All posts by Brian Pham, ASV Game Editor

is an aerospace engineer who does not like working as an aerospace engineer. Consequently, he has returned to school, firstly, to continue being a rock star and, secondarily, to study computer science, and make games better than Journey. He admits he may not qualify for true "nerdiness," as he relies on others to keep him apprised of new nerd media. He doesn't read much either (what a loser). He makes up for it, however, by being proficient with math and programming. He's no expert, but can (and will) use Microsoft Excel to blow your MIND (and make trained programmers cringe). His life was changed at an outdoor wave pool (interpret that as you will) and lives with his cat, Andolophilus Andujar "Andy" Pham.

Super Metroid: The Sandwich Review

Yes, after a long hiatus, I return to you with a Sandwich Review of the Nintendo’s Super Metroid! This was the first time I had ever played this game and only the second Metroid game I’d ever played (Metroid Prime being the first, which I never got around to finishing). With Super Metroid’s legendary fame, I expected it to be great, and I was not disappointed! But like all sandwiches, it isn’t perfect for every palate.

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Final Round XVIII: Rumble in the South

Final Round is a fighting game tournament that is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. It is scheduled to run on Friday night, March 20th and all day Saturday, March 21st, with Sunday as padding if more time is needed. This year marks the 18th time the event is being held, and it’s shaping up to be even bigger than the last 17. Continue reading Final Round XVIII: Rumble in the South

Kingdom Hearts 2: The Sandwich Review

After the release of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, I knew its sequel was due for a like treatment, and on December 2 (for North America), Square Enix did just that. I loaded up the game with eager anticipation, but was this old sandwich still a classic or had it expired?

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D&D Session 1: A Leap of Faith

A few months ago, we gave up decided to put our D&D game on indefinite hiatus. After some time, we decided to try out the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons: the 5th edition.

Our new campaign titled “Steps to Horizon” is now DM’ed by Tyler while I am the one who does all the hard work “Deputy DM”.

Our new adventure began in a forest clearing . . .

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: The Sandwich Review

A new, tasty sandwich review appears! This time, we’ll be sampling Ubisoft’s latest entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. But does the sandwich taste good? The answer to that question is a little . . . elusive.

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