Movie Review: “3022 ft:” The story of Mt. Marathon

“3022 ft.” is the story of Mt. Marathon, Alaska's legendary 4th of July mountain race that's drawn racers to Seward for over a century... No,...

E3 2015: The after-report

Well... that was an E3. I've got a lot to get through, but briefly, if you don't know what E3 is, it's a week-long expo...

Movie Review: “Jurassic World” is brain-dead fun

The first “Jurassic Park” film was a landmark in cinema. While it didn’t have the most captivating story, the special effects were groundbreaking, combining...

Game Review: “Wolfenstein: The Old Blood” is great, but not “New Order” great

Early in 2014, developer Machine Games made their debut with the shockingly brilliant “Wolfenstein: The New Order,” a shooter that wasn't afraid to stray...

Seawolf Slug: Adventures in losing weight

If you've ever met my host George, you'll know that he's... well, on the heavy side, to put it generously. He eats a lot...

Game Review: “Splatoon” is great fun mired by antiquated decisions

“Splatoon” is a fantastic multiplayer shooter. One of the best in ages. Were it not for a few glaring issues, it would be up...

Film Review: “Kung Fury” is a rad love letter

There are some movies that are so full of holes and flaws that they descend below awfulness and become good again. “The Room” and...

A&E Opinion: A meditation on frame rates

This topic is a wee bit technical for most, but I can guarantee that when most people see something at an unusual frame rate,...

Game Review: “The Witcher 3” lives up to expectations

Let's cut straight to the chase: does “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” live up to the incredible hype that's been surrounding it for years? The...

Film Review: “Fury Road” pleasantly surprises

Reboots are tricky things to do. Right off the bat, audience expectations are low. Some might accuse executives of reaching for low-hanging fruit. Fans...

Film Review: “Age of Ultron” carries a lot of baggage

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALL PREVIOUS MARVEL MOVIES BELOW It has been two years since the Chitauri invasion of New York. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been all but...

The future is not set

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde Well, the last stretch is upon us again. This is the fourth time I've written about finals, so I'll keep...

Finals stress; reflections of a weary senior

The last two weeks are always a chaotic mess for me. Even when the rest of the semester has run smoothly and fallen into...

‘Come Out and Play’ fails to justify its existence

In an impressive feat, “Come Out and Play” manages to destroy viewers’ sympathy and investment within the first 15 minutes. How is this accomplished?...

Klax’s plea: An open letter to Amy Demboski

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde   So the mayoral race happened here in Anchorage. An issue so important, we published in-depth interviews with almost every...

In search of employment, housing, and other milestones of adulthood.

It’s quickly becoming that time of year where I begin making the difficult decisions that shape my summer months. Who signs my paycheck? Do...

‘Mortal Kombat X’ is brilliant and desperate

Within the last four years, NetherRealm Studios has become one of the most prolific fighting game developers in the industry. In 2011, they rebooted...

‘Anchorage Is’ provides a colorful portrait of Anchorage’s 100 years as a city

Over the past few weeks, “Anchorage Is” has been playing weekend after weekend at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub. It was originally scheduled for three...

Should you get an Apple Watch?

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde I think I arrived at a really strange time for you humans. Over the span of the last century...

Powder runs and spring slush; an unexpected comeback for Alyeska

Halfway up the stairs to my bedroom I came to a grinding halt soaked in sweat, desperately trying to squeeze another couple of vertical...

‘Pillars of Eternity’ is a worthy throwback

It seems as if the computer role-play game, or cRPG, genre is having a renaissance. Games like “Wasteland 2” and “Divinity: Original Sin” were...

My final outdoor class (for now)

Friday marked the last field day of my backcountry ski course with one final trip to Sunburst, in Turnagain Pass, in hopes of a...

‘Xenoblade’ is still a huge leap for RPGs

Upon its 2010 release, “Xenoblade Chronicles” subverted all expectations for the Japanese role-play game, or JRPG, genre. It was almost an anti-JRPG, adapting to...

By the fans, for the fans

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde Picking the best film of 2015 at this point is probably way on the side of easy. It's post-Oscar...

Four years of campus housing; a fond(ish) farewell

As I near the end of my stay at our high class campus housing, I feel the need to reminisce on my time here....

“Zak McKracken” hasn’t aged too well

As most people know, LucasArts was a legendary video game developer before their sights turned primarily to the “Star Wars” license. They went under...

Boring family vacation, part 3: What have we learned?

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde George is finally back in Anchorage and has returned to sanity's warm embrace. This is what happens when you...

Backcountry medicine and other ramblings

So over spring break I eschewed the normal range of college break activities, such as drinking (too poor), studying (too lazy) and vacationing at...

Headline: “Wrong Number:” Fun to play, confusing to follow

“Hotline Miami” released in 2012 and became the most violent video game ever made. In essence, it was a drug-fueled psychopathic adventure wherein the...

Title: State of eldritch horror: Boring family vacation, part two

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde First off, George and I arrived safely, and I've met the folks. They're nice. So now let's talk about how...