popular culture

Hype Fuels Hate: How Gamers Fail Their Medium

A lot has been written these days about fandom: How it’s toxic behaviour damages what I’d call the geek culture overall. With each passing outrage, be it over Captain America, reviews for a videogame or just reporting on them, I feel more and more detached from a community that I’d call my home – at […]

Review: Game of Thrones – Blood of my Blood (Season 6, Episode 6)

The last episode of Game of Thrones got a huge amount of attention. #Holdthedoor was pretty much everywhere on social media and the fever for this series has reached a new high. Episode 6, titled “Blood of my Blood”, doesn’t have a huge moment like the last one, but still provides enough for everyone. Brace […]

Review: Super Mario Bros. Movie

Of all the movies that I watched religiously during my childhood, the Super Mario Bros. movie always stood out a bit. It was dark, had a very distinct look and something about it just didn’t feel right. Even back then, I never considered it to be a Super Mario movie, but more of a science-fiction […]

This Mighty No. 9 trailer will make you cry like an Anime fan on prom night

  Marketing can make or break a game’s success. But this trailer for Mighty No. 9 has already spawned quite some negative reactions. Now, I’ve already written about the past of this game, but in case you’re new to this: After a really successful Kickstarter campaign, the game got pushed back several times and thanks […]

Nostalgia, the past and a thief’s end

In this article, I’m going to analyse how Uncharted 4: A thief’s End deals with the past, nostalgia and how it relates to the overall theme and future of the series. As this angle already might suggest, there are big spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t played the game to completion, you might want to […]

Forgotten short bursts of joy

First-Person-Shooter, RPGs, strategy, simulation, idle games: The number of genres striving right now is amazing. It almost seems like there’s something for everybody. But there’s a genre that has practically disappeared in the last few years: Lightgun games! But why is practically nobody making those classic arcade staples anymore? Back in the days when there […]

Review: Preacher Episode 1

TV-Adaptations of Comicbooks aren’t always great. Agents of Shield lost me during the second season, as did Arrow. On the other hand we have Netflix co-produced shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones that are quite good. There’s of course The Walking Dead, as series that is still pretty successful. So it’s hard to have realistic […]

 X-Men: Apocalypse Review

The X-Men movies are an interesting phenomenon, when it comes to comic-book movies. While most movies in the series are good enough, some of them are outright bad (X-Men: The Last Stand and Origins come to mind). Yet in recent years, the movies have become better in my opinions. X-Men: First Class and Days of […]

First Impressions: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

I’m relatively new to the Uncharted games: I only got recently into the series when I bought and played the Collection on PS4. I had a blast while playing it and was looking forward to the fourth and final game. Now, I’m a couple of hours into the fourth instalment and I want to share […]