Cinema Quickie: Second Skin (2008)

My nostalgic thirst for all things World of Warcraft has hit hard this year. It’s a pattern that’s repeated nearly every autumn since 2010, wherein the colder weather and dreary days send me spiraling in search of fond memories. And Blizzard’s decade-and-a-half-old MMORPG must be something special because my mind seems to pull me towards…

Bummed About Shadowlands Being Delayed

This is ancient history by internet standards, but Blizzard has delayed the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Shadowlands. Originally, Shadowlands was scheduled to launch on October 27th, 2020. But, citing quality concerns, the studio made the decision to delay the game. I’m assuming all is not well with Shadowlands, because Blizzard hasn’t even set a new release date. As of…

7 Months Without the Gym

Since hitting my twenties, exercise has become a crucial facet of my life. It’s how I offset all the malaise, muscular atrophy, and cognitive degeneration associated with spending 90% of my time in front of a screen. But, when COVID-19 arrived in mid-March, I dropped my thrice-weekly gym habit like a hot potato. I had…

The Eagle Has Landed (NZXT BLD Review)

The ninth generation of gaming consoles is almost here. For a time, details about Microsoft’s and Sony’s next-gen machines were scarce. But we’re in the home stretch now, with both consoles set to launch next month. For a brief moment, I considered making the generational leap with a Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X. However,…

Wrapping Up in Battle for Azeroth

With World of Warcraft: Shadowlands set to drop in just under two months, I’m running out of time with the game’s current expansion, Battle for Azeroth. Such is the case in an MMORPG. Although WoW’s world is persistent, the game’s content ages like bread. Stale content needs to be regularly refreshed and replaced with new offerings.…

Cinema Quickie: Puppet Master II (1991)

Over the last few years, I’ve developed an appreciation for schlock movies. If there’s a periodic table of film, schlock has earned its place alongside the likes of tasteful drama and big-budget action. My reasoning is this: not all films have to be insightful, and schlock movies aren’t lesser for not having high-minded ambitions. Rather,…

World of Warcraft: Dailies, Dailies, Dailies

I’ve been writing about how World of Warcraft has really been scratching my gaming itch lately. But something I haven’t covered is my enjoyment of WoW’s daily quests. These (sometimes infinitely) repeatable quests have been an integral element of WoW for some time now. They’ve also earned the ire of many players, which seems to stem from how…