‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

I began my time here at Up Your Geek with a lot of hopes and a lot of goals. I wanted to explore new territories as a writer and I wanted to do work that would be engaging not only from a place of having fun, but also a place of smart analysis of popular … Continue reading ‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

OtakuDay 2018 in Mexicali

On September 1, 2018, Mexicali held it's 10th 'OtakuDay' anime convention. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to stick around for the entire convention as I left early on, but I did manage to take pictures of cosplayers, vendors, and events within the convention such as a dance competition. I filmed a bit of the convention, and … Continue reading OtakuDay 2018 in Mexicali

Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ ‘Ground Zeroes’ & ‘The Phantom Pain’

The Metal Gear Solid Franchise is a legendary series with many games under its banner and the impact it has made on the gaming culture and gaming as a medium is immense.  It’s widely respected and admired for its unique qualities including its well-told, but convoluted narrative. This story is deep and can be traced … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ ‘Ground Zeroes’ & ‘The Phantom Pain’

Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD’

The Metal Gear Franchise has been around for nearly as long as video games have existed. It has left its mark on gaming as a whole and I’ve been covering the Metal Gear Solid series this year in a series of reviews. I’ve discussed and brought up that this series is known for its sometimes … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD’

Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’

The Metal Gear Solid series’ unique traits make it work so incredibly well. It is able to deliver on a unique cinematically pleasing game that often avoids the issues that many other game franchises generally fall into. It’s fantastic delivery of long and convoluted narratives while having enough twists and turns makes playing one of … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’

LGBTQ Inclusion In Gaming & How It Can Improve

Happy Pride Month to all of our readers who fall under the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a month to celebrate the struggles and hurdles that many in this community have had to overcome and things certainly are getting better, but there is still a lot of work left to be done. One of the most helpful … Continue reading LGBTQ Inclusion In Gaming & How It Can Improve