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Top 5 PC Games of 2017

2017 was a surprisingly great for gaming on the PC. There were a bunch of great titles, some of which I didn’t even get a chance to try out. Thankfully, I was kept busy with the great titles below. Look forward to our post on top 5 Nintendo Switch titles in the upcoming week! Let’s dive in, shall we? Continue reading Top 5 PC Games of 2017

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Rocket League for the Switch – Battle Cars On The Go!

Psyonix’s Rocket League has broken a lot of boundaries in the gaming world. They’ve broken into the E-Sports world with their infectiously competitive game of ‘soccer cars’, and they’ve achieved cross-network play between their various platforms. The premise of Rocket League is simple, you drive a car that is rocket powered and hit the ball into the goal. The game is a cross between soccer and demolition derby, allowing you to fly through the air with boosts in order to score points in the five minute match. But how does this game do on the Nintendo Switch? Continue reading Rocket League for the Switch – Battle Cars On The Go!

Cuphead Review

Brutally difficult, beautifully drawn, satisfying upon completion. Those are the three traits that the 30’s inspired platformer Cuphead are compromised of. It’s unapologetically difficult, charming, yet addicting. There have been times where I literally had to be pulled away from my controller because the game was sucking me in even more. Without further ado,  let’s move into this brilliant action-platformer, AKA the only platformer to make me really angry.  Continue reading Cuphead Review

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Concert Review: Perturbator at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Aside from hip-hop, no genre has grown more in the past ten years than electronic music. House, trance, EDM and synthwave are just a few of the genres that are growing in the internet age. One genre that made a resurgence is synthwave, with artists such as Perturbator, Carpenter Brut, GosT, and Dance With The Dead at the forefront of this movement. On September 28th. my friends and I decided to go to NYC to catch Perturbator along with Das mörtal and Protector 101. While I enjoyed the headlining act, the opening acts left a little to be desired.
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V Moda Fader Earplugs Review

As a musician, hearing loss can be a death sentence. Mixing and mastering can take a big hit, as can live performances. But that doesn’t stop me, or others from attending shows. When attending, it is always important to wear ear plugs to ensure your hearing takes as little damage as possible. The orange earplugs that you can sometimes buy at merch booths can be annoying to secure in your ear. To combat that, California-based headphone company V-Moda has their Fader earplugs. Continue reading V Moda Fader Earplugs Review

Dishonored – Death Of The Outsider Review

When Dishonored 2 was announced at E3, my world stopped. I had played Dishonored 1 for the first time the winter of 2014 and was hungrily waiting for the sequel to a game the community said would never come out. Returning to the world of Dishonored, after the death of Jessamine Kaldwin was exciting and fresh. The trailers were flashy and yet, still left a lot to the imagination. Once the game released in November, I eagerly played it, and yearned for DLC. Dishonored’s DLC was amazing and really expanded upon the story of the first game. Fast forward to this year’s E3 Trailer of the expansion, and cue more of the world stopping. With that, let’s get under way of the review of Dishonored – Death Of The Outsider. Warning: There will be some spoilers. Continue reading Dishonored – Death Of The Outsider Review

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Nintendo Switch Accessory Review – Silicone Joy-Con Covers

I purchased my Switch with grey Joy-Cons, which I came to regret over time. The blue and red Joy-Cons give the Nintendo Switch an iconic look akin to the Gamecube purple. Unfortunately, the blue and red Joy-Con set is frequently out-of-stock and also expensive. The consequence of fitting all those gyros and sensors into the controllers is $80. There is, however, a cheaper way to decorate my Joy-Cons: silicone covers. Silicone joy-con covers are popular and all over Amazon. They come in a variety of styles and even sport an ergonomic shape for comfort. I purchased a red & blue pair of Mayskey Joy-Con Gel Guards for $8 because it had positive reviews. Truthfully, I could’ve picked up a set from anyone.
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Nintendo Switch Accessory Review – Kungber Case Cover

We put cases on our smartphones because they are fragile and expensive pieces of portable technology. Shouldn’t we follow the same philosophy for the Nintendo Switch? While I don’t think people walk around with their Switch like a phone, it is more likely to be in the hands of young children. So, with that in mind, it pays to invest in the system’s longevity with a protective case of its own.

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Nintendo Switch Accessory Review – FASTSNAIL Joy-Con Grips

I appreciate Nintendo’s Joy-Con design. With L and R buttons on the side, a single Joy-con becomes a controller for certain games. This allows consumers to play with a friend straight out of the box. Innovative? Yes. But I doubt many will describe using one as comfortable. They are too small for the hands of most young adults and above to play effortlessly. This discomfort can impact performance and overall enjoyment. I have played with many friends who bemoan the instances of having to use only one Joy-con.

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KZ ZS5 IEM Review – The Best Budget IEM

How I hear music has always been a point of interest to me. Speakers, headphones, and IEMS (In Ear Monitors) all provide different aural experiences that can be pleasing, yet unique. With that in mind, I was genuinely skeptical as to what $20 could get me. There are so many similarly priced products in the headphone world for $20. Skullcandy, cheaper Sennheiser’s, Anker and JVC all fit that price point. After 40 hours with them, I can confidently say these are the best earbuds/IEMS that you could buy. Continue reading KZ ZS5 IEM Review – The Best Budget IEM

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Concert Review – Back Pocket Alimony at The Stone Pony

Walking into the Stone Pony can be sort of a cathartic experience. It’s a venue that local bands and famous bands alike have played. The wall is plastered with guitar hooks, holding instruments signed by those exact same bands. It was my first time visiting the Pony and I enjoyed every second of it. I was visiting to see what my state’s music scene had to offer, and one act that intrigued me the most was BackPocket Alimony.  Continue reading Concert Review – Back Pocket Alimony at The Stone Pony

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Is Hip-Hop More Popular Than Rock – A Brief Commentary

Hip Hop has been the leading genre of popular music for the past couple years. There is no doubt about that. Recently, a lot of people have began to question whether hip-hop is more popular than rock. This post was inspired by a video posted by the YouTube channel Dead End Hip Hop. DEHH is comprised of four panelists that conduct album reviews on classic and current albums, discuss topics that revolve around hip hop artists and also take questions from fans. I’ve been watching their content for quite a while and have thoroughly enjoyed it. This video in particular discusses whether hip hop is more popular than rock. It immediately piqued my interest because I fell in love with rock and metal music far before I started appreciating and loving hip hop. This post is sort of a response to some of their comments, and bringing up some other points as to why hip hop is more popular than rock. I definitely recommend you watch the video they did first so that you can hear all of their points, they bring up some great ones.  Continue reading Is Hip-Hop More Popular Than Rock – A Brief Commentary