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REVIEW: Evolve Packs a Serious Punch

  In the outer reaches of space lies the planet of Shear; a vast array of environments brimming with outlandish creatures straight out of your favorite sci-fi comic books. The developers at Turtle Rock have built a reputation for unique approaches to the multiplayer shooter genre, their most successful being the nearly universally beloved Left 4 Dead. Their latest release, Evolve, didn’t disappoint.

Fantasy Man: An Artist's Experience In the World of Geek Culture

Flying serpents, ebony-skinned elves and fantastic vistas teeming with foreign life inhabit the covers of our favorite fantasy novels, but it can be easy to forget the artists serving as the gatekeepers to new worlds. You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can certainly ponder the journey the artwork and its creator took to get it to you. Enter Tracy Flynn, fantasy artist and painter. The middle-aged stepfather of one has a knack for bringing to life imaginative worlds evocative of Dungeons & Dragons, turning his passion for the art into a large part of his identity.