Nintendo announced Nintendo Online– and it’s a travesty

Two days ago, Nintendo announced the details about Nintendo Online, their online service for the Nintendo Switch. After having gone over the details of it, I’d have to say that not only is Nintendo Online lackluster, it’s a slap in the face of every consumer that bought the switch that wants to use their online functionality.  Continue reading Nintendo announced Nintendo Online– and it’s a travesty

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My Favorite Metroidvanias

The Metroidvania genre is a very unique, but growing genre. It’s name is a  combination of the popular Nintendo franchise Metroid and Konami’s Castlevania series, specifically Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is strongly dependent on a few concepts that we’ll list below before we dive into what my favorites are.  Continue reading My Favorite Metroidvanias

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Why Video Game Vinyl?

Vinyl’s comeback has been huge. A new generation of people are falling in love with the crackle, ritual and physical experience of holding and reading a record while listening to music. Out of that entire culture is a very niche, but every growing subculture, of people that enjoy video game music on vinyl. According to Blip Blop, a website dedicated to Video Game Vinyl (VGM vinyl), 2016 had around 90 releases on vinyl, while 2017 has nearly 130. Not only is that a huge jump from the previous year, but that’s essentially one VGM Vinyl release every 3 days. So what’s the big deal? Why do people care? Let’s take a look at the various reasons why people buy VGM Vinyl, and vinyl as a whole.  Continue reading Why Video Game Vinyl?

Darren Korb PAX East Interview

The WhatsItTech team was fortunate enough to go to PAX East 2018 this year. During our trip, I was able to lock down a few interviews with some brilliant people. One of them was Darren Korb, composer of the Supergiant Games Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Below you will find the written transcription of our interview. Continue reading Darren Korb PAX East Interview

Vox Vocis – Star Meissa Album Review

If anyone hasn’t done so already, check out the review of the ‘ debut album In The Arms of the Sun by Vox Vocis. That album completely blew me away and made me jealous because if I could somehow go back in time, that would be the album made. When I caught wind of the news that the band was recording their second album, I was extremely excited. I am happy to say that the band did not disappoint. This will be a breakdown of the entire album track by track . Continue reading Vox Vocis – Star Meissa Album Review

Facebook Sucks – It Used To Be About You

Facebook at the beginning of last year was closing on 2 billion users. There’s around 7 and a half billion people. That means almost 30% of the entire world has a Facebook account. Yet Facebook is expected to lose 2 million users that are under the age of 24 this year according to eMarketer. Why is that the case? Isn’t Facebook the platform for the young kids and not their old parents? It seems that is becoming further and further from the truth.  Continue reading Facebook Sucks – It Used To Be About You

Vivaldi – The Best Fork Of Chromium

Speed, reliability, features. Those are the three main factors I look for in a browser. A couple months ago, I had been curious to see what other browsers were out there. I was primarily a Chrome user for 4 years, with a random blip of Firefox in my history. After going through the gauntlet of browsers, Vivaldi stuck out as a great Chrome alternative, so much so that it is my main browser. Let’s take a look at what makes this feature heavy browser so special. Continue reading Vivaldi – The Best Fork Of Chromium

My 7 String Build!

As with many guitar players, I was inspired by the album cover from Steve Vai’s pivotal album Passion and Warfare. The swirled guitar with colors everywhere was captivating to me as a teen. What also held my attention was some of the low end Vai was getting out of his guitar, especially the riff in “The Audience Is Listening”. This build is a result of that inspiration.  Continue reading My 7 String Build!

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How to Unlock your Verizon Pixel 2’s Bootloader (Yes, really!)

As somebody who has switched over to Android wanting to get the most out of my phone, I was rather disappointed after having figured out that Verizon wanted absolutely none of that on Google’s shiny new flagship phone, the Pixel 2. Thanks to an oversight by the very same phone carrier that disabled this option, you can unlock the bootloader on your phone right now. Continue reading How to Unlock your Verizon Pixel 2’s Bootloader (Yes, really!)