Monday, October 5, 2015

Back to Back Game Days

There are a few things that I look forward to, and Game Days are one of them.

When Rita and I got married, we decided to set up a family tradition of holding monthly Game Days -- dedicated days where we invite friends over to hang out, play games, and have fun. We find that it is refreshing to the soul, a time of respite from daily work, chores, and responsibilities. Some of our friends share this sentiment, and they come over to play, schedule allowing.

This October 3, we scheduled such a Game Day. Alas, all but one of our friends were available for it. And personally, it was a downer. But then, one is still better than none and we three -- Rita, Bryan, and myself -- are enough of a quorum for most games, so we pushed through with it.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Geme Review: Card of the Dead

While none can take away my love for tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs), there are some games that I came to like because they simulate certain aspects of TRPGs. Munchkin is one of them, Bang! is another. A third, easy to play game came our way via Gaming Library: Card of the Dead.

Friday, September 18, 2015

When Movie Reflects Meta: Thoughts on how "Heneral Luna" criticized today's moviegoers

When the news that the movie Heneral Luna will have its run shortened by theaters, many netizens wailed. Some, like myself, made plans to watch the film before it gets pulled out. Others, understandably, criticized the movie-going public's taste in movies. Still others campaigned and encouraged on social media to have more people watch it, sharing images like this:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

What Heneral Luna taught me

After watching the beautiful but painful movie Heneral Luna with my cousin, Emil Flores, I can't help but think how thematically parallel it is with "The Dark Knight."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Movie Review: The Avengers -- Age of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened last April 22 much to the delight of many a geek. Here is this geek's reactions. SPOILERS AHEAD

Thursday, April 23, 2015

David Hasselhoff - True Survivor

As a guy who grew up in the 1980s (and a fan of The Hoff's Knight Rider), this video really had me rolling in laughter while applauding its unabashed love for that era's action genre. It is littered with 80s things like the Lamborghini Countach (the dream car of my generation), vikings with Uzis, buddy cop tropes, and martial arts cops. Anyone who grew up in the 80s would definitely love this!

The Hoff just made me want to watch Kung Fury, the indie movie where "True Survivor" is the theme song.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Expansion Wave 7 looks awesome!

Fantasy Flight Games released Wave 7 of expansion packs for their Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game, and they look exciting!

Wave 7 is a mix of all three factions -- Rebel, Imperial, and Scum and Villainy. This wave is composed of Bossk's ship "The Hound's Tooth," a Rebel bomber (finally!) called the K-Wing, a Black Sun syndicate Kihraxz fighter, and an Imperial Punisher which looks like a TIE bomber on steriods.

See them here: