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Peacock’s Twisted Metal Sparks a Nostalgic Path of Destruction

Twisted Metal found its way into my collection of games during the era of the original PlayStation gaming console. In my teenage years, I had an insatiable appetite for video games, eagerly bringing home new adventures week after week. In… Continue Reading →

Preventing the End of the World Via The Lazarus Project

The end of the world is kind of a big deal. There are numerous threats to humanity which can be named, but the biggest one seems to be the human race, itself. Sure, there might be dramatic climate change, disagreements… Continue Reading →

Here We Go! The Super Mario Bros. Return to the Big Screen!

Being a gamer with a love of film, I wondered how well a movie about the Mario brothers would translate to the big screen. In the ’90s, my life was consumed by the Nintendo Entertainment System. So, in 1993, when… Continue Reading →

Tetris Plays Nostalgically for Gamers of a Certain Age

Per Matt I have a love-hate relationship with Tetris, the video game. One of the first memories I have with it spawned from my high-school computing class. The little Macintosh black-and-white computer screen welcomed me into its gameplay, much like… Continue Reading →

Sonic 2 is What Happens When Sequels Fail

I have a love-hate relationship with movie sequels. Sometimes I get pleasantly surprised, and films follow the logical progression of their predecessors. This happened with sequels like The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight and Terminator 2. These elite films… Continue Reading →

Nicolas Cage Annihilates Animatronics in Willy’s Wonderland

Imagine you have been hired to work inside a themed restaurant. All you’ve got to do is be the the overnight janitor. Sounds easy, right? No one to bother you. All you have to do is clean up the place,… Continue Reading →

Bringing an ’80s Classic to Theaters: RAMPAGE!

Growing up, the highlight of my week used to be going with my dad to the arcade and playing video games all afternoon. I kicked butt on Galaga and Super Mario, but nothing could ever compare to Rampage. The premise… Continue Reading →

Who Needs Who Needs Who? Guardians Telltale Episode 4 Doubles Down On Plot

The awkward and frustrating journey of playing the Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy episodic game series has made fluctuations between ham-handed action sequences and overly complicated puzzle elements all along. This latest episode, Who Needs You,┬ámakes another sudden swerve —… Continue Reading →

Telltale Games Takes The Walking Dead Into A New Frontier

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is a video game series based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name. Telltale Games, which has made a name for itself in the episodic interactive drama graphic-adventure genre, developed and… Continue Reading →

Previewing Video Games Live featuring the San Diego Symphony

Per Matt Combining my affinity for video games with equal amounts of orchestral love creates an incredible environment that must be experienced by all. Video Games Live is my newfound addiction, one which I continuously crave. Part symphonic orchestra, part… Continue Reading →

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