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Outside is Overrated Podcast Episode 5 – Gaming Weekend FTW

Tom Awesome and Jake spent a weekend playing a variety of board games, exploring a plethora of mechanics across genres. Check out their strategies and impressions on a variety of games!

The guys also discuss the top five games Tom Awesome is jonesing to play.

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First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a colorful platforming throwback to yesteryear. You take the role of Shovel Knight, a shovel-wielding hero who leaps across chasms and defeats enemies on his way to the Tower of Fate. After playing the first couple stages, I think the game has a lot of potential.

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The Dark Tower: A Fanboy Review

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 3*

My mother always says, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”  For my mother’s sake, I’ll try to come up with some positive things about The Dark Tower

…ummmm….

…well…

…if you need some stocking-stuffer ideas, I expect this movie will be in your local Walmart’s ‘$5 DVD’ bin by Christmas.  That’s the only positive thing I can think of.  Now, on to the real meat and potatoes… Continue reading “The Dark Tower: A Fanboy Review”

Review: Dunkirk

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 10

Wow!  This movie is incredible!  Go see Dunkirk; and, as a good friend put it, see it “on the biggest screen you can find.”  In fact, reading this review is a poor use of your time that could be better spent watching Dunkirk.  However, since you’re here, I’ll try to do this movie justice.

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Digital Dungeons & Dragons

I stumbled on this story today: D&D Beyond

I’ll spare you the from reading the entire article and sum it up for you: Wizards of the Coast is making a D&D app (called D&D Beyond) aimed at completely removing books and paper from table-top role-playing.  Whoa!

As an old-school gamer, with an aversion to apps, my first thought was, “Wtf?!”; but as a semi-objective quasi-blogger, I’ll try to give it a fair roll-of-the-d20 before I trash the entire concept… so lets do it!

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Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8.5

I am an unabashed Spider-Fan. I own no fewer than six Spidey shirts, and at last count I have 23 collections of Peter Parker’s finest tales – not including any of the exclusive Venom sets. I had reservations going into Spider-Man Homecoming, and I am pleased to report that it was pretty good.

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The Next Netflix Movie You Need To Watch

Netflix has some good shit!

I apologize for being uncouth, but I keep finding new things on Netflix that have me saying, “Damn, this is some good shit!”

Everyone already knows about the high-profile shows and movies so I won’t talk about them.  I’m talking about something that is completely off of the radar… Continue reading “The Next Netflix Movie You Need To Watch”

Top 5 Unplayed Board Games in My Collection

FACT: People love lists, consistency and alliteration.

With that in mind, I bring you the fourth edition of Top 5 Friday; a weekly (or bi-weekly, if I’m being honest) list of dork topics, random thoughts and balderdash.

As you may already know, I’m an avid board-gamer.  It’s probably my favorite hobby.  Unfortunately, being a responsible adult (and gaming with other responsible adults) means that I don’t get to play games nearly as often as I would like.  In fact, I probably spend more time buying board games than actually playing them.  With that in mind, I give you the Top 5 Unplayed Board Games in My Collection. Continue reading “Top 5 Unplayed Board Games in My Collection”

Tom Awesome Visits Game Informer

I recently had the good fortune to interview Brian Shea, digital editor at Game Informer. Shea was kind enough to invite Mrs. Awesome and I tour the magazine’s office.

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Review: It Comes at Night

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 7.5

I went to see It Comes at Night on a whim, and I have to say it left me disappointed.  However, the more I think about it, the more I realize how clever it is.  So, let’s break down It Comes at Night! Continue reading “Review: It Comes at Night”

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