I Confess: Half-Life 2

Two of my favorite phrases that I have overused over the years when looking back on Half-Life 2 are, “Boy, that Ravenholm sure was creepy wasn’t it?” and, “How about those Striders? Man.” Those prompts got me through a lot of conversations about the game because anyone I was around just took over after that… Continue reading

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Demo Impressions: Heavy Adventure

I really wish I could clear my head when approaching Castlevania games, but I do have a bit of history with the series. Thankfully, I was able to put aside my initial issues with Lords of Shadow and enjoy a great new take on a Castlevania adventure. However, now MercurySteam is taking on the 2D… Continue reading

Dead Space 3 Review: Stomp, Drop, and Roll

Being a space engineer is a hard life. They’re expected to take on a myriad of tasks, whether it be repairing derelict ships or forcibly removing a mutant’s legs from its disgusting torso. What, then, could possibly make these tasks easier on a guy who just can’t seem to get a break? How about an… Continue reading

War Thunder Beta Impressions: Don’t Underestimate These Skies or Those Trees

War Thunder from Gaijin Entertainment will feature large scale, simultaneous air, land and sea pvp battles when it launches. The current beta version only has the air portion implemented, but it already looks fantastic. The arcade mode in this game has to be the most fun, accessible pseudo-sim flight game since Crimson Skies. Josh leaves Justin… Continue reading

City in the Sky BioShock Infinite Trailer Will Erect Your Dysfunctional Gamer

It’s no secret that BioShock Infinite is one of the most anticipated games of 2013, and continues to tease us with trailers to hopefully dilute our feelings of disappointment that have grown with every release date push. I have a love/hate relationship with these trailers.  I know I’m excited about this game. I know I’m… Continue reading

Warframe Beta Impressions: Free Power Suits and Swords

Warframe came straight out of left field. The name couldn’t be more generic, yet the game is a surprisingly competent mix of co-op, third person shooting and acrobatic sword slashing. Best of all, it’s free. Josh and Justin are joined by community member Verdian for some fun times in space with Digital Extreme’s Warframe Beta. This video… Continue reading

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Demo Game Curious Video: Satisfying Slicing

Before you become solid, you first have to rise… That is not the tag line for Konami & PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Our barely competent duo of Justin and Josh fumble through the demo for Revengeance, doing a terrible job of dodging missiles and chainsaw dogs. Plenty of bad guys get diced up real… Continue reading

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Video Reflex Review: I Thought I Knew You

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a re-imagining of classic Mario-clone The Great Giana Sisters. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise, Black Forest Games ran a successful Kickstarter in June of ’12 to create this new entry. The Machinae Supremacy soundtrack may own bones, but will that be enough to get Justin through some questionable… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: 10,000,000 Makes Me Panic

I’d like to believe I’d be the type of guy that stayed calm when a high pressure situation arose. I always imagined that should a bomb need defused or a plane have to be diverted for an emergency landing, people would look towards me for help. The truth of the matter is, I’m absolutely horrible… Continue reading

Dishonored Review: Assassination at Reasonable Prices

Although it may be a little unusual, I need to start this review off with an apology to Bethesda. I’ve often said that, despite the time I’ve spent playing their games, that I wasn’t the biggest fan, that their combat & character interaction just didn’t work for me, whether it was in Elder Scrolls IV… Continue reading