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After the success of the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic, what comes next, the N64 Classic or Nintendo's first portable, the Game Boy?

NYFF 2017: ‘Last Flag Flying’ Focuses On The Timeless, Individual Costs of War

Last Flag Flying ultimately argues that the virtue (or lack thereof) of a specific war can be entirely unrelated to the individual cost of fighting, and that heroism lies in why a soldier leaves, instead of how they come back.

‘Picross S’ Review: Picross, Simply

On the whole, Picross S is exactly what it claims to be -- more Picross with a halfhearted jab at Switch-specific content.
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Rebecca Becomes the Villain in ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Season 3

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is one of the most fiercely original shows currently on television as it enters its third season.

5 Upcoming Horror-based Titles That Look Wonderful

2017 for the most part has been filled with some fantastic games, and horror has really taken genre-related strides this year. Friday the 13th, Dead by Daylight, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Little Nightmares, PREY, and the recently released The Evil Within 2 are all contenders for the best horror games of the year.

Roasting a Clover to a Charcoal Black

The first two episodes of "Black Clover' super compress all the worst aspects of the shōnen genre into a painful expository arc.
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‘Mindhunter’ is Downright Incredible and the Next Great Netflix Drama

'Mindhunter' is something that will linger in your memory long after the credits roll.

The ‘Nintendo Switch has No Games’ Narrative

The notion that the console "has no games" has haunted the Switch since March. Let's take a look why that narrative might have come about.

25 Years Later ‘Mortal Kombat’ – Bloody Brilliance

The main thing about Mortal Kombat is that even 25 years later, it still oozes personality and bloody brilliance. The game's success was no accident, and its legacy was not build on Kontroversy alone.

(Review) The Killing Game Returns for a 3rd Semester in ‘Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony’

The game has a lot of the same quirks as earlier titles including it’s over the top cast, comic book art style, and twist-loving plot. However, it also comes with a lot of the same problems, and for every good thing there’s something less enjoyable to go with it.

NYFF 2017: ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Offers Hilarious, Poignant Snapshots of Family Dysfunction

'The Meyerowitz Stories' thoughtfully investigates a fraught intersection of aging, identity, memory, and familial expectation.

‘Happy Death Day’ Is A Fun But Slight ‘Groundhog Day’ Update

Happy Death Day is more fun than it has any right to be. Its scares may not be enough for horror fans, but its charm and sense of humor more than makes up for it.

‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Will Have a Discovery Tour Mode, and So Should Other Games

Origins now proves that there’s no reason that vast, beautiful video game worlds must remain only backdrops for violence. They can also become places for learning, relaxation, and trying something new. And with luck, other games will catch on too.

Buffyversed #32: “I Only Have Eyes for You” Marks A Cathartic Hour of Emotional...

After "Passion" set S2 down the road toward it's inevitable end game, "I Only Have Eyes for You" finds a way to explore the themes surrounding Buffy and Angel's doomed union through the unique lens of a surprisingly emotional monster-of-the-week episode. 

The TV Roundtable Podcast Episode 13 – Steeped In Lore

On this week's episode of the TV Roundtable podcast, co-hosts Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti open their longest episode yet with a look at...
Gears for Breakfast has done a fantastic job of revisiting an old genre with a new, fresh perspective.

A Look at Some Lesser Known Survival Horror Gems

Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character as the game tries to frighten players with either horror graphics or scary ambience. It's a genre that's dipped in and out of fashion, but never truly disappeared.d thriving is a good sign for things to come.

Sordid Cinema Podcast #533: On ‘Blade Runner’ – More Human Than Human

Why it took so long for us here at Sordid Cinema to tackle one of the seminal sci-fi films of all time might be...

‘Dark Souls III’ Makes My Anxiety Worse But That’s OK

A few years ago during an online counseling session with a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, we discussed how playing video games would serve as a way for me to escape the otherwise constant anxiety that was going on in my brain.

Beyond ‘Blade Runner’: Transcending The Legacy Of A Cult Classic

From the 1982 cult classic to its 2017 sequel, the world of 'Blade Runner' has worked to serve its themes.

Game Boys, Ep. 79: Was This the Beta We Were Looking For?

The Game Boys are back...in space!  This week is about what we wan't from the latest Overwatch event, Halloween Terror.  Then the Game Boys turn their attention to the Destiny 2 endgame, is it enough and are we excited for what's to come?  Finally, as fans of the original Dice Battlefront, what did the Game Boys think of the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta?  Find out!
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The Psychological Appeals of ‘March Comes in Like a Lion’ and ‘Scum’s Wish’

Both March Comes in Like a Lion and Scum's Wish have the same psychological appeals that are accomplished in different ways.

‘Stranger Things: The Game’ is surprisingly well-made and hard to put down

Step into the upside down with Stranger Things: The Game, available on iOS and Android, and catch a glimpse of season 2 in time for Halloween
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Mike Flanagan’s ‘Absentia’ is One of the Best Indie Horror Films of the Decade

Writer/director Mike Flanagan’s partially Kickstarter-funded feature debut is without a doubt one of the best independent films of the decade, an indie gem from a director who recently gave the world the Netflix hit, Gerald’s Game.