https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Lfllgq2FM Afterparty, the latest game by Oxenfree developers Night School Studio, swaps suspense for crude, crude humour, while holding onto the good old-fashioned interpersonal drama that might be familiar to you from their previous title! Does it work? You'd be surprised. Several factors help Afterparty along, foremost among which is the fact that Milo and... Continue Reading →
The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin – Book Review/Essay
Originally posted over at booknest.eu. Published by: Gollancz, SF Masterworks Series Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 128 Format: Paperback Here is a work of speculative fiction worthy of the “Masterworks” label. The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin has plenty of meat on the bone despite the short number of pages its... Continue Reading →
Gears 5 Act 2 Impression – Skiff, Glitch, Repeat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdAQPi0DI7o Gears 5 continues to entertain with the most unlikely of all things - the skiff! Okay, the story and the gunplay are fun too...but the glitches aren't. The small ones I can stomach, even ignore - but when the game robbed me of a well-deserved victory against the Act 2 boss by crashing the... Continue Reading →
Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett – Book Review
Ah, literary realism, how thou mildly interests me. Arnold Bennett's Anna of the Five Towns is a painfully middle-class English novel, with all that entails. What's that, I hear you ask -- and I'm all too happy to provide as long-winded an explanation as some of the descriptions within the novel. Before that, however, I... Continue Reading →
The Outer Worlds: Edgewater is a Hell of an Intro!
https://youtu.be/G-GXGOUHup0 The Outer Worlds: Edgewater Is An Excellent Intro for every fan of RPG gaming - it taps into that old RPG magic, introducing compelling characters and giving the player agency and freedom of choice! Well worth the price of a dollar/euro/pound...if you have an access to Xbox's Pass for PC service, that is.
The Dragon’s Banker by Scott Warren – Book Review
Originally posted over at booknest.eu! The review below is an annotated version. Published by: Scott Warren (Self-Published)Genre: Fantasy (Economic Adventure!)Pages: 255Format: e-bookReview/Purchased Copy: Provided through NetGalley, in return for an honest review. Sailor Kestern is a fine banker in an unenviable position. His former client, a nobleman by the name of Brackwaldt, has it out... Continue Reading →
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
I'm happy with the progress I've made with Haruki Murakami's books over these last few months. Kafka on the Shore in May, Norwegian Wood in September and just this last week, What I Talk About when I talk About Running. The last is freshest in my mind but I'll contain myself and instead turn to... Continue Reading →