Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three, all of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings and related books by J. R. R. Tolkien.
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    • 10 Comics That Shut Down Terrible Internet Arguments

      Is there a persistent Internet argument that you're just sick of responding to? Don't have the energy to explain the problem with the argument for the billionth time? These comics can help, countering those troublesome arguments with a few words and pictures. Image from someecards, likely inspired by this xkcd comic. 1.

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    • 67 Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies To Watch Out For In 2015!

      What's hitting the big screen this year? Basically, everything. Luke Skywalker, James Bond, the Terminator, Velociraptors, all the superheroes. But there are also some great surprises, like a movie based on a beloved Nebula-winning novel. Here are the 67 science fiction and fantasy movies you need to know this year.

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    • Total War: WARHAMMER Accidentally Announced

      People have been expecting this for over two years now, but Creative Assembly and Sega have finally gone and announced a Total War: WARHAMMER game. In about the most anticlimactic way possible. The studio has put together an art book, covering the history of the Total War series, and it wasn't due to ship to customers until the end of this month.

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  • Bandits and Bounties is almost a new Law of the West

    … like Hotline Miami but with 1000% more saloons. There's certainly truth in that assumption, but the game skews more Dungeons and Dragons than anything else. The game's character creator goes beyond skin-deep forehead shaders, instead giving players a wealth of stats to min-max. And I'm not exaggerating when I say "wealth." Get a look at this stuff…

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  • Here’s A 25 Minute Look At The Remastered Final Fantasy For Nintendo 3DS eShop

    … As you may already know, the original Final Fantasy has been remastered for the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan. To celebrate its release, NintenDaan has captured twenty five minutes worth of footage from the remaster. Now let’s all cross our fingers and hope it comes to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in the west. Filed under: 3DS, eShop, Nintendo Tagged: final fantasy, square enix, video…

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  • PN Review: 3D After Burner II

    … Trevor Gould On January 21, 2015 Review Overview If you’re nostalgic for SEGA arcade hits, 3D After Burner II is your type of game! The SEGA 3D Classics are back! The rest of the world can finally start enjoying what Japanese gamers have had access to for more than a year, and After Burner is leading off…

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  • Cardboard Children – Lords of Vegas

    … in on some casinos on The Strip in Las Vegas. Did they ever mention “The Strip” in The Godfather? I remember Marlon Brando running around with orange peel in his mouth, but I don’t remember any references to The Strip at all. This is like some sort of fantasy board game! Every potential casino lot has a die printed on it. That die represents the power…

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  • Indie Games Showcase: DrinkBox Studios

    … title, Guacamelee!, is filled with more humor, poking fun at other games as the main character, Juan, fights his way through enemies in the search for El Presidente's daughter. Add in some platforming and puzzle solving and you have a surprisingly deep game that was just given a re-release on the new generation of consoles last year in the form…

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  • 10 Rules For Making Better Fantasy Maps

    … If you look at the beautifully illustrated fantasy maps on posters, in books, and across the Internet and wish that you could make such incredible pieces of worldbuilding, then you're in luck. We have some guidelines for making your maps better, more beautiful, and easier to understand. Top image: Map of H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands by Jason…

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  • Have You Played… Catacomb 3-D?

    …), but there’s a little bit more to pay attention to. This is a fantasy setting (albeit one with ‘nukes’) rather than a military or sci-fi one, and it has you worrying about stockpiling heals, replenishing spells and even destroying bits of wall to progress. Don’t get me wrong, there ain’t a lot to it, but it’s fascinating to revisit some…

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  • The People Who Only Play One Video Game

    … Video games are changing. Increasingly, we're seeing a subset of players focus their attention on one single video game instead of many. League of Legends, World of Tanks. Games that change. Games that are constantly evolving. Games that shift and transform according to the needs of their user base. Today we look at this new breed of video games…

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  • Best PlayStation 4 Game of 2014 - Article

    … only” experience - our nominees for Best PS4 Game of 2014 show that the PlayStation 4 was nonetheless a force to be reckoned with. The Nominees Are: Dragon Age: Inquisition Far Cry 4 InFamous: Second Son Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor And the Winner is... Dragon Age: Inquisition With the general malaise surrounding Dragon Age II…

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