I missed the release of their Castlevania remaster the first time around, and it was sheer dumb luck that I stumbled upon this release just now while researching chiptunes on vinyl. I didn’t even hesitate to order a copy.
“Dalek,” the sixth episode of the new Doctor Who series, is the first 9th Doctor episode I really took to. This has a lot to do with it featuring such a classic antagonist as the Dalek. Their tank design and robotic voices really grew on me while watching the adventures of the 11th and 12th Doctors, and I enjoyed seeing all the swiveling of the head and torso and hearing all the variances in the Dalek’s voice as it struggled with emotion. The regeneration scene, the opening and closing of the armor, and the destruction scene were all just bonuses for an episode which really showcased the Dalek design.
All the scenes with the Doctor and the Dalek and Rose and the Dalek are great, as they deal with questions of ethics and individual purpose. This episode is one of those stories I am a sucker for: where evil shows it is capable of good, and good shows it is capable of evil. Furthermore, it’s a great companion episode in that Rose plays the conscience, guiding not only the Doctor but the Dalek as well.
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Upon closer inspection last night, what we thought was cloth in the new Paragon hero reveal from Epic Games actually appears to be hair. Red hair. As in really red red hair.
And that reminded us of BloodRayne. You remember BloodRayne: the hack-and-slash video game series that debuted during the 6th Generation of video game consoles.
In that series, the protagonist is Rayne, a blade-wielding dhampir. She also wears a red pendant, as seen in this promotional art from EA Japan.
So, while this new Paragon character is probably not Majesco’s Rayne licensed into Epic’s MOBA, she could be. Regardless, she definitely appears to be inspired by her. Which would mean we’re getting a blood-sucking female fighter added to the Paragon hero roster, and that is awesome news!
But just this morning, the Paragon account on Instagram posted this quick little clip with the tagline “Her hunger is eternal.”
Red hair. Black outfit. Two blades. Seriously, is that Rayne?
Sadly, no. Epic has just revealed her as Countess.
Surprisingly, though she has blades, she’s considered a burst caster and not a melee fighter. Regardless, Countess is a teleporting, blade-wielding badass as evidenced from her announcement trailer. We cannot wait to play her October 25th!
Paragon is free-to-play and available for PC and PS4. We’ll be live on Twitch on Friday from 6 until 9 pm EST streaming this incredible MOBA from Epic Games!