards
  • 4 Alignment Cards
  • 5 Agent Bio Cards
  • 4 Guide Cards
  • 10 Weather Cards
  • Rulebook
  • Steam key for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut

Deadly Premonition: The Board Game Deluxe Edition will be available on January 31 on with a suggested retail price of $59.95. For more information please visit

Incredibles 2 Voice Cast Announcement

Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the voice cast for their upcoming, and highly-anticipated, Incredibles 2. Incredibles 2 is due out on June 15, 2018.

HELEN PARR (voice of Holly Hunter), known in the Superworld as Elastigirl, hung up her Supersuit to raise the family with husband Bob, leaving their crime-fighting days behind them. But when she’s tapped to lead a campaign to bring the Supers back into the spotlight, she finds she can still bend, stretch and twist herself into any shape needed to solve the trickiest of mysteries. In short, she’s still got it. That’s good news, too, because a new villain is emerging—unlike any they’ve ever seen before.

BOB PARR (voice of Craig T. Nelson) cherishes his days as Mr. Incredible—a popular Super with mega-strength and the power to singlehandedly take out the bad guys. Ever since Supers were outlawed, Bob’s been mostly lying low, raising the family alongside his wife Helen. But when she’s called on to stretch her Super skills and hopefully change the public perception of Supers for the better, Bob must manage the household on his own, which calls for a completely different set of super powers.

VIOLET PARR (voice of Sarah Vowell), the firstborn of the Parr clan, is an introverted and intelligent 14-year-old teen that doesn’t quite fit in with the normal crowd. Socially awkward, outspoken and sarcastic, Violet plays her teenager role to perfection—all while secretly mastering her superpowers of invisibility and creating force fields. A Super at heart, Violet can’t help her urge to fight crime alongside her family.

DASHIELL PARR (voice of Huckleberry “Huck” Milner) is a 10-year-old boy—restless, relentless, curious—though his remarkable power of Super speed certainly sets him apart. Dash sports a hearty sense of adventure and a boundless supply of energy. He’d love nothing more than to show off his special skills and fight a few bad guys along the way—and doesn’t understand why he has to keep his powers a secret.

JACK-JACK PARR, the baby of the family, likes to sit back with a bottle and a good story. Well-versed in gibberish with a penchant for throwing food, Jack-Jack may seem like a typical toddler, but he just might turn out to be the most powerful Parr in the household—if only his family had a clue of what this kid can really do. 

LUCIUS BEST (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) is not only Bob’s best friend, he’s a fellow-former Super who’s so chill, he can make ice with the point of a finger. But even when he’s not fighting crime as Frozone, Lucius is all about style. He has a quick wit and a cool, can-do attitude—and he wouldn’t think twice about breaking out his Supersuit if it could help bring Supers out of hiding.

EDNA “E” MODE (voice of Brad Bird) possesses impeccable design sense, a keen understanding of cutting-edge technology and an unmatched skillset. A creative visionary, she longs for the return of Supers so she can once again create functional yet edgy Supersuits. The petite and powerful fashionista treats her clients like family, dahling, but sticks firmly to her long-held assertion: No capes!

WINSTON DEAVOR (voice of Bob Odenkirk) leads a world-class telecommunications company alongside his genius sister, Evelyn. Ultra-wealthy, savvy and suave, Winston goes big in everything he does—including his infatuation with Supers. He has been a supporter of Supers returning—all he needs is a hero (or three) to help him change public perception and bring them back into the sunlight.

EVELYN DEAVOR (voice of Catherine Keener), the brilliant brainchild behind her brother Winston’s telecommunications company, knows her way around tech. She loves tinkering with tech, and has never met a problem she can’t solve.

RICK DICKER (voice of Jonathan Banks) heads up the official Super Relocation Program, helping the Parr family keep their Super identities secret—that’s no easy feat with this family. But Rick takes his job very seriously—at least until his division is shuttered, leaving the Parrs all on their own.

VOYD (voice of Sophia Bush) is a young, overeager “wannabe” Super and a mega-fan of Elastigirl. Her superpower is the ability to divert and manipulate objects around her by creating voids that allow the objects to appear and disappear, and shift in space.

Blue Force Gear Highlights Upcoming SHOT Show 2018 Announcements

POOLER, Ga., Jan. 22, 2018 – Since 2004, Blue Force Gear® has dedicated itself to providing excellence in each of its products and delivering innovative gear with superior quality. That dedication continues with the much-anticipated release of nine new products at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas – marquee items include the Blue Force Gear Tracer Pack and J-Frame Pocket Holster.

Blue Force Gear will unveil its Tracer Pack at booth 31209 at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23. Named after an allied deception operation during WWII to quietly reveal its intention as a product to support the “Blue Force;” the Tracer pack is built in America with the same rugged durability and attention to detail as the rest of the combat proven Blue Force Gear products. Designed to add additional capability in a “day pack” sized format, the new bag has features like: side water bottle pockets, an integrated laptop sleeve, and a quick access pocket on top of the pack for sunglasses/travel.

The product launch will be broadcast live on Blue Force Gear’s Instagram page where one lucky viewer will be chosen at random to receive one of the first Tracer Packs upon its official launch. The pack is scheduled to be available for purchase from the general public in Q1.

“We are not satisfied by simply making the same thing as everyone else, or merely changing the color or style of our product,” said Ashley Burnsed, president and CEO of Blue Force Gear. “We design by a code of advancement – if we can make something better than what is currently available, we make it. By constantly innovating and updating our product line, our products will always be different and state-of-the-art.”

Following the massive response from fans after the launch of the ULTRAcomp® Pocket Holster, Blue Force Gear will also launch the Smith & Wesson J-Frame Pocket Holster. Constructed with its ULTRAcomp technology, thenew every day carry pocket holster removes extra bulk while solidly securing and concealing a pocket pistol, creating the thinnest pocket holster available today.

The J-Frame holster fits the Smith & Wesson® J-Frame, Charter Arms 38 (Five Shot Cylinder), Taurustm 85 (Except Poly), Rossi M88, and Smith & Wesson® M&P® Bodyguard®.

Additional new products being showcased at SHOT Show include:

  • Dapper Accessory Insert Panels: Three sizes work with almost any bag or pack and are not exclusive to Blue Force Gear packs. Perfect for travel, especially through airport security and while staying in hotels.
  • Dapper Accessory Pouch, Laptop Sleeve: Two sizes work with most laptops and tablets on the market. Lightly padded for drop protection. Dapper Accessory Pouch compatible.
  • Micro Trauma Kit-Basic Medical Supplies: Daily essentials to treat life threatening trauma. Designed to fit the Micro Trauma Kit Now!, but can also be dropped in a pocket or pouch.
  • Red and Blue MARCO Dispenser: Reduce prep time for light sticks to almost zero. Keeps marking sticks organized in a predictable, easy-to-use manner.
  • MARCO Carry Options: New carrying options available for the MARCO dispenser. Available now in a ten-speed belt hanger and Helium Whisper Ten-Speed options.
  • Tourniquet (TQ) NOW! Pouch, Belt and Helium Whisper: These TQ options are both designed to carry CAT TQ or similar sized tourniquet. NOW! design positions the TQ for quick deployment even when seated or prone.

Find Blue Force Gear’s new products and current lineup in booth 31209 at SHOT Show. Personal interviews with company leaders will be available to media.

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Huge Hiring for 2018

JACKSON, N.J. ─ January 22, 2018 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor kick off the 2018 hiring season in early February as they launch their search for 4,000 team members to fill positions from March through December.

“Through four seasons, Six Flags offers incredible opportunities for practical, resume-building experience,” said Christine Parker, Six Flags Great Adventure’s director of human resources and administration. “We provide a place for many young workers to gain their first valuable work experience, as well as a stepping stone for others to grow and reach that next level in their careers.”

Recently named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by The National Association for Business Resources for the second year in a row, Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions and paid internships, and provides team members many benefits including advancement opportunities, reward and recognition programs, educational scholarships, free park admission, incentives from area businesses and much more.

Parker said that the theme and water parks are looking for friendly candidates of all ages and backgrounds, and is focused on setting applicants on their individual paths for success. “Those looking for a future in law enforcement can begin here in security or loss prevention; students exploring business have a wide variety of choices from marketing to finance and retail. We even offer very specialized positions for those studying animal behavior or zoology, culinary arts, theater and more. The opportunities are endless,” she said.

Adults and senior citizens also play a key role at Six Flags. “We provide great opportunities for those switching gears. We have the flexibility to find the right opportunity for adults picking up a second job, teachers on summer break, and retirees looking to supplement their income,” she said. “Because there is extensive room for growth, many find their second home here in a supervisory role or full-time job.”

The park will host a series of job fairs, auditions and rehiring events, as well as onsite recruiting throughout the tri-state area at approximately 75 high schools, colleges and special events. Before attending any spring hiring event, new applicants must visit to complete an online application, and rehires must complete their online rehire packet.

Six Flags Spring Hiring Events:

  • Rehire Celebration – Feb. 1 from 12 to 6 p.m.
    • All rehires are welcome for snacks and fun while hiring back in for the 2018 season.
    • Six Flags Employment Center.
  • Job Fairs – Feb. 10, March 11 and May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
    • All new applicants are welcome. Six Flags Employment Center.
  • Employment Center – Beginning Feb. 1, Weds to Fri from 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • All rehires and new applicants are welcome.

Where to Apply:

  • Showcase Theatre Auditions
    • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
    • Enter via Employment Entrance approximately one mile west of main park entrance, park in employee lot, proceed to Security Gate 5 and follow signs to theater.

Available Positions:

Ride operations, retail, games, park services, culinary services, admissions, guest relations/VIP services, market research, loss prevention, security, landscaping, safari guides, lifeguards, entertainment performers and show technical support, accounting, cash control, corporate alliance brand ambassadors, public relations and human resources.

More information is available at

Seeking Dawn Closed Beta Sign Ups and New Platforms Announced

Multiverse Entertainment has announced that its upcoming VR game, Seeking Dawn, will be entering closed beta in February! Gamers interested in taking part of the beta testing can sign up beginning on January 30th, 2018. Also announced is that the game is coming soon to Playstation VR, Steam, Oculus store and Windows MR! This is terrific news as it means that gamers of the majority of VR platforms will be able to enjoy the experience. You can read a bit more about my brief hands-on with it back at E3 2017 here.