Tag Archives: videogames

Shoot’em Up Sunday: Satazius

Developer: Astro Port Publisher: Nyu Media and Capcom Release Date: December 18th 2011 Platform: PC Bonus: Winner of the August 2008 Jikkyo Play Contents Award                 Crafted from the minds of just three developers, Astro Port’s Satazius (SA- taze-ee-us) encapsulates my boyhood dream of building the most “awesomest” game ever. But what was once the […]

How To Survive a Hardware Launch

Now that the big three game companies have revealed their visions for the future, it’s time to make future plans of your own.  You weren’t planning on buying EVERY new console in one sweeping credit card swipe, right? It’s easy to get excited about new hardware. Hell, even an Ouya pre-order was tantalizing a few […]

REVIEW: The Last of Us

There’s a longstanding joke that videogame heroes are mass murderers, laying waste to hundreds of enemies in a matter of hours. The Last of Us, from developer Naughty Dog, provides a context for its serial homicide. As lead characters Joel and Ellie become proficient murderers, killing becomes as natural and as necessary as breathing, but […]

A Snake and an Ocelet Walk into the Desert…

  Metal Gear Solid V: the Phantom Pain continued Konami’s E3 tradition of bizarre trailers that straddle the line between brilliance and absurdity. The Microsoft press conference opened with Snake hanging off the side of a horse and it closed with him firing an AK47 into a prison cell full of children. We were also […]

I Don’t Like This One Bit: Microsoft’s Gaming Future In Jeopardy

Microsoft officially announced its latest console for the next generation. Never has so little been said by so many at the Microsoft Campus in Seattle. At a brisk 60 minutes, the announcement of the Xbox One came peppered with superlatives and “game-changing” features that had nothing to do with playing games. Let me be clear, […]

Welcome to Kingmaker

Three years ago I jettisoned one retail job during the recession only to find work at another doomed sales position. The new store I was working at was on the verge of closing and I began thinking of careers that were a tad more future-proof. For a week, I considered joining the military. Then I […]

E3 2013 PREDICTIONS AND PREVIEW: PREVIEW – PART 3!!!

Last and quite possibly least in my 2013 E3 Preview Preview is Microsoft. The once proud software juggernaut has been reduced to a turd-juggling monkey.  Although the Windows Phone, Surface, and Windows 8 OS may have made Microsoft the most talented primate in the zoo, they have done nothing to capture the imagination of consumers. […]

E3 2013 PREDICTIONS AND PREVIEW: PREVIEW – PART 2!!

It appears that Sony aims to dip their chocolate hardware reveal into my peanut butter preview preview. The February 20th meeting will introduce the next Playstation to the world with little time to spare. Like Nintendo, Sony has endured a series of hard knocks. The Vita market continues to reel in the face of smartphones […]

E3 2013 Predictions and Preview: Preview!

Yes, those are two previews up at the top. Why not? With a decaying console generation, dwindling publisher stocks, and game enthusiasts pining for the future, it seems like a perfect time for an E3 preview preview. And as the name implies, I will be making predictions for game features, release dates, and other surprises. […]