Random Friday: Star Wars and words and stuff.

Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is… “Youthquake.” Who the fuck has ever actually used the word “youthquake”?! Outside of the media, that is. If you want to read about it, you can take a gander at the write-ups, which will explain fascinating things to you… you know, like how the word comes from combining … More Random Friday: Star Wars and words and stuff.

Random Friday: Wolfenstein funny, Mass Effect hardcore, and exploding supes.

I’m doing it again. I have this terrible habit of buying a series game, and then deciding that I need to go back and play the last one before I jump into the shiny newness. So I picked up Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, ran smack into the Fergus vs. Wyatt choice, and decided to … More Random Friday: Wolfenstein funny, Mass Effect hardcore, and exploding supes.

Random Friday: Net neutrality, nuclear nightmares, nephilim & nettlesome no-no’s.

Net neutrality. I’m sure you’ve all heard or seen this a lot lately, so I won’t drone on. If you need a clear explanation of what it means and how it CAN AND DOES AFFECT YOU, check out Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now.  Sign a petition. Tweet. Send a message to the FCC. … More Random Friday: Net neutrality, nuclear nightmares, nephilim & nettlesome no-no’s.

Creepy vs. scary

Creepy: producing a nervous shivery apprehension1 Scary: causing fright2 “Creepy” is sometimes listed as a synonym for “scary”. I think something can be creepy without actually being scary, though. Let’s not start using words all willy-nilly. (Side note: “Willy-nilly” got a nice little squiggly red line under it. It suggested that I might actually mean … More Creepy vs. scary

Random Friday: Payback, killer robots, and cults

Need for Speed: Payback is getting a lot of hate, but it’s still fun. The lines they gave the poor actors are often over-the-top corny. Or just plain ridiculous. Or both. The characters largely come across as egotistical douchebags–even the chick.  The story doesn’t entirely make sense. The card system pisses people off. And I’m … More Random Friday: Payback, killer robots, and cults

Pejorative pizza, impressive images & terrible treachery

Assassin’s Creed: Origins photo mode, part deux. Since I last talked about it, AC: Origins has had an update to its photo mode, and the changes add some new options. You can add or reduce noise, add a vignette effect, mess with saturation or tint, and a number of other options. Though the changes meant … More Pejorative pizza, impressive images & terrible treachery