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  • Film Review: Planet of the Apes (1968)

    Film Review: Planet of the Apes (1968)

    To get this out of the way first – the twist for this film has been spoiled to death. I’d say it probably was spoiled in its entirety well before I was born. On the one hand, this means that the film’s ending has lost some of its punch, as we all know it’s coming.

  • Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Part 64

    Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Part 64

    This time we’re covering issue # 48 of Nintendo Power for May of 1993

  • Let’s Play Mass Effect 3: Part 43 – The Dark Side of the Sun

    This time we’re checking out a fuel depot that has gone offline.

  • Film Review: God Told Me To (1976)

    Film Review: God Told Me To (1976)

    God Told Me To is an interesting exploitation film. On the one hand, it’s a pretty clear-cut science fiction film on a lot of levels, but on another hand, it has some interesting concepts it plays with with societal paranoia and copycat crimes that gives it a bit of depth.

  • Video Review: Outrage

    This time I have a video version of my review of Outrage.

  • Anime Review: Shirobako

    Anime Review: Shirobako

    This week I’m taking a look at the anime series Shirobako, from 2015. (Video Revised to add missing end credits music and adjust some footage).

  • Let’s Play Lost Planet 3: Part 26 – Hail To the King (Crab)

    Wherein we fight another very large crustacean.

  • Film Review: Captain America – Civil War

    Film Review: Captain America – Civil War

    Civil War, as a Comic Event, was something of a spectacular failure. I haven’t been good at doing video posts on my blog the past few weeks (something I’ll try to fix shortly), but this past week I did a video post on YouTube about Civil War, the comics, event, and how that could have

  • Anime Review: Megazone 23 – Part III

    Anime Review: Megazone 23 – Part III

    Megazone 23 – Part 3 is probably the most Cyberpunk part of the Megazone 23 series. The other installments had artificial intelligences and rebelling against the man. However, Part 3 has more hacking, human cybernetic augmentation, and dealing with human society’s relationship with the planet. It’s also the weakest part of the series.

  • Movie Review: When Eight Bells Toll

    Movie Review: When Eight Bells Toll

    When 8 Bells Toll is a film that really feels like it desperately wants to be a Bond film, but doesn’t even remotely feel one – instead feeling a more conventional mystery thriller.

  • Film Review: The Yakuza Papers Pt. 2 – Deadly Fight in Hiroshima

    Film Review: The Yakuza Papers Pt. 2 – Deadly Fight in Hiroshima

    After the original The Yakuza Papers came out and did incredibly well at the box office, a sequel came out with a relatively fast turnaround. Unlike the first film, the sequel, Deadly Fight in Hiroshima, bypasses Bunta Sugawara’s character, Shozo Hirono (who does appear in this film as a cameo appearance), for a new character, and new story

  • Nintendo Power Retrospectives – Part 43

    Nintendo Power Retrospectives – Part 43

    This week we continue with Nintendo Power with issue #31 for December of 1991.

  • Vlog – Sasquan, Best and Worst

    I’ve returned from Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington. I give my thoughts on the three things that didn’t go well at the con, and the three things that were awesome.

  • Vlog – CCP and the Closing of White Wolf

    This week I’m giving my belated thoughts on the dissolution of White Wolf Games at the hands of CCP. Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor

  • Nintendo Power Retrospectives – Part 27

    This week I’m taking a look at Nintendo Power #17, for November of 1990, covering Final Fantasy. Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor

  • Nintendo Power Retrospectives – Part 23

    This time on the Nintendo Power Retrospectives, we take a look at the Best of the Rest of the Nintendo Power Top 30 for the magazine’s second year. Games Reviewed: Adventures of Lolo Baseball Stars Battle of Olympus Back to the Future Ghostbusters Goal! Nobunaga’s Ambition Jordan Vs. Bird Wheel of Fortune

  • This is an awesome piece of work. I’d like to see the a picture of what PrimeJunt did with the spine of the book.

  • About Pricing, Anime, Manga, & Video Games, and Privilege

    This is a thing that’s been bugging me for quite some time. There’s this mindset that’s been bugging me for quite some time among people who, well, make their living criticizing anime – people like Justin and Zac of Anime News Network for instance. The idea is, that because the anime industry has demonstrated the

  • Book Review: The Chronicles of the Chinese Emperors

    Book Review: The Chronicles of the Chinese Emperors

    Movies set in historical periods or otherwise based around historical events will never go away. We will always have Victorian tales of class-based angst. Same with tales of valorious (or conniving) knights in medieval Europe. For Eastern cinema, we’ll probably always have samurai films of various stripes, and the same with various Wuxia films, discussing

  • Quality Control – Thunder Spirits (SNES)

    For this week’s Quality Control, I’m going with my second “also ran” from the the pages of Nintendo Power – the Technosoft shump Thunder Spirits. The game is the third game in the Thunder Force franchise, and the only game in the series to get released on the SNES. The Premise The forces of the

  • Apologies for the Ever-Changing Themes

    Sorry about the rapidly changing themes recently. Essentially, I’ve been going through the themes to find one that I really like. This is the closest I’ve found to one that I do like – one that works with the screen width in a way that I like, and with a header I like. Now, if

  • Technorati Verification Post

    So, Technorati wants me to prove that I am the writer of the blog by putting a unique verification code in a blog post, to be specific, they want me to fit “THQNTUNF68J8” into a blog post. I’m not entirely certain how I can do so organically, but there we go. Hopefully they’re satisfied with

  • Where I Read – GamePro #49

    We continue with the GamePro recaps with issue #49. The cover story for this issue is, not unsurprisingly, considering the era – Street Fighter II Turbo. Editorial: It’s actually about something this issue! To be specific, Sega’s debuted their rating system for games, which will end up (with a few revisions) becoming the industry standard.

  • Quality Control Review – Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos.

    Well, now it’s time for my first review of a Ninja Gaiden Game – Ninja Gaiden 2 for the NES to be specific. As always, the video itself is below the cut (for those with low bandwidth), and I’ve uploaded the video to MegaUpload as well for those who would prefer to download it and