[WEEKEND GAMING] New Hats, Retro Shooters, Two Strange Lives, and Shadowdancing!

I was too busy last weekend to get a wrap-up post put together, but today I'm up early, I've had coffee, and it's time to make the fucking donuts. Happy Friday, everyone. For starters, I've been shopping for a new hat to replace my current Overwatch one for a while now and landed on this. … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] New Hats, Retro Shooters, Two Strange Lives, and Shadowdancing!

[REVIEW] Scan Whales and Get Educated in ‘Beyond Blue’

I'd like to preface by saying that this review comes by way of my partner, who always wanted to be a marine biologist. When I told them that I was about to play a game where you explore the ocean, they jumped at the chance to play it themself instead and then give me their … Continue reading [REVIEW] Scan Whales and Get Educated in ‘Beyond Blue’

[REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains

Although 2D platformers aren't exactly known for their emotional storytelling, there have been some notable additions over the years like Celeste and Inside that offered more than simply running and jumping. The short, sweet, and emotional Evan's Remains definitely falls into that category as well. You play as Dysis, a girl hired by a company … Continue reading [REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains

[WEEKEND GAMING] Prehistoric Caveboys, PS5 Reveal, and Tip-toeing Around The Shadows!

Wait, why isn't this called "It's the Freakin Weekend" anymore? Well, I'll tell you. It's an R. Kelly quote from his song "Ignition" and the dude is a huge piece of shit. So here we are. Most of my free time has been split between leveling a new Half-orc Barbarian in Neverwinter with the girlfriend's … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Prehistoric Caveboys, PS5 Reveal, and Tip-toeing Around The Shadows!

[REVIEW] Twin-stick Shooting in an RPG Roguelite? Demon’s Tier+ Kinda Rules.

The twin-stick control scheme is usually relegated to chaotic shmups, but the folks at COWCAT Games have merged the tried-and-true mechanics into a pixelated RPG in Demon's Tier+. They were kind enough to grant me access to the Xbox version, which I played for a few hours today and wanted to share my thoughts here … Continue reading [REVIEW] Twin-stick Shooting in an RPG Roguelite? Demon’s Tier+ Kinda Rules.

It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?

My girlfriend and I managed to finish Maneater last night, which wasn't as fun as we were hoping. The humor was genuinely funny and the locales were unique (bravo to that since the game is underwater), but we were both super frustrated by the controls and erratic camera that seriously got in the way of … Continue reading It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?

It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?

I'm still on my JRPG hiatus after finishing up Cold Steel 3, which means I'm still playing through Far Cry 3 Classic on my Xbox One. I never finished it back on the 360, but I'm enjoying the hell out of it right now. It's become the perfect game to just go full Zen mode, … Continue reading It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?

[MILESTONE] 100,000G on Xbox

I *finally* did it! I was an early adopter of the Xbox 360, but it took me forever to reach my personal goal of 100,000 gamerscore on the platform. This is chump change to Xbox lifers who rarely split their time between their consoles, but to me, it's a huge deal. I reached my goal … Continue reading [MILESTONE] 100,000G on Xbox

Thinking About Next-Gen

The current console generation is nearing its end, but I'm finding it difficult getting excited about the upcoming releases of the new bigger, more powerful boxes. This mainly has to do with my atrocious backlog -- I have a lot of games I still want to play and the Nintendo Switch still feels incredibly new. … Continue reading Thinking About Next-Gen

My Top 20 Games on Xbox Game Pass

I love Game Pass. Like, a lot. I've had an Ultimate subscription (Game Pass + Gold) for about 6 months now and it's given me a plethora of new choices whenever I turn on my Xbox One. It's a nightmare for people like me with gigantic backlogs, but the cost is so cheap that I … Continue reading My Top 20 Games on Xbox Game Pass