The Sadness of Louise Belcher

I love Bob’s Burgers. I know a lot of people don’t like the show, but it’s a house favorite around these parts. A lot of people who do like the show name Louise, the youngest daughter, as their favorite character. It’s easy to see why. She’s the psychopath with a heart of gold. A little…

Nintendo and D&D Part 2: Media Blitz

The life of the animated works of D&D and Nintendo are very different beasts. 1989 saw the explosion of Nintendo multimedia with several cartoons and a film about playing Nintendo. This was already well into the lifespan of the product, and was used to more as brand and product awareness boosts rather than product introduction….

Nintendo and D&D Part 1: 1989 Nintendo

“Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, Princess!” -Link the Asshole The year is 1989. President Reagan gives his farewell address, and President George Bush, Sr. takes over. Emperor Hirohito passes away, and the Heisei period begins in Japan. It was a year of change for both the United States of America, and for Japan. Luckily, Nintendo was here…

TV Testimony: Continuum S01E02 – Fast Times

Welcome to the second edition of TV Testimonals! In TV Testimonals I will be watching a season of a television show I haven’t seen before and hoping to give it a fair shake from start to finish as I watch all of the season and see what it has to offer. I will be sticking…

TV Testimony: Continuum S01E01 – A Stitch in Time

Welcome to the first edition of TV Testimonals! In TV Testimonals I will be watching a season of a television show I haven’t seen before and hoping to give it a fair shake from start to finish as I watch all of the season and see what it has to offer. I will be sticking…

Movie Lessons: Avengers

I saw Avengers last night and there are a lot of things to like about the movie. However, I want to focus on one thing that I think the movie did incredibly well, and talk about its implications for games of all types. In Avengers, there were four tiers of heroes. S.H.I.E.L.D and Nick Fury…

Cost of Living and what it means to video games

Two things. First, go watch this: Cost of Living Now go read this: Film Critic Hulk – Short Films Ok, we got that out of the way. At this point you are thinking, “You obviously agree with Film Critic Hulk that this thing is great, but what does it have to do about video games….

Alcatraz: Filling in the Gaps

When I first wrote about the problems in the initial two episodes of Alcatraz, I did not think they would be quickly fixed. Instead, the next two episodes went out of their way to not only prove me wrong, but to begin to settle into a steady rhythm. Now, I want to state quite clearly…