Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow – E.K. Johnston

When selecting a Star Wars novel, there’s certainly a wide range for fans to choose from. There’s books that focus on nearly every character, setting, and generation. Today, I’m going to take a look at a novel that focuses on one of the more neglected characters in Star Wars literature, Padmé Amidala. Despite being a major character in the prequel...

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Review: Metroid Fusion

No, you didn’t read the title wrong. I’m actually reviewing Metroid Fusion! How long has it been since I last discussed a game in the Metroid series? Can you believe it has been eight years since I posted my review for the legendary Super Metroid?! That’s certainly a long time, but it’s not that I’m lazy. As you know, I...

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Star Wars: Thrawn – Alliances – Timothy Zahn

Fresh off the heels of my review for Star Wars: Most Wanted, I’m back again to share my thoughts on another Star Wars novel. This time I’m taking a look at the sequel to Timothy Zahn’s excellent reintroduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn, a book called Thrawn: Alliances. Just to recap a bit, in the last book, Thrawn, we were provided...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Into the Borderlands (Official Reprint)

This is a post that I’ve been wanting to write for sometime. Now that I’m all caught up on my current D&D releases, this is a good time to take a look at some of the “deep cuts” that are floating around bookstore shelves. In the past, I’ve discussed two third-party D&D books; the Tome of Beasts and the Creature...

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Record Shop: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Freaky Styley

The last time I wrote one of these Record Shop articles, I talked about the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ debut album. In this post, I’ve decided to stick with the trend and take a look at their sophomore release, Freaky Styley. If you’re familiar with the RHCP, you’ll know that their early music sounds nothing like the songs that get...

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Nerd Fuel: Mystic Monk – Chocolate Cherry

It seems like every coffee company has a special brew for each season. Our friends at Mystic Monk are no exception. With the month of February coming to a close, I wanted to take a look at Mystic Monk’s February release, the Valentine’s Day themed Chocolate Cherry. A few months ago I reviewed another Chocolate Cherry coffee by Cella’s, and I...

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It Came From Japan: Ultraman

A while back, I shared my thoughts on a Japanese television show called Ultra Q. In that article, I discussed my childhood fascination with a character that’s somewhat related to that show, Ultraman. In case you are not familiar with the name, Ultraman is a giant robotic-looking alien who defends Earth against terrible monsters. My first encounter with the character...

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Review: Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball

Valentine’s Day is almost here! That means it’s time for another “questionable” game review… Last year, I turned up the heat with a (somewhat belated) review of Waifu Uncovered. But, this year I’m right on time with my thoughts on the Xbox classic; Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball! As you may have guessed by the title, this is not...

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