Aleksander Gilyadov

Aleksander Gilyadov
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Alex Gilyadov is a New York-based writer with an eclectic taste in music. He loves pizza, dancing to Kendrick Lamar, and writing about everything pop culture.
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Destiny 2 Should Focus On Story 7

Destiny 2 Should Focus On Story

Rejoice Destiny fans; Destiny 2 has finally been announced. After a few leaks—including a poster that all but confirmed the sequel’s existence—Bungie and Activision revealed the game will indeed be releasing...
Mel Gibson Is A Great Choice For The DCEU

Mel Gibson Is A Great Choice For The DCEU

Mel Gibson is back in the news again, but this time it’s only about his abilities as a filmmaker. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Gibson is supremely talented...
Network Television Failed Westworld

The Episodic Network Television Model Failed Westworld

The way people watch television has changed drastically over the past few years. It’s no longer the norm to sit through wave after wave of commercials while watching primetime network TV....
Mel Gibson And Violence In Comic Book Films

Mel Gibson And Violence In Comic Book Films

Do modern action movies have violence without a conscience? Are the latest Marvel flicks more violent and gruesome than a three-hour film depicting the horrors of The Second World War? Mel...
Why Shadow of the Colossus Is Brilliant

Why Shadow of the Colossus Is Brilliant

It might be hard to believe for some, but it’s been over eleven years since Team Ico (the studio, now called GenDesign, behind Shadow of the Colossus) has released a videogame....
Video Game Endings Are Bad 5

Video Game Endings Are Bad

Ending a movie, TV show, or book is difficult. How do you, as a creator, properly conclude a story that can run for dozens of hours? How do you produce a...
Total Corruption: A History Of Dystopian VideoGames 5

Total Corruption: A History Of Dystopian VideoGames

CGM Dystopian Issue Now AvailableDystopias have been a popular setting in videogames for quite some time now, and their introduction helped to kick start a new wave of mature, interactive storytelling....
Metal Gear Survive Shouldn’t Be A Surprise 2

Metal Gear Survive Shouldn’t Be A Surprise

Well, it was bound to happen, wasn’t it? Konami has officially announced the first Metal Gear game after its public and heated departure with series creator Hideo Kojima. Called Metal Gear...
PlayStation’s Original Mascot: A History of Crash Bandicoot

PlayStation’s Original Mascot: A History of Crash Bandicoot

Naughty Dog is the Sony PlayStation’s crown jewel: the one developer in the company’s impressive first-party ecosystem that manages to continually deliver near-perfect video games. From the colourful and darkly humorous...
Chambara (PC) Review 6

Chambara (PC) Review

Arena combat games have been around for quite a while. From classics like Super Smash Bros. to recent releases like Nidhogg and Towerfall, players can depend on these titles for competitive...
Fall Flat Review (PC) Review

Human: Fall Flat (PC) Review

As I stumble my way up the stairs, I find a strange room filled with large, red train carts. I see a door on a high platform. The only way I...
Why Insomniac Is The Perfect Studio For Spider-Man

Why Insomniac Is The Perfect Studio For Spider-Man

Just one of the surprises to come out of Sony’s E3 2016 press conference was the announcement of a new Spider-Man game. A glossy debut trailer that shows off gameplay promises...

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