I wouldn’t call myself an aggressive puzzle game player, but I certainly enjoy them. I adored Portal (like many), had a great time with The Talos Principle, and even the mobile game series The Room has done wonders for making me feel like I’m smarter than I probably actually am. That is why I got really interested when people were saying, towards the end of 2018, that Return of the Obra Dinn was one of the greatest puzzle games they had ever played.

Whoa there. One of the greatest ever? That’s some pretty high praise. It’s important to be skeptical…


My Substituting History

I haven’t been substitute teaching for terribly long. My first gig was September 11th, 2018, so given the school closures in March, approximately a school year and a half. Because of this, I won’t proclaim to be some all-knowing authority who has seen 10,000 different classrooms and teaching philosophies and knows everything there is to know about being a teacher. But it is certainly long enough to know that I genuinely enjoy doing it, and long enough to give me a great deal of insight into what goes on behind the scenes.

Though the job is not…


For a hefty chunk of my gaming life, I’ve found myself always wanting to pick up games that I could get immense mileage on. Hundreds of hours, if I really wanted. My first genuine experience with a “forever-lasting” game was probably The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on the Xbox 360. I think I was 14 at the time. Nothing but time on my hands when I got home from school. Hundreds of hours spent on different character builds trying to get the most out of the game. Even though my access to new titles was considerably better during the Xbox…


Metro 2033 Redux: Aggressively-Apocalyptic Atmosphere

The Metro franchise managed to stay out of my vision for quite some time. I’d heard good things on forums and they seemed to be rated well on Steam, but I just never pushed to give them a shot. Enter Metro Exodus last year, as well as some video content about it from YouTube channels I follow, and suddenly the games’ concepts ring a little stronger than it did in the past. …


I had heard for a while now that Wolfenstein: The New Order was a solid shooter. I didn’t get much else beyond that, but hey, it’s good enough for me. The game’s 2014 launch date is recent enough that it will look good when playing but far enough back that it’s easy to get on sale. Bought it for PC on a Steam sale a while ago along with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. At the time though, I wasn’t sure if The Old Blood was an expansion or just its own game or something. …


Hey there everyone! I have an outstanding proposition for you! What if I told you that you could play a board game… about making dresses? For a fancy ball? Any takers?

While I’m sure some of you unironically raised your hands, I’m ashamed to admit that my first digestion of the premise of Rococo was not a receptive one. Seriously? We have all these absolutely mesmerizing board games utilizing high fantasy or wonky sci-fi and we’re going in deep on… making dresses? To get ready for a grand ball? …

Jakub Cernoch

Hello! I got my bachelor’s in journalism because I found myself with an express desire to write about games. That won’t be all I do, but it will be a lot of it.

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