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Marvel Announces Second Reboot Within Eight Months

by Peter Paltridgeon February 20, 2018
Well, this is sad. Eight months ago Marvel announced a company-wide reboot of their products called Marvel Legacy, which would launch around the end of their Secret Empire storyline that fall. Ordinarily superhero-mag publishers wait at least a year before desperately hitting the button again, but the window appears to be tightening. Today they unveiled […]

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Fly Punch Boom! Crashlands Onto PCs This Year

by Peter Paltridgeon February 20, 2018
I would have written a highly polished paragraph introducing you to Jollypunch Games’ new fighting title, Fly Punch Boom!, that used impeccable verbiage and words like “erudite.” However, I decided I cannot possibly put it better than the game’s creators did in the press release they sent us. “Do you ever feel like punching your […]

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Mama Mia! It’s A Mario Encyclopedia!

by Peter Paltridgeon February 19, 2018
Dark Horse’s run of informational Zelda picture-books has become one of their most lucrative ventures — so much so that they’ve announced an expansion into other Nintendo properties. It was revealed today that Mario is getting his first giant heavy tome filled with behind-the-scenes information and amazing character art blowups. Chibi Robo, could you be […]


Arcade1Up Machines Coming To Consumers This Fall

by Peter Paltridgeon February 19, 2018
Ask any gamer if they would like an arcade machine in their house, and they would respond with “Heck yeah.” What prohibits this from happening for most of us is the cost. An authentic roughed-up arcade unit from the Golden Age can run anyone $600 to $1000, or possibly more. If you don’t care about […]

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The CW Expands To Sundays This Fall

by Peter Paltridgeon February 19, 2018
The CW has needed more than five days to work with for quite some time. They’ve had to shuffle shows around, order shorter seasons, and in some cases move shows into the summer. The network premiered with a Sunday lineup in 2006, but lost it by 2009, mostly due to low ratings on that night. […]

Because You Demanded It, Shaq-Fu Is Back

by Peter Paltridgeon February 16, 2018
One of the more infamous video game releases of the 1990s was Shaq-Fu, the Frankenstein result of several different trends hitting at once: the popularity of arcade fighters, the profitability of NBA pro star endorsements, and a competition between everybody to be more edgy and extreme than the others. At the time, casting Shaq as […]

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See Richard Hatch One Last Time In Personal Space

by Peter Paltridgeon February 16, 2018
A few years back, three screenwriters had the idea to make their own sci-fi space series… but they couldn’t. Sci-fi premises are usually expensive, and anything they put together would be low-budget. Then they got the idea to film the entire series from the perspective of a camera in the ship’s computer… and Personal Space […]


KULT Creators Plan New Book Set In Their RPG World

by Peter Paltridgeon February 15, 2018
Gunilla Jonsson and Michael Petersén met each other on the same roleplaying group back in 1981. Soon after they decided to team up and create their own tabletop games, and soon became major players in the Swedish RPG scene. In the 90s they created KULT, a horror tabletop experience that has since become a cult […]

Syrinscape Releases New Oriental Tavern Soundset

by Peter Paltridgeon February 15, 2018
The Australian company Syrinscape specializes in creating atmospheric sound and music for tabletop RPG games. The company offers a free 30-day trial, along with two free sound packs you can keep even if you choose not to pay the monthly fee. Today Syrinscape released the latest soundset to their expanding library: “Oriental Tavern.” It contains […]


The Art Of Magic The Gathering: DOMINARIA Coming This Summer

by Peter Paltridgeon February 15, 2018
Part of what attracts collectors to Magic: The Gathering is the gorgeous artwork on the cards, and it should surprise no one that a series of art books is now into its fifth volume. And there’s a sixth on the way: Viz announced The Art Of Magic The Gathering: DOMINARIA today. Step aboard the legendary […]

Seeka Out Northbound On Digital Streaming

by Peter Paltridgeon February 15, 2018
Seeka TV, a Minneapolis-based digital platform, has announced their dystopian series Northbound has been renewed for a third season. Filmed entirely in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the series concerns a lone father, Alex, as he fights to protect his comatose daughter Crystal from apocalyptic horrors.  Northbound was created by Michigan natives/brothers Seth & Nathan Anderson, and […]

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Heroes Of Old Return From The Past For Black History Month

by Peter Paltridgeon February 15, 2018
Black History Month is more important than ever as the struggle against racism and discrimination continues. Kofi Obo Wood is introducing a stylized, offbeat history lesson of African-Americans in the form of the new digital comic Heroes of Old. Heroes of Old teaches history in the grand comic book fashion — with over-the-top scenarios and […]