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(10/21/2014 4:10 PM)
Action Philosophers: 10th Anniversary Überedition5.0Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)2014 is the 10th Anniversary of the award-winning comic book series Action Philosophers, later collected into larger volumes, and now, into one big volume. This is a good book that I should have read when it first came out. I don't know why I didn't, I have no [...]
(10/21/2014 4:00 PM)
I have never found a film so instantaneously dull as Hellmouth.
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When I was growing up, there was only one film that every friend I had said was the scariest, mind-fuckiest film they'd ever seen: Phantasm.
(10/21/2014 12:17 PM)
I am not a military shooter kinda guy, but that didn't stop me from adoring New World Interactive's Insurgency. The level of realism and how it actively contributes to making every moment tense and unique sets it apart from nearly every FPS on the market. However, it is unfortunately held back by organizational hang-ups and [...]
(10/21/2014 12:00 PM)
They are handling the legend of the Flash with respect and fun!
(10/21/2014 11:30 AM)
Singles Going Steady is Comics Bulletin's weekly single issue review roundup. Deadpool's Art of War #1 (Peter David / Scott Koblish; Marvel Comics) The Art of War is one of history's most persistent and enduring texts. It has been applied to battle, business and now The Merc With A Mouth. Marvel's latest Deapool miniseries sees [...]
(10/21/2014 10:00 AM)
Supernatural is back for its tenth season, and it's the same-ol'-same-ol'. For the most part.
(10/21/2014 8:20 AM)
30-something female seeking: a villain who enjoys long walks in apocalyptic cityscapes and philosophizing about revenge for his often misunderstood, now extinct home world. Preferably equipped with a fully developed sense of injustice, a distrust for the establishment, and a flair for prose about morality. Must have own lair, have an eye for detailed planning [...]
(10/21/2014 5:12 AM)
According to developer Keen Software House, one million people have bought their intergalactic sandbox title, Space Engineers. The Czech developer is celebrating the impressive sales milestones in tandem with the one year anniversary of the game's availability on Steam Early Access. The game can be found on Valve's early access service, here. "We feel twice [...]
(10/21/2014 5:00 AM)
Ray Sonne: Planetary #6 introduces the series' main plotline and antagonists, The Four. The Four are, of course, pastiches of The Fantastic Four wrapped up in sci-fi plot and criticism of Cold War values. In real life, The Fantastic Four brought a new era to superhero comics, but in Planetary, their ascendance to post-human conditions were kept as secret [...]
(10/20/2014 9:00 PM)
Team-Up Review: 'AXIS #2' Focuses on Marvel's Masters of Metal4.0Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)Jamil Scalese: Snappy banter, big fights, huge consequences, cool reveals and sexy surprises, AXIS #2 is the reason I read superhero comics. Though I've matured and can value comics as a medium, and though I'm versed in important story elements like theme, character [...]
(10/20/2014 8:05 PM)
And here's the latest update on the Geek Catalog. Be sure to check out the ever-growing lists for Geek Focus or Community Focus. Comics Education Reading With Pictures - A nonprofit advocating using comics in the classroom to promote literacy ...
(10/20/2014 6:56 PM)
Hey everyone, hope you're doing well! Not much to update on Sanctum-Wise. I probably should only post these when it's relevant, but I like to stay in touch. Way With Worlds is still churning along - originality will be a focus for a bit, and then some more rewrites. Still debating if this thing should [...]
(10/20/2014 4:00 PM)
Dan Jurgens is one of those creators who's been working at DC Comics forever, and seems always to be involved in the latest popular series from DC. I had the chance to talk to Jurgens at this year's San Diego Comic-con about how he and his fellow writers have created The New 52: Future's End as well [...]
(10/20/2014 2:30 PM)
Side to Side is an uber simple browser based game where you click to move, collect points, and try not to die. Trust me. If you play one game you'll end up playing 10...
(10/20/2014 2:00 PM)
Few things make me happier than sitting down every holiday season to watch 1976's The Omen.
(10/20/2014 12:00 PM)
This part of the season is all about fanning the flames.
(10/20/2014 12:00 PM)
Review: Don Rosa's 'The Son of the Sun' Will Bring Many Smiles to Your Face4.0Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)One of the best things in the world is reading the work that someone has wanted to do all their life. Consuming that material, there's a pure pleasure and enthusiasm behind everything they place on paper a [...]
(10/20/2014 11:22 AM)
Door Kickers, the real-time strategy SWAT game, is out today, KillHouse Games announced. It's available on the Steam Store and KillHouse's website for $19.99 on PC, Mac and Linux, though a mobile port is also a possibility. Door Kickers originally launched through Steam as a Greenlight game, and has been available in early access for about [...]
(10/20/2014 10:00 AM)
The only thing that keeps me from giving Gotham a better rating is that it sometimes can feel predictable, but luckily that fact doesn't take away any of the fun.
(10/20/2014 9:00 AM)
Marvel, X-Factor Annual #5, written by Louise Simonson and Peter David, drawn by Jon Bogdanove and Dave Ross, 1990 Boy, they don't make X-Men comics like they used to. Or maybe they do. I wouldn't know. I can't afford an extra 12 books a month, so I've reluctantly steered clear of that whole scene since [...]
(10/20/2014 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds runs at MuseHack, Seventh Sanctum, and Ongoing Worlds) Every worldbuilder, author, artist has had that moment. That moment where originality seems to be a fleeting illusion. Perhaps they feel that they can't seem to do anything original. Every idea ...
(10/20/2014 8:30 AM)
Operation Supply Drop's goal is simple - get game care packages to troops in the field and recovering in hospitals. It's one of several groups supporting US troops - and one you as a gamer can get involved in. Stephen ...
(10/20/2014 8:00 AM)
World peace through shared popular culture, continued: A Qatari couple have just opened that nation's first manga store. Here's to hoping you folks get a Book-Off before long, too. You must be at least this tall to initiate the...
(10/20/2014 8:00 AM)
The first of the 'Attack on Titan' prequel novels dives back into the history of the 'Titan' setting, although without the same compelling characterizations that made the original series so worthwhile
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It's another strong week, especially on the Creator Owned Comics front, so let's get right to this week's picks! I'm most looking forward to Lazarus #12 by Greg Rucka & Michael Lark. If you pushed me to answer, I'd probably say that this was the single best book coming out from Image Comics at the moment. [...]
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If you're not already watching Doctor Who, now is the time to drop in on the Time Lord. Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor and the world is setting off on a new adventure (during which he'll surely save our planet numerous times). Saturday. Was it as good for you as it was for me? Drunk [...]
(10/19/2014 2:00 PM)
If you're planning a Halloween-themed horror movie marathon, Night of the Demons should definitely be on your schedule.
(10/19/2014 10:05 AM)
What Dracula Untold giveth, Dracula Untold tends to taketh away.
(10/19/2014 10:00 AM)
I understand what the makers wanted from this film but at the same time it just didn't turn out as planned.
(10/19/2014 8:48 AM)
Sunday Slugfest: The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales #13.2Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote) The thing about The Twilight Zone that fans of the show don't often talk about is that it was sometimes really preachy. Rod Serling had strong political and social views, and he viewed it as his responsibility to explore those views on the show [...]
(10/18/2014 4:18 PM)
So there won't be any rain in Far Cry 4, AND you won't be able to climb those mountains anytime you want to (Skyrim style). Read more on the weather/terrain developments.
(10/18/2014 11:01 AM)
Cause why not?
(10/18/2014 7:49 AM)
This .. is going to be a game. Normally I would be like .. what the? but it's being developed by the people behind Surgeon Simulator. I gotta say .. i'll probably try it.
(10/18/2014 6:30 AM)
The atomic bomb has been used just twice in war, both times on Japan. The destruction the bomb wrought led to nuclear escalation between the US and the USSR, and a permanent change in the Japanese psyche. Post-war atomic testing ...
(10/17/2014 2:06 PM)
Nearing the Finish Line- Stay Strong Till The End From: [Part 5] Now as the saga draws to a close, let me summarize what happened with the rest of the teams. As we approached launch, all of the teams tilted ...
(10/17/2014 12:06 PM)
Bandai Namco (which I still think should be Namco Bandai) had soft launched this game awhile back, but now it's officially out! I just downloaded it and will give you my thoughts on it...
(10/17/2014 11:03 AM)
Video games have allowed us to play as quite a few strange things, including: rocks, goats and a number of other odd simulation games. Bossa Studios is looking to up the ante. Bossa Studios, developers of the Surgeon Simulator game, announced its new game today via Twitter, which has a slice of bread cast as [...]
(10/17/2014 8:51 AM)
Sat down with Atticus Wiman (guest on our very first episode of the podcast) and show regular Kinsey Burke to talk Shadow of Mordor, Rainbow Moon, Destiny, beer, mac & cheese, and Bob's Burgers...
(10/17/2014 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds runs at MuseHack, Seventh Sanctum, and Ongoing Worlds) Every worldbuilder, author, artist has had that moment. That moment where originality seems to be a fleeting illusion. Perhaps they feel that they can't seem to do anything original. Every idea they have seems done (and perhaps done better). The fear of being accused of derivation. [...]
(10/17/2014 8:25 AM)
Developer Camouflaj announced today that it is bringing the third episode in its stealth-puzzle game République to the iOS App Store on Oct. 23 for $4.99. Episode 3, titled Ones and Zeroes, will be the longest episode (according to studio founder Ryan Payton) and it will introduce new puzzles, weapons and abilities. All three episodes will [...]
(10/17/2014 8:25 AM)
So after spending a lot of time discussing the Dark Side Of Do What You Love, I'm going to focus on one more depressing subject right now: the recruiting mess. Now let me preface this by noting that I'm going ...
(10/17/2014 8:00 AM)
It's as ridiculous, preposterous, and outlandish as the source material demanded, but there are side effects to being slavish to the very attributes that made 'Bayonetta' enjoyable as a game
(10/17/2014 8:00 AM)
Shelling out: If they really are offering Scarlett Johansson the role of Motoko Kusanagi, then I will slap the producers in the face with my money until the film gets made, thank you very much.Now some bad news. Apparently...
(10/17/2014 7:53 AM)
Canadian Poet, Writer and all around inspirational person, Vanessa Shields has been writing about her life since she could hold a pencil.Now, with over six books under her name and interviews galore, we talk about her career, love of writing, creative process and a tiny bit about Cmdr. Hatfield
(10/16/2014 12:18 PM)
There are a lot of interesting genres, archetypes, & storytelling devices out there, some of which aren't very well-known. Here and there, one week and then another, I'd like to describe some of the ones that I've grown very fond of, but which don't seem to be well-known. Hopefully they'll be new to you, and [...]
(10/16/2014 10:45 AM)
Capcom sidescrollers reigned over my all my free time as a child. The Mega Man X franchise in particular was what I leaned on for a satisfying gaming fix. If new games got boring or I woke up early in the morning and couldn't sleep, I slapped Mega Man X in my SNES and went [...]
(10/16/2014 5:54 AM)
Starting tomorrow, on October 17, the Indie Games for Good marathon returns for its fourth annual run at raising proceeds for the Child's Play Charity. Set to be broadcast live, the marathon will feature over 100 different games, with the majority being chosen by viewers who make donations to the cause. Furthermore, viewers will also [...]
(10/15/2014 7:26 PM)
Here's a couple of interesting space news items:
(10/15/2014 9:14 AM)
Explodemon is a side-scrolling explode 'em up made roughly in the vain of the old Megaman games with a few more modern adaptations. You play as the eponymous Explodemon the last Guardian of the world of Niblis during a horrible alien invasion. Sadly, Explodemon is just a little bit unstable and has a tendency, as [...]
(10/15/2014 9:06 AM)
Games like Probability 0 are a cheap commodity nowadays, as games centered on procedurally generated death labyrinths saturate the market. With this in mind, it takes a lot to stand out from both the few leading examples of the genre and the endless shovelware polluting digital distribution platforms. Fortunately, Probability 0 does enough to be [...]
(10/15/2014 8:30 AM)
I met Lillian Csernica at Con-Volution. Shes a professional author who's written short stories and even warmed my worldbuilding heart with a guide to making magic systems. Of course I'm going to interview here, she's one of us. 1) OK ...
(10/15/2014 2:45 AM)
Developed for iPad by Majd Akar and Hosni Auji, Zero Age is an atmospheric puzzler that puts players in an alien world without explanation, before encouraging them to explore its collection of sky-bound floating isles. Cribbing inspiration from recent greats such as Monument Valley in addition to tapping older classics, such as Ico for its [...]
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One of my most recent acquisitions is the fascinating book "Dick's Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes or How They Did it in the 1870's." Its a reprint of a book that was a guide to, well, everything. Making dyes, ...
(10/13/2014 8:21 PM)
(Way With Worlds runs at MuseHack, Seventh Sanctum, and Ongoing Worlds) My friend Serdar, in writing Flight of the Vajra (which I edited, I admit, but I enjoyed the hell out of it) is fond of noting the plot happened when he ...
(10/13/2014 11:09 AM)
The answer might be yes. And soon. Here's a recent article describing the reasons you may have to at least start thinking about it.
(10/13/2014 8:00 AM)
How people see anime, as genre or medium, says as much about how we label cultural experiences generally as it does about the beholders
(10/13/2014 8:00 AM)
Gundamnit!: Sunrise and Right Stuf are pairing up to bring Gundam back to these here shores, with Turn A Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam being among the fi .... wow, I'm hearing a lot of screaming for joy out...
(10/12/2014 6:04 PM)
Seattle really knows how to throw a science fiction convention.
(10/11/2014 7:15 PM)
Big update this week for you Civic Geeks! As always you can find the full Geek Focus list here, and the Community Focus here. Comics Free Speech The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - A non-profit organization focused on protecting ...
(10/10/2014 9:30 PM)
It's going to be a dreary month, if October's selection of digests is any indication.
(10/10/2014 7:15 PM)
Bit of an early update here! First, the new generator. After the Writing Prompt Generator I needed to do something fun and simple. So inspired by cheesy monster flicks, I created the Creature Feature Generator. You can just get monster names, or get ones that are intermittently punched up to be "movieseque." So are you [...]
(10/10/2014 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds runs at MuseHack, Seventh Sanctum, and Ongoing Worlds) My friend Serdar, in writing Flight of the Vajra (which I edited, I admit, but I enjoyed the hell out of it) is fond of noting the plot happened when he realized his setting didn't hold together. The novel is basically about things not working, or [...]
(10/10/2014 8:00 AM)
Rare these days is the series with an all-female cast where character, story, and drama are the goals, not titillation or eye candy
(10/8/2014 6:05 AM)
Robert Heinlein newest short novel is out, and my feelings toward it are much mixed.
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The Soviets have done it again, reaching yet another milestone in space exploration before the Americans.
(10/6/2014 8:00 AM)
Limited and fragmented as it is, this brutal fantasy still achieves wonders, thanks to the sheer strength of its storytelling and the force of its vision
(10/5/2014 8:25 PM)
Hey everyone, so what's been up? A LOT. Trying to get back to generators (as you can see below the last two weekends were packed). Hoping to get around to dumping some ideas into code so I can get them out of my head (I have notes on three generators now). I need to get [...]
(10/4/2014 9:01 AM)
Ryō Horikawa is an Actor/Musician known for his work on Dragonball Z and beyond, Horikawa Ryo-sempai has done many things in his lifetime and while I wasn't able to see the Super Panel Dragonball Z with both Vegeta's I really did enjoy this Panel. Here it is in all it's glory... pardon the shakiness.
(10/3/2014 3:13 PM)
It never ceases to amaze me how far technology can progress in such a short time.
(10/3/2014 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds Runs Weekly at MuseHack and Seventh Sanctum) So last time I noted how David Brin had gotten me discussing the idea of the Idiot Plot or the Planet Of Morons - the idea the hero(es) are the only things saving the world, which is also corrupt and stupid. The thing with this [...]
(10/3/2014 8:00 AM)
The real monster in Satoshi Kon's genre-defying black comedy of horrors is human nature itself
(10/3/2014 8:00 AM)
Otaku Usa has an eye-opening interview with a Crunchyroll staffer that sheds a great deal of light on the localization process, including the intricacies of licensing and winning the trust of Japanese companies. Highly recommended reading. A trailer for...
(10/2/2014 12:14 PM)
I like moral dichotomies and moral conflicts in settings. I even, on occasion, enjoy the epic struggle between Good and Neutral, or Candy and Chocolate. But when you have a conflict between the forces of Light and Darkness and they represent Good and Evil every time, well, I get a little exhausted by it. The [...]
(09/29/2014 4:19 PM)
For more than a month and a half,
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Thomas Anderson is an avid reader. He reads literature without pictures and for every book that he reads are under a dollar. His site tagline is "Reading cheap literature so you don't have to" We talk about great cheap books, and those that are brutally horrible as well.
(09/29/2014 8:00 AM)
The Witch is back: The 2nd installment in the Little Witch Academia series (I love being able to say it's a series now) will have its premiere at Houston's Anime Matsuri. Dreamworks, up for grabs? Apparently Japan's Softbank is...
(09/29/2014 8:00 AM)
Why deluxe packaging and other such marketing stunts may make it harder for fans to express their devotion, not easier -- and not just because of the pricetags
(09/26/2014 8:30 AM)
(Way With Worlds runs at Seventh Sanctum and Muse Hack) Ironically I was about to wrap up my heroes and villains series when David Brin dropped an asteroid-sized essay in my lap. He notes rather brilliantly that a huge part of our media is the Idiot Plot, that the story is often about a few [...]
(09/26/2014 8:00 AM)
Ponycan, or ponycan't?: Pony Canyon, one of Japan's more noteworthy distribution companies, is setting up shop in the U.S. to distribute anime. No word on whether or not they'll dig into their back catalog or just stick with newly...
(09/26/2014 8:00 AM)
Twenty-five years on, one of anime's seminal groundbreakers remains as alluring, intriguing, confounding, and problematic as ever
(09/26/2014 7:00 AM)
Sire James is a musician, comedian and known for The Tim and Eric Show. Now he is starting his own variety show titled, The Sire James Show. We sat down with him and Social Media / Indiegogo Campaign Manager Zon Petilla to talk about his career, love of music and how he handles success and [...]
(09/26/2014 5:53 AM)
Ah, the beginning of a new month. A stack of magazines fresh off the newstand and in the mail. An average of 30.4166 days of reading pleasure (mostly) to look forward to.
(09/25/2014 10:45 AM)
Got those ABCs down? Recharged? Fed? Time to get back to the show floor. Last week we covered a few preliminary notions on conventioning for beginners (if you missed Part I, Learning your ABCs: Attending Big Conventions, it's here - http://tgtmedia.com/spotlight/attending-big-conventions/). Let's just keep nordic walking our way through the final points. Celebrity and [...]
(09/24/2014 5:23 PM)
I had planned on breaking up the rest of this month's (October 1959)
(09/22/2014 8:00 AM)
A young man named Darrien Hunt was shot dead by police in Utah. His crime, as it were, was cosplaying as Mugen from Samurai Champloo; police evidently thought his prop sword was the real thing. Words like "tragic" and...
(09/20/2014 7:05 PM)
Artist, Comic creator, Illustrator and more...Del Hewitt Jr. comes back to Two Geeks Talking to talk his newest Kickstarter, Comics and anything in between.
(09/19/2014 6:24 PM)
A bit of a stop press on the Space Race as I wade through this months
(09/18/2014 10:59 AM)
Fan Expo is about the Fan Experience. That's on the attendee as much as it's on anyone else. Put on some comfy walking shoes and accompany me on a trek through this indulgent guide to attending big conventions. Part I The very first convention I ever attended was a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. [...]
(09/18/2014 5:59 AM)
The big news this week is
(09/16/2014 9:59 PM)
Hey All! Welcome to TGT Tournament 6 - Finals! Through the feverish voting battles and the server issues, we are FINALLY at the end of this Tournament. But, we're not done yet! Now the Final Four are battling it out. Unlike past Rounds where you can only vote once. Now YOU must choose your Top [...]
(09/15/2014 4:31 PM)
The Soviets have accomplished another space first, striking the moon with a probe yesterday, September 14, 1959, after a speedy day-and-a-half flight.
(09/12/2014 7:25 PM)
Statistics are (is?) fun. There is a simple joy to compiling data and finding patterns. Since the beginning of the publishing year, i.e. issues with a January cover date, I have been rating stories and magazine issues in aggregate. This is partly to help me remember the stories in times to come and also to trace patterns of quality. In a couple of months, I plan to have my own mini-Hugo awards; perhaps one of you might help me think of a catchy name.
(09/10/2014 8:44 PM)
Bill Kendrick is a fan of Atari ... that's putting it mildly. In fact, he's been enjoying them since he could lift a paddle. Atari is one of the great consoles from the 90's that you could have a blast with. Now a revival is coming back bringing this iconic system to the masses. Bill [...]
(09/8/2014 5:07 PM)
Twenty years ago, something lovely happened. Two hundred science fiction and fantasy fans got together in New York City and had what was (I believe) the first convention of their genre: Worldcon. It has been an annual Labor Day tradition ever since, with the exception of the war years, from 1942-45. It travels from city to city, adopting the name of its host city for that year.
(09/5/2014 6:47 PM)
Not too long ago, I lambasted the September 1959 issue of
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We left off on a cliff-hanger of sorts, half-way through my review of the second issue of
(09/1/2014 9:29 AM)
Let me tell you the story of a missile, one that should make us (ironically) a bit safer.
(08/29/2014 8:31 PM)
September is almost over, and it's not even the end of August.
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When last we left off with the September 1959
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Some movies are made with a huge budget and are expected to be big blockbusters. Others are made on a shoestring and have much more variable luck. I've taken a chance on a lot of "B-Movies" simply because their subject matter included science fiction and or fantasy topics. I'm happy to announce that the lastest such experience, watching
(08/22/2014 6:35 AM)
You certainly can't fault the Air Force for lacking persistence. The flyboys launched yet another in the ill-fated
(08/20/2014 6:58 PM)
People seem to enjoy extremes. The first to do this. The best at doing that. The most exciting. The brightest. The darkest.
(08/15/2014 7:44 PM)
The Air Force launched the fifth in its