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maxresdefaultThere has been hype building around this one since it was initially previewed in 2013. The

hype train of the gaming world is one of those things that is an animal unto itself, and the

fervor that has built and built over the past couple of years is one of those things that took

on a momentum all its own. Whenever that happens, the entire situation around the web

becomes heavily polarized. Now, rather than diving into that debate and taking sides with

one group or the other in the ongoing flame war, I want to take a step back and have a

good long look at what indie developed Hello Games has provided the gaming community

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In this episode AJ and Anthony sit down to discuss Suicide Squad and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!!

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LIVE from the special Fathom Events Screening of Batman:  Killing Joke!

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Tune in to hear AJ and Anthony give your their review of Alan Moore’s classic story turned into an animated movie!!

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In this episode, Anthony returns from his long hiatus and he brings the entire show back with him!!  AJ discusses a little bit of Comic Con happenings while they both cover some recent news.

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Then, Anthony reviews Batman Vs. Superman The Extended Edition while AJ reviews the Tome Of Bill series by Rick Gualtieri.

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Finally, hear about all of the summer movies AJ has seen as he gives a brief review of ALL of them.

DARKSOUL_facebook_miniAs I have shown before, I am a fan of the work of FromSoftware. I wrote up the last entry of theirs a little while back, and now that the final installment of the Dark Souls series has been loosed into the wild, I figured I would take a short break from my time engrossed in it to give you all a little review. The Dark Souls series first hit systems back in 2011, and there have been a number of challenging and entertaining entries since then. Rather than run through the history of things, let’s look at the latest and final entry.

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DC has done a solid job over the last few years with their direct to video animated features. Granted, there have been exceptions here and there and the stories just don’t work now and again, but Justice League vs. Teen Titans isn’t one of the exceptions. I know that others may disagree, but from my standpoint, it accomplished everything that it should.

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In this episode AJ and Richard review Wrestlemania 32!

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Then AJ and Anthony discuss Batman V. Superman.SvB

 Finally, AJ discusses his (mis)adventures at Wondercon 2016.WC16

All of this and the news!!

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In this episode AJ and Anthony are joined by Jason Graham, columnist for the Lamentations of the Grognard , as they discuss tabletop gaming.

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Then the guys are joined by artist and creator, Geo Brawn logo

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Plus, the guys review Season 2 of Daredevil.

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All of this and more, on episode #152.

wp-1457799179227.jpgGrimgar of Fantasy and Ash is the latest in the recent crop of anime that address based in virtual worlds. In the last year or two, basically since the explosion of support that was Sword Art Online, we have been treated, or subjected, to at least one anime every season that drops the protagonists into a virtual world. The ways that they get there change, whether or not they are stuck there changes, the penalty for dying changes, but the setting remains consistently similar. The question then becomes, how do we determine whether or not the series is good and worth our time. In my opinion, it comes down to the nuances of character and storytelling.

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The final novel in the Reckoners series brings us into a time of chaos and conflict for our primary protagonist. Despite being the man who kills Epics, David Charleston is in a position that he never planned for and never prepared for. He has set himself his biggest target yet, fallen in love with an Epic, and lost his hero/mentor/father figure to the Epic power that he kept rigorously under control until David came along. Needless to say, aiming to bring down not just a superhuman, but the next closest thing to a god in the world that David inhabits qualifies as an appropriate task to wrap things up.

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