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?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Video Game Review: HarmoKnight (3DS)

The developers known for Pokemon are releasing a new game that combines rhythm and auto-run platformers with a dash of adventure. Does HarmoKnight live up to its pedigree?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Review: Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach

Oddities and Entities is a difficult book to categorize. It’s a collection of stories that truly don’t have any sort of exact genre, flipping between horror, suspense, drama and even a little romance between all of them. There is one thing that ties them all together though, and that is that every story in this collection certainly lives up to the books name; they are all odd. You’ll come to find that isn’t a bad thing.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

PlayStation Vita Vs. Nintendo 3DS: Which Handheld Should You Buy?

Which portable is right for you? Well it certainly all depends on what you want to do with your device, and more importantly, what kind of games you want to experience. The article won’t be discussing tablets or smart phones, though they are a viable alternative of sorts to these systems. If you want to browse the net, read books, watch movies, listen to music or have access to a myriad of apps and bite size gaming than perhaps those options are best for you. Here though we will cover the more core systems that have some of those features, but their main focus is on gaming.

Book Review: Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia

Skipping merrily to my mail box (as I am wont to do from time to time) I was surprised to find a mysterious package. Intrigued I took the package inside, carefully sliced open the tape (in case of bomb) and peered into the box like I was expecting Anthrax to explode all over my face.
Instead imagine my pleasant surprise at seeing this instead of Anthrax:

Video Game Review: Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS)

Fire Emblem Awakening is the latest in the Nintendo developed, character driven strategy RPG. It also happens to be the best entry into an already excellent series.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Logan's Poem

Logan finally got to be Zebra of the Week, which he has been eagerly awaiting all year. This is a special week that focuses completely on Logan. He gets to show his favorite books, toys, tell stories and his friends make him a special book. On Wednesday we had to write a poem or letter about Logan for his school and send it to be read aloud. Here it is, be easy on me it was late when I wrote it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Rant: Fathers In Media

Pardon me while I climb on to my soapbox for a while. Well, my figurative soapbox as I don't have a physical one to do so with. In fact, those are really hard to come by anymore; seriously when's the last time you've seen a wooden soap box? I digress though.