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Articles and posts that deal with SF, fantasy and horror in gaming, including RPGs, tabletop, computer and video games.

Howling Dogs and Gaming on the Fringes

Mainstream video games—the kinds that have massive advertising campaigns—have codified our genres.  They've done this much like film has.  There are superhero movies and...

A Tale of ConQuesT, Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem

While riding my keyboard and mouse across the infinite electronic pathways of the world, I discovered something quite surprising. At first when I stumbled...

The Linguistic Wonders of Fez

As a kid, I never liked Tolkien very much.  I loved The Hobbit, like anyone did, but couldn't ever obsess over Lord of the...

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First of all, I must apologize for the interrupted service on this blog – I have been in and out of hospital for the...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Zachary Clemente

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

Top Ten Best Star Wars Computer Games of All Time

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone, it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action. ...

H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthuluCon Happening This Weekend In...

For many years, if you wanted to see the works of Howard Philips Lovecraft adapted for the big screen, one would have to have...

Anime roundup 4/28/2013: Tribal knowledge

Hunter x Hunter #76 - Hunter x Hunter was previously adapted for TV in 1998-1999 for a series that ran to the middle of...

REVIEW: Dead Island- Riptide

(Review copy played on the Xbox 360 console, mileage may vary) There was one game that came out in 2012 that I played far more...

Anime Roundup 4/21/2013: Fee Fi, Ho Hum

More international streaming sites have announced their spring simulcasts, and I'm afraid it looks like the entire world will get to see a couple...

The Ergodic* Nature of Games

When I was in college studying creative writing, I fell in love with a lot of writers: Haruki Murakami, Jonathan Lethem, David Mitchell, Michael...

City Lights, City Grunge

From Metropolis to Blade Runner, the city of the future has been a subject for science fiction artists and film makers, who have vented...

Racing to Adventure

Race to Adventure! Evil Hat Productions Modular Board Game, $30 This week’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of reviewing a book, I’m going...

A Little Game of Catch

This week I’m fighting my way past drunken skateboarders and striking cab drivers to get a peek at the latest security and surveillance gadgets...

Anime roundup 4/7/2013: Stop the World, I Want To Get Off

First, a little awards news: Nominees for the Seiun for Best Media (roughly equivalent to Hugo nominees for Best Dramatic Presentation) include two anime...

Weaned on Science Fiction and Fantasy

One thing that's been abundantly clear to me, as someone weaned on video games, is how indebted we are to science fiction  and fantasy. ...

Anime roundup 3/31/2013: You Are In a Maze of Twisty Little...

From the New World, end - If there has been one theme running through every episode of From the New World from the beginning,...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Alex Kane

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

The Pros and Cons of Comicon

It is the day before the first day of spring. As I sit in my office chair, working at my computer, the giant snow...

How to Make a SciFi Feature Film for $500

In 2006, I created Borg War, an animated Star Trek feature film. Since I suspect that most writers would jump at the change to...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Michael J. Sullivan

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

Interview with a Wizard: Mike Mearls

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone, it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action. ...
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Nintendo’s 3DS XL

We geeks love our gadgets. Can't live without 'em. Granted, I have a dumbphone and a laptop—neither a tablet nor smartphone to boast of....

The Good and Bad Sides of Digital Minimalism

I strive to be a minimalist, that is, someone who has few physical possessions. For a geek and an Aspie with OCE, this scenario...

A Blog Horde Interview with C.E. Martin

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

How to Host a Big Bang Theory Party

When the tv show the Big Bang Theory first appeared, I wasn't sure I liked it.  I mean, weren't people laughing at the nerdy...

The Fuzzy Line Between Science Fiction and Fantasy

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone, it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action. ...

Gaming: It’s All About the Story

I’m excited; the sun is out, spring is here and March brings a slew of video games to various different consoles including Bioshock Infinite...

The Art and Science of Spaceship Design I: The Xiezhi from...

Here at Giant Spacekat Productions, we are a little company making a big videogame.  Thus, we all wear many hats.  I am, inter alia,...

Top Ten RPG Game Systems of All Time

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone, it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action. ...