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    An Open Letter to Ellie and Joel

    By Softballchic10

    There are certain games that come along from time to time that really get your attention. It could be for the action, the graphics or game play. However, it is a rare occasion that a game grabs you for all of these, plus the amazing experience of becoming emotionally attached and involved in the actions of characters. It is to this that I write this open letter to Ellie and Joel. I met them in the “The Last of Us.” *(Please note that I've tried to write this to contain no spoilers.
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Movie Review: Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards

Wizards is what I’d describe as the first film in Ralph Bakshi’s trilogy of fantasy epics – this film, Fire and Ice (which I previously reviewed at Bureau42), and Lord of the Rings (which roughly adapted The Fellowship of the Rings and The Two Towers). The later films are certainly superior works, but the three films together definitely show a development of Bakshi’s craft when it comes to epic fantasy. However, what about his first big fantasy film? Wizards is a film with some very real proble

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Comic Review: The Shadow – Blood and Judgement

I’m something of a fan of The Shadow, both in terms of the radio plays, and in terms of the pulp character. The feature film starring Alec Baldwin holds a special place in my heart for how it combines the two very different versions of the character into one with some success. So, when I ended up having to find a new comic shop after my old one (Ancient Wonders in Tualatin – which was also my FLGS) closed, I found myself in need of a new comic shop. When I found my new one (Comics Adventure in G

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Legends of the Force: Episode 8 – The Thrawn Trilogy

This time we begin the Legends Expanded Universe as we know it, with the Thrawn Trilogy – Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command – by Timothy Zahn Opening Credits: Star Wars Theme from Super Star Wars on the SNES. Closing Credits: Chiptune Cantina Band from Chiptune Inc. – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJtiGFudFlvYMfjiU1NKJg Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor Member of The Console Xplosion Network: http://www.theconsolexplosion.com/ Wat

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Video Game Review: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (DS)

A while back, in the Nintendo Power Retrospectives, I covered Dragon Quest IV for the NES. Prior to that, I had picked up the DS version of the game and had been playing it off and on. Having now beaten the game, I wanted to give my quick thoughts. Dragon Quest IV, as far as the series goes, comes closest to what we associate with some of the middle Final Fantasy titles (like IV) – a massive party, multiple vehicles that you get access to over the course of the game, each allowing access to dif

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Wrestling Review: NXT Takeover – Orlando

So, with some of my reviews, I’ve been adapting them to videos on my YouTube channel. This won’t be one of them, for a large part because wrestling videos tend to get Content ID strikes, and I don’t want to get any more of those. Anyway, NXT, the WWE’s developmental promotion, has been doing a series of major events in conjunction with the WWE’s big Pay-Per-Views of the year – the Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, Summerslam, and occasionally Survivor Series. In conjunction with this year’s Wrestlema

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Random Raw Thoughts for Raw of 5/8/2017

So, storyline wise, I wonder what’s going on with Miz and Bray Wyatt? The two times he’s come out to interfere was to protect The Miz, plus taking on Ambrose at Miz’ behest. Wyatt didn’t come for the save against Balor again, though, and when Miz went down in the ring to beat down Ambrose some more, he seemed very wary of Bray, attempting to actively give him a wide berth. It doesn’t feel like they’re planning to have Miz join the Wyatt family. Considering Bray’s promo he cut before Payback and

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Movie Vlog Review: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

This past weekend the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come out, and I’m giving my thoughts on the film. Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor Member of The Console Xplosion Network: http://www.theconsolexplosion.com/ Watch my Live-Streams on http://twitch.tv/countzeroor/ Filed under: film Tagged: film, Film Review, Marvel Cinematic Universe, science fiction

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Book Review: Storm Front

Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series kicked off something of a new renaissance of Urban Fantasy. The genre had existed before – authors such as Emma Bull and Mercedes Lackey had written works in the genre, but what made Harry Dresden distinctive is how well it combined the Urban Fantasy genre with the hard-boiled detective novel. I had previously read Storm Front, and several of the later books, but hadn’t read any further books in a while. So, I figured now was as good a time as any to revisit th

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Anime Review: Soul Eater

Shounen fight anime and manga, in the past few decades, has developed a very definite style from Dragonball (and Dragonball Z) on – no matter the tone, the series tend to have a bright color palette for both characters and for the overall visual style of the series. Things might get dark and stormy in bits with narrative and tonal weight, but the colors for the characters themselves will maintain that color. You’re never going to see Naruto, for example, putting on an all black traditional ninja

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New Patreon Support Levels!

I’m making some updates to the Patreon campaign! If the new support levels sound appealing to you, please check out my patreon campaign at https://www.patreon.com/CountZeroOr Member of The Console Xplosion Network: http://www.theconsolexplosion.com/ Watch my Live-Streams on http://twitch.tv/countzeroor/ Filed under: News, videos Tagged: Patreon, site news

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    • I know it may not seem like it @matrixman, but RetroMags will also host older magazines of other genres. @E-Day and @Phillyman both occasionally upload non-gaming material (see: the current massive influx of Canadian TV Guide). *huggles* Areala
    • Great post and thanks.  I had similar issues, but the basement is going to be finished this year and I just have no where to store my collectibles.  Just too much over the years.  Some game magazines, but mostly computer and movie ones.  Boot and MaximumPC were my cherished ones that I did not want to cut/debind.  But I just gave in and started.  My office is now boxes upon boxes, but I work from home so hoping to get myself to do at least 1-2 magazines a day.  I wish there were more sites like
    • Great post. I recently picked up strategy guide for one of the Resident Evil games from my local pawn shop and the clerk said he loved collected these guides. I didn't have the heart to tell him the purpose of me buying it, was to mail it to someone to completely take it apart (and then scanning it to upload here!)
    • Great blog post! I struggled with the same internal debates over destroying my books to preserve them. I found a happy middle ground for some of the issues I still wanted to keep after digitizing them though. Most bookbinders will rebind the magazines into volumes, even if you have already cut the bindings apart. They can be bound in hardcover as long as the total height of the stack is under 2 inches. I've found that entire year runs often fall under this limit, so they make perfect yearly volu
    • Guest Katherine
      I love the song Agenais too. For me it’s an incredibly soothing song that I use to slow down my mind when I’m having trouble falling asleep, but I can see how it’s a also great theme for fantasy gaming. Thanks for writing this post.
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