About Jackson W.


Fledgling medical researcher by day, avid RPG completionist by night, Jackson likes to experiment and has a tendency to skip tutorials and character creation. He does his best to link science and video games while still trying to figure out what degree Dr. Mario has. You can catch Jackson on Twitter @jacksonwryan

Video Game Face Off: Crash Bandicoot vs. Metroid


Both the Metroid series and the Crash Bandicoot series have instantly recognizable protagonists: Samus Aran is the gun-armed superheroine of the Metroid franchise and the eponymous Crash Bandicoot is the orange-skinned, “Australian” bandicoot of the Crash Bandicoot series. Today these two worlds, and their heroes, collide in a fight to the death. Let the games begin. Read More »

BioShock Infinite: Constants and Variables

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Infinite is a game that we are going to be talking about for a long time. I applaud it, first of all, for not always assuming the player is stupid, that they need to be handfed. Infinite never gives too much away about its overall plot, and some have argued whether it truly explores many of the issues it raises. Overall, Infinite never forces understanding on you. Read More »

Video Game Face Off: Mario Bros. vs. Donkey Kong


Though not scientifically proven, I am certain the number of coins put into Donkey Kong machines over the years, if stacked on top of each other, would reach the moon. It was a mega hit and introduced the world to two of Nintendo’s “Founding Fathers” – Mario and Donkey Kong. Truly, the success of that single cabinet spurred the creation of two of gaming’s mega-franchises: Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. Read More »

Video Game Face Off: BioShock vs. Killzone


After crashing into the ocean, Jack, the playable protagonist in BioShock, descends in a bathysphere to the underwater ‘utopia’ of Rapture. In that opening scene, not a single bullet flies. Instead of highlighting the fact that this is another shoot-now, ask-questions-never affair, BioShock carefully introduces its nuanced world and intricate philosophy through a simple slideshow presented by Andrew Ryan. Read More »

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