Alien: Isolation Review

On October 21, 2014, Posted by , In Reviews, With No Comments

Every time I write about an Alien game, I start with “as an Alien fanatic…”. So, to get it out of the way, I am an Alien fanatic. I hated/loved the 30 hours I put into Colonial Marines. Why, Gearbox? Why? But Sega had to make good on what Gearbox…

NEC XM29 Plus – The Holy Grail of Monitors

On October 21, 2014, Posted by , In Editorial, With No Comments

I first got into the obsessive way to play retro games earlier this year. This required having a professional CRT monitor that would have RGB inputs. Once I learned more about these specific monitors, I decided to hunt for them. I knew I wouldn’t find what I wanted immediatley, that…

Hyrule Warriors Impressions

On October 9, 2014, Posted by , In Impressions, With No Comments

This latest Zelda title really just looks to be a skin on top of the Dynasty Warriors games – a long running series of mindless hack-n-slashes. I’ve played a bit of them to know I don’t care…but did I play enough? After playing Hyrule Warriors, I’m wondering if I’ve been…

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – A Review of a Different Kind

On October 6, 2014, Posted by , In Reviews, With 3 Comments

I’m going to start my review with… Next to Wolfenstien and Shovel Knight, Shadow of Mordor is probably my favorite game this year. It’s really all about the combat – pretty much a more fleshed-out Batman Arkham-style system along with the free-running of Assassin’s Creed. I’ve put in 27 hours…

Shadow of Mordor is So Good I Can’t Even

On October 2, 2014, Posted by , In Impressions, With 2 Comments

I really don’t care about The Lord of the Rings. Books – never read them (or care to read in general). Movies – fell asleep in the first, walked out of the second. I’m not a fan of high-fantasy. But this game… Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is just FUN. Monolith…

Destiny Review…For Now

On September 22, 2014, Posted by , In Reviews, With 1 Comment

I really don’t know where I am with my feelings toward Destiny. I think I’m far into the story campaign – about 75%. That is, if there is a story. But, I don’t feel I can give an accurate review at this time, even though it is entirely possible that…

Critics Think Microsoft Buying Minecraft is a Bad Idea – It’s actually an Incredible Move

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Editorial, With 1 Comment

It’s official, Microsoft has acquired Mojang – the company responsible for Minecraft. So really, Microsoft just bought Minecraft for $2.5 Billion. That’s a lot of money. And as the linked article states: It won’t be hard to find a group of people that’ll say that Minecraft has peaked and Microsoft…

The Playlist – September 2014

On September 10, 2014, Posted by , In Impressions, By , With No Comments

I’ve been jumping around with many games with thoughts about each. Here’s one post to round them up: Simcity: Finally got this latest entry (2013) despite the negative feedback around it. It’s a bit simpler compared to the previous games, but it’s still fun. It’s a bit buggy and doesn’t…

Xbox One Controller Analog Thumbsticks in the PS4 DualShock 4

On September 5, 2014, Posted by , In In-House,Video, By , With No Comments

I’ve wanted this ability since the beginning, as my favorite feature of the Xbox One controller is the thumbsticks. I started noticing as a trend since the thumbsticks have been able to purchase individually (I wouldn’t take apart a controller for that). The video description has links to help you…

Transparency of Modern Games Journalism

On August 27, 2014, Posted by , In Editorial, By , With No Comments

There have been countless issues in the past few years – and also very recently – where the integrity of games journalists seems to be a topic of concern. As I’ve mentioned before, since gaming is a relatively young form of media and not widely understood (yet makes more money…

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