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    Better Know Your Real Texas Vampires

    published Sep 22, 2014

    So, there's a new Dracula movie coming out and Halloween is around the corner. Vampires are currently like the Rolling Stones in that they are ancient and trying desperately to stay relevant. Their he... More >>

  • Free Game Day: Robo Trobo

    published Sep 19, 2014

    It's Friday, and we know you're just going to play on the Internet until it's time to leave work. Each week we'll be bringing you a free flash game to help the time pass! Game: Robo Trobo Genre: Puz... More >>

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    4 Classic Video Games for Ridiculous Perverts (NSFW)

    published Sep 18, 2014

    I remember when I first started playing video games again after a long hiatus. That was in the PS2 days, and one of those games was God of War. I was shocked that in addition to allowing increasingly ... More >>

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    10 Best Successful Houston Kickstarters

    published Sep 18, 2014

    For around two years now, I have been covering the best crowd-sourced projects by Houstonians, and this month, instead of the usual roundup, we're going to look back over some of those projects to see... More >>

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    5 Questions a Father Is Tired of Being Asked About Having a Daughter

    published Sep 17, 2014

    As a full-time writer who works from home, I am the parent who is tasked with most of the errands, and because I have a five-year-old girl, she's usually out and about with me on those errands. Partly... More >>

  • Skeleton Dick Helps Robot Bunny Save the World

    published Sep 17, 2014

    On The Level Games, the Houston-based software developers behind the golf/hack-and-slash game Curse of Nordic Cove have a brand-new game out on Steam called Boo Bunny Plague. It's the timeless tale of... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Melissa Lonchambon Ryan, Omotai's Mistress of Metal

    published Sep 16, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

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    Doctor Who: You've Really Got to Listen to "Listen"

    published Sep 16, 2014

    I can honestly say that "Listen" is probably the most difficult episode of Doctor Who I've ever had to review. Even aside from the fact that it's probably the most atypical episode since "Blink', it's... More >>

  • What Modern Gaming Can Learn From Left Behind: Eternal Forces

    published Sep 15, 2014

    Recently the trailer (Above) for the film adaptation of the Christian apocalyptic novel Left Behind was released. If you're somehow ignorant of one of the most famous bits of religious propaganda of... More >>

  • Free Game Day: A Temple of Two Worlds

    published Sep 12, 2014

    It's Friday, and we know you're just going to play on the internet until it's time to leave work. Each week we'll be bringing you a free flash game to help the time pass! Game: A Temple of Two Worlds... More >>

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    5 Best Memorials in World of Warcraft

    published Sep 12, 2014

    The difference between games like World of Warcraft and non MMORPGs is that it is literally a created world full of real people. Granted they're running around pretending to be axe-wielding dwarves, b... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Winston Williams, What Happens to Confiscated Comics?

    published Sep 12, 2014

    What He Does: So there you are in school, just trying to dull the pain of public education by quietly reading an issue of The Maxx (For the sake of narrative in this case you're me, it's the '90s, and... More >>

  • Kemo for Emo Explains Recent Reunion

    published Sep 12, 2014

    One of Houston's best bands, Kemo for Emo is back in the saddle and rocking this weekend after a breakup that saw Larry Fenix leave the band to join Mike Terror. Lead guitarist Jake Rawls sat down wit... More >>

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    3 Legendary Texas Sideshow Performers to Prepare for AHS: Freak Show

    published Sep 11, 2014

    Next month we'll see the return of American Horror Story... More >>

  • Video Game High School Releases Trailer for Third/Final Season

    published Sep 11, 2014

    In a pleasant surprise the trailer for the last season of the acclaimed web series Video Game High School hit the web this month. Last season saw the series blossom into full primetime TV format at a... More >>

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    10 Real Houstonians We'll Need the Most in the Zombie Apocalypse

    published Sep 11, 2014

    Many people have a zombie plan because they're a little insane. Me? I have a zombie plan for the whole city because I'm a lot of insane. It's all well and good to talk of fleeing north where the undea... More >>

  • Keeton Coffman EP Comes Face to Face With a Ghost

    published Sep 11, 2014

    The 71's was literally the first band I ever covered professionally, and I've always been impressed by the energy and passion of front man Keeton Coffman. He's equal parts indie pretty-boy with a soul... More >>

  • Women Celebrate Comics at 8th Dimension Ladies Night

    published Sep 09, 2014

    When Annie Bulloch, one-third owner of 8th Dimension started going out to buy comics while living in Austin it was usually the same. "You walk in," she says, "And everyone's perfectly polite, you kno... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Joshua Allan Vargas, Metal-Video Maestro

    published Sep 09, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • Five Forgotten Band-Based Video Games
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    Five Forgotten Band-Based Video Games

    published Sep 09, 2014

    Back when I was a lad, I remember borrowing a SEGA Genesis in order to play Michael Jackson's Moonwalker and thinking there was nothing odd about it in the slightest. It was a tie-in game to a hit fil... More >>

  • The Leftovers: I Will Make You Hurt

    published Sep 08, 2014

    It's the end of the first season of one of the strangest dramas ever put on television. I was sort of annoyed with The Leftovers for taking a week off and making me wait, but honestly the breather was... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Prince of Stories

    published Sep 08, 2014

    I make no bones about the fact that the first couple of episodes of Series 8 did not exactly move me, even declaring "Into the Dalek" the worst outing in the revived series of the show. Most of that c... More >>

  • Free Game Day: Severe Road

    published Sep 05, 2014

    It's Friday, and we know you're just going to play on the Internet until it's time to leave work. Each week we'll be bringing you a free flash game to help the time pass! Game: Severe Rpad Genre: Ru... More >>

  • Reviews for the Lazy Gamer: Shadowgate

    published Sep 04, 2014

    Game: Shadowgate Platform: PC, Mac, iOS, Android Publisher/Developer: Zojoi Genre: Point and Click Describe This Game in Three Words: It is Beuatiful Score: 7 out of 10 Synopsis: You are a y... More >>

  • Pet a Shark at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

    published Sep 04, 2014

    The Texas State Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country, but the tank that holds the small sharks people are allowed to touch could use some work. So they've partnered with the Houston Mus... More >>

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