Staying Alive: Rocket League

A concept like Rocket League should be met with curious skepticism. Rocket Cars? Soccer? But honestly, it’s a match made in heaven. It’s been almost 3 years since Rocket League has been released and it remains one of my favorite games to pick up and play. I’ll profess I’m not very good at the game,…

The Confidence of Marcus Smart

Few players in the NBA are as confident as Marcus Smart. Which, if you ever happen to catch a Celtics game can be a good and a bad thing. The good is that when Marcus Smart steps up to defend, there are few players who match his anticipation and grit. He’s a pest and in…

Transparency and Customer Service

I recently opened up a twitter account to catch up on my interests.  As a Supply Chain Management Graduate Student, I’ve learned just how valuable being transparent is in the digital age.  With the current advancements in technology and the surge of social media it is imperative that a business, regardless of the industry, be…

Lets Talk: The Problem with Videogame Movie Adaptations

Name a good videogame movie. Some will point toward Final Fantasy The Spirits Within, others will point to the recently released Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander.  The only issue with this is, the new Tomb Raider film is just ok.  It’s a serviceable action film that features some pretty big set pieces, but is ultimately…

March Madness is what makes sports great

Bracket busted? Don’t feel too bad, as you aren’t the only poor soul who is feeling the sting of some of these upsets.  A 16th seed upsetting a 1 seed, no one should’ve seen that coming.  Loyola Chicago making it to the Sweet 16?  Couldn’t have seen that one either. But it’s part of what…

Lets Revisit: The Dead Space series

Dead Space was a franchise with an old-school take on the survival horror genre.  It was tense, atmospheric, and reminded fans of the early days of Resident Evil and Silent Hill before the horror genre shifted to a more action-oriented approach.  The downfall for the franchise was rather abrupt.  While the first two entries were…

Indie Review: Celeste

On the surface, Celeste is a hardcore platformer, in which the player must execute precision jumps to navigate to the top of the titular mountain.  At it’s heart, its a story of accepting and learning to live with your demons.  This is not a game for those that rage easily, I nearly broke my controller…

Controlling the Narrative: Until Dawn (2016)

Branching narratives influenced by player decisions are common in today’s videogames.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to sell an open world game or an RPG that doesn’t feature this element as being able to dictate the comings and goings of the game world is incredibly enticing.  It adds a level of control which in turn helps…