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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    • Wot I Think: Dragon Age – Inquisition

      By Adam Smith on November 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Dragon Age: Inquisition might just be my favourite game released this year. Considering my expectations and relationship with recent BioWare games, that’s about as likely as Saturday night’s soggy kebab being my favourite meal of the year. I’ve spent almost sixty hours uncovering as much of Inquisition’s enormous open world an ...

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    • Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition

      Dragon Age II felt like a great action game that was outsourced to a lesser developer. It lacked the polish BioWare typically puts into its titles, and almost the entire affair felt like a gigantic step back from everything Origins had established. What was once a promising franchise that reminded me of the glory days of RPGs such as Baldur's Gate became a shadow of its forme ...

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    … has plans to release a total of 7 volumes of 7STRING, and volume 1 is available now on Amazon. He also recently just wrapped up his Kickstarter campaign on October 30th for volume 2 which was a success. “Volume 1 took about a year working on it when I could between day job and freelance illustration gigs. Volume 2 was quicker, maybe 4 months…

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  • Video game worlds and the people who (want to) live in them

    … So this week we at BG were throwing around the notion of actually living in the worlds and universes in some of our favorite games and what that might be like. As with most things, we figured we’d share with you, our loyal readers. The Mushroom Kingdom might be a nice place to live, just watch out for Koopas. Video game worlds aren’t the most…

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  • Battlefield Hardline and EA Sports Coming to PS Experience

    … Battlefield multiplayer and what Visceral is bringing to singleplayer. Stick around to receive a one-time redeemable DLC code for Final Stand, Battlefield 4’s latest expansion pack. Gear up… let’s do Vegas with style! Learn more about PlayStation Experience …

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  • The Flare Path: Learns To Stop Worrying And Love BOMB

    … campaign and when you do, death is as likely to come from an unanticipated cliff face, mountain peak, or passing wingtip, as a stream of cannon rounds. There are moments in the story when the going threatens to get tougher. The first time you see a beanstalk of SAM smoke on the horizon, or spot the sleek lines of a Manta over your shoulder, you wonder…

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  • The Legend Of World Of Warcraft's Fabled Dance Studio

    … There is one piece of Warcraft lore that won't go away, no matter how much Blizzard tries (or doesn't try) to bury it. People have waited for its arrival, breath bated, fists balled, for more than half a decade—half of WoW's lifespan. It is... a dance studio. It all began back when World of Warcraft's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King…

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  • The Perfect Game Of Thrones Video Game Already Exists

    … fantasy universe. While there are larger things going on like Kingdoms falling and wars being fought, CKII places just as much importance on the more personal side of feudal rule: marriage, politics, alliances and back-stabbing. Which just so happens to b the same blending of the big and small picture that that makes GoT that much more appealing…

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  • Bloodborne: new hunter and weapon revealed

    … Sony has introduced a new weapon, hunter, and areas set to appear in its upcoming From Software-developed action RPG Bloodborne. SCE Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamigawa has taken to the PlayStation Blog to detail them. Get the information below. Hunter: Gyula At TGS, we already revealed Gascoigne, a stylishly dressed priest who also…

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  • 10 Characters Who Should Have Read The Damn Instruction Manual

    … Dead/Army of Darkness, especially the part in the third movie where Ash doesn't quite say the full incantation properly — but that's not a matter of failing to read the instructions. That's just Ash being a damned idiot, in general. Also, these items are in no particular order. 1) Cronos Antique dealer Jesus Gris discovers the scarab-shaped Cronos…

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  • New Bloodborne Weapon and Hunter Emerge

    … Hello, PlayStation fans. I am excited to be able to share some brand new details for Bloodborne, our PS4-exclusive collaboration between Sony Japan Studio and FromSoftware. We’ll have much more to share in a few weeks at PlayStation Experience, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peek at some of the beautiful and nightmarish stages, enemies…

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  • Bored? Game! – Battlelore Second Edition

    …’ actions. Where Battlelore throws in a wild card is the addition of Lore cards. Lore cards contain powerful actions or rewards but must be activated by spending Lore, acquired via dice rolls or at the end of a round. Lore cards can be activated at any time as indicated on the card. This can give players a chance to tip the scales drastically and can…

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  • Neoseeker's Holiday Gift Guide 2014: PlayStation 4

    … a couple of missteps with Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3, is back on their A-game. While Inquisition isn't perfect, balancing some technical issues and controller standards for such an in-depth experience, no other game will be matching the epic fantasy storyline and deep inter-character relationships of BioWare's biggest RPG in years. By far the best…

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