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Star Wars

‘Elstree 1976′ Offers Look at Extras’ Unexpected ‘Star Wars’ Fame


The new documentary Elstree 1976 catches up with several of the original Star Wars’ less heralded actors.There were a few actors among the bunch who had extensive experience before joining the cast, but the majority of them were relative unknowns with just a few parts under their belts. They had no any idea at all about what they were getting into, and certainly didn’t anticipate that the movie would have any kind of lasting power. It was just another gig—albeit an interesting one.

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Step Into ‘The Arena’: Holly Jennings’ Sci-Fi Tale of Blood and Toxic Fame


Step Into ‘The Arena’: Holly Jennings’ Sci-Fi Tale of Blood and Toxic Fame

Decades in the future, the Virtual Gaming League is the biggest show in the world, offering virtual car races, gun battles, and the hottest game of all: Reality-Alternate Gladiator Events, or RAGE. Every Saturday, teams of virtual reality jocks take to the arena to battle it out, swords in hand. The top teams go on to the championship. The others go home. Kali is a cold-blooded killer and a fan favorite, but she’s never been a leader, and as the first female captain in league history, all eyes will be on her. The Virtual Gaming League has a dark side, and it has begun to claim her. Will she escape?

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‘Batman v Superman’ is a Better Movie Than You’ve Been Led to Believe


I’ve got something to admit: I really liked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I know that’s not exactly a popular opinion right now. The way people talk, Batman v Superman is the Nickelback of superhero films. It is currently rated at 28% at rottentomatoes.com, and while the audience rating is at 69%, that’s not [...]

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Gaming

Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’: This Disaster Porn Shoot Em Up Delivers the Goods


The Division was one of Ubisoft’s most anticipated titles for 2016, an ambitious hybrid MMORPG and tactical shooter set in the ruins of New York City following a bio-terror attack. Someone released a weaponized version of the smallpox virus on Black Friday, and now it’s up to the agents of the Division—a secret government [...]

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Sweet and Simple Roleplaying: ‘OneDice’ to Rule Them All


Are you curious enough about tabletop roleplaying to give it a try, but the thought of investing your time and money learning how to play a relatively complex game like Dungeons & Dragons is holding you back? Well, have I got the game for you, or rather, games: Cakebread & Walton’s OneDice Universal system.
OneDice Universal is [...]

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Star Wars

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Gets First DLC: ‘The Battle of Jakku’


Game studio Electronic Arts released the first installment of downloadable content for its hit first-person shooter Star Wars Battlefront this week. Titled “The Battle of Jakku”, the download included two new maps set on the eponymous planet and a new game mode: Turning Point. Only gamers who had preordered Star Wars Battlefront were able to [...]

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Testing the New Star Wars X-Wing Pilot Gaming Headset


I don’t wear headphones very often when I game. I don’t play first-person shooters much now, for one thing. For one thing, my reflexes are slower now—or at least not as quick as your typical teenager born with a game controller in his or her hand. For another, I can’t seem to shake the insistent [...]

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Green Ronin’s ‘Fantasy AGE’ RPG Brings Geek & Sundry to Your Tabletop


If you’re a fan of the Dragon Age video game franchise, then you might have run across its official tabletop adaptation from Green Ronin Publishing. When Green Ronin got the license for the game, they took the brave step of creating a wholly original rules system for it rather than relying on the open source [...]

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Star Wars Battlefront: Strong With the Force It Is


Star Wars Battlefront has been one of the most highly anticipated games of 2015, with even only casual first-person shooter fans looking forward to living out their fantasies of being an ace x-wing fighter pilot or even Darth Vader. Today the wait is over. I woke up bright and early this morning so I could [...]

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Welcome, Listeners, To The Night Vale Novel


The smash-hit podcast phenomenon Welcome To Night Vale is now a novel! Our review inside.

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