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Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
Tribal Wars Review: The Game That Just Won't Let You Go

Tribal War is a strategy game that is set in the Middle Ages in which you, as the village leader, grow your village and raise armies to conquer other villages. Tribal Wars is a completely browser-based game, meaning you only need an internet browser to play it. Unlike a lot of browser-based games, the graphics in Tribal Wars are really rather simplistic. It makes it easy to play on any connection or on any age computer since the game is primarily made out of graphics and text. The game is focused almost completely on fighting other players for their villages, however, you are not alone in this endeavor.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones - The War of Roses

Before Starks were fighting Lannisters, the civil wars between the Yorks and the Lancasters were ripping England apart 15th century. It does not take a scholar to see the similarities between something as small as their names. It is not exactly a well kept secret that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin  drew many of his characters and events as inspiration from this tumultuous event in history. Of course, there were no dragons or ice wraiths present in 15th century England, but the books and television share many other events and people from this period. In studying this event in history, you may even be able to deduce the winner of the War of the Five Kings.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Why Did Rome Fall? - Total War: Rome II Review

Total War: Rome II is the latest edition to Creative Assembly's long beloved and time-sucking Total War series. For fans of the series, the months, days, and hours oozed by as this game slowly chugged towards its release date of September 3rd, 2013. Now that it is here, it seems as though the game should not have been as anticipated as it was. Those familiar with the original Rome: Total War will feel at home with much of how the game is conducted. The game follows the annals of history, players shouldn't expect a lot of change to the general plot. Much of the same factions are present as in the first game, as well as many of the same mechanics. In fact, much of Creative Assembly's efforts seemed to be making the game more beautiful as well as tweaking some of the gameplay of the original to fix the problems it had and make the end game more manageable. Overall, it feels much like the first game in a shiny new wrapper.  Not that that is a bad thing.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
Guild Wars 2 Review - The WoW Killer That Could Have Been

With all the other MMO's that have been released in the past year or two that had been advertised as 'WoW Killers' or 'World of Warcraft Killers', Guild Wars 2 at least had enough grace not to advertise itself as one. However, unlike Star Wars: The Old Republic, Aion, or Rift; Guild Wars 2 would have had a really decent chance.   

History
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Three Amazing Snipers Mostly Forgotten by History

There are a lot of amazing snipers out there, some have gotten books written about them or movies made based on their exploits. However, the thing about history is that it can be sketchy at best. Some things great stories slip through the fingers of time because they were never recorded or because no one was around to see it.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Creating the Perfect MMO - The Best MMO Features

These days, when a company sets out to create a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, they don't so much of think of innovative new ideas. Rather they take other features from previous MMOs that players like, tweak them a little to either make them better or their own, and implement them. So naturally, to make the perfect MMO, it is only a case finding the best features to steal.

History
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
Top 8 of the Most Deadly Dictators in Human History

Over the last 150 years, people who have been grabbed an excess of power have committed enough genocides, brutal wars, and systematic murders to teach the world that no one person should ever wield total power again.

History
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
The Auschwitz of the East - The Atrocities of Unit 731

It is not secret about the millions of people that died in World War II, whether it be soldiers on the battlefield, civilians in the towns, or Jews in the concentration camps. However, for thousands of unlucky people, they weren't mercifully killed quickly with a bullet, they had a fate much worse-test subjects. While chemical and biological weapons had been used previously in wars, there was not a lot of understanding of how they effected the human body. A few curious Japanese soldier wanted to solve that mystery, in the worst way. From this curiosity sprang the cruel experiments of Unit 731.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
A Guide to Playable Factions in Total War: Rome II with Official Faction Perks

Total War: Rome II is Creative Assembly's latest edition to their Total War strategy games series. This anticipated new addition is set to release September 3, 2013. The playable factions represents the key powers of the time period. These factions include Greco-Roman, Barbarians, and Eastern cultures. While many of these factions will seem familiar to those that played the first Total War: Rome, Creative Assembly has retooled them for a supposedly deeper form of gameplay.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
J.K. Rowling's Latest Book - The Casual Vacancy

Long gone are the days of a secret magical world and heroic boy wizards, famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has moved onto more adult fare. The Casual Vacancy takes place in the idyllic little English town of Pagford who has just suffered the tragic loss of it's beloved Barry Fairbrother. 

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
World War Z Movie Review - Like Watching a Tidal Wave of Undead Splashing Against Humanity

In just about every true zombie movie in recent memory the plot lines are all just about the same. It focuses on a group of survivors trying to fend off the mindlessly hungry hordes of undead while hiding out in some defensible usually rural structure. World War Z takes on the mighty load of showing the zombie apocalypse on a global scale. No small feat, but one they pulled off masterfully

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
6 Fun Video Games About Feudal Japan

There is just something so overtly romantic about Japan's history. Their isolationism preserved a culture that is so different from the ones that fell prey to western imperialism. Instead of fighting other countries, they fought within their own county for years until united under one central government. It was a chaotic time full of honorable and skilled warriors, corrupt or noble lords, and epic battles that were made so much more involved without (for the most part) the use of gunpowder. It is not surprising that this period in history transfers well into video games. There is so much you can do with it, whether it is telling the true history, perverting it for entertainment, or just focusing on a lone samurai or ninja.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Are Free-to-Play MMOs the Way of the Future?

When Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games were at their peak, subscription fees were all the rage. Games would gouge you out of $60 dollars to purchase the game then pry $5 to $15 dollars a month out of you just to play it. This business model hardly seemed fair, but you endured to play great games with your friends. However, the golden age of MMOs is almost over and many are floundering to stay above the water. With this came a different business model in which the games became free to play for everyone.

Lifestyle
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
The 12 Apocalypses of 2012

For fun, let's go over the whole apocalypse theory. How many ways can our world come to an end? Quite a few! For aesthetics though, let us just do the top 12 apocalypse theories in 2012.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
7 years ago
How to Find a Free and Good Online Roleplaying Game

When you're willing to pay to play a game online, you have lots of great choices. However, if you're not willing to pay for an online game, finding a good game that is also free to play can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack.

History
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Hiroo Onoda - The Man Who Fought World War II for 29 Years

This is a story about loyalty, dedication and perseverance-the story of Hiroo Onoda. When he was a young man, he enlisted in the Japanese army to fight World War II. He ended up fighting World War II for 29 years long after it end, purely because he did not know it was over. His faith was so strong that the Japanese could not lose, that he refused to surrender no matter how many times they begged.

History
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
The Legendary Amazons of Black Sparta: The Real Warrior Women of Dahomey

Strong, resourceful, fearless, and, in Wonder Woman's case, has a rope trick for every situation - when it comes to the ideal of a strong woman, the Amazons perfectly embody it. For every female athlete that wants to go the distance, every business woman that wants to climb to the pinnacle, and every little girl that aspires to be more than a wife and mother, the Amazons are the perfect role model. Unfortunately, not counting the nomadic Scythian matriarchy that may have inspired them, the Amazons of Ancient Greece are myths.

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

Who says anime can't be both entertaining and informative? Anime in the historical genre aims to be just that, both entertaining and informative. However, that doesn't always translate into historical accuracy. Take any education on history you get from anime with a big grain of salt. Usually they contain unique views on different periods of history, but almost always have an element of fantasy to the story. Regardless, historical anime can pique interest towards the more interesting times in history, intriguing people enough to study up on the real time. That learning thing, well it is never a bad thing.

History
by Amerowolf
6 years ago
Tsutomu Yamaguchi - The Man That Survived Two Atomic Bombs

Tsutomu Yamaguchi is simultaneously regarded as the luckiest and unluckiest man in the world. Both of these reputations come from two moments in his lifetime in which he survived. Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the blast of the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima, Japan only to travel back to his home in Nagasaki, Japan and survive the second blast. Not only that, but he overcame being exposed to exorbitant amounts of radiation to live to a ripe old age.

Lifestyle
by Amerowolf
5 years ago
The Man Behind the Chicken - Who is General Tso?

Every day, thousands of people drift into Chinese restaurants to partake in one of China's most popular dishes--General Tso's Chicken. However, if any one of these people were to go to China and try to order this chicken, chances are most Chinese people would have no idea what they are talking about. So who was the namesake of these sweet and spicy fried chicken tidbits General Tso, and why does no one in China eat his delicious chicken? Was he even a real person or is Tso just a name for the dish?

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