Modern Roguelikes And The Value Of Life For the third year in a row, ACP will be presenting panels at Connecticon! Brooklyn Nine Nine, And Breaking The Mold [SPOILERS] A Link Between Worlds, And The Euthyphro Dilemma Check out the latest ACP podcast! (Episode 8)
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On the Wings of Dragons: A Game of Thrones Returns

My friend threw a party on Sunday. We ate chili and homemade bread, played some games, and generally killed time until 9 PM, when we all rushed to the couch to watch the season premiere of Game of Thrones. I ...

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PANEL REPORT: Bat-Dad And Orphan: Family Among Gotham’s Heroes

Alex, Nathan, and I knew even while setting up that this con was going to be bigger than the ones we've previously done. We had a huge room at our disposal, and each one of our seats contained a personalized ...

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[SPOILERS] Lego Movie Plays and Loses with “Chosen One” Trope

Probably the best feature of The Lego Movie is its meta humor. A shockingly good feature-length toy commercial, the film actually promotes creativity and doesn’t shy away from lampooning the sillier incarnations of its product. The plot trajectory is familiar, with an ...

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The Women Who Suffer in Silence in Downton Abbey, Series Four

Set in early 20th century Yorkshire, Downton Abbey reflects the way the world awaits change after the turn of the century. Though the early 1900s is drastically different from our contemporary 2010s, the attitudes of anticipating changes in social life, ...

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ACP Podcast Episode 7: Progressive Efforts

In this episode,  the gang takes a break from last month's problematic artists and talks about shows that are being particularly progressive. Chalkey also tries (emphasis being on "tries") to defend It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as a progressive show. ...

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Beyond 2 Soul Pt. 2: Non-Linearity and Getting Back to the Future

I can't really dance around the bush on this one, so I'll just come right out and say it; Beyond Two Souls is not a good game.  There are many reasons for this, but the one that I found most irksome ...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine, And Breaking The Mold

Taking home two Golden Globes after only twelve episodes on the air, Fox's police procedural/workplace comedy hybrid Brooklyn Nine-Nine is already making plenty of waves. The accolades the show is achieving are certainly well-earned — it's tightly written, juggles its two genres ...

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Under the Red Hood, and Theory Vs Practice

I'm no expert on Batman - to be perfectly honest, I'm only learning as I go for the purpose of getting ready for the Emerald City Comic Con Panel that The ACP is hosting in a few weeks (where, hopefully, ...

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Forgiveness and Buddhism in Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist has been a mainstay of popular manga and anime for 13 years. The internationally popular franchise began as a manga by Hiromu Arakawa and spawned two complete anime series, feature films, video games, novels, and countless other products, ...

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Clooney’s Monuments Men Shows that the Nazi/WWII Resource is Dried Up

George Clooney’s latest project, The Monuments Men, shows that entertainment media related to Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World War II have been exhausted in their material. While the story of the group of art historians and specialists who searched ...