Horror Game Retrospective: F.E.A.R. and Dead Space

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With All Hallows Eve rapidly approaching, we at TCC want to take the time to reflect on the games that scare the ever-living hell out of us. Oh there are plenty of choices from the last few decades. Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness, Silent Hill, and the recently released The Evil Within. But allow me to share with you the two games that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and made me jump more than once.

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Alien: Isolation is a Horror Challenge

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Are you looking to dive into some survival horror but don’t know what to play? Are you looking for tense moments, great sound effects and unique features? Are you up for a challenge? This week in the cube is Halloween Horror, so join me as I talk Alien: Isolation. Continue reading

80s Film Classics: Rose-Tinted Glasses or the Age of Originality?

We ran into a few issues during this week’s podcast, one of which was a sound issue on my part that led to one of the strangest robot Steph voices ever to hit the internet (and I pretend I’m an computer-generated robot voice quite often). But that didn’t stop us from getting our discussion on about a few choice films out of the 80s – an era that most of us experienced long after the years had been and gone. (Shows us for only being born in or around that decade.)

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Either picked up by watching reruns in various overnight motel stays  or because college boyfriends were shocked and horrified by how uncultured my life up until then had really been, I experienced the 80s in long slow sips well into the early and late 00s.

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“The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”

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It’s good
it’s good enough
it’s good enough for me.
Good enough for you is good enough for me
it’s good enough. – “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper

This week, TCC is taking you back, way back, to the awesome geek cult classics of the 1980s. It was a decade of gaming revolution, geekery, and outrageous fashion (even today’s fashion can’t touch the 80’s). The Goonies was the ultimate kids’ movie. I am not a kid today but I still love to watch it. Continue reading

The Future of Ghostbusters

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Back in 1984, audiences were introduced to one of the most iconic movies that has ever been made. Even by today’s standards Ghostbusters holds its own as a pop culture phenomenon. With only one sequel film and a cartoon series that followed, the Ghostbusters franchise has been pretty quiet for decades. So what can we look forward to for the future of this beloved franchise? Is there a rumored third film in the works? Well for some of us that question may have already been answered.

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In the Cube for an ’80s Geek Film Celebration

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Mount St. Helens, Ronald Reagan, Beirut barracks attacks, and the development of the modern internet; what do they all have in common? The 1980s that’s what. Yes folks which means this week in the cube, we will take a trip down memory lane. However, we won’t be discussing politics or natural disasters–no, no. This will be an ’80s Geek Film Celebration!

Let us pay tribute to great films like Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, The Goonies, Airplane!, and others. Nostalgia in cult classics awaits! Continue reading

Tracking the Trail: Life After Doctor Who

The last few episodes of the current season of Doctor Who have flirted with the idea of Heaven and the Promised Land as the world settles back to decide whether or not to embrace Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. We may like him. We may not. It will probably take a little longer to figure out.

But you never forget your first Doctor.

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While these familiar faces are no longer framed with the constantly evolving wooo-weee-wooooooo~ they’re certainly not gone either. And half the fun is knowing what kind of super-stardom their stints on Doctor Who have propelled these wonderful actors to.

Do you know where they’ve gone?

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The Weeping Angels Did It

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If you listened to our podcast released yesterday (October 15, 2014), it may be quite apparent that I am not the largest fan of Doctor Who. Sorry to disappoint, but the show just does not catch me. The first episode I ever remember seeing is “The Time of Angels,” originally released on April 24, 2010. Much like the Killer Klowns from Outer Space (movie released in 1988), these Weeping Angels just creep me out. Continue reading