Accessing and watching anime has gotten a whole lot easier thanks to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and many others. When the mood struck to watch anime one evening, I browsed the selection of anime on Hulu and found all episodes of Fruits Basket available for streaming. This was the perfect opportunity to watch a shojo anime I only caught a few episodes of many years ago, but only now got to watch from start to finish.
A few weekends ago I played the final episode of Life Is Strange. Many thoughts have been swirling in my head about the story and the episode itself. After giving the episode entitled Polarize a chance to sit and percolate in my brain banks for quite a bit, there’s a lot I want to discuss about it and how successful Dontnod Entertainment’s take on the episodic video game genre has wrapped up the ongoing story threads of Life Is Strange. Please read the following post with caution. There will be plenty of spoilers about Polarize. If you haven’t played the game or episode yet, it’s best to avoid reading this one until you have.
The month of November is here and with everything that has been going on with me lately, I nearly forgot this blog’s birthday is here. Time flies, right? Celebrating a blogging birthday may not mean much for most people, but it’s important to me when I realize I’m still at it after all this time.
When we get further into the fall months and the leaves has reached its color changing peak, days get shorter and nights grow colder. I find myself wanting to stay in more and snuggling up with my blankets. Selecting a video game to play on those days when I’m free and indoors leads me to pick games with an exploration element to it, especially when combat involves lots of sword fights and stabbing. On that note, November’s video game challenge pick is a no-brainer for me.
Ghost stories often offer an air of mystery and suspense. It starts off with the weird and inexplicable until it gradually builds toward unraveling long kept secrets with a surprising revelation tossed in. When these stories invite you to dig a little deeper and do a little detective work of your own, it creates a particularly immersive experience. The final week of October has arrived with Halloween fast approaching this weekend. It’s time to see if I wrapped up the case with this month’s video game challenge.
I’m a season pro of these comic conventions, having gone for about five years, and the experience hasn’t gotten stale for me. Not yet anyway. The energy and excitement near and inside the convention is undeniable. Everyone is happy to be there and we’re all holding our breaths in anticipation of what we’ll be seeing and experiencing this year. Without further delay, here’s a full breakdown of what my convention experience has been like when New York Comic Con hit the Big Apple last weekend.
Another successful New York Comic Con came and went this past weekend. This year, I have been fortunate enough to score 3-day passes to the biggest geek love fest our city has proudly embraced and marketed the hell out of in the last few years. Purchasing the coveted tickets gets increasingly difficult year after year, as this convention has grown in popularity and demand over time. I thank a higher power who seems to love me and enable me to go to the convention year after year since I haven’t missed one yet when I first started going a few years ago.
When I think of October, I immediately think of Halloween being around the corner. While the kids have their heads filled with candy and dressing up to become someone else for one day, naturally teens and adults want to be scared silly with horror movie marathons or visiting haunted houses. For gamers, it might be all about playing the scariest video games you can find. For my next video game challenge, I have selected an appropriate game in honor of the month that brings us Halloween.
We apply our best effort in whatever we tackle in life. The same can be said with video games that provide, what I call, fun challenges. Mostly. Sometimes we have to admit our weaknesses and maybe try again another day when certain things are blocking you from achieving your goal. It’s time I give a full report on this month’s video game challenge.
It’s undeniable that fall is in the air. The leaves are turning subtle shades of yellow or red. The temperature continues to get cooler in the evenings to justify having a light sweater or jacket when you’re out––at least depending on where you are in the world. Even pumpkin flavored everything is making a comeback with a vengeance! With fall being one of my favorite seasons, next to spring, there’s still much to keep a geek occupied when the lazy days of summer packs its bags until next year.