Marvel Collector Corps Unboxing

By Brian VanDenBergh 26 April 2015 Ok so basically there a bunch of names in town about monthly or bi-monthly subscription boxes. Everything from clothes, to makeup, to even pet food and toys, all delivered to you monthly. We nerds have our own subscription boxes as well. You have your nerd block, arcade block, and…

Learning With Easter Eggs

Needing to take a break from the depression that is Majora’s Mask, I decided to pick up a copy of Codename: S.T.E.A.M. due to my love of steampunk and strategy games. I’ve only been able to put about 5 hours in so far (mostly during lunch breaks; even NPCs have to eat!), but it’s been…

The Organ Trail Diaries: Part 3

By JimboSlice 26 March 2015 If you missed it, check out Part 1 here! and Part 2 here! When we last left off (yesterday) I had just successfully escaped Pittsburgh and was free on the open road again.  When I started playing this time, my initial hope was immediately doused by a grim reminder.  Only a few…

The Organ Trail Diaries: Part 2

By JimboSlice 25 March 2015 If you missed it, check out Part 1 here! Finally, the game was beginning in earnest.  I was on my own (well, with my three best friends great acquaintances good coworkers other people and one professional zombie slayer) to live or die by my own choices, no longer hampered by the stupidity of other…

The Organ Trail Diaries: Part 1

By JimboSlice 24 March 2015 For review in several parts this week, I decided to browse through my Steam library and pull out something I knew I’d like but that I hadn’t ever finished before (so that I’d still get to enjoy playing the game as a game).  I chose Organ Trail: The Director’s Cut,…

No More Paradise Island

By Brian VanDenBergh 20 March 2015 I’m a graduate of film school so I’m basically a snob when it comes to seeing things in film and commenting on them. This afternoon during March Madness, Marvel released a new TV spot for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Some things stood out to me and added to…

Let’s Make Better Movies

By Brian VanDenBergh 18 March 2015 The market for entertainment since Netflix started streaming has become so saturated that you really can’t escape. If I try and scour amazon for a deal on a nice blender for my girlfriend I’m greeted with an advertisement for Amazon’s very own show. Hulu has their own content too…

Day-One DLC: Downfall of gaming or Hope for a better future?

By JimboSlice 17 March 2015 This is my first article writing for this blog, so let me preface it with a few of my personal biases, just so we’re clear.  I love strategy games, of all sorts.  Turn-based, 4X, RTS, anything that makes you think strategically or tactically and manage armies or fleets, I geek…