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Japanese Gothic: Sounds of the Invasion – Aural Vampire

What happens when a vampire vocalist meets a mysterious serial killer sound producer? Although this may seem like a hypothetical question, it has already been answered. Enter the energetic dark sounds of the extremely charismatic band Aural Vampire. Although known to the world mostly for their chic, Anime and Lolita …

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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Developed: Troika Games Published: Sierra Entertainment Released: August 21st, 2001 A review by Mark Hickman Created by the team who developed the original Fallout, Arcanum, at first glance looks similar to said game. However, Arcanum is grounded within an original fantasy setting and boasts a strong steampunk aesthetic. The most …

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Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded

Steampunk Reloaded is the second of three anthology volumes edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer. As I have not read the other two installments, I can’t compare this book to them but after reading, I would definitely be interested in checking them out. The anthology begins with an introduction by …

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