Axiom Verge – Games of 2015

Lust doesn’t cut it, but whatever the best word for that raw, dirty, and instantaneous form of love is the only one that can describe how I felt the first time I saw a screenshot of Axiom Verge. The connection I have to it is primal and impales the core of why I play games. Axiom… Continue reading

Helldivers – Games of 2015

It wasn’t unique to 2015, but 2015 deserves some credit for reminding me just how fun it is to shoot stuff while hanging out with your friends. Helldivers is the game that woke me up to the fact that I actually had a friends list on the PS4. Before its release I was isolating myself with… Continue reading

Game Curious Mad Max – Literal Sand Box

I feel like I’ve been here before, but I’ve never actually been here. When something as influential as Mad Max takes decades off, its fans are going to fill in the gaps. There’s something about playing the real deal though, and Max has taken so many lessons from other great action games that he manages… Continue reading

Game Curious Turbo Curses ‘N Chaos – Thank You for Ghost Ham

I suppose I was asking for a challenge so I deserved the punch in the mouth that Curses ‘N Chaos dishes out right out of the gate. It’s pretty satisfying when you get back on your feet and punch back though. Just don’t rush me again, Grim Reaper, because after I figure this out I’m… Continue reading

Game Curious The Swindle – Rob Me, Amadeus

Imagine that you’ve spent your entire life training for something and then you learn that those skills could become absolutely useless? I’m not talking about Liberal Arts, but the well-respected act of English thievery. Ah, the grace of breaking-and-entering. The beauty of hacking a computer hooked directly into a bank account. The majesty of hitting a robot with a… Continue reading

Game Curious Environmental Station Alpha – Should I Be Here?

Why do all powerless space stations want to kill me? Just once I’d like to find a derelict space station that is preserving happiness for the next explorer that shows up. Maybe it’s that drive to find my happy place in the remote reaches of the universe that makes me want to risk my life on jumps… Continue reading

Played Batman: Arkham Knight – Meaningless Car Metaphors

I kind of feel like a dick for how I’ve treated Arkham Knight. It has been subject to a lot of criticism from me throughout its development. That criticism comes from a positive place though. Arkham Asylum is one of my favorite games of all time, if not just my favorite superhero game. Stop and… Continue reading