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The Meaning of Hilhorst, Part 3

19 Jul

When I first started blogging and my WordPress site was called “Castle on a Hill,” I posted a couple articles that dealt with the origin of my Dutch surname, Hilhorst. I originally believed that my name meant “castle on a hill” in dutch, “horst” being a castle and “hil,” being well, a hill that lost [...]

The Killing- Episode 3 Recap

13 Apr

Head over to Culturemob, to read my recap of last Sunday’s installment of the AMC drama The Killing. The show continues to get better, though I think it’s a bit of an acquired taste (i.e. depressing, dark). Interestingly, Culturemob, like the show, is based in Seattle. Read the recap here.

Battlefield 3: The Call of Duty Killer

7 Apr

In case you weren’t aware, Activision is currently doing to its Call of Duty franchise what it did to the now-dead Guitar Hero series: over-saturating the market. Sensing this Call of Duty fatigue, Electronic Arts is taking its opportunity and is planning to finally topple gaming’s most lucrative franchise with their new military shooter, Battlefield [...]

The Killing Series Premiere Recap

6 Apr

Head over to Culturemob to read my recap of Sunday’s premiere of the new AMC drama, The Killing. It’s based on a popular Danish show about a mystery surrounding a teenage girl’s murder. I previously described it as a realistic and un-stylized version of Twin Peaks. It’s gotten rave reviews and though it’s unlikely to [...]

I Am the Blogging King

31 Mar

My quest for total blogging domination continues. Today I wrote my first piece for the Seattle-based website Culturemob. They’re pretty cool, and they let me write about TV, which is good because it adds variety to my repertoire. Anyways, click here to read my preview of AMC’s new drama series, The Killing, which is based [...]

The Top 10 Most Violent Games

31 Mar

Head over to Games Abyss to check out my list of the Top 10 Most Violent Games. I had a lot of fun compiling this list- writing descriptions of all the horrible things you can do or that happen to you in these games was morbidly enjoyable. You can read it here. Hit me up [...]

New Editorial Posted

29 Mar

Games Abyss posted another one of my articles yesterday. In this one I compare the opening scene of Homefront to the infamous airport massacre level “No Russian” from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Violence and videogames are practically bedfellows, and here I explore when violence actually helps a story and when it’s simply violence [...]

Homefront Review Now on Games Abyss

21 Mar

Head over to Games Abyss to read my newest review, this time for the military shooter Homefront. Though it’s kind of a mediocre game, Homefront has a cool story about North Korea invading and occupying the US in 2027. It’s written by John Milius of Apocalypse Now and Red Dawn fame, who also happens to [...]

New Review Posted on Games Abyss

2 Mar

My second review for Games Abyss went live today. What’s cool about this one is that it was posted on the same day the game is being released, which makes me seem mad professional. Click here to read my take on the HD remake of cult classic Beyond Good & Evil, an overlooked gem from [...]

My First Review Posted on Games Abyss

28 Feb

At long last, I’m kinda maybe sorta actually a real critic. Check out my review for Epic Games’ new stylish first-person-shooter, Bulletstorm over at Games Abyss. More reviews will be coming soon, so check back here for the links! You can read the review here.