Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D Review

It was only last week when the timeless classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D arrived on the 3DS to breathe much-needed new life into Nintendo’s latest handheld. Now another big-name franchise, Capcom’s horror-shooter Resident Evil, has come to ride that wave and continue this string of hits.

But does it succeed?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mind Dump 5- The Devil and Nic Cage, plus more shout-outs

This is a momentous mind dump because not only is it the first to be formed as a single story Linguistic Gimmicks style, but it is also the first to be presented in a revolutionary new format called video.

But first I wanted to remind you, as I will periodically do, that if you support this kind of nonsense from me then you can follow or subscribe through the box on the top right of this page


Friday, June 24, 2011

Video Game Design Colleges: Teaching the Developers of Tomorrow

I did my final project for my multimedia journalism class on the increase in schools offering video game design programs and what that means for the industry. You can enjoy the fruits of my reporting below.

Video Story on DePaul University's Game Design Program

Audio Interview with Professor Jose P. Zagal


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So I Saw Green Lantern…

In case I haven’t said it before, I kind of like movies based on comics. Sometimes my comic knowledge makes me criticize a movie in ways average fans would never think of doing but other times it makes me more accepting of movies everyone else seems to hate.

With that in mind here’s what I thought on the comic-based, critically-reviled “Green Lantern” a.k.a guy with ring that makes stuff.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Why Do I Own This? : Laser Pointer

I make a fair amount of dumb, ironic purchases of things like Tron discs, Stitch hands and Babysitting Mama. But few have as much potential to destroy physical objects than this 200 MW Green Laser Pointer I paid $30 for on Amazon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

So I Saw Super 8…

If you’re reading this on your phone, you’re welcome for the new mobile-friendly template that I activated by clicking like one button.

Since much of the build-up to Super 8 was based around secrecy I decided to start off this review type thing with all the thoughts I had on the film before seeing it. Granted, I love spoilers and absorbing entertainment news in general so I had a better idea of what was going to happen than most people. Still, there were some surprises to be had.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jordan's Obligatory E3 reactions

While I’m sure it can't compete with the frantic, crowded craziness of E3, moving back home after finishing my freshman year at Northwestern has proven hectic enough to delay this post by a few days. Plus, after the conference ended, I discovered that I did not have many reactions worth elaborating on. All I really had to say was stuff like “the controller has a screen it, I already knew that but it’s still neat." 

Because so much about gaming comes from interaction, there is only so much one can gather from trailers. In addition, the gameplay of stuff like Mario Kart and all of the blasted first person shooters kind of speak for themselves. So I’ve reached this point where there’s so little knowledge to be learned, playing the games is what I’m excited for. And since I’m not able to go to E3, yet, that’s still a ways off.

But if you are still interested this is what I thought about this year’s show. And if you care that much keep refreshing because I may add new stuff if it comes to me and but I won’t tell anyone.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the controller has a screen in it

I'll do a real E3 reaction post once it's over but for now...


omg they turned mario kart into diddy kong racing

omg luigi's mansion

omg 3d trailers on eshop

omg HD

Even when Nintendo has a cool thing, they aren't the greatest at presenting it as cool. But as dumb as the name Wii U is, it's a very cool looking device.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Jordan's Obligatory E3 Predictions Post

With classes pretty much over, it's time for me to get back into this whole blogging thing and with E3 a.k.a. Christmas for game news happening today I figured it's time for...