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Author: Buddy Reno

Holy Continuity Batman!

How I learned to stop worrying and start reading comics. I started collecting comics when DC rebooted their entire lineup in 2011 with The New 52.  Until that point, I’ve always had a borderline interest in reading comics, but a few things have always scared me off of actually diving into them.  With The New 52, I was under the impression that DC was getting rid of everything and starting over with the core idea of each hero, meaning I wouldn’t have to worry about continuity. It didn’t exactly happen that way, but it was the final push I...

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How to Survive a Steam Sale

How to Survive a Steam Sale Steam has become almost synonymous with PC gaming in recent years.  Even though it’s a form of always-online DRM (Digital Rights Management), the benefits outweigh the costs. One of those benefits are the insane amount of sales and deals the service offers. When a Steam Sale starts, there is always a frenzied dash to purchase all the games they’ve been eyeing the past few months. Inevitably, in every sale someone gets upset because they feel they’ve gotten ripped off. They bought a game one day and then the next day it was discounted...

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Remembering Fatal Frame

When Resident Evil (RE) was released in 1996, it changed the way we played horror games.  RE had a distinctly creepy atmosphere (excluding the cheesy dialogue) and introduced an entirely new way to play:  Not only items were scarce, but actual game saves were items that needed to be found and used in game.  RE relied on jump scares to give players a fright, but that was the extent of it’s horror.  You collected shotguns, rifles, pistols, and even rocket launchers to fight off the enemy horde.  While ammo was limited, monsters weren’t too intimidating because you could fight...

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