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Classic Comics Cavalcade: X-O Manowar Classic Omnibus

(05/22/2015 3:30 PM)

Welcome to the latest chapter of our look at Valiant Comics Classics. Previously I wrote about Bloodshot, Harbinger, H.A.R.D. Corps, Ninjak, Rai and Shadowman. This week: X-O Manowar! X-O Manowar has such a great idea at its center that you have to wonder if it's almost a stupid idea. Imagine a Visigoth warrior from 408 A.D.- a Conan type of warrior with [...]

Welcome To Me (2015)

(05/22/2015 2:00 PM)

Welcome to Me to a smart comedy that is also a drama that will take you for ups and downs, just like, and along with, Alice.

Exclusive Preview: Winter World: Frozen Fleet #2 from IDW Publishing

(05/22/2015 11:00 AM)

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Butch Guice The saga of Scully and Wynn continues as they search for a fabled village by the sea where rumors tell of a warm heaven in this cold hell. Wynn is still in search of her parents and the village of La Niña may be the place they were heading [...]

Pregnancy Review

(05/22/2015 10:38 AM)

This review contains spoilers. Pregnancy is a difficult piece of media to really review for a few reasons. To describe my issues with the game, spoilers and a content warning for sexual assault are necessary, so be fair warned. As an interactive narrative, Pregnancy is in danger of being accused of 'not being a game', [...]

Convergence Week Seven

(05/22/2015 9:00 AM)

Singles Going Steady is Comics Bulletin's weekly single issue review roundup. Convergence #7 I'll be honest, I wrote this event off back at Convergence #2. I thought it was a lazy event with sloppy art that was a "fill-in" in every sense. Here's an event where the main protagonists are the heroes of Earth 2. No, not pre-Crisis [...]

Way With Worlds: The Drought

(05/22/2015 8:30 AM)

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) I've spent plenty of time here talking about how to avoid over-communicating your world. There's a good reason for this, which any gamer or reader or viewer knows - ...

Way With Worlds: Realism

(05/22/2015 8:30 AM)

Realism" is something that many worldbuilders, writers, gamemasters aspire for. That sense of believable, of true, of relatable is treasured as it makes it all real. Realism is that thing that makes a tale have an edge, a game hit you in the gut, that thing that brings a visceral element to the experience and [...]

Classic Interview: Liz Berube - The Vinnie Colletta of Colorists

(05/22/2015 5:30 AM)

In 2011 I had the great pleasure of interviewing colorist, cartoonist and total sweetheart, Ms. Liz Berube. Liz had worked with the greats like Jack Adler, Carmine Infantino and Joe Orlando and apparently had a ball doing so. Her syndicated strip "Karen" is another treasure. Liz was a fixture on the romance comics at DC [...]

Roche Limit: Clandestiny #2 Teaser Trailer - You Ready?

(05/21/2015 3:00 PM)

We could go on and on about this book and, well, I suppose we have, but rightfully so! We're proud to present another teaser trailer for you for "Roche Limit: Clandestiny #2" by Michael Moreci, Kyle Charles, Matt Battaglia, Sarah Delaine and Ryan Ferrier. "Roche Limit: Clandestiny #2" hits stores June 10th - You ready?

[May 21, 1960] KGJ is On The Air!

(05/21/2015 2:10 PM)

Due to popular demand, Galactic Journey is taking a stab at broadcasting. I've recorded the last five articles. If the response is good, I will make it a regular monthly feature to record the previous month's articles. I can also record older months, too. Tune in and let me know what you think.

Review: 'Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books' is an Insightful Comics History

(05/21/2015 1:30 PM)

History, as it's often said, is written by the victors. But it's just as often true that history is written by the survivors. That's true in comic books as much as it is in any other area of history. That's why there have been hundreds of thousands of words written about Marvel and DC Comics. [...]

Advance Review: "Midnight Society: The Black Lake" #1

(05/21/2015 12:00 PM)

(Drew Edward Johnson/ Lizzy John/ Steve Dutro/ Dark Horse Comics) Matilda Finn works for MI: Omega. Never heard of them? You're probably not supposed to. The Omega team works in the background investigating all that makes noise and cast shadows in the middle of the night. Big or small, if its unknown to modern science [...]

Interested in writing about games? Indie Haven wants you

(05/21/2015 11:32 AM)

Indie Haven is looking for contributors to join our talented group of aspiring game journalists. We'll be up front about not being able to pay you with money, but our value is in providing structure and a top-notch group of editors to help you improve as a journalist. Several of our alumni have gone on [...]

SEASON FINALE: The Vampire Diaries 6.22 "I'm Thinking of You All the While"

(05/21/2015 10:00 AM)

Elena's fate is not left open this season. The cliffhanger is fairly mild, in fact. It's kind of nice to have some closure and to know what it was all about all along, actually. Both this and its sister show have a thing about beautiful princesses (and sometimes ugly kings) sleeping for centuries in hidden [...]

Exclusive Marvel Preview: Nova #31

(05/21/2015 9:00 AM)

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) David Baldeon (CA) Orphans Cheeps • The world is under threat and it's up to Sam Alexander, A.K.A. Nova, and his friends Beta Ray Bill, Doc Green, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Cosmo to save the planet. • You won't believe the end of this issue!

Anime Roundup: May 21, 2015

(05/21/2015 8:00 AM)

Tow Ubukata talks, anime fans rally against racism, and Miyazaki gets grouchy again.

140 Character Reviews 5/20/2015

(05/21/2015 4:21 AM)

A-FORCE #1 (Marvel Comics) A-Force was really good. Looking forward to the next issue. pic.twitter.com/8qMdgMxSt9 - Aaron Meyers (@AaronMeyers) May 20, 2015 A-Force 1 has some funny dialogue! It's a good tie-in with an interesting cliffhanger. I enjoyed it! #ncbd #comics - Comical Podcast (@ComicalPodcast) May 20, 2015 I really liked A-Force. It's interesting, intriguing [...]

Sunset Review

(05/21/2015 12:00 AM)

War is a common theme in video games. Whether you are storming the beaches of Normandy, calling the shots as a Shogun warlord, or searching a war-torn city in an attempt to find supplies, you can play many different roles in many different wars if you have the notion to do so. Sunset, the latest [...]

Review: 'ApocalyptiGirl' is an Audacious and Thrilling New Graphic Novel

(05/20/2015 3:30 PM)

Comics are so damn good these days. It seems wherever you look, you can find something interesting and unique and continually surprising. Far from the depressing miasma of dull DC crossovers and endlessly repeated superhero tropes (and right next door to them at your LCS, if your LCS is decent) are books like the thoroughly [...]

[May 20, 1960] Three for Four (June 1960 Astounding)

(05/20/2015 11:36 AM)

Astounding, the venerable science fiction digest, has often been my monthly whipping boy. Today's article is going to be a bit different because, apart from one noteworthy, execrable exception, the June 1960 Astounding was actually quite good. Much of the magazine is taken up by Part 3 of the enjoyable "Mark Phillips" effort, Out Like ...

Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Review

(05/20/2015 10:00 AM)

As video games evolve further towards their final form of complete domination over all of culture, we can expect more and more niche topics to be adopted by developers. However, I admit that I was surprised to find a (pretty great) game for PC and mobile based around good old-fashioned drag queens. And also mini-games. [...]

Flash Gordon (1980)

(05/20/2015 10:00 AM)

Flash Gordon would be considered one of the fathers of the modern-day superhero.

Teaser Trailer for Iron Fish Takes Players Under the Sea

(05/20/2015 8:34 AM)

Beefjack Games are daring players to investigate the depths of the ocean this year with their teaser trailer for Iron Fish, a psychological deep-sea thriller set 11 kilometers below the ocean's surface. The result of a collaboration between games company BeefJack and designer Dean Edwards, Iron Fish slips players into the flippers of the Cerys [...]

Costume Quest Gets Animated in New Series

(05/19/2015 10:31 AM)

Costume Quest, the trick-or-treat RPG from Double Fine Productions is set to receive an animated adaptation courtesy of Frederator Studios. The animation studio's catalog includes Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, which has crossed over into the realm of games quite frequently. It's easy to imagine the distinct Double Fine attitude and sense of humor translating well [...]

iZombie 1.09 "Patriot Brains"

(05/19/2015 10:00 AM)

All of the stories and characters are so intricate and unique - I hope that iZombie doesn't lose sight of that.

Neon Struct Review

(05/19/2015 12:00 AM)

Every once in a while, a stealth game pops up with ambitions of besting the old guard of Deus Ex, System Shock, or Thief. With alarming regularity, these games fail in almost every conceivable way. While by no means perfect, Neon Struct is the first time I've felt a game has come adequately close to [...]

Dimension Drive Bound for a Second Round on Kickstarter

(05/18/2015 2:15 PM)

Dimension Drive by 2Awesome Studio is on its way back to Kickstarter in the near future. This follows their brush with the dangers of fraudulent pledges during the initial campaign. The new campaign is set to launch later today at 9:00PM Central European Time. Though Kickstarter staff declined to help hands-on by making an exception [...]

SEASON FINALE: The Originals 2.22 "Ashes to Ashes"

(05/18/2015 2:00 PM)

What does a supervillain want most? Is it power? Vengeance? Or just plain and simple closure?

iZombie 1.08 "Dead Air"

(05/18/2015 10:00 AM)

All of the characters are dealing with such unique struggles, but those stories are interwoven so beautifully into iZombie.

Episode 95 - James Kozanecki - The Indie Haven Podcast

(05/18/2015 9:28 AM)

Download this episode (right click and save) Hello and welcome to Episode 95 of The Indie Haven Podcast, that weekly internet show where we get Indie developers on to talk about the world of indie publishing. This week we sit down with James Kozanecki from Surprise Attack. In the second half of the podcast we [...]

[May 18, 1960] Good and bad news (Twilight Zone and the Summit)

(05/18/2015 8:47 AM)

What makes quality television? No, that's not an oxymoron, despite what anyone might tell you. Sure, there are plenty of vapid game shows, variety shows, soap operas, situation comedies. The techniques and technology are primitive-sometimes, it feels as if I'm watching a local junior high troupe in their multi-purpose room. But there are those occasional ...

Vanguard: What Having A Shared Universe Is Like

(05/18/2015 8:30 AM)

When Avengers: Age of Ultron came out (spoiler: he does't look his age), some of my friends began commenting on an old photo on Facebook. The two-plus decade old photo was of a group of us who had been in a superhero-oriented writing project called Vanguard, a project we remembered ...

Somewhere Between Spectacle And Sincerity

(05/18/2015 8:00 AM)

What constitutes a 'classic' in anime, and what does it mean to define that?

High Strangeness and Witcher 3 - Episode 60 with Casey Doran

(05/17/2015 7:30 PM)

Casey Doran (of Radio vs. The Martians Podcast) stops by and talks games and stuff. Download MP3 Old school web page with all episodes Related articles across the web High Strangeness Preview - Super Nostalgic, not that Strange...YET Review: High Strangeness The witcher 3 torrent Witcher Diaries #2: Tentacles and Corruption or Why Does Roche...

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

(05/17/2015 2:00 PM)

And if that sounds weird, weirdness abounds in Fury Road, to an almost visually unsettling degree.

Seas of Scred Receives Significant Update

(05/17/2015 12:32 PM)

Seas of Scred, the waterlogged sister-game sequel to the viscious Quarries of Scred, has received a new update that brings several important changes. The controls, map generation, and oxygen mechanics have all been tweaked for a tighter experience, which should give players a helping hand against the dangers of the deep sea. Sharks, fish, and whirlpools [...]

iZombie 1.07 "Maternity Liv"

(05/17/2015 10:16 AM)

The inconsistencies are beginning to be noticeable as iZombie gets more episodes under its belt.

SERIES FINALE: Revenge 4.23 "Two Graves"

(05/16/2015 2:08 PM)

Revenge is universal ... as primal as the need for love, sex, or feeding. It crosses time and culture.

Lost in Translation - Hiatus

(05/16/2015 6:30 AM)

With a busy week, I am taking today off as a short hiatus. However, there are plans afoot in the pipeline involving Lost in Translation, plans that involve something more than mixed metaphors. Lost in Translation is working towards branching off on its own, though still part of Crossroads Alpha ...

Howie Noel from Tara Normal

(05/15/2015 6:16 PM)

Howie Noel from Tara Normal has been on the show before. From the first time I interviewed him about Tara Normal, to his second time talking/venting about Tara Normal being ripped off by Big Publishing companies... now we're back with HAPPY Howie talking Kickstarter campaign for his newest book! Join us to have a fun [...]

Ex Machina (2015)

(05/15/2015 2:17 PM)

Ex Machina is a smart-super smart-science fiction film written by Alex Garland, which should be argument enough for seeing the movie.

[May 15, 1960] Soviets take the Lead! (Sputnik 4)

(05/15/2015 9:48 AM)

At long last, the Soviets have launched another Sputnik. While Americans try to pierce the sky with almost fortnightly frequency (more on that shortly), the Russians seem content to proceed at a more leisurely pace, but to get more bang for their buck. Their latest shot, which the press has dubbed Sputnik 4, but should ...

Way With Worlds: The Drought

(05/15/2015 8:30 AM)

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) I've spent plenty of time here talking about how to avoid over-communicating your world. There's a good reason for this, which any gamer or reader or viewer knows - a giant infodump is distracting [...]

Way With Worlds: Communicating Your World

(05/15/2015 8:30 AM)

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) After covering ways to tell people about your world without . . . well, telling people directly about your world with infodumps . .. . I wanted to focus ...

Things That I Like: 3 Ways to Use Dragons

(05/14/2015 12:33 PM)

Dragons built civilization (kind of by accident) Pretend for a moment that you're a dragon. You have a hoard. You want to keep it protected, but you would like to grow it too and you can't be over there, getting loot, if you're over here, protecting the loot that you've got. Lucky for you, there's no need [...]

[May 13, 1960] Second Lightning Strike (Out Like a Light)

(05/13/2015 11:00 AM)

by Freas I poke a lot of fun at John Campbell's magazine, Astounding for its overfeaturing of psionics and Randall Garrett, two things of which I've gotten very tired-so imagine my surprise when I found myself enjoying a serial that intimately involves both! For the last three months, Astounding's serial has been Out Like a ...

[May 11, 1960] Spelunkers Unite! (Journey to the Center of the Earth)

(05/11/2015 12:54 PM)

With so much schlock crowding out the marquees at our local cinemas, it's nice to get a chance to see a quality production for a change. Last weekend, my daughter and I managed to finally catch the Cinemascope epic, Journey to the Center of the Earth, loosely based upon (read: with the same title as) ...

Make It So: Say Hi, Shut Up, Have A Creative Jam!

(05/11/2015 8:30 AM)

Creative people all the help they can get. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're writer or artist of some kind, if in the amateur sense, and know the challenges that face you, from publishing to editing. If you're not a creative, you almost certainly know an artist or cosplayer ...

Fallout 4, Jotun, Virtual Reality, and Goat Z - Episode 59 [LIVE]

(05/10/2015 5:44 PM)

We had a whole slew of people join us on this very special (and live) episode of the podcast. We talked Jotun, Fallout 4, Goat Z, Mario Kart, Virtual Reality, pink eye, Nintendo, Guild Wars 2, and more. *side note: sorry, Kinsey's mic was a little low and she was a bit further away from...

Sanctum Update 5/9/2015 - Believe In Magic (Powers)

(05/9/2015 7:40 PM)

Well it's finished, the Magic Power Generator! I got inspired my the more "yell and use" magic of anime and video games, and this is an idea I've kicked around since the Magic Guild Generator and analyzed some of the Fairy Tail universe. Beyond making appropriately magical-sounding powers, I also got to try out some new [...]

[May 9, 1960] Long distance call (Pioneer 5 update)

(05/9/2015 10:20 AM)

Photo found here Hold onto your ears, folks, because the Pioneer 5 interplanetary satellite just turned on the big transmitter. Well, it's actually only 150 Watts-only a little more powerful than your average light bulb. But it's like shouting compared to the 5 Watt radio it was using until now. Pioneer is now more than ...

Lost in Translation 131 - Phantom of the Paradise

(05/9/2015 6:30 AM)

The Phantom of the Opera, or, in it's original French, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, originated as a serial by Gaston Leroux, appearing in Le Gaulois starting in September of 1909. Since then, it has been collected as a novel, translated, and adapted in many ways, including the 1925 silent film ...

Way With Worlds: Without Words

(05/8/2015 8:30 AM)

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) So having discussed TMI and the danger of infodumps, let's ask a bit more about how you can communicate your world without everyone talking about it. Or reading about ...

Way With Worlds: Communicating Your World

(05/8/2015 8:30 AM)

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) After covering ways to tell people about your world without . . . well, telling people directly about your world with infodumps . .. . I wanted to focus on a few of my [...]

Life is Strange Chrysalis Review

(05/8/2015 8:00 AM)

Life is Strange Chrysalis ReviewVisuals80%Gameplay82%Sound72%Music76%Replayability85%Enjoyable aspects of the GamePainted visualsSeatle style musicCharacter interactions and storylinesThings to ImproveDialogue lip syncSkipping already played cutscenes (you can but only if you have played through that conversation chain)79%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)99%Lately I've been stepping away from the AAA title games to play games that are more laid back. [...]

[May 7, 1960] Grab Bag

(05/7/2015 8:00 AM)

Here's a bit of a hodgepodge article for the column as I plow through reading material and await the next Space Spectacular: RCA's Mrs Helen Mann, holder of two degrees in physics, issues instructions to FLAC (Florida Automatic Computer) at Patrick Air Force Base, from where military and civilian (Air Force) space launches originate. From ...

'The King of Pigs': Man Is The Animal

(05/7/2015 8:00 AM)

One of the few original animated productions in recent years from Korea demonstrates just how much nascent raw emotional energy there is waiting to be unleashed from that country's animation scene

[May 5, 1960] The Next Step (Rosel George Brown in Amazing)

(05/5/2015 7:12 AM)

Has Rosel George Brown finally broken through? For several years, I've kept an eye on this promising New Orleans native. Apart from being a woman writer in a predominately male field, she has brought a refreshingly feminine viewpoint to her stories. But they've never quite rung all of my bells. Some, like Virgin Ground have ...

So, Yeah, Learn Programming

(05/4/2015 8:30 AM)

A friend of mine recently asked "should I learn programming?" My reaction was of course "yeah!" . . . then I had to explain my reaction. I knew intuitively why he - or anyone - should learn programming no matter their profession or interests. When I had to explain it to him, ...

Helldivers, Lemma, Dying Light, Splatoon, and Skyrim Mods - Ep 58

(05/3/2015 11:44 PM)

Brad Gallaway (from gamecritics.com) stops by to talk Helldivers, Splatoon, Silent Hills being cancelled, Dying Light, Skyrim Mods, the size of the Witcher 3 map, and the Playstation Watch? Be awesome and rate and review us on iTunes? Thanks!! Download MP3 LINKS: Brad's other site: http://drinkingcoffeecola.blogspot.com Lemma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ox5cwNVqtQ State of Decay -...

[May 3, 1960] Sharpening Up (Poul Anderson's Brain Wave)

(05/3/2015 7:35 AM)

It's tough to be a smart person in a dumb world. When I was in 4th grade, I had a miserable, mean teacher named Mrs. Middleton. She was the sort of lady who wore a smile on her face that had a depth of about a micron-she certainly didn't have a pleasant soul. I remember ...

Seventh Sanctum Update 5/2/2015

(05/2/2015 8:32 PM)

Hello everyone, hope you're doing well. So here's what's going on! The Magical Power Generator. The basic data is organized and sorted - and this took a little extra time because I am including options to create artistic alliteration (like a magical power called "Baleful Banshee Bewitchment."). Next is to get the data into one [...]

In Praise Of Slow Viewing

(05/2/2015 8:00 AM)

Binge-watching has its pleasures, but so does pacing yourself -- especially when honing a critical mentality

Lost in Translation - April/May News Round Up

(05/2/2015 6:30 AM)

Almost missed all of April, but there was news about adaptations coming in. Here is your news round up. Sony Pictures to make live-action Robotech. Sony now has the rights to Robotech, via Harmony Gold, and is looking to use the series as the base of a franchise. Harmony Gold ...

Ennead Games Is Looking For Contributors!

(05/1/2015 6:15 PM)

Ennead Games is looking for blog contributors. As a designer I'm running out of time to work on both my blog and the publishing side of things, so I need your help. Most of us have the urge to try to get something published on the net at some point, or just get exposure for [...]

Help Out The Digital Games Museum!

(05/1/2015 6:15 PM)

The awesome Digital Games Museum is doing a fundraiser - but you can contribute ahead of time! If you're big on Video Games, game history, and geek citizenship, you can do your part at Silicon Valley Gives! Respectfully, - Steven Savage http://www.musehack.com/ http://www.informotron.com/ http://www.seventhsanctum.com/

Help Out The Digital Games Museum!

(05/1/2015 6:15 PM)

The awesome Digital Games Museum is doing a fundraiser - but you can contribute ahead of time! If you're big on Video Games, game history, and geek citizenship, you can do your part at Silicon Valley Gives! Respectfully, - Steven Savage http://www.musehack.com/ http://www.informotron.com/ http://www.seventhsanctum.com/

Way With Worlds: Without Words

(05/1/2015 8:30 AM)

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) So having discussed TMI and the danger of infodumps, let's ask a bit more about how you can communicate your world without everyone talking about it. Or reading about it. Or listening to a [...]

Rock & Tin Review

(05/1/2015 8:00 AM)

If you have never heard of Rock & Tin, then you haven't been paying attention to my past guests over the last seven years. Maybe the name Tom Dell'Aringa will ring a bell? (Pun intended, because that's how I roll.) How about the comic Marooned? Good, one out of three isn't bad... Although, three out [...]

Anime Roundup: April 30, 2015

(04/30/2015 8:00 AM)

'Robotech' seeks a Wan director; 'Under the Dog''s new crew speaks up; 'Alita' gets a 25th-anniversary gift.

Daredevil's Advocate

(04/29/2015 10:30 AM)

"The Devil's most devilish when respectable." - E.B. Browning The Man Without Fear braves his next attempt at joining the world of (successful) live action entertainment. With the masses' figuratively unanimous decision in, the verdict is: third time's a charm, Daredevil fans. Not that Marvel or Netflix are in need of such magical assistance as they [...]

Return To The 'Black Lagoon'

(04/28/2015 8:00 AM)

After five years, volume 10 of 'Black Lagoon' -- but was all that made this series great only an artifact of its moment in time?

V.Next, Lifeline, Skyrim Mods, and Apple Watch Games with Paul Furio

(04/26/2015 6:54 PM)

Paul Furio (from SyncBuildRun) stops by to talk about his upcoming episodic cyberpunk game V.Next. We also talk Lifeline, Apple Watch games, The Sheltered, Marvel teaming up with TellTale, and Skyrim mods costing money. Download MP3 Paul on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulFurio www.syncbuildrun.com http://www.vnext-game.com/ Carlos on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/onawa Video Game Break on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/videogamebreak Show Links: Westerado: http://kotaku.com/a-game-that-lets-you-kill-anyone-and-everyone-1699543261 Garbage Day: http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/22/8471879/garbage-day-is-like-groundhog-day-but-with-much-more-violence...

A Brain Has No Off Switch

(04/25/2015 8:00 AM)

A critical mind, once engaged, is hard to disengage -- but needs to be counterbalanced by the will to be entertained

Way With Worlds: TMI

(04/24/2015 8:30 AM)

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) TMI is a slang term for "Too Much Information" (and one that hopefully is still relevant when your read this). It's basically a remind you've said too much, usually in an embarrassing way about [...]

Anime Update: April 23, 2015

(04/23/2015 8:00 AM)

Live-action 'Ghost' gets going next year; 'Attack on Titan''s trailer attacks eyes everywhere; and various Ghibli goodies.

Titan Souls and Civ 5/OCD talk with Holly Green

(04/23/2015 7:08 AM)

Holly Green (@winnersusedrugs) joins Kinsey and I to talk Titan Souls, Civilization 5, Virtual Reality, Mortal Kombat fatalities, Dishonored and Indie Games. Download MP3 Video Game Break LIVE on May 8th (in Seattle): https://www.facebook.com/events/382437218606791/ Izle: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438269196/izle Westerado: Double Barreled: http://store.steampowered.com/app/275200/ Sunset http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/16/8429331/sunset-release-date-tale-of-tales Lauren's MK article: http://www.bigfishgames.com/blog/mortal-kombat-fatalities/ GTA in VR? http://kotaku.com/gta-v-already-working-kinda-with-the-oculus-rift-1698158017 Geoff Keighley predictions: http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/04/11/geoff-keighley-gives-his-prediction-on-xbox-one-and-ps4-slim-and-e3-talks-about-game-exclusivity/ Trade...

'Shangri-La': Up In Carbon-Traded Cloud-Cuckoo Land

(04/21/2015 8:00 AM)

A wild grab bag of genres, influences, storylines, and ideas, 'Shangri-la' somehow manages to still work as entertainment even when it ought not to

Episode 55 - Bloodborne and Virtual Reality

(04/19/2015 10:16 PM)

Steve Haske (from Unwinnable and Vice) sits down and talks about his experience with Bloodborne, Final Fantasy 15, and how it felt to play ALL the Resident Evil games back to back. We go on an Alien Isolation tangent and [spoiler!] are unimpressed with Nintendo's 3DS Street Pass updates. I talk virtual reality and my frustrations...

Another Lowdown On High Praise

(04/18/2015 8:00 AM)

More on how the hype cycle creates problems for fans and critics alike

Life lessons learned as an Art Model

(04/17/2015 8:00 AM)

Whenever I mention to friends that I am an art model, they look at me funny. I just wait there patiently as the following scene plays out. Then the light bulb hits them, their pupils dilate and their eyebrows shoot up in recognition. Then the inevitable question gets asked, in a hushed whisper, in some [...]

Anime Roundup: April 17, 2015

(04/17/2015 8:00 AM)

"Marnie" trailer! "Vampire Hunter D" back in print! Live-action 'Chihayafuru'!

'Noir': Killing At Their Own Pace

(04/13/2015 8:00 AM)

The deliberate pacing of this fantasy thriller is both its most important attribute -- and the one thing about it most likely to give pause to today's viewers

Weird Beer and a Japanese Cat Game

(04/12/2015 7:13 PM)

Download MP3 Kinsey and I sit down and catch up and talk games and game news. Also, Kinsey drinks really weird beer. SEND US GAMES TO REVIEW! @kinszilla @onawa @videogamebreak Games mentioned: Nekoatsume http://www.destructoid.com/japan-gets-the-best-games-again-neko-atsume-is-the-cutest-shit-289536.phtml Captain Forever Remix http://www.captainforeverremix.com Hero Generations http://www.herogenerations.com The Snack World http://gematsu.com/2015/04/level-5-announces-new-cross-media-project-the-snack-world Project Spark is free - Conker coming out for the...

The Lowdown On High Praise

(04/11/2015 8:00 AM)

How hyperbole for 'Steins;Gate' led to thoughts about how hyperbole can be counterproductive

Neal Trotter from Eternal Dragon

(04/10/2015 8:02 AM)

Joining Two Geeks Talking is Neal Trotter creator of the newly popular Eternal Dragon RPG! We talk to him about the game, older games of the past and his Anime convention that he has been running for the past five years. 16 bit video games are a thing of beauty. It relies on great storytelling [...]

Video Game Break Live - Episode 50 [Full Podcast]

(04/9/2015 7:00 AM)

Anime Roundup: April 8, 2015

(04/8/2015 8:00 AM)

'Gargantia' 2nd season cancelled; 'Rin-ne' to stream on Crunchyroll; and Discotek Media's release slate becomes all the more a thing of beauty.

Why Sony's 'Robotech' Is A Better Idea Than It Sounds

(04/6/2015 8:00 AM)

Of all the anime-adaptation projects contemplated by Hollywood lately, 'Robotech' stands a better chance than most of surviving the transition

Simulation game discussion with Conor Murphy

(04/5/2015 9:57 PM)

Conor Murphy (Big Fish Games) and I sit down to talk Car Simulation in games, Rocksmith and guitars, how GTA could be better, and mobile games. We go over some of what happened in the newest Nintendo Direct, and I talk about how much I love Pillars of Eternity. Also tangents on a lot of...

Adam MacDonald Director Backcountry

(04/2/2015 8:57 AM)

Backcountry is a psychological thriller that pits a couple against the wilderness. We talk with Director Adam MacDonald about the film, his thoughts on success, failure in the film industry, what inspirations young people can become, how one deals with the struggles of filming outdoors and working with his crew.

Horror Movie Video Games, Dragon Age DLC, Hotline Miami 2, and Nintendo NX - Episode 52

(03/30/2015 7:53 AM)

We sat down with Taylor from The Graveplot Podcast and Richard Duck (currently at Nintendo) and talked games based on horror movies, Dragon Age DLC (and my crazy mission to play it on a new Xbox One), Hotline Miami 2, and Nintendo NX. Download MP3 Graveplot Podcast: http://www.graveplotpodcast.com/ Graveplot Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grave_plot...

Backcountry: Jeff Roop & Missy Peregrym

(03/27/2015 8:00 AM)

Being able to interview to Canadian Actors with current cast member of Rookie Blue Missy Peregrym and Actor Jeff Roop about their newest released film Backcountry was an amazing experience. We talked at great length about emotions on set, challenges they faced in the wilderness, and funny stories that occurred. Backcountry is a psychological thriller [...]

Battlefield Hardline (single player), indie games, Nintendo, and MMA - Episode 51

(03/25/2015 7:37 PM)

I sit down with long time twitter friend, and all around awesome dude Andrew Crews. Also, if you like UFC stuff you'll get a little helping of that in this podcast as well. We're MMA nerds. Download MP3 Twitter: @twixprintmatic @onawa @videogamebreak Facebook www.facebook.com/videogamebreak www.youtube.com/minilife

Kirkman's New Testament: Gospel of Rick Grimes

(03/23/2015 8:24 AM)

So there I am, passively following Robert's introduction. He's delving into why he started writing a zombie comic. "Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are." A nice twist on the subject; not focusing solely on the monsters without, but perhaps also on the monsters within. I'm intrigued. There's a lot of social [...]

LIVE Podcast at The Rendezvous - Episode 50

(03/22/2015 7:52 PM)

Download MP3 Also here's a video snippet from the show!

ReGeneration Who

(03/19/2015 9:33 PM)

Onezumi and Harknell have set the standards when it comes to conventions that stick to their themes. From Intervention Con which focus on all things nerdy, to their latest creation ReGeneration Who for the Doctor Who fandom. We'll discuss the need for the convention, The Doctors and Companions that will be attending and many other [...]

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