State of Decay Literate Gamer Podcast.

In case you’re unfamiliar, State of Decay is an Xbox 360 exclusive open-world zombie survival game with a number of very cool and unique mechanics. You can switch between different characters. You focus on group survival and building, as well as upgrading and maintaining various base camps. You are responsible for finding food, medical supplies, … [Read more…]

Stargate Article

There is something about the movie Stargate that has captivated my imagination since I was a kid. I would re-watch it almost as much as the original Star Wars trilogy growing up. The setting, the actors, the concept, the execution, and that amazing music all blended together into an incredibly satisfying and original science fiction … [Read more…]

Trauma of the Living Dead.

On Halloween, 1968, an independent film named Night of the Living Dead hit theaters across the nation. Forty years later, millions of zombie fans look back on that event as the start of a massive popular culture phenomenon that has inspired a large number of other films, video games, books, comic books, TV shows, conventions, t-shirts, … [Read more…]

The Horror novel that got me hooked.

Over the holidays, I had some time to reflect on the events that led me to become a horror writer. As a boy, what I was allowed to watch was strictly regulated. My parents were of the mindset that anything made before 1970 was fine, but modern films needed to be scrutinized. Because of that, … [Read more…]

Star Wars: The Hero’s Journey of C-3PO

In honor of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I’d like to share an observation I made recently about the original Star Wars trilogy. While working for the Escapist, I wrote a number of articles about Star Wars. My favorite was a fan theory I had about Order 66 being the equivalent of … [Read more…]

President Zombie

Chapter 1: Lost and Found Some time after his death, President Adam Chambers opened his eyes. Lost in limbo, he had fallen asleep again. By that point, there was no telling how many hours or days it had been since he’d ended up there. At first, he was terrified and confused, but those stages had … [Read more…]

Is the Sole Survivor a Synth?

It’s a simple question, really. One that makes a tremendous impact on the story of Fallout 4, the purpose of the player character, the lengths to which Father would be willing to go to ensure his legacy, and the depth of madness that he had actually achieved. Is the Sole Survivor a Synth? That question … [Read more…]