5 Things That Make Dragon Age: Inquisition Infuriating

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About a week ago, I had to call it quits playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. I went into it with a ton of excited anticipation, and even found myself loving the game for the first ten or so hours I spent with it. The exploration of beautiful and varied environments, the entertaining banter of my party members, and that signature Dragon Age ass kicking combat system that I so enjoyed. Then some dickhead showed up on a dragon, killed all my bros, blew up my new home, and humiliated me, The Herald of Andraste, in front of my friends and potential lovers! I was a sad, disheartened, and broken man, and all I got out of that epic and heart breaking moment was a cringe worthy song and an impossibly hard to navigate fort.  Continue reading 5 Things That Make Dragon Age: Inquisition Infuriating

Ryan’s Game of the Year 2014

goty2015The year 2014 has come to a close and it’s time to reflect on some of things that were most important to us. For me, that reflection is video games. I played a lot of games this year, as I do every year, but actually had even more time to finish a lot of the games I played.

I rather liked the format I chose last year, but think I’ll make it a little shorter this time. I played a lot of what I would suppose are the contenders for game of the year with a few notable exceptions because they’re from series’ that I have either never liked, or grown tired of, such as Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. Continue reading Ryan’s Game of the Year 2014

Top Ten Favourite Film Franchises

topten_moviefranchiseWith Peter Jackson wrapping up his time in Middle Earth, Marvel and DC announcing a new movie every day, and just about every other movie company rebooting or making sequels twenty years later, I thought it would be fun to count down the ten film franchises that, without fail, get me to toss them more than a few shekels every time they release a movie. Continue reading Top Ten Favourite Film Franchises

On Ridiculous Difficulty Spikes in Games

game_difficultyIt’s a Monday morning after Thanksgiving in Canada; it’s still pretty dark outside and everyone’s still asleep in our two-storey house, including my girlfriend lying next to me. I’m having trouble falling back to sleep, so I take the opportunity to sneak in some gaming and perhaps finish off an RPG I’ve been chipping away at for the last few months: Bound by Flame. Continue reading On Ridiculous Difficulty Spikes in Games

Things I’ve Learned from Video Games: Thank God for the Health Bar

thingsivelearned_healthbarVideo games are full of valuable life lessons that can solve many of the world’s problems. If you get shot – avoid the murder trial by hiding behind a crate for a few seconds. If you get in a fight – don’t worry about skill; you’ll be prompted when to fight back. Another great survival lesson that video games teach us: life bars and hit points make pain more manageable. Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from Video Games: Thank God for the Health Bar

Ryan’s Rockin': October

rockin_oct_2014“Dot is cute and Yakko yaks, Wakko packs away the snacks while Bill Clinton plays the sax!”

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Top Ten Anberlin Songs

topten_anberlinAnberlin released their final album last month and are about to embark on their final tour. I thought now would be a good time to look back over their entire catalogue and take on the very difficult task of narrowing down their overall excellent song list and choose just ten of my favourite songs.
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