Jurassic World Owen is the “6 foot turkey” kid from the original movie In the upcoming Jurassic World, Chris Pratt’s character – the velociraptor trainer – is the chubby kid that Grant frightens at the beginning of the original film. Grant tells him to “have a little respect” for raptors, and in the trailers for Jurassic […]
I’ve been a HUGE fan of Terry Brooks’ Shannara series ever since grade 9. A friend lent me his copy of First King of Shannara and I’ve been an avid reader of the series ever since. With the massive success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, MTV decided they wanted a piece of that fantasy pie and greenlit The Shannara Chronicles, a fantasy series based on Brooks’ The Elfstones of Shannara.
I grew up in the 90’s and was a daily user of MSN Messenger. I recently changed my phone’s notification to the sound MSN Messenger made when you got a new IM. The sound alone hurled me back to a simpler time. A time when Napster reigned (and mistitled songs were a real problem) and boy bands roamed the earth.
With sites like CreepyPasta and /r/nosleep, there’s no shortage of scary and unnerving stories to read. The following are some of my favourite stories to read late at night with the lights off.
Prepare to be spooked!
Almost every gamer knows that video games can be the best medium for story telling, even better than movies or books. Video games can suck you into it’s story like a good novel, while still being a visual medium like movies and T.V. What separates games from their elder mediums is the level of control that a user has over their digital world, bending the game’s characters to their will.
It is my firm belief that a major contributor to a game’s success is how the game artists depict the world within their game. The environment, visual style, and music are all vastly influential and are what skyrocket some games into the realm of pure art.