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Stacy dabbles in the dark side of the force and uses science to teach students to be Batman. When not speaking science he is scouring the internet for information that will probably spoil his favorite movie before it comes out. Little happens in the respective worlds of Star Wars or Batman that he is not aware of. And Han shot first.

Retro Rebel Gamecast: A Normal Lost Phone

This week on the Retro Rebel Gamecast what we’re playing as well as all things Mass Effect: Andromeda.  One such game I recently finished was A Normal Lost Phone by Plug in Digital.  A Normal Lost Phone is a mobile game where you fulfill your desire to rifle through a ...

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The Walking Dead: New Frontier…but more of the same

If you’ve played previous games in The Walking Dead Telltale series, or you’re just a fan of the show, I’m sure you’ve heard of the newest iteration in the series.  The Walking Dead: New Frontier puts you in the shoes of a new protagonist, Javier, but you meet up with ...

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Marvel’s Dr. Strange Review

We’re taking a somewhat different approach on this review with ToG reviewers Trey and myself both taking a stab at Marvel’s most recent release, Dr. Strange! Enjoy! Stacy:  Dr. Strange is the 14th movie in the MCU continuity, and what a divergence from the typical experience we’ve come to expect ...

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Warcraft Movie Review; A word about Warcraft…

I’m a huge fan of all things Blizzard.  I like to acknowledge my bias before I give my opinion on a topic, to be fair.  Before Warcraft: Orcs and Humans or their other real-time strategy games were released, I enjoyed games such as Lost Vikings (on SNES) and I’ve come ...

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Retro Review: Tenchu, Ninjas and My Stealth-Gaming Guilty Pleasure

Welcome back to ToG and Retro Review! This week we are delving into the stealth genre of gaming and tackling one of my favorite games of all-time.  The stealth genre was more or less made popular in 1998 with the release of such games as Metal Gear: Solid on the ...

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Jessica Jones Episode 3 Review

Jessica Jones is the second in a series of 4 straight-to-Netflix shows that Marvel is producing.  The series premiered November 20th, and over the next few weeks we are going to review each episode in detail.  There will be no scores for each episode, so no need to scroll to ...

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Jessica Jones Episode 2 Review

Jessica Jones is the second in a series of 4 straight-to-Netflix shows that Marvel is producing.  The series premiered November 20th, and over the next few weeks we are going to review each episode in detail.  There will be no scores for each episode, so no need to scroll to ...

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Jessica Jones Episode 1 Review

Jessica Jones is the second in a series of 4 straight-to-Netflix shows that Marvel is producing.  The series premiered November 20th, and over the next few weeks we are going to review each episode in detail.  There will be no scores for each episode, so no need to scroll to ...

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The Wait Is Almost Over

The wait’s almost over. A little something to get you through the next twelve hours. #JessicaJoneshttps://t.co/CLroWR3xHu — Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) November 19, 2015   As it’s written, the wait is almost over!  Jessica Jones is going to be released on November 20th, and here are the opening credits!  It gives ...

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Warcraft Teaser Trailer Released!

With the release of the full-length trailer almost upon us (November 6th, this Friday!), Blizzard and Legendary Films released a teaser trailer to tide us over until then.  Enjoy!   Personally, I have high hopes for this film, and from everything I’ve read I think they might have finally broken ...

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Retro Review: 5 Reasons “The Clone Wars” Cartoons Made the Prequels Obsolete

Hello again!  After a brief hiatus we’re back with another retro review.  This week we are taking a look back and the The Clone Wars (2008-2014) cartoon to present a case for why they not only are better than all of the prequels, but almost entirely erase the need for ...

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Jessica Jones Teaser Trailer!

Following the animated teaser trailer to this teaser trailer, which will invariably be followed by an actual trailer…Marvel’s Netflix exclusive series Jessica Jones has released it’s first live-action glimpse at the titular character.  Anecdotal observation:  Jessica may in fact enjoy Jack Daniels whiskey. #trailerspoiler I’m intrigued and my interest is ...

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The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event

In a “first ever” for a franchise that in many ways pioneered that very phrase, Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live unboxing event. Over the course of 18 hours, in 15 cities, and 12 countries, the event will roll ...

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Retro Review: Being Uninvited, having Deja Vu, and Remembering to Light Your Torch while in a Castle

Hello again, and welcome to Retro Review.  Today’s article is tackling the long lost point-and-click adventures from publisher Kemco and a bit of their somewhat tumultuous history.  If you owned an NES in the 80’s and 90’s, you probably popped in a Kemco game at some point.  Whether it was ...

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Suicide Trailer is here!! Check it out!

Finally, it’s here in all it’s HD glory! Check out the trailer for Suicide Squad!   So what do you think, are you as excited for these DC movies?  Sound off below! Stacy Bishop Stacy dabbles in the dark side of the force and uses science to teach students to ...

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Retro Review: Sports Games You Might Have Missed

It could be argued that sports and video games go together like peanut butter and jelly, and both sports and video games have been used as mediums of escape.  It seems that in recent times, gaming has even been considered a sport of its own, though that line of thinking ...

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ToG Reviews: Her Story

Her Story (PC [reviewed], iOS)  Developer: Sam Barlow Publisher: Sam Barlow MSRP: $5.99 (Currently on sale on Steam) Released: June 24, 2015 Over the years hundreds of tens of gamers have tried their hands at full-motion video (FMV) games, and the vast majority of our experiences have ranged from forgettable to atrocious.  ...

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Retro Review: “Shining” series, and a trip down RPG memory lane

As I’ve alluded to in previous articles, I’m a big fan of role playing games (RPG’s).  From Final Fantasy on NES to Skyrim on whatever next-gen platform of your choice, Japanese or Western, I’ve tried my hand at most every RPG.  I even like to revisit some of the best ...

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Retro Review: Telltale Games and the Art of Choosing Your Adventure!

Hello again, and welcome to the Retro Review!  We’ve had a bit of a hiatus lately, but we’re back and this time we are going to talk about the art of choosing your own adventure.  This concept is nothing new, though the medium has changed over the years. Choose Your ...

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Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Unleashed Teaser Trailer #2!!

Check  out the new teaser trailer just released during Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California!       Stacy Bishop Stacy dabbles in the dark side of the force and uses science to teach students to be Batman. When not speaking science he is scouring the internet for information that ...

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Retro Review: History 101 and Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Who says video games don’t teach us anything? Whether you have learned all that you know about weapons from the Call of Duty franchise or you picked up some Hindu/Japanese/Norse mythology from the Final Fantasy series, it appears we’ve possibly learned a thing or two about the world around us, ...

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Retro Review: Parasite Eve and her “Midichlorians”

I’ve been a gamer for most of my life (longer than I care to say), and I’ve been a fan of the company Square since the first stateside incarnation of Final Fantasy on the NES.  I even tracked down the actual first installment, previously only released in Japan, when it ...

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Why the Warcraft Movie Matters

Movies based on video games have perennially been the worst in the history of ever, making movies based on comic books pass as Oscar bait. The list is long and embarrassingly distinguished, with good and even great actors attaching themselves to property that has been poorly handled or understood by ...

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