Movies, music, games, books, television, and more.

My opinions, jaded completely by my feelings, experiences, beliefs, and how I'm feeling at the time.

*SPOILERS* I will usually include a section at the end that may contain spoilers. If you don't want to know, don't read that part.

My opinion is not yours, nor should yours be mine. If you want to know for yourself, do for yourself. If you disagree, that's fine - you can make one of these for yourself for free.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Council of Geeks: "The Dark Knight Rises"

My original posting of this link has disappeared, so...

I participated in a roundtable discussion of Nolan's Batman films. My friend Bryant (Honk Mahfah) moderated, and then put it together all fancy-like on his blog:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Over Encumbered : Side-Quest Shuffle

When I launched the Over Encumbered project – which, in hindsight, was a tad ambitious – I did so by stylizing the games as quests accepted from a “job board.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

War Stories: Falco vs. Samus

There are few things in history that are as reliable as enmity between brothers.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

War Stories: The Historian

In a cramped room at a remote military outpost, two soldiers stand amidst the dead and dying, comrades and enemies alike among the fallen. This relatively routine mission has gone to Hell, and even if they can hold this location, chances are good it will be the last act of defiance in a battle already lost. One of them is thankfully armed with a shotgun, but the other has nothing more than an SMG and both are rapidly running out of ammo. Before the end, they resort to bludgeoning their foes until the incoming tide of attackers grows too much, and their blood-tinged vision slowly fades to black.

Out of the Blue: Comics and Social Commentary

A while back, Marvel announced that in Astonishing X-men #50, the character Northstar would propose to his boyfriend Kyle, and they would wed in issue #51.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Over Encumbered : Waypoint 6/22/12

In the past week, I've taken some small strides forward in my attempt to save these eight different worlds.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Over Encumbered : New Job Board Quests! Part Two

Welcome to Bla- Oh. It's you. Didn't you get some rest already? Looking to buy some items then? Engage in small talk? The job board… You want to look at more quests? Well, I mean, I guess anyone can technically take whatever's up there. Your plate seems a little full already, but hey, if it weren't for guys like you, I'd be out of my livelihood.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Over Encumbered : New Job Board Quests! Part One

Welcome to Black's Bookshelf Inn! Here you can rest, replenish supplies, and undertake new tasks from our local job board. Each task comes complete with a mysterious disc - sometimes several! - and a scroll - or massive tome! - detailing the particulars of what lies ahead.

Over Encumbered : Worlds of Oppurtunity

                During last year’s primary gaming season, I had the opportunity to play almost every triple-A title that has launched; the few I hadn’t played were comprised of Christmas presents (AC: Revelations), games I have no interest in (CoD: MW3), and games on consoles I don’t own (LoZ: Skyward Sword). It’s definitely been an interesting and exciting year, but what I want to focus on for now is a very unusual trend in my purchasing: open-ended action / adventure RPGs with a fantasy slant.