Four in February: Let’s Get Started!

Four in February is an annual event where gamers are challenged to pick four games from their backlog and complete them by the end of the month. It’s a great way to divert your attention back to the games you’ve already spent money on, and it’s something I’ve enjoyed participating in for the last few years. I usually pick a few…

January Game Completions: Suck it, Backlog!

My backlog is atrocious. Every day I walk by the game shelf that sits next to my TV and wonder if I’ll ever have time to play all of this stuff. Then I turn on my Xbox One, my PS4, or my Vita and feel the same way about the abundance of digital downloads. It’s daunting, that’s for…

Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of 2016: Xbox One Edition

2015 was often touted by Xbox as the “greatest games lineup” in the company’s history, but truth be told I found very little to be excited about on the exclusive front. That’s not to say I didn’t use my Xbox One, as that’s where I spent a majority of time, I just did so with…

REVIEW: Superbeat Xonic

Developer: Nurijoy Publisher: PM Studios Price: $39.99 via PSN Version Played: Playstation Vita (PSTV compatible) With the DJMax series behind them, former employees of Pentavision have formed the new development studio Nurijoy and last November saw the release of its spiritual successor, Superbeat Xonic, on the Playstation Vita. It’s an excellent (albeit it insanely challenging at times) rhythm game that…

This Week’s ‘Playstation Essentials’ Sale is Pretty Great

Although I grew up in the NES generation and have plenty of fond memories from the 8- and 16-bit eras, I spent most of my time gaming in my mid-to-late teens on the original Playstation. Games like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Resident Evil connected with me at such…

REVIEW: Lovely Planet

Developer: QUICKTEQUILA Publisher: tinyBuild Games Price: $9.99 Version played: Xbox One I could say that Lovely Planet is minimalist in its design as a FPS, or even as a platformer, but using the term minimalist isn’t a bad thing. Truth be told, Lovely Planet is just plain underwhelming. The point of Lovely Planet is to…

REVIEW: Volume

Developer: Bithell Games Publisher: Bithell Games Price: $19.99 (cross-buy support for PS4/Vita) Version played: PS Vita Mike Bithell’s lovable platformer featuring geometric shapes won me over with its charming narrative, and although his new stealth game Volume has a bit of that going on as well, I found myself coming back because of its accessibly…

Curse of the Never-ending Backlog: 2016 Edition

With gaming being my primary hobby, I’ve been known to bite off more than I can chew–and by that, I mean buy more than I have time to play. I’m sure most of you have this problem. This year I’m trying to be more selective about my purchases and plan to take advantage of rental options (like…