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GAMING POINT OF LOU – PAIRS, THE CARD GAME

January 14, 2018 Author: Lou Federico

  I have a particular fondness for what I call “Backpack games”. Small, inexpensive, and easily portable games that you can stuff in your backpack or pocket, which can be played pretty much anywhere. A bus, a library, a coffee shop, the top of a mountain, or in a tent. These types of games don’t Read More

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GAMING POINT OF LOU – LOOT BOXES

January 7, 2018 Author: Lou Federico

(Image Credit: Blizzard) I very rarely do an opinion piece, if for no other reason than they just start fights with anonymous keyboard warriors over the internet. And we all know how those turn out. But there is a phenomenon in today’s gaming environment that I need to talk about for a few minutes, and Read More

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GAMING POINT OF LOU – TAK, A BEAUTIFUL GAME

January 2, 2018 Author: Lou Federico

  Patrick Rothfuss is one of the modern era’s finest authors, he has the ability to wield the English language with the same expertise that a surgeon wields a scalpel. While I highly recommend picking up his bestselling novels, Tak is a simple board game born out of his literary genius that is the subject Read More

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G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review- 1987 Raptor, the Cobra that’s always in Halloween Costume!

October 31, 2017 Author: Gary Viola

1987 is a love it or leave it year for G.I. Joe. Many fans feel it left behind the military aspect for fantasy. One of the examples commonly pointed to is the Cobra character Raptor. Being that it’s Halloween, and this guy is in a bird costume, perfect time for a review! As a figure, Raptor comes Read More

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G.I. Gary Classic Toy Review: Transformers G1 Starscream and the Seekers

October 16, 2017 Author: Gary Viola

In 1984, Hasbro’s “The Transformers” launched, with not only a toyline, but TV show and comic books provided by Sunbow  and Marvel. Among the initial release were three transforming robots that turned into F15 fighting jets, Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. Using the molds from Japanese company Takara’s Diaclone line, these three are the definition of “repaints.” Read More

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GAMING POINT OF LOU – OCTOBER 2017 NEW VIDEO GAME RELEASES

October 6, 2017 Author: Lou Federico

  Welcome Back Everyone!!! I know it’s been a couple of weeks since my last article.  Life, as it has a way of doing, threw some curveballs in my direction, but I did not want the month to go by without touching on the cavalcade of new video game releases. As many long time gamers Read More

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GAMING POINT OF LOU – THE DESTINY 2 REVIEW

September 22, 2017 Author: Lou Federico

  Destiny 2 made its debut back on September 6th, and while my initial reaction was to rush out a review, I decided to wait a couple of weeks, to really dig into the game to see what it had to offer. Regular readers will undoubtedly know that I have a soft spot in my Read More

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GAMING POINT OF LOU – PATH OF EXILE

September 20, 2017 Author: Lou Federico

  Ok everyone, it’s time to take a trip in the wayback machine with me. The year: 1997, a very young, and super nerdy Lou was at his local Funcoland, and saw a game on the shelf, it was a PC game. Up until that point Lou didn’t use his PC for gaming, he did Read More

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G.I. Gary Shows You How: Properly Change a G.I. Joe O-Ring

September 18, 2017 Author: Gary Viola

If you’ve ever had the 1980s G.I. Joe figures, you’ve had an O-ring break. With the basic design established in 1982, the O-ring design lasted until 2006 in retail, making this a very common issue. With these figures as old as 35 years, the rubber deterioriates and eventually needs to be replaced. Follow along as Read More

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A Very Groovy Double Feature: A Ganache On The Street Report

September 5, 2017 Author: John Amenta

Saturday night August 26th The Pint (or one half at least, more on that later) attended another double featurepalooza hosted by Connecticut Cult Classics at The Strand Theater in Seymour, CT. If you are a listener of our podcast or radio show, you have heard us gush over these events and interview the head of Read More

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