Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kulturecast ‐ September 28, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Chris and The No Name Photo Show’s Brian Matiash talk the newest film in the Kingsman franchise, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The film stars Taron Egerton as the returning Kingsman Eggsy who is tasked with taking down a villain hell-bent on ending the Kingsman forever. It’s derivative and too long follow-up to a decent first outing.

As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw on Twitter at @KultureStach, Eric Kniss at @tychomagnetics and Kulture Shocked at @KultureShocked. The music is Wovoka’s “Lament”, and Da DeCypher’s “Two Step featuring Ben-Jamin”; big thanks to both for allowing us to use their tracks. Also, make sure to check out Rainbow Comics, Cards, and Collectibles for all of …

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Episode 32: “Oil’s Well That Ends Well”/”Half-Way Horrible”

Chronicles from the Crypt is Kulture Shocked’s Tales from the Crypt retrospective podcast. One of the hosts, Chris, is a huge fan of the show and the other, Sean, has never seen the show before. Along with talking about the episodes, they also talk to some of the stars from the show about their memories of the production of the show.

We are back with a new co-host and the end of Season Five in sight! Chris is joined by his new co-host Kate as they talk episode 11 and 12 of Season 5 “Oil’s Well That Ends Well” and “Half-Way Horrible”. …

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Not Just for Hot Shots: Everybody’s Golf Review

Kulturecade ‐ September 26, 2017
Not Just for Hot Shots: Everybody’s Golf Review
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I feel like it’s gotten so much harder to market a golf game over the past decade. It’s one thing to have poster child Tiger Woods fall (like, all the way down) out of the public’s good graces, but not only has the sport failed to produce anybody capable of replacing him, but gamers along the way have grown more and more skeptical of yearly sports franchises more and more during that time, resulting in waning interest and cynicism each August when Madden comes to town, as well as the death of anybody who can’t keep up with the franchises …

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“Try to stay dead this time”: ‘The 6th Day’ Review

The Screening Room ‐ September 25, 2017
“Try to stay dead this time”: ‘The 6th Day’ Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger and science fiction are usually a great combination with some of his true classics being some of the best science fiction movies ever made (The Terminator, Total Recall) and while The 6th Day may not be on the same level as those, it’s a fascinating entry into his science fiction catalogue that dares to ask some thought-provoking questions.

Set in a futuristic world, Schwarzenegger stars as Adam Gibson, a pilot, who discovers that there’s been a breach in his family and someone who claims to be him has infiltrated his life. His investigation into this “clone” leads him to …

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Maggie

Kulturecast ‐ September 25, 2017
Maggie

Chris and Eric wrap up Schwarzenegger September with a look at not only Arnie’s first dramatic role but also his first zombie film Maggie. The film stars Arnie as a father tasked with taking care of his daughter, played by Abigail Breslin, who is slowly succumbing to a zombie plague. It’s a reserved, quieter film than we are used to with the bombastic Austrian but in a good way.

As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw on Twitter at @KultureStach, Eric Kniss at @tychomagnetics and Kulture Shocked at @KultureShocked. The music is Wovoka’s “Lament”, and Da DeCypher’s “Two Step featuring Ben-Jamin”; big thanks …

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Beta Impressions

Kulturecade ‐ September 16, 2017
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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Beta Impressions

It hurts me to say it, and it hurt me to play it, but I was very disappointed to play the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT beta. I loved the PSP games, so I was understandably hyped with the new game was finally coming to the PlayStation 4. However, what I got was a game that felt like a PSP title, in fact, it even felt like a step back from the PSP’s Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

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The lack of new mechanics is what really what hurts Dissidia. First of all, the dash is completely neutered. The original games were about chaining combos together using …

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Pocket-Sized Creation Suite: RPG Maker Fes Review

Kulturecade ‐ September 15, 2017
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Pocket-Sized Creation Suite: RPG Maker Fes Review
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RPG Maker Fes is exactly what its title says it is, a game creation engine for the Nintendo 3DS that allows you to create your own Japanese-style RPGs. You can control nearly every aspect of the game’s design from creating your very own heroes and monsters, to even making your own items and abilities. Anyone familiar with the prior home console versions of RPG Maker, should make a good idea of what they’re getting with RPG Maker Fes. With that said, we have to address the fact that this means that RPG Maker Fes is going to have a limited appeal, due to the …

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It (2017)

Kulturecast ‐ September 14, 2017
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Chris and Eric talk one of the year’s most hotly anticipated films that looks to break the cycle of disappointing Stephen King adaptations It. The film stars Bill Skarsgård as the eponymous killer clown as he terrorizes the town of Derry in the mid-’80s. He is opposed by the Loser’s Club, a group of teenagers hell-bent on stopping his murderous rampage.

As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw on Twitter at @KultureStach, Eric Kniss at @tychomagnetics and Kulture Shocked at @KultureShocked. The music is Wovoka’s “Lament”, and Da DeCypher’s “Two Step featuring Ben-Jamin”; big thanks to both for allowing us to use their tracks. Also, make sure …

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Are You Ready to Pull the Trigger?: Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Review

Kulturecade ‐ September 12, 2017
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Are You Ready to Pull the Trigger?: Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Review

Spike Chunsoft makes smart games for smart people. Or at least, people like me, who like to think they’re smart until one of the characters in the video game they’re playing starts to offhandedly shuffle their way through philosophical and logical theories including tautologies, The Anthropic Principle, and the Multiverse Theory. All of those topics are touched upon in a single post-puzzle scene like any other in Zero Time Dilemma, where the player, having just exhausted their mental muscles in a taxing “escape-the-room” style brain-bender, sits back and watches the characters deal with the consequences of the decision the player …

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“I’m not into politics. I’m into survival”: ‘The Running Man’ Review

The Screening Room ‐ September 12, 2017
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“I’m not into politics. I’m into survival”: ‘The Running Man’ Review

Released at the height of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s popularity and based on a story by celebrated author Stephen King, The Running Man is an absolute blast to watch from beginning to end. Before The Hunger Games, before Battle Royale, there was The Running Man.

We follow Ben Richards (Schwarzenegger), who is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and forced to survive in a deadly television show called “The Running Man.” Set in the totalitarian United States, the show is hosted by the popular Damon Killian (an incredibly effective Richard Dawson) and his plan to rid criminals by having them survive …

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