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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

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Buy a zombie game for your kid? Go to jail!

What is this in the UK, the Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2012 have just come into force today? We’ll save you the preamble through the turgid and almost unintelligible preamble of legal-speak and cut to the chase. 1 – if the Video Standards Council don’t give your game a rating, then attempting to sell it […]

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Ma, go print me my shotgun.

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Ma, go print me my shotgun.

Gun control is one of those things that tends to divide the denizens of the USA (not so much a problem in the UK anymore – bar a few farmers still holding onto licences that allow them to keep a weapon at home).  Well, here’s a story to make you shiver. A 3D hobbyist in […]

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2012 Manning Award nominees announced.

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2012 Manning Award nominees announced.

This year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (aka The Manning Award) have been announced. The 2012 nominees are:     Craig Cermak, artist of Voltron, Year One (published by Dynamite)     Martin Cóccolo, artist of Helldorado (published by APE Entertainment)     Tyler Crook, artist of Petrograd (published by Oni Press) and B.P.R.D. (published […]

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Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and Daredevil sweep 2012 Eisner Awards

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Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and Daredevil sweep 2012 Eisner Awards

The big winners at the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (published by Archaia) and Daredevil (published by Marvel), each garnering three awards. Tale of Sand was awarded Best Graphic Album – New and Best Publication Design, and artist Ramón K. Pérez was chosen Best Penciller/Inker. Daredevil received the […]

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Hear the Mountain Lion’s roar

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Hear the Mountain Lion’s roar

Downloads of Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion have just gone past three million in four days, making it the most successful operating system release in Apple’s history. Mountain Lion is the ninth release of Apple’s desktop operating system. “Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three […]

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Batman flick in numbers bounce.

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Batman flick in numbers bounce.

Warner has told us that The Dark Knight Rises movie has brought in a box office results of $15 million in 479 IMAX theatres worldwide over the weekend of July 29th, bringing the film’s total IMAX cumulative box office to date to $52 million. It looks, on the face of it, like the terrible Batman […]

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Hobbit movies? Just one more, begs Peter Jackson.

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Hobbit movies? Just one more, begs Peter Jackson.

You have to hand it to director Peter Jackson for chutzpah. Not content with two films for the Hobbit, he’s now stretching it to three. The news comes from Peter’s FaceBook page where he has just announced, “It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, ‘A tale that […]

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