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Book Review: Jedi Search

We’re returning to the Star Wars expanded universe with the beginning of the Jedi Academy Trilogy, with Jedi Search. Author: Kevin J. Anderson. Publication Date: February, 2014 Jedi Search is available from Amazon.com in paperback or in Kindle formats. Plot Notes In the wake of the Emperor Reborn’s failed attempt to conquer Coruscant and the galaxy, the New Republic is in the midst of repairing the damage and attempting to rebuild the city. During this, Luke Skywalker comes forward to the R

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Comic Review: The Shadow – Shadows & Light

A little bit ago I reviewed DC Comics revival of The Shadow, written and drawn by Howard Chaykin. This time I’m taking a look at the follow-up to the first sequel arc to that series. The story picks up not long after Chaykin’s miniseries, with The Shadow and his new network of agents following up on one of the murders from Chaykin’s miniseries, along with a series of mysterious spree killings in New York. The killings are traced to a corporation that turns out to be run by Shiwan Kahn. The Sh

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Concert (Vlog) Review: A New World – Final Fantasy

The Final Fantasy Distant Worlds Concert series has a satellite series – A New World, with chamber music versions of Final Fantasy music. They came to PDX, and I have some thoughts on the concert. 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: Video games, videos Tagged: classical music, concert, video, Video games

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Anime Review: Hayate the Combat Butler – Cuties

Well, the time has come to talk about the most recent Hayate the Combat Butler TV series, and potentially the last series to come out, for reasons which I’ll get into, but also a series that is something of a return to form for the franchise’s anime incarnations. As the title suggests, Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties puts the focus somewhat on the women in Hayate’s life. For most of the series, with the exception of the last couple episodes, each individual episode focuses on a particular fema

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Anime Review: Hayate the Combat Butler – I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Hayate the Combat Butler, as a manga, recently came to an end, and I have two Hayate Series that I haven’t reviewed yet (though I have previously done a video review of Seasons 1 & 2). It’s time to cover those bases and finish off the other Hayate series. Hayate the Combat Butler: I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You is something of a break from the norm from the first two seasons, in that the series is considerably more serialized than the first two series – or for that matter the series that came

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Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Part 67

This time we’re covering issue #50 of Nintendo Power for July of 1993 “Link’s Awakening” Gameplay Footage by TheRagnarokSeeker 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: WWF Royal Rumble – LJN Run Saber – Atlus EVO: The Search for Eden – Enix Mario is Missing – Software Toolworks Bubsy – Accolade Link’s Awakening – Nin

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Wrestling Review: NXT Takeover – Chicago

Last weekend was the latest NXT Takeover event, NXT Takeover: Chicago, and I have a few thoughts on the event. As with my review of the Orlando event, I’ll be giving the Highs and Lows of each match. Roderick Strong defeated Eric Young (w/ Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain) Backstory: Coming into the event, Strong was attacked by SAnitY, and demanded a match at Takeover from William Regal. He got it. High Points: Strong had a good showing coming into this, both in terms of how he took on You

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Anime Review: Bodacious Space Pirates – Abyss of Hyperspace

Bodacious Space Pirates was a show, back from 2012, which was a fantastic anime series, which had all the fun of old-school Juvenile SF, but without the problematic elements that those works often run into (and the problematic elements from some contemporary SF). However, the end of the series left me hoping for more, and in 2014, a film sequel to the series came out, subtitled Abyss of Hyperspace, with US release coming later in 2016. At long last, I’ve finally had a chance to watch it, so it’s

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Vlog: Why Net Neutrality is Important

I’m getting a little political this week with a call to action on Net Neutrality, with some arguements you can give to your Senators, your Representative, and the FCC. Send your comments to the FCC (when they’re open for comment again) through https://www.gofccyourself.com/ Find your Representative at http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ Find your Senators at https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ John Oliver’s most recent thoughts on Net Neutrality can be found at https://www.youtu

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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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