Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

Enslaved is a peculiar game that caught my fancy the moment I jumped into it thanks to its mysterious world and well voiced characters. I was hellbent on trying to figure out what the heck was going on and what happened to this post-apocalyptic United States. If you love a good science fiction tale, even though the way it is put together may seem a bit sub-par to some, you’ll feel right at home with this game.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Review

Even after two disastrous expansions to the original game, Monolith studios proved they could still deliver a frightening, yet “shooterific” experience that I, for the most part, enjoyed up to the very end. The game provided everything I was hoping for from the heart pounding scares to the action-packed clashes with enemy soldiers. If you are a fan of any or both of these two things, the game is definitely worth checking in to.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

Skyrim took over my life for the better part of a month and I truly felt like I had become apart of the game’s world. By the time I checked out, I had bought a house and gotten married, saved the countryside from civil war and defeated the dragons. The game is not something I’ll soon forget, nor completely avoid for a very, very long time.

Review – Bioshock Infinite (Xbox 360/PS3)T

You play as Booker Dewitt, a guy who owes some serious debt to some very, very unsavoury people. To pay back this debt he must enter the floating city in the sky called Columbia. The introduction is typical Bioshock, throwing you right in deep with the mysteries and giving you few explanations. If you watched all the trailers and kept up to date on it until its release, then you’ll generally know what the story is here.

PAX East 2013: Mercenary Kings

One of my favorites of PAX East this year was Mercenary Kings by Tribute Games. Tribute Games is a small independent developer out of Montreal who have only released one other game so far and that was Wizorb. I was a big fan of Wizorb, so I decided to check out their newest title Mercenary Kings and I was not disappointed. Here is the trailer:​

Cash For Sins: The Church Indulgence Returns In A 9Yr-Olds Kickstarter

I periodically will stumble across items that make me do a “double take,” meaning I check it and then I check it once more for good measure, because the thing I saw is hopefully not the thing I think I just saw. Sadly, sometimes it is. This is the case for a recent Kickstarter project where a seemingly supportive mother wants to help her daughter in a charming sibling rivalry against her older brothers. The mean duo of males has ridiculed the girl, stating that her gender is incapable of producing good games. Still, at just 9 years of age, the girl isn’t fazed and with help from mommy dearest, Kickstarter can come to her rescue and send her to RPG Camp, whatever that is, if they can muster the $829.

Neverwinter First Impressions

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a beta key for the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG title, Neverwinter. The game, I can happily report, is very fun and enjoyable. In a world of an ever increasing number of free-to-play titles to try it was nice to see Cryptic Studios try some new things.

Watch Barcelona vs AC Milan Live Streaming UEFA 2nd Leg Online

The entire world is awaiting for the match of Barcelona vs AC Milan, 2nd leg of UEFA Champions League. Barcelona is scaring that they've to be successful this match by scoring massive, at least 3-0 minimum otherwise they are really about to kick away from 2013 UEFA CL. Previous year, they had also left the ground of UEFA with an incredible shocked.

Tomb Raider Review: The New Lara Croft

Lara stands high on a cliff taking in her surroundings. She is bruised and battered with little sleep. The elements have not been kind to her and she is beginning to think her sanity is slowly fading. The enemies she must fight are numerous and ferocious. But Lara knows that if her companions and she are to escape this treacherous island, it will take a hardened will and a lot of courage to overcome the many hardships ahead. What better way to do this than with a full franchise reboot.

Jason West retires from Respawn Entertainment, confirms studio co-founder Vince Zampella

Jason West has retired from Respawn Entertainment according to this post on Respawn’s website by Vince Zampella. The pair co-founded the studio after their highly publicized departure from publisher Activision and developer Infinity Ward in 2010. They co-founded Infinity Ward with Grant Collier in 2002 and rose to prominence when they blessed us with Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Infinity Ward co-developed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with Sledgehammer Games, but this was after West and Zampella were out of the picture.

20 Years of Star Fox

It may have passed by most people, but February 2013 was the 20th anniversary of the Japanese release of the original Star Fox. March is the 20th anniversary of its North American release. Thinking about that made me try to remember why we even liked Star Fox in the first place and how Nintendo could possibly bring the franchise back.

“Big boy indies” support Ouya only because they’re paid to, claims Tiswaz Entertainment CEO Kevin Dent

According to his LinkedIn profile, Kevin Dent is the CEO of Tiswaz Entertainment, COO of P4RC, Inc. and Chairperson for IGDA Mobile SIG. His About.me page lists him as a “Video Game Executive” and “a 14 year veteran from the digital video games space”. He is also the Business Development Partner and Strategist for Rekoil, a run-of-the-mill, bare-bones military FPS currently in beta. Kevin was interviewed by Polygon on August 29th, 2012, in regards to getting Rekoil on Steam Greenlight (which still hasn’t happened).

Your friend the videogames journalist: No gods or kings

Many look to videogames journalism for truth in the industry, but the practice is not without its flaws. With an abundance of people uneducated and untrained in the discipline, games reporting has embraced blatant speculation, the embellishment of opinion, emotionally charged commentary, and the misinformation that the title of “editor” alone is enough evidence to heed one’s words without a hint of doubt.

Sunk by Games for Windows Live

I had a copy of the BioShock 2 Collector’s Edition nestled in my office closet for an indeterminate amount of time after finally acquiring it cheap off Amazon in the wake of a relatively underwhelming, in comparison to the first title’s, release. Having not so much as played it on my Xbox, I felt it was a waste and moved to trade the case and disc away via /r/gameswap on Reddit, hoping someone else would enjoy it as I struggled to make time to put a dent in my backlog. I didn’t regret doing so, but still made the effort to acquire it via Steam at a cheap price amidst one of Valve’s many ridiculously tempting sales. While I was happy to have it in my PC library as a digital entry, I’d soon be reintroduced to the nightmare of Games for Windows Live.

Wii U: Want I want as a Gamer

The technology that the Wii U posses — not necessarily the hardware — could change and define gaming as we know it. What I mean by this is the way game developers choose to use the new controllers can change how a game is played and exactly what games excel on the console itself. As a gamer myself, I am very excited to see which games excel on the Wii U and to see which developer uses these controllers for advantage and don’t just port it from different consoles not embracing what the Wiii U has to offer.

Final Thoughts: Dishonored

With everything once again right in the city of Dunwall, I’m hanging up my sword, gun, crossbow & special powers and calling it a day with Dishonored. Dishonored is a unique FPS in the fact that I felt a great deal of freedom to play as I wanted. For me, this meant a non-lethal approach… well… mostly non-lethal. Some blood was spilled, but hey when you’ve been framed & betrayed things are going to get messy.