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April 10, 2013
  Moving past changePDF files may take a moment to load

Love it or hate it, or hate the people that love it, one of the biggest shows on television right now is Mad Men, which recently premiered its sixth season on AMC. Mad Men’s premiere brought the series’ core theme — response to change — to the forefront of people’s minds. Perhaps this is why the premiere episode fell flat for many fans: we are shown themes touched on in the past seasons, yet we haven’t really explored them yet.


March 07, 2013
  The death of the press conferencePDF files may take a moment to load

On Feb. 20, Sony held a press conference. In it, they finally revealed their new game console, the Playstation 4, after months of speculation, rumors and reported leaks. Dozens of developers and producers were trotted on stage to expound upon the virtues of the new system, making grand, fantastical promises without really showing anything concrete. New games were also showcased, although they all fit inside fairly conventional generic moulds — there was a shooting game, a racing game, a couple of action games and a puzzle game.


January 17, 2013
  Shoot first, ask questions laterPDF files may take a moment to load

After the tragedy of the Sandy Hook shooting, the American National Rifle Association held a press release. In it, they placed blame for the shooting on pretty much everything but guns themselves, in an effort to shift the national conversation away from gun control. The NRA’s main target was popular culture, with video games taking the brunt of the blame — the organization singled out several specific games, such as Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse, claiming that they “sow violence against [their] own people.”


October 04, 2012
  The failures of The New 52PDF files may take a moment to load

Last September, DC Comics launched ‘The New 52,’ the largest single publishing initiative in the legendary comic book company’s history. Every series published by the company was relaunched and rebooted, resulting in 52 new #1 issues. Along with instituting same day digital copies for all issues, the idea was to attract new readership to the company’s comic books, particularly targeting those more aware of the characters through their media adaptations than the comics themselves.


September 27, 2012
  An unexpected trilogyPDF files may take a moment to load

On December 14, people will be flowing into theatres to watch The Hobbit, the movie adaptation of a beloved book that is the prequel to the immensely popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. The devotion and passion from the fans of both J. R. R. Tolkien’s books and Peter Jackson’s movies are garnering enough hype for The Hobbit to be prematurely labeled the movie of the year.


September 06, 2012
  It's all fun and games until someone gets hurtPDF files may take a moment to load

Spec Ops: The Line is not a fun video game. That’s not to say that YAGER Development’s first big budget game isn’t any good — in fact, it is one of the best shooters released in recent years. But it isn’t very much fun, and at times the experience of playing the game could almost be considered painful.


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