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  • Community Writing Challenge: Gears' Second Chance

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    This week's challenge is to play God of Videogames and give a game, trilogy, or entire franchise a second chance. Some games hold promise but end up a poorly-executed mess, while others are good, but are simply overshadowed by more hyped up releases... More
  • A Dire Lack Of Hygiene In Video Games

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    I have short hair. I like short hair. When you have short hair, it can get out of control fast, and going to get a haircut every six weeks can be tedious. Sometimes the haircuts are few and too far between. I had been putting off getting a haircut, and... More
  • Replaying a Legend - Ocarina of Time

    Much like Adult Link emerging from the Temple of Time, I find myself revisiting a familiar land I explored as a young child... That was the cheesiest intro I could think of, but it is hard to shake the parallels as I replay a game I have not played in... More
  • The Best Podcast on the Citadel, Ep. 37

    It is truly a great time to be a gamer, or a movie watcher….or just a guy who likes to sit on his couch and watch Netflix. Digital media is stronger than ever, and whether you are filling your hours performing fatalaties, waiting for Age of Ultron... More
  • Matt-Libs (Farewell Helgeson Edition)

    You know how these work. Begin by filling in each of the word types in the list below, then match them with the numbered segments in the story that follows. Thanks for the great times, Matt! 1. Name 2. Emotion 3. Exclamation 4. Name 5. 90s video game... More
  • Bloodborne - Where to find the Suspicious Beggar (and how to kill him!)

    There's a creepy bloody dude on the top of a building with dead people around him, and he's covered in blood. Should you let him in? Probably not. In this video we check out to see if letting the Suspicious Beggar into the Chapel is a good idea... More
  • Community Writing Challenge Response: Mario and Sonic at the (Underrated) Olympic Games

    Hello everyone and welcome to today’s blog! The blog is coming a day earlier than usual because I am going to be spending most of this weekend studying for my upcoming college midterms next week, and because tomorrow afternoon I’m headed to... More
  • Battlefield Hardline - Is it worth it?

    It's been a few weeks since the non-Dice Battlefield game came out, and it's gotten a lot of initial appraise. So I decided to take a look into whether or not the game is still worth picking up, the current state of it, and whether or not the... More
  • My Top Overlooked Masterpieces from Last Gen

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    5. Enslaved Odyssey to the West Enslaved Odyssey to the West was one of my favorite titles from last gen. This game received mostly positive reviews from critics, but sadly it's sales just didn't match up. Made from the same developers that made... More
  • Why Do We Write (And Read) About Games?

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    If you had brought up the term "video game journalist" ten or fifteen years ago, few people would have even understood what that was. If you had brought up the term "video game blogger" you may also have been met with a blank stare... More
  • Community Writing Challenge: RAAM

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    Gears will always have a special place in my heart, and that's why General RAAM sits at the top of my Big Bad Bosses list. Don't know who he is? That's alright, I'll introduce you.

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  • Community Writing Challenge: My Top Ten Final Bosses

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    Community Writing Challenge for 4/9 - 4/15 - Final Bosses Final bosses are actually something I wish more games would move away from. Too many games are hampered by the need to divide their world up into individual levels and present super-challenging... More
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