Sunday, December 31, 2017

My Father's Eulogy

We are gathered today to celebrate the life, and mourn the death, of my father; Garry Flatt. These words may not be easy to speak to you today through my pain, but they were easy to write, because they are directly from my heart. I hope to honor the man who made me who I am today and who taught me what it means to be a father. None of the words I could write here could do him justice, but I will endeavor to earn this privilege.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Game Awards 2017: Prediction and Picks

This might be an odd place to do this, but I didn't want to make a long post on Social Media and instead decided to put this on my long dormant blog for my random writings. I'm very excited for The Game Awards 2017 as they feel like a celebration of my favorite hobby and the best games of the year. You can go here to choose your picks and see the nominees and below you can see a pick of my favorites and my predictions to actually win in their individual categories. I'm going to go in reverse order as to retain a little suspense about my Game of the Year (although you all already know what I picked.)

There will be a few categories that I can't vote or predict on because I simply haven't played them or don't hugely follow Esports; namely Best Chinese Game, Best Esports Team, Best Student Game, and Best Esports Player.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Video Game Review: Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS)

The newest iteration of Animal Crossing hits the 3DS. Is it worth firing up the addictive collect-a-thon again?

10 Characters I'd Like to See in Smash Bros U

One of the great joys of waiting on a new Smash Brothers is the rampant speculation and wishing for new characters to join the series. I fall prey to this desire just like any other fan of the game, and have come up with 10 characters I’d love to see in the newest iteration of Smash. Without further ado, let’s get right to it.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Movie Review: Life of Pi

Movies can be experiences unlike anything else. Film is a powerful medium that harnesses the power of a picture being worth a thousand words, and while some movies leverage that power to become simply great entertainment, sometimes a movie comes along that is a nearly formative experience. Life of Pi is just such a movie, one that instigated me to immediately purchase the book that came before the film. It is a film that I believe everyone should watch, regardless of whether or not you can fully grasp the underlying concepts.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Book Review: Where Do the Animals Go When it Rains by Janet Crown

Where Do the Animals Go When it Rains is a competent, if somewhat flawed amateur excursion into the world of children’s book that is full of love. Janet Crown and her children came together to make this book and it shows with a childish and whimsical look of where the different animals go to avoid the rain. The illustrations throughout the book are well done with simple yet classical design that resonated with both my children and kept them interested throughout the book as well as varying word fonts that popped on the page.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Video Game Review: Black Rock Shooter (PSP/Vita)

Black Rock Shooter comes to PSN with guns blazing and a unique blend of JRPG and third person shooter. Is it worth your money?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Truth About Game Reviews

Reviewing a game seems like a relatively cut and dry affair right? Play a video game, tell people how you felt about the video game, and give it a score based on your experience. These reviews give consumers a chance to read another person’s perspective on a game before it comes out, letting them know whether or not they should spend their hard earned money on the title. On its face that seems like a spectacularly simply idea that seems to be prone to people endlessly trying to further complicate it. While I’m no veteran on the topic, I’ve only been doing this for a site for around 2 years, I felt the need to speak up and tell you exactly what goes in to throwing that score up there from a reviewer's perspective. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Video Game Review: Guacamelee! (PS3/Vita)

There is no need to be coy; Guacamelee! is one of the finest games on the PlayStation Network.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Video Game Review: God of War Ascencion (PS3)

Kratos returns in a rage filled quest to free himself of his bond to Ares. Is it a quest worth taking?