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Parallels of ‘Black Panther’ power second season of ‘Luke Cage’

What Luke Cage Season Two and Black Panther Have in Common

A Special Report from Agent Parker.

If you’re the type of Marvel fanatic who loved the realistic approach creators took to humanize the villain Killmonger in this year’s “Black Panther” film, you’re sure to see some parallels in the second season of “Luke Cage.”

All of Power Man’s second season episodes became available on Netflix on June 22, and thanks to the power of paid time off, I was actually able to finish the series within a week.

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“Marvel’s The Defenders” was a Color-Coded Hell to Watch

The Defenders was Color-Coded Hell to watch

A Special Report by Agent Parker

Well, it’s been a week, and I’ve finally gotten through all of “Marvel’s The Defenders.” I’ll wait while you finish silently judging me. Done now? Then let’s continue. In the week since then, something has continually bothered me.

It’s not that the Netflix exclusive that finally brought together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist was difficult to watch. (You can save your Internet hivemind hatred of Finn Jones for another day). It’s not even that it was difficult to find the time to watch it.

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‘Breath of the Wild’ is a modern marvel in video game history

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wind

A Special Report by Agent Parker

During my first weekend playing through “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” I encountered a centaur-looking creature who greeted me with an ice arrow, killing me instantly.

The game’s forgiving autosave function had me respawn outside the area’s gate, and I elected to climb a mountain range to my right to not incur his wrath again. Halfway across the top of the ridge, I discovered a giant cycloptic ogre called a Hinox sleeping near a pond.

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Let the bounty hunter Samus Aran bring Nintendo gamers back!

Samus Aran - Metroid Prime

A friend recently drew my attention to the IGN podcast discussing whether or not a new Metroid game would help or hurt the Wii U.

It’s an intriguing arguement that, if nothing else, attempts to balance ongoing criticism of Nintendo’s lagging Wii U sales with praise over what perhaps is the greatest trilogy of first-person shooters and certainly the history of one of the first female video game protagonists.

My quick answer? It cannot hurt.
That, however, comes with qualifications.

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Special Report: BUTTON MASHER or Why I love being my Kids’ Go-to Gamer

Special Report BUTTON MASHER or Why I love being my kids go-to gamer

Special Report by Agent Parker

A funny thing happened the other evening. With our tax return in hand, I promised the kids one purchase each to celebrate Uncle Sam’s annual kickback.

Not surprisingly but certainly with some geek pride swelling in my heart, both chose video games.

Boss battles presented nearly insurmountable challenges for my little gamers, and once again, it was Dad to the rescue.

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