• Movies
    Your Name: A (Relatively) Spoiler-Free Review

    When I first looked at the theatrical posters for Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, I was not particularly intrigued by its images.   School boy meets school girl. Quelle surprise, the poster narrative for the Japanese animé experience. Do I want to subject myself to two hours of torture by watching something so overdone? But thanks […]

  • Console
    10 Tactical RPGs You May Not Have Heard Of, But Are Actually Pretty Decent

    Turn-Based Tactical RPGs, or Simulation RPGs as dubbed in Japan, is my favourite video game genre, no questions asked. There is just something about methodically ruining an opponent’s army without the stress that comes with the genre’s Real Time counterparts. The 90s saw the genre’s establishing fathers: Shining Force, Fire Emblem, Front Mission, Final Fantasy […]

  • Television
    3%: A Spoiler-Free Review on a Netflix Original

    No, this isn’t an article dissecting the 3% of the world’s population that are socially phobic. What’s at stake here is the 3% of impoverished Brazilian youth that successfully pass a rigorous dog-eat-dog test called, The Process; one that allows them to live affluently elsewhere. At least, that’s the focal subject in the dystopian world […]

  • Console
    Suikoden Day Tribute- a fan celebrates a decade later

    February 23, 2006 saw the release of Suikoden V, the last installment of the Suikoden series set in the world formed by its original creator, Yoshitaka Murayama. Since then, a few more installments shared its name but lacked the heart and feel that were apparent in the first five. A decade later in the wake […]

  • Marvel
    Reasons Why “Luke Cage” Feels Caged in Mediocrity

    Luke Cage, released September 30th as part of a long string of Marvel Cinematic Universe Netflix exclusives, has been met with many positive reviews, scoring a 79% metascore at Metacritic and 80% at imdb. But while many celebrated its unique contribution to the MCU (myself included), such as its music, predominantly black cast, and thematic […]

  • Console
    REVIEW: Grand Kingdom provides grand ol’ time.

    Yes, the Grand Kingdom (PS4 & PS Vita) North American release date was June 28th, 2016. Today is September 23rd. Late much? But hear me out. There’s a reason why I’ve waited almost three months to write this review and all will be revealed in time.   GRAND KINGDOM OVERVIEW Yes, we HAVE to go through […]

  • Games
    The State of Play: The Esports Phenomenon in Canada

    The past two weeks have been monumental for Esports, particularly in Canada. August 27-28 saw the League of Legends LCS Summer Split Finals take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. And just this past weekend, Fan Expo Toronto hosted the Northern Arena LAN Finals for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. These examples and many […]

  • Books
    What to Expect in the Final Season of Game of Thrones

    It has been a week since the Game of Thrones season 6 finale, annnnd it’s withdrawal peak for all of us. Know what that means? Gratuitous speculation time!!!! The pace is moving quicker, endgame pieces are emerging, and the setups for the conclusion have been laid out. What can one expect in the final season […]

  • Comic Book
    Why X-Men Apocalypse Did Not X-ceed X-pectations

    X-Men Apocalypse, the third film among the soft-rebooted X-Men cinematic universe, has been widely met with mixed reviews, one of which was written by a colleague, valentinf. I am inclined to agree with the bag of mixed nuts and as an addendum, I’d like to share in detail the finer points of failure. I do […]

  • Books
    Game of Thrones Middle Ground: characters say, not today

    “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” But as usual, Cersei is spewing nonsense because there IS a middle ground. Characters don’t just live or die; some become fixed in the in-between. These characters are those still alive in the books but have met their […]

  • Animation & Anime
    Animes Worth Watching (Probably): Spring 2016 Edition

    To me, animes are like apples. They’re really delicious, savoury, and crunchy when you get a good one; grainy, odd, and inedible when you get a bad one. The problem with animes? While many look interesting conceptually, the experience becomes soured once you’ve taken a bite. Macross Delta, shame on thee! It is no secret that most […]

  • Console
    The Theme Songs of Final Fantasy

    Who’s seen the newest trailer for Final Fantasy XV? “Get hype” is what I’d like to say but if I were to summarize the premise so far—four guys “bro-ad” (bro + road) trip it up to have the lead character, Noctis, reclaim his rightful throne. Yeah. Not intrigued in any way. There is a certain […]

  • Comics
    All hell Baroque loose in the imagery of Daredevil season 2 adverts

    Aaah, Daredevil, the devil in Hell’s Kitchen. When Stan Lee and Bill Everett co-created Matt Murdock, I’m sure the duo took everything they knew about Satan and injected him with a crap load of irony. Thus, Daredevil was born; a Catholic, blind vigilante who struggles to spare the villains that enforce the namesake of Hell’s […]

  • Books
    100 Reasons to Watch “The 100” ÷ 2, Part 2/2

    Welcome fraynds to Part 2/2 of the 100 Reasons to Watch The 100 ÷ 2. If you’re late to party, read the first part of the series to get caught up. Disclaimer: Part 2 is designed to point out awesome details that make the show but that could not be discussed necessarily in Part 1, due […]

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