Gaming for the greater good

November 23, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wanted to perform charitable acts but don’t want to venture too far outside of your comfort zone? Can you play video games for hours on end without stopping? Do you have the ability to stream your game play for the world to see? If the answer to those questions is yes, then […]

Marvel Cinematic Universe Update

November 11, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Thor: The Dark World out it’s about time for an update on what everyone’s favorite comic book company is getting up to. Marvel has a lot of projects in the pipeline, and they are gearing up to make sure the Marvel universe is as prolific as possible. The phase one films were a decent […]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

November 11, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes No series has been able to keep up with the train that is Call of Duty. A series that started as a “Medal of Honor killer” lived up to its plan and quickly expanded to become a yearly franchise. Much like sports games, Call of Duty doesn’t change much between installments, but it does add […]

You are not alone

November 2, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes Written by Cameron Simek, @skabomb, [email protected] Photo by Melissa Henrie   “Kill Yourself.” We see these words written and hear them spoken on a pretty regular basis. No one ever thinks about what they really mean. It’s just something to say when you’re upset at someone. “Kill Yourself.” The only thought that passed through my brain as I […]

Pokémon X and Y review: Insert evolution pun here

October 26, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pokémon is a series that we probably all remember from our youth. Whether you played or not, it’s been around for quite a while. With the cards, the anime and the bevy of games that have been released the series continues to grow, seemingly without end. There isn’t a lot to say about the games […]

American Exceptionalism

October 7, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes The government shut down. We are living in a nation that is holding itself hostage. Our elected representatives have decided their partisan politics are more important than keeping people working. Toeing that party line and giving no quarter has left public parks closed, NASA pushing back a Mars mission and many Americans out of work. […]

The scare tactic known as Media Effects

September 28, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes As I’ve been playing the new Grand Theft Auto and working on my review, I’ve had to experience some very violent content. As a person who enjoys playing video games, it’s content that I am relatively used to seeing. Some people would tell you that this has turned me into some kind of monster that […]

Grand Theft Auto 5 review

September 27, 2013

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m having trouble pinning down exactly what makes this game so good. It’s hard to determine what really makes this game stand out against all the other great games of this generation. It shares a massive living world with Skyrim, the action is better than any Call of Duty or Uncharted, and the characters are […]

Rayman Legends review

September 21, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rayman Legends is a game that has already faced a few setbacks. A sequel to the highly praised Rayman Origins, it began as a Wii U exclusive title. About a month before the game was supposed to be released, it was announced that the game would be ported to the Xbox 360 and PS3. Because […]

Why Cosplay?

September 15, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes As I wandered the floor of Salt Lake Comic Con I saw a lot of cosplayers. Costume play has become an integral part of the convention experience and Salt Lake didn’t back down when it came to bringing great costumes to the floor. There was a cosplay contest during the convention, which seemed to bring […]