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Tom’s Triumphs – Apparently, Summers are for Dad Stuff

Hello, good people. Thanks for stopping by again! As the proud owner of a video game blog and podcast, you’d think my days would be brimming with gaming, to make sure these entertainment options would be overflowing with my impressions and analysis.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 13 – Tom and Scott Have a Clever Title

Tom and Phoenix spoil the endings of Avengers: Endgame, The Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones, and discuss their distaste for Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Tom’s Triumphs – They Call it Fishing, Not Catching

One of my favorite things in the world is boating. I love being on the water. I love feeling the wind and the waves as we zip from place to place, and the freedom and adventure that come along with it.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to share that joy with my daughter for the first time. My little flower did great, she explored the boat, threw some sticks in the water an continually crabbed about how bulky her little life jacket is.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 12 – Tom and Phoenix Spoil the End of Everything

Tom and Phoenix spoil the endings of Avengers: Endgame, The Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones, and discuss their distaste for Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Sam Charchian Reflects on 15 Years at Microsoft, Sony

Sam Charchian is a video game industry veteran, with 10 years of service at Microsoft and five more at Sony. Originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Charchian knew from a young age that he had to be a computer programmer. His passions for programming and video games led him to a career that included launching Xbox Live, and working with some of the biggest developers in the industry.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Everything Good Comes to an End

Maybe it’s because I am up against a self-imposed deadline to get my column out every month. Maybe it’s sleep deprivation from having a nearly one-year-old child. Maybe I’m just a bitter old man, but it feels like everything¬† that I love (in the entertainment realm) is coming to an end this year.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 11 – Tom and Joey are Con Men

Tom and Hobby Box Burns discuss their recent adventures at gaming conventions. Joey traveled to AdeptiCon and played very poorly in a Warhammer tournament. Then the guys traveled to Milwaukee together for the Midwest Gaming Classic.

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Avengers: Endgame Review

Tom Awesome’s Review Score:¬†9.5

The official summer blockbuster to end all blockbusters is here, as Avengers: Endgame opened this week. Just a touch under under 11 years ago, Iron Man started Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel down a path to this (inevitable) conclusion. The movie effectively closes the doors to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, while setting the stage for a host of future adventures.

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Checking Out Video Game History at the Midwest Gaming Classic

The Midwest Gaming Classic is a trade show with over 150,000 square feet of home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade cabinets, computers and other games. It has a heavy focus on retro gaming, and Tom and Joey hit the road to see if old games are still fun.

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