Game Review: “Life Is Strange: Before the Storm” Episode 1

When I experienced the first Life Is Strange game, I fell in love (and probably ugly-cried during a couple parts). It reminded me of the old Choose Your Own Adventure books that I used to read. The plot had several twists that left my heart aching for the characters that I became attached to. It conditioned me … Continue reading Game Review: “Life Is Strange: Before the Storm” Episode 1

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Book Review: “The Silver Eyes (Five Nights at Freddy’s)” by Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley

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When Scott Cawthon created the Five Nights at Freddy's first-person horror game and released it in 2014, it gained popularity exponentially.  It gathered so much attention that Cawthon released several sequels and spin-offs in quick succession. The franchise also spurred various merchandise and two novel adaptations, the first being The Silver Eyes. The original game's premise was that the … Continue reading Book Review: “The Silver Eyes (Five Nights at Freddy’s)” by Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley

Dying at Anime Expo 2017 aka “LineCon 2017”

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I have a love/hate relationship with Anime Expo, and this year wasn't any different. It's one of the biggest anime conventions, which means it's the one con where I'll see many of my friends. However, that also means having to navigate through overly-crowded halls and excruciatingly long lines. Admittedly, I usually spend most of Anime Expo … Continue reading Dying at Anime Expo 2017 aka “LineCon 2017”

Solving the “Trials of Bahamut” Escape Game

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The early access for the Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood expansion finally went live last weekend. And to coincide with its release, a FFXIV-themed escape game was launched in Los Angeles. The Trials of Bahamut was a Real Escape Game, which was created by SCRAP Entertainment. I've always wanted to try one of the Real Escape Games that occurred in LA, so of … Continue reading Solving the “Trials of Bahamut” Escape Game

Gaming at Nintendo Summer of Play

If you're still undecided on whether to buy a Nintendo Switch or game, the Nintendo Summer of Play is your chance to try them out for free. Last weekend, the event made its way to Irvine. Nintendo 3DS games also made an appearance. Underneath the tent, you could find Switch games such as Mario Kart Deluxe 8, 1-2-Switch, Ultra Street Fighter II, Arms and The … Continue reading Gaming at Nintendo Summer of Play

Book Review: “Black Rain” by Matthew B. J. Delaney

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In a futuristic world where individuals are separated as "Naturals" and "Synthates," Matthew B. J. Delaney's Black Rain examines the subject of human cruelty. Naturals are human beings just like you and I, while Synthates are artificially synthesized humans created by us. It's the same old trope used in many dystopian stories, especially when dealing with … Continue reading Book Review: “Black Rain” by Matthew B. J. Delaney