Category: Nostalgia

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

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Nintendo games have always made playing with your friends more fun.  New Super Mario Bros. Wii puts another notch on the tradition belt.

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20 years later: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

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With brutal difficulty, slightly stiff controls, and decent visuals, how has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES aged?  Read on to find out.

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Games You May Have Missed: Base Wars

RBI Baseball, Tecmo Bowl, Hockey…there are a large number of classic sports games that were released for the NES.  One of the most fun, however, doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  Here’s a game you may have missed:  Base Wars.

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15 Years Later: Stargate

It may be hard to believe, but the sci-fi classic Stargate was released 15 years ago on October 28th, 1994.  Grossing $196 million on a budget of $50 million, and spawning multiple immensely popular (and long running)  TV series’, Stargate’s popularity has only grown in the time since its release.  Now considered by many to be required viewing for any science fiction fan, Stargate still feels fresh.

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The Dark Spire: a mini-review

Are you one of those people who wants an unrelentingly brutal video game? Instead of throwing your controller at the wall, do you just grit your teeth and try again? Do you love the feeling of accomplishment when you finally vanquish that impossible boss? Well then The Dark Spire is for you. Read More »

A Decade Later: House on Haunted Hill

On October 29th, 1999, House on Haunted Hill was released to the masses.  An updated version of the 1959 classic staring Vincent Price, this film still retains its creepy-factor a decade after its release.

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It’s Akira!

Akira is a film that, even by today’s standards, is jaw dropping in its complexity and nearly immeasurable in size.  Based on the otherworldly 2100+ page epic manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, lets take a look back at this monumental achievement in film.

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Mini Review: Appleseed (1988 OVA)

Masamune Shirow is a legend amongst legends.  The creative mind behind Black Magic, Appleseed, Dominion Tank Police, Ghost in the Shell, and Galgrease is widely regarded as one of the most talented individuals in the world of Manga.  The 1988 OVA of Appleseed has joined the ranks of classic anime whose impact will never diminish.

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Sam Raimi returns to his roots with one of the best horror movies in years.  A perfect balance of gore, scares, laughs, and story create an experience that any horror movie lover can’t miss.

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Let me dry you off…WITH MY PANTS!!!

Too often, narratives are cut short.  It seems that shows and story lines that deserve to be told and expanded upon are wrecked, destroyed in their prime.  Such was the fate of Clone High.  I remember watching each episode as it aired back in 2003.  Having graduated high school in 2002, it appeared at the perfect time in life; a time in which I no longer experienced the situations portrayed, yet a time in which the situations portrayed were still fresh memories in my mind. 

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