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If you’re reading this, you made it.

You may be someone who made it, despite heartache of an uncontrolled pandemic that left 400,000+ families broken.

You may be a Black person who made it, despite the weaponization of the US government’s attempts to stop you from having the temerity to…


We are somehow now at the end of September, the 76th month of the year of 2020, so before it too slips away, there’s something I want to say.

Hi. I’m Matt. And I’m bisexual.

It’s been a long, long time coming for me to say those words aloud. For…


dir. Mike Flanagan

Stephen King once wrote “Films, even the best of them, freeze fiction — anyone who has ever seen One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and then reads Ken Kesey’s novel will find it hard or impossible not to see Jack Nicholson’s face on Randle Patrick McMurphy.” Ironically, it’s Jack Nicholson’s…


The best Switch accessory just got better

Back in 2018, an accessory company called Satisfye Kickstarted a campaign to fund a comfort grip for the Nintendo Switch. The product was called the Pro Gaming Grip, and it looked…odd. Rather than the nice symmetry of the Switch and all its other attendant third-party grips, the Pro Gaming Grip…


It’s-a me, nostalgia.

It’s odd now to think that the GameCube was a failure. Video game aficionados have reappraised Nintendo’s idiosyncratic little box in the intervening years, but the narrative of the day was how far Nintendo had fallen since the Nintendo 64 days, itself a massive step down from the dominance it…


The main line of the venerable JRPG series can be an endless labyrinth of formats, hardware and remakes. Here’s a guide to making the most of your playtime and purchasing power.

UPDATE 2020/02/04: New year, new look reassessments!

Notes: “every” denotes mainline games. There aren’t enough pixels on the internet to try to go down the sequel/spin-off rabbit hole. …


The X-Files: Deep State is available on iOS, Android and Facebook

​I’ll admit that as a diehard fan of the show since its debut in the early ’90s, I’m automatically in the bag for anything carrying the X-Files name. I had my worries about how The X-Files: Deep State would shake out, though: the hidden-object game genre isn’t one that I’m…


The second-worst year on record still left a lot of good in its wake

2016 was, unquestionably, the worst year I’ve ever experienced in my now-35 years on this planet. 2017 managed to best that low, low bar, but in addition to not sucking quite as much as its predecessor, it managed to have several things to actually commend it. In an effort to…


I really, really want THE DARK TOWER to be good. There’s a lot about it that makes me worry, much of which is difficult to articulate, but while I’ve liked the trailers I’ve seen well enough, I can’t shake an eerie sense of deja vu of one of the worst…


The sound of rusty metal scraping cuts through the air as you gaze in rapt attention at the titanic form in the distance. It’s the platonic ideal of that particular din, the kind of sound effect you’ve heard in hundreds of horror movies: a canned, eerie noise designed to raise…

Matthew Golden

Perfectly cromulent.

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