Showcase – PAX Prime in Seattle, WA

Pax PrimeI wanted to talk about an event that is rather special to me. As a child growing up in the north, there are essentially no opportunities to attend conventions of any kind, let alone any focused on the medium I love. Leaving town is an expensive endeavor and not one to casually do in search for these gatherings of communities. But in 2014, my friend Brandon Cooke and I decided it was time that we bust out our wallets and make the commitment to journey down to Seattle, WA for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime and get a tangible insight closer into the video game industry and culture outside of reddit and NeoGAF. Accompanied by my girlfriend, Erika Thompson, the three of us drove all the way from Yellowknife, NT, to see what we were missing. I was nothing short of hooked. Continue reading

Small update

Got nothing new yet this week. In fact, I’m not finished the game I’m currently playing, which may or may not be my next review. In the next day or so I’d like to have a new Showcase up, but that all depends on productivity, which is at an all time low. Anyways, plans are in place, just got to get them in motion, hopefully I’ll have something to show for it soon.

Saw (Video Game) Review – “Would you like to–” Beat a dead horse? No.

The Saw video game comes as a bit of a surprise to me. Don’t misinterpret, this game is not good, mediocre at the very most. However, as a fan of the Saw franchise, I went in knowing full well that this series isn’t structured well to translate over to video games despite the whole stupid “Would you like to play a game?” tagline the films carry. However, this game SURPRISINGLY showcases some interesting ideas and has a decent premise for its story. Considering my expectations for this game were “total shit”, I can’t quite call it disappointing that the few strong elements the game has are muddled within its fundamental flaws.

Oh, and since this takes place farther in the Saw timeline, there are minor spoilers, but nothing worth covering your eyes over. Continue reading

Missed the Mark

Pic of pumpkins in water - Time only flows one way, and I ran out of it...

Time only flows one way, and I ran out of it…

Halloween has come and gone. So yep, I screwed up. Couldn’t manage to fit all my reviews in before the end of the month. Not a fantastic start for building routine and upholding a schedule. Oh well, I should have my next review up later today or tomorrow and then I’ll try get back on track.