Why Video Games Are Still A Looked Down Upon Art Form

Gaming is a staple is modern life with it becoming more and more prevalent in the 40 years since its arrival in the 1970s. There constantly is new changes being made to the medium and technology is rapidly improving giving gamers more to choose from in terms of video games and the way that they … Continue reading Why Video Games Are Still A Looked Down Upon Art Form

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What Makes A Great Horror Game

The Halloween Season continues to bring about it’s scares, it’s fun, and its celebration of allowing a safe way to unleash the creepiness in all of us. It’s a fun time of the year that has become something of a big deal to myself as I take all of October to celebrate and in doing … Continue reading What Makes A Great Horror Game

‘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’