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A couple weeks ago while I was standing in my local record store looking at what new album I should add to my music collection and I came across a small section containing what the store had in stock from Pantera. Figuring I did not own an album from them (judge me later) I decided to go with one of theirs, but which one was the question? They had Cowboys from Hell, Reinventing the Steel, and The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboy’s Vulgar Hits. Seeing that last title got me to thinking about something… Continue reading

Ah yes, the ever so wonderful topic of the “Console Wars”, where people seem to think their preferred system they play on is the most superior and the only one that should be in existence. Alright, so maybe it’s not that drastic yet but you get the point. In June of every year the Electronic Entertainment Expo, most commonly referred to as E3, rolls around and gets everyone excited over new games and sometimes even new consoles. It also has the unfortunate side effect of fueling the “Console Wars” to an insane amount.

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Usually Frantic is the one that discusses music on his Sunday Show that goes up on our YouTube channel. However, I’m giving it a shot this time. In the past few weeks since my last column I have been listening to a lot of music as I do various tasks. In that time, I also picked up Seether’s newest album, Poison the Perish. So far, my favorite song off of that new album is “I’ll Survive”.

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Hello all, Grunt here with my first entry into our new weekly columns. When the idea was first pitched to everyone by Frantic to do these columns, I was in the middle of writing a long-winded post on my own personal blog about my new joy for tabletop gaming. In the couple weeks since I wrote that post, and briefly recapped my enjoyment for them on one of our last episodes of the podcast; I have had the chance to host a short game session myself.

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Back in December I went to see the Assassin’s Creed movie on opening day. I enjoyed the movie, and so did the people I saw it with. The following day I was reading up on the general discussion of the movie amongst fans of the game series and critical reviews of it. I was noticing a pattern while reading all of this: the fans of the game who saw the movie were liking it. Meanwhile, the reviews by critics and your general movie-goers were not liking it.

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Overwatch, Blizzard’s foray into the mashup of the FPS and MOBA genres, has been quite successful for them since its launch back in May.  It’s also netted them roughly about 10 million players, and as with all games you’ll have your fair amount of people wanting to cheat in order to win.  Blizzard has been known to not hold back when swinging the Banhammer on cheaters.  A couple weeks after Overwatch was released, the hammer was swung on nearly 2,000 people who were using third-party programs to help them gain the upper hand in the games PvP matches.

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So this is something new for me (and us here at Frantic Talks)…this whole writing a guide thing.  Hopefully this lengthy guide will help you grab a Black Spindle the next time the “Lost to Light” mission pops again as the daily mission in Destiny.  However, I make no promises that this will actually help you either; so find some friends and see what their plans are and maybe just try some of these tips if those ideas don’t work. Continue reading

Ok, so it actually is not the time for another world war. Unless we’re talking about video games, then of course it is! Since the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, I have been saying that it would be nice to see either the Call of Duty or Battlefield franchises move away from the modern and futuristic war scene and back to what made them in the first place. Let’s stop with the fancy exosuits that can jump over a small building, and the remote controlled cars as care packages and get back to the old days of World War II.

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Almost an exact month after Bungie releases The Taken King expansion for Destiny, they announce and implement micro-transactions into the game world.  By now you already know how Frantic and I feel about micro-transactions in general; they work at earning some extra revenue for developers, but should be limited to cosmetic items only.  Luckily the micro-transactions in Destiny are following this “golden rule” so far.

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