We have a mini-arc that ended up running headlong into Abattoir’s death.Continue reading “Detective Comics #674 Recap”
Our heroes decide to attack some passing knights, and end up recruiting them instead.Continue reading “Let’s Play Tactics Ogre PSP: Ep. 2 – Bad Plan”
Note – This video was originally done as an intended test to see how well my recording and editing software on my computer handled upscaling to 4K, as a lead-in for subsequent video game reviews and capture. After the render times for this video at 4K ended up taking too long, I decided to go forward with the video anyway at a 1080p render.
I give my thoughts on the really stupid Pokemon Card Bubble, and how this garbage is serving as a barrier for younger, casual players who could be serious participants in the hobby.Continue reading “Editorial: Pokemon Card Bubble”
The Legendary Monsterverse has, unlike the last Western attempt at doing a Godzilla film with the 1996 film, has lead from the get-go with the monster fights. Even Kong: Skull Island had the climax of the film be a fight between Kong and the largest of the Skull Crawlers. So, when the film series made it clear that yes, Kong and Godzilla were taking place in the same universe (both with the involvement of Monarch and Skull Island‘s stinger), it was clear that somewhere down the road – Godzilla and Kong were going to have to rumble. And when the time comes for that brawl, you might as well make the main event the title – Godzilla vs Kong.Continue reading “Godzilla vs Kong: Film Review”
It’s weird for a game to become topical after the fact. That feels like the case though for Wolfenstein: The New Colossus.Continue reading “Wolfenstein: The New Colossus: Video Game Review”
A few quick updates on Breaking Down The Knightfall Saga, and how I intend to cover Cyberpunk 2077.Continue reading “Update on Knightfall, Cyberpunk 2077 Coverage”
This year has been nuts, and so it’s time to kick back and enjoy a nice hot, minty beverage.Continue reading “2020 Holiday Greeting”
2020 is the year where Virtual Conventions very much became a big thing, and I give my thoughts based on my experiences as an attendee, and from what I’ve heard from people hosting panels. Hopefully we’ll be able to all meet in person in 2021.Continue reading “Thoughts on the Year of the Virtual Convention: Editorial”
In the past I have reviewed several works from creators who are problematic, whether having previously committed sexual assault (David Eddings), or who have said very racist things and have endorsed genocide by a totalitarian dictatorship (Cixin Liu and the Chinese government’s oppression of Uyghurs), so it’s time for me to have something of a discussion of what goes into decisions of what I’m reviewing going forward, and my policies for reviewing works from problematic creators.
Also, for the record, Trans Rights are Human Rights. Black Lives Matter.Continue reading “Reviewing Works From Problematic Creators: Editorial”
It’s interesting how different aspects of geekdom’s failure to interact can lead to people grabbing into smaller parts of a larger, more interesting picture. (Note – this started as a series of tweets that I’ve tweaked somewhat)Continue reading “How Do You Hide a Debt Crisis from Shareholders?”
We manage to take a quick jump to B4 and explore for a little.Continue reading “Let’s Play Wizardry Tale of the Forsaken Land: Part 35 – A Taste Of What’s To Come”
This week I’m stepping away from my Let’s Play, my Reviews, and my Blog Posts to encourage you to likewise step away from the normal voices you listen to (which are statistically likely to be predominantly White). Instead, I’d like you to take this moment to actively seek voices of people of color, of Black people, on YouTube, on Twitch, in the podcasts you listen to, the books you read, the roleplaying games you play.Continue reading “A Week Of Listening”
We have our first battle with the undead.Continue reading “Let’s Play Wizardry Tale of the Forsaken Land: Part 17 – Brains!~”
I spent the past few days rebuilding my computer – the new computer is now online, and I’ll be able to return to my regular schedule soon. Continue reading A Quick Update
The Best of the Rest for Nintendo Power Year 7 continues with another 10 games.Continue reading “Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Part 97”
This weekend I am going to be attending Kumoricon 2019, so I’m going to be a little laid back on the Let’s Plays for this weekend, both in terms of streaming and in terms of video uploading. So I’m doing a blog post today with something of the panels that I have of interest. If you’re going and there’s a panel you’re interested in checking out, or if you’re reading this after the convention and there’s a panel you really liked, go ahead and post that in the comments! Panel descriptions can be found in the Kumoricon Program book, at the events page.Continue reading “Attending Kumoricon 2019!”
Another settlement is under attack by The Swarm, so it’s up to our heroes – and Fahz – to come to the rescue.Continue reading “Let’s Play Gears 5: Part 4 – On the Ropes”
Osiris extracts the Arbiter and heads off to kidnap a Promethean Repair Bot.Continue reading “Let’s Play Halo 5: Guardians – Part 9: A Rescue and a Kidnapping”
In the last couple volumes of Hayate the Combat Butler, we got something of a new status quo for the characters as a whole, while not really setting up what the next arc for Nagi was going to be. Volume 28 introduces a couple of new characters (sort of) while setting up Nagi’s next arc.Continue reading “Hayate The Combat Butler Vol. 28: Manga Review”
As a quick heads up – for the foreseeable future, my streams will be on hold. My last few attempts at streaming had about 65% of the frames dropped, and that was with attempting to shut down any system processes that used network traffic and after replacing my router. Part of these issues were what lead to the Lost Episode of my Super Robot Wars … Continue reading Announcement: Streams on Hold
We come to our final revision of Street Fighter II for the SNES, along with the newest JRPG after a long gap. Continue reading “Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Part 83”
Suspiria was what I’d describe as one of the best films Dario Argento ever made, with a tremendous visual esthetic, particularly through the use of color in the film, combined with the excellent score by Goblin. So, it’s not surprising that Dario made a semi-spiritual sequel. The second film, Inferno, introduced the thematic series that Argento named “The Three Mothers” trilogy, with the films based around three witches drawn from Thomas De Quincey’s Suspiria de Profundis. Inferno aims to basically be “like Suspiria but more so,” but it doesn’t quite work. Continue reading “Movie Review: Inferno (1980)”
John Scalzi’s latest blog post got me thinking – and this started off as a comment, but became a little too long for a comment, so I started to take it Tumblr… until it became too long for Tumblr, so I’m taking it here.
One of the support levels of my Patreon gets you a print copy of my fanzine. However, as of this writing I haven’t put out a new issue, because… well… I don’t have any cover art. I have the issue written, with the main article being a big piece breaking down the “Nasu-verse”, but before I put it out – I also wanted to get some cover art that reflected the topic – ideally of Saber, and in particular something that showed her as an active co-protagonist as opposed to cheesecake.
Except the artists I’ve contacted have not responded back, and I can’t blame them – because I can’t pay them. Not because I have no money… but because under the rules of the Hugo Awards, to remain classified as a Fanzine, I can’t pay them. Continue reading “The Hugo Rules for Fanzines need to be adjusted”
Kotaku has reported that the Trump administration held a conference at the White House of industry executives and various “Think of the Children” groups like the US PTA about violence in video games in the wake of the most recent school shooting. Now, for the past 8 or so years, this had been a settled issue, since the Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. EMA ruled that video games were an artistic medium and thus could be art, and in turn the 1st Amendment applied to them. Continue reading “Editorial: Thoughts on Trump’s Video Game Violence Conference”