QR: Depth and The Old Hunters

QR: Depth and The Old Hunters

This will be my last word on The Old Hunters, and will also serve as a discussion regarding the best possible use of depth in a video game’s narrative. As usual, when I do reviews, there will be a list of mechanical gameplay talking points at the conclusion of the

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WoT Corner: Roles and Responsibilities

WoT Corner: Roles and Responsibilities

Knowing your tank class Roles and Responsibilities will make you a better player.

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Tradewaiting: The Valiant

Tradewaiting: The Valiant

This edition of the Tradewaiting column reviews The Valiant from (who else?) Valiant Entertainment. But first, a couple of digressions… First, I’ve always been a fan of Valiant comics. The company initially launched way back in 1989, but its first big titles were the licensed Magnus, Robot Fighter and Solar, Man

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Thrill of the Hunt: Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash

Thrill of the Hunt: Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash

Thrill of the Hunt is NerdGoblin’s weekly look at comics that are rising on the back issue market, and this time around we’re looking at the DC Comics villain Professor Zoom, also known as the Reverse Flash. Driven in part by appearances on the CW television series The Flash, the

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Read This: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Read This: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is N.K. Jemisin’s ambitious debut novel, and the first of her Inheritance trilogy. Set in the high palace of Sky, it is told in clear, beautiful language by its heroine, Yeine. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms documents the last few days in the life of the recently

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The X Files Returns! (With Spoilers)

The X Files Returns! (With Spoilers)

In place of a much-discussed third X Files theatrical film, Fox decided to revive the show with a six episode miniseries that dives immediately back into the core alien abduction mythology. Chris Carter returns as executive producer and as one of the writers and directors of the new season. In

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They Bite: Anthony Boucher’s Weirder Western

They Bite: Anthony Boucher’s Weirder Western

While I’m on the subject of Western horror…I mentioned Anthony Boucher’s “They Bite” in my review of Bone Tomahawk—not for the shared love of lopped off extremities or strange cannibal tribes or even the old tropes linked to the native dead and their burial grounds, but because of the real-world

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QR: Cheating And The 1%

QR: Cheating And The 1%

In today’s Quillmaster Rant, the editor ruminates on the reasoning behind his lack of interest in cheating in online games. He goes on to wonder about the reasoning behind anyone’s interest in cheating in online games, and essentially winds up talking to himself for quite some time. This is, in fact,

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Tradewaiting: Marvel’s Star Wars: Princess Leia

Tradewaiting: Marvel’s Star Wars: Princess Leia

In 2015, Marvel Comics successfully launched a new line of Star Wars comics which has gone on to sell millions of copies. Generally speaking, both the fans and the critics have received these new Star Wars stories well. In this column, we’re taking a closer look at Star Wars: Princess

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WoT Corner: Rigging, Part II

WoT Corner: Rigging, Part II

The game rigging scandal in WoT is not going away and Wargaming is entirely responsible for it.

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