Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990

Stuff that happened this month: Angela Bowie reveals that ex-husband David slept with Mick Jagger.  Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history.  "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990

What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?

So I originally had this as a blog post on boardgamegeek.com.  I suspected it would be too hot for it to handle.  Sure enough, before the day was over: "Your blog has been deleted due to multiple severe violations of site rules, including defending sexism and objectification, dismissiveness to concerns about inclusiveness, personal attacks, and … Continue reading What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL5BNgcwYhQ March 1990, the sequel to February 1990.  An interesting month to be sure for that year.  Steve Jackson Games gets raided by the U.S. Secret Service; a case that would evolve years later into something establishing the legalities of online speech still equating to speech; as in free speech.  Carole Gist becomes the 1st … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1990

Thief: The Dark Project (1999) Gold edition review

Rated: 4 / 5 This is a game I've been interested in trying for years now.  Back in the early 2000s, a few friends of mine tried to get me into it, but to no avail for a couple of reasons. 1.) Every time my mother or father had purchased a computer, it was never … Continue reading Thief: The Dark Project (1999) Gold edition review

Sonic Generations (2011) and Sonic Mania (2017) review

Sonic Generations Rated: 3 / 5 (good, but may be a while before I play it again, if ever) So I haven't played a Sonic the Hedgehog game ever since Sonic Heroes (2003) on the Nintendo Gamecube (GCN).  Up until that point, I enjoyed virtually all the games found on the Sega Genesis, which is … Continue reading Sonic Generations (2011) and Sonic Mania (2017) review

Uncharted quadrilogy (2007-2016) and Jak trilogy (2001-2004) review, and the downward spiral of Naughty Dog and Gaming

Uncharted: The Characters and Story It took a long while for me to give a console game a shot again.  I have played the previous 3 Uncharted games a while back, and enjoyed them, so I've been curious to try out the 4th and final one (and yes, I am aware of that 5th spin-off … Continue reading Uncharted quadrilogy (2007-2016) and Jak trilogy (2001-2004) review, and the downward spiral of Naughty Dog and Gaming

The Witcher 3 (2015) review

Rated: 4.5 / 5 Exhausted.  Weary.  Done.  Finished.  I first played this game when it first came out; finished my first playthrough after roughly 80 hours.  I enjoyed the experience, though I was glad to see it end.  3 years later, I got back into it again, knowing that there were expansions to play, updates … Continue reading The Witcher 3 (2015) review