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12 July 2017

Tetris: the Games People Play by Box Brown

By // Books

Tetris for me will always be the first game I can remember an adult playing. As a kid, one of my earliest friends’ mom loved Tetris; I was astounded that …

06 July 2017

The Rebooted Adventures of Spider-Man

By // Cinema

With great power comes great responsibility: happily, Spider-Man: Homecoming understands that with YET ANOTHER REBOOT of a beloved super hero ALSO comes great responsibility…and they more than live up to …

30 June 2017

Matthew Loux’s Time Museum

By // Books

If you’re looking for an all-ages comic that combines humour, heart, history, and adventure, then look no further: The Time Museum is an absolute delight from start to finish, and …

26 June 2017

Guardians: The Telltale Series Ep. 2- Under Pressure

By // Games

After an exemplary first episode, Telltale stumbles a bit on the second, delivering an interesting, if somewhat less polished chapter in their Guardians tale. *Full spoilers follow* Having last left …

17 June 2017

Seasons After Fall

By // Games

There are moments in Seasons After Fall, where the stunning, hand-drawn graphics and the breathtakingly beautiful score, performed by a strings quartet, where you find yourself marvelling at finding such …

11 June 2017

TCAF 2017 Roundup

By // Books

Once a year, the Toronto Reference Library transforms into comics nirvana – and despite my love of graphic novels and comics, I’d never been. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is …

17 May 2017

Telltale’s Guardians Game: a Must-Play for Fans

By // Games

Telltale Games are known for their tough decisions; but here there was no question. I started kicking the corpse along with Rocket, while taunting the defeated super villain. Gamora was …

03 May 2017

The Original Snarky Viewer Returns: MST3K Ep.1

By // TV

First, a warning: if you hate when your friends make smartass comments at the movies, then you will likely hate Mystery Science Theatre 3000. To a large extent, this is …

27 April 2017

Batman Watches the Watchmen?

By // Books

*This article contains full spoilers for recent DC Comics – most notably Batman #21 and the recent Superman arc* On paper, what I’m about to pitch is going sound like …

22 April 2017

The Last Jedi: Why It’s Time for the Jedi To End

By // Cinema

Never in my life – up until a few years ago – did I think there’d be a new Star Wars trailer, let alone a need to analyse one; but …

20 February 2017

Uncanny Valley: A Mystery Solved Across Lifetimes (PS4)

By // Games

*Full spoilers ahead* My very first play through of Cowardly Creations’ Uncanny Valley lasted about fifteen minutes. The game immediately warns you that every action will have consequences and that multiple …

03 June 2016

Stranger in a Strange Land: Part I

By // Games

A newbie ventures into the world of murder and rage-quitting that is Dark Souls 3. Armed only with the advice of friends and a colourful arsenal of profanity, the author …

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