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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Feb, 2018 At 06:36 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

Comic books have received adaptations in other media since the early days of comics, such as the Superman radio show, so movies wee a natural fit. There were movie serials and TV adaptations, and all fit neatly into their eras. When it comes to big budget Super Hero movies, there are three eras to be […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Feb, 2018 At 06:24 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

      Nintendo has not had the best history when it comes to fangames, as they have ordered the takedown of numerous games such as AM2R and various Pokémon games,. At the same time, companies like Sega embraced the idea, with Sega even enabled users on steam to directly upload mods of their classic […]

Today I want to walk us back to an older era of movies. An era where Monster movies would be done both as top A list films and also B movies, and horror was respected more. I want to talk in particular about how monster movies have changed since the beginning. Monsters in movies have […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Feb, 2018 At 05:36 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Opinion, ROG News, ROG Retro | With 0 Comments

I have spoken numerous times in the past about my love of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. I feel it is a truly underrated gem and have made my opinion known that I feel the game should be remade. There are a few reasons that this is the case. Zelda II: The Adventure of […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Feb, 2018 At 01:33 PM | Categorized As Featured, Old School Otaku, Opinion, Reviews, ROG News, ROG Retro | With 0 Comments

The Castlevania series is one of the most acclaimed in gaming, but Rondo of Blood was one game in the series that fans in the west didn’t get to play for years. The game was darker than the previous games, in terms of content and storytelling but that wasn’t what held it in Japan only. […]

By Nate VanLindt On 11 Feb, 2018 At 10:05 AM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Movie News, Old School Otaku, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

    What makes a horror movie truly scary?  Is it the blood and gore?  The jump scares?   Identification with the finale where someone usually manages to survive against incredible odds?  Horror is a wide-ranging and varied genre, spanning the length and breadth of cinema.  Inside the genre we see everything from horror/romances like Spring […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jan, 2018 At 05:27 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Movie News, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

  2017 was a year of many great and not so great movies, and there was something for everyone. Two movies that stood out to me above all other were The Mummy and The Shape of Water, and this is due to comparisons I made between the two. The Mummy was the lastest reboot of […]

  Robocop is a classic of the 80’s. It was a satirical film in an over the top violent sci-fi setting, and in many ways was a better adaptation of Judge Dredd than the one with Sylvester Stallone. The NES received a video game adaptation of Robocop, that was not very good and disappointed many […]

This past December, I was given a copy of The Elder Scrolls Online, and immediately went and got the Morrowind expansion as well. Playing the MMO, especially the Morrowind expansion, made me think back to when I first played Morrowind. This was a year or so after the game came out, and while I liked […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 05:17 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Opinion, Television | With 0 Comments

Ah Star Trek, the wagon train to the stars that has endured since the 60’s. It is a series that brought many firsts for television and movies and broke barriers. However, a realization occurred to me while re-watching episodes recently. That realization is that above everything else, Star Trek is a rejection of everything Lovecraft […]