November 20, 2013

Resogun and how I caught the ADD

Sony has now mandated that online play on the Playstation 4 requires a $50/year PS+ subscription. And while that’s certainly a step back from the PS3, we are complimented with a handful of free games right at launch to go along with the subscription. The only one I’ve played so far is the acclaimed Resogun, and it has earned every bit of praise it has so far received. So much so that I’ve made time for a

Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Playstation 4, Battlefield 4, and the joys of launch problems…

I got home last Friday and began moving my Xbox 360 into the bedroom; I had to make room for a package that was coming later that evening.  And thus, while I enjoyed some Sweetwater IPAs, a knock came at the door and UPS delivered me the long awaited Playstation 4.  Set up came easy, and before long I was online, downloading the Continue reading

November 6, 2013

Next Gen and the Things To Come

A short one today folks.  I’ve got preorders ready for both the PS4 and the Xbox One, and a slew of games I’ll have as a backlog for weeks.  This is made all the more exciting because my first preordered next gen game is none other than the infamous Call of Duty: Ghosts.  Much maligned by many online gamers, beloved by others speaking with their wallets, I’ve been a long time CoD fan from the Continue reading

May 9, 2013

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review

Far too often you get a game that has such lofty, high-concept goals that you don’t know where to start.  Skyrim was like that for me.  I didn’t know where to begin, and thus I didn’t know how to proceed towards the end.  It was overwhelming; too much of a commitment for me to make, like dieting or learning to read.  But every now and then, some Canadians make a game about Americans Continue reading

March 29, 2013

SimCity – The Death of a Franchise

A number of times I wrote about my longing desire for a new SimCity to be released.  In the decade since SimCity 4 came out, Maxis had gone quiet on the city-building front.  I languished with a piss-poor computer for many years, attempting to pirate other city-building games, downloading shoddy alternatives on tablets, and simply replaying the old games as they weathered with age.  But Continue reading

September 5, 2012

Armored Kill Sneak Peak

PS3 Premium members received the newest Battlefield 3 DLC, Armored Kill, first.  As such, I thought I’d give you guys a few pictures I took of the action.  The maps are stunning (mostly) though my pictures may not be (I had to take the pics with my cell phone, as I don’t have the ability to screen grab from my TV).  Anyway, here they are! Continue reading

August 27, 2012

Breaking Bad S5E7 “Say My Name” Review

SPOILERS:  Well, Mike’s dead.  As I’m sure all of you did too, my cousin and I sat in silence for minutes after the episode ended, our mouths agape.  We knew the half-season would be ending on a bang, but that was supposed to be next Sunday.  Here we are, not even enduring the year long wait for closure, and still we can’t Continue reading

August 22, 2012

Spore, DRM, and the extinction of a title.

Oh Spore.  I’m sure many of you remember that game, but I’m even more certain none of you still play it.  Sure, it came out nearly 4 years ago, but I imagine the intrusive, obnoxious, and inexcusably onerous DRM (digital rights management) of the game accounts for many of the reasons the game died too early of a death.  I heard about the game in the build up to its release and became Continue reading

Tags: , ,
August 20, 2012

A few thoughts on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Drake’s Deception will surely go down as one of the Playstation 3’s most beautiful games.  Along with its predecessors, the game offers stunning visuals, amazing details, and a cinema-like experience other games only wish they could emulate.  The story is top-notch and the Continue reading

August 17, 2012

Breaking Bad Season 5 so far (Spoilers)

I feel like we are spiraling a drain.  We know the end is near.  A feeling of dread comes upon me as we march, episode by episode, towards the end.  I choose my words carefully, for this will be no finale.  In a series finale, all is wrapped up.  Lost came to a (somewhat) coherent conclusion.  Seinfeld returned to the status quo Continue reading