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April 16, 2018

‘Metal Gear Solid 4’: An Act By Act Analysis

There is not a single video game that opens as profoundly, or as appropriately, as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots does with Solid Snake’s “War has changed” monologue. In less than five minutes, not only is the game’s tone established, so is a new direction for the franchise as a whole.
April 13, 2018

Extreme Lows: ‘Radical Heights’ is Everything Wrong With Early Access

A cart full of manure that stays on the road is still a cart full of manure, and that's what Radical Heights feels like.
April 9, 2018

PS5: Rumors, Expectations, Hopes, & Fears

In the last few days some alleged leaks about PS5 have hit the Internet. As with any leak or rumour, it would behove one to take each piece of news with the proverbial grain of salt, but this source has gotten things of this nature right before...
April 7, 2018
A Way Out Split Screen

‘A Way Out’ -The Art of the Split Screen and the Long Tracking Shot

A Way out is loaded with cinematic effects that in the hands of someone less professional than Josef Fares could have come across as the work of an amateur.
April 6, 2018
Sea of Thieves

‘Sea of Thieves’- Subtle Patches to Improve Piracy

Sea of Thieves is a unique treasure of an experience. Here are some simple changes, quality of pirate life adjustments, and potential updates that could help keep it afloat.
April 4, 2018
Ciarán Hinds in AMC's The Terror

‘The Terror’ Quietly Escalates the Dread in Its First Few Episodes

The first three episodes of AMC's new horror series "The Terror" find a mid-19th century expedition stranded in the Arctic. Starvation is on everyone's mind, but a creature is also stalking them across the ice.
April 3, 2018
Sea of Thieves Review

Tales from the Deep: My Experience with ‘Sea of Thieves’

With the right crew, Sea of Thieves can be an awesome experience. If you can look past it’s flaws, there are a lot of memorable moments to be created.
April 2, 2018
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

50 Years Later: The Sounds of the Universe in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

As fresh today as it was upon release, Kubrick's masterpiece is a master class in soundtrack selections that both comment on and bolster the images on screen.
March 30, 2018
Metal Gear Solid 3

‘Metal Gear Solid 3’: A Perfect Circle

With The Boss, and with Metal Gear Solid 3, Kojima recontextualizes the entire Metal Gear narrative to tie into Metal Gear Solid 2’s ending. In that sense, the series also becomes a story that was always leading to an ending like MGS2’s. Metal Gear becomes a perfect circle.
March 30, 2018
Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One

Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Is Poisoned by Fandom

'Ready Player One' was always going to be a flawed property, something that played off the basest, shallowest parts of fan culture.