• 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 […]

  • Books
    Fan fiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 4

    Glowing jewels ran down the corridor, the plasma strikes the distant approaching invaders. “Fire in the hole” shouts a marine. The screeching grenade arched through the air and decimates a horde of aliens approaching from behind. Major Sargent Martinez was providing intel to Admiral Frost over a ultra frequency transmitter. “Mobility has been impaired. Our […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 Martinez and his squad marched through the corridor after passing the air-lock, arriving at the entrance to Alpha Labs. The corridor was undergoing maintenance, it had bare panelling and conduits left hanging open, a step ladder and a pair of toolboxes lay upon the floor. Sergeant Martinez taps a universal control panel on […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction: DooM – The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 2

    Chapter II The data storage vault was a spacious chamber that was divided by two levels. The upper level held tall mainframes for storing data, the lower level had two rows of long computer stations, flanking a spacious work table with six thrones set around it, several data sheets, a few styluses, and some coffee […]

  • Books
    Fanfiction – DooM: The Fires of Phobos, Chapter 1

    Chapter I After launching away from the Deimos moon base, the small escape pod sailed along the orbit of the red planet, a small metallic sliver in the dark vastness of space. On board, some of UAC’s top-level researchers watch as Deimos disappears before their eyes. Empty space crawled along the craterous surface, enveloping meter […]

  • Games
    RPG Round Up : Alpha Protocol & Binary Domain

    RPG’s have always been a staple of video games so it’s no surprise that all companies at some point try their hand at one with varying results. We all know the big names; Mass effect, Fallout, the Elder Scrolls, the Witch, Fable, etc. What we might miss though are some of the smaller titles that […]

  • Console
    Fighting the Street Fighter stereotypes

    2009 marked the North American console release of Street Fighter IV. It also marked the time when the game’s Lead Producer, Yoshinoro Ono, surprised Canadian fans by appearing at Toronto’s Fan Expo. Street Fighter, the series that popularized the notion of the “World Warriors”, had been absent in the video game market the prior eight […]

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