The Funny thing about Insomnia

If there ever was a con about having been in the Navy for seven years, it’s that I really didn’t have a set sleep schedule.  At sea, working hours can vary greatly, add in the fact that you had to stand watch and there was really no set time to sleep.  When I was attached…

Player-created Chaos in Videogames

While playing Far Cry 5 and doing incredibly stupid things, I remembered that the organic nature of the game is the reason why I was so fond of the series.  An open-ended gameplay structure in which the player has all the tools to tackle any objective is perfect as it implores creativity.  There will always…

Breaking Down the Madness of Free Agency

Since the beginning of Free Agency in March a lot has happened.  Here are some of the more intriguing moves: Kirk Cousins signs with Vikings for an insane amount of money that practically requires him to at least take them to two Super Bowls.  Doesn’t have to win, well maybe he does, because the Vikings…

Update! Fortnite is still stupid fun

See the video below for some Fortnite silliness. The catchphrase is now “Be a Gangster”. I apologize for being such a poor shot. But at least I didn’t plant the jump-pad in the building.

Ni No Kuni II Review

*Impressions will be at the top. The review will be at the bottom* A Different Kingdom Ni No Kuni II couldn’t be more different than it’s predecessor. Gone is the Pokémon-esque combat system of the original in which you had various monsters that battled for you. In it’s place is a free-flowing combat system that…

Life outside of the Navy (5 Years Running)

It’s been 5 years since I’ve worn a naval uniform. Around my office, the one question that generally gets asked when people see me is whether or not I miss being in. My answer is no, but that doesn’t mean I regret my time in the Navy, not by any means, but the type of…

NBA Coach of the Year: Brad Stevens or Dwane Casey?

With all due respect to Greg Popovich, Mike D’antoni, Eric Spoelstra and Brett Brown, the Coach of the year should come down to either Brad Stevens or Dwane Casey.  It’s not that those other coaches don’t have a case, they do, but what Stevens and Casey have done with their respective squads is nothing short…

Sequels gone missing: Alan Wake

Unfortunately, there are times where a game will find commercial and critical success but will, for whatever reason, not be given a sequel.  Alan Wake, released in 2010, is one such game.  An action-adventure game that unraveled like a psychological thriller novel, this should’ve become a staple in Microsoft’s exclusive library. Developed by Remedy, creators…

Recommending Counterpart (2018)

I am huge fan of spy thrillers, videogames, movies, novels, doesn’t matter, if it falls under that genre, I am more than down to give it a try.  Which is why when Counterpart was announced by Starz, it had already piqued my interest.  A show tinkering with an alternate universe that features an aging protagonist…