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10 November 2017

Star Trek Discovery, Ep7: Magic to Make a Man Go Mad

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Let’s Do The Timewarp Again Some of Star Trek’s greatest stories have taken place in a timeloop (you can kill the cast and blow up the ship SO MANY TIMES) …

29 October 2017

Star Trek: Discovery, Ep 6: Lethe

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“Lethe” is an interesting oddity in Discovery so far, in that it feels the most like a stand-alone episode we’ve seen to date. We get to see some major character …

25 October 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Ep 4: Who Needs You

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Guardians of the Galaxy Episode Four: Who Needs You has a serious identity crisis going on: at first, it seems like one of the most legitimately episodic adventures do date, …

19 October 2017

Star Trek Discovery, Ep 5: Choose Your Pain

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In thinking about last week’s episode, I made the argument that the reason for the ‘grimdark’ tone of Discovery was to show our characters struggling to evolve from morally ambiguous, …

15 October 2017

Star Trek Discovery, Ep Four: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”

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We’re starting to see how the show runs, now that the set-up is done and I’m pleased…

12 October 2017

Finish Line Games’ Maize

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Who knew a game about talking corn would have one of the best narrative twists I’ve ever seen in a video game? Maize, the irreverent new puzzle and exploration game …

07 October 2017

Star Trek Discovery, Ep 3: Context is for Kings

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Now that’s more like it. After a slow start and a remarkably incomplete two-part premiere, we now have an actual sense of the kind of show Star Trek: Discovery wants …

26 September 2017

Pilot Watch: Star Trek Discovery

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Damn it’s exciting to have Star Trek back on TV. With last night’s premiere, Star Trek Discovery has finally stepped into the public eye, after years of secrecy, delays, staff …

22 September 2017

Fan Expo ’17 Nerf this! In Conversation with D.Va

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An interesting thing happened when Overwatch was first revealed: a bunch of relatively unknown voice actors suddenly became celebrities – and with good reason! The greatest strength of Overwatch is …

15 September 2017

TIFF 2017: A Chilling Horror – Verónica

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As a long-time Midnight Madness viewer at TIFF, I’m always surprised to find a horror film screening in the main festival (under Contemporary World Cinema) but given the tremendous cinematography …

15 September 2017

Nidhogg II: frantic, violent, cartoon fun- bring friends!

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There’s a true joy (somewhat lost in the modern age of internet gaming) of yelling at your friends next to you on the couch in either victory or defeat. Whether …

14 September 2017

AFTERGRINDER: Fast, Infuriating, Fun

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2003 was a pretty magical year for early online gaming: with the advent of Flash sites like ebaum’s World and NewGrounds.com, suddenly computer class went from being somewhere ICQ and …

13 September 2017

An Inconceivable Cast: The Princess Bride at Fan Expo

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Every year, buried deep in the Fan Expo programme book are hidden gems that are tremendously easy to overlook. Often, these are lectures, debates, or conversations with an expert applying …

12 September 2017

FAN EXPO ’17: The Many Voices of Jennifer Hale

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So, you might not know Jennifer Hale’s name, but chances are you know one of her many, many voices. Perhaps most famous these days for her iconic role as Commander …

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