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Kathryn Adams

Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

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Binary System Podcast #101 – WTNV #116: Council Member Flynn Part 3

Binary System Podcast is back on schedule this week (meaning we’re a week behind with our recaps. “Running behind” is the new “on schedule,” all the cool kids say it’s so.) Listen in as we discuss crime and finances in Night Vale, and wonder what exactly are the rules for Naked Uno. (Probably the same rules as Naked Anything Else.)

Also tune in next week for a spoileriffic podcast as we talk all about Wonder Woman and Blade Runner 2049!

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llyzabeth

Review – Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

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Review – Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

“It’s so funny to discover you’re made of meat and at any moment the world might take a bite. Our species comes wired with a great sense of humor. It’s one of our best traits.”
– From the introduction by Joe Hill

Brian Coldrick’s Behind You (collecting many of the images from his web series) is a fantastic mix of horror and very, very dark humor. If you like “two sentence ghost stories” you’ll love these, because each one only has a sentence, maybe two, to tell the story, with the picture on the next page. So you have a second to absorb the words, and then you get a little jump scare when you turn the page.

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Kathryn Adams

Review: John Dies At The End

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Review: John Dies At The End

            “Now, this is going to sound crazy…”

Picture an empty house, a terrified woman, and a deceased boyfriend threatening her from beyond the grave. Two supernatural troubleshooters – armed with only a medieval torch, a 1987 ghetto blaster, and a dog with no self-preservation instincts – are soon caught in a life-or-death struggle with a monster made entirely out of frozen meat products.

And all of that? Was just the prologue.

The third book in David Wong’s utterly bizarre trilogy came out this month, so it’s high time I finally read book one: John Dies At The End. I’d love to come up with a pithy description, but there’s just no way to summarize what this book is about in three sentences or less. Click the jump to see me flail around trying to come up with something that passes for a review.

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Jordan Pollock

Review: Metroid: Samus Returns

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Review: Metroid: Samus Returns

Looking back through the Metroid series, there is one game that stands out as the worst Metroid game in the series. No, not Other M, although a strong case could be made against it. 

Metroid 2: Return of Samus is an odd duck in the franchise; it maintains the gated progression that Metroid games are known for while failing at the environmental story-telling that has become inherent in the series. The biggest complaint about Metroid 2, however, is that the game was stranded on the GameBoy. With that said, Metroid: Samus Returns by Mercury Steam looks to solve the issues that Metroid 2 had, while expanding on a game that a majority of Metroid fans have never played. Hit the jump to read on!

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Kathryn Adams

Binary System Podcast #100 – One hundred episodes of randomness

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Binary System Podcast #100 – One hundred episodes of randomness

Binary System Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes! Well, not counting 20 or so recorded before we started calling them Binary System, plus some bonus episodes here and there, the odd fan art collections…you know what, it’s not important, happy one hundredth episode!

The plan was to record a retrospective of our favorite moments of the last one hundred (..or so..) episodes, starting with our favorite Night Vale episodes, our favorite Weather music, and our favorite fangirl “eeeeeee” episodes like Arrival, Sherlock, and Star Wars (plus a few “arrgh!” moments with Walking Dead.) But of course there were tangents into Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman, Friday the 13th the Series, American Horror Story, Saga, and Transformers, because of COURSE Transformers. 

Thanks for listening in! And if you’ve got a plan for what our next 100 episodes could be about…you’re more organized than we are!

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llyzabeth

Review – Transformers Lost Light #10

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Review – Transformers Lost Light #10

I’ve spent months wanting to punch Getaway and all his stupid mutineers in the mouth: Autobots just don’t turn on Autobots, not to this scale they don’t. I was surprised at how betrayed I felt by the whole thing.

Having read this issue, I have some insight. And I’m still completely baffled. And I still want to punch someone.

See below for preview pages and a review of Transformers: Lost Light #10.

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