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Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Nov 13, 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is something out of my dreams. Halo is the game series that brought me across the threshold from casual player to enthusiast. It was the game I grew up on, playing deathmatches into the night all through high school, lugging systems around for LAN parties, and endlessly analyzing E3 teasers. It even made me into an Xbox fanboy...

Review | Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Review | Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Nov 7, 2014

The melding of the Alien and Predator franchises was one of the most successful crossovers to date, so much so that 2010’s Predators was notable for not involving the alienss at all. Despite this, up until 2004’s Alien vs Predator, it was a melding mostly done in the margins, in comic books and video games of surprising quality. Now in 2014, the franchise is...

Review | Interstellar

Review | Interstellar

Nov 6, 2014

Just simply by being the next Christopher Nolan movie, Interstellar started off with lofty expectations for it to live up to. After all, this was the next film from the mind behind The Dark Knight and Inception, and if he could change the way we thought about Batman and dreams, what could he do to space? Then when he casts Hollywood’s golden boy Matthew...

Review | Nightcrawler

Review | Nightcrawler

Nov 3, 2014

There is a fine line between the horror and thriller genres. Often, they are used interchangeably to describe movies. I’ve come to consider them like this, thrillers are meant to take you for a ride, keep you on the edge of your seat, while horror movies are meant to, well, horrify you, be it through scares or something unsettling. That’s why cult favorite...

Review | A Golden Wake

Review | A Golden Wake

Oct 29, 2014

As someone who lives in the Sunshine State, it is curious to think about how relatively recently it was developed from swamplands into a civilized area. Florida attracts many tourists, but even its permanent residents can usually track their roots back to other states and cultures after a few generations. Growing up here allows you to meet a variety of people,...

Review | John Wick

Review | John Wick

Oct 27, 2014

John Wick was a conundrum in my mind. After 47 Ronin, whose bomb was so great its effects are still being felt by the fact I had no idea Keanu Reeves was going to be in a bunch of movies in the near future, this film seemed to just appear. All of a sudden there were trailers for some new Keanu action movie all over tv. Even stranger, it actually look good....

Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Oct 20, 2014

I’ll admit that I’m the last person to be reviewing a tactical RPG, what with my complete aversion to the genre up until this time. I always had trouble figuring out what was going on. I’ve played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and so I assumed I’d be informed enough to proceed, but it would only get me so far. I scoff at the current day...

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Oct 15, 2014

The Gabriel Knight franchise is something of a peculiar beast. Most people that didn’t play games in the 90s only know it as that franchise with one of the worst puzzles a point-and-click adventure game has ever had, which it totally did. The cat hair mustache puzzle in Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned is truly awful. In spite of that,...

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Oct 13, 2014

Beheading an enemy is a satisfying feeling. Monolith Productions have seemingly set out to prove this statement true with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a fully realized journey beyond the Black Gate set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. You play as Talion, a ranger who once lived with his family guarding the mountains of shadow. This changed when the...

AR-K Review

AR-K Review

Oct 10, 2014

Meet Alicia van Volish, the daughter of a decorated police officer. Her own career in the forced ended prematurely when an incident involving a curious golden sphere ended with her dishonorable discharge. Now a journalism student, Alicia wakes up after a night out with one heck of a hangover and  no memory of what had happened. As she works to piece together...