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Conquering Evil with Cuteness

Is everybody ready for me to discuss a video game I haven’t actually played? In this case, it’s Devil World, a 1984 Famicom game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. While there was a European version, it was never released in North … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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We Are the Music Makers, and We Are the Dreamers of Dreams

Our sequential viewing of Disney animated films continues with Make Mine Music, another collection of shorts. That’s what Disney would continue to release as films until 1950’s Cinderella. World War II had done a number on their ability to come … Continue reading

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Wait, There’s a SOUTH America Now?

I had previously mentioned that I thought Dumbo was the shortest Disney animated feature, but technically that’s not true. The shortest is actually Saludos Amigos, a collection of four short cartoons interspersed with footage of Disney employees in South America. … Continue reading

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PC World

A few years ago, I saw a comment to the effect that the term “politically correct” had come to be too vague, and to encompass so many different things that it’s unclear what someone is actually talking about when they … Continue reading

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