Posts By: Matt Rock

Covers from the books of A Song of Ice and Fire

Reader Myth: Game of Thrones books aren’t always better than the show

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SPOILER Warning: mild to moderate Game of Thrones spoilers ahead, through the end of season 3 of the show.  If you haven’t watched through season 3 by now… what the heck is wrong with you?  Go watch it! Whenever you hear of a television show or a movie being based on books or comic books, […]

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“Internet science” isn’t usually science

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Did you know that hiccups are actually caused by excessive eye-blinking?  Or that eating tuna with mayonnaise reduces your chances of getting cancer by almost 90%?  Or that the ancient Romans actually invented the radio thousands of years before Heinrich Rudolf Hertz… no, wait… Guglielmo Marconi?  Everything I just stated is absolutely, undeniably, 100% true.  […]

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What I want to see from this season of The Walking Dead

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SPOILER WARNING: If you aren’t caught up on what happened in the first half of this season, don’t read this article yet!  When the fourth season of The Walking Dead premiered back in October of 2013, I knew there was a specific list of things I wanted to see happen in said season.  I wanted the walkers to pose an […]

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The death of the MMO?

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Just a few years ago, it looked as though the massively-multiplayer online (or “MMO”) genre was going to completely take over the gaming industry.  The huge success of World of Warcraft prompted a tidal wave of MMO titles, and it seemed like each month, we were hearing about a new, “genre-changing” game that was going to […]

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Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? What now?

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Surely you remember the big huge stink the Internet had back in August 2013, when Warner Brothers revealed to the world that Ben Affleck was going to play the goddamn Batman in the upcoming film Batman makes Superman cry like a bit Batman vs. Superman, which is slated for a summer 2015 release.  And you […]

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Sly Cooper animated film announced

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On Tuesday, Blockade Entertainment CEO Brad Foxhoven revealed to the world that one of the PlayStation’s most beloved characters is headed to the big screen: Sly Cooper. The famous orphaned raccoon thief will be joined by Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo in Sly’s first major motion picture, which Foxhoven describes as “a kinetic and comedic heist film.”  […]

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Seven reasons I’m not in a hurry to see Star Wars – Episode VII

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Star Wars is, to any nerd worth their salt, one of the great holy relics of our faith.  It’s our Ark of the Covenant.  So there are, of course, serious debates all throughout the orthodoxy as fans look toward the next installment to the film franchise, Episode VII.  The whole Star Wars fan community seems […]

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What happened to Syrio Forel?

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SPOILER ALERT!  This article discusses events from the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice & Fire, and the HBO television series Game of Thrones.  If you haven’t watched through season two, or read through book two, you might not want to read this article just yet. In the world of Game of Thrones/ A […]

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The “Duck Dynasty” thing has NOTHING to do with free speech!

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In the past twenty-four hours, I’ve explained the 1st amendment to more people than I probably have in the past two or three years cumulatively.  Why?  Because it seems like every person that feels like defending Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is naming said amendment, or blathering about freedom of speech, or even… and I’m […]

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Review: FIFA 13 (4.7/ 10)

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Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Why are you guys reviewing FIFA 13 instead of FIFA 14?  FIFA 13 is outdated now!”  That’s true, it is.  But Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  And that pretty much sums up not only why we […]

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New World of Warcraft expansion? No thanks

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The internet is abuzz today after the website MMO-Champion revealed that Blizzard has allegedly trademarked the name “Warlords of Draenor,” and registered the web domain as well.  But while some gamers have gotten excited about the possible new expansion pack, with Blizzcon coming up next week and a possible World of Warcraft- related announcement on the […]

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Review: Battlefield 4 (PC) (7.6/ 10)

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Ever since Battlefield 1942 entered the fray of shooter games way back in 2002, I’ve firmly believed that the Battlefield franchise is one of the very best in the gaming world, and that, pound-for-pound and for its era, BF42 is the very best FPS title ever made.  The franchise has changed the industry by leaps […]

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If you’re going to dislike Obama, learn some facts first

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These days, there are two types of conservatives that get involved in any political debate.  You have the tiny, miniscule minority, who take their time to learn their facts, cede ground when it’s appropriate, and generally engage in interesting conversation.  But then you have the vast majority of mouth-breathing nincompoops that can barely stub their […]

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The CBS/ Showtime blackout on Time Warner Cable is over… for now

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CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable have finally reached an agreement over new broadcasting rights, ending a month-long blackout of CBS, Showtime, and other channels.  CBS claims Time Warner eventually gave in and agreed to their new terms.  But Time Warner subscribers shouldn’t jump for joy just yet… it’s only a matter of time before […]