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.
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.
Indie folk rock musician Jonathan Coulton turns 50 today, so here’s a 30-minute documentary I made about his career.
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.
The cover for the second issue of Anubis: Dog of Death shows Anubis running through a city model, used as a set for a movie. But this image is actually an homage to a set used in the Japanese kaiju film Mothra from 1961.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Professional wrestling, Seinfeld, the 1927 silent movie Metropolis.
Today is my 30th birthday! I’ve long had a plan of making a sort of autobiography composed of several blog posts on this site. This week, after writing a bunch of new posts, I finished that goal.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss video games from Sindre’s childhood. Everything from PlayStation 2, to Game Boy Color, to Xbox 360, to Nintendo 64, to PC gaming.
A few years ago, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ Level album.
I later made a Top 5 or 10 list for each album (depending on how big the album was).
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: The name of the podcast, rating our podcast on iTunes, Dracula (2020 TV series), Steven Moffat, Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants & David Bowie, Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger.