Game Review – Dishonored

I’ve been playing Dishonored off and on for a while now, and it’s got a lot going for it.  The world is a sort of Steampunk+Magic mix that’s right in my wheelhouse.  I’m fairly in practice with stealthy fighting techniques thanks to making it most of the way through Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Dishonored has… Continue reading Game Review – Dishonored

Dragon Age III: Inquisition Is Announced

Bioware announced the title for the upcoming Dragon Age game, and it’s Dragon Age III: Inquisition.  Further press releases and statements place the game as a late 2013 release, which seems like a long time when they’ve already been working on the game for two years…but we remember the things we didn’t like about Dragon… Continue reading Dragon Age III: Inquisition Is Announced

Game Review – Home

"Where am I? Is this blood? What have I done?"

Okay, just finished my first playthrough of Home, an indie game developed by Benjamin Rivers, newly available via Steam. I’m a lightweight when it comes to horror stuff, but I’m a little freaked out here.  I bought it (for all of $2.54) because of the old school graphics, and the thought that what happened is based… Continue reading Game Review – Home

Vintage Gaming – X-Com Series

The Summer Steam Sale has only gotten me for one thing so far, and it’s the X-Com series of games.  I’ve never played them, and I figured it’s time.  I’ll be updating this post with thoughts on each of the games as time permits.  Feel free to comment with your memories or strategies as you… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – X-Com Series

Diablo 3 Is Always On, But I’m Not

Of course, Diablo 3 has yet to actually BE always on, but.. I do not yet own Diablo 3.  There was a time in my life, years ago, when I younger me would’ve been shocked at older me saying that.  I played the heck out of Diablo 2, and it’s one of the few games… Continue reading Diablo 3 Is Always On, But I’m Not

Dragon Age 3 Speculation, Part 3

Part 1 – Part 2 Part 3 of my look at what might come to pass for Dragon Age 3 is a look at what characters may return.  Both Awakening and DA2 had some appearances and references to previous characters, in fact they were thick on the ground for me at one point in DA2,… Continue reading Dragon Age 3 Speculation, Part 3

GamesRadar’s 100 Best Games of All Time – OH REALLY

The folks at GamesRadar threw down their list of the top 100 games of all time, and while I’m not going to comment on every game (I haven’t played all of them), I’d like to point out what I think they got right and what they missed. 99.  Ducktales – Excellent pull here, actually, as… Continue reading GamesRadar’s 100 Best Games of All Time – OH REALLY

Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend

I said on my forums that I might be more excited for Torchlight 2 than Diablo 3.  Considering my reaction this morning to news of an open beta weekend for D3, I might have to adjust that a tiny bit.  Heh.  I’ve kept myself out of the loop as far as development goes, hoping that… Continue reading Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend

Dragon Age 3 Speculation, Part 2

Part 1 of this series looked at the story of Dragon Age 3, and what potential plot hooks are available for the next game in the series.  Part 2, here, will deal with other aspects of the new game, such as technical or gameplay changes. Combat changed in feel quite a bit between the two… Continue reading Dragon Age 3 Speculation, Part 2

Trying Again – Mass Effect 2

I’ve had my troubles getting into the original Mass Effect, most specifically the inventory management interface being sucktactular, among other things.  I read about the differences (which many didn’t like) between ME1 and ME2, and I decided these differences might actually make this a better game for me.  So, I’m starting with Mass Effect 2. … Continue reading Trying Again – Mass Effect 2

Dragon Age 3 Speculation, Part 1

So Dragon Age 3 is happening, while future content for DA2 is shelved.  Bioware is looking for feedback on the future of the Dragon Age franchise, and the first thing I thought of is, where can the story go?  There are a ton of plot hooks out there, and any number of them could make… Continue reading Dragon Age 3 Speculation, Part 1

Vintage Gaming – Diablo

Ah, Diablo.  A game that I came to quite late – after it’s own sequel came out.  In case you are a young punk, or simply have lived under the gaming equivalent of a rock, Diablo tells the story of a town under assault by the forces of Hell itself.  Unbeknownst to the towns folk,… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Diablo