‘Game On’ Reviews: Spiritfarer is gonna teach ‘em how to say goodbye

‘Game On Reviews’ is where Will Harrison posts his most recent piece from his Associated Press Award-nominated gaming column ‘Game On,’ which appears bi-weekly in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toledo Blade, due to The Blade’s recent decision to lock their site fully behind a paywall. For more pieces, news, and information, please visit http://www.toledoblade.com.

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Death is constant, inevitable, and unfair. These three facts are no more apparent than in the year 2020 and a literal plague upon our houses.

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An AEW Entrance Theme Tier List

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Professional wrestling entrance themes matter almost as much as the wrestler themselves. The theme is what hooks the viewer, makes a grand announcement of arrival, and even serves as an “Oh, Shit” moment when done correctly.

A bad theme blends into the background. A great theme is legendary.

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Eating Around Austin: Ramen Tatsu-Ya; A Preface

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Welcome to ‘Eating Around Austin,’ a new series of reviews and articles by columnist Will Harrison, divulging the details of his delicious dives into the depths of the Austin, Texas food scene.  Continue reading

The waiting — and knowing — is the hardest part of Chloe Price’s story in Life Is Strange: Before The Storm

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Spoiler warning: Life Is Strange and Episodes 1 and 2 of Life Is Strange: Before The Storm

I cringe and shout in the anticipation of pain to come at the glowing screen. The truly terrifying moments come from the build towards an inevitable end that a character can’t see coming. Like a voyeur, the audience must sit in silence, an accomplice in the plot’s attempt to ruin lives.  Continue reading

VIDEO: HOOK EM’, STITCHES! Learning to love your hooks with Stitches in HEROES OF THE STORM

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Want to hook with the best of the best? Watch me as I teach you to pass the Stitches Hook test. This is my first commentary and tutorial video for Heroes of the Storm, talking all about the best ways to position, play, and hook as everyone’s favorite abomination, Stitches.  Continue reading

Curtain Call: How I Met Your Mother finale is more half-baked coda than conclusion

Curtain Call is a new series of articles on Backlog Adventures taking a look at the finales of the most popular shows of the last twenty years. In addition to asking if a finale works as a conclusion to the series, we’ll be looking at the mystique and emotional manipulation that comes along with the concept of a series finale, and if the finale in question ultimately serves the greater good of its show’s legacy.  Continue reading