by Kyle Ratsch
This week, with my newly acquired Netflix account, I decided to give Netflix’s “Castlevania” a view.
For those of you that don’t know, Castlevania is Konami’s monster-slaying, whip-cracking, magic-casting platforming game whose first release dates way back to 1986. The series has many sequels, including the stellar “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night”, which is highly regarded among critics and fans and has a playerbase dedicated to completing the game on broadcasted playthroughs where they complete the game as fast as they can. This is called a “speed run.” Castlevania also had vampires back when they were still cool and ran the risk of killing an entire countryside, and not the steamy sultry sex-engines in prominent media.
By Mike Buskill
It’s November, which means a number of things. The weather outside is getting colder, Christmas decorations are sprouting up in stores everywhere, and a new Call of Duty has been released. In a genre oversaturated over the last few years with futuristic settings and weapons and abilities, this year’s title goes back to the series roots with a familiar setting, World War II. With Sledgehammer Games taking their second crack at the series, can they bring players back in after the disappointment of Infinite Warefare?
By Kyle Ratsch
Oh man! Fresh off the release of season 2, I had to take a look at the talk of the town, “Stranger Things.” I promptly watched both season 1 and 2 within a 24 hour period and thoroughly enjoyed it. So let’s get into why. Obligatory spoiler warning.
by Kyle Ratsch
It is literally impossible to dispute Marvel’s success in the film industry within the last several years. The movies are massively entertaining, filled with fun action, and bringing old characters and stories to the big screen in ways that haven’t been previously possible. Their existence isn’t disappointing for sure, but I am critical of one of their stylistic choices, which is how they manage emotion and tension.
by Phil Gibson
Without a doubt one of the most loved areas of all things nerd is the realm of giant robots. From Power Rangers and their Super Sentai roots all the way to Pacific Rim, the world seems to love mecha. More specifically, the world loves watching ten tons of fun wrecking each other. Finally we have had the chance to see it come to life with the USA Megabots crew taking on Japan's Kuratas, and despite some interesting commentary and some elements that appear scripted (whether or not they were), the rise of the 12-ton behemoths is upon us.