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Knock, Knock
We live in an age where, thanks to a combination of the increasing pentration of nerd culture into the mainstream and the rise of computer-controlled special effects, science fiction and fantasy TV serials have become not only more common but, in general, rather better than their predecessors were. So it’s perhaps surprising that I watch very, very few of them. Mostly this is because of length: I just cannot commit myself to the sort of long-running series that US TV networks favour not only because of the total time involved but because of a nagging suspicion that writers tend...
The Myth of the Good War
I read quite widely, but my literary diet certainly includes a fair amount of military history. Because I don’t read that much military history I generally prefer to focus on “big picture” books, the sort of thing that looks at history from a very high level, covering a campaign or even a whole war in a single book. Inevitably these sorts of books don’t generally dwell on individuals beyond the high command and spend virtually no time looking at conditions on the ground. I’m conscious this gives me a fairly one-sided and warped view of warfare but sadly I...
The Late Edition of Ken B's Still Untitled Weekly Column, Volume 2:  Cosmic Encounter, Dream Factory, Campaign Manager 2008, and more!
Come on in and read the latest (belated) edition, where I confess to not following through on my movie watching, detail some games played at a local boardgame night, and do reviews for Dream Factory and Campaign Manager 2008.  Join us, won't you?
Josh Look got the Astonishing X-Men Omnibus for Christmas, and all you get is this crummy review
Observant followers of my comic articles here on the Fort will realize that I promised more coverage of Marvel's Point One line this month. However, roughly half of the books in the line for this month will not reach my local comic shop in time for my article, and which ones that have, well...the less said of them, the better. Who doesn't love the X-Men on some level? When I was in the third grade, I don't think there was anything that seemed cooler to me than the X-Men. This was a bit...
General Video Game Rant - Video Games Are All Grown Up
Video games are just about as old as I am. I was just young whelp when pinball halls started to feature stand-up arcade games, and we were the first family on our block to own an Atari (probably because the other families on our block were retirees). I’ve watched video games grow up with me, from the Nintendo Entertainment System and the original Playstation to the Xbox 360 and the rise of online video games. And one thing I’ve noticed is that where old games were considered cutting edge if a disembodied voice could say, ‘Warrior needs food… badly’,...
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