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“Carried Away”: A Short Review for a Little Game

The screenshot shows a half-built cartoon wooden structure on a snowy mountain.

By John Messer

Some of the first games I ever played were simple in-browser Flash games. These games were rudimentary but were enough to get my child self hooked on the interactive medium. Very popular among these were bridge builders, Read the rest

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E23- October 19, 2017

This week on E23, headlines reporter Mitch Soell talks movies, Obama’s comeback and the world of sports. John Messer and Rachel Zalucki examine the new Justice League trailer. Josie Clark breaks down Beck’s new album “Colors” and goes in-depth with … Read the rest

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The Current State of Microtransactions

By John Messer

We’ve all seen them. They’re too pervasive to miss. No free-to-play game would be complete without them: microtransactions. They’re growing in popularity, as the digital frontier makes implementation all the more manageable. Are they a nuisance or Read the rest

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E23- October 12, 2017

This week on E23, Josie Clark talks about the top five worst tattoos. Resident pop culture expert John Messer talks about the rise of the VHS. Michael Donelan talks Trump, Pence, and sexual assault scandals. Ashley Sheppard goes to MIzzou … Read the rest

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E23- October 5, 2017

This week on E23, Josie Clark brings up the celebrity rule of three, Donald Trump’s golfing habits and more. Resident gaming expert John Messer talks about Nintendo and how the company saved home gaming consoles in North America. Bryce Cross … Read the rest

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“American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise adorns the "American Made" poster.

By John Messer

 

I have a bad habit of getting excited over movie trailers, and this habit persisted with American Made’s trailer some few months ago.

I recall waiting for “Baby Driver” to start, seeing “American Made” in trailer Read the rest

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E23- September 28, 2017

This week on E23, Ashley Jones talks about the NFL kneeling during the National Anthem, Trump’s White House invitation and Steph Curry’s rejection during Headlines. Resident music critic Deja Blue lets you know why you should Spare the Skip with … Read the rest

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E23- September 21, 2017

John Messer on E23

On this week’s E23, Caitlin Brenner talks about Sean Spicer’s appearance at the Emmy’s, Chance the Rapper and more. John Messer explains the video game crash of 1983, including Atari’s meteoric rise and fall on Pop Culture Rewind. Josie Clark … Read the rest

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Absurdly Generic: “American Assassin” Review

"American Assassin" image

By John Messer

Minor spoilers follow for “American Assassin”.

Michael Cuesta’s “American Assassin” released this weekend to little fanfare and even less critical praise.

The movie maintains a run-of-the-mill military thriller plot, and action scenes that are equal parts lazy Read the rest

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E23- September 14, 2017

Josie Clark on E23's Countdown

This week on E23, John Messer talks about Hurricane Irma, John Woo and Snoop Dogg’s Columbia concert. Josie Clark lets us in on the top five Taylor Swift’s “that are dead”. Bryce Cross and Nathan Ford talk about their most … Read the rest

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