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On this episode of Quick Kicks, we discuss crowd-funded graphic novel, Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny. Tuskegee Heirs aspires to mix the history of the Tuskegee Airmen’s story into a sci-fi nerd culture series about young teens that are the Earth’s last line of defense. The creators, Marcus Williams (Hero Cats, Super Natural and D.M.C) and children’s book author Greg Burnham (Broken Glass and Grandpa’s Shoes), are looking to not only create a comic based around these young heroes, but create an entire universe of animation episodes, video games, and anything else that could accurately tell the history behind the Tuskegee Airmen through these kid’s stories.

Fran Bow

So, recently I have heard all about the hype of Fran Bow and I just had to check it out for myself. I’ll have to admit, this game had intrigued me from the beginning as I watched YouTubers play Fran Bow just to get a glimpse of the plot. I picked it up and decided to try it for myself.

used games

It’s that time again Loading Screen fans, we are back with a new episode for you to kick off the new year! The cobwebs were real as we recorded a spectacular conversation only to find out it wasn’t recording at all. After disbelief and a few laughs, we decided to push on and keep the conversation going. We share our used games stories including Erica’s horrible exchange rate for her copy of Titanfall, as well as how we feel about ESRB ratings, the Oculus Rift, and where the future is headed in gaming.

juliet starling

In the last several years, there have been more zombie-slayer games than we know what to do with. Especially since a lot of them seem to have the same idea behind them: the world is ending, you have no idea how or why this is happening, but you just need to survive. You use your limited skills and probably a big gun to force your way through hordes of the undead until you can find some sort of sanctuary.

faithconnors

Faith Connors of Mirror’s Edge fame has won praise all over gaming culture for her non-sexualized design and her realistic body type. And we love that. We love when female character are designed to be more accessible and relatable to all audiences, not just desired by some and scorned by others. But obviously, there’s much more to her than that.

samus aran

We’ve all had our “Samus Moment.” You know the one: the moment where we can’t help but blurt out, “Samus is a girl?!”

I had mine when I played Super Smash Bros: Melee with my brothers, and one of us activated Samus’s smash attack, and she came back without her suit, bearing her long, blond ponytail and all.

You might’ve had yours while actually playing Metroid as a kid, or a friend could have spilled the beans. What did you feel? Confusion? Shock? Joy?

This week, Another Castle explores Samus Aran, the original “Anything you can do I can do better, and I can do it in four-inch heels.”