Weird is hard. Even defining what makes a work of fiction “weird” can be a bit slippery. It’s more than just building a world full of the impossible and unfamiliar, since that could just as easily describe boilerplate fantasy or science fiction. The difference, I think, is that true weirdness has to unfurl from the […]
Reasonable folks can disagree, but 2019 struck me as a definite off-year for video games, with plenty of slightly above-average games and very few true greats. Truth be told, up until a mad rush in November and December to play through a bunch of stuff I’d missed out on, I didn’t even have a full […]
From the moment Hideo Kojima first forced us to gaze upon the bare ass of CGI Norman Reedus, it was clear Death Stranding would be destined for greatness or madness. As subsequent trailers piled on cryptic image after cryptic image, it began to seem like there was no possible way that all these strands could […]
Young George Lucas would be proud.
Naughty Dog’s sequel looks, sounds, and feels amazing, but it still has to pass the smell test.