EverQuest 3: The Time is Now

I have always been enthralled by the original EverQuest. Being immersed in the world of Norrath was an experience that changed my life. In the past 16 years that have passed since its release, I have never stopped caring about the world of Norrath and its future. So it gives me no pleasure in saying the following: after two …

Deconstructing the Groupthink of the Reddit Echo Chamber

The myth of the Internet is that it is a revolutionary place where the public can have discussions about anything free from the heavy hand of various gatekeepers and censors. Sadly, this utopian vision is more hype than reality. The problem is that as online communities tend to coalesce around various issues, hobbies and pastimes a collective consensus …

Avengers: Age of Ultron Film Review

Western popular culture seems to have an enduring fascination with superheroes that permeates all forms of media. Films, comic books and video games are all about the deeds and glory of the hero. Perhaps it has always been that way as myth and legend have told tales about those brave few that defy the gods and the …