Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best O' 2015

2015 was a huge year for me. I got a new job at Phil Collins Magazine, met a lot of cool new people, and moved to a New York City. But as all that was going on, I still had time to consume, and even create, some new media. Here are the best.

Best Video Game that Almost Made My Eyes Bleed- StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

Some other cool games- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Her Story

Best Movie that Almost Made My Eyes Water- Creed

Some other cool movies- Mad Max: Fury Road, The Big Short, Anomalisa, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (the best Daniel Craig film of 2015)

Best Parody of the Best TV Show Ending of 2015- Don Draper Invents Pizza Bagels

Best Wholly Legitimate Phrase of 2015- Famous Star Wars Franchise Character Emperor Sheev Palpatine

Best Things I Wrote in 2015-

The Cards Against Humanity Tabletop Deathmatch Interviews

Valve’s Movie Brats: Inside the Source Filmmaker Community

Heroes of the Storm Review (or Why MOBAs are Bad and You Should Feel Bad)

Games to Go (Video Reviews of Cool Mobile Games)

Of Art and Oven Mitts: The Death and Life of Followers (a Postmortem on the Tortured Production of My Silly Student Short Film)

Four Years of 148Apps, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love iOS Games

Best Time I Spit On Camera

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Games to Go

Check out "Games to Go," my new video series on covering mobile games, something I've been doing a lot of these past few years. This first episode is on Fallout Shelter.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

What's Up With Me: Summer 2015

My life has been pretty crazy these past two months, so what better place to talk about it than on my poor, neglected blog?

In case you didn’t know, I now work at full-time as a Junior Software Analyst. Internships pay off! I still do plenty of writing about video games but the job also covers everything from mobile payment apps to weird video messaging platforms to America’s most useful gadget the Apple Watch.

Meanwhile, every Friday they put a camera in front of my dumb face while I read dumb words I wrote off a teleprompter for the daily news show “What’s New Now.” Check it out!

Moving to PCMag also meant moving to New York. Of all the places to live for the foreseeable future, this city was a pretty good pick. I haven’t done nearly enough exploring, but with summer coming up that’s hopefully about to change.

Meanwhile, I finally released Followers, my horror comedy short film I spent like four years working on. If all goes right I’ll have a longer post-mortem on this to share later, a much-needed emotional purge. But in the meantime, please enjoy the nonsense that happens when actors perform my scripts and professionals film them.

Right before starting at PCMag I finished up my interviews for Cards Against Humanity’s Tabletop Deathmatch board game reality show. The final story focused on CAH co-founder Max Temkin, who I’ve interviewed twice now, and a bunch of other board game folks really enjoyed how it turned out. Don't listen to the CAH haters!

Being an employed adult has definitely made my life a lot busier, but I still find the time to play new games and consume other media. Bouncing between Splatoon and Wolfenstein: The New Order will break your preconception of what a shooter is allowed to be. I enjoyed Avengers: Age of Ultron way more than the first, but the things I disliked about the first are what most people loved about it so once again I’m in the minority. There’s nothing more I can add to the Mad Max: Fury Road discussion other than it’s awesome and you should see it. I still can’t stop thinking about the "Mad Men" finale.

But yeah, that’s what’s up with me. I’m a full-time, professional, Black, games/tech journalist living in New York City. How ridiculous is that?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Followers, Finally

I'll have more in-depth thoughts to share on this soon enough, because who wouldn't after spending nearly four years on a creative project, but for now, please watch, share, and enjoy my silly short film "Followers."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Four Years of 148Apps

Today was my last day writing about iOS games for I wrote a big, sappy essay about the four years I spent there. Enjoy! And stay tuned for BIG EXCITING NEWS regarding my future career in nerdy journalism VERY SOON!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tabletop Deathmatch

The fine folks at Cards Against Humanity hired me to interview the finalists of their board game reality show Tabletop Deathmatch. You can check out the first story here! Look for new articles twice a week for the next two months or so.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Lego Movie's secret gaming roots

When The Lego Movie came out last year I was curious if the creators had been influenced by the similarly wacky storytelling of the Lego video games. So I did some investigating. What did I find? Read this feature on, a site I've been recently writing for, to find out!