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

Skyrim Mod Idea

Posting it both to keep it somewhere I’ll see and remember it, and to see if anyone else is interested in it…I’ve been thinking about taking a stab at a mod that would let you use mundane items (like brooms or empty bottles) as weapons.  I just think it would be hilarious to beat a… Continue reading Skyrim Mod Idea

Player versus Developer Narratives

My First Warden. Destruction, personified.

David Jaffe, designer of the Twisted Metal series of games, made a splash recently at a DICE summit presentation.  The Ars article linked has a good breakdown of it, and if you want the full talk, go here (he’s a bit obnoxious and vulgar, FYI).  Here’s a pertinent snippet: My talk is actually a warning,… Continue reading Player versus Developer Narratives

Skyrim – Mod It

So, Bethesda finally released the long-awaited Creation Kit for Skyrim, so the modders of the world can finally really sink their teeth into the game and start producing outstanding content.  Well, there’s some good stuff already, but the options are now thrown wide open.  If you are interested in giving it a whirl, they’ve got… Continue reading Skyrim – Mod It

We need to talk about Starcraft 2

I kind of hate Starcraft 2.  There, I said it.  That feels better.  I guess, I should be more specific – I don’t hate the game itself, as it seems like a perfectly good (probably an all time great) RTS.  I had fun with the single player aspect.  What I hate is what it’s turned… Continue reading We need to talk about Starcraft 2

Friday Finds – LOTR and Star Wars

Hey, it’s been a while.  Vacations, children, car shopping, attending Sabres games in the press box, all take a toll on my time.  Onto the posts! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions – Oh yeah, this has a lot to do with the lack of regular content too. Skyrim Stories – The Shakiest Swordarm… Continue reading Friday Finds – LOTR and Star Wars

Skyrim Stories – The Shakiest Swordarm In The North

This is a new series I’m doing, highlighting some of the cool cinematic moments I find myself in while playing Skyrim.  I hope you enjoy them. A rescue mission!  My first task as a new Companion is to head to a cave and rescue Camilla Valerius of Riverwood.  I collect Lydia, my housecarl, and head… Continue reading Skyrim Stories – The Shakiest Swordarm In The North

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions

I’m only maybe 5 or 6 hours into Skyrim, but I feel like I’ve seen and experienced enough to give you my first impressions.  It’s a downright beautiful game, it set my detail level to ‘High’ based on my specs and it was just ridiculous how good it looks.  I think there’s been an emphasis… Continue reading The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions

Friday Finds – Remembering

It’s 11/11/11, a day I’m already tired of being reminded of as being ‘special’.  The REAL reason it’s special is Veteran’s Day (or Rememberance Day for you folks north of me).  My dad was in the Navy for 26 years, in Vietnam, in the Gulf during some tense times, all of that.  I heard a ton… Continue reading Friday Finds – Remembering

Old Game Tuesday – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

I came to know Morrowind (I only figured out it was the third game in a series after the fact) through a friend.  He had taken time out from Everquest to play a new single player RPG that I hadn’t heard of.  I sat and watched for a while, and was intrigued.  There were a… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

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