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Cobra Strikes Swiftly in G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

Per Matt The G.I. Joe franchise has brought me a lot of joy throughout the years. Growing up, I first noticed the cartoon (along with The Transformers) airing weekday afternoons, once I returned home from school. The show sparked my… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty’s Excellent 16-Bit Adventure

Per Matt Season 5 of Rick and Morty has arrived, bringing more galactic adventures to our favorite mad scientist and his grandson. The season premiere reveals Rick’s actually got a nemesis who goes by the name of Mr. Nimbus, a… Continue Reading →

Mortal Kombat Proves It Is Still a Viable Film Franchise

I think I grew up in the best of times, when it came to being a gaming geek. One of the first gifts I remember receiving for Christmas was the Atari 2600. Soon after that came the Nintendo. It seemed… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… Continue Reading →

Making a Life-or-Death Decision: Play or Die!

Per Matt Gamers have gotten a bad rap throughout the years via feature films (and through a variety of TV shows). It takes all kinds of people to make up any sort of generic category, and I contend that you’ll… Continue Reading →

Fireteam Raven Takes Halo Out of the Home Console

Per Matt Fans of sci-fi shooters, rejoice! For the first time ever, there’s a Halo video game available to play within a fully immersible arcade pod that includes a 130-inch panoramic 4K screen with 5.1 surround sound. The dimensions are… Continue Reading →

Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

Bringing an ’80s Classic to Theaters: RAMPAGE!

Growing up, the highlight of my week used to be going with my dad to the arcade and playing video games all afternoon. I kicked butt on Galaga and Super Mario, but nothing could ever compare to Rampage. The premise… Continue Reading →

On the Road With the Rampage Tour of Destruction

Per Matt Monsters that destroy cities. That was the entire theme of the old-school arcade game, Rampage, which was originally released in 1986 by Bally Midway. The video game became an instant classic as fans of big-screen creature features enjoyed… Continue Reading →

The Grand Ole Gameroom Expo Levels Up for 2017

Per Matt More than 200 pinball games and video games from throughout the years will be set to free play and will be available to be enjoyed with a sense of nostalgia, alongside plenty of newer games as the Grand… Continue Reading →

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