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

Invisible, Inc – Games of 2015

So what else is left for Klei Entertainment to master? Invisible, Inc. does for turn-based strategy games exactly what Mark of the Ninja did for me with stealth games. Seriously, you put these two games next to each other and its easy to tell that they came from the same developer, and I’m not talking… 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 Turbo Fingered – Electric Index

I don’t think police lineups are long for this politically correct world. I feel like I need a shower after electrocuting multiple innocent people. I swear it wasn’t my fault, I had bad information, or misinterpreted bad information. Or something. I don’t know, it just went horribly wrong and I’m sorry. Fingered was released on Aug… Continue reading

Game Curious Death Skid Marks – Freak Road

I never liked Driver’s Education. The classroom just made me nervous. Once I was out on the road and narrowly avoided my first wreck, that’s when things made sense. My advice is to skip Car Combat Education. Just get out there and become your own Death Skid Marks. I promise you make it farther the… 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 Grow Home – Wanna Get High, BUD?

There’s something wonderfully symbiotic about a robot trying to reach the sky by helping plants grow. It also makes it a lot safer for us humans who are scared of heights and can’t climb well. For me personally, the falls are just as entertaining as reaching new heights. My robot, B.U.D., may not agree. Grow… Continue reading