Random Ramblings

I was going to talk about this today, but quite frankly, I just didn’t have the heart. It’s a story as old as time, and I don’t really have anything salient to add that Kotaku’s Owen Good doesn’t already mention, so just do yourself a favor and check out his article. After you’ve watched the … Read more

Mortal Kombat Legacy: Filmality

I’ve been playing a lot of the new Mortal Kombat as of late. I blame this on the fact that NetherRealm Studios really seems to understand exactly what made Mortal Kombat a hit in the 90s, which is over-the-top violence that pretty much wraps around to become a total parody of itself. Also, the computer … Read more

The Nintendo 3DS comes out here in the U.S. tomorrow. Because I am broke, and am well aware that a better model will no doubt be released in another year, I will not be joining the masses in getting one. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to celebrate the occasion! Nintendo portables are always …

When I think about the relationship between traditional media and gaming, it’s hard to find a better case study than the Mass Effect series. Mass Effect has been on my mind a lot recently, what with the recent release of Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3, as well as the fact that I just finished …

I like to think of myself as an equal opportunity skeptic. One of the most important lessons you learn as a graduate student is to look down on all research that isn’t actually yours, unless it supports whatever it is you are doing. In which case, that person is totally on the ball and should …