Ramblings/Review: A look at HATRED

A Lighthearted Adventure for the Whole Family!

People have asked me to review the 2015 game, “HATRED”.  So I dived deeper, watched some videos, and delved into it myself (thanks to people who wanted to purchase the game).  After a couple of hours of slogging through waves of NPCs ways, I had enough and decided to fulfill the request of many. In the end, I didn’t so much write a review, but an angry tangent instead.  So, what did I think of Hatred?  In short, I found it vapid, repetitive, and sophomoric. While many other games do that (well), this one does all of it poorly.  If you wanna see the rest of my ranting tangent, read on.

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Ramblings: Nerd Rage vs. Mad Max

It’s no secret, I love the Mad Max Fury Road. Both old and new elements combine to create a great story with brilliant atmosphere and characters. The new lead of Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron) was especially fantastic! That said, I’m not gonna retread my review, just because I enjoyed the film that much. In fact, the following rant was removed from the original review, as I felt it simply wasn’t appropriate for a post that’s supposed to be about reviewing the movie itself.  That said, you can still read the review here if you wish. Take what you want from it and ignore the rest, this was merely the mad ramblings of someone who doesn’t understand smug jerks on the web who think their opinions are the best damn thing since cookie butter! (And let me tell you, cookie butter is amazing!)
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Cult Game Review: Pool Edge

Rarely are we given the chance to see cutting edge design in a simulation game.  Most games fall flat when put to test, whether it’s because of mechanical limits or immersion breaking errors.  As such, any sense of realism is lost.  Some games indulge in their mediocrity (such as the both beloved and maligned Goat Simulator) while others try to hide it with various results (such as the infamous Street Cleaning Simulator.) However, all of those fall to the wayside when put up against the simulationist glory that is Pool Edge.  In fact, there are tons of reasons ahead why this game was “cutting edge!”  (I’ll work on my humor in the future, I promise.)

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The Doc Speaks: The Christmas Invasion

Dr Who Evil Santas
They’re invading, are you ready?

There’s no doubt that here in the United States, the heavily commercialized “holiday season” has gotten out of control. For many families, Thanksgiving was set aside as a time to drop the consumerism and just spend time together. But last year, our bloated capitalistic parody of the December holiday season had proved its power. With sales expanding further than before, it toppled a great defense against a frenzy of spontaneous spending and so-called savings. With this bastion against greed and habitual desires crumbled, what is there to do?
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