Blog: Black Lives Matter – 06/03/20

I know everyone has their opinion about what's going on in the world right now, and I also know that my voice is not the best suited to speak on these heated issues, but being silent is akin to not caring at all. I'm sure you've seen and read a lot of media about this very topic, so my apologies for just adding another thing on the pile. Oh, and this shouldn't be surprising, but this one isn't about video games...

Gut Check: Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is an isometric, cooperative Diablo-esque action RPG that not only doesn't do justice to the kinds of games it's emulating, but to the Minecraft name itself. It isn't this abhorrent mess that's barely functional, however, it is devoid of anything interesting or exciting. It ultimately is a game that's boiling down the mechanics of other games into their basest components while doing nothing with the storied Minecraft brand outside of rendering everything in voxels...

Blog: Digging Up Diamonds – 05/27/20

There are few games that I can think of that have endured for so long while maintaining their popularity the way that Minecraft has.  The last time I played Minecraft was probably sometime during the Xbox 360 era, when it seemingly ballooned in popularity.  Yet here I am in 2020, playing this game that somehow feels familiar, but not too familiar...

Blog: Look at This Stupid Thing – 05/13/20

We've entered the part of quarantine where the packages I ordered at the beginning of April are finally showing up, and it's been a really fun experience honestly.  A few days back I finally got my Hori Split Pad Pro in the mail, and while I think it's perfectly fine and functional, golly does it look stupid as hell...

Blog: Pump Up the Jams – 05/06/20

With all the free time I've had lately, I found myself listening to more and more music.  Whether it's just leaving Spotify open while I work, or purposefully seeking out some tunes, it's been more present in my life lately than it has in years.  With that said, I'd like to share a little bit of what I've been listening to recently...

Blog: Absolute Terror – 04/29/20

Being in the house as much as I've been lately has been rough enough as is, but a recent event reminded me of how fragile my situation really is.  These days I'm pretty much exclusively relying on my PC to do everything for me.  It's my media center, my social platform, my gaming station and the place where I do my homework.  A few days ago the power went out for a moment and took my computer down with it, leading me to have a minor crisis that I eventually emerged from...

Blog: Late Celebration – 04/22/20

Has it really been two years since I launched the blog on this website?  No, it hasn't been actually.  We reached that milestone over a month ago, specifically on March 13th, but only really remembered it just now thanks to the whirlwind nightmare that's been 2020 thus far.  But let's not dwell on that for a moment, because I want to thank you all for sticking with me for this long...

Blog: Truck Yeah – 04/15/20

One of the things I've missed the most during this tumultuous period we're living through, is just going outside and driving places.  Nowadays, the only driving I really do is going to the supermarket to brave the hordes.  I miss miss driving places, so that's why I've taken the next logical step and started playing more driving games.  Particularly, I've been playing American Truck Simulator, a game that reminds me of my trucking days that definitely existed and aren't just a false memory implanted in my mind thanks to weeks of isolation...

Blog: All the Time in the World – 04/08/20

So here we are, week 46 of social distancing, with nothing but time on our hands to finally do all of those things we so desperately wanted to do but never had the opportunity.  Yet even with all of this time to pursue passion projects, I can't seem to find the motivation to start anything, and end up sinking into a more comfortable, time-killing routine...