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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #19 Dragon Age: Origins

In ascending order, here are the top six reasons I consider Dragon Age: Origins one of my two or three favorite video games ever. 6. World After working with Star Wars and D&D worlds for a decade, BioWare entered Dragon Age with a clean slate, eager to create a massive world with a sustainable franchise.…

Grings Kodai grabs hold of Celebi. What does this evil dude have in store for this poor Pokemon?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Ruler of Illusions – Zoroark (2010)

  This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #13: Zoroark – Master of Illusions “Your game of chase was rather amusing. However, I foresaw this happening!” – Grings Kodai (Japanese dub) Zoroark – Master of Illusions, known in Japan as「幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク」(lit. “Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark”), premiered in Japanese theaters on July 10, 2010, coming…

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Dan’s BOTTOM Everything: Dragon Age II

When it came time to come up with a third and final thing to suffer the wrath of my quarterly “BOTTOM Everything” post, I tried to single out the thing that most DISAPPOINTED me. And the one that hurt me the most, I think, was Dragon Age II. It’s not that DA2 is strictly a BAD game.…

Arceus uses its signature attack, Judgment, to rain chaos down on humanity. How will our heroes stop the end of the world?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Arceus – To a Conquering Space-Time (2009)

  This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life “The time has come! The humans…must accept my judgment!” – Arceus (Japanese dub) The twelfth film of the Diamond and Pearl subseries, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, known in Japan as  「アルセウス 超克の時空へ」(lit. “Arceus: To a Conquering Space-Time”),…

Giratina fighting Dialga in the Reverse World.

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Giratina and the Sky’s Bouquet – Shaymin (2008)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior “I got left behind again…” – Takeshi (Japanese dub) The next stop on our journey through the Diamond and Pearl subseries of films brings us to Giratina and the Sky Warrior, known in Japan as「ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ」(lit. “Giratina and the Sky’s Bouquet: Shaymin”).…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #34 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

“SMASH!?” I shouted as I walked in the front door of my college house, affectionately known as The Batcave. It was just after midnight. Birdman, who had been working on the school paper with me, walks in behind me. My roommate C-Bag, sitting on the couch looking at his laptop, looked up at us. Barely a…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #37 Agricola

If you haven’t figured this out yet, here’s an inside scoop: There are more board games than ever, they are more varied than ever, and they are better designed than ever. You can build a galactic empire, renegotiate The Cold War, engage in epic fantasy battles, outsmart Cthulu, even relive dogfights from Star Wars. All…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #39 The Sims 3

When I was putting this list together, I had The Sims 3 ranked about here, in the top 40, and I wondered “does this game really deserve a spot this high?” So I installed the game and all twenty expansion packs — yes, twenty — and booted up the game. I made a Sim named…

Palkia (left) faces off against Dialga (right) in a subspace dimension. Who will come out on top?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (2007)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #10: The Rise of Darkrai “Stop! This garden is a place for everyone!” – Darkrai, as he blocks Dialga’s Roar of Time and Palkia’s Spacial Rend attacks (Japanese dub) Our tenth film, The Rise of Darkrai, known in Japan as 「ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ」(lit. “Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai”) premiered…