Growing up, Goku was my biggest inspiration as a human being. When I felt alone, when I felt weak, when I got picked on, I always looked to Akira Toriyama's riff on Superman to help guide me. It's because of Goku that I started working out, that I tried to believe in myself more, that … Continue reading Go! Hibari-Kun, or How I Found Inner Strength In An Old Anime
After thinking about it, I want more people to read my first novel, Emancipations! So I've decided to sweeten the pot, as it were - by dropping the price to 99 cents! You, yes you, can get inside the head of a chronically depressed former alcoholic who works a dead-end job at a dying mall! For less … Continue reading My Book Is Less Than A Buck, So Read It!
Though I'm remiss to say it out loud, I have to cop to the fact that I am, in fact, a really big fan of the battle royale genre. At first, I thought I only had a tangential interest in it - just kind of a passing, mild, "hey, this is a neat little thing … Continue reading Apex Legends, Overwatch, and The Strength of Character
It's hard to touch the original Resident Evil games. I know, I know - "tank controls," "fixed camera," "limited saves," so on, so forth. The laundry list of modern umbrages with the legacy entries is endless, and to a degree, I get it. Times have changed, and consequently so have our standards. To me, however, those things … Continue reading Review – “Resident Evil 2” (2019)
My first review of a 2019 game isn't actually a review of a 2019 game - go figure. No, on a whim, and because I sold off a bunch of games I on eBay, I decided to pick up an enhanced re-release of a 2012 Wii U launch game. Because that's a great use of … Continue reading Review – “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” (2019)
There's this weird impression that Resident Evil was slipping for a long, long time before Resident Evil 7 came out. Now, look, I definitely think that 2017's bold reinforcement (not reinvention, because it wasn't,) is one of the highest points it's ever reached, speaking as a lifelong fan. But I also think that it's disingenuous to say that … Continue reading Review – “Resident Evil Revelations 2” (2015)
It's about that time again, huh? Time sure flies. 2018, was, irrevocably, a shitty year in most other respects. I think I donated to more humanitarian and social activist causes than I have in my entire life - just so I could feel like I was doing something selfless with my money, that I was … Continue reading Games I Loved In 2018