Talkin’ Stuff: What Games Have You Started and Regret Never Finishing?

We've all abandoned a game before, be it on purpose or otherwise. Sometimes the game in question is so bad that we shelve it in favor of playing something that doesn't make us want to rip off our skin and hang it in the neighbor's closet. Other times, life gets in the way. I cannot … Continue reading Talkin’ Stuff: What Games Have You Started and Regret Never Finishing?

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There’s a Pretty Good Flash Sale Going on This Weekend for PlayStation Users

It's the middle of the month, which can only mean a new PlayStation Store Flash Sale is upon us. There are a few worthwhile discounts I wanted to make note of before the sale ends Monday morning, so let's get to it! Starting with Sony's wonderful-yet-abandoned handheld platform, the Vita: Persona 4 Golden - $7.99 … Continue reading There’s a Pretty Good Flash Sale Going on This Weekend for PlayStation Users

Shadow Bug (2018) [Switch]

The developer of Shadow Bug reached out to me in hopes of covering their game, but I was a bit too busy. Thankfully, my friend The Well-Red Mage stepped in and reviewed it for me instead! Reliable friends are great.

The Well-Red Mage

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“True ninjas are always outnumbered, because they are individuals.”
-Jarius Raphel

How much do new ways to play matter?

You decide for yourself how much any subject matters, but in the context of gaming, innovation is a key player. Without it, we’d still be stuck moving white blocks around on a black screen trying to knock a smaller bouncing block past our opponent. Whether the innovation is successful in its execution or not, that’s a consideration separate from the evaluation of the importance of innovation itself.

Within gaming alone, innovation has done much. It’s given the world the ability to play with people who live on the other side of the world from you. It’s allowed us to play games digitally without the need to buy a cartridge or a CD. It’s allowed us to share screenshots and video clips of ourselves playing our games. It’s reached into the dreams…

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It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

Friday! Video games! Let's talk! This'll be incredibly short this week since we're on our way to take one of our older cats to the vet in order to have a lump checked out. Update: the vet discovered two tumors within our cat's left mammary gland line and 90% of the time tumors in cats … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

Four in February is Complete!

Last week I began the Four in February challenge, which tasks the gaming community with choosing four games from their backlog and completing them before the end of the month. I chose the adventure series Life is Strange and its three-episode prequel, Before the Storm, along with the horror puzzler Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut and action … Continue reading Four in February is Complete!

The Shadow of the Colossus Remake Looks Incredible in Action

Christopher Odd, one of my favorite Let's Players on YouTube and Twitch, was given early access to the upcoming Shadow of the Colossus remake on PS4 and it looks phenomenal. I love the original game on PS2, and the PS3 remaster even more, but the remake is on a whole different level. It remains faithful … Continue reading The Shadow of the Colossus Remake Looks Incredible in Action

Remembering the Toys R Us Nostalgia of Buying Games in the 90’s

Back in the 90's before GameStops were on every corner and internet shopping was a thing, I bought most of my video games at Toys R Us. I'd pace an entire aisle of laminated game covers, lifting up the ones with cool artwork and checking out the back-of-the-box details underneath. For every birthday I'd take … Continue reading Remembering the Toys R Us Nostalgia of Buying Games in the 90’s

Celebrating 30 Years of Phantasy Star by Playing it for the First Time!

When December 20th rolled around, Sega didn't seem too concerned with their RPG's 30th anniversary. At least someone was, though. Phantasy Star debuted on the Sega Master System that day back in 1987 (1988 in North America), and like many others here in the States, I didn't own the console. I didn't even know the … Continue reading Celebrating 30 Years of Phantasy Star by Playing it for the First Time!

As Final Fantasy Celebrates 30 Years Today, What are Your FF-related Resolutions for 2018?

Final Fantasy celebrates its 30th anniversary today, making it one of longest running console RPG series to date (Ultima and Dragon Quest say hello, by the way). As a way of celebrating one of my favorite series of all time, I thought it'd be interesting to discuss any Final Fantasy-related resolutions we might have brewing … Continue reading As Final Fantasy Celebrates 30 Years Today, What are Your FF-related Resolutions for 2018?

[REVIEW] The Coma: Recut

The Coma: Recut Developer: Devespresso Games Publisher: Digerati Distribution Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, Steam, GOG Price: $14.99 USD For fans of: Claire: Extended Cut, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School The Coma: Recut is a "definitive edition" re-release of the original game, The Coma: Cutting Class, from 2015, as well as the Korean … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Coma: Recut