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Case Study: Velvet Buzzsaw and “bold” movies

As I go back to previous articles, scanning and looking for ways to improve, I’ve often found a common error that I keep doing due to inexperience or lack of ability: When I don’t like a movie or find it more disappointing than fulfilling, yet I still find its core premise or execution interesting and […]

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Games The O.D. on Games

Exploring three mediocre sequels to see if they are worth playing

As a Game Pass subscriber, I’m always excited to see which new games are added each month for me to sink my teeth in. Over the past few months, there were several games added that I always wanted to try, but never really intrigued me enough to take the monetary plunge on them; whether that […]

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The most boring movie of 2019

In the past couple of years, a trend has started rising which I’m a big fan of: Action-oriented spy movies, starring bad-ass women like Atomic Blonde (which I really enjoyed) and Red Sparrow (which I didn’t enjoy as much). They offered something different in story-telling, style, and action, in a sea of same-looking blockbusters, with […]

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My Friend Petro

As an obsessive fan of various entertainment mediums, I’m a huge sucker for IPs that attempt to marry two or more mediums in a unified product, whether that’s through adapting an IP from one medium to another or by combining the inherent features of both into one unique experience (like rhythm games). While it’s obvious […]

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John Wick Chapter Three is a great movie, but it loses what made the franchise exceptional.

The original 2014 John Wick is one of the best action movies of the 2000s—if not ever. For me, that comes down to three core pillars: The neo-noir style, the mysterious and fascinating world of the movie as well as its simple and perfectly executed story, and it’s exhilarating ‘gun-fu’ action. With the success of […]

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How two studios’ visions of Rage 2 contradict and cancel each other out

Rage 2 is one of those games that are just good; not bad, not great, there’s nothing so incomprehensibly bad that it hurts your head just thinking how that feature made it through the development process, or anything amazing about it that it would make me think about it long after I stopped playing. It’s […]

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Detective Pikachu review

When the initial announcement for a Detective Pikachu movie adaptation came, I was initially skeptical; Japanese material brought over to Western productions and specifically adapted from Hollywood haven’t always delivered on the original’s quality or captured its spirit. However, as more of the cast got announced and more promotional material got released, I was given […]

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Chill puzzle games

All video games are puzzle games, if you see them from a certain perspective; my definition of a puzzle is that you’re presented with a clearly defined set of rules which are meant to be followed—or broken in an equally defined and predictable way—in order to reach a valid or acceptable end state. They are […]

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Some general concerns about Google Stradia that I have

On Tuesday, March 19th, Google unveiled its “secret” project to enter the gaming space with Google Stradia; a streaming service that uses databases as the platform for high-end gaming experiences, that are then streamed to the player on their screen of choice (phone, laptop, TV, etc.), alongside a handful of neat features like sharing save […]

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Devolver Digital Double Switch Feature

Throughout the years of its existence, Devolver Digital has gained a reputation as a publisher and a brand; they don’t play by the same rules as everyone else. They take risks on niche games, they promote their games in unique and PR-less ways, and they even have a yearly press conference at E3 where they […]