An F-100 drops bombs near Khe Sanh in 1968. U.S. Marine Corps photo If you have positive notions of war, read this book to get that smacked out of you by ROBERT BECKHUSEN I was sad to learn that Michael Herr, the author of the Vietnam War memoir Dispatches, died Thursday... Read more
They know there’s a war on, they just don’t wanna go. Big Talk Productions capture This Britcom is full of strong women and cruel humor by MATTHEW GAULT Two boys scuffled in the schoolyard, provoking their teacher to punish them with a stern talking-to. The mothers of both boys watch, and... Read more
I feel a meme coming on. HBO capture HBO isn’t afraid to show imperfect commanders, mounds of corpses and actual tactics by MATTHEW GAULT Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton finally clashed on the most recent Game of Thrones — and it was wonderful. The two illegitimate sons of lords fought over Winterfell during “Battle... Read more
This team is ready to kill zombies … and challenge stereotypes. Street Justice Films capture Not all vets are alcoholics, ‘The Hurt Locker’ still sucks and no one cries when you kill a zombie by MATTHEW GAULT I interviewed Mat Best and Nick Palmisciano on Memorial Day. No pressure. Best is a former... Read more
Street Justice Films promotional image Veteran-helmed zombie comedy doesn’t take itself too seriously by MATTHEW GAULT Zombies are ravaging America, but former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-internet superstar Mat Best and his team have the cure. The heroes need to get the zombie-antidote into the hands of government scientists. One problem — Col. Holloway,... Read more
Full-scale Nazi aggression on display. Paradox Interactive capture Germany beat me badly, but I still had a lot of fun by MATTHEW GAULT Everything was going so well. I had organized my economy, military and political system — and was confident the republic would survive fascist aggression. I knew the history, lay of... Read more
Captura de pantalla del tráiler del videojuego de EA Bastante realistas, con sólo un par de raras excepciones por MATTHEW MOSS Por una vez, los rumores de Internet han demostrado ser ciertos. La empresa de videojuegos sueca DICE, filial de la marca EA, mira al pasado para la ambientación del último... Read more
‘Steel Panthers: Main Battle Tank.’ Shrapnel Games art Venerable hex game is free to download by SEBASTIEN ROBLIN It was the mid-1990s. The roar of Russian tank engines, the whoosh of anti-tank missiles and the buzz of low-flying Havoc attack helicopters filled the computer room of my suburban home. After a... Read more
A violent, visceral tale by KEVIN KNODELL “Know what? You should go back to Japan. You’re just not cut out for this,” says Rebecca “Revy” Lee, a Chinese-American smuggler with a penchant for violence. “Well you’re the one who invited me,” Rokuro “Rock” Okajima shouts back. The two are arguing after a... Read more
‘The Forever War’ Is Forever Relevant
One day in 1973, Vietnam veteran and science fiction fan Joe Haldeman sat down at a dining room table and typed out, “Tonight we’re going to show you eight silent ways to kill a man.” “Then I kept typing, not knowing at first whether it was going to be... Read more
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