The First Seventeen Minutes of DOOM 3

Image by Flickr user Javier Domínguez Ferreiro
Image by Flickr user Javier Domínguez Ferreiro

I played DOOM. I played DOOM II. Both games were simply tremendous. I’ve repeatedly tried to play DOOM 3 since getting an Xbox copy of the game years ago, but…I…can’t. Oh believe me, I’ve tried repeatedly, but I have a really hard time getting past the game’s first stage because it’s just too much. Too scary, too stressful, too dismal, too everything. So for my final spooky silly poem (there’s still time to submit your entries!), I give you this testament to admitting that I’m a big scaredy-cat when it comes to DOOM 3.

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Zelda Limericks

Artwork from Flickr User: Xela Ogerrob
Artwork from Flickr User: Xela Ogerrob

And now, I continue poetry on the topic of my obvious terror of “Zelda” characters with various limericks. Along with a game. Drum roll please. Let’s play…Guess the Monster! Guess which creatures my limericks are describing! And don’t look at the tags, you cheaters! Continue reading Zelda Limericks

A BitterSweet Song

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Spooky-Silly Poetry Month continues! It’s close to being finished, but we’re not there’s yet! There’s still a few more days until Halloween concludes this little poetic exercise we’ve been running. In honor of the event, here’s another poetic offering instead of the usual fare. It’s not spooky-silly, but rather a tribute to one of my personal favorite games: The Legend of Zelda –  Majora’s Mask! It’s a game that’s seems to only get more dark and depressing the more it’s played and analyzed. It’s image a far cry from the innocent Zelda game we once knew it as. Continue reading A BitterSweet Song

No Turning Back Now

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Gone Home isn’t exactly a BOO! SCARY game, but for me it was unsettling enough to unlock a host of personal unpleasantries. Sometime the worst fears are the ones were harbor rather than the ones we face. With that in mind, here’s my third addition to UWG’s spooky silly celebration (we’re collecting contest entries through 10/31!) about Gone Home‘s first moments.

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A Look At Shadow of Mordor’s Unique Nemesis System

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Shadow of Mordor always has a lot of ambition in what it was trying to do. A brand new story line that doesn’t tie into the Lord of the Rings movies in anyway, you play Talion,  a former Gondor Ranger, who is seeking revenge on an entity known as The Black Hand of Sauron who led an attack on the Black Gate killing his family and also (in an interesting twist) Talion himself. Paired up with a mysterious Wraith, the two of you set out to undermine the forces of Mordor until The Black Hand can be located. What makes Shadow of Mordor standout is a a couple new features to help make the open world feel alive. Continue reading A Look At Shadow of Mordor’s Unique Nemesis System

Lament of the ReDead

Artwork from Flickr User: Xela Ogerrob
Artwork from Flickr User: Xela Ogerrob

A series of four ReDead haiku. Enjoy.  If you dare…  Uwa-ha-hack cough!

Haiku #1

Wrinkled old zombies

They are really just Gibdos

Without the clothes on

Haiku #2

They may be dead, but

They know how to boogie when

They’re not eating you

Haiku #3

Eyes rotted away

Mouth never closed; quit screaming

You’ll wake the neighbors

Haiku #4

Or maybe they scream

‘Cause they’re more afraid of you

Bring fire, just in case