TIE Fighters, Psychics, Tentacles, and Fractals — A Farewell to LucasArts

LucasArts were one of the last few names to survive from what has arguably been one of gaming’s most exciting eras stretching from their founding during the 80s as players and programmers came to grips with the new medium and on through the 90s as PCs and consoles accelerated into the 3D age. Their history reads like a who’s who list of fantastic games crossing multiple genres.

The Benefits Of Microsoft Points

There were loads of rumours and suggestions that indicated Microsoft were going to abandon Microsoft Points and simply go straight to cash instead. While it still hasn’t happened it is likely that MS Points will not feature in the next generation after all the hate they have gotten over the past 8 years.

A Gamer’s Lament of April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day.  Probably one of my least favorite days of the year.  It doesn’t affect my life at all in reality, at least not with my current social relationships I have.  In fact, if I didn’t go online, I would most likely forget this day exists every year.  Unfortunately, I am quickly reminded of what I like to call Liar’s Day every year when I venture online to some of my favorite sites.  It is the one day a year where game companies believe they have the ability to lie outright to their fans and have no consequences afterwards.

Sleeping Dogs Review (PS3): Undercover Gangster’s Paradise

There comes a time when I think I have every video game genre pegged. First person shooters more than anything else, I guess – but, yeah, sometimes I’m almost certain of what I’ll find when I boot up a game like Sleeping Dogs. Fast cars, awkward cover-shooting, a foul-mouthed supporting cast and a seemingly endless run of extremely-violent situations — some of which are either mandatory or optional to experience — were all I expected to find lining the streets of Hong Kong, but thankfully, there were more than a few surprises lurking in the ports, markets and alleyways of this neon city.

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.