Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Review

January 16, 2018

I can be a total sucker when it comes to being attracted to a game almost purely based on its theme. And sometimes that’s burned me, most exemplified by the copy of Conquest of Nerath that has done nothing but gather dust in my living room. After hearing some of my fellow X-Wing players raving about Fantasy Flight Games’ (FFG) Legend of the Five Rings (L5R), and taking a look…

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The Last Jedi Is A Discombobulated Incoherent Mess

January 11, 2018

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and probably unpopular opinions follows! It is perhaps fitting that we will be seeing annual Star Wars movies every December for the foreseeable future.  If these trends keep up, it means I won’t lack for grievances to air when Festivus rolls around. The Last Jedi is a bad movie, despite it being somewhat enjoyable to watch.  Unlike Rogue One, the characters are somewhat developed…

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Mike Tomlin Owes Alejandro Villanueva an Apology

September 28, 2017

I’m kind of ambivalent on this whole NFL anthem protests debacle. I feel pretty strongly that the issue of unaccountable state-sanctioned violence on unarmed citizens must be corrected, but I’m unsure of why the national anthem was made the target of protest. But for the purposes of this article, this is neither here nor there. The subject at hand, is the treatment of Steelers Offensive Tackle Alejandro Villanueva by the…

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When the State Decides You’re Better Off Dead

July 11, 2017

I firmly believe that the death penalty should be abolished. Certainly, there are some criminals where death would undoubtedly be considered morally just (Dylann Roof immediately comes to mind). However, what most gives me pause is the idea of the State being the main arbiter in which cases merit death and which do not. Given the finality of such decisions when they are made and enforced (you can release the…

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Make the DC Universe Compelling Again: Injustice 2 Review

June 15, 2017

Injustice 2 has been out a couple weeks now, and I’ve finally gotten enough quality time with it to actually write a review. I was a big fan of the first game’s single player story mode and online play, and was feeling some good vibes about this game prior to its release. As far as the story mode goes, Netherrealm Studios (NRS) continues to deliver on making great narrative content…

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World of Warcraft: Legion – Midterm Report

April 20, 2017

Some corrections (4/21/17): One of the perils of taking a while to write an article is that references to time quickly become inaccurate. Mass Effect: Andromeda released on 3/21/17, which is obviously more than a week from when this article went live. Also, since I didn’t fully read the patch notes, I didn’t realize the new raid instance, The Tomb of Sargeras, is actually unavailable, and will be unlocked sometime…

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Ghost in the Shell Movie Review: An Enjoyable Disappointment

April 5, 2017

I ended up watching Ghost in the Shell over the weekend. So why not write a Ghost in the Shell movie review? I guess if I had a TL:DR it would go something like this: I thought it was a good movie overall, despite critical pummeling and box office disappointment (as well as lingering controversy). Visually, it looks amazing. I was in awe how much detail went in getting the look…

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Game Review: Star Wars Force Arena is an OK Way to Pass Some Time

March 9, 2017

I generally am not into mobile games. While I do play some games on my phone, it’s generally either Hearthstone or the World of Warcraft Legion App, both of which are tied to the PC in some way. I did play Fallout Shelter for a bit, but got frustrated with its quirks that made for some confusing moments. Generally, whenever I happen to try a mobile game it goes like…

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Injustice 2 Trailer Impressions: The DC Universe Actually Gets Interesting

January 26, 2017

I generally don’t consider myself a fan of the DC Universe at large. That changed a bit when the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us was released in 2013. While it is on the surface playing on the overused trope of “yet another alternate reality story” it does center on a rather interesting premise: what if Superman just totally lost his shit and decided to take over the world? It’s quite…

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Ghost in the Shell Movie Trailer Impressions and Expectations

January 12, 2017

I’ve been hearing rumblings of a Ghost in the Shell live action movie for what seems like years.  And all of a sudden a very short teaser emerges, followed by an official Ghost in the Shell movie trailer last week. Ghost in the Shell has long been one of my favorite anime series.  Though I wasn’t that big a fan of the original movie, the Stand Alone Complex (SAC) adaptation remains…

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