Splinter Cell is a popular stealth video game franchise, with the first game released in 2002 by Ubisoft as an Xbox exclusive. The game series features a fictional character named Sam Fisher, a highly trained special operative working for the National Security Agency. In this article, we will explore the history of Splinter Cell, including its development, gameplay, and reception.Continue reading
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The Story of Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. is one of history’s most iconic video game franchises. The original game was developed by Nintendo and released in 1985. Since then, it has become a cultural phenomenon that has influenced pop culture, inspired countless video games, and introduced millions of people to the joys of gaming. Let’s take a deep dive into the history of Super Mario Bros., exploring its origins, development, and impact on the gaming industry and popular culture.Continue reading
Book Review: The Art of Horror
Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like The Art of Horror – a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre’s most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It’s all here: from early engravings – via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings – to today’s artists working entirely in the digital realm. Watch my video review below of this impressive book.Continue reading
Ghostbusters: Ectomobile: Owner’s Workshop Manual — Book Review
Ghostbusters: Ectomobile: Owner’s Workshop Manual is the ultimate guide to the Ghostbusters’ legendary vehicles and the ghost-catching equipment the cars haul from one job to the next. Go under the hood of the Ghostbusters’ iconic car and discover the secrets of the team’s ghoul-trapping gadgets with this comprehensive user manual for Ecto-1 and the equipment it carries. Watch my video review below of this buy, which is available to buy on Amazon.Continue reading
Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History — Book Review
Who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters saga has been thrilling fans worldwide for over three decades, from the original movies to the animated shows, comics, video games, toys, and other collectibles. Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History takes a comprehensive look at the entire franchise, telling the complete story behind creating a true pop culture phenomenon. Watch my video review below of this exciting book, which is available to buy on Amazon.Continue reading
Audible Daily Deal — The Greeks
Today’s Audible Daily Deal is The Greeks by Roderick Beaton, which is 80% less than the regular price. This deal ends at 11:59 p.m. PT so buy this audiobook on Amazon to get this deep discount while you can.Continue reading
Book Update: Earl Hebner
I have now interivewed four members of the TNA/IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame, with the newest addition being the greatest referee of all time: Earl Hebner. For more than 40 years, Earl has been the gold standard for professional wrestling referees. From officiating matches between Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant to Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, he’s the absolute best at what he does. Earl spent 11 years with TNA Wrestling and he told me that it was the happiest time in his career. We talked about what it was like working with Dixie Carter, taking part in entertaining storylines, including ones with the Knockouts, life on the road, working internationally, and the art of being a great referee, among other topics. It was an honor and a pleasure to speak at length with a man I admire, and I know that his commentary will make a great addition to my books about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling.
Book Review: We Promised You a Great Main Event
If it hasn’t become abundantly clear by now, I’m a big pro wrestling fan. As with all wrestling fans, I’m a sucker for nostalgia. Revisiting and celebrating the wrestlers, matches, and memories of my youth — through streaming services, DVDs, magazines, and books — is a complete joy. Most recently I read We Promised You a Great Main Event: An Unauthorized WWE History by Bill Hanstock.Continue reading