Aug 232015
 
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Laser Time, straight outta compton, movie, film, review, MC Ren, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, accuracy, cast, problems, plot

Laser Time, straight outta compton, movie, film, review, MC Ren, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, accuracy, cast, problems, plot

Straight Outta Compton is really good, you guys. But no biopic is 100% accurate, especially when it’s produced by two of the guys in the story. I’m not saying Ice Cube and Dr. Dre tried to whitewash their past, but there are some interesting omissions in this NWA tale.

You may want to see the movie before perusing this article. It has “anti-spoilers,” if you will.

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Aug 212015
 
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Laser Time, video games, handheld, Nintendo, Game Boy, DS

Laser Time, video games, handheld, Nintendo, Game Boy, DS

“Harold took a walk in the moonlight. There wasn’t a moon and therefore he drew one. He drew a straight path to walk on. Harold walked with his big purple crayon. However, he didn’t seem to be getting anywhere after a while.”

I read along with my mother in abject fascination as Harold and the Purple Crayon planted the seeds of fantasy in my tiny brain. I wished, like Harold, to be the wielder of some divine crayon that could shape my destiny through slightly tempered scribbles.

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Aug 212015
 
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VGA126

VGA126

As much as the games industry catches flak for being a giant disgusting sequel factory, it has its fair share of great games that – whether by design or by circumstance – never got sequels, and maybe never will. Michael Grimm joins us this week to shuffle through five of our favorites*, after which we talk Tales From the Borderlands, new retro game consoles, Grin’s death by Kickstarter, and the first games that ever bored you.

*Informed by a strong belief that The Last of Us is about to get a sequel and a total ignorance at time of recording of Triad Wars, which is an MMO non-sequel anyway.

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