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  • Death’s Door review - You know that feeling you get when a game turns out exactly as you’d hoped when you first saw it? Take for example Death’s Door: Made from Acid Nerve, creators of Titan Souls, Death’s Door looks like an action-adventure, Zelda-inspired game with a gothic, low-poly look, visually-impressive boss fights and tight gameplay, with some puzzle […]
  • Fear street trilogy - I have no real affinity towards R.L.Stine’s books; I didn’t grow up with them and I would like to read them at some point, but I wanted to say that upfront because my reason for taking an interest in Fear Street was not the source material. Streaming services are here to stay and as a […]
  • Concluding the Saw Saga for now (Jigsaw and Spiral reviews) - The end is only the beginning Saw was never going to end and remain that way; at its lowest point, which was Saw VI, individual titles made six times their budget at least, with the “final” movie making 136 million dollars from a 20 million budget. Only the latest movie, Spiral, made 37 million from […]
  • Rewatching and ranking the entire Saw franchise to prepare for Spiral - Want to play a game? The first Saw movie was a surprise hit. The (then) up-and-comers filmmakers took a budget of around a million and brought back an excess of 100 of millions in returns. They went on to do great things with both working on the Insidious franchise, while James Wan making the Conjuring […]
  • Chicory review - I see a blank door and I want to paint it pink When I played Wandersong in 2018, I was not expecting it to hit me as hard as it did. Emotionally it was a beautiful and meaningful tale, but it was one of those games that refused to limit its ambitions. Despite its emotional […]
  • The Father movie review - The Father is written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his playwright from 2012, and stars Sir Anthony Hopkins; it is about an elder Londoner struggling with dementia. As he struggles with accepting this disease, his daughter Anne informs him of her decision to move away. You don’t need me to tell you this […]
  • A letter from Dick Power - [Temp Title] My struggle by Richard “Dick” Power (remember to check if there are any other books with a similar name, because I don’t want to use the title of a disgusting book by accident) “My name is Richard Power and you’ve probably never heard of me; that is because the powers that be made […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Prime Time - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • F9 is the dividing point of the franchise - They’ve made their choice; are you in or out? When I walked out of the crowded theater the first time I saw F9, I felt a bit awkward; the full screening had an audibly good reaction to the movie, a better one than I had. I was wondering why; out of all the staff involved […]
  • Awake movie discussion - I always applaud a movie that has the guts to give such an easy to pick on title; you already see negative reviews going for the “snooze button” takedowns and I always feel like there is an inclination to make a movie seem worse than it is just to use those opportunities to their best […]
  • Steam Nextfest 2021 Demo impressions - Another Game Fest, another endless stream of demos on both Xbox and Steam. Steam even gave their event a separate name this year, and hosted close to 700 demos; compared to Xbox, Steam did a good job at discoverability, but with the quantity of demos (and probable quality) I am bound to have missed a […]
  • Summer Game Fest Demos 2021 Xbox Demos - Another Game Fest, another endless stream of demos on both Xbox and Steam. Here is a list of the demos I played and what I thought of them. These were the ones I thought were the most interesting (for me) from Xbox’s list; their discoverability was not as good this year, so I probably missed […]
  • Why am I still playing Biomutant? - Besides the fact that I am weird. This is it. I am finally a GamerTM. There are so many games coming out, tons more being announced during the E3 period, and a heck of a lot more games/announcements coming later this year; yet I am playing a game that I am kind of enjoying and […]
  • A Quiet Place: Part Two review - As the movie industry keeps edging closer to normality, the summer’s first big winner has been revealed; the sequel to the much beloved Quiet Place becomes the first movie to break the 100 million barrier in the US with the worldwide audience embracing it as well. It’s a smash hit, like the way movies used […]
  • Before Your Eyes game review - There is this line that keeps bouncing around the gaming communities – a line I often use myself, because a lot of the time it is true. “Gameplay is king”. You often see this line in reference to games with a bad story; yeah the story sucks, but the gameplay is great, so who cares? […]
  • The Conjuring: The Devil made me do it review - Finally, after months of waiting, I got to see a movie in a movie theater! For those who forgot, a movie theater is a place with big screens, big speakers, comfy seats, and tasty treats, where strangers gather to watch movies – and what better movie to watch in a big, dark, cold room with […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: The Woman in the Window - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Maria Versus Furie - Furie wins. Thank you for reading! Once again, I am inclined to compare and contrast two similar movies with their difference being one works and the other fails at almost everything it tries. This time, I’ll focus on two martial-arts, female-lead action movies with roughly the same plot and same “limitations”, but end up with […]
  • Army of the dead review - Love him or hate him, Zack Snyder is a fantastic artist simply due to the fact that every time he releases something with his name on it, it incites a discussion that is worth having and is fun to have. Whether its his cut of Justice League and its length, his versions of comic book […]
  • Cozy grove game review - An alternative to Animal Crossing, where every difference is both for the best and for the worst. Animal Crossing was one of the franchises I desperately wanted to get into, after I fell in love with Stardew Valley; they are not that similar games, but it was a Nintendo franchise that had similar goals, and […]
  • Super Me discussion - Super Me is one of the latest Netflix Original movies to be released. As a general rule of thumb, I always go into something with an open-mind, but Netflix Originals have soured me many times before so I’m always warry and keep my expectations in check – which could be the reason I am less […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Oxygen - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Things heard & seen - Can’t wait for the sequel Things smelt & felt. This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Ji hun (The soul) - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Rain on your parade - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The Two Yin Yang masters - Corporate wants you to tell the difference between these two pictures If you’ve stumbled upon this article, trying to figure out the difference between The Yin-Yang master: Dreams of Eternity and The YinYang master, don’t worry you are not alone in being confused! Somehow, Netflix released two movies with the same title, on the same […]
  • Ubisoft free to play plans - It’s been a few days since Ubisoft announced its intentions to forego the 3-4 AAA games per year model, in favor of FTP titles that will have longer life spans alongside their AAA stuff; as with everything, the community seems to have some “hot takes” on the matter. In this case, surprisingly, I am no […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Fate of Kai - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Night in Paradise - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Love and Monsters - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Trying to find the way to enjoy Outriders - Outriders is just one of those releases that just splits people and produces varying opinions; searching for the game online, you’re just as likely to find a scathing breakdown of all the game’s failures, and a praising critique of all the things it got right. Nothing exemplifies this more than the launch period, where the […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: All my friends are dead - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The Descent movie recommendation - I haven’t done a recommendation for a while now and there’s a good reason for that; I like going back to great movies I’ve seen, but I’ll always prefer to see something new or something I’ve yet to see. I’ll occasionally go back for a watch along someone who hasn’t seen a movie or because […]
  • Deliver us from Evil review - There are so many new movies coming out lately; even excluding the theater releases (because I still can’t go to the cinema where I live), Netflix alone released heavy hitters like Concrete Cowboys, Thunder Force, Stowaway, amongst others. Broadening the search to international cinema, Netflix alone, has released interesting movies like Ride or Die, Homunculus, […]
  • Endless time loop games, for a (hopefully) soon to be ending time loop. - These past 14 or so months have been an endless time loop for the majority of people; regardless of age, occupation, or status, the pandemic and consequent quarantine periods have forced most businesses to utilize remote work practices, and most households to become a makeshift workplace, and entertainment center, as well as being…a house! Even […]
  • Watch Dogs Legion: My biggest disappointment of 2020 - One of my favorite articles I’ve written was about Rage 2 and how the two studios you would want in charge of shooting mechanics (ID software) and open world design (Avalanche Studios) being brought together, led to each studio’s vision of what the game should be to cancel each other out; WD Legion is even […]
  • Sound of Metal movie and acting discussion - The upcoming Oscar 2021 nominations now revealed and, as predicted by many, one of the standout movies was Sound of Metal earning six nominations (best picture, actor, supporting actor, original screenplay, sound, and film editing) and ending up joint second for most nominations behind the ludicrous 10 nominations earned by Mank. I put off watching […]
  • Ikenfell review - If you saw Ikenfell on a storefront and dug a bit deeper to see a description, a features list, and a few screenshots, you may have the same reaction I did: “Is this another indie, RPG, narrative-heavy game with a bright, pixelated style and a surprisingly heavy and deep thematic substance, and a cool twist […]
  • Palm Springs review - As the world comes closer to ending our hellish reality of being home, non-stop, for the past year (plus some change), I decided to gain strength and patiently wait my turn to get vaccinated, by watching a movie about a never-ending time-loop; that should take my mind off things! Palm Springs is co-written and directed […]
  • Narita Boy game review - I like using the phrase “style over substance” in reviews, because it is such a widely accepted and understood description; it’s not a sign of something being dumb and flashy over having something meaningful to say necessarily, it is more of an upfront and concise way to say that the presentation qualities of something is […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Bad Trip - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Genesis Noir - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Paradise Lost - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Sentinelle - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Possessor Uncut movie review - Doing a routine search on Possessor will show you the conflicting reception movies tend to receive occasionally; the movie has had an overwhelmingly positive reception from critics and middling reviews from fans. Possessor deserves this split; this isn’t a case of critics wanting something that the movie does not want to be or fans “not […]
  • How to talk about a game that demands going in blind using Buddy Simulator 1984 as an example - I bet you’ve seen this sentiment before: “Just go in blind; read nothing, see nothing, this is a thing that is best experienced without any foreknowledge; trust me, go in blind and you’ll like it.” I’ve done it casually and as part of reviews, but is any good? To me, it is the equivalent of […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Last day of June - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Another round: Exploring sadness and life through alcohol - Apparently, each year, there’s a study that determines the “happiest” country in the world; I found that notion absurd. How can you objectively determine that? Obviously, there are many factors that theoretically contribute to one’s wellbeing and prospects in life – like low unemployment rates, a high GDP of a country, statistical data surrounding subjects […]
  • Space Sweepers movie review - Sci-fi can take lots of forms; it can be optimistic or pessimistic; it can be bright and colorful or grey and dark; Space is infinite after all. Space Sweepers is a little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun. The characters, the setting, the story, they have heart and deal with some dark […]
  • Adios game review - A pig farmer who is paid by the mob to dispose bodies decides to stop working for them, despite knowing that it will mean his permanent retirement. That is the description of Adios the game, but it is also a description of a lot of self-contained scenes in larger crime movies; the juxtaposition of the […]
  • How Promising Young Woman and I care a lot compare to each other - Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Observe and Report; White House Down and Olympus has fallen; Antz and A Bug’s life; my personal favorite, Christine (2016) and Kate plays Christine. Movies released almost back-to-back, and are either very similar or literally about the same thing; the discussion in such instances has always been centered around which […]
  • I care a lot review - I care a lot was written and directed by J Blakeson, starring Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson, a crooked and ruthless legal guardian who has made a very successful scam of leeching the savings out of her elderly wards, until she goes after a target she shouldn’t have; also starring Peter Dinklage and Eiza Gonzalez. […]
  • Curse of the dead gods - An examination of the good (and bad) of its expedition system Curse of the dead gods (from now on referred to as COTDG) is a rogue-lite game developed by Passtech Games and published by Focus Home Interactive, which came out of early access on 23rd of February 2021. I’ve spent 21 hours with the game […]
  • Promising young woman review - Promising Young Woman (I’ll be referring to it as PYW from now on) was written and directed by Emerald Fennell, and stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham. The movie follows Cassie, a 30-year-old, med-school dropout, as she seeks revenge for an event that scarred her from her past. I went into this movie knowing nothing […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Red Dot - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • News of the world review - Directed by Paul Greengrass – director of the Bourne franchise – and starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel, “News of the world” is a new western in the year 2021, and…its pretty good. Tom Hanks is excellent, young Zengel is doing a fantastic job not only keeping up with Hanks but at times matching him, […]
  • Outriders demo impressions - I like a good loot-based game; I liked Victor Vran, Grim of Dawn, Book of Demons, and other indie darlings of the genre, but also some of the more well-known games like the Borderlands series and Warframe. I am always on the lookout for a good loot game and Outriders seemed really promising; its made […]
  • Minoria Review - Released in 2019, “Minoria” is a 2.5D action-metroidvania from Bombservice meant to act as a spiritual successor to the Momodoria series. Having no real experience with the Momodoria series, I cannot comment on how faithful it is to previous titles, but I can say that I really enjoyed “Minoria” and think it is GREAT. There […]
  • Pendragon impressions - Although theoretically I’ve beaten Pendragon twice, I’ve barely scratched the surface of what the game has to offer, yet it is so distinctly clear what the game is, who it is aimed at, and what it does well (and what it doesn’t do as well), that I decided to write something about it and call […]
  • The Dig review - “The Dig” marks a first for me: This is the first time I have seen a trailer that is so bad, I just had to see the movie. For the most part that trailer is a pretty standard Oscar-bait, movie trailer right up until the end, where a defiant, heroic, and purposeful Ralph Fiennes says […]
  • A movie about nothing: The Assistant movie review - As I watched “The Assistant”, written and directed by Kitty Green, that famous pitch of Seinfeld kept swirling in my mind: “A show about nothing”. Lots of creators would call that worthless, some would be excited by the prospect yet lost in the directionless pitfalls of the premise, but there are a few that would […]
  • Review Extravaganza - Signs of the Sojourner, The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines, Midnight Scenes, Frog Detective 2, Tales from Off-Peak City Vol.1. Since the beginning of 2021, I seemed to have stumbled upon a schedule by accident; there is one article for both movies and games every Friday. I want to keep that schedule, so I decided (at least […]
  • The man in the house - You get a call every night, just as you’re ready to fall asleep. He asks why you slowed down, why you didn’t ask that girl out, why you’re unhappy, do the people around you love you or are they just pretending. You hang up the phone, yet his voice keeps coming through the receiver; it’s […]
  • The medium review - I love horror entertainment. I love horror movies, books, attractions, shows about the paranormal or the scary. Everything adjacent to horror, either by visual aesthetics or tone, I am immediately intrigued; when it comes to games though, that is a different beast altogether. I’ve tried many games in the genre and I always wuss out […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Hunter Hunter - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: There is no game: Wrong Dimension - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Run review - Finding someone with a unique voice in an overcrowded and overdone genre like thrillers is hard, but “Run” is the movie that places Aneesh Chaganty on that list. Fresh off his breakout hit “Searching”, Chaganty’s newest delivers on everything you want from a tension-building thriller; it has great performances, writing, direction, and above all, a […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Alba: A wildlife adventure - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Kind of controversial movies of 2020: Call of the wild and The Hunt - 2020, in terms of movies, had a few controversies that honestly flew over my head on most occasions; two stuck out to me as very silly, so I wanted to check them out before getting to the more pressing stuff on my list. First, let me refresh your memory on what the controversies were all […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Underwater - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Grindstone - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The clock trick - I wake up. I look around. I’m in a beige, waiting room. Why am I here? Wait, who am I? I look at my hands; they are purple and rotting. That’s reassuring. Focus. I am still in Hell, but this looks nothing like what I am used to, right? I can’t remember if I’ve ever […]
  • My favorite movies from Netflix in 2020 - With all that’s happened in the last year there’s one thing that I thought was complete crap, but turns out it is actually valuable: Marketing reminding for movies. That is movie trailers, new screenshots or posters, released daily or weekly to remind people that movies are still coming out; in 2019 if you asked me […]
  • Movies that I should have liked more in 2020 (Netflix Edition) - Netflix has become synonymous with a lot of things over the years, but the one that hurts them the most is the average and forgettable quality of a lot of their Original movies’ offerings. This year, although it had a lot of good movies, had some bad ones as well, but mostly it was movies […]
  • My favorite games of the year 2020 - Will it finally end or does 2020 have another surprise for us?! In this modern era, there are increasingly less things people can definitely agree on, but if there are some stuff that everyone should agree on are: a) BLACK LIVES MATTER b) this year can suck a bag of dicks c) it was an […]
  • Going Under review - For as rotten as a year 2020 has been IRL, it has been as outstanding in video game releases; this is especially true for the rogue-like genre. From personal favorites like Neon Abyss to 1.0 releases of games like Risk of Rain 2 and everything in between, you could make a top 5 rogue-likes list […]
  • The most recent run based games I’ve played: West of Dead and Bloodroots - One of the things I enjoy most about entertainment in general, is how “genre pieces” can be so different from each other even by working/adhering to the same conventions as each other; take run-based games for instance. There are the obvious rogue-lites and rogue-likes, but beyond those there are score-based games, MetroidVania inspired games – […]
  • Tell me why review - Representation in media matters. All art forms are expressions of the human condition and representing our complex nature and society through art will always have an invaluable place in our lives. This discussion is key to reviewing and talking about Tell me why, the newest game from DONTNOD. All formats have been terrible in representation […]
  • Games I wished I liked more in 2020 - This is always the hardest list to make for me, because I really do not want to play bad games or play games that I know I won’t like for a list. However, there is a lot of value for both consumers and developers in acknowledging the mistakes and – hopefully – acting on them […]
  • Seven casual games I really liked in 2020 - Everyone knows I am the most hardcore player that ever existed; in fact, I’m so hardcore, I needed to play a few casual games (yuck) to tone myself down and be relatable to other people. Here are some games I really enjoyed that were casual and released in 2020; there will be one honorable mention […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Call of the sea - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Haven review - Back in July, when the demos festival was taking place on Xbox, I had a few highlighted games I was on the lookout for and Haven was one of them. Focusing on a couple of young runaways taking refuge in an alien planet, the game had clear inspirations from a wide array of points like […]
  • If found…review - I first heard of “if found” due to the various awards it won or was nominated for and, since it had a good discount during that time, I decided to take a swing at it, not knowing what it was actually about. Turns out it is brilliant and another game I played in December that […]
  • End of the year catch up: Neversong and Coffee talk - Tis the time of the season where lists are being made, arguments are had, and I look at my backlog and say “why haven’t I played that yet?!” Two relatively short experience that I was able to knock out fairly quickly from that list were Neversong and Coffee talk, which are two indie games from […]
  • An attempt to talk about Kentucky Route Zero - It’s been almost 4 months since the final installment of Kentucky Route Zero, ACT V, was released, and since I was a huge fan, I decided to replay each act again to lead me into the last one; it has been over a month since I have done that, and since then I’ve written this […]
  • Spiritfarer review - Marketing is a tricky thing, especially in video games and with me being skeptical about everything a company/publisher tries to sell, with all the overhyping and ‘buzzwords’ they throw at you to get your attention. However, I was never sold as quickly and as efficiently with a simple description as I was with Spiritfarer, which […]
  • Seven Game awards event demos that I tried - As far as award shows go, I’m not a fan, but The Game Awards are, admittedly, fun to watch; I don’t really care about the actual awards, but Geoff Keighley has managed to always put together a surprising and entertaining show with reveals and premieres. He’s also doing some great work “digitalizing” industry events with […]
  • His house review - A movie’s premise is important in obvious ways, more so for me, because there is nothing, I hate more than a great premise being squandered on an average or bad movie; likewise, there’s nothing that will get me as excited as a great premise being done justice by a great movie. Thankfully, His house is […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Raji: An ancient epic - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Roki review - As if 2020 wasn’t dark and twisted enough, indie games have decided to keep beating the drum of “dark versions of fairy tales” for their styles; from Neversong to The Last Campfire, and now Roki. Nevertheless, this style is one I don’t think I will tire of anytime soon, if the offerings end up being […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Chicken Police - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Bugsnax - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Veronica - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The rotting city - Editor’s note: Corrected a few grammatical errors that slipped through on December 7th 2020 “Why are you the right person for this job?” Truth be told, I’m not; bears are stronger and more imposing than me, a dog will follow orders and be loyal, a chimpanzee appeals to those VIP human clients. They already know […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: The Last Campfire - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Hades review - What makes a Supergiant game so unique? Many different players will have their own preferences, but the common factor between all of those answers is the insistence and focus of the studio to completely merge narrative and gameplay into one; no element exists without a narrative explanation, no narrative beat exists without serving the gameplay […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: I am dead - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Rogue City - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Borderlands 3: How to make a better sequel frustrating - I’ve put hundreds of hours into Borderlands 2 and as I finally started my journey with the long awaited sequel, I started thinking back on it and remembering my time with it; the memorable characters and solid jokes, the interesting villain that was Handsome Jack, and the fantastic, loot-oriented gameplay loop that had me hooked, […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: The Solitaire Conspiracy - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]