Starset – Transmissions

Starset Transmissions

I was driven by friends to listen to Starset’s Transmissions back in August. However, I had some other music to get through. I also wanted to be in a “new music” type of mood. I listened to it a few times, and it really didn’t stand out to me. Then I started picking lyrics here and there, and I started piecing together the album as a whole. This is when everything snapped into place, and my ears fell in love with it. I decided to give it a proper examination with this blog post. Transmissions is very much a concept … Continue reading

Linkin Park – The Hunting Party

Linkin Park The Hunting Party Album Cover

I remember when Linkin Park first teased The Hunting Party; before we even knew the name of the album. All it was, was a heavy guitar riff. This was somewhat unexpected after the more eletronic vibe of Living Things, and it’s electronic dance music remix album, Recharged. Most people were sure it would be an EDM album. Living Things was good, but it is by far my least favorite of Linkin Park’s albums. The riff brought intrigue and excitement to my worrisome mind. I’ve written in the past about my experience with Linkin Park in the post “Linkin Park – … Continue reading

E3 2014

Legend Of Zleda Wii U

E3 is an interesting time of year for gamers. The Electric Entertainment Expo is usually in June, a time of year known by gamers as “The Games Drought.” E3 is basically a press event, where games are announced, demonstrated, and played. It makes gamers salivate, and wish they would jump into the future where these games are available (for the most part). The expo took place last week, and I watched/read from the comfort of my own home. Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Sony all took the stage at their press conferences and gave us a peek at what developers … Continue reading

The Sunrise

A full moon on Friday the 13th isn’t all that impressive when clouds blanket the sky. What is impressive is being out at 5:00 in the morning the very next day and seeing the night’s sky lit up by a full moon in one direction, and the aura of the sun emerging from the other; the clouds dissipating  long enough for me to enjoy this spectacle. It may be because I was up for almost 24 hours, but I thought it was lovely. Lovely enough for me to prolong my lack of slumber for a few more minutes by driving … Continue reading

From Prey to Predator

I want to apologize. It’s been too long. I wanted to update the blog at least once a month. I have failed in doing so. I’m going to force myself to change; I would like to update every week. I’m going to try and start updating weekly from now on. Let’s get you caught up. I had an unpublished post, so let me give you the cliff notes from that post. Minecraft. I put in some serious time in that beast. I won’t go into too much detail, but I finished all of my major projects on the server. My … Continue reading

Minecraft Withdrawal

Minecraft Island Corner

My name is Roy, and I’m a Minecraft addict. It’s been six days [1] since I’ve placed my last pixelated block. I bought Minecraft on December 26, 2013 at 10:51 p.m. In a little over a month, I have put in 144 hours into Minecraft. I’ve neglected my other games that needed my attention. I’ve decided to go at least a week without Minecraft. Let’s see how I got to this low point in my life. December 26th puts me at my Aunt’s house. The air outside had a nasty bite to it. The wind howled. It was just me … Continue reading

Games of 2013

Games of 2013 - Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Looking back, 2013 was a great year for video games. Lots of stuff happened in video game news; mainly the new console hype. I feel I played a lot of quality games this year. So, for my game of the year post, I’m going to highlight the games that I played in 2013. Just keep that “played” part in mind when you see a few games from years gone by on the list. I separated the list into categories to make it convenient for you… except each category only has one game. Made Me Feel Gone Home I said a … Continue reading

Gone Home Review

I wasn’t going to play Gone Home. I read some articles and watched some YouTube videos about it, but it didn’t seem like my kind of game; it didn’t sound like a game at all. After reading Gone Home was being nominated, even winning, Game of the Year from gaming outlets, I figured I’d better check it out. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I gathered it was about a daughter who comes “home” after an extended period of time being away. I figured it’d be you just wandering around the house, and really no game … Continue reading

Antichamber Review

Antichamber

I recently bought and finished Antichamber. It’s an indie title made by a handful of people. It was released earlier this year. I bought it on a Steam sale and decided that I should get acquainted with it. I didn’t want to spoil the game, so I only posted one screenshot so that you can get an idea of what the game looks like. Antichamber is a puzzle-exploration game. Each corridor opens up to a new puzzle. At the beginning, you can only run, walk, jump, and learn the rules of the environment. Figuring out these rules helps you progress … Continue reading

New Super Mario Bros U Review

New Mario U - End Pole

New Super Mario Bros. U is much like the other New Super Mario Bros. games for the Wii and DS. It has the world map that you can navigate to levels. Once you beat a level, more levels open up. All of the levels are side scrolling. At first, it seemed like more of the same. After conquering it by getting five shiney stars on my save file, I have discovered that it is the best of the New Super Mario Bros. games. The game starts off pretty standard. Princess is kidnapped by Bowser, and you need to save her. … Continue reading