Four Reasons why Hearthstone Sucks
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Four Reasons why Hearthstone Sucks

Many of Hearthstone’s faults are a consequence of poor mechanics design. Blizzard obviously did not have the foresight into the creative combos the community invented to abuse Hearthstone’s design. The issues of card draw, charge, and “simplified” gameplay is what perpetuates such a stale meta. Currently, to compete in ranked play, net-decking is an absolute […]

Is Hearthstone Pay to Win?
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Is Hearthstone Pay to Win?

Is Hearthstone pay to win? Of course not. What a ‘loaded’ question that is impossible to answer in a single, minute answer. It is almost a philosophical question, challenging the nature and ethics of Hearthstone’s design. The Nature of the Meta If we level with the fact that Hearthstone is a CCG (collectible card game), […]

Airsoft Review: We G17 and G23
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Airsoft Review: We G17 and G23

  Oh! the Glock, a love-it or hate-it sidearm. It either earns praise for its sleek design, or it is scorned for its square and homogenous style. But let’s be objective here, and love the Glock for its adaptability, modability and durability. Select fire, semi-automatic, micro-sized–the Glock offers something for everyone. Let’s clarify before expanding: […]

Incoming Rant: Godzilla Sucks
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Incoming Rant: Godzilla Sucks

Be honest: you only saw Godzilla to see an Asian man utter Gojira after a brief dramatic pause, and an orchestrated roar to follow (Alexandre Desplat did a fantastic job in this soundtrack, by the way–a must buy). Or, like me, you saw it for another stellar performance from Bryan Cranston because you’re still coasting […]

iOS Review: Fightback
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iOS Review: Fightback

It’s like being in an arcade all over again: that moment my enjoyment of the game is halted simply because my pocket didn’t have any quarters, and it’s not like this time around I can hound mom to search her purse for more. It’s a cruel punishment for those who don’t have the disposable income […]

Incoming Rant: Captain America, The Winter Soldier Sucks
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Incoming Rant: Captain America, The Winter Soldier Sucks

When will audiences finally suffocate on the action. When will, in a moment of infinite jest, audiences bleed from the eyes, the ears, and the nose, as their brains turns to mush from the bellow of the speakers and the rumble of their over-priced seats, perishing to the sound of collapsing buildings, exploding vehicles, and […]

A Matter of Degrees
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A Matter of Degrees

When difference is conceptualized as a matter of degrees, those compartmentalizing words—human, nature, animal, mind, body and language (and many more)—are threatened. In the abstract sense, in the reductive explanation, these words are kept distinct, and analogous to each other, but always segregated. Yet even this criticism I am making is too generalizing like the […]

The Problem with Natural Selection
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The Problem with Natural Selection

 The conversation ended with the declaration of Natural Selection. How do you argue against a doctrine, such as Natural Selection, that has seeped into the public discourse, and has been diluted by it. Is it possible to resist nature as a final argument? But it is inevitable, and a fact informed by the burgeoning scientific […]

iOS Review: Shadow Sun
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iOS Review: Shadow Sun

I wonder if fifteen years from now “retro” games will have evolved from the now trite 16 Bit style into a style that reflects games like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. Perhaps the style of bloated textures and blocky faces will be the new nostalgia juice that indie developers (especially) will abuse to […]

Fiction: Life Lines
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Fiction: Life Lines

The yearly trope: New Years. The morning of the new year inspires “resolutions”, and it dictates a master narrative of a year of forgetting those “resolutions”. It’s a cycle of resolutions and then failed resolutions and then resolutions again–suddenly, you’re old, maybe even decrepit, and maybe you’re carrying an oxygen tank around, and maybe your […]