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Put a Little Hope Punk in your Life with The Goblin Emperor

The past several weeks feel like I've been inundated by horror. Tales of people catching ill, and dying horribly, by a pandemic that continues even as I type. Some times I've become overwhelmed by the horror around me, and felt like hope was the dream of the deluded. Hope is not that. And in a […]

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Metallica #MetallicaMondays: Paris, September 8th, 2017

Metallica, like most of the music industry right now, is off the road. To help fans pass the time, they are introducing #MetallicaMondays on their YouTube and Facebook page every Monday night at 8PM EST. Each Monday, they will post a set in its entirety. It is a neat idea, and the second week features […]

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5 Nerdy Items Your Pets Can Enjoy Now That You're Always Home

Since most of us are now home all the time with our pets, maybe it's time to get them some new toys! As the owner of two cats, I know the importance of spoiling my little balls of fur rotten. Especially now that I'm home all the time. There's a little bit of everything here, […]


"Scientists with Guns" Return in James Rollins "The Last Odyssey"

This episode we're talking to James Rollins, author of the new book The Last Odyssey from William Morrow/HarperCollins– a book in which Rollins' Sigma Force returns to investigate a mystery surrounding an ancient path to Tartarus, the Greek Hell. As Sigma Force investigates, different powers begin to move in on a radioactive discovery that could trigger […]

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In Churl Yo's "Isonation": Ultimate Social Distancing

This episode we're talking to In Churl Yo, author of Isonation. The book presents a future in which fear of contagion has led to a world where people live in hermetically-sealed apartments: social distancing has become complete social isolation. The family unit never leaves, and only communicates with the outside world through virtual reality (called the […]

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Typical Gamer Signs A New Exclusive Streaming Deal With YouTube

This week, YouTube announced that they have signed a new exclusive streaming deal with Canadian gaming creator Andre "Typical Gamer" Rebelo. He announced the news yesterday in a new video, which you can watch below, as he'll be holding a celebratory livestream today. The details of the new deal were not made available, but we're […]

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Bob Dylan Releases 17 Minute Song About the JFK Assassination

Bob Dylan has not released a new original album in 8 years, Tempest back in 2012. At midnight last night, following earlier in the day when Nine Inch Nails surprise dropped two new albums, Dylan released the new song "Murder Most Foul". The 17 minute long track is about the assassination of President John F. […]

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Laced Records To Release "Tekken" Soundtracks On Vinyl

Laced Records and Bandai Namco have come together to bring a new set of soundtracks to life as the original Tekken and Tekken 2 albums head to vinyl. Both of these will be specially remastered and pressed onto audiophile-quality, 180g heavyweight vinyl LPs. As well as being displayed in a deluxe sleeve featuring original artwork. What's […]

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Square Enix Has Two "Final Fantasy VII Remake" Books Coming This Fall

Square Enix revealed today that along with Final Fantasy VII Remake, they'll have two books coming out based around the game this Fall. The company is basically looking to capitalize on the release of the game, which will happen on April 10th, 2020. The two books on the way will offer two different topics, depending […]


K.B. Wagers' Hard-Edged Diverse Military SF "A Pale Light in the Black"

This episode we're talking to K.B. Wagers, author of the new book A Pale Light in the Black, the first book in a new military SF series from HarperVoyager. The publisher says about the author: K.B. WAGERS is the author of the Indranan War trilogy as well as There Before the Chaos, the start of the Farian War trilogy […]

Nerd Food: "Trolls World Tour" Oreo's Are Delightful Fun

Oreo's are a classic snack. The cookie that goes great with milk (or by itself) has been enjoyed by countless generations since they made their debut in 1912. While the classic Oreo can be found far and wide, fans can also find different flavors of Oreo! Unique flavors of Oreo have included birthday cake, watermelon, […]

Castle Talk: J. Suzanne Frank on "When Fire Loves Water" and the Hidden Allure of Mermaids

Castle Talk: "When Fire Loves Water" Author on the Allure of Mermaids

This episode we're chatting with J. Suzanne Frank, author of the new book When Fire Loves Water Part 1 The Siren. Frank says in her biography: Suzanne Frank is formerly a lot of things: among them, a journalist, a freelance writer, an editor, and a writing teacher. Her passion for history has taken her to […]

"Vampire: The Masquerade" Will Be Getting An Audio Book Series

"Vampire: The Masquerade" Will Be Getting An Audio Book Series

Paradox Interactive has partnered with Harper Collins to create an audio book series for the World Of Darkness franchise Vampire: The Masquerade. The full title of the series will be called Vampire: The Masquerade: Walk Among Us and will arrive in three parts by three different authors. Those three authors are Genevieve Gornichec, Cassandra Khaw, […]

Castle Talk: Katherine Hall Page on Why People Keep Coming Back to Mysteries

This episode we're chatting with Katherine Hall Page, author of the book The Body in the Wake, the 25th Faith Fairchild Mysteryfrom William Morrow/HarperCollins. As Hall Page talks about in the chat, The Body in the Wake, like the rest of its series, is a "cozy" mystery. "Cozy" is one of those labels that begins […]

Apple Issues Statement Over Coronavirus Apps Being Created

Apple Issues Statement Over Coronavirus Apps Being Created

In the wake of the coronavirus sweeping the nation, people have been developing apps to check for symptoms, both going to Apple and Google for approval. In the wake of people developing these apps, Apple has sent out a statement to the public regarding their review process for what gets added to iTunes for download. […]

Disney World, Both Universal Parks, and Disney Cruise Line All Close

Disney World, Both Universal Parks, and Disney Cruise Line All Close

We got word yesterday that Disneyland would be closing for the rest of the month in an attempt to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. It's only the fourth time this has happened to the park but no one should be surprised that it's the only park to close. We all knew it was […]

Disneyland Closes Due to Coronavirus

Disneyland Closes Due to Coronavirus

It was only a matter of time but the happiest place on Earth will be closed. Earlier today it was reported that the major North American theme parks would remain open but that doesn't appear to be the case anymore. According to CNN Disneyland will officially close due to the coronavirus outbreak in California. According […]

TwitchCon Amsterdam Canceled Due To Coronavirus Issues

Next up on the chopping block due to the coronavirus is TwitchCon Amsterdam, which is essentially the official version of the event for all of Europe. The event was set to take place from May 2-3, but after all the coronavirus issues happening now in Europe, the company decided to shut it down and issued […]

Iam8bit Is Releasing A "Pac-Man" Anniversary Record Store Day Exclusive

Iam8bit Is Releasing A "Pac-Man" Anniversary Record Store Day Exclusive

Bandai Namco along with iam8bit revealed today that Pac-Man will be getting a special 40th Anniversary vinyl release for Record Store Day. The record in question is a 7" vinyl for "Join The Pac", which will be released exclusively in RSD stores on April 18th in North America and the UK. Once the event is […]