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

Played The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – Shoot Your Gun If You Understand

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a third-person, tactical shooter set during the Cold War in 1962. The Bureau of Operations and Command, or XCOM, was created to coordinate US armed forces against the event of Soviet invasion. Thankfully, the director, Myron Faulke, was preparing the organization as the front line in a war against the “Outsiders,”… Continue reading

Played Child of Light – A Beautiful Little Journey

I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales and folklore. As a child, and even still, I’ve liked the idea that there were vast secret worlds hidden around us in plain sight. Worlds containing the sìdheans (fairy hills) within Celtic mythology or the silly “fairytales are real” plot behind the TV show Grimm. You could only… Continue reading

Played Rogue Legacy – Make this Roguelike-like Co-op-like

I owe my coworkers an apology. We wanted to find a game that was easy to pick-up-and-play single player but make progress overall as a group. Usually this means loading up a retro game with save states, but before we dug around for that I thought we’d try something more recent. Rogue Legacy seemed like a… Continue reading

Played Wolfenstein: The New Order – Why Wyatt?

I’ve always been familiar with Wolfenstein, but never too involved with the series. The jarring shout of a Nazi guard can get a reaction out of me, along with the bellowing “guten tag” from those big blue suckers wielding double mini-guns. I shudder thinking about it. I was liable to write off The New Order as… Continue reading

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 Gamethrough Review – Con Me In

I’m not going to pretend that you can judge an episodic game by its first episode, but Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum is the most fun I’ve had with the first episode of a Telltale game. I’m not sure of how you can really judge a first episode, but my mind is racing nonetheless. I’ve… Continue reading

Played Game of Thrones Episode One – This Will End Well

I’m a late fan of the Telltale game series. It wasn’t until after the first season of The Walking Dead was complete that I discovered its awesomeness. I completely missed the announcement that they were working on Game of Thrones, but after seeing the first trailer (below) I couldn’t have been more excited. As soon… Continue reading

Played Super Pole Riders – Show Me Yours

Ever since we first discovered the browser version of Pole Riders 3 years ago, it has been hands down my favorite local multiplayer game. Better more polished games have come sense, but nothing matches the balance of sheer competitiveness with hilarious physics quite like Super Pole Riders. As evidenced here when we closed out a… Continue reading