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Game of Thrones- The House of Black & White Recap

21 Apr

As we enter week two of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, events start to ramp up despite a noticeably slower pace. The pacing here feels deliberate, and with some exceptions, each storyline is moving forward inch by inch. This is the nature of the show at this point, so I’m not so much criticizing as [...]

Game of Thrones- Season 5 Premiere Mega Recap

14 Apr

I was so excited in the hours leading up to last night’s Game of Thrones premiere I could barely think straight. It’s rare for me to get so excited about a piece of pop culture these days; I’m older, I’m more cynical, and I can more easily see through Hollywood’s deceptive veil. But man, Game [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 7

3 Apr

2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag I LOVE PIRATES. So this should have been an easy sell for me, but after Assassin’s Creed III introduced me to the most boring Assassin ever and botched Desmond’s present day plotline in the most egregious way possible, I was about ready to ditch my favorite game franchise. Black [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 5

27 Mar

4. Assassin’s Creed The game that started it all, the first entry in the now globally popular videogame franchise is considered more of a proof of concept than a fully-realized game. Back in 2007, Ubisoft seemed to be testing the waters for a more mature Prince of Persia with Assassin’s Creed, and the game also [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 2

28 Jan

7. Assassin’s Creed: Unity Earlier this month I called Assassin’s Creed: Unity one of my favorite games of the year. I have since recanted those comments and redacted them from the site. It isn’t a terrible game, but my enjoyment of it petered out after a week, and it thus seems unfair to hold it [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 1

22 Jan

Enough about feelings and life and all that lame shit, let’s get back to what really matters: arbitrary rankings of videogame franchises. Assassin’s Creed is one of my all-time favorites, but I am not a rabid fanboy, which is to say I’m not a total idiot. Thus, my relationship with Assassin’s Creed is a love-hate [...]

The Lost World- Not Quite as Perfect of a Movie, Part 3

14 Sep

Looking at The Lost World through a Harry Plinkett lens, I noticed a lot of weird, random mistakes, including things that even bothered me when I was a kid. In fact, a video review would probably be a better move than a three part blog post, but I ain’t got time for that and I [...]

The Lost World- Not Quite as Perfect of a Movie, Part 2

13 Sep

So the main problem with this film is that though some of the characters are interesting, none are relatable enough for the audience to latch onto. There’s no emotional center like there was in the first film, so it’s just a lot of pretty dinosaur shots with no substance. Malcolm is this confused non-entity who [...]

The Lost World- Not Quite as Perfect of a Movie, Part 1

12 Sep

So, continuing my renewed obsession in Jurassic Park, spurred on by the stupid Jurassic Park Builder iOS game I keep playing, last night I watched the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 action adventure masterpiece, released four years later in 1997. This time focusing on the sister island of Isla Sorna and an isolated ecosystem of [...]

You Know What’s Cool? Board Games.

7 Sep

And I’m not talking your pussy mainstream board games like Monopoly or Sorry or the Game of Life or some bullshit like that. I’m talking Fantasy Flight Games- board games for hardcore gamers. I first discovered Fantasy Flight when Alison and I spotted a Game of Thrones inspired game called Battles of Westeros in Barnes [...]