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Game Review: Three Fourths Home

Game Review: Three Fourths Home

Kelly left early in the morning – when her parents were still asleep – a while ago, driving past the empty fields of her childhood, now grey and lifeless, truly drained of color, as if rain had washed it all away, the good and the bad, indiscriminately. She needed to clear her head – She needed some time alone to do some soul-searching by the old house of her grandparents, who had also been washed away by the incessant rain of time. But it wasn’t raining just yet. For her, wandering among her earliest memories, filling the empty space... Read On

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Avatar: The Ending of Korra.  How the final season defined Korra.

Avatar: The Ending of Korra. How the final season defined Korra.

The Legend of Korra series finale marks the end of Korra and the Avatar franchise for now...The focus came when Korra finally learned what it meant to be the avatar. Of course, she has learned that lesson before, but after dealing with Kuvira, there are some striking parallels between avatar Korra and avatar Aang. Read On

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Game Review: A Postcard from Afthonia

Game Review: A Postcard from Afthonia

Would you like to save the world from the evil Lord Urizen? – No, you see, if I put it like that, it sounds like the premise of some kind of fantasy action RPG. Ok, what about this: would you like to help a couple have a baby? – Now, that could be some sort of tower defense in which you defend Mary from waves of little devils while she gives birth to Jesus. Third time’s the charm: a couple is expecting a baby. They are excited, but they are also scared about putting a new life into this... Read On

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Game Review: Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Game Review: Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Nintendo releases another fantastic iteration of the fan favorite franchise that Wii U owners should not miss and may very well be a reason to purchase a Wii U. Read On

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Game Review: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Game Review: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Kisima Ingitchuna. Those are the Iñupiat words meaning “I am not alone”- and they are the subtitle (and quite suitably the main theme) of the game Never Alone, which is based on the mythology of the natives of Alaska. Published by E-Line Media in partnership with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Never Alone is a platformer in which you play as Nuna, a young Iñupiat girl, and her pet Fox. Since the game features co-op, you can plug in an extra controller and enjoy the game with a friend, or perhaps a younger sibling. The story of the game is pretty interesting- Nuna’s village is attacked... Read On

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TV Review: Gotham (Season 1, Episodes 1-10)

TV Review: Gotham (Season 1, Episodes 1-10)

At the time of my writing this, there has been a bit of an explosion of comic book-to-television show adaptations- there’s Arrow and The Flash on The CW, Constantine on NBC, Agents of Shield on ABC (an Agent Carter miniseries is coming in 2015)- then there are the upcoming comic adaptations, such as the Daredevil series that’s coming to Netflix (and, apparently, it doesn’t have Ben Affleck). Among the current crop, there has been one show that has a rather different tone than the others- Gotham. Unlike Agents of Shield and Arrow, Gotham leans more heavily towards police procedural with a bit of action, a little forensics, and the good old... Read On

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Game Review: A Golden Wake

Game Review: A Golden Wake

A Golden Wake isn’t your average point-&-click adventure game. Set in 1920s Miami, A Golden Wake puts you in the shoes of Alfie Banks, a real estate agent who, after losing his job in New York City, decided to head for Florida in the middle of a real estate boom. That’s a very boring way to describe A Golden Wake, which has a story that’s surprisingly exciting, compelling and, quite importantly, well-written. Delving further into the story, A Golden Wake has plenty of strong characters. The main character, Alfie Banks, is wonderful in that he is flawed- he’s ambitious, occasionally impatient, sometimes a bit too prideful- but... Read On

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Anime Movie Review: Patema Inverted

Anime Movie Review: Patema Inverted

Patema is a princess of an underground civilization that lives below society. These people are just like anyone else except for one crucial thing; gravity is reversed for these people. That’s right; the people who live underground do so out of necessity because if they go to the surface they will fall right into the sky Read On

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Movie Review: Interstellar

Movie Review: Interstellar

Interstellar is visually stunning, emotionally intense and hits upon all the right hard sci-fi notes. Read On

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Game Review: Screencheat

Game Review: Screencheat

To achieve something, you usually have to work hard and achieve your goal with honest work. However, sometimes you have to forget all that, and be a ruthless cheater who has no regrets. That applies to gaming as well, especially in Screencheat. If everyone is a cheating, no one is – that’s how I’d describe the main concept of the game. In Screencheat, 2-4 players can compete against each other in various game modes, on colorful levels, with a diverse array of close- and long range weapons. The catch is; everyone is invisible to others. In this game, everyone sees their competitors’... Read On

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Game Review: A Bird Story

Game Review: A Bird Story

Beautiful, melancholic, nostalgic and wistful are all adjectives I’d feel comfortable using to describe A Bird Story, the latest in the To the Moon series from Freebird Games. A Bird Story is, no surprise, the story of a boy who discovers an injured bird and nurses it back to health. A Bird Story is told without words- there’s no text or dialogue in the game; rather, you simply watch as events unfold. Walking into the game, I wasn’t sure what to expect- its predecessor, To the Moon, was very text heavy; most of the game consisted of sitting and watching words go by. While To... Read On

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RWBY Volume 2 Review

RWBY Volume 2 Review

Zack the Wizard takes a look at the newest season of RWBY and compares it to the previous season. Topics range from animation to characters and the importance of ending a season right. Read On

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Movie Review: The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

Movie Review: The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was my first time attending the Milwaukee Film Festival, a two week long event featuring independent, international and local films.  I was looking through the brochure when I happened upon one film that caught my eye.  It was an anime film by the name of The Wolf Children.  The little blurb seemed to advertise the film well enough because on the Saturday morning of its release I found myself in the theater.  I remember leaving the theater feeling so moved and inspired that this film would eventually become one of my... Read On

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Game Review: The Collider

Game Review: The Collider

The Collider is a very simple fast-paced game in the same vein as such arcade games as Super Hexagon- as a result, this review will be incredibly short, not on account of laziness but simple because there’s not much to be said. Gameplay, to start with, is very simple and consists of guiding a “spaceship” (really just a white dot) through a long tunnel- there are a series of blockades within the tunnel, and each has a hole (or two)- you must get through the holes and not touch the blockades, or you’ll crash. Some of the holes have coins in them- if... Read On

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Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Part 1

Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Part 1

“Ghost in the Shell; Arise” is a four part OVA prequel of Stand Alone Complex.  This review will cover part 1, which covers episodes 1 and 2.  Before that however, a brief history lesson for those unfamiliar with GITS. Twelve years ago we were treated to the cyberpunk phenomenon known as “Ghost in the Shell; Stand Alone Complex”, an anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s 1989 manga. The show centered around Section 9, an elite group of agents specialized in cyber anti-terrorism.  The show ran for two seasons with a couple OVA movies encompassing the two seasons.  The action was... Read On

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Game Review: McDroid

Game Review: McDroid

There’s something wonderfully chaotic about McDroid, a tower defense game about an unusually talkative space ship, a dog robot, and the sentient Planet M. This game, which has seen numerous delays and reworks, was finally released on September 5, 2014- and I’m happy to say that it was well worth the wait; the gameplay’s satisfying, the visuals are fantastic and the story, of which there were a few incredibly different revisions, is pretty enjoyable. The game is available on Steam for Mac, PC and Linux and features co-op, controller support and challenge modes. So, where to start talking about McDroid? Let’s begin with the gameplay. McDroid, as mentioned before, is... Read On

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Game Preview: SpeedRunners

Game Preview: SpeedRunners

I don’t even know where to start this one. First of all I’d like to thank the developers of SpeedRunners for giving me hours of laughter resulting in waking up my parents and most of my neighbors. DoubleDutch Games really did an amazing job at making a game that’s actually fun to play, instead of frustrating (oh don’t worry though, frustration is present as well). But enough chit-chat, let’s get to the point. SpeedRunners is an amazing piece of art in the category of entertainment we call the video game industry. But I should start with the basics, right? SpeedRunners... Read On

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Game Review: Lovely Planet

Game Review: Lovely Planet

Lovely Planet is an FPS about shooting giant flying apples and squares with a bow in a candy-colored world that doesn’t bother to make sense- and that’s alright. Tempting as it is to simply leave this review as it is above, there is more to be said about Lovely Planet- it’s unabashedly bizarre and is worth, at the very least, checking out.   To begin with, gameplay in Lovely Planet is as I explained it before- Lovely Planet plays like most other first person shooters, with a few interesting exceptions. Instead of picking up ammo, you have an unlimited supply of purple cubes that soar through the air,... Read On

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Game Review: Another Perspective

Game Review: Another Perspective

Another Perspective is yet another short puzzle platformer that seems to involve the manipulation of dimensions. For some reason in this Summer of 2014 they seem to be coming in fast and furious- there are too many to play and too few days in the summer. Nonetheless, I decided to try my hand at Another Perspective- I’m happy to report that I have no regrets over having spent a couple of hours to beat the game. As you might have guessed, gameplay in Another Perspective revolves around self-control- specifically, controlling other versions of oneself. You play as a nameless protagonist (one rather resembling David Tennant)... Read On

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Game Review: Spoiler Alert

Game Review: Spoiler Alert

Is this Summer of the Time Travel Platformer? Earlier this season I reviewed, Chronology, a puzzle platformer about an inventor and his snail companion. Today, I’ve got yet another time travel related platformer- Spoiler Alert. What makes Spoiler Alert unique, you ask? In short, Spoiler Alert is a platformer you play backwards- you start the game at an incredibly anticlimactic final boss battle, save the princess, and the credits start to roll- then, they start rolling the other way, and you’re running backwards. You jump on the head of the defeated boss, bringing it back to life, and thus begins your journey to the... Read On

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Freebies Series – Spartacus: Legends

Freebies Series – Spartacus: Legends

Welcome ladies and gentleman to the aptly named Freebies Series: a number of game reviews dedicated to free games available now. With the release of the new Playstation and Xbox, as well as the fact that people love free stuff, we have decided to unveil this new series dedicated to gamers who want casual gaming at no price. We will be kicking off the series with Spartacus: Legends, a fighting game based on the Starz series Spartacus (surprise surprise). And so here we are: greetings and welcome to the arena. Spartacus: Legends starts with the classic fighting game tutorial,... Read On

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Game Review: Transistor

Game Review: Transistor

From the makers of Bastion, the game with the really awesome narrator comes Transistor with yet another awesome narrator and a great gameplay hook. Supergiant took the formula that made Bastion enhanced and refined it and made something truly exceptional all the while pivoting genres. From the excellent soundtrack to the great artwork and level design, this game delivers in every category Transistor had its hooks in me from its opening moments. The one thing that Transistor accomplishes that Bastion never did for me was to endear its protagonist to me. This was done with the use of its... Read On

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Game Review: Ether One

Game Review: Ether One

When I first caught wind of Ether One, I couldn’t help but imagine it as a combination of the concept and gameplay of To the Moon and Myst with the visuals of Bioshock Infinite. As I played the game, I came to realize that Ether One is a thing far greater than the sum of these parts. In Ether One, you play as a Restorer; thanks to a fantastic advance in technology, you can enter the mind of a patient whose memories are falling apart. Thus, Inception-style, you walk around in the dream world of a dementia sufferer with the goal of helping her keep her memories together. I... Read On

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Game Review: Chronology

Game Review: Chronology

In general, I’ve had pretty good experiences with time travel- not so much in my own life, as I’m stuck going at a fixed rate in a single direction. I’m talking about time travel in video games, which I’ve generally had fun with- Braid, Chrono Trigger, Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego- time travel and video games is generally a winning combination. Thus, I was pretty excited when I heard about Chronology- a puzzle platformer in which an old fez-wearing inventor, aided by a talkative snail, jumps between a beautiful past and a broken future in order to save the world. The gameplay, in general, is pretty... Read On

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Freebies Series – Spartacus: Legends

Welcome ladies and gentleman to the aptly named Freebies Series: a number of game reviews dedicated to free games available now. With the release of the new Playstation and Xbox, as well as the fact that people love free stuff, we have decided to unveil this new series dedicated to gamers who want casual gaming at no price. We will be kicking off the series with Spartacus: Legends, a fighting game based on the Starz series Spartacus (surprise surprise). And so here we are: greetings and welcome to the arena. Spartacus: Legends starts with the classic fighting game tutorial,... Read On

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