For a long time, Blizzard has been known as a company that has prided itself on never releasing unpolished games. This has provided a great deal of respect as the years have gone on. In earlier gaming periods, it was essential for games to be quality tested, lest they find…


Start by sitting on a cushion or chair.

The longer I happen to sit, I realize the weight pulls me down, as much as I can feel myself pushing upward, maintaining my posture. Often, I close my eyes, though I can still see the tones left behind in the visual…


In Thomas Cromwell’s time, rhetoric felt itself to be a new tool that could be waged against those in power and those subservient to it. William Tyndale’s newest translation invited those who understood the vernacular to join in on interpretation, which I suppose is another word for rhetoric, since it…


“‘Maxi, it’s time. I reach this point with everybody. What you need to deal with now is The Wisdom.’
‘Great, I’m at the dentist here.’
Shawn darkens the blinds, puts on a tape of Moroccan trance music, lights a joss stick. ‘Are you ready?’
‘No. Shawn-’
‘Here it is-The Wisdom. Prepare to copy.’ She…


Spoilers (but you should not care)

Is there some tacit assumption among makers and watchers of action schlock that they can be a little rough around the edges? After decades of proving that rule incorrect, with such incredible features like Aliens, Terminator 2, and John Wick, I think we can…


Control might be the best looking video game I have ever played on my computer. The brutalist architecture as a static setting, coupled with the movement of combat, produces a spectacle that few other shooting games can match. Like a museum exhibit gone wrong. The analog equipment in “The Oldest…


It had been long enough before returning to Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies. With the superhero craze ongoing, though entering either some kind of exhaustion, or hiatus, I find myself simultaneously elated and disappointed: elated because I am hoping it ends, and disappointed that it was not better.

Plenty of people…


Lost American Freedoms

Grand Theft Auto seems like a game that needs no introduction. It has sold literally hundreds of millions of copies, and is the bane of many parents while simultaneously being the boon of their children. …


This review contains spoilers.

Mare of Easttown has, not one, but two twists.

The first, (which was not difficult to predict) had John as the man with the relationship with Erin, not Billy. Their subsequent fight in the river ends with Mare taking them both to the station, where John…


I have been spending quite a lot of time this past month thinking about writing. In writing, so many philosophies proliferate about what “good writing” is, what the difference is between fiction and “literary” fiction, and over the years there has arisen a great many literary theories that have brought…

Colton Royle

Colton tries to picture a world in which nobody trusted their System 1 thinking. He is currently working on trying to be a better listener.

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