All posts tagged: video games

Review: Mort(e), by Robert Repino (2015)

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Mort(e) opens after most human beings on the planet have died. The Queen of the Ants has spent millennia planning for this eventuality, with her masterstroke coming in the form of a DNA upgrade for the planet’s animals, who gain sentience and strength before attacking their masters in a world-spanning conflict with no name. Mort(e), whose slave name when he was owned by the Martini family was Sebastian, is a grizzled war veteran, a special […]

Late to the Party: The Slynx, by Tatyana Tolstaya (2000)

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Two hundred years after the great Blast, people still live around Moscow as best they can, they’re just a bit different now is all. Sure, there’s been some Consequences out there, but some of them are cool, like Nikita Ivanich’s ability to blow flames out of his mouth, or Head Saniturion Kudeyarov’s illuminating eye-beams. Not everyone is stuck with cockscombs growing out all over their body, or whatever the hell it is going on with that […]

The Spoiler Show Notes – Episode Twenty-Five: Grab Bag!

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Hey there folks, here’s a new Spoiler Show comin’ at you! This week, Marcus and I talked about all kinds of stuff today, from the current state of the Movember project to the release of the new GTA trailer.  http://spoilershow.podomatic.com/entry/2012-11-16T06_41_20-08_00 As ever, the Creative Commons attribution link for our theme song can be found here: “Bonaparte – I Can’t Dance” (Noise Problems Selections) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 If you have any burning questions for The Spoiler […]

The Spoiler Show Notes – Episode Twenty: His Favorite Show on the Citadel, featuring MARK MEER!

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Super exciting show for you this week, folks, as the prophecy we revealed to you a couple of weeks ago has finally come to pass! MARK MEER, the legendary improv star of such shows as DIE-NASTY, OH SUSANNA and CBC Radio’s THE IRRELEVANT SHOW (not to mention a little video game series called MASS EFFECT…) came by my kitchen table and filled us in on what it’s like to be an intergalactic space hero/leader of […]

The Spoiler Show Notes – Episode Eighteen: Another Family Affair, featuring Ian Bowes!

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This week on the Spoiler Show, we are once again joined by my little brother Ian Bowes! Marcus makes a half-hearted attempt at psychoanalyzing the two of us after an update into his historic namesake, we talk video game news (specifically current indie darling FTL and rumors about the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie). http://spoilershow.podomatic.com/entry/2012-09-28T11_13_27-07_00 Also, we drop some exciting news about a potential future guest! Here’s a track from Marcus’ SELL ME ON IT […]

The Spoiler Show Episode Seven – Video Games

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Hey there hepcats and hepkittens, it’s Friday, and that means another episode of The Spoiler Show! This week, Marcus and myself are joined by my little brother, Ian! We talk about video games, a subject that we’re all pretty proficient in, with topics of discussion ranging from our personal histories with games, favorite games by console, and more! If it sounds like I’m not contributing too much near the end, it’s because I may have drunk […]

The Resolution Project Book Fifteen: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West (1985)

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“The wagons were no more than embers armatured with the blackened shapes of hoop-iron and tires, the redhot axles quaking deep within the coals. The riders squatted at the fires and boiled water and drank coffee and roasted meat and lay down to sleep among the dead.” (p. 153) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by […]

The Resolution Project Detour One: The Great Gatsby (NES)

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Just a brief mention here, but at http://greatgatsbygame.com, they’ve just unearthed some facts about The Great Gatsby‘s NES game that never saw the light of day, in addition to letting you play it!. As this is to be the thirty-ninth book I have to read on my quest, I thought that some of the less literary-minded of you might enjoy playing through the game so you’ll have some semblance of what I’m talking about then. Click […]