Carston Carasella

February 26, 2018

25 Years Later: Revisiting ‘El Mariachi,’ Robert Rodriguez’s Underground Success Story

Aside from the triumph that 'El Mariachi' brought for the indie scene, the film also kickstarted the career of its director.
November 17, 2017

Top 10 Games with Staff Writer, Carston Carasella

Video games have been apart of my life for as long as I can remember.  I grew up watching my father play them constantly, and that instilled a love for the hobby within me.  Since I could pick up a controller and comprehend colors on a screen I've been feeding this habit, and whether I'm a better man for it is yet to be seen.
November 13, 2017

Retrospective: Ten Years On and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is Still a Cornerstone of Modern Gaming Culture

The fact of the matter is that the action RPG genre wouldn’t be what it is today without Assassin’s Creed, and a great many games are in its debt for the standards it set.
October 22, 2017

‘The Void’ Brings to Light a Classic Horror Movie Trend

'The Void' should stand as a reminder of what good horror truly looks like, and why we need a revival in the genre.
September 15, 2017

‘Sundered’ Creates a Beautiful Descent into Madness

Sundered beautifully melds genres and thematic styles to create a hauntingly wonderful world filled with danger and madness.
September 8, 2017

My Favorite Stephen King Adaptations

Not every Stephen King story has translated well to film, but these are a few of the best.
August 18, 2017

Review: ‘THOTH’ Trades Substance for Style

THOTH’s fresh take on a classic genre is as refreshing as it is lackluster.  Stylish yet barren level design and an overall lack of meaningful content stop this twin-stick shooter from elevating itself to a truly great title.
August 5, 2017

Talking Point: Has the Indie Genre Entered its Golden Age?

It goes without saying that over the past decade, the indie genre has come out of the shadows and defined itself as a viable source of quality gaming experiences.
July 16, 2017

‘ATOMINE’ Review: A Flawed but Promising Twin-Stick Shooter

We take a look at the gridded and minimalistic twin-stick shooter Automine by indie developers Broken Arms Games.
July 12, 2017

1996 Redux: The Sleeper Hit that is ‘Revelations: Persona’

 It goes without saying that the Shin Megami Tensei subseries, Persona, has become one of the most beloved RPG series in recent memory, but it didn’t start out that way.