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Five Nights at Freddy’s is a Mild Thrill Ride

I only have a passing familiarity with the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. When the game was initially released in August 2014, my then-wife was in the final stages of her pregnancy with our daughter, and the same week I… 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 →

The Last of Us Brings the Post-Apocalyptic Game to Life

I’ll be the first to admit that The Last of Us was not a game I picked up on my PlayStation. It’s got nothing to do with the plot or themes. Lord knows I love myself a good post-apocalyptic adventure,… Continue Reading →

VR Gaming Becomes Too Real in The Peripheral

I must admit something. While I am a Twitch Affiliate, a YouTube Partner and an occasional guest on multiple podcasts relating to gaming, I do not classify myself as a gamer. I rarely play games outside of a handful. I… Continue Reading →

Free Guy is Probably the Best Gaming Movie Ever Made

Ryan Reynolds has one of the most “geek and gamer approved” resumes in Hollywood. Reynolds continues to shine as a beacon of light in the nerd community, an actor who looks like he was destined for romantic comedies, playing the… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty’s Excellent 16-Bit Adventure

Per Matt Season 5 of Rick and Morty has arrived, bringing more galactic adventures to our favorite mad scientist and his grandson. The season premiere reveals Rick’s actually got a nemesis who goes by the name of Mr. Nimbus, a… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure Delivers Toys of Terror!

Per Matt It’s been a while since I’ve visited My Guilty Pleasure. With the holidays in full effect, family was over for Thanksgiving and all of the aftermath that ensued. Now, it’s on to Christmas, rinse and repeat. As a… Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks for G4

Per Matt For Thanksgiving, a very special G4 reunion brought back some laughs. And quite a few eyerolls.

Sonic the Hedgehog Sets the Pace for Video Game-Based Movies

Traditionally, video game film adaptations fail to capture the spark of the game from which they are rendered. Often, the “creative freedom” that is extended to Hollywood with the source materials is bastardized in a way that completely alienates it… Continue Reading →

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