Pros & Cons: PopCon Indy 2021

  For months on end, convention goers and fans of many different genres of pop culture have been desperately waiting to attend conventions in person once again. For the city of Indianapolis, this wait has finally come to an end. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending my 8th PopCon with this being only the 7th in-person event for PopCon Indy. Last year, PopCon faced some challenges with their Virtual PopCon, but … Read more

Pros & Cons: Squared Circle Expo 2021

The past year we have all been through some rather trying times, whether it be adjusting on how to do our normal jobs to trying to find new creative ways to keep doing the things we love, the pandemic has caused us all to do things differently and when it comes to going to conventions, it has become something that I cannot believe we are back to do yet once again. I want to preface … Read more

The Arcade “Rally” Racer Returns: Dirt 5 Review

What is an arcade rally racing game anyway? That’s the question I continue to ask myself while playing Codemasters latest entry in their arcade rally racing game, Dirt 5. Much like previous entries in the Dirt series, you will be battling it out with several AI opponents in a variety of different racing game modes. Saying that this is a rally game is a bit of a stretch because unlike an actual rally game in … Read more

Sound the Battle Horn, the Vikings Have Arrived: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review

There are so many series that I really enjoy in gaming, Grand Theft Auto, Gears of War, and Halo just to name a few. However, one series in particular that has rarely let me down over the years, as well as one that always sticks with me, has been Assassin’s Creed. The Assassin’s Creed series is extremely well known for using history as a means to tell not only a story in the past, but … Read more

Thoughts On: The CyberPunk 2077 Delays

For year’s now it seems we have been waiting and waiting for CDProjekt RED’s latest game, Cyberpunk 2077 to release. The game was first announced back in May of 2012, that’s right, 8 years ago and we didn’t see the first trailer until 7 years ago back in January of 2013. The original intended release date for Cyberpunk 2077 was supposed to be April 16th of this year, however, CD Projekt RED decided to delay … Read more

Close to Being Fouled Out: NBA 2K21 Review (Current Gen)

I know you’re probably wondering why this review is so late. Well, I decided to take as much time with this review as 2K did to fix the issues I had with the game, and thus, the reason why this review is so late. Hopefully 2K eventually decides to learn that Quality Assurance is important, eventually.  It’s another year and albeit this year has been, interesting to say the least. The world of sports as … Read more

Pretending I’m a Superman All Over Again: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Review

The year was 1999 and in a decade full of great movies, music, toys, and video games, we were treated with another such video game of the likes in which we had never seen before. A game that is so important to the culture of the video game industry that it spawned other games that tried so hard to be just like it. That game would be Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, of which at that … Read more

The Forecast isn’t Always Clear: WRC 9 Review

I’ve always been a big fan of racing games no matter what form they come in, from Mario Kart to Rally Car, each providing their own unique way of taking you around a track or even through unknown terrain, and thanks to publisher Nacon for providing me a copy of their latest game WRC 9 for review on my Xbox One X. In World Racing Championship 9, Kylotonn Entertainment does an amazing job yet once … Read more

Roguelike Wind Waker: Windbound Review

As much as I am a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series, there has always been one game that stood out above the rest, Wind Waker. I’ve yet to ever try and find another game that is remotely similar to it until I was provided with an early copy of Five Lives Studios Roguelike game, Windbound on the Xbox One (also available on the Switch, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Microsoft Windows) where I … Read more

Time to Tee Off: PGA Tour 2K21 Review

It has been quite a while since a major game publisher and developer has put out a golf game and this time 2K has decided to partner up with well-known golf series, The Golf Club for PGA Tour 2K21. I was provided an early review copy of the game by 2K for my Xbox One X and for the past two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of seeing exactly all that PGA Tour 2K21 has … Read more

It’s Time! EA Sports UFC 4 Review

EA tries each year to make the UFC games a step-up from previous iterations. What I love about the UFC games is the fact that unlike Madden, NHL, or FIFA, the UFC games do not come out year after year. It has been since February of 2018  when the last UFC game, UFC 3, was released and this latest release is a definite improvement over UFC 3.  There are some things that have remained the … Read more

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2. for the PS4, PC and Switch Review

    Turtle Beach has been long known for their cast line of headphones and headsets with each providing gamers a very distinct level of sound as well as being one of the frontrunners in the world of esports for their incredible sound quality which provides competitors an advantage. One of their headsets, the Stealth 600, had some rather mixed reviews among various gaming websites and the community when it was first released back in … Read more

The Dark “Days”: Uncovering the Days of the Dead Convention

In 2011, Adolfo Dorta, Bill Philputt and Rick Lara, started what would become one of the biggest Horror-genre conventions in the United States- Days of the Dead. The convention had its first show in Indianapolis, Indiana, and took off from there, having dates in other cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, and even Las Vegas. The convention has brought in some rather big names such as Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Lisa … Read more

Days of the Dead Facing Backlash Over Suicidal “Dark Humor” Photo

Yesterday, horror-genre convention Days of the Dead began facing backlash and much outrage from their community because a staff member posted a rather disturbing and controversial photo. The photo shows a second staff member at the Days of the Dead Indianapolis event holding a teddy bear he purchased from a vendor. The bear has the face of comedian Robin Williams and is wearing a shirt that says “Hang in there” with a stick figure of … Read more

Brian’s Favorite Video Game Mini Games

Ah yes, the mini-game. There are so many video games that have gone on to feature various ways to take up our time and some of which took up even more time than we anticipated with some even spawning their own standalone version of that game. This article is going to be about some of my favorites from many games that I have played along my video game journey in life. These games gave me … Read more

Will There Be Gambling in Cyberpunk 2077?

There has been so much talk lately regarding the latest game set to release later this year from developer CD Projekt RED, Cyberpunk 2077. The latest news is that there has been even more added to the customizable options for your created character that now you are able to even customize your characters genitals, a rather interesting choice when it comes to being able to create a character and an option not really found in … Read more

Product Showcase: The Redmagic 5G Gaming Smartphone

The world of smartphone gaming can be one that is hard to get into. Trying to find a phone that is designed not only for speed and reliability, but also for finding a device can that handle high frame-rates, but also showcase rather impressive resolutions isn’t easy to come by. This can be due in part by not many gamers really focusing too much on gaming from a smartphone, but rather a high end gaming … Read more

Product Showcase: FullLight Tech Bluetooth Beanie Hat

When it comes to listening to music, you want to find something that is accessible and of course, typical headphones are always available and easy to use. However, when you want to wear something a bit more fashionable as well as comfortable, especially something such as a hat or a beanie, you want to make sure you’re still just as comfortable while listening to music. Well, the FullLight Tech Bluetooth Beanie, just might be what … Read more

Product Showcase: Dikaou LED Flame Table Lamp Torch Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for that unique gift for someone that really loves music and wants to enjoy it in a rather soothing way, then look no further. The Dikaou LED Flame Table Lamp Torch Bluetooth Speaker is a product for exactly that kind of person. This speaker will connect to any Android or iOS device and features a very warm yellow glow that flickers as music is being produced via the huge speaker that makes … Read more

TV Allowance TV & Video Game Time Manager Product Showcase

If you are someone that has a family with several children and are in need of help with trying to show them the importance of doing other things with their time as well as teach them the value of their time, it might be hard to find something that can assist you in doing so. With the TV Allowance TV & Video Game Time Manager, this is going to give you the assistance that you … Read more