Joel Minty

Joel Minty is a man of many funny lists if only he could find time for the source material. As such, his articles are mostly vague memories of the '90s mixed with a fervent love of Nintendos, real-time strategy games, and Futurama. He was the host of You Guessed It! You Can't Unguess It! Futurama Trivia for two years in Toronto, where he was voted "Most Likely to be the Only Person to Host Two Years of Futurama Trivia" – a trophy he covets. Recently Joel has scored a three-book publishing deal with Realmwalker Publishing Group to produce his Imbalance epic fantasy novels. Purge of Ashes, Book One of the Imbalance, will be/was released on April 5, 2016.

Articles by Joel Minty:

  • Disenchantment
    August 14, 2018

    Disenchantment Review

    Matt Groening’s new animated Netflix series Disenchantment will feel satisfyingly familiar for fans of Futurama and The Simpsons, but the fantasy comedy risks becoming a drinking game of avoiding Thrones.

  • Simpsorama - Homer and Bender
    November 10, 2014

    Let’s Hug it Out, Simpsorama

    The Simpsons-Futurama crossover episode aired last night, to the joy and dismay of many. A look at what worked and what didn’t.

  • June 27, 2012

    Futurama Season 7: Not Sure if New Episode or an Old Favourite

    Let me preface this article by stating that I am going to be discussing something which I see as a worrisome problem with recent Futurama episodes. This is coming from a major Futurama fan and current host of the You Guessed It! You Can’t Unguess It! Futurama Trivia night at the Gladstone Hotel, so it should be viewed as constructive criticism.

  • Chrono Trigger - Featured
    September 4, 2011

    Top 10: Chrono Trigger Theme Park

    We all remember those halcyon days spent playing the Squaresoft classic Chrono Trigger on our Super Nintendos, and so to does the executive board of Kobayashi-Nielson Enterprises. It was with that nostalgia in mind that the controversial weapons manufacturer announced plans to open a Chrono Trigger Theme Park in 2003. Presenting the top ten reasons supporting a Chrono Trigger Theme Park!

  • North American Star League - Featured
    June 23, 2011

    The North American Starcraft League

    In South Korea, Starcraft players have attained levels of prestige the equivalent of North American sports stars, including six-figure incomes, hordes or fans and recognition on the street. Real-time strategy has become a sport unto itself: a digital chess match that requires intense clicks-per-second and incredible observational skills. Tournament after tournament presents players going head-to-head – for cash. The prestige in North America is nonexistent by comparison, the money less and the fanbase not ready to making gaming more than a casual pastime. The North American Star League is trying to change that.

  • Hanna - Saoirse Ronan - Featured
    April 10, 2011

    Hanna Review

    Hanna is about a young girl being raised by her father in a log cabin in the sub-arctic. But as you might guess, this eponymous girl is unique: she is being trained as an assassin. Too often movies try to be more than they are – to impress with such intensity as to send them over the top – but Hanna is content to be a little piece of something elegant.

  • Starcraft Propaganda Posters
    January 11, 2011

    Top 10 Absurd StarCraft Campaign Promises

    Meanwhile, in the world of Starcraft, recent elections to replace Emperor Arcturus Mengsk have already yielded some pretty strange promises from the campaign trail. Both candidates are now staggering as interstellar populaces search for a third party candidate who can better take care of them in a galaxy almost assuredly bent on their gruesome deaths. Collected below are some of the ideas being thrown around by the candidates, and while some remain very popular, all are most definitely absurd.

  • September 20, 2010

    10 Reasons Final Fantasy VI
    is the World of Tomorrow

    Throughout history mankind has been witness to many visioneers of the future. The Oracle of Lesbos. Nostradamus. Marty McFly. But despite all the renditions and predictions, evidence has arisen that the Earth has but one impending future – the world of Squaresoft’s Nintendo game Final Fantasy VI (Or III to everyone in North America). Our […]

  • July 29, 2010

    Blizzard Evolution – An RTS Retrospective

    Be warned: acquiring a copy of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty may cause your friends to giggle with excitement, bombard you with questions, and find reasons to come over before letting slip a diffident, “Oh, is that the Starcraft II?” This could be because it has been over ten years since the release of the […]

  • July 13, 2010

    Book Shelf: Malazan Book of the Fallen

    A friend of mine once told me about a movie series backed by Ted Turner which was set up to be an epic, three-part, 12-hour opus about the American Civil War.  It was called Gods and Generals, starring Jeff Daniels and Robert Duvall, and it was canceled after the first 4-hour entry of the trilogy.  […]