Archive for ‘Video Games’

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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August 14, 2012

The one where the honeymoon ended with Battlefield 3.

Other than a couple of months where real life so obnoxiously interfered with my BF3 gaming, I’ve been a hardcore fan of the title and have played it non-stop for nearly a year.  That’s why this post comes with reluctant sadness:  my days of love for the game may be coming to

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June 26, 2012

Jimmy Paperboy’s Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

I eagerly await the announcement of each new installment in the Zelda franchise.  Ever since Ocarina of time, I have committed myself to playing each game in the series with the exception of a couple of handheld games.  Skyward Sword was no different for me.  I went into a

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