ERIC MCADAMS

You Should Get Into Sumo — Here’s Why (and How)

Getting someone into a new sport is a daunting proposition. Unlike video games or other hobbies, there’s an underlying perception that sports fans are born, not made. Baseball fans are baseball fans because their parents forced them to play it as kids, not because some weirdo on the internet (hi)…

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Sumo

SPORTS

‘Good Job’ Review: A Jorb Well Done

Games that play with physics are often much funnier than games that have actual written jokes. I don’t mean to downplay character-driven, witty writing in games, but the fact of the matter is that a mechanic that makes things explode for no reason will nearly always be funnier than anything…

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Good Job

REVIEWS

My Hero Academia and the Problem of the Supercop

Izuku Midoriya is a classically “good” protagonist. The main character of My Hero Academia is characterized by an earnest desire to help as many people as possible and an unshakeable ambition to live up to the example of his mentor, All Might, by becoming a hero himself. He is smart,…

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My Hero Academia

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In Netflix’s Castlevania, Vampires Are Scary Because They’re Smart

What makes a vampire scary? Is it that they’re immortal? Is it that they can shapeshift, physically overpower you, and drain your blood with their teeth? Is it that their undead nature might be tied to Satan himself?  Well, in Netflix’s Castlevania, vampires are scary because they’re smarter than you.…

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Castlevania

The Devilish Delight of ‘Diablero’

A woman dies in Mexico City, killed by some kind of demon. With her dying breaths, she calls for a priest, but instead of asking for last rites, she tells him her daughter has been kidnapped, and that he is the father.  This is the inciting incident of Diablero, Netflix’s…

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Diablero

The Half-Death of the Black Widow

There are a lot of very obvious reasons why Marvel Studios should have made the upcoming Black Widow solo film three years ago, but perhaps the biggest one is that in the current MCU, Black Widow  — as played by Scarlett Johansson — is dead. Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, I…

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