Category Archives: Thoughts

Borders: Indie Game about Illegal Immigration — Here’s what’s wrong with this game

It’s an intense survival game about migration in an extreme hostile environment.  And it’s 8-bit. No, it’s not the Oregon Trail. It’s Borders, an indie by Gonzalo Alvarez. Here’s the game in Alvarez’s own words (gonzzink.com): Borders is a political art game created not only to exhibit video games as an art form but to… Read More »

Star Wars Episode VIII — Who is Rey?

Now that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s canonization is complete, we look ahead to Star Wars Episode VIII.  The annual Star Wars release once again premieres in December, which should be renamed the Month of Dathomir, since other December movies will require a Mother Talzin resuscitation. As much as I enjoyed Rogue One, it… Read More »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Here’s what’s wrong with Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a highly entertaining, fan-serving, and re-watchable addition to the Star Wars canon.  But it’s got some problems. Mainly, it needed to either scale-down or scale-up, but it’s stuck in Sarlacc’s throat, half-digested, left messy and smelly. Here’s what I mean (Spoilers Ahead): 1) Too Much Fan Service We… Read More »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Is Galen Erso a Hero or Villain?

The Rogue One trailers have given us enough clichés and geek-talk topics to keep us busy until the movie’s release in December.  For example, what’s Darth Vader’s role?  Is that a kyber crystal that Jyn has, and if so, is she force sensitive? But the one question I can’t keep out of my mind is,… Read More »

Madden Mobile 17: Top Run Plays

Running the ball is the key to success in Madden Mobile 17.  Below are the top rush plays. Also, check out my other Madden Mobile 17 posts: Top Pass Plays Head-to-head Tips for Success Should I use the Auction? Top Run Plays 1) HB DIVE WK (I-Form) How: If the OLB breaks out, run between… Read More »

Madden Mobile 17 Tips for Success: Head-to-Head Rivalry Games

Head-to-head play in Madden Mobile 17 is a battle.  You’ll get bloody and bruised.  You’ll want to give up.  But you won’t because you want that 99 Gronkowski!  To get him, you need to climb the divisions.  13 times, in fact.  That’s 10 million fans.  Sounds daunting, but it’s not.  I don’t consider myself a… Read More »

No Man’s Sky Disaster — What have we learned?

No Man’s Sky is the biggest bust since Ryan Leaf.  If you’ve literally been on a different planet and haven’t heard about No Man’s Sky, it was the most anticipated game the last several years.  It promised space exploration that even Captain Kirk wouldn’t have promised.  Procedurally-generated worlds to discover, claim, exploit, and kill other… Read More »