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My Top 5 Video Games of 2014 & 2015

This top five list has been a long time coming. Since I do not have a Wii U, Playstation 4, or Xbox One, the amount of new release games to play has decreased, though there is still a few new games being released for the older consoles, and also many older games I would like to finish. Because of the limited amount of games released, I have combined both years into one list.

Additionally, I also have a Nintendo 3DS and Vita, so I will probably be able to create these lists for some time being (pending if there are any games I really like) as these systems still have many games that will be released for 2016 and beyond.

Without further ado, here are my top 5 video games of 2014 and 2015:



Top 10 Tips For Stressed Students To Succeed In College & University

If yolightu are pursuing a degree in college or university, chances are you may be stressed out for a variety of reasons. Whether it is because you are low on funds or there is too much homework, there is a tip in this list for almost all students.

This list are some of many tips from my personal culmination of my college and university experiences over the years (from Bachelor’s, to Master’s, and PhD):


My Top 5 Films of 2013

Hundreds of films are released each year, and knowing about all of them can be very difficult.  Thus, my top lists of the year are usually posted many months later to allow for any “hidden films” to emerge.  The following list represents my favorite films of 2013, which is a mix of mainstream and non-mainstream films. In addition, only 5 films are chosen to provide a more critical selection.


My Top 5 Video Games of 2013

As my PhD program is my #1 priority, the games I play become more critical.  Usually, I have a top 10 list of my favorite video games of the year. But I couldn’t justify having ten games listed as “top” for a number of reasons. In the past, I have been a little lenient in letting some games fit my top 10 list (particularly in 2008 and 2009) just to fill a number quota. Well, starting now, not anymore!

Here are my top 5 video games of 2013:


My Top 10 Films of 2012

I had a difficult time coming up with a top ten movie list this year… after some debating, here is my top ten movies of 2012: (more…)

My Top 10 Video Games of 2012

2012 was a really good year for video game releases. Developer Telltale Games finally gained mainstream awareness with the release of The Walking Dead (I previously enjoyed their Jurassic Park game which made # 7 on my top games of 2011), and the 3DS and Vita both had great releases too. I had a difficult time picking my top ten, thus there is tons of honorable mentions (the most I’ve ever had making these lists). Here they are: (more…)

My Top 10 Films of 2011

This list has taken a long time to compile, and finally, the list is here. 2011 had many films (I had to spend some time catching up on a lot of them!) Definitely better than my 2010 list. Here’s my top 10 films of 2011!