I got paid to write about Spider-Man! Weeee!

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This is a little late – I’ve been extremely busy the past few weeks with, well I guess the shortest way to put it is life, I’ll explain in greater detail in another post, nothing bad I assure you – but if you’re looking to read some interesting stuff on the go about comics and video games, check out CG Magazine’s digital issue for this month.

I had the opportunity to write about Spider-Man, specifically how stories surrounding the web slinger for the past few years were growing a little stale, that is until the recent Superior Spider-Man series written by Dan Slott rejuvenated this iconic character.

I spoke to Cameron Stannard, a huge Spider-Man fan and the manager of the Silver Snail in Toronto, who shared his feelings regarding Dan Slott, the Superior series, and older Spidey stories that were contributing to the character’s downfall.

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Lunch Breaks is back!

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The Lunch Breaks duo is back at CG Magazine, and this week, James and I play some Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition in preparation for this year’s Ultra Street Fighter 4 release. We talk about fighting games, more fighting games, and … Rocket Raccoon?

Guardians of the Galaxy finally arrives, and sheds some light on what’s to come down the road for Marvel

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The trailer arrived, but did you ever wonder how Guardians of the Galaxy will eventually tie in with The Avengers? And who exactly is that weird guy with the white hair that appeared in this trailer and in the post-credits scene from Thor: The Dark World? I did my best to try and explain a few things in a post you can read here.

You can also check out the official trailer below.

A return to the subtle horrors of space

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This is a little feature/preview I wrote surrounding an up-coming indie survival horror game developed by FrostFire Games, and indie studio based in Toronto.

Dabbing into the creepy vibes found in movies like “Moon,” Redshift: Afterlife aims to slowly suck players into its disturbing world.

You can read the full story here.

Toronto Global Game Jam a great success

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Apologies for the lack of posts recently. It’s been a very busy couple of weeks, but I’m hoping to get back on track very shortly.

In the meantime, check out a story I wrote for CG Magazine. I covered the Toronto Global Game Jam, which was held at George Brown College this year. It was my first jam, and it was quite an enjoyable experience.

Lunch Breaks, Dec. 13

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This is the last Lunch Breaks episode James and I did at CG Magazine. We were experimenting with live stream  capabilities and other recording methods, and unfortunately the audio quality – usually on my mic – is a bit poor at times. Sorry about that. You can still witness the struggles James and I endured while playing Grand Turismo 6 after a mouthful of habanero peppers. Those were real peppers by the way, and the pain was equally real.

Big shout out to Scott Dixon and Jo Enaje, both are members of the CG Magazine crew, and helped us every week with these videos. It was a helluva fun time.

 

Yahtzee’s survival-horror game can only get better

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With a passion for games that offer powerful storytelling experiences and exploration, popular game critic Ben ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw decided to use these two elements and create The Consuming Shadow. So far, it looks very promising. I wrote a preview for it, which you can read here.

Indie games to the rescue as physical games dwindle in numbers

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I recently wrote an editorial about the shrinking amount of video games that are hitting shelves these days, and how indie games fill the gap. You can read it here at cgmagonline.com

All in one launch live stream tonight!

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Tonight, CG Magazine is  breaking down the arrival of the anxiously awaited next generation of home consoles, the Xbox One. Tune in at 7 p.m. I’ll be joined by my Lunch Breaks partner James and fellow CG intern Carter, and we’ll be giving away some prizes as well!

For more details, click here.