Author: Ryan Finfrock

“Cheap Five Dollar Dress.” That’s what my last name loosely means in German. That is pretty much my only claim to fame at this point of my life. In other parts of life, I am a 21-year-old student from Cincinnati, Ohio studying Electronic Media and Broadcasting with a minor in Political Science at Northern Kentucky University. If I’m not studying, working or sleeping, I am trying my hardest to sneak in some game time on my Xbox One or 3DS (Destiny, Madden 15 and Smash Bros. are taking up most of my time.) I also enjoy the occasional iOS game on my iPhone or iPad. I am also a novice filmmaker and news junkie. I work with production folks on a daily basis and start my morning browsing the interwebs and see what the biggest news of the day happens to be. I also enjoy watching movies as much as I can. (But movies are way too dang expensive anymore!) I am firm believer that video games are art. I really started realizing this during the Mass Effect 3 controversy. I couldn’t believe that people wanted Bioware to change the ending to the game. To me, it was like people wanting to change the Mona Lisa because they didn’t like how the hands looked. This was the point where I was writing a lot about video games on my blog and developed a strong passion to video games. I believe video games can be a very powerful platform and the second-best form of storytelling next to reading a book. Bioshock continues to be my favorite game of all time because it brings together good gameplay (at the time) and fantastic storytelling. Also, it has one of the best twists in the history of gaming. So if you haven’t figured it out yet, I love story-driven games. I also take fantasy football way too seriously and am a desperate, die hard Cincinnati Bengals fan.

Skyhill Video Review

Skyhill is a point & click/survival horror/rogue-like hybrid. How do we feel about it? Watch the video review by APGNation newcomer Matthew Ball. Let us know how you think of the game! Be sure to ...

Spectator Mode in Halo 5 Caters to eSports

Halo 5: Guardians is looking to cater to eSports by introducing a spectator mode. Starting with the multiplayer beta that goes live at the end of December, players will be able to spectate matches on ...

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Top 5 Xbox One Games to Get This Holiday

The holidays are here whether you like it or not! Actually scratch that — we’re hoping you’ll like it, because it’s one of the best times of the year for deals on video games. Sales ...

Net Neutrality In Gaming — What It Means for Gamers

(Note: It is extremely difficult to leave politics out of an issue such as Net Neutrality. A strong effort was made to keep this topic as apolitical as possible.)  Christmas time is fast approaching. ...

Games Can Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease

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First Impressions: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Another year and another Call of Duty is here for 12-year-olds to rage on. Another year for countless cursing for that quick-scoping that always seems to happen… all the time. However, Call of D...

Everything You Need To Know “HaloFest” Set for November 10th In Los Angeles

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No Apologies Needed From 343 Industries – Halo’s: MCC “Large Download”

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