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‘Undertale’ Is Over The Top Good

Posted  February 6, 2016  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re diving into one of the most unusual titles in recent months that has received amazing praise from all over — Undertale! In the world of Undertale, a war has broken out between the two major races: Humans and Monsters. After claiming victory, the Humans sent all of the Monsters […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Patience Needed And Rewarded For ‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’

Posted  February 5, 2016  by  JIbrii Ransom

Xenoblade Chronicles was a highly under-appreciated game. It came out for the Wii and was an amazing JRPG that introduced new gameplay elements, interesting characters, and breathtaking environments. If you haven’t played the game I highly suggest you do. So how do you follow up a game like it? By adding mechs. Xenoblade Chronicles X […]

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Cosplay & Style

Black Superhero Appreciation Month: Al Simmons (Spawn)

Posted  February 4, 2016  by  Ashley Rogers

Lt. Colonel Albert Francis Simmons, a.k.a Al Simmons, a.k.a Spawn blazed onto the comics scene in the very early nineties and has been adapted into short-lived television and movie series by HBO and New Line Cinema respectively. Michael Jai White (who later went on to star in the titular role of Black Dynamite in a […]

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Cosplay & Style

Sorry Edna Mode, More CAPE Is Coming!

Posted  February 3, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

Last year we held our very first convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo, bringing together expert cosplayers and photographers to teach the tricks of their incredible crafts. We are pleased to announce that CAPE 2.0 is a go, coming this Aug. 6-7 at Stonehill College! And the focus of this year’s CAPE is the Play […]

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Reviews

Second Episode Spells Improvement For ‘The Magicians’

Posted  February 1, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

If Episode 1 of The Magicians was very much a pilot episode — full of character introductions, world building, and action sequences to hook viewers — Episode 2, “The Source of Magic,” is very much a second episode; it expands on backstory and character dynamics, and further sets the table for upcoming events. Warning: SPOILERS […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Street Fighter V’ DLC System Is A Good Strategy

Posted  January 30, 2016  by  JIbrii Ransom

Capcom is doing some very new things with Street Fighter V, from its character redesigns, new V-Trigger system, and even its DLC. Announced back in December, we were shown silhouettes of six more characters that will be added into the game further down the line. And we also got the identities of these characters. We […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Undertale’ Is Over The Top Good

Posted  February 6, 2016  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re diving into one of the most unusual titles in recent months that has received amazing praise from all over — Undertale! In the world of Undertale, a war has broken out between the two major races: Humans and Monsters. After claiming victory, the Humans sent all of the Monsters […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Patience Needed And Rewarded For ‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’

Posted  February 5, 2016  by  JIbrii Ransom

Xenoblade Chronicles was a highly under-appreciated game. It came out for the Wii and was an amazing JRPG that introduced new gameplay elements, interesting characters, and breathtaking environments. If you haven’t played the game I highly suggest you do. So how do you follow up a game like it? By adding mechs. Xenoblade Chronicles X […]

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Cosplay & Style

Black Superhero Appreciation Month: Al Simmons (Spawn)

Posted  February 4, 2016  by  Ashley Rogers

Lt. Colonel Albert Francis Simmons, a.k.a Al Simmons, a.k.a Spawn blazed onto the comics scene in the very early nineties and has been adapted into short-lived television and movie series by HBO and New Line Cinema respectively. Michael Jai White (who later went on to star in the titular role of Black Dynamite in a […]

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Cosplay & Style

Sorry Edna Mode, More CAPE Is Coming!

Posted  February 3, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

Last year we held our very first convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo, bringing together expert cosplayers and photographers to teach the tricks of their incredible crafts. We are pleased to announce that CAPE 2.0 is a go, coming this Aug. 6-7 at Stonehill College! And the focus of this year’s CAPE is the Play […]

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Reviews

Second Episode Spells Improvement For ‘The Magicians’

Posted  February 1, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

If Episode 1 of The Magicians was very much a pilot episode — full of character introductions, world building, and action sequences to hook viewers — Episode 2, “The Source of Magic,” is very much a second episode; it expands on backstory and character dynamics, and further sets the table for upcoming events. Warning: SPOILERS […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Street Fighter V’ DLC System Is A Good Strategy

Posted  January 30, 2016  by  JIbrii Ransom

Capcom is doing some very new things with Street Fighter V, from its character redesigns, new V-Trigger system, and even its DLC. Announced back in December, we were shown silhouettes of six more characters that will be added into the game further down the line. And we also got the identities of these characters. We […]

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Novels

Syfy’s New Series ‘The Magicians’ Fails To Cast A Clear Spell

Posted  January 29, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Quick, name the series: A hidden school for magicians-in-training; a smart, geeky teen with issues learns he is a magic-user when he’s selected to attend the magic school, and who may be some kind of Chosen One; hyper-competent female magic-user with a chip on her shoulder; personality conflicts among students, challenges with magic classes, and […]

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Gaiman Gets His ‘Shadow’ For Starz Series ‘American Gods’

Posted  January 28, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

If you love Neil Gaiman and you don’t get the Starz network, you may want to contact your cable provider. Starz announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon, the central character of Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel American Gods. The press release also noted that filming is set […]

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Cosplay & Style

Don’t Worry, Supreme Court Not Deciding Jack About Cosplay

Posted  January 28, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

It is time to euthanize the sad, inaccurate, pathetic clickbait articles that claim that the Supreme Court of the United States is deciding something that will affect cosplay. It isn’t, the decision won’t, and you shouldn’t worry about it — because that decision was made long ago and you are already on the wrong side […]

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Comic Books

DMC Presents: Old Man Logan Livens Up Marvel’s Lineup

Posted  January 27, 2016  by  Chris Proulx

Ask anyone what the best Wolverine story of past 15 years was and the answer will be Old Man Logan. In the original series by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, Wolverine is no more. In the future after the villains united to wipe out the heroes, Logan is living a quiet family life in the […]

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Music

Lolicons Rejoice, BABYMETAL Is Coming To Boston!

Posted  January 26, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

The trio of teenage Japanese schoolgirl metalheads known as BABYMETAL has just announced dates in a U.S. tour, which includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC and Boston, among others. According to a post on Crunchyroll, BABYMETAL will release a new album on April 1 (apparently not an April Fool’s Day joke) and then the […]

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Con & Events News

ReedPOP Announces New ‘Star Trek’ Con For DragonCon Weekend

Posted  January 25, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

What would happen if the promoter of the largest comic book convention in the U.S. (ReedPOP and New York Comic Con) decided to hold a Star Trek convention on the same weekend as one of the most popular nerd conventions in the country (DragonCon)? Would nerd brains explode? Well, we are going to find out. […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Epic Norse Adventure Worthy Of The Gods In ‘Jotun’

Posted  January 24, 2016  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Norse mythology has stood out as a popular storytelling theme in games for decades. I have fond memories of trekking through Blizzard’s The Lost Vikings as a kid, and like many across the world I’m enjoying Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today, we take a look at another entry into […]

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Cosplay & Style

Arisia 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday & Monday

Posted  January 22, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at Arisia 2016 was loaded with cosplayers, but most of them were involved in some fashion in practicing for, rehearsing for or participating in the Masquerade, and event that traditionally brings out some amazing creativity. Unfortunately, that meant that we got fewer shots than Saturday, being trapped at our table promoting the second annual […]

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Arisia 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  January 21, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

Saturday at Arisia, the convention held this past weekend at the Westin Waterfront hotel in South Boston, was definitely the busiest in terms of cosplay. And so we now present the second of two galleries from that day. Cosplayers in this gallery include Lady Cels, Chibi Kitsune Cosplay, Wonderllama Cosplay, Sparrow’s Song Entertainment, Harley Bean […]

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