Archive: Jason Recommends

Five podcasts I recommend (September 21, 2016)

Looking for more podcasts to feed your brain with? I am here to help

Books I love: Stephen Mitchell’s “Tao Te Ching: A New English Version” (August 25, 2016)

One of the very few books I’ve read that legitimately changed my life

Jason recommends: “The Guest” (April 23, 2016)

What seems like it should be an average schlock thriller turns out to be something more

“Rule the Waves”: a unique, compelling game of naval strategy (February 12, 2016)

“Rule the Waves” is hard to buy, hard to look at, and hard to play. But you should play it anyway, because the actual game is so good it’s worth it

Jason recommends: “Mr. Robot” (July 30, 2015)

USA’s new cyber-drama is quickly establishing itself as the best new show of the year

Jason recommends: “80 Days” (February 23, 2015)

80 Days is a game that uses Verne’s classic novel more as inspiration than script. Starting from the novel, it builds its own wildly creative world

Jason Recommends: “The Years of Lyndon Johnson” (January 29, 2015)

If you’re at all interested in the history of the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries, you need to pick up these books

An appreciation: “Command H.Q.” (November 4, 2014)

One of my favorite games of all time is sadly stuck in “abandonware” limbo: 1990’s “Command H.Q.”

Rorschach Theatre’s “Neverwhere” (September 10, 2013)

I liked it. You will too

In praise of Red Letter Media (August 29, 2013)

If you’re into movies, get familiar with these guys so you can tell people you were a Red Letter Media fan before being a Red Letter Media fan was cool

Jason Recommends: Miami Connection (July 6, 2013)

As a lover of bad movies, this is too good to not share. So allow me to introduce you to a little gem called Miami Connection

Jason Recommends: Crusader Kings II (March 2, 2012)

Half wargame, half soap opera, Crusader Kings 2 is an exciting new approach to strategy gaming

Amazon $5 MP3 Deals for August 2011 (August 31, 2011)

This month’s deals from Amazon’s digital bargain bin

Amazon $5 MP3 Deals for July 2011 (July 25, 2011)

This month’s deals from Amazon’s digital bargain bin

Amazon $5 MP3 Deals for June 2011 (June 23, 2011)

Getcher DRM-free downloadable music on!

Amazon $5 MP3 Deals For May 2011 (May 18, 2011)

This month’s deals on DRM-free digital downloads

Jason Recommends: Back To The Future: The Game (May 10, 2011)

It exists! And it’s good!

The Civil Wars, “Barton Hollow” (April 27, 2011)

Buy this album already

Amazon $5 MP3 Deals For April 2011 (April 15, 2011)

This month’s deals on DRM-free digital downloads

Amazon $5 MP3 Deals For March 2011 (March 7, 2011)

This month’s deals on DRM-free digital downloads

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (January 19, 2011)

A funny French flick for fans of fine film

Rackspace Cloud Servers (February 10, 2010)

Is it the best VPS offering out there? Could be

I Told You So: Chloë Sevigny Edition (January 22, 2010)

I told you a little under a year ago that the work that actress Chloë Sevigny has been doing on HBO’s Big Love was worthy of winning awards. So it was cool to see a few days ago that Golden Globe voters agree, giving her the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a […]

Mount & Blade Expansion Coming, Adds 64-Person Multiplayer (June 5, 2009)

Expansion will add 64-player online multiplayer to already outstanding game

In Praise of Chloë Sevigny (March 16, 2009)

Chloë Sevigny as Nicki Grant in Big Love I don’t know if you have been watching HBO’s Sunday-night drama series Big Love, but if you haven’t been, you really should be. Now in its third season, the show has recently generated some controversy with its portrayals of its main characters, a polygamist family from a […]