Anywho, I just finished chapter one, and figured I should take a minute to jot down my immediate impressions. For disclosure’s sake, I should mention that I’m playing the game on my Xbox 360. [Read more...]
Then I saw a link to a review for Transistor, the most recent title from Supergiant Games. That made me recall the gem that is their first release: Bastion. And that memory gave me an epiphany – Bastion is ridiculously awesome. [Read more...]
Lately, DLC has become a gaming standard. It seems that just about every game includes it, with most offering a season pass for promised content of an unknown nature to be revealed somewhere down the road.
I’ve been back in Los Santos for a few weeks now, and I’m loving every minute of it. Rockstar Games has put a tremendous amount of effort into making GTA Online a premium online gaming experience.
There are so many little features I love, like being able to join a random mission from the initial load screen, being on call while waiting for the mission matchmaker to find the next available job or activity, or being able to own more than one property. I also love the little tweaks you can make to gameplay options, mechanics and overall balancing.
Add to that the impressive amount of free DLC, and you’ve got a very solid online staycation destination.
I was miffed that my attempts to play Destiny blew up in my face, but getting back into GTA Online makes me glad I missed the boat. Now if only I can reach level 465, like one player I ran across. Talk about devotion.
Last week, the long-running, face-melting podcast EpicBattleCry came to an end.
Collectively run by Tony Grice, Daniel Kayser and “Viking” Brent Adam, this was hands-down my favorite gaming podcast. Not only was it a great source for news and commentary, but also chock full of hilarity, witticism and a never-ending supply of puns.
I’m sad to see them hang up the mic. It was an excellent ride while it lasted, and I just wanted to take a moment to give a personal thank you to the whole axehead army for creating, fostering, and maintaining an incredible space on the Internet to have an intelligent conversation about “child’s play.”
Thanks for the years, thanks for the laughs.
Ear-piercing Eagle Cry!!
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of my all-time favorite. I don’t go on and on about it like some writers, but the fact that I refer to it by its entire title and not just “Skyrim” should prove that I’m a serious fan. It’s easily one of the best games I’ve ever played.
But while Skyrim is definite top 10 material, it isn’t perfect. If I had to pick a gripe, it’d be this: at least two of its three console DLC add-ons are utter shit. [Read more...]