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Sami Brinkley

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Artificial redhead with a love for Fall Out Boy and cereal. Occasionally says funny things that she steals from the internet.

Mechanically Beautiful: Mirror’s Edge

"Mirror’s Edge" is one of the few games that I have seen almost universally liked. Everyone that I have talked to who has played it has nothing to say but praise, and reviews I have read online are generally the same. I was given high expectations for this game for quite a long time, and it did not disappoint me...

Belated Thoughts: Burial At Sea

I might be a little late to the party here, but I recently finished the DLC to "Bioshock Infinite", otherwise known as "Burial at Sea", and boy, did it leave me for a whirl. I realize that now seems a strange time to be discussing DLC that released over a year ago, but I only got it recently, so bear...

Mechanically Beautiful – Remember Me

"Remember Me", from the reviews that I have seen, is generally accepted as an average or mediocre video game. Complaints range from the gameplay mechanics to the overall story, with general feelings of disappointment. Now, granted, I’m not an expert on video games; I haven’t studied them extensively, and I have no real credentials. However, I am an avid...

Was Insurgent Better Than Divergent?

*trigger warning: rape* If you were near me at any point this time last year, you would probably hear me complaining about the book-to-movie adaptation, Divergent. I wrote about it twice, talking about how it served not only as a terrible adaptation, but as a lackluster movie. So it’s no surprise that I went into Insurgent with very little hope....

Mechanically Beautiful: The Paper Mario Series

The Mario series is one that has stayed fairly consistent through its lengthy gaming history. The general concept remains the same; you play as an Italian plumber named Mario, sent to rescue Princess Peach of Mushroom Kingdom from the evil clutches of Bowser. As you explore your way through various themed worlds, you fight enemies like Goombas and Koopa...

Controversies In Geek Culture: Female Cosplayers

Ah, Comic-Con. A time where nerds, geeks, and dorks alike can gather together to fangirl over all of their favorite fandoms. Whether you're into comic books, video games, movies, or really anything else, you can find your interest there. Not only can you find things you're interested in, but you can also dress up! It's like a nerdy version...

Controversies in Geek Culture: Pewdiepie Disables Comments

Pewdiepie is constantly a source of controversy in the geek community. For any of you who somehow don’t know who he is, Pewdiepie is a YouTuber from Sweden. He started making YouTube videos over 4 years ago, doing commentary of him playing various “Call of Duty” games. He slowly starting gaining subscribers and eventually transitioned from “CoD” to horror...

Mechanically Beautiful: Scribblenauts

Being able to customize and personalize my gaming experience is one of my favorite things about video games. Whether I am able to customize my character, adjust the plot of the game from my choices, or choose how to fight, I love being able to take part of a video game and make it my own unique experience. It’s...

Controversies In Geek Culture: Adblock

Adblock has been a big topic of controversy as of late, especially in the Poketuber community. For those who don’t know, Adblock is an extension on your internet browser that will block ads and pop-ups from showing up on websites. On many instances, Adblock can be extremely helpful, especially when visiting a strange website that could possibly give you...

Controversies In Geek Culture: Pokémon Remakes

The Pokémon series has always had its fair share of controversy behind it. Whether it’s the controversy over Jinx, the infamous Porygon episode, Lavender Town, or simply the ethics of Pokémon in general, there is always some sort of debate going on over this family friendly game series. Rather than talk about the more deeply ethical debates, I’ve decided...