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Breaking Down the Backlog: Gears of War 3

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, I reduced everything to “nothing but bits” with a gun, a chainsaw and even my own fists.   I have been fairly ambivalent about the Gears of...

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Review: Rogue One – A galaxy treads water

PREQUELS, by their very station in an overarching narrative, face a conundrum: They’re moving toward a foregone conclusion. Star Wars knows this better than most franchises, having crafted an entire trilogy of the things...

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Film Torments: The Christmas Tree (1991)

FOLLOWING an extended hiatus, Torments returns in time for Christmas with this… thing of a movie. To start us off with the superlatives, Christmas is one of those institutions that, like the Parallax that...

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The Last of Us 2 Announced

Yesterday Sony had a conference, The Playstation Experience, which they used to outline what games they have in development (among other things). Several things were shown, Marvel vs Capcom 4, Windjammers and a remastering of Crash Bandicoot,...

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Breaking Down the Backlog: God of War 2

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, I became enraged at being fooled by the most obvious trick ever and so went back in time to murder every man, beast and god in Greece....