Post-Surgery Injury Log

Post-Surgery Injury Log

Prior to 2021, I had never broken a bone. But earlier this year, I made up for lost time by sustaining all sorts of fractures all over my body. The surgeries to correct those fractures took place while I was unconscious, and most bone breakage has since healed. However, I’d thought I’d chronicle some of…

Battlefield 2042’s Release Looks Stormy

Battlefield 2042’s Release Looks Stormy

Battlefield’s brand of large-scale, high-intensity warfare has kept me captivated for over a decade. In 2010, I was completely smitten with Bad Company 2, a game that subverted many multiplayer shooter conventions. Buildings were fully destructible, so you couldn’t run and hide forever. Bullets dropped, requiring you to consider the physics behind every squeeze of…

Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

My Mom has always been a compassionate gardener. She had a garden in our backyard when I was little. In her spare time, she would toil away, fostering the growth of chives, oregano, thyme, and more. What I didn’t know at the time was that my Mom had another garden: Us, her three sons. Like…

Fallout 76: Endgame Existentialism

Fallout 76: Endgame Existentialism

My partner and I recently hit level fifty in Fallout 76. And with the celebration came some contemplation. In Fallout 76, fifty is the last meaningful character level threshold. Crossing fifty lifts all level-related restrictions, meaning you’re free to equip any weapon or armour piece and attend any event in-game. You can continue to earn experience and…

A Fallout 76 Screenshot Bonanza

A Fallout 76 Screenshot Bonanza

Against all expectations, Fallout 76 has become a gaming staple around here. I’ve been playing it almost daily for over a month now, and it’s even managed to hold my partner’s interest for a similar amount of time. That’s especially impressive given the massive amount of choices one has for entertainment these days. My partner and…

COVID-19: One Week Post-Vaccination

COVID-19: One Week Post-Vaccination

A week ago, medical personnel herded me onto a systematized medical floor and into a small stall. There, I sat in a neat row amongst other fellow residents of my city. And one by one, we were each inoculated like cattle. It was my second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. So, in a few weeks,…

Fallout 76 is Unexpectedly Delightful

Fallout 76 is Unexpectedly Delightful

I distinctly remember the vortex of emotions I experienced when Bethesda revealed Fallout 76 back in 2018. The gameplay trailer, which showcased an idyllic golden Appalachian landscape littered with all manner of creatures and mutated biomes, left an unmistakably good impression. But as a multiplayer title, how would the game play? Fallout 4 had been…