Should You Get: 9.03m [Contributed]

The following is a contributed review by Speedyard AKA ShotgunButterfly9. He continues into his Should You Get series by taking a look at the esoteric indie title 9.03m. Be sure to check out more of his videos on YouTube.

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9.03m describes itself as a memorial to victim’s of the tsunami that hit Japan in March of 2011. So far so good. Every other medium has been used to explore tragedy, to remember those who lost their lives, to evoke empathy, so it’s great to see games try the same.

It’s just, they shouldn’t do it THIS way.

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Should You Get: Receiver [Contributed]

The following is a contributed video by Speedyard AKA ShotgunButterfly9. He delves into whether you should pick up the title Receiver. Be sure to check out more of his videos on YouTube.

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Taken from the video description:

Receiver’s “high detail gun mechanics” is one of the most original and compelling ideas I’ve seen in a game. The game requires you to master them and to exercise a degree of vigilance, planning, forethought, and awareness of your environment that most games, especially shooters, never demand from you, and learning to do so is wonderfully fulfilling.

It has that glorious sensation you always get when you find a genuinely challenging game where the path to mastery is clearly laid out, truly demanding, and satisfying to accomplish.

Should You Get: Fibrillation [Contributed]

The following is a contributed video by Speedyard AKA ShotgunButterfly9. He delves into whether you should pick up the title Fibrillation. Be sure to check out more of his videos on YouTube.

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Should You Get: Limbo [Contributed]

The following is a contributed video by Speedyard AKA ShotgunButterfly9. He goes over the critically acclaimed indie title Limbo. Be sure to check out more of his videos on YouTube.

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Should You Get: Ittle Dew [Contributed]

The following is a contributed video by Speedyard AKA ShotgunButterfly9. He goes over the indie game Ittle Dew which plays like a love letter to classic Legend of Zelda titles. Be sure to check out more of his videos including his previous contributed piece looking at Dear Esther.

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Retro Review – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi [Contributed]

Emmett Williams is back with another movie review! This time, he looks back at the final entry in the original Star Wars trilogy. If you would like to contribute a review, article, opinion piece, video, or anything else having to do with geek media, just follow the instructions here!

I’m fully certain that everyone already knows the plot of The Return of the Jedi, so I’m not going to waste time avoiding spoilers or retreading the plot of a 30-year old movie.

I most likely won’t be able to make it to the cinema this week, which is why, for the sake of consistency, I’m doing my best to deliver a retro movie review. Why Star Wars? It was requested.

Retro Review - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi [Contributed]

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World War Z Review [Contributed]

The following is a contributed review of the movie World War Z by Emmett Williams. If you would like to share a review, opinion piece, video, or anything else pertaining to geek media, just follow the instructions here!

Before I start, I should note that I have not read the novel World War Z by Max Brooks, and therefore cannot discuss how faithful of an adaptation this movie is. I have to take it on its own merits.

World War Z Review [Contributed]

World War Z is the kind of movie that I would hold up as a model of “just okay.” Acting is competent, budget is visible, thereʼs some action, and thereʼs some suspense. What irritated me most was how the movie couldn’t seem to decide on what it wanted to do at times. Thereʼs a wonderfully tense scene close to the beginning of the movie that had me thinking “this could turn out to be pretty good,” and just as the thought entered my mind, the tension was shattered by the cheapest kind of jump scare. Jump scares are not scary! They make you jump for a second, then youʼre irritated for a minute.

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