Games

Why “Detroit: Become Human” is the Most Intense Video Game I’ve Played So Far

Detroit: Become Human is the narrative adventure I've been waiting for. I didn't realize it -- I've just always loved story-driven games with great characters, and fictional worlds where I can make decisions that have realistic consequences. With Detroit, David Cage and Quantic Dream have somehow perfected that recipe to craft the most intense decision-based game I've ever played. In… Continue reading Why “Detroit: Become Human” is the Most Intense Video Game I’ve Played So Far

Books

Book Review: Biotech and Parenting in “Borne”

After reading Jeff VanderMeer's strange science fiction novel Annihilation, I decided to jump into another of his strange sci-fi books: Borne. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Bahni Turpin, which helped me finish it quickly as I was able to put my commute to good use. It's definitely longer than Annihilation, and in many ways the world-building… Continue reading Book Review: Biotech and Parenting in “Borne”

Books, Movies

The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Last week I whizzed through reading James VanderMeer's sci-fi novel Annihilation, in preparation for its film adaptation by Alex Garland. I finished the book on Friday -- it was only a six-hour audiobook, although it's part of a longer series -- and I saw the movie over the weekend. And it was weird, in a good… Continue reading The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie