Ian Hutchison is a 35-year-old entrepreneur from Sacramento California. In his spare time he enjoys movies, video games, comics, wrestling, music, and traveling. He aims to be a prominant contributer to vocal.
My First Experience with Punk Rock Bowling
Music Festivals have always been the cornerstone of experiencing bands live in a short amount of time. Dating all the way back to sixth century BC with the Pythian Games. Then being defined with the advent of an event like Woodstock in the 1960s. Now they have become a world wide tradition with endless events around the globe. Some incredibly big and popular like the annual Download Festival, which encompasses a variety of Metal, Punk, and Hard Rock acts. To something as small as say the Mad Tea Party Jam, a festival encompassing Music, art, and camping. Featuring a ton of bands that I've never heard of in my lifetime and large Alice in Wonderland architechture. Id link the actual website for you but the domain is up for sale. RIP to MTP and all hail... Beardfest? Either way there is litterally a festival for every kind of genre in existance. No matter how experimental or obscure it would appear to be. One genre that has a whole slew of them is Punk Rock. A place that is growing with live music festivals is Sin City. So one of the festivals to come out of there is the famous Punk Rock Bowling music festival. As the title suggests the event consists of 80% Punk Rock and 20% actual bowling. Las Vegas and Punk Rockers seems like something that would merge beautifully don't you think?
Resident Evil Village Review
As a fan of the Resident Evil series, since setting my eyes upon the original game in 1996. I've had my fair share of reservations based on certain games. Being someone who absolutely adores and celebrates a game like Resident Evil 2 (both original and remake), while generally displaying a passionate amount of indifference to games like Resident Evil 5- to someone that downright shows disgust to an entry such as Gaiden. This is a series, right next to Silent Hill, that I have followed and loved to this very day. And while Capcom has taken it in varying directions, which has largely caused a split in the fanbase. I still maintain giving each entry a fair shot and then judging it accordingly based on my own personal input based on what I want to see out of a Resident Evil title. With that being said. How does Resident Evil Village stack up compared to other entries in the series?The answer is some interesting results. So let's dive in..
Let's talk about these upcoming video game movies (and why they are needed or not)
It has been a universal thing since the ever so nostalgic decade of the 90s, that video game movies are generally.... well.... not very good. Actually, let me be straightforward here. Not a single video game film, before the release of Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu, has been able to crack a tomato rating of 60% or over. Things don't look much better on IMDB either. Yet while most of these sites should be taken with a grain of salt compared to the reactions of the average moviegoer or avid gamer. Those reactions haven't exactly been the most positive either. It's practically a historic (almost) trope that video game films are never destined to be good. You cannot make a good video game movie.
How Video Essay's have changed the way I view Media
As human beings, we love to consume entertainment of any medium. Whether we enjoy binging a favorite series of ours, watching a classic film we have seen countless times, or grabbing the controller and immersing ourselves in a virtual world. Entertainment, along with art, has been a vast way for us to find meaning in our daily lives. Within that escapism, we find places and stories that we can live in. Even if it is just for a limited amount of time. Sometimes it's our lives being reflected in a narrative sense. We can step into the spotlight of another character that we adore or in some cases revere. The statement that I have always followed in my life would be that "Art gives life meaning". Naturally, people love to express what their favorite Book, Movie, Series, Anime, Comic, or Video Game means to them. Some people can articulate their opinion incredibly well and then there are those that like to point to special effects or certain scenes to showcase their love for the product. However, I have discovered an art form that encapsulates this viewpoint better than anything else out there. Incorporating appreciation for art across all aspects. One that has taken a writer like myself and inspired him to expand his views on storytelling and society. I've discovered the YouTube phenomenon known as video essays. A form of expression that has impacted my life for the better.
- Top Story - June 2020
Playstation 5 Reveal: Analysis and ThoughtsTop Story - June 2020
So the reveal has finally arrived for Sony's next system, in what will be the 5th generation for Sony, and the 9th console generation for gaming. We've all come a long way haven't we? Yesterday was the huge reveal as gamers and consumers of media sat in anticipation in their quarantined homes and they gazed upon the reveal of the hardware. As well as the titles that will be pushing the sales of units. Naturally this being my first introduction to writing on this site. There are a lot of thoughts that I have in regards to the hardware and software that was shown.