Read This: Cuckoo’s Egg

Read This: Cuckoo’s Egg

The cuckoo is a bird best known for laying a single egg among the clutch of another species, in order that its chick be raised by the other parents. Cuckoo’s Egg, C.J. Cherryh’s short stand-alone 1985 novel, is about a very similar occurrence. It is a closely-told tale of human

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WoT Corner: How to Minimize Artillery

WoT Corner: How to Minimize Artillery

There are several basic things you can do to minimize the arty threat. We’ll look at positioning, movement, cover and tank maneuver.

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QR: Flavor of the Month

QR: Flavor of the Month

If World of Warcraft has a fault which can be referenced as systemic, it’s a tendency to use a sort of rotating selection process to overpower certain classes in the game, turning them into flavor of the month classes. There’s anecdotal evidence for each class having been unequally endowed with

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Watch This: Red Dwarf

Watch This: Red Dwarf

Before the wonder of the interwebs, there was the wonder of public broadcasting—and its heavy reliance on British television series for content. PBS introduced me to the surreal world of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the sarcastic one of Black Adder, and the utterly silly one of the plucky, persistent Red

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WoT Corner: Patch 9.14

WoT Corner: Patch 9.14

This week in WoT corner we’ll take a look at the new 9.14 patch for World of Tanks and what it brings to the table.

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QR: Hitman 47

QR: Hitman 47

The newest entry in the Hitman: Codename 47 franchise partially debuted this week. We’re going to crack the hood on a game that has begun to borrow, steal and otherwise imitate multiple facets of its younger brothers, as well as a look at what the game itself is trying to

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10 Cloverfield Lane: A Question of Character

10 Cloverfield Lane: A Question of Character

Spoiler alert. I hadn’t planned on writing about 10 Cloverfield Lane this week. And even though it looked like it would be good, I hadn’t planned on even seeing it before it made it to cable, content to let it get lost in the lead-up to Batman v Superman: Dawn

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Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: Superman Up Close

Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: Superman Up Close

Superman may be the Man of Steel, but a Man of Steel does not live by heroism alone. In 1971, before the famous Christopher Reeve movies and the romantic getaway at his Fortress of Solitude, the inimitable Larry Niven (Ringworld, The Man-Kzin Wars, and many productive collaborations) decided to address

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WoT Corner:  The Artillery Problem

WoT Corner: The Artillery Problem

Of all the various controversies in and around World of Tanks, probably the most divisive is the inclusion of artillery in the game.

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Tradewaiting: Warren Ellis’ Injection

Tradewaiting: Warren Ellis’ Injection

This time around, Tradewaiting is reviewing Image Comics’ Injection Volume One, from writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shelvey. Ellis is a kind of comic book mad genius, peppering his imaginary landscapes with shotgun blasts of decayed magic, hidden science and dirty politics. Although he has done mainstream work –

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