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thecrater

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In late May of 2013, a Florida-based organization calling themselves Kansai Club, led by one Andrew Nevo, began a Kickstarter campaign to translate and release an edition of The Crater, a lesser-known work from Osamu Tezuka. This is not a new concept, as DMP have been doing the same thing for quite some time. Being a fan of Tezuka’s work, I backed it. Later, it became apparent that there were difficulties in completing the project, and one of the first things I wrote about on this site was an update in June of last year.

That was the last update.

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"WOOOOOO! WE LOVE LINKIN PARK!" exclaimed these nu metal fans, unaware that they had been gathered for one specific reason. Soon, the gas would begin seeping into the venue, and they would all drift off into an eternal, dreamless slumber.

“WOOOOOO! WE LOVE LINKIN PARK!” exclaimed these nu metal fans, unaware that they had been gathered for one specific reason. Soon, the gas would begin seeping into the venue, and they would all drift off into an eternal, dreamless slumber.

Look, I’m not going to have weekly updates here about Rock Band DLC. Hell, I got bored with nobody reading my Criterion round-ups, and those are infinitely more interesting than whatever songs Harmonix is shoveling out every week. But this, I think, is a very special breed of suck.

Hey gang!

We are excited to announce that chart-topping 2000s rock from Audioslave, Godsmack, and Linkin Park are available in the Rock Band™ Music Store for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 now!

Featured on rock supergroup Audioslave’s self-titled debut album in 2002, “Like A Stone” was the number-one single on both the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. 2000’s “Awake” is one of Godsmack’s record-breaking fifteen appearances at number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Linkin Park scored their fourth consecutive number one on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks with “Lying From You” upon its release as a single in 2004.

Each track can be purchased individually for $1.99.

  • Audioslave – “Like A Stone”
  • Godsmack – “Awake”
  • Linkin Park – “Lying From You”

Okay, “Spoonman” is pretty rad, but other than that, I have no interest in anything from Audioslave, despite enjoying Tom Morello’s work greatly in other forms. But Godsmack and Linkin Park? It’s like Harmonix is trying to piss me off! I understand that they’ve, by now, already made most of the classic hits available. There are noticeable gaps, though, and I would rather have the entirety of David Bowie’s catalog than one more fucking song from fucking Godsmack. Maybe next week we can get a hot Slipknot update, or a nice sorbet of Limp Bizkit?

These tracks are $1.99 each. You know what’s cheaper than that? A bullet. So if you’re thinking of buying these songs, consider that option instead. You can just ask someone to borrow their gun.

In Progress documents playtime spent with a game on the way to a full review. In Progress also serves as a testament to opinions of a game that might not get finished for a full review, due to extreme shittiness. I wish I had thought of this feature when Destiny came out.

Dying Light doesn’t make the best first impression. You are a semi-military dude with an organization called the GRE, who are clearly the good guys and not up to something sinister at all. Immediately after parachuting into a zombie-infested hot zone, some random thugs jack your shit and you get bitten. Crane, the main character, is thus shown to be completely incompetent, which might work if Dying Light was meant to be a Get Smart-type comedy of errors. It’s not. Dying Light thinks everything is completely serious, even when it attempts a joke.

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In this inaugural episode of Fox News Fuckery (because I’m sure there will be more), the group of assholes occupying Carson Daly’s old TRL studio take on such important subjects as Popeye’s pipe being removed and Wonder Woman’s more modest attire.

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Normally I wouldn’t talk at length about a mod, but Black Mesa has been a mod that has been in the back of my mind for a few weeks now, so I figured it was the perfect time to talk about it.

Once thought as vaporware, Black Mesa has finally seen the light of day, a remake of Half Life. Although without the Xen levels, though strangely enough I haven’t heard anyone complaining about that omission.

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