July 2019 Life Update

A Personal Note: Thanks so much for checking this part of the blog. I know a lot of people who come here won’t know me personally or necessarily care about the comings and goings of my life, but I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read these updates. The older I get, the more…

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Original Review)

Over the years I’ve written a number of game reviews – some of which have been better than others. Each one took a big chunk of my life and, as overly sentimental as this sounds, actually mean something to me all these years later. Take, for instance, this Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review that I…

How to be a successful freelancer

Writing is hard. I’ve been doing it everyday for the last seven years of my life and I still have trouble filling the page with coherent, informative and entertaining thoughts. But the name of the game is perseverance. One day everyone catches the break they deserve as long as they’ve put in the work to…

My Favorite Headphones (2019)

Discount-bin headphones are a necessary evil – they’re great for the times you forgot headphones at home, or if you’re in need of a short term solution while you look for something better. That said, if you’ve never tried anything better, you’re missing out. Below you’ll find my favorite headphones for each form-factor: 1. Best…

My YouTube Sizzle Reel

I’ve been lucky over the years to work with some great behind-the-screen talent – amazing videographers, video editors and producers. Can’t thank all of them enough for helping get me video-ready (or, well, as close as I’m going to get to that…) Best of Maker Faire (2014) PS4 vs. Xbox One (2015) How to set…

Tropico 6: A 30-Second Review

If the SimCity franchise ever had a diabolical twin brother, it’d be Tropico. Where SimCity has always been a wholesome sandbox in which to play, Tropico offers collegiate-level political satire and complex engine building. When it works, the game is laugh-out-loud funny and makes you feel like you’ve got an Econ degree… until everything inevitably…

My Favorite Nintendo Switch Games (2019)

Long gone are the days when gamers called the Nintendo Switch a “Zelda machine”. Two years into the console’s lifespan, the Nintendo Switch has a lively and jam-packed assortment of titles to keep you occupied, whether you’re nestled into your sofa, linking up to your TV, or blasting quick gaming sessions on your commute. You now have…

My Favorite Soundbars (2019)

TV displays are getting slimmer and slimmer by the day. Although this means they’re more likely to fit in awkward spaces and cause anyone who’s visiting your home to gasp in amazement, it does mean their built-in speakers tend to be lacking. If you’re one of those people who admires the slim aesthetic of your…

My Favorite 4K HDR TVs (2019)

Although it’s still early days for 2019, I can already tell that this year will be one of the best for TVs. I caught my first glimpse of this year’s futuristic flatscreens in early January at CES 2019 and walked away impressed with all the new tech Samsung, LG and Sony have cooked up for us later…

My Favorite PS4 Games (2019)

The Sony PlayStation 4 is an incredible console, and possibly even Sony’s greatest achievement to date (at least until the PlayStation 5 arrives). To make the most of it though, you need a library filled with the best PS4 games. To that end, the TechRadar team and I have put together a complete guide to the best games on…