P.T.: Passable Thrills Or Pure Terror?

  On August 12th, 2014, a free teaser for a mysterious game by unknown developer 7780s Studio popped up in the PlayStation Store. Ambiguously titled P.T., it appeared to be a regular horror game from an indie developer. The first users playing it, however, were confounded: rather than traditional horror, they were faced with aContinue reading “P.T.: Passable Thrills Or Pure Terror?”

The Curse of the Video Game Movie

At the beginning of the year, I was asked to write a short introduction on myself to be used on the Writer’s Block website. Honestly, I don’t know how people are able to condense their entire person to less than three sentences and still manage to make themselves sound even remotely interesting. Instead, I justContinue reading “The Curse of the Video Game Movie”

WB Valentine’s Poetry

  It is no secret that we like good poetry here at Writer’s Block. But if there’s one thing that brightens our day more than good poetry, it’s bad poetry. Luckily for us, there is a special day, every year, which seemingly functions as a magnet to forced rhymes, nonexistent meters and toe-curling similes: Valentine’sContinue reading “WB Valentine’s Poetry”

Pretentious Pirates: Why My Favourite Film Is Actually Awful But I Still Love It

  There are certain expectations you have to meet when you tell someone you love movies, especially if that other person is a self-professed film aficionado. For example, you absolutely have to have seen *insert random “classic” here*, been to a midnight screening/premiere at least once, preferably dressed as a character from said movie. YouContinue reading “Pretentious Pirates: Why My Favourite Film Is Actually Awful But I Still Love It”

How To Hype: ‘Overwatch’-ing The Videogame Market

  About a year and a half ago, Blizzard (known for games such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and the Diablo series) released one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, ‘Overwatch’. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, ‘Overwatch’ at its core is a team-based shooter where players pick from oneContinue reading “How To Hype: ‘Overwatch’-ing The Videogame Market”

#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly: Why Describing A Plot Badly Might Make A Good Movie

  A meme did the virtual rounds a couple of months ago, called “explain a film plot badly”. It asked internet users to take a well-known and universally loved movie, and write down the plot as horrible and in the most misunderstood way possible (think Harry Potter but with Voldemort as the hero). Not toContinue reading “#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly: Why Describing A Plot Badly Might Make A Good Movie”