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Author Archives: Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga

KNIFE FIGHT II: Helping Out the Sappers for the Holidays!


Route clearance. A necessary evil in Afghanistan, where Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) litter every major road where US and Allied forces are known to use to get places. The brave men of a combat engineer platoon are forced to regularly make sure the main roads aren’t full of mines stuffed ...

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Front Towards Gamer Radio 241: The Pre-Squeakquel

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Gigi takes a week off to take some much needed time to finally continue NOT playing The Walking Dead (safe assumption). Meanwhile, Quinn, Shanghai and this week’s “Guest Gigi” Triscuitable, comes in to pick up the pieces with talk of Borderlands 2: The Pre-sequel, while Shanghai and Quinn go back ...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth: Review (PC)

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Firaxis Games has brought us the next chapter in the Civilization series with Civilization: Beyond Earth, but is it a true successor to the Alpha Centauri series or just a glorified expansion? This review is not going to go into the details as to what Civilization, the game, is. Rather, ...

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CANDY CORN I: OSD Doesn’t Do “Fun Sized” to Afghanistan


Ah, October: Gratuitously sexual Trick or Treat costumes (Sexy Despicable Me minion anyone?) and Pumpkin Spice crammed into everything, including your latte. That time of the year where there’s a mild nip in the air, every store starts pulling out Christmas decorations, and you say to yourself “Where in the hell did ...

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DEUCES WILD II: Droppin’ in on the Roosevelt!


Most of our video game filled supply drops go to units sitting somewhere in Afghanistan; some platoon of grunts staring at a black and white TV watching the Armed Forces Network re-runs of Seinfeld (okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but…). However, every now and again, we get a ...

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Front Towards Gamer Radio 240: Pikachu Katana

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  Gigi triumphantly returns with her Pikachu Katana or whatever it is she’s wearing (spoiler alert, it’s called a “kigurumi”) to talk about being sick for her birthday and further adventures into Fantasy Life on 3DS, while Quinn and Shanghai trade The Evil Within thoughts and Shanghai finally takes the plunge ...

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DEUCES WILD V: “Red Warriors” Get a Little OSD Love in Afghanistan!


Another of Operation Supply Drop’s August drops, code named DEUCES WILD, has come up on the radar! Jerrold and his platoon of infantrymen are going outside the wire every single day dealing with insurgents and hostile forces, so we knew it was critical to make sure that we got them ...

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Front Towards Gamer Radio 239: Freddy Isolation

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Gigi breaks her impressive multiple show attendance record  as she is now launching a chain of fish-and-chips stores in Londontown-pip-pip-cheerio, wot? Shanghai and Quinn are forced to carry on without her and do an admirable enough job, but let’s face it, it’s not really that great of a show without the ...

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Front Towards Gamer Radio 238: Destiny Who?

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Destiny who? What? How did that game go again? Can you hum a few bars? Activision’s blah-tastic fantasy MMO shooter gets removed from Shanghai and Quinn’s Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles in lieu of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor while Gigi gives up the ghost for a little handheld loving with ...

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Turkey: Surprise New Player in Poker Room Dominance

Story time, everyone! Once upon a time, I was a huge internet poker player. This was back when the World Series of Poker was all the rage on television and kiddies were swiping their mom’s credit cards to buy into tables to try and get a piece of the action. ...

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