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Binary System Podcast #29 – WTNV Episode #84 “Past Time”

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Binary System Podcast #29 – WTNV Episode #84 “Past Time”

Springtime! The days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and everyone’s flocking to the Little League tryouts. At the Haunted Baseball Field. With a youth coach who died at least a century ago and who talks like Dracula. Play ball!

Listen in as the twins recap Welcome To Night Vale episode 84: Past Time, and then give a (spoiler-free) look at the first couple episodes of the new season of Daredevil, speculate some more on The Walking Dead‘s upcoming bloodbath, and explain why iZombie is not as bad as you think.

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Comic Issues #208 – Jocks of the Geek World

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Comic Issues #208 – Jocks of the Geek World

The Superbowl has come and gone, and that means we’re in the mood to talk about…anything except football. So we talk about all the geeky sports we’d rather watch, including Quidditch and a rousing game of Calvinball.

After that we talk about the resounding “meh” that is the Fantastic Four teaser, and take a look at the new Conan and Red Sonja title, Justice League #38, and More Than Meets The Eye #37. Along the way we also shake our fists at the Girl Scouts for waving cookies in our faces, and dare the Harry Potter fans to send us hate mail. (Except not. Well maybe. Only if it’s really good hate mail.)

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e-SportsCenter – BarCraft edition!

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e-SportsCenter – BarCraft edition!

Welcome to the October 30 edition of e-SportsCenter! This week, the world of e-sports was a bit slow. Not wanting to deprive my readers of their usual fix, I present to you a very special BarCraft edition!

If you’re already an avid e-sports fan, the hope is that you’re already familiar with the concept of BarCraft. Or, better yet, you’ve participated in one. However, if you’ve recently discovered the fascinating world of televised competitive gaming, hopefully the following video will make things a little more clearer for you.

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The Fighter

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The Fighter

The Fighter

Rental and Snacks

Based on a true story, the tale of Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund [note: between the film itself and various online sources, I have not seen one that agrees on the spelling of these guys’ names] is one seemingly tailor-made for awards consideration. Eklund (Christian Bale) was a professional fighter who now (1993) is a local hero in his home town of Lowell, MA, and a crackhead. His little brother Micky (Mark Wahlberg) is going into the family business, but is a different sort of fighter than his elder brother. The difference is not just their physiques or fighting styles, though that certainly enters into it. The family idolizes Bale, and all but Wahlberg is in total denial of how lost their elder son really is. Wahlberg loves his family and he wants his shot, and is strangling in the arms of his eight siblings and his pushy mother/manaer (Melissa Leo).

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Before Manny Pacquiao defeated Margarito, he had to defeat King Hippo

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Before Manny Pacquiao defeated Margarito, he had to defeat King Hippo

Over the weekend, sports history was made. No, I’m not talking about the Raiders coming back on top as the #1 AFC West team so far (being Chargers fan hurts so much right now).  I’m talking about something greater.  Boxing super star, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, has defeated Mr. Margarito to become the only boxer to have eight world championship belts.  But, just like anyone’s story, the road to the top spot always has a beginning.  Go past the break to see how this legendary Pacman got to where here is today.

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[BAotW] A Badass Chooses, A Slave Obeys

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[BAotW] A Badass Chooses, A Slave Obeys

I sincerely hope that all of you have played Bioshock. It is a crime against humanity if you haven’t, and you should run out right now and buy it, so that you can witness the glory and splendor of this magical game.  If you have played it, you more than likely remember one cutscene in particular. One having to do with a certain phrase?  That one with that “enemy”?  And that golf club?  Oh yeah, you know the one.  Well, this week’s article is all about Andrew Ryan.  Why?  Come on.  Watch that cutscene again. You’ll know why.

(If you haven’t figured it out yet, there are spoilers ALL OVER THE PLACE in this article.  So if you haven’t played Bioshock and don’t want to be spoiled, don’t press that “continue reading” button.)

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[E3 2010] John Daly’s Prostroke Golf

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[E3 2010] John Daly’s Prostroke Golf

John “grip it and rip it” Daly has a golf game powering its way onto the scene.  Featuring sixteen course the game invites you to jump right in on the fun.  The version James and I got our hands on was for the PS3 and featured Sony Move support.  Looking to steal some of Tiger’s spotlight, John Daly’s Prostroke Golf features a variety of modes to fool around with as well as sixteen courses.  Read past the break to see our thoughts on John Daly’s Prostroke Golf!

Now that’s what I call pants!

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