The Sundial

The commercialization of conventions

Josh Carlton

May 8, 2014

Conventions are for geeks, right? Wrong!  Comic-Con, E3, Anime Expo and all the rest of those nerd fests have the ability to attract huge crowds and even bigger business. But it wasn’t always this way.  When Comic-Con International: San Diego (or San Diego Comic Convention) first started in 1970 there were only ab...

Video Game Podcast: not at all about video games, let’s talk ‘Star Wars’

Video Game Podcast: not at all about video games, let’s talk ‘Star Wars’

Josh Carlton

May 4, 2014

This time on Josh and Trevor's Gaming Podcast the boys put aside their gaming banter and focus another spectrum of the geek domain: "Star Wars." With the cast for the newest installment recently announced, Josh and Trevor give their take on who got a part and their hopes for the new trilogy. ...

“Infotainment” makes current affairs appealing to a new generation of viewers

“Infotainment” makes current affairs appealing to a new generation of viewers

Josh Carlton

April 24, 2014

Foreign affairs, national debt, health care, congress, politics… Do any of these terms make you want to run and hide? If you answered yes, then you may belong to the growing number of bright-eyed youngsters who receive their news from outlets other than CNN, MSNBC or (gasp) FOX News. Earlier th...

Video gaming podcast: ‘Titainfall’ on Xbox 360, looking back on ‘Mortal Kombat’

Video gaming podcast: ‘Titainfall’ on Xbox 360, looking back on ‘Mortal Kombat’

Josh Carlton

April 18, 2014

This week on Josh and Trevor's Gaming Podcast, the boys discuss the release of "Titanfall" on the Xbox 360 and where it stands among the crowded first-person-shooter genre. They also take a trip down memory lane by looking back on the classic "Mortal Kombat" series....

Former ‘Uncharted’ developer takes on ‘Star Wars,’ a look at ‘Infamous’ and ‘Diablo 3’

Former ‘Uncharted’ developer takes on ‘Star Wars,’ a look at ‘Infamous’ and ‘Diablo 3’

Josh Carlton

April 3, 2014

This week on Josh and Trevor's Gaming Podcast the boys discuss Amy Hennig's recent move to Visceral Games to begin work on a new "Star Wars" based game. They also give their takes on "Infamous: Second Son" and the "Diablo 3" expansion pack "Reaper of Souls." ...

Spend spring break with movie classics, courtesy of Netflix

Josh Carlton

April 3, 2014

Finally, the week everyone up to their ears in schoolwork has been waiting for is here: Spring. Fucking. Break. In this digital age of distraction, an entire week off is long enough for you to forget you even go to college. Therefore, the burning question isn’t “how much homework can I get...

Video Game Podcast: Virtual Reality Manipulates Gaming, Titanfall

Video Game Podcast: Virtual Reality Manipulates Gaming, Titanfall

Josh Carlton

March 21, 2014

This time on Josh and Trevor's Gaming Podcast, the boys discuss Sony's unveiling of their new virtual reality prototype, Project Morpheus, and how it might (or might not) change the gaming landscape. Also on topic, "Infamous: Second Son" and the delay of "Titanfall" for Xbox 360....

AL East spends big while Rangers, Red Sox make risky moves

AL East spends big while Rangers, Red Sox make risky moves

Josh Carlton

March 3, 2014

  Can you feel it, baseball fans? That horrible feeling that lasts from October to March? Well, for those of you still mourning the end of the 2013 season, there’s some good news and some bad news. Baseball season hasn’t officially started, but Spring Training has. During the offseaso...

Sundial Oscars picks and potentials: 12 Years a Slave poised to sweep

Sundial Oscars picks and potentials: 12 Years a Slave poised to sweep

Josh Carlton

February 26, 2014

The Oscar season is over and now that everyone has had a chance to see all the heavy-hitting contenders, we get to sit back and see who takes home a golden statue on March 2. This year was a tough one, considering who came out on top in their respective category, but a little competition never hurt a...

Video game podcast: Irrational Studios ends as we know it

Video game podcast: Irrational Studios ends as we know it

Josh Carlton

February 20, 2014

This week on Josh and Trevor's yet-to-be-titled gaming podcast, the boys discuss the recent news surrounding the closing of Irrational Studios ("Bioshock," "Bioshock Infinite") and talk about real world issues being tackled in indie games. Intro and outro music by Cyclops Rock at cyclpsrock.bandc...

Fans work to bring back cancelled shows, networks comply

Fans work to bring back cancelled shows, networks comply

Josh Carlton

February 20, 2014

Everyone has a favorite television show. But by the cruel hand of time, that favorite show of yours inevitably ends, or worse, gets cancelled. In the last few years, fans of shows old and new have found an effective voice (the internet) to bitch on that has got the lords of TV land thinking: can old shows be rev...

Find the right movie for your style of romance

Find the right movie for your style of romance

Josh Carlton

February 12, 2014

It’s V-day and your significant other wants to cuddle up and watch a movie. “Sure,” you say. “Wonderful!” they say back. You start the journey down your endless rows of old DVD’s and/or netflix queue when suddenly something happens. The more you search and say “how about this one?” the more it becomes b...

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