It’s fascinating where the winding roads of history can lead you once you start heading down one of its paths. In this video, I journey from the video game Among Us becoming massively popular in 2020, and end up at Norwegian and British explorers racing toward the South Pole in 1911.
A few years ago, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ Level album.
I’ve since made a Top 5 or 10 list for each album (depending on how big the album was).
In the last entry of my gaming backlog countdown I went from 30 games to 25, and checked off five games I played by myself. Two games on the PlayStation 4, and my last three games for the PS3.
Among Us is an online multiplayer deduction game from 2018 that became massively popular in 2020.
While the gameplay is inspired by party games like Mafia and Werewolf, the narrative backdrop is inspired by Ridley Scott’s Alien film from 1979 and John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982.
On November 10th 1969, the children’s series Sesame Street premiered on PBS in the United States.
It became incredibly popular, and soon it’s influence started to reach beyond America’s borders. Over the years a large number of international co-productions of Sesame Street was produced.
This is a video essay adaptation of my Advent Calendar TV Shows article.
In Scandinavia we have a tradition where each year the television channels air shows with a Christmas theme, that has a new episode each day between December 1st and December 24th.
Indie folk rock musician Jonathan Coulton turns 50 today, so here’s a 30-minute documentary I made about his career.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Halloween traditions, great Halloween movies, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
This is a video essay adaptation of my Universal Monsters article.
Universal monster films are some of the best early horror movies there are. Join me as I take a look at these movie gems, and gush over the great work of Bella Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Claude Rains, and James Whale.
We just barely reached the funding goal for Anubis: Dog of Death #2 before the campaign ended yesterday. But we made it!
John Barry Ballaran is working on the art for Issue #2. While he’s working on that, I’m going to post monthly updates for the backers on Kickstarter. Not sure yet if these will be publicly available or not. If they include some content that the backers have paid for, I can obviously not post that to everyone. We’ll see what I do there.
There’s now only 24 hours left of the Anubis: Dog of Death #2 Kickstarter campaign, and we are still missing $553 to reach our $4,806 goal. Not impossible, but still a challenge.
This is a video essay adaptation of my Why You Should Play Games article.
There are numerous physical and mental health benefits to gaming, but these are seldom on my mind when I decide to sit down with a game. Instead, what motivates me is to experience other lands, other worlds, even other identities. All from the comfort of my own living-room.