Author: Isaac Whalen

Wreck Yourself Before You MS Excel Yourself

When people hear the words Adult Swim they think either of swimming pools bereft of kids or the late night version of Cartoon Netwrok that airs avant-garde, absurdist cartoons. In case you live in a cave or have a mature life with a steady paying job, you probably know that the later has a  kick-ass website where they also make their own online games.

They’ve been putting these games out for a long time now and the content ranges from the wildly popular Robot Unicorn Attack to the self titled Worst Game Ever starring Master Shake and Meatwad. These games always offer a comical/sarcastic tone with engaging game play.… Read the rest

A Rapture Reminder: Keep Playin’ Them Jamz

For those of you who don’t know, I absolutely love Bioshock. It is my only favorite game. I’ve played several other games which I have enjoyed, but inevitably they all get compared to Bioshock in my mind. Even Bioshock 2 couldn’t escape this comparison. So, naturally when I saw William Gibbons article entitled: “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams: Popular Music, Narrative, and Dystopia in Bioshock” I ate that jank up. Not only am I an avid fan of the game, but even before I played it I was a fan of jazz and music from earlier generations. Bobby Darian, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr.,… Read the rest