Interview with crabby applez: iOS games and podcast reviews

As someone whose focus is normally centered around consoles and the video games featured on them, I don’t know much about games and entertainment on mobile devices. However, after the explosive success of Pokemon Go, my interest in all things mobile began to grow. Caroline Mills, an extremely talented writer (and my future wife), created…


Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer trailer was released, but all eyes are on Modern Warfare Remastered

In the midst of the anticipated Call of Duty XP, Activision revealed the trailer for Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer, highlighting some of the futuristic details that made me yawn. I’m sure the trailer generated some hype while people took a break from XP’s competitive energy, however, most of the anticipation has revolved around Modern Warfare Remastered.…


Returning to Writing

It’s been about two years since I last updated my blog. The domain expired, the dust had settled, and PhoenixDown became a silent graveyard housing old dreams. For a long time, I believed a return would never happen. Something deep and unsettling happens when you get burned out from something you once adored, and for…


Looking Back – Childhood, Gaming, and Man Crates

Summers can be scorching in Tennessee. It’s not necessarily the heat that burns, but the humidity that suffocates. At times it’s like inhaling water, and there’s no relief outside hiding from it. But when you’re a kid faced with what feels like an eternity of no school… you suffer through it all in the name…


Legend of Korra, Korrasami, and why it’s Awesome

Note: Contains spoilers for the series finale of Legend of Korra.  Legend of Korra is officially over and all of us have been continuously tearbending since watching the finale. It was a mistreated show that deserved a lot more support from Nickelodeon, but it managed to demonstrate the passion and creativity the creators had for it,…


Rockstar Releases GTA Online Festive Surprise

We still don’t have Heists yet (early 2015, guys), but Rockstar has pushed out another smaller update to help us celebrate Christmas in Los Santos! What does this update include? A bunch of nice, explosive holiday devices, cars, outfits, and more. All of this info can be found at the Rockstar Newswire.


Working in Call of Duty eSports – Why it Hurts

I love eSports, particularly Call of Duty eSports. Call of Duty 4 ignited my love for the series, and despite the mixed opinions of each game released, it continues to be a wonderful source of entertainment. I never once imagined writing inside of the eSports industry. Writing was a self-motivated endeavor for me, and I’ve…


Character Growth – Dragon Age: Leliana and Morrigan

Note: This article contains some pretty huge spoilers for Dragon Age: Inquisition and Dragon Age: Origins. My love for the Dragon Age series is undoubtedly fueled by the characters. Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 both introduced and fleshed out amazing, complex characters that transcended the usual supporting role in RPGs. Because of this, it’s…