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My $1 Oldsmobile Kicked Ass On A 1,400-Mile Trip And Now I’m In Love With A Boring Car

Last month, I bought a dilapidated 2001 Oldsmobile Alero for one (1) dollar. After getting this relic of a bygone General Motors era up and running, I put it to the test this past weekend with 1,400 miles of crowded, pre-Thanksgiving American interstate. Now I think I might be in love. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Transform Canned Cranberry Sauce into Tasty Effervescent Cubes 

I know that haters of canned cranberry sauce exist. I don’t know any of them personally, but I know that they aren’t charmed by the little corrugated lines, nor are the amused by the sound it makes exiting the can. But even they would be swayed by these cubes of chilled congealed cranberry sauce, for […]

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A Goat Made Me Cry In Terranigma

There are many scenes in Terranigma that challenged my notions of morality and how even our well-intentioned decisions can impact a society in ways we couldn’t imagine. It’s arguably one of the most compelling JRPGs ever developed because of those ambiguities, standing as the finale in the Quintet trilogy that…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Chrono Trigger’s Campfire Scene Is A Meditation On Friendship, Regrets, And Time Itself

The opening of Chrono Trigger shows the pendulum of time, swinging away at the fractures breaking history apart. It’s been more than two decades since the game’s release, but many of its pivotal moments still stay with me, from the Trial of Crono for Marle’s kidnapping, to the confrontation with Magus at his castle,…Read more… […]

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These Are The Most Common Car-Arguments You’ll Likely Get Into During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness for families, where far-flung relatives all come together to interact and share a meal for one time a year. For most families, this is a disaster waiting to happen. If you’re unable to keep the conversation to safe topics like politics, religion, or even tried-and-true safe…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Earthbound Let Players Fight An Evil Cult Obsessed With Making The World Blue

When gamers talk about Earthbound, it’s usually about the quirky nature of the game and how it’s a refreshingly unique take on the JRPG. It definitely exudes charm in its eclectic interpretation of American culture from the vision of writer and director, Shigesato Itoi. But there’s one scene that resonates with me and…Read more… Continue […]

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Vagrant Story Is A Brutally Original JRPG

The PS1 had some of the most innovative JRPGs ever developed. Vagrant Story was at the top of its class. Directed and written by Yasumi Matsuno, it’s a role playing game that defied categorization, mixing genres while telling a complex story that blended seamlessly with the gameplay and art style. It’s by far the…Read more… […]

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Show this picture to your family members. If they can tell that these are two different cars, you my friend have found yourself a fellow gearhead. Then you can bond over that instead of having to talk to your racist uncles. It’s that simple!Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Dystopian Journey Of Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 2 is one of the greatest 2D action brawlers ever made and joins the pantheon of classic games like TMNT, The Simpsons, Double Dragon, and Final Fight. While Streets 2 has smooth controls, gritty bright environments, and outstanding music, it’s the narrative that gets expressed through the levels that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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