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Joffery Baratheon: The Villain We Loved to Hate

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The best villains draw viewers in with their charisma, enticing audiences by sheer force of will to sympathize with their villainous plans. Icons such as the Joker, Loki, Doc Ock and half the cast of Game of Thrones possess legions of fans because people want to see them do bad things with conviction. People can only watch their hero of ...

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Super Smash Bros to the Rescue! But Is It Too Late?

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When I first started college back in 2007, I had a fairly tight knit group of friends on my dorm floor. We would do what you expect a bunch of freshman and sophomores would do at a small college; have rounds of mattress jousting, read select portions of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, and have the occasional airsoft ...

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Dan’s Top 5: How I Met Your Mother

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Now that How I Met Your Mother wrapped up its impressive 9-season run last Monday night, there is a rather large void in the Monday night viewing lineup. Now, you could dive into one of the new or returning shows that are still on the air to fill the void, but it’s just not the same. You need that daily ...

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How I Met Your Mother: A Retrospective

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How I Met Your Mother debuted to skepticism back in 2005. At the time, it was a high concept for sitcom, telling a sprawling story of how a man tells his children the story of how he met their mother through a series of flashbacks, flash-forwards, more flashbacks, and more than a few slaps. But through the friendships and the ...

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Oyster Poised to Become the Netflix for Books

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When I was growing up there wasn’t a book I wouldn’t read. Books offered an escape from the mundane realities of life that was only limited by my imagination. It’s a passion that has carried through into adulthood where I’ve devoured the Song of Ice and Fire series, finished every Harry Potter book consecutively over the course of a month, ...

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What Does Facebook Buying Oculus Actually Mean?

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There seems to be one constant in our social media driven world: what Facebook wants Facebook gets. It’s a lesson that has been learned since the social media juggernaut stormed onto the scene and changed the way people interact with each other. It’s part of the reason why the recent announcement that Facebook will buy the Kickstarter darling Oculus VR, ...

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300: Rise of an Empire Review

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When the original 300 stormed movie theaters in 2007 it represented a new age in action movies. A film based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name. The film that put Zach Snyder on the map was a blend of bloody violence, excellent swordplay, and a visual style that has inspired plenty of imitators since. 300 made Gerard ...

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Moto 360 Poised as Next Step in Wearable Tech

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It’s no secret that smartwatches are the next technology battleground. With the Galaxy Gear, the Pebble, and the Pebble Steel leading the smartwatch revolution, it was only a matter of time before the next wave would come. The first salvo launched by Google is their brand new Android based operating system designed exclusively for smartwatches, dubbed Android Wear. The first ...

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