Nov 212014

Welcome to Letters From the Console Warfront, a new feature here on MoarPowah in which we attempt to break down and analyze the current generation of consoles, from how the big 3 differ and interact to what directions they seem to be heading. We won’t bother telling you which to buy at any given point (we trust you’re all competent enough to decide that on your own), so think of us as sideline commenters, rooting for no side but the game in which they play.

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Nov 032014

Years ago, a small child looked at the back of a Lunchables box during a kindergarten lunch period. He saw a black-haired youth surrounded by unrecognizable, brightly colored creatures. A friend glances over and yells “I’ve heard of that!”

“It’s called Pokemon

Pokemon - TRAVIS - 5

This begins a lifelong addiction to one of history’s most successful instances of marketing and merchandising.

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Oct 252014


You know, as Remaketober 2014 draws to a close, I can’t help but feel a little down. I was looking forward to doing Remaketober all year, and to see it end so soon is kind of depressing. Still, this was a fun year for me, and I’ll be returning in just over 11 months to do it again. So for now, enjoy this analysis of George Romero’s classic (believe me when I say, I could do an entire Remaketober on just Romero movies) and thanks for readi-

No one’s reading this, are they? Figures.

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Oct 192014


You know, last year (when no one was reading what I wrote…come to think of it, is anyone reading it now?) I did 2 major slasher movie classics for Remaketober: Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as The Omen, all of which have bucket loads of sequels. Oddly enough, I didn’t think to address the sequels at all in the first writeup. Maybe it’s because, unlike my subject for this week, I’d never seen the sequels to those movies. However in this case, it’s basically impossible to discuss the original without discussing, or at least acknowledging, the sequels, so since I’ve seen them all at one point or another, I shall be doing that. Briefly.

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Oct 112014


The thing about Remaketober is that I don’t really have any guidelines. Unless my superiors come to their senses and try to stop me, I can basically talk about whichever movie and remake I want to. As a result, I have a tendency to gravitate towards terrible remakes of movies I love, since it allows me to rant about movies I hate, and gush about movies I love (two of my favorite activities). Still, I do try to restrain myself, and have promised to try and review a movie each year where I’m more likely to like the remake over the original; last year it was The Thing, next year will probably be The Fly, you get the idea. So with that in mind, here’s The Woman in Black.

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Oct 092014

Starshine5050: Hello everyone and welcome to another Objection! As ever-present as a zombie horde, I’m Starshine!

Guyinthe3rdrow: And like an erratically timed straight-to-video sequel, I’m the Guy in the Third Row.

Starshine5050: Today, in honor of the best holiday of the year (Halloween) we’re going to be talk about whether genre-savvy horror movie characters work. Care to start us off, Guy?

I would totally put money on the Sugarplum Fairy.

Pictured: The guy who makes his living making sure the population in any given horror film dies horrifically. For the record, yes, he DOES love his work.

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