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Anime-Manga

AnimeNEXT 2018 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted June 16, 2018 by Adam Etheridge

This year (for the first time ever, I believe), AnimeNEXT requested that fans holding a group meetup/photo shoot register them on their official website. Those running these meetups could request a time/day and choose from a number a pre-selected locations to hold their event at. This was something that I had hoped would get done […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by Zephyrlynk Productions

Posted April 25, 2018 by Rodney Brown

On Sunday PAX East 2018 we had Jake from Zephyrlynk Productions join the team. While I was stationed in one spot all day, and Gregg of Wonderllama Photography was off doing Feature Sets, Jake was wandering the halls and show floor. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Pasha Cosplays, Dollilicious, kamarirosa, zeristhusa, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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PAX East 2018 Feature Set: Critical Role, by Wonderllama Photography

Posted April 24, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

There was strong representation among cosplayers at PAX East 2018 for the growing media empire that is the web show and podcast Critical Role. Cosplaying as characters from the show in this set are Natalie Fuinha Cosplay as Keyleth, a half-elf druid; ArmariaSeole Cosplay as Vax’ildan, a half-elf rogue, paladin and druid; and Turnfolio Cosplay as Vex’ahlia, a half-elf ranger and rogue. Critical Role features voice […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 2

Posted April 23, 2018 by Rodney Brown

We have now reached the final gallery from me of cosplay photos taken at PAX East 2018. We will have more galleries from Zephyrlynk Productions as well as more Feature Sets from Wonderllama Photography. But what a way to end the con — getting a chance to shoot photos of Maul Cosplay. Literally minutes before I broke […]

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PAX East 2018 Feature Set: SoulCalibur with Bethany Maddock & Mikal Mosley, by Wonderllama Photo

Posted April 22, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Bandai Namco was at PAX East 2018 with a demo of their upcoming game SoulCalibur VI. What better way to show off a highly anticipated new release than by having two incredible cosplayers, Bethany Maddock and Mikal Mosley, create all-new cosplays from the upcoming game?  Bethany made a stunning Sophitia, along with her iconic Omega sword and […]

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PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 1

Posted April 21, 2018 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2018 was more crowded on the show floor itself than any Sunday I’ve ever seen. But the overall crowds were smaller than Saturday or Friday as is the case with most cons. I still took enough photos of cosplayers for two galleries for the day. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Petry […]

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PAX East 2018 Saturday/Sunday Photos by Wonderllama Photography

Posted April 20, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

On Saturday and Sunday at PAX East 2018, I spent much of my time taking photos for Featured Sets, since FirstPerson Shooter was able to attend and hold down the fort at our usual spot. But I did take enough random hall shots to complete a gallery for the two days. Included in this gallery are some […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Saturday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 3

Posted April 19, 2018 by Rodney Brown

As the day wound down on Saturday at PAX East 2018 the costumes continued to be amazing, and the photos sometime got a little loopier — or maybe the photographers did. In this set you’ll see my teammate Wonderllama Photography directing a couple of pink furry creatures from Fortnite, and the amazing Shashin Cosplay Photography getting his Pokemon […]

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PAX East 2018 Saturday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 2

Posted April 18, 2018 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Saturday at PAX East 2018 has all sorts of amazing cosplays, and a few from a group that will tug at your heart strings. The group that contains Grinning Hazard Cosplay and Vee Cosplay — both featured in this gallery — among others, are cosplaying as mashups of Pokemon and D&D characters. The […]

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PAX East 2018 Saturday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 1

Posted April 18, 2018 by Rodney Brown

Requirements of my day job kept me from attending Thursday or Friday of PAX East 2018, which was a great frustration for me. I knew that our content would be well taken care of by Gregg of Wonderllama Photography in my stead, but I missed some great friends and awesome cosplay. While things seem to start […]

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PAX East 2018 Friday Pics by Wonderllama Photography, Part 2

Posted April 17, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Up next from PAX East 2018 is part two of our Friday galleries. We had quite a few cosplayers come by our spot in the North Lobby, despite the worsening weather outside. In this gallery are cosplayers Steel Shield Cosplay, Sisu Cosplay & Craft, Madame Zombie Cosplay, Mink the Satyr Cosplay, Grinning Hazard Cosplay, GiveWave Studios, Carley Winn Cosplay, Millettant […]

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PAX East 2018 Friday Pics by Wonderllama Photography, Part 1

Posted April 16, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

PAX East 2018 Friday featured some truly amazing cosplay. Despite the early spring sleet and snow flurries, the crowd was still huge and the cosplayers weren’t scared away. One major highlight was an insane Fiddlesticks from League of Legends, hopping around the lobby on spring-loaded stilts. Cosplayers include Drew the Costumer, ElectronWarrior Cosplay, MicroKitty Cosplay, PileoFrox, Trial of the Jillu, Vault Fox, Faerun […]

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PAX East 2018 Thursday Pics by Wonderllama Photo

Posted April 12, 2018 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Another PAX East has come and gone. PAX East 2018 was chock full of impressive cosplay and eye-popping game releases. With the exception of Sunday, the crowd seemed smaller than in previous years, which was likely the intention of expanding the expo to four days from the previous three. That new day, Thursday, was a […]

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Movies

Ready Player One Misses Getting Top Score

Posted March 28, 2018 by Byron D. Zero

It’s been a good seven months since I’ve seen a movie adaptation of a book that I was familiar with. For those that don’t remember I’m still scouring my eyes from the experience that was The Dark Tower. Book-to-film movies and I aren’t on the best of terms as of late, and even when I don’t […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Is All Flash And No Bang

Posted March 5, 2018 by Scott Beaulieu

Sometimes, a video game can come across like an old girlfriend; extremely pretty but wears on you quickly. The same can be said for Tribute Game’s release of Mercenary Kings Reloaded. Released in 2014, the original Mercenary Kings was far from a polished project. Tribute Games decided to go back to the drawing board and […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Fantasy Strike Fulfills Its Mission Despite Balance Issues

Posted January 20, 2018 by Scott Beaulieu

I have to admit I suck at fighting games. I’ve always admired the competitive spirit in the fighting game community, admiration born from inviting friends over, opening up a bottle of Wray and Nephew, and spending an entire evening dedicated to talking trash and beating each other up. That being said, outside of living room arenas, […]

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Nerd Culture

What Games in 2018 Do You Consider Must-Play?

Posted January 5, 2018 by Rodney Brown

The crop of new games scheduled for release in this year looks impressive. So we want to know which games coming up have you the most excited. Of course, there is no guarantee that all the games in the list below will get released this year. Nobody knows how to miss a stated deadline like a game […]

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Gaming News

Patch Notes: Gamers Help After Harvey; Too Steamy For Steam

Posted September 11, 2017 by Shannon McInerny

(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a new, regular, ongoing series that aggregates recent game news into a single location. We hope you enjoy Patch Notes going forward.) Harvey Relief Done Quick Stream Success Games Done Quick hosted a charity stream over the weekend earlier this month to raise money for The Houston Food […]

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Patch Notes: Gamescom Was Lamecon, Destiny 2 Data Discovery

Posted September 4, 2017 by Shannon McInerny

(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new, regular, ongoing series that aggregates recent game news into a single location. We hope you enjoy Patch Notes going forward.) Gamescom Grabs Less Media Attention Than Usual The last Gamescom was the most undercovered Gamescom in the last few years, despite the release of two new […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Hollow Knight Is Full Of Fun And Surprises

Posted July 29, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we delve into a world of critters, trinkets and redemption — in Hollow Knight! Little is known at first why you, a voiceless traveller, have arrived to the land of Hallownest. Much of the domain is underground, locked away by the previous members of royalty. Some inhabitants have been brave […]

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Nerd Culture

Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted July 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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Anime-Manga

MomoCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery 1 by Bentpic5

Posted May 29, 2017 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2017 was held this Memorial Day weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. This was MomoCon’s third year at the GWCC and it’s third year running as a four-day convention. If you went last year and compared the exhibit halls, you could see right away how much more games, guests, and […]

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Comic Books

Injustice 2 is a Wonderful Sequel

Posted May 28, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

I’ve been waiting for Injustice 2 to come out. And I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint. I mean how could it? NetherRealm Studios has been on a roll in terms of the last several fighting game titles, such as Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Mortal Kombat X. With each title […]

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Movies

King Arthur: Legend of the Snatch

Posted May 10, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Do you revere Lord of the Rings?  How about Game of Thrones, Vikings, or anything by Zack Snyder? Do you think Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch should be the template for virtually any new movie? If so, check your ID; you might be Guy Ritchie.   Ritchie’s latest film, King Arthur: Legend […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Nurse Joy by Gogo Incognito

Posted April 6, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up from PAX East 2017 is another Pokemon favorite: Nurse Joy. Frequent Nerd Caliber contributor and all-around amazing cosplayer Gogo Incognito debuted her fun, flirty version of the classic Pokemon character to rave reviews.  We also have some great shots with @Danjerface as Ash Ketchum. We had a blast shooting in several locations, including the 3rd floor ‘overhang’ looking […]

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Cosplay & Style

PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Zero Suit Samus by MicroKitty

Posted April 4, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our PAX East 2017 photo sets: the talented and extremely intrepid MicroKitty Cosplay.  High winds, snow and a Zero Suit Samus cosplay make for a chilly photoshoot, but MicroKitty nails every shot.  Somehow, this was the first time did a shoot together. Here’s hoping we have more for you soon! Photo gallery […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Overwatch Trio

Posted March 30, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Snowing, you say?  Cold as Valhalla in February, is it?  Sounds perfect for an outdoor shoot with an incredible Overwatch group. Next up in our PAX East 2017 feature shoot hit parade: Steel Shield Cosplay as Hanzo, Queen of Coats as Arctic Zarya, and Sisu Cosplay & Craft as Valkyrie Mercy. It was one of […]

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PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Dante & Vergil

Posted March 29, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

If you’re a fan of the classic Devil May Cry videogame series, you’ll love the our next feature set from PAX East 2017. This features frequent Nerd Caliber contributor, Gogo Incognito, as Dante, and ElectronWarrior Cosplay as Vergil. We wanted to use a funky space, so we went to the walkway outside.  Sure, it was […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2017 Featured Set, Arcade Ahri by ATK PWR

Posted March 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While most of our Featured Sets from PAX East 2017 were shot by Wonderllama Photography — including some out in one of the coldest Saturday’s this winter in Boston — I did a couple on Saturday evening. The first is this wonderfully colorful set of Arcade Ahri from Riot’s League of Legends. Boston cosplayer ATK PWR made the tails […]

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Indie Megabooth Game Highlights From PAX East 2017!

Posted March 26, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! We at Nerd Caliber were once again among the masses of PAX East earlier this month. As in the past, I took a special interest in the Indie MegaBooth, where dozens of self-motivated game developers shared their works of passion with the world. Here you’ll find a list of everything I […]

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PAX East ’17 In Pictures By Prime Photography

Posted March 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While I spent most of my time at PAX East 2017 doing my usual thing — parked in one spot grabbing photos of cosplayers — Steven of Prime Cosplay and Photography was all over the place. Many of the clips in our Cosplay Showcase Videos on YouTube are from Steven’s camera. But he also hit up […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery of hall shots from FirstPerson Shooter taken at the chilly PAX East 2017 isn’t close to the last bit of content. We will have featured sets from me and from Wonderllama Photography. More hall shots from Prime Cosplay and Photography. And reviews and articles from Spectra, and Gallant-Z. Cosplayers in this gallery include Carley […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2017 was slightly less bitterly cold than Saturday, but it was still frigid, and that combined with the tradition of casual clothes on Sunday meant much fewer cosplay photos that day. Still, there are plenty of gems in this first of two Sunday galleries. Among the cosplayers pictured below are Sidekicker Cosplay, KeiKei’s Cosplay Delivery Service, Cosplay Dad, […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 4

Posted March 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Saturday at PAX East 2017 rounds up the photo coverage of excellent cosplayers in shots taken by FirstPerson Shooter on one of the most brutally cold days of any Boston convention in memory. Cosplayers in this gallery include Petry Cosplays, Ember Jay Cosplay, EmmyCosplays, Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay, Elegant Valkyrie, Bunny Moon Cosplay, Bethany Maddock, Dusty Cosplay, Jessica Mercy, Burning […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted March 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

As the projected snow storm for this weekend here in New England turned into a bust, we return back to Saturday at PAX East 2017 when Winter made its brutally cold return. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Lodaim Cosplay, Grinning Hazard Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, Lady Kayleen, NorseStorm Cosplay, FergyK, Thatgearsguy, Millettant Cosplay and Illustration, Sarah Spectre, Koi Fish Asylum, Glitch Cos, Chibi Kitsune […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If you braved and survived the extreme cold of Saturday at PAX East 2017 — particularly in cosplay — you should probably be given some type of medal or plaque. Luckily for us, many people not only survived but showed off their wonderful costumes and props. Kudos to the folks at Twitch for covering the cost […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at PAX East 2017 was even colder than snowy Friday — like wind chills in the 15 below range and winds so strong the elevated roadway heaved and bucked. Still, more cosplayers showed up on Saturday than on Friday, as is usual with most cons. Among the cosplayers in this first of four Saturday galleries […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted March 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Friday at frozen PAX East 2017 continues to show off the outstanding cosplay which was, logically, heavily focused on game characters. Cosplayers in this set are Mieu, Razgrizaces, Petits Bisous Cosplay, Chocobobutt, Starbornekid, Nekonami Cosplay, Jackie-chan Cosplay, Jynx Art & Cosplay, Khepera Cosplay, J. Warford, LenaKali Cosplay?, GiveWave Studios, FootiePajamas Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, and many more. Photo […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted March 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from PAX East 2017 is the second of three from the snowiest of the three days, Friday. The snow and cold didn’t stop attendees from showing up. And it certainly seemed that those who had planned to cosplay still did so, despite the poor weather. Cosplayers in this set include MicroKitty Cosplay, Steel […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted March 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Despite the fact that it was so cold cosplayer’s hair was freezing in the security lines outside and the wind was so strong Summer Street was bucking up and down, PAX East 2017 was fantastic. We got a ton of photos and video of outstanding cosplayers. Our panel on Sunday, Advanced Cosplay Q&A, sponsored by our […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

A Fond Farewell to the Wii U

Posted March 7, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

Now that the Nintendo Switch has made its way to store shelves I feel a proper send off for the Wii U is in order. Sadly the system didn’t live up to the hype and many didn’t even know it was a brand new system upon its announcement. I remember working at Gamestop at the […]

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Kami-Con 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted January 30, 2017 by Bentpic5

This past Saturday, I was able to attend Kami-Con. For those who might not know, Kami-Con is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, anime and manga, cosplay, tabletop and video gaming, and much more. It was their 9th year running, with it being the 5th year held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex located in […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC Powers Up Already Great Game

Posted January 29, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Almost two years ago, I raved about one of the coolest rhythm games on the market. Today, it’s time to AMPLIFY your interest with a new update — Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED! AMPLIFIED is the first full DLC added to this insanely fun dungeon crawling dance party. As the star of […]

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MAGfest 2017 Indie Games Awesomeness Roundup

Posted January 15, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to all! This year I was thrilled to return to tradition by spending the post-New Year’s weekend at none other than MAGfest! (It used to always be this weekend, but moved later for a while.) Four days of arcades, tabletop, concerts and great friends — what more could a […]

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MAGfest 2017 Was Max Fun, Maybe Too Much For Some

Posted January 12, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

With the horrid year that is known as 2016 now closed, we start 2017 off with a bang! MAGfest 2017 was the latest version of an annual festival celebrating both music and videogames, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is consistently one of my favorite con experiences to date. My first time going to MAGfest […]

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Interviews

Pokemon GO Meets US History At Grand Atlas Tours

Posted December 14, 2016 by Lauren Grant

2016 has been a year of massive destruction for many people’s everyday lives and throughout the year there hasn’t been many silver linings — except Pokémon GO. Released at the peak of summer, the game became a hit among old and new fans alike. From breaking people out of their comfort zones, shedding a few […]

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Warner Bros Buys Gamer-Focused Video Maker Machinima

Posted November 17, 2016 by Chantal Eyong

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced in a press release today that it was buying Machinima Inc., the company best known as a YouTube channel focused on creating original scripted content using in-game video game animation. The amount paid for Machinima was not disclosed, but various online reports including Variety.com put the valuation of Machinima at about […]

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Cool Tech

Nintendo Pulls a Switch With New Name For The NX

Posted October 20, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

After less than stellar sales of the WiiU, Nintendo announced a new console was on the horizon a few years ago. The Nintendo NX as it was dubbed was rumored to be the next-gen console for Nintendo. With the success of both Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, Nintendo really had to pull something out […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Deathstate Delivers Lovecraftian Bullet Hell Shooter Fun

Posted July 2, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Are you a fan of bullet hell and/or twinstick shooter games? What about H.P. Lovecraft lore? Then Deathstate is the game for you! Deathstate stood out as one of my favorite titles from the Indie MegaBooth at PAX East 2016. It is a roguelike monostick shooter based around the mysteries and […]

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Gaming News

E3 2016 Preview: Sony’s Game to Lose

Posted June 12, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

It’s just about that time again. The gaming industry and the gaming community are getting excited as the Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, and that means an E3 2016 preview. This week we already are starting to hear of some new gaming announcements, as the expo will open next week. Last year we […]

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