About Noah Pern

Noah Pern is a long time gamer, having been playing video games since Pong, and played multiplayer games before the internet was even widely known. A background in programming, beta testing, art and music gives him a broad sense of what is needed for a proper experience in gaming.

Minecraft: The Redstone Starter Guide

Now that you’ve been playing Minecraft for a while, you probably want to start building something involving redstone. At first, redstone construction may sound overwhelming, but once you understand the basics, it’s a lot less complex than it first appears. Redstone is the Minecraft equivalent of electronics, but with a few differences. We’ll start first by discussing how redstone works at a basic level: In order for a redstone circuit to do anything useful, it must have … Read More

Minecrafting For the Beginner

The virus swept through the world, a terrifying parody of low budget horror movies, turning loved ones into ravenous beasts. Aboard the last ship of living humans you head out, trying to survive at sea until the danger passes. But something much more sinister is at play. A magical apocalypse is upon us. The world heaves and buckles, landmasses change, ancient rites once again regain their power, and your boat is destroyed, leaving you in … Read More

Assassin’s Creed Unity: Liberty was only a Pretext

To start things off, I will first admit that I only started playing the Assassin’s Creed series on the 4th one, Black Flag. Who can resist the lure of playing pirates for goodness sake. That being said, as it was only next generation in the sense that it was still designed with the older generation in mind, I was expecting quite a lot from Ubisoft. I enjoyed Black Flag and Watch_Dogs, and am actually thinking … Read More

Alien Isolation: How to Hide From a Monster

Before I start this review, I would first like to say I am a fan of the Alien film franchise – most of them, but not all.  I have the Alien Anthology on blu-ray, one of my prized movies.  I love H.R. Giger’s artwork, the inspiration for the original alien movie, as well as a host of other movies.  I admire the cinematography of the original, the suspense and terror that the movie series conveyed, … Read More

GamerGate: One Man’s Response to One Woman’s Journey

This editorial is a response to the article by Sara Benincasa, “GamerGate: One Woman’s Journey into Fear and Loathing in Video Games“.  It is the opinion of the author, and it’s views do not reflect those of Twenty.oz. First up Sara, I would like to disagree with you.  You are brave.  Bravery is defined as standing up to something even though you are afraid.  That being said, you did a remarkably fair look at #GamerGate from the outside, and that takes a lot of … Read More

Destiny: Looking To The Future

  Recently I’ve seen a lot of reviews on Destiny, and I find myself wondering how many of these reviews are stuck repeating the same fundamental error of trying to define a given game as a particular genre which it isn’t, then being frustrated that it doesn’t live up to the expectations placed upon it. Time and again, every review I see of Destiny makes the same mistake – they try to pigeon hole Destiny … Read More