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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    • The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

      This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014.

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    • 30 Years of Naughty Dog Games: Looking Back

      Though Naughty Dog is celebrating its 30th anniversary, we’re also excited to have been along on PlayStation’s twenty year ride that they’re celebrating this year. In fact it was developing for PSone that had Naughty Dog hire its first employees — for the first ten years it was just our co-founders Jason and Andy doing all of the art, programming, and design themselves.

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    • The Bestest Best 4X Of 2014: Endless Legend

      By RPS on December 8th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Amplitude have released two games this year and either one would be deserving of a place in this bestest best December round-up. Dungeon of the Endless can slumber on in cryosleep for now though because it’s time to sing the praises of Endless Legend, the finest 4X game of recent times. Adam: Science fiction, fantastic factions.

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  • The Sunday Papers

    … that this was just what fans did, part of the ritual, the ignorant shouting advice to the proficient. I am still struggling to accept this. What I am suggesting is that the pleasure of EA Sports UFC is the pleasure of this fantasy: You can tell Ronda Rousey to throw an elbow, and, through the television screen, she will listen to you. Then, you…

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  • Here’s The First 50 Minutes Of Final Fantasy Explorers On Nintendo 3DS

    … Final Fantasy Explorers has just been released in Japan so you’d expect Tilmen to have gotten his hands on Square Enix’s latest JRPG for the Nintendo 3DS. Thankfully he has, and he’s recorded fifty minutes worth of gameplay to share with everybody. Sadly Square Enix hasn’t said when we can expect the game in the west, but judging from…

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  • S.EXE: Coming Out On Top (NSFW)

    … in video games: Unrealistically proportioned people, doing unrealistically outlandish positions, in a sort of clumsy mechanical manner. Sex scenes in this game are usually one still that the camera pans over, whilst the text adds… flavour. This is probably the best way to do it, since using text to evoke the player’s idea of eroticism was always…

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  • Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Dec. 19)

    … doesn’t offer a PvP mode. Mixi apparently tries to replicate the strategy of GungHo Online Entertainment (3765) whose mega hit Puzzle & Dragons was followed by spin-off app called Puzzle & Dragons Challenge last year. First artwork: ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Konami (9766) entry updated -> Chronos Ring クロノスリング (iOS…

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  • Richard’s Top Ten Games of 2014

    … As you read this list, you’re going to notice something about me: The thing I most care about in a game isn’t the gameplay, but the plot. I just love a well-told story. Thus, my personal top 10 list is largely full of either plot-heavy games or those that told their story in a novel way. Steins;Gate Set in modern day Akihabara, the plot follows…

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  • Blu-ray Review: Nightbreed, The Director’s Cut

    … and we learn that being a monster isn’t necessarily skin deep. In fact, the whole idea behind this story is that one doesn’t have to look like a monster to be a monster, and just because you like one, doesn’t mean you’re bad. According to the intro, Barker explains that much of this theme was lost in the studios cut of the film. In this director’s…

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  • Rune Factory 4 - Review

    … Over the years I�ve played a lot of Harvest Moon games, but Rune Factory 4 is my first experience with its fantasy-based spin-off series. I�m sure the idea of farm management games has always been baffling to many gamers, but I�ve always had a bit of a soft spot for them. At its core the Harvest Moon series has always been about time management… -
  • M3’s Second Half Lacks What Made the Show Great: Endless Despair

    … until the reveal, M3 is very much a science fiction anime. However, then we learn that the creation of the Lightless Realm is basically due to an unknown creature, a magical rock, and a supernatural ritual—i.e., fantasy genre elements. Now this is not to say that a work can't mix sci-fi and fantasy elements—I mean, look at Star Wars. However…

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  • Game of Thrones: Episode One - Iron From Ice (PS4) - Review

    … in the background. Game of Thrones has a lot of potential judging by this first effort, but needs a lot more polish before it really hits new heights. The narrative is promising, and although the gameplay is stunted it remains a thoroughly absorbing experience. You'll need to be absorbed, because there are at least five more episodes coming. I for one cannot wait. This review is based on a digital copy of Game of Thrones: Episode One - Iron From Ice for the PS4, provided by the publisher.…

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  • Reverb Triple XP Offering Great Discounts on Steam Holiday Sale

    … to upgrade your equipment, and summon monsters – including dragons! Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion – $1.99 (80% off, SRP $9.99) – Fart or die in Orc Attack, a fun-loving, hack-and-slash action game, where Orcs battle pollution-loving humans in a humorous fantasy setting. Join in this co-op with up to four players and take the fight to the humans…

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  • A Couple Of Hours With… Dungeon Defenders II

    … By Alec Meer on December 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Dungeon Defenders II is a tower defence/action-RPG hybrid, with a very heavy focus on co-op multiplayer, in which your fantasy archetype lays traps and wades into the fray themselves in the hope of defeating waves of marching monsters. Its ‘pre-alpha’ has been out on Steam Early Access…

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