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Being Black in Video Games

Being Black in real life isn’t super easy. Sure you always have company whenever you go shopping, even if you started alone. You’re more likely to have a living will or healthcare proxy (at least you should). Because Black folks are dropping dead like it’s Jim Crow again. South Park’s new game recently introduced a slider that was labeled “Difficulty” and changed the character’s race. The darker you are the “harder” the difficulty. It’s funny because it’s... Read more

Free Hellevator Rides to Adorable Boss Battles

It’s no secret that I have an obsession with adorable violence. Therefore, no one will be surprised by my response to Hellevator: Ohmigawd, Yes! Unfortunately, there isn’t a ton of information about Hellevator aside from the overview and download link. However, there is also a handy trailer and a cheeky little write-up. Dark Souls crushing your soul? Needing a cute hit but craving that spooky-grim vibe? Hellevator has you covered! Hellevator teams you up with the... Read more

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GIANT BABY ZOMBIES: Language Game

Learning a language is a hard but important undertaking. I’m constantly starting and then forgetting to finish courses on DuoLingo. Hopefully, Giant Baby Zombies is the answer. Giant Baby Zombies is a game that forces you to learn a language to beat it and save the world. Appealing to our sense of vanity might be the answer to forcing growth and development. Maybe if the future of the world depends remembering the difference between camisa and comida people... Read more

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Holy High Hell, Heaven is a Place on Steam!

“I want to go to there.” There being High Hell because it’s essentially everything I’ve ever wanted in a first-person shooter: self-deprecating humor, violence, great graphics (based on the style, it’s beautiful). High Hell looks like a cross between GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 and the Adult Swim show Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. Check out the trailer for High Hell by Devolver Digital Read more

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Into the Archives: SOLARIS (2002)

SOLARIS is a 2002 movie about…. Space? Love? Time? Truth or Consequences? SOLARIS is the kind of movie that means different things to different people. It might be a horror movie if you identify with Dr. Gordon. It could be a Love story if you relate more to Dr. Kelvin. Finally, if you relate to Dr. Snow, it’s a kind of existential introspection. There is a beautiful planet called Solaris that demands to be explored. As with many... Read more

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I’m 100% here for Debris (the video game)

Today I stumbled across a new game coming out in October called Debris by Moonray Studios.  This is an indie game that feels big but doesn’t feel like it’s trying too hard or doing too much. Indie games come out every ten minutes. However, quality indie games are diamonds in the rough. This game is looking pretty shiny. There are a vast amount of research and unique perspectives built in. From the trailer alone the artwork,... Read more

I tried to make a Community for fun and profit and everyone died [Community Inc.]

Community Inc. is a video game that would fit in a crossroads of genres. Those genres that Community Inc. bridges are hard to define though they’re mostly exemplified by: Black & White – a God Game Simulator with citizens to tend to and keep happy Viva Piñata – a garden-based life simulator with a community of individuals who each offer something different and outsiders to protect from Sid Meier’s Civilization – a turn-based strategy game centered on world domination via tile acquisition... Read more

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Movie Review: LIFE [2017]

LIFE is a dark movie about death. Violent and inevitable death. Oh, the joys of living on The International Space Station (ISS) with people on earth trying to micromanage your every move but, at the same time, couldn’t help you find your toothbrush.  These scientists are delighted to be living on the ISS answering the questions of elementary school children about where they shit. Spoilers below. Read more

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Suicide Guy [Game] by Chubby Pixel [Playtime]

Thank you to Chubby Pixel for giving me a Steam code to try their game, Suicide Guy! Please note: I’ve never claimed to be good at games; I just love them. I’m still trying to figure out this who game recording business, bear with me (PLEASE?!) You might want to watch this with the speed turned up… I spend a lot of time trying to stack a box. Suicide is serious and if you are struggling,... Read more

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Watch Out: “XX,” a female-focused horror anthology

XX is a horror anthology in four parts, all from female perspectives available on Netflix. Mothers doing their best, Girls just trying to have fun, and Single Ladies looking for a little solidarity. In XX we get to see vignettes of everyday life going horribly wrong and getting darkly twisted. Check out the trailer and then if you’re not convinced, check out my review of the parts and the whole of XX. Read more

Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading List [’17]

Summertime means longer days and more unstructured leisure time to do what you will with. Since scientists love to remind us that children get dumber over the summer months because they spend all their time riding their bikes in the street and stealing from convenience stores, schools love to assign Summer Reading Lists. Summer Reading lists are great but they tend to be geared at children and highly filtered by “The Man.” Also, they always leave... Read more

REVIEW – I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young

Basically, I Hate Fairyland is the end of the world Skottie Young has a way of infusing cute with crazy in a way that no one else can. While his artwork is well-known, I Hate Fairyland is a welcomed introduction to his writing and storytelling skills. Image Comics, the biggest indie publisher stays on brand by getting behind this title. I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young is the story of... Read more