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Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
The Walking Dead: 400 Days Review - This is What DLC Should Be

The Walking Dead: 400 Days is the $4.99 DLC bridge between Telltale's Walking Dead season 1 and their upcoming Walking Dead season 2. Instead of picking up the story of the characters from the first season, 400 Days takes another route, a better one. It instead focuses on five other people who are going through the same zombie apocalypse. With zombie apocalypse games, it is easy to forget that there are always other survivors out there to tell the stories of. Telltale does not forget.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
The Best Video Game Comics You Could Be Reading Right Now

For some gamers, video games are all about the quality of its gameplay. However, for others, nothing will make us love as game more than a story and world that we can really get wrapped up in. Yet, all great games must end, even if we don't want them to. While they often continue in novels, the best way to see a game's story and world continue is in the visual realm of comics. 

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Review

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 picks up where the previous game left off in the series. It is also considered to be the finest game in the series yet. This incarnation of the game goes further than any previous Naruto game by taking gamers past the Pain Arc and onwards into the Fourth Ninja World War. However, is this third in the series a fantastic play through or do Naruto fans have their blinders on because they are entering into epic content from the anime / manga?

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Best Game I Have Ever Played - Radiata Stories

I have played a lot of games, I have a full sized dresser filled to the brim that can attest to that. More than any other genre of game, I have played role playing games the most. Radiata Stories is a typical RPG that doesn't exactly make an effort to be anything different than the normal RPG. So why is this seemingly ordinary one of my favorite games compared to such amazing titles like Final Fantasy Series, Tales of Series, Elder Scrolls Series, or the Dragon Age Series?

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
5 years ago
Sick of Bad JRPGs? - The Hidden Gems of the JRPG Genre

If you are a fan of JRPGs, you undoubtedly remember the days of Final Fantasy, where the JRPGs ruled the RPG gaming genre with a iron fist and roamed proud and free. However, as anyone can tell from Final Fantasy 13, the genre seems to be in a bit of a rut. Even the equally popular 'Tales of' series seems to have gone a bit downhill.  Fans of the genre thirst for a decent JRPG with no satisfaction. Lucky for them, there are still a few diamonds that may have slipped through the cracks.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
By Odin's Beard! - The Best Thor Comic Books

With Thor smashing up the box office with his mighty hammer, there are tons of people looking to break their way into the source material of their favorite Norse God. It can be difficult to break into comics as knowing where to start is a task. There are a lot of great stories out there, however let's be honest, starting at the beginning of Thor's world which would be Journey into Mystery #83, the first appearance of Thor is awesome if you can find the issue. However, in comics starting at the beginning is difficult because the issues can be hard to find. That doesn't mean you cannot enjoy the story without reading all those stories from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Some of Thor's side stories are some of the most amazing and engaging comics out there.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
The 8 Best Pieces of Classic Literature that are Under 100 Pages

Those looking for a good read should give these under 100-page classics a try.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
Fairy Tale Origins: Little Red Riding Hood

Pedophilia, cannibalism, seduction, animal ravishment – many fairy tale origins contain these disturbing subjects.  The quaint mental picture of a young girl blithely skipping through the woods, taking a care package of goodies to her ailing grandmother is known universally.  But the real story of Little Red Riding Hood perhaps has some elements not so innocent and blithe.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Manga Recommendations - Good Historical Manga

Reading history through a manga is perhaps the most entertaining way to learn about times past. Why aren't there more history mangas? There is no definitive answer to that question. However, whereas historical anime tends to embellish the details, manga do as well. They create fantasy stories with historical characters, but there is some merit to them. Historical mangas generally get the setting about right, but the story needs a bit of researching. It awakens a need to know about the actual lives of these characters. Anything that evokes a willingness to learn can't be bad. I have also provided recommendations for historical anime as well, most of which have very decent animes as well. However, for the sake of variety, I have left them off this particular list. Historie Historie takes place in ancient Greece and follows the life and childhood of Eumenes, who historically was the secretary and general to Alexander the Great. Historie includes characters such as Aristotle and King Philip II of Macedon and begins around 343 BC, which was a time of Macedonian expansion. If you're a true fan of historical manga, then you'll most likely enjoy this for its content. Especially if your into ancient Greek/Persian history. The story at the beginning lacks a little something that I like to call complexity, and it continues on that way until some things happen that cause Eumenes to leave his hometown. This is a great look at the life of Alexander the Great, without going through the complexities that was his life. Emumenes has a simple enough childhood, however when the manga transitions into adulthood things get real. Delightfully real! This manga was drawn by the same man who created Parasyte, if you are a fan of his art or storytelling, you can't pass this up. Iwaaki has a very unique art style and seeing that transfer into the realm of history just fits perfectly. Vinland Saga Thorfinn is a talented warrior and some of one of the greatest Viking warriors who ever lived. however, his father was cut down by a mercenary leader by the name of Askeladd. Thorfinn swore he would become strong and join Askeladd's crew where he would enact his revenge through a duel. however, after Thorfinn joins his crew, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of a war for the crown of England. Vikings. What is not to love about vikings? Mix the tragedy of a Shakespearean play and badass Vikings and you have Vinland Saga. There are very few mangas that can transcend the medium of manga as a whole; Vinland Saga is one of the few elite mangas that do that with ease. Makoto Yukimura is able to tell a captivating emotional tale about revenge and power, grounded in extreme realism, something that most mangaka simply cannot do. Lord Lord follows the story of Liu Bei and his sworn brother Guan Yu and Zheng Fei as they fight to protect their homeland and ultimately fight for control of China. For anyone who is familiar with the Romance of the three Kingdoms, these names will sound familiar. Lord is loosely based on the story of the three kingdoms and depicts that battles in a way they have never seen before. The romance of the three kingdoms has been overdone, however most of it has been in video games. In manga, it just makes more sense. Combine the classic story with the realistic and stunning artwork of Ryoichi Ikegami and the storytelling master Buronson. Well, you really have something there. However, Lord can be a difficult manga to find, but when you do don't pass it up. It is the most fascinating story of brotherhood and loyalty. Anatolia Story A seemingly ordinary modern day teenager, Yuri, is suddenly whisked away to the Hittite empire in ancient Anatolia, where an ambitious queen wants the girl for a blood sacrifice in order to murder all heirs but her son, thus seizing control of the throne. Luckily, the timely intervention of Prince Kail saves Yuri from the queen's grasp. Kail promises to send Yuri back to her home, but the queen's persistent schemes to kill them both, plus their growing feelings for each other, keep those plans delayed. This manga represents a time in history that is not often learned about. The Hitittes, while giving much in terms of evolution of warfare, are oftimes forgotten. However, Anatolia Story (also known as red river) gives a unique look at this time period. it also combines history with a romance story. Of course, it has a plot similar to Inuyasha, but does a much better job of preventing the story from dragging on. Vagabond Shinmen Takezou has always been shunned by his village for being a wild child, even going so far as to be called a devil child. He ran away from his home with a friend to join the Toyotomi army which was preparing to battled the Tokugawa clan at the Battle of Sekigahara. The Toyotomi are nearly all destroyed, but Takezou and his friend survive.  They both swear to do something great with their lives. After the friends are separated, Takezou becomes a wanted criminal, so thus he must change his name and nature in order to survive. Vagabond is the fictional retelling of the life of legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. Some of the events may be fictional, but the characters he encounters on his journey are not. Aside from the epic sword fights and addicting story, Vagabond has some of the most beautiful artwork you will ever see in manga. It is one of my personal favorites for that reason. All around, it is near perfect in every respect. Plus the things the mangaka does with watercolors, it is just awe-inspiring to anyone who cares even a little bit about the art of a manga. These are just a few of the best selected from my personal manga library. If you have been fortunate to see all of these or have a specific sort of manga in mind, leave a comment. I can give more suggestions if you want them!

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
The Summer 2013 Anime Season Line Up

If you like to be on the up and up with all the new anime that come out every season and you are currently gearing up for the spring 2013 season, then you have come to the right place for information. There are a lot of good titles for the anime spring 2013 season.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Bioshock Infinite Review - Is It Such A Great Game?

There's been a lot of buzz since this games release last month, from the stellar game play to the keep-you-up-at-night theory producing ending. It has been topping the score charts of notable gaming sites all over the internet with scores of 9 out of 10 and even a perfect 10 of 10. However, is Bioshock Infinite the sizzling amazing experience that everyone claims it to be?

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Need More Dead? - 8 Shows Like The Walking Dead

Although The Walking Dead is, as it stands now, still airing its 5th season, we dedicated television watchers know that all things must end (at least until around the same month next year). The gap in between seasons is a long time to go in between what is the favorite television show of many. So to fill the void, here are eight shows like AMC's The Walking Dead, although not all of them follow the zombie apocalypse trope that is over saturating every facet of media.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Comic Book Bucket List - 10 Comic Books to Read Before You Die

Life is short, but the list of comics one can read is long. Longer than any person could ever hope to read in one lifetime even if they forsook eating, drinking and sleeping. So instead of fruitlessly trying to read every comic in existence, why not make sure you at least don't miss out on the cream of the crop. Below are the ten best comic books you should read before you die.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
Fairy Tale Origins: Sleeping Beauty

The virginal Sleeping Beauty (she of the princely chaste kiss to awaken her) was really awakened by something else entirely in her original story from the Renaissance!

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
Halo 4 Super Review - The Campaign

Halo 4 is Studio 343's first take on the on the fantasy universe created by Bungie. Now when I first heard about this game I had mixed emotions. Part of me was excited because Halo 3 ended on a really big cliffhanger, and I was kind of disappointed that I would not get to see what the aftermath of the huge covenant war was going to be. 

Lifestyle
by Amerowolf
5 years ago
5 Famous Foods Named After People

Have you ever stopped in mid-bite of that well made sandwich and wondered, "Why is it called a 'sandwich'?" There is a story to it. In fact, there is a story to nearly every meal that has an official name and not just one Mom gave it after throwing it together. Some stories are more interesting than others, such as foods that are made by great chefs rather than ones that are manufactured by big companies and just given a random name. 

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
The Division: How to Unlock the Daily Story Missions

For many players is may still be too early for them to have reached the max level cap of 30, but with players topping out at max level as early as 15 hours after launch, a whole new world of end game has opened up, or rather at least the end game that isn't comping next month. Players may be a little lost at first, mostly because there isn't too much to do aside from Dark Zone exploration, but one of the primary activities that a max level player should be doing is their daily missions. These missions not only reward some high quality loot, but they are also one of the best ways to grind out the end game currency of The Division

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
5 years ago
Belieber Mania - Bizarre Examples of Justin Bieber Fanfiction

Fanfiction is a great outlet for emotions, creativity, and a way to continue a beloved franchise that has ended. In fact, writing fanfiction is how quite a few great writers these days are getting their start. After all, the characters may not be their own, but it is still very much a great way to practice writing. However, sometimes fanfiction is little more than thinly veiled smut and used as an outlet for teens to vent their sexual frustration. When the medium of fanfiction meets what is the swirling storm of teenage hormones that is the Justin Bieber fanbase it becomes the perfect storm of literary drivel.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
5 years ago
Manga Recommendations - Good Mecha Manga

You would be hard pressed to find an anime fan that has not at least enjoyed one anime of the mecha genre. However finding good mecha manga is a little bigger of a task. The drawn mech does not embody the action quite as well as the animated mecha does. However, there are still plenty of decent mecha stories out there.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
Best Underrated Horror Games

Everybody has heard of big name titles like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dead Space. However, there are some lesser-known titles that can give you frights with the best of them. These games embrace some of the key themes to horror games that make them terrifying. Even the lesser known Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a big name title compared to some of these.

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