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Why Television's Numbers Continue to Drop

Cable and broadcast television has become stagnant, a problem that went from a worrying trend to numbingly normal.

Instead of showing initiative and finding new and exciting programs, they have defaulted to playing it safe by remaking previous successes.

Some examples include Walker, The Wonder Years, Hawaii 5-0, and Quantum Leap, but they are not the only ones.

In addition to these outright remakes, broadcast cable has filled their schedules with spin-offs of existing shows: NCIS, Walker: In

What is the Best Way to Use Joy-Cons in Mario Kart?

I have played Mario Kart since the GameCube. Let’s take a moment to note that I did not say I played it well.

Back then, there was a co-op mode where you could team up on the same car. One person drove and the other got to throw whatever shiny things you’d managed to accumulate.

And that was the mode I played the most. My little brother drove and I threw shells like there was no tomorrow. Not only was it a great way to spend time together, but it brought the game to a level that at the time wo

Retrospective: Why Jurassic Park Is Still Beloved 30 Years Later

On June 11, 1993, Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park, opened in theaters. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton, this beloved movie was on the cutting edge of what was possible in film.

What makes Jurassic Park so beloved three decades after its release?

One of the things that speaks to me the most is the feeling of discovery, of wonder that the film provides. Part of that is due to the wonderful work done by composer John Williams. Jurassic Park is perhaps my favorite of his scores.


Bonnie Langford to Return to Doctor Who in 2024

The BBC announced on June 7th that Bonnie Langford will be returning to the TARDIS to reprise her role as the classic companion, Melanie Bush.

Langford first appeared on the show in 1986 and was a companion for Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor and Slyvester McCoy’s Seventh. She also would go on to appear in numerous audio dramas with Big Finish Productions.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing Melanie Bush back. To be part of the exceptional cast, crew and production team led by the force of nat

Why the Ending of Burning Shores Did Not Destroy the Horizon Franchise

Before I go any further, I want to issue a massive spoiler warning for the newly released Horizon Burning Shores. To get to the heart of the matter, I will spoil a major plot point of the DLC.

Let me begin by saying that I saw that ending coming from practically the start.

For those not in the know, Horizon Burning Shores ended with Aloy sharing a kiss with Seyka in an optional cutscene.

One colossal issue the DLC has faced since its release was a review bombing campaign. Many reviews were ma

If Walls Could Talk: Why You Should take on National Novel Writing Month

What is NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November, writers across the world gather with their writing groups and attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That adds up to 1,667 words written every day.

NaNoWriMo is very much a marathon, not a sprint.

If memory serves, this marks my tenth anniversary of doing it. To be honest, I have not won every year. In fact I think I’ve won less than half the years. And that’s okay, because you learn so much about writing and you

Horizon: Forbidden West Wins Big in 2022 Dutch Game Awards

During the Dutch Game Awards, Horizon: Forbidden West came home with four awards, including Best Game.

The team at Guerrilla also took home Best Art, Best Technology, and Best Audio.

Horizon: Forbidden West faced Lake by Gamious and Stacklands by Sokpop Collective in the main category.

The Dutch Game Awards aims to promote, highlight, and celebrate Dutch games. The Jury heaped praises on Horizon: Forbidden West.

It makes our Dutch hearts swell with pride that this console-selling masterpiece

If Walls Could Talk: A Slow but Steady Streak

At the beginning of my writing career, I had the mental stamina to sit at a computer for hours a night and write NaNoWriMo-levels of words every day (1,667 words for those not familiar with it). Granted, looking back, it was easy to write that amount of sub-par writing (I still have those files – which will never see the light of day).

I kept that streak up for over five years. And I would write every, single day.

I’m doing great if I can sit down long enough to write If Walls Could Talk. My a

If Walls Could Talk: A Whole New World – The Art of World-Building

One of my favorite things about video games is that they are able to immerse you into their world. You know, that feeling when you’re pulled into the story and they make it (and the people you meet along the way) so real.

Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel are some of my favorite examples of world-building that I’ve ever seen. I can write (and talk) about these games all day.

Before I dig in, what exactly is world-building? I went to Merriam Webster curious as to how they defined it.

A key to a