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The Ways Samurai Pizza Cats Shaped Mega Man X

Like anything by Capcom, Mega Man X and Mega Man in general have been influenced by a multitude of works. From Asimov to Astroboy and mythologies and traditions. Really, they're an amalgam of whatever seemed fun at the …

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Demons & Lilies - Breaking Down the Shin Megami Tensei V Announcement Trailer

On July 20, 2020, on a humble Nintendo Direct dedicated to third party releases, the latest trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V gracefully descended to earth and it is ELECTRIFYING! You can see the trailer here: Now let’s …

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Final Fantasy IV and the Influences of Baron Munchausen

Final Fantasy IV has its share of pop culture precursors to delve into. The nods to Star Wars are fairly obvious, like its hero Cecil's quest to become a Jedi paladin and defeat Golvader. The tidbits inspired by Terry …

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The Real Life Inspirations Behind Lab Zero's Indivisible

Special Note from Richmond: I originally wrote this article in 2015, four years before the official release of Indivisble. At the time I had no connection to LabZero or Indivisible. I was just a fan admiring it from …

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From Mickey Mouse to Jesus, This Dragon’s Crown Trailer is Full of Epic Homages

Watching the latest Dragon’s Crown trailer I was delighted by the density of historical and pop cultural references they managed to sprinkle into every shot. Dragon’s Crown is the latest game from Vanillaware, best …

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A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 3 – The Mighty Vajra

A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 1 – Buddhist Cyborgs and the story of the Asura A Buddhist’s Guide to Asura’s Wrath Part 2 – The Bishop’s Staff and Hungry Ghosts A …

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