Gaming Music Lost Gems: Super Mario Land End Theme

I like digging up surprise hits from old games. You’d think a franchise like Mario would already have been picked entirely dry. The reverence some people pay this little shit is borderline gross. I guess growing up in a place that didn’t have a massive market penetration of Nintendo meant I missed out a little…

NZ’s Meth Problem, And What We Should Do About It

This article was originally written for a 2014 issue of M2 magazine. However new numbers that have come out in the intervening 7 years show that things have not changed for the better. Waiting lists for victims wanting to get help for meth addictions are on waiting lists that are now sometimes 5 months long.…

An Anarchists Guide to Being a Design Student

Congratulations, you’ve just been trained to create beautiful things but are about to get paid to create ugly things. Here’s a list of things you should keep in mind while moving your meat sack into the future. I wrote this back in 2014 shortly after I left uni because it was somewhat of a shock…

Hands on with the Oculus Quest 2

Over the holidays, I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Oculus Quest 2, which is the perfect way to pacify teenage nephews and terrifying toddler nieces. The Facebook produced VR headset currently stands as the best in class for standalone VR use. It’s almost shockingly easy to pick up and play compared…

I loved Earwig and the Witch but WTF

I was lucky enough to be invited to a screener of Earwig and the Witch, and tardily release this review weeks after it released to what few cinemas could operate in this Covid infested world. The movie is Studio Ghibli’s first 3D outing, and as such they had to put their best foot forward and…

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Just Ok

I have been waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 for 8 years now. When I started waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 the fanboys hyping it’s release were still damp from their own birth. I have been waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 since before there was any reason to believe it was even going to be any good. Witcher 3…

So You Just Ran Out of Resources In Genshin Impact

So you started Genshin Impact a couple weeks ago, and you had a real blast. You opened all the chests in the world and you were swimming in XP scrolls. You thought the fun would never end. You leveled every single one of the new characters you pulled with all those free primogems to 40.…