The Shadow Rising – The Wheel of Time, Book 4

Enter the Fremen… Er… Aiel With Callandor secure and Rand’s identity established, The Shadow Rising starts off with the group gathered in Tear. As usual, they will soon go in various directions following their own paths, but they will not all regroup by the end of this book. Here is where Robert Jordan begins his sprawling epic in earnest. Rand, Mat, Moiraine and Egwene travel to the Wastes, home of the Aiel. They do so together, but for differing purposes. Theirs is the main thrust of the book, introducing a new land and a deeper look at its people, the

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Quick Takes: Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Samurai Dark Souls! FROM Software, developers of the Dark Souls series, recently put their newest IP on display in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, and from early trailers and discussion, it appears to be deeply ingrained in their previous success while still diving off to be unique in it’s own way. From translations and trailers, the story seems to revolve around a lone samurai who loses both an arm and a young lord that he was tasked to protect, and wakes up in an old temple with a “prosthetic” arm (it’s an arm and hand bones with things attached to it.

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Quick Takes: Fallout 76

Help rebuild society or nuke it again. With E3 upon us and game companies doling out tidbits of news for hungry fans, I thought I could do a quick take on some of the things that popped out to me from the conference. Since I am a huge Fallout and Bethesda fan, I figured I would start with the new Fallout game, Fallout 76. So, Fallout 76… Set in the earliest time since the bombs dropped in the Fallout universe, you are in West Virginia in, appropriately, Vault 76. For anyone familiar with the series, this is a Vault intended

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Dark Souls Remastered: A Fresh Coat of (Usually Red) Paint

Heading back to Lordran to die again (and again and again) Dark Souls Remastered was announced and was met with great anticipation by the Dark Souls community as a whole. As time wore on, skepticism began to trickle in as well for various reasons. People began to wonder if the remaster was going to be anything more than a glorified high definition paint job. The game launched on May 25 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and (as an avid fan of the series) here is my take on what the remaster does and does not do for the

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