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Book Review: Kingdom Hearts II by Alexa Ray Correia

Boss Fight Books‘ “Season 3” continues, with Kingdom Hearts II. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Boss Fight Books specializes in publishing little volumes that explore various ideas about video games. Each book centers on a different game, and is written by a different author– they’re basically the 33 1/3rd of the video game …

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Book Review: Soft & Cuddly by Jarett Korbek

To put it simply, Soft & Cuddly is punk as fuck. So is the game it’s written about. Most of Boss Fight Books‘ library (at least the ones I’ve read so far) come from a place of nostalgia, if not outright love for the original games. Soft & Cuddly is markedly different, as it has …

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Book Review: Salvatore Pane’s Mega Man 3

I’ve used the term “armchair academic” to describe Boss Fight Books’ output before. In turn, I guess it was just a matter of time before I got around to reading one by an actual academic. While Salvatore Pane may be an assistant professor at the University of St. Thomas, Mega Man 3 thankfully never gets …

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Book Review: Alyse Knorr’s Super Mario Bros. 3

Boss Fight Books did their ‘season 3’ Kickstarter a few months ago, and, naturally, I got in on that bidness. Thing was, most of the titles they had lined up were interesting … but not quite on the level of “I’ve gotta get that,” level of interest that’s caused me to cherry pick other stuff …

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More Boss Fight Books! Metal Gear Solid, by Ashly & Anthony Burch

Years and years ago, near the end of the 20th century, I was hanging out at a friend of mine’s house. At the time, I didn’t have a Playstation- but he did (which wasn’t the only reason I was friends with him, I should add). In addition, he had Metal Gear Solid- a game that …

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Review: Jon Irwin’s Super Mario Bros. 2

I’ve never owned an NES; the Super Nintendo was my first home console. (Incidentally, the SNES is also the greatest console ever created, but that’s a post for another time). As such, I never really caught “Mario fever” to the extent that some of my friends did; my best friend in first grade could quote …

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