Friday, April 22, 2016

PAX East 2016 Day One

  Long time no see my friends. Well it's that time of year again, it's PAX East Weekend! Well day one is in the books, and I feel like I barely had a chance to see anything. We arrived, tried to check into the hotel, went to the convention center, and did my best to do a basic run through of what the expo hall has to offer. As every year there is so much to see, this year is no different. Overall it has been a long day, and I don't have much to talk about. Tomorrow will bring more, I promise.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Retro Ave Podcast Episode 23!

  John and I have uploaded a new episode of The Retro Ave Podcast. We talk about Star Wars Force Awakens, TMNT 2, the possible Cloverfield Sequal, and more!

We do apologize for the quality of the audio in this one, the next one will be a lot better.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Saga Of Joseph R. Astalfa (Ragnar)

  On May 22nd, 2015 the world lost one of the most talented people I have ever known. His name is Joseph R. Astalfa, he was a writer, director, and to many of us family. Many of you who know me, most likely knew him, and many of you may not have known him at all.

  I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for the influence of Joe; he introduced me to the world of classic movies, film noir, westerns, monster movies, and many more. Over the years we made a few short films together.  Our first film was shot with a Sony consumer grade camera and was entitled, The Saga of Ragnar. Later on we purchased a professional high definition camera and we produced One Last Shot, which Joe had written, directed, and starred in. Later we ended up going back and shot a few new scenes, re-edited it, and re-named it Free Agents. The last short film Joe and I worked on together was mockumentary wrote for a final in college called Zombumentary.

  Joseph was also a fan of Godzilla. He collected Godzilla figures, obviously watched all the movie, went to Godzilla conventions, and spoke at some as a panel speaker. Joe even had one of his short stories published in a G-Fan magazine, it was a fan fiction named Nuclear Terror. Here's a link to the issue it was in

  Overall Joseph R. Astalfa was my best friend and a brother to me. The one thing I wish I had was the ability to use the written word in the way he could to write up this post in honor of him. I'm not sure if the English language could due justice on the kind of person Joe was.

  Joe, we all know that you're in a better place now, but we miss you, and will always honor your memory.

Monday, April 27, 2015

RIVE - PAX East 2015

  While at PAX East I had a chance to check out RIVE, a fun game made by some great people. I spoke with Martijn Reuver, the co-founder of Two Tribes, the developers of Rive. Check out my interview with him below.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

World Zombination - PAX East 2015

 World Zombination, a ridiculously addicting game, which I can't seem to pull myself away from. If there is a reason why it's taking so much time for me to post up another interview from PAX East 2015, this game is the reason.

  While at PAX, I spoke with Seth Sivak the CEO of Proletariat, the developers of World Zombination. We had a great chat about the game, check it out below! And while you're watching the video, download the game to see for yourself how much fun it is!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tumblestone - PAX East 2015

  While at PAX East I was able to try the game Tumblestone a match three puzzle game. It's not like any normal match three game, it's actually a more intelligent, and intuitive match three game. And it's a lot of fun! It gets to be even more fun when you play the multi-player mode with your friends. After playing the game, I had a chance to speak with the Game Designer and Software Engineer of Tumblestone, Ty Taylor. Check out the video below, and keep an eye out for the release of Tumblestone later this year!

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