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Citizenfour - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews
Best documentary since The Cove. Feels like some real honest filmmaking once again. I hope director Laura Poitras doesn't end up getting a chip on her shoulder like Michael Moore did, she is doing some very brave and important work. I'll admit I knew very little of Edward Snowden other than what I saw presented in the media. I didn't really think of him as a treasonous traitor or hero (definitely not a hero, that's for sure). I wasn't sure what to expect from this documentary, I wasn't sure if I was going to get flooded with...
 
 
So Sick Of Words
When I was just beginning to write about board games on a regular basis, I had a conversation with a friend of mine about a particular piece I had written. I expressed my desire to become at least something of a notable personality in the hobby, and he told me that if that was something I wanted I would do well to create a video series that explained complex games. I have never had a ton of use for video board game content, so I explained that I only really had the time and inclination to stick to the...
 
 
Michael Barnes Proudly Presents F:AT Secret Satan 2014 (now with RULES!)
Join us for a "down home" diabolical Holiday celebration!
 
 
Wiz-War: Bestial Forces expansion review
I noticed long ago that when people who tend to run role-playing games choose to play instead, they always pick wizard characters. Why? It's all about power. If you're used to having the ability to dictate reality on a whim, you want a character that can do it too. Power is a key part of wizarding's appeal. And there's no greater demonstration of power than being able to summon fantastic creatures and bend them to your whim. It's what's always been missing from Wiz-War, and now it's here with the Bestial Forces expansion. And while there's...
 
 
AT GOTY?  Storm Over Dien Bien Phu Review
In many respects the Storm Over System feels like an Ameritrash invention to me. When I compare it to other light war games it generates more fist in the air moments after a dice roll, and more slams of cards on the deck per hour than any of the competition. Whether you should get a Storm over game I guess really depends on whether that's the kind of experience you want from a light wargame. Storm Over Dien Bien Phu is the latest in a line of games using a variation of the...
 
 
Barnestorming- Galaxy Defenders in Review, Skylanders, Pitch Black, the 1960s
Xenocide, Italian Style
 
 
Let me at them Lancashires; Brass review
A friend of mine once told a joke about Lancashire. He drove across from the Yorkshire border and got lost. There were no road signs, none! He drove for miles down back roads and highways and still none. And then he realised how stupid he had been. Of course, people from Lancashire cannot read. I live in Yorkshire, and we don’t like no Lancashires around heres. Still I think Brass, a game about the Industrial revolution in Lancashire (It started in Yorkshire) is Martin Wallace’s best game, and is in many respects the...
 
 
Birdman - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews
Fun movie laden with super strong performances. It's hard to even spot the edits and cuts, it feels like you're watching an actual Broadway performance since the whole thing is so fluid (I still can't figure out how they filmed an entire movie like this exactly). These have to be the best performances yet for Emma Stone and Zach Galifinakis (who you may not even recognize). Edward Norton and Michael Keaton are both fairly strong too. Naomi Watts is ok. Some good laughs, some good stressful moments, I can see this movie getting lots of attention...
 
 
Fantasy Flight Games® to Merge into Asmodee Group™
Paris, France; Roseville MN, November 17th, 2014. Today, Asmodee – a leading international publisher and distributor – and Fantasy Flight Games – a worldwide recognized hobby games publisher – proudly announced the pending merger of the two companies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  
 
 
Games Of The Years
I got involved in this hobby seven years ago, and I’ve been writing about it pretty steadily for about three, with occasional pieces before that. At some point every board game writer will have to deal with the expectation to crown their “game of the year.” This is tricky for a lot of reasons. First of all, the bulk of hobby game releases are clumped in the last four months of the year, after GenCon in August and Essen in October. It’s not uncommon to miss playing major releases for months, even years, while those games...
 
 
 
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