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8 Bit Book Club Kingdom Hearts: The Novel

March 21, 2017

The club reads glorified fan fiction featuring Final Fantasy characters, Disney critters, and anime-forever-friends. Caldwell sings the Kingdom Hearts theme more than once in our new segment, “The Bard Yard.” …

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8 Bit Book Club Making Sense of Metal Gear

March 7, 2017

The Lore Lords explore the Metal Gear wikia, which proves almost unnecessary because Caldwell knows it by heart. Come for the cybernetic ninjas, stay for the nanomachines! …

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8 Bit Book Club The Angry Birds Movie: The Junior Novel

February 21, 2017

The club graduates to a 3rd grade reading level and discusses a children’s book based on a movie based on a game. We contemplate the hidden message behind the bird/pig war, and Caldwell considers getting a very bad tattoo.

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8 Bit Book Club Myst: The Book of Atrus (Part 2)

February 7, 2017

The club revisits their favorite D’ni wunderkin, his crap dad, and his cave-dwelling grandma while trying to wrap their heads around the mind-boggling lore of the Myst world.

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8 Bit Book Club Myst: The Book of Atras

January 24, 2017

The club discusses the literary prequel to the original Myst game, which Emily confused for a children’s puzzle game called The Island of Dr. Brain. Once again, the conversation devolves into jokes about dads.

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8 Bit Book Club Mortal Kombat Slash Fiction

December 27, 2016

The club reads about a forbidden romance between Sub-Zero and Scorpion, then bullies Murph about his Animorphs fan fiction. Featuring an original Sub-Zero song by Emily! …

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8 Bit Book Club Christmas Comes to Pac-Land

December 20, 2016

The club watches the 1982 Pac-man Christmas special featuring Pac favorites like Officer O’Pac and Chomp Chomp the dog. The ghosts learn a valuable lesson about the Christmas spirit and Pac-man says “we have to save Christmas” no less than …

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8 Bit Book Club Pokemon: I Choose You!

December 13, 2016

The club reads a novel based on the first few episodes of the Pokemon anime and engages in a heated debate about starter Pokemon. Everyone comes out dumber for it.

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8 Bit Book Club Diablo III: The Order (Part 2)

November 22, 2016

The club catches up with Deckard Cain and his rag-tag crew of Horadric rapscallions. Plus, we read some user-submitted Diablo fan fiction about Caldwell falling in love with a hell beast.

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8 Bit Book Club Diablo III: The Order

November 15, 2016

The club follows the adventures of Deckard Cain as he reads books, talks about books, and looks for books! He also runs into a demon here and there.

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8 Bit Book Club Skyrim: Peoples of the Root

November 1, 2016

The club gets tricked into reading Skyrim fan fiction and just goes with it. Join us for the story of Mani, a lizard thief who lives in the sewer, as he embarks on a quest to join the Thieves Guild …