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Thoughts on the Ninth Generation of Videogame Consoles, Three Years In · 11 min read


It has been a little over three years since both Sony and Microsoft launched their new hardware to kick off the ninth-generation of consoles. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at where both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles are now, along with the Switch (which straddles generations) and Steam Deck. Note that all opinions stated here are mine, and mine only.

On The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom · 6 min read


You dive off an island, miles up in the sky. As you rapidly descend to the world below, you notice something striking -- Hyrule has changed. What once a beautiful and luscious green landscape is now covered with a strange red-black substance, surrounding seemingly bottomless chasms. Ruined buildings are everywhere. Once populated cities now scarcely contain more than a handful of people, with strange monsters terrorizing the land.

How to Uninstall Mac System Extensions · 1 min read


Recently, I discovered that there were some leftover system extensions on my Mac from applications long deleted. I quickly discovered that there was no simple way to remove them, and had to jump through quite a bit more hoops than I was expecting.

On Mirror's Edge · 2 min read


Mirror's Edge harkens back to a more experimental era of Electronic Arts; an era where their developers could take risks and explore new, creative gameplay.

Retro Review: Super Mario Galaxy · 2 min read


Super Mario Galaxy is a fantastic platformer with a stream of interesting ideas and creative level design.