Beneath its Presentation, Cyberpunk 2077 is a Cybermess

Beneath its Presentation, Cyberpunk 2077 is a Cybermess

After seven years, CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated action RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is here, and it’s a cybermess. And I’m not just talking about the apparent lack of polish or abundance of bugs. Cyberpunk 2077 is foundationally flawed: a bizarre Frankenstein monster cobbled together from elements of other, better, games. Many of its gameplay systems are…

Cinema Quickie: Second Skin (2008)

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

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

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 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,…