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Joseph Bradford

Freelance Game Journalist, currently covering games for Legendarium. Tolkienist. Once thought he saw a woodchuck chuck wood. Turns out they can't.

“May the 4th” As Explained By Star Trek Actor, Tim Russ

Star Wars day is in full swing, but how does one explain so glorious a day to those who simply are not in the know? Ever get weird and confused looks in the hallway when you exclaim “May the 4th be with you!” to your coworkers? Look no further, as UCB Comedy has you covered. Tim Russ, of Star Trek: Voyager (and Spaceballs) ...

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‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series’ Episode 3 ‘The Sword in the Darkness’ Review

Telltale’s Game of Thrones “The Sword in the Darkness” has me more conflicted than I initially thought I would be. On one hand it does exactly what I’ve wanted the series to do since episode 1. There were multiple moments throughout this episode of Game of Thrones that the Forresters seemed to finally find their footing and take center stage. Unfortunately the ...

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‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series’ Episode 2 “The Lost Lords” Review

Warning: This Review will contain spoilers to Telltale’s Game of Thrones episodic series, referencing events from episode 1 and the newly released episode 2. Read on, unless you want to experience everything with a clean slate first! After about twenty minutes into the second episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones Episode 2, the meaning of the name became instantly clear. “The ...

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‘Dying Light’ Review – Parkouring Into Your Nightmares

As I turn the corner on a market street in Harran, Turkey, zombies turn to face the pounding of my footsteps. I quickly jump onto the nearest delivery van and then scale the building next to it in order to get away from the undead horde. Unfortunately I’ve attracted some of the more nimble infected and they are quickly climbing ...

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Dying Light First Impressions

It’s hard to think about my first 6 hours or so in Dying Light without coming back to one word: disappointing. The game itself seems fun, being a mix between Mirror’s Edge and Dead Island 2. However the most of my time within Techland’s Zombie survival game has been in menus and watching FPS counters, not experiencing the game itself. Before it’s said “Well ...

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‘Homeworld Remastered’ Gameplay, Release Date Revealed

Few games defined my childhood like ‘Homeworld.’ The space-age RTS game defined my love for the genre in ways not replicated since then. So you can imagine the collective Internet’s joy when Gearbox announced that Homeworld was receiving the “remastered” treatment. Announced originally in 2014, Gearbox has been kind of mum on Homeworld Remaster Collection‘s progress. However, the developer presented some of the ...

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‘Dying Light’ Release Date, Free “Be The Zombie” Mode For All Players

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Techland’s Dying Light has been making a little news this week, though not for some of the best reasons. The game is slated to release next Tuesday, but some people have been wondering if this was still to be the case. Techland released information regarding the target date for Dying Light. Here are the dates, as broken down by the Zombie game ...

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What to expect from Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Second Episode

Telltale games revealed its second episode for their video game series set in the Game of Thrones universe yesterday. Via a blog post, the game developer released a trailer detailing some of the events of Episode 1 “Iron From Ice” and did a preview of sorts for the upcoming Episode 2, titles “The Lost Lords.” So what might we expect from ...

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5 Tips for Reading “The Silmarillion”

As Professor Tolkien’s birthday comes and goes, a lot of fans of his work begin, for some, their annual read-through of his work. The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are the most common ones to be read, though for most fans the first book on this list can be the hardest. Why is that? Tolkien is often criticized in ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — A Purist’s Thoughts

As I reclined in my theater chair and sipped the first of many sips of my Blue Moon, I reflected on what I didn’t enjoy about the last two Hobbit films. The movies, as simply movies, are great. My issues with the previous films have to do with the spirit of the movies, and not necessarily with “which Elf loves which ...

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