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Writers wanted: Video games, toys, comic books

We’re always looking for good writing. If you’re into video games, toys, comic books and other such fun things, let us know and you could find yourself being a regular writer here at TMA.

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DrunkQuest: Of Monsters and Booze

When a person finally hits the age of 18 or 21 (depending on where you are), the definition of what a game is changes pretty dramatically. Mostly, one realizes that alcohol can be added to just about anything to help improve the party experience that accompanies the games we all hold dear to our hearts.

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Under the Microscope

I’ve mentioned before that I’m an avid player of role playing games: games that have you take on the role of some character you create as you go off to do…something. I know that doesn’t seem very specific, but honestly, it’s impossible to be more specific given the vast array of RPGs on the market […]

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Why The Falcon Matters

Let me tell you a story. I recently got a retail job near where I live (the location, store, and real names of everyone else involved will be hidden for their anonymity), and as one might expect, meeting people led to conversations about tastes in video games, TV shows, and movies. One of the movies for which […]

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Where’s my box? Digital downloads vs. physical games

Recently, the XboxOne debacle stirred a lot of negative publicity when Microsoft originally refused to allow used games to run on the console. They later backtracked to give game publishers control over that decision, only to pull a full 180 and allow used games entirely last week. While the entire mess was poorly handled from start […]

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Movies vs. Comics: Continuity Battle

Last month, my editor, Brian, reviewed Iron Man 3, the latest movie to come from the Marvel movie studios, and while I respectfully disagree with his opinion of the movie. I found it to be my favourite of the trilogy, concluding a story arc that had been in the works for three movies while creating a […]

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The wrong kind of “retcon”

In the comics world, the word “Retcon” short for “Retroactive continuity” is used whenever something that was previously established, such as a character’s origins, is changed to something new. For example, before the New 52 reboot, Tim Drake was one of the most notable men to take the role of Robin in Batman history, leaving […]

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Game Dev Tycoon, so you want to be a game developer, eh?

There are a lot of different simulation games out there that have the player start off as a small business and rise to the top. These “Tycoon” games come in all shapes and sizes, from the high profile Sim City series to the legion of free tycoon games that make up much of Addicting Games’ […]

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The status quo of event comics

For those of you unaware of the phrase, status quo simply means the state of things in a normal, unaltered setting. If, on an average day, you spend your time working from home, watching internet videos, and cooking yourself some Ramen noodles because you’re a broke college student like me, that’s your status quo. Now, […]

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The future of animation, or Pixar always wins

If you’ve read any of my articles at the Red Shirt Crew, you probably already know that I can be quite cynical when it comes to the future of modern media. The video game industry seems poised for a crash, directors like Michael Bay keep getting handed other favourite childhood series to destroy, and turning […]

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