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Nick’s Quick Reading Recs

For being an “archaic” hobby either dying or “on the way out,” depending upon who you ask, the amount of comics on the market, even those restricted to print, is quite prolific.  With this in mind, it’s not that surprising to hear that when newcomers decide to cross the threshold into the bastion of the […]

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Savin’ Money on Comics: Part 1

Comics are kinda expensive, it’s a fairly truthful statement, and it’s one I’d best get out of the way at the outset.  Yes, the average comic book costs somewhere between $2.99 and $3.99, and yes, a good twenty to thirty percent of the book is composed of ads.

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What Should I Read, Nick? (DC Comics, Part One)

You’re interested in comics, yes?  Maybe you’ve read a few of the classics and/or the “required reading” of most readers: Maus, Watchmen, The Long Halloween, stuff like this.  Chances are you don’t want someone shoving another antiquated yellowed tome down your throat, you wanna read something current, gorammit!

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Thinkin’ ’bout branchin’ out.

If you can read (which, is possible, though I’d wager the illiterate, due to their ignorance, are more likely to peruse this page) you probably noticed the title of this article. So, by that very simple fact alone, you now know that I, Nicholas Benjamin Shackleford Lemonsford Gerhard Skullcrusher White am considering taking this site […]

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Fund This Game: The Last Door

Quick, name two of your most favorite things in the world. Wait, did you just really list watercolor “paintings of old barns” and backgammon?  Really?  Like, how did you get to a place in your life where those two things incite an unparalleled tingling in one’s loins?  That’s just…I don’t know.

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Overdue Review #1: Bastion

Ask anybody who “knows their stuff” and they’ll tell you that Castle Crashers was the first Xbox Arcade title to legitimately gain a modicum of respect from the Xbox 360 community.  Before CC, most Arcade titles were restricted to 50MB (with one of the prevailing exceptions being Konami’s Symphony of the Night…which was good, but […]

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Some Stuff in Gamez

1. Bioshock Infinite’s box art S-U-C-K-S…let’s not mince words Look, there’s always been a reason that Bioshock titles have appealed to those not ensnared by “any and all” FPS titles.  They’ve emphasized the unique notion that the mood, atmosphere, and essence of a city can tell a story, even without a well-characterized or fleshed-out protagonist. 

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Gaming Newz (Circa Late Nov. 2012)

Hey kids, it’s time!  Time for me to cherry-pick gaming news items from various media outlets, most of which will likely interest nobody but me.

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Youtube Video of the Day: Pid Launch Trailer

I’ve always stood by my comment that “One (game) and done” has proven to be the case for developers unaccustomed to producing AAA titles.  The start-up costs as well as the ongoing ones, usually have said studio placing their future in the hands of that one title. So why make AAA titles in the first […]

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Why You Haven’t Gotten Either the Review You Need OR the Review You Deserve

Probably some of you (see: “Nobody reads this website”) have wondered (see: “Nobody is emotionally-vested in this site”) why they haven’t seen a review posted in a while.  And to those people (see: “non-existent individuals”) I say this: there are reasons for such. To be clear, they are not what one might consider good reasons.  […]

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