Archive for November, 2010

Axis and Allies Global 1940 (Board Game)

Posted: 27th November 2010 by Mister Critic in Random

. . . men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’ That is what I wanted. I wanted it to be the game to end all games. I wanted to fondly think back to that night we combined two stand-alone games into one massive, global game. No, no, more than a game. A life […]

The Ask by Sam Lipsyte

Posted: 20th November 2010 by Mister Critic in Random

You can’t escape the media frenzy over the engagement news of Prince William and Kate. Not even on Mister Critic. I only mention them because while consuming every bit of gossip that was being forced down my throat, I was treated to a video that I thought was perfect to make my point in this review. I always dreamed this day would come, and here […]

Lost Seasons 1-6

Posted: 19th November 2010 by Mister Critic in Random

LOST (lôst) adj. 1: not made use of, won, or claimed 2: no longer possessed or no longer known 3: ruined or destroyed physically or morally 4: taken away or beyond reach or attainment  5a: unable to find the way b: no longer visible c: lacking assurance or self-confidence : helpless. 6: rapt, absorbed 7: not appreciated or understood : wasted 8: […]

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Posted: 16th November 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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Reviewed by Mister Critic I predict, that “in the not-so-distant future, next Sunday A.D.,” you’ll have the following encounter with your children or your children’s children. Their inquiring minds will want to know, “What was a newspaper?” And you’ll struggle to remember, thinking back to the last time you had read a newspaper. Actually now that you think about it, […]

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen

Posted: 8th November 2010 by Mister Critic in Random

Normally the obligatory SPOILER ALERT is required when I tell you that the main characters of the novel die. However, knowing that the Firefly Brothers have been killed is where the fun begins. The Fireson brothers, nicknamed the Firefly Brothers by their fans, are notorious bank robbers during the height of the Great Depression. The […]

Frugal Game Reviews: Half-Life 2 – Lost Coast

Posted: 7th November 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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Reviewed by Mr. Parvenu This story doesn’t end well.  The beans get burnt. Before that, a brief aside about my computing.  I’ve a Mac and a PC.  The Mac sees most of the action these days, as the laptop is just more useful to me.  Naturally, all of my gaming is done via the tower-PC. […]