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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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Book Review: Aetna Adrift

Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author for purposes of review. When I received Aetna Adrift from the author, Erik Wecks, at OryCon last year, I saw that the book was a prequel to another series of books that he’d put out – his Pax Imperium series. Before I accepted the book, I asked if he considered the book to be a decent jumping point to this series. He said it was. I was a little unsure, but I accepted the book anyway. The good news is that the book is. It starts on a roug

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Puzzle Quest Rundown!

Puzzle Quest for the DS, PSP, and Consoles was a game that changed how the match-three puzzle game worked considerably by making it competitive – leading to a variety of clones that took that framework and attached various licenses to it, and released the games on Steam, Mobile, or both as free-to-play titles. I’ve had an opportunity to play two of the licensed Puzzle Quest games, and one clone, so here’s an opportunity to give my thoughts on Marvel Puzzle Quest, Magic Puzzle Quest, and WWE Cham

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Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Part 66

This time we’re covering issue # 49 of Nintendo Power for June of 1993 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/ Games Reviewed: B.O.B. – Electronic Arts Taz-Mania – Sunsoft Vegas Stakes – Nintendo Super Caesar’s Palace – Virgin Interactive Battletoads in Battlemanaics – Rare Battletoads in Ragnarock’s World – Rare Battletoads & D

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Anime Review: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (Season 1)

The Fate universe has, in the works I’ve reviewed thus far, has generally formed a cohesive narrative whole – with the exception of clear comedic side-stories that are deliberately intended to be outside continuity like Carnival Phantasm. Others have adapted alternate routes of the visual novels that are part of Type-Moon’s Nasuverse (like Fate/Stay Night mostly adapting the Fate route and Unlimited Blade Works adapting that route). Fate/Prisma Illya is a true alternate take on the Fate Universe

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G2A, Gearbox, and the Problem of Good and Evil

The recent Gearbox-G2A-TotalBiscuit debacle (reported on excellently at Vice’s Waypoint by Patrick Klepek over a series of news articles here, here and here) that was the result of a deal struck to officially distribute Bulletstorm via G2A, was in the offing for the longest time. It had to happen, because the legitimate online price-race (one that has now cooled, to be frank, after several online retailers have, or are in the process of, shutting down shop) drives a portion of consumers to find

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Book Review: Swords & Deviltry

This time I’m taking a look at (chronologically) the first book in the Fafhrd and Grey Mouser series – Swords & Deviltry. 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: Books, videos Tagged: book review, Fritz Lieber, swords & sorcery, Videos

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Movie Review: Samurai Cop

It would be reductive to say that Samurai Cop was is what you should expect from a film from the late ’80s, and early ’90s titled Samurai Cop. Reductive, and not entirely accurate. Not because the film is better than that description would imply – but because the film is actually worse. The film is a shockingly mean-spirited film, to such a degree that it overwhelms some of the charm that the film’s incompetence would have otherwise merited. The film follows Joe Marshall, a cop from San Diego k

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Legends of the Force: Part VII – The Dark Times

This time we’re taking a brief look at the West End Games RPG – and the times between the original novels and comics, and the more familiar era. Rebel Propaganda Poster by Harpokrates: http://harpokrates.deviantart.com/ 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 Xplo

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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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