Crysis 2 Review: Nice Suit, Nice Shot

I have to come out of the gates with a confession: Crysis 2 was not on my radar until launch week, but I am very pleased that this game flew into my airspace. I know that this year is back-loaded with a lot of triple-A shooters, but this military-based sci-fi shooter should be in any discussion around FPS… Continue reading

Difficulty Settings Part 2: Current Gen

If you played any game from my golden age of video games (8-bit era) then you know that each game had its own unique level of  challenge. I am sure that there is a lot of revisionist history when it comes to nostalgic games, but any gamer that grew up around a NES knows what… Continue reading

It Doesn’t Matter: Your Fans Still Have Questions

Alexander Pope once said, “To err is human.” We all make mistakes, and the video game industry is no exception. Sometimes industry mistakes are ignored or even swept under the rug, making it harder for developers to admit a game’s flaws. In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Todd Howard admitted that The Elder Scrolls IV:… Continue reading

The Summer of JP

This summer I have made it my personal mission to complete games in my library that have remained unfinished and collecting dust. I have a nasty habit of starting a game and abruptly stopping around the 10 hour mark. For no rhyme or reason, my ADD kicks in and I am on to the next… Continue reading

Batman: Arkham City Comic Mini-Series Underway

We are still several months away from the release of Batman: Arkham City (October 18th), but DC Comics is helping add to the excitement. A few weeks ago, the first of five companion comics was released, titled Batman: Arkham City (clever huh?). The comics lay out the story between the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum… Continue reading

Just 5 More Minutes: Sega Channel

Way back when, the console wars were dominated by Nintendo and Sega. I did own the original NES, and once the Super Nintendo came out I begged and begged my parents to buy me the SNES. Then, one fateful Christmas, I opened one of my presents to find Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football. I… Continue reading

Battlefield 3 Does Look A Bit More Modern

This is an interesting year for FPS games. We’ve already seen Homefront fall flat on its face, and Crysis 2 pique some interest but ultimately fly under the radar. EA isn’t sitting still and has been steadily releasing info and video on Battlefield 3, including these 12 minutes of destructive goodness: Battlefield 3 is being… Continue reading