Dragon Age 2 Demo Impressions

I played through one full run of the DA2 Demo (male rogue), and to be honest, it’s got me a little worried.  The visuals are definitely different, probably better, but with the way combat jumps around so much it feels more like an older MMO.  The powers recharge quickly, the action more frenetic (yes, I… Continue reading Dragon Age 2 Demo Impressions

Future Games I Want

Dragon Age 2. Still gotta try the demo, but really, I’m all over it.  (have it now, see my reviews) The Elder Scrolls:  Skyrim.  My favorite characters in Morrowind and Oblivion were both Nords.  Looks really, really cool. Portal 2.  Please assume the party escort submission position. Batman:  Arkham City.  Sweet trailer, sounds like a… Continue reading Future Games I Want

Old Game Tuesday – Uncharted Waters

This might be surprising, considering how much I love most other Sid Meier games, but I never got around to the original Pirates! game.  I was deep into war games and looking at it, it just didn’t interest me.  Another thing I found to be cool were Samurai (and by extension, ancient Japan), which led… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Uncharted Waters

Dragon Age: Origins, Awakening, and the DLCs

My First Warden. Destruction, personified.

I don’t think I ever officially review DA:O in this space (but I love it), but I thought that now that all the DLCs are out and the game is basically done, I’d take another look at the ‘story based’ addons.  SPOILERS ABOUND. First, in case you can’t tell, I love the game.  Otherwise, I… Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins, Awakening, and the DLCs

Seeing Art

If you are like me, and you read Roger Ebert’s excellent Twitter feed and blog, you know he sometimes gets on a subject and won’t let go.  Recently, one such topic has been how video games can’t be art.  Now, video games are pretty close to my heart (as close as movies are to Mr.… Continue reading Seeing Art

Old Game Tuesday – Final Fantasy VI

There was a time when I was perfectly happy just playing my original 8-bit NES. I had fun, time-consuming games like Final Fantasy and Uncharted Waters, and didn’t need any new console just for better graphics. Then I was informed Final Fantasy II was coming to that newfangled SNES. Someone brought their system and the… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Final Fantasy VI

Educational Games That Don't Suck

As you may know, aside from being a hockey (and general sports) nut, I’m also a colossal nerd. I’m also a Daddy, and my son has naturally taken to some of my favorite hobbies, like computer games. This article from InventorSpot gives a few examples of games that can help educate without losing the fun… Continue reading Educational Games That Don't Suck

Old Game Tuesday – M.U.L.E.

M.U.L.E. holds the distinction of being the game I’ve probably played the longest. I was first exposed to it on my old Commodore 64, and though there are many classics from that era (which may be covered here in the future), this is the one that has kept my interest continually since then. M.U.L.E. is… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – M.U.L.E.

Child's Play

Gamers unite! It’s time to donate to Child’s Play, the charity started by the creators of the popular webcomic Penny Arcade. What exactly IS Child’s Play? Here are Gabe and Tycho in their own words: Child’s Play works the same as last year. With the help of hospital staff, we’ve set up gift wish lists… Continue reading Child's Play