Fallout 4 – Games of 2015

I was married before Tinder came out, which is fine, but Tinder produced my Favorite Internet Thing in 2015 with this:   I can’t say I was waiting with bated breath – while I had dumped a lot of hours into Fallout 3, I took a pass on New Vegas and have never ventured into… Continue reading

Pequod – Games of 2015

Pequod is…I can’t entirely quantify Pequod other than to tell you that it got me (momentarily) past my pixel-art-indie-game fatigue and flipped some sort of switch in my brain that dumped the same dopamine rush I got the first time I saw a Water Bear (tardigrade) in a drop of pond water. It’s supremely weird… Continue reading

Just Cause 3 – Games of 2015

I missed out on the absurdity that was Just Cause 2 so when I saw Just Cause 3 demoed at E3 last summer, I said, “Holy shit, infinite C4?” Then I said, “I will not miss out again.” This isn’t the best game I’ve ever played. It isn’t the prettiest, it’s not the shooting-est, it’s… Continue reading

Played Pequod: So, You Made A Pixel Art Game

To my knowledge, we’ve never publicly aired our conversations about pixel art. More specifically, I don’t think we’ve ever shared the fact that most of the time, I think pixel art/NES-era game design is played out, hard to see, and generally just not something I want to play. For me to voluntarily pick up a… Continue reading

Played Out of This World – There’s No Going Back

I was Nintendo-less until 1995 or so, which means I didn’t have the Super Nintendo, which means my only contact with the somewhat unusual puzzle-platformer Out of this World was over at one of my buddy’s houses (although I now know it was released on Genesis, too). There was always some strange attraction to the… Continue reading

GiffTor’s Games of the Year 2014

My 2014 gaming year included becoming a new dad, which means that for the first time, when given the choice between Just One More Try and getting some sleep, I’m choosing sleep. Marathon sessions of gaming in 2014 were very few and far between; for all of my son’s wonderful attributes, sleeping soundly for 12… Continue reading

Played Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Finish the Fight Forever

If you have an Xbox One console and you didn’t pick up Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you’re wrong. To be clear: it’s Halo CE through Halo 4, with CE & 2 made extra pretty. Oh, and all of the multiplayer maps. For $62. In a haphazard approach necessitated because of an insane 4th Quarter at… Continue reading

The Evil Within Reflex Review – Trying New Things. Like Being Slaughtered

Let it never be said that I refuse to come out of my comfort zone and try new things. I was sitting in front of my Xbox One last night, about to use it for the first time in three weeks and realized I really didn’t feel like playing Destiny because it just hasn’t done it for… Continue reading