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Goodbye, LogMeIn, I knew thee well. But hellloooo, TeamViewer!

It’s a very sad day when a product you’re fond of and have been using for so long decides to up and change their whole dynamic. When I heard that LogMeIn’s services were axing their free versions, it was more than a little disappointing. LogMeIn kind of holds a special place in my digital soul,…

Ingress Slang, Lingo, and Terminology Guide

Ingress Slang, Lingo, and Terminology Guide So recently I’ve gotten myself into Ingress, which is a global mobile capture-the-flag style game that’s been increasing in popularity of late. While I’m in the process of writing a proper review and starter guide (which is taking longer than expected) I thought I’d start you guys off with…

Wolf of Wall Street Review – Crappy people being crappy people, on drugs.

Wolf of Wall Street Review So The Wolf of Wall Street… it certainly strays from the usual fare of what I watch and review here, but I thought it was a film that’s certainly worth covering for both its good and its bad (and hey, it’s Oscar season!). Not for the obvious reasons, though, as…

League of Legends – Non-ranked players DO NOT = “lower class” players

Ranked vs. Normal. ‘Tis a civil war within LoL’s community that’s considerably silent but deadly, and it’s got me in a bit of a tiff. Mostly because a certain sector of ranked players feel a sense of entitlement that’s completely obnoxious at best, but what else is new? Not like this is unheard of, but…

Catching Fire Review – The film takes the best parts of the book and makes them better.

Spoiler Warning – contains heavy spoilers for Hunger Games (first book/ film), light spoilers for Catching Fire (second film). Every now and then a live action adaptation does it right – like, really right – and Catching Fire was an absolutely wonderful translation from book to film. All but the nit-pickiest of fans can expect…

Korra is a problematic title character, and it’s disappointing as hell

Spoiler warning level : 3/5. Some spoilers up to episode 22 / S02EP10. Before people break out the pitchforks, let me start by saying that, while not as good as The Last Airbender, I still enjoy Legend of Korra. I think it’s a fun show and I like a lot of aspects of the series,…

Thor 2 – The Dark World Review

I’m actually really glad to say that Thor 2 was an unexpectedly wonderful addition to the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe, which I have grown to adore in the past few years. Right before Avengers was released, I set out to watch all the MCU films that I had missed (and re-watch a few) and personally…

Why Blackface in Cosplay and Costume Appropriation Sucks

So I stumbled upon a post on Tumblr that garnered a lot of negative attention recently in regards to blackface in cosplay, and it (understandably) sparked quite the argument. Also, halloween is coming and so the controversial “we are a culture, not a costume” issue gets tossed about a lot as well. I wanted to…

HBO’s “Girls” Review – How one girl made her Mary Sue fic into an award-winning series.

HBO Girls Review Living the dream, one mistake at a time. And never actually facing the consequences of those mistakes, because entitlement. Oh, Girls. This is definitely one of those shows that you either love or hate – there’s little in-between and I feel as though the general public feels the same given the vasts…

Elysium 2013 Review – Not So Hidden Message

Elysium 2013 Review IzzieBytes Rating: 4/5, A- Characters: 4/5 Story: 4/5 Acting: 4/5 Effects: 5/5 Music: 4/5 The Summer of Sci-fi continues with Elysium, a dystopian adventure with a thinly veiled message about privilege, poverty, and the very controversial issues of universal health care and immigration. After District 9’s resounding success, writer / director Neill…