Tried It: Defiance

I’ve got a fairly diverse game collection. Indie, a few sports, some classics, WRPGs, shooters, sandboxes, strategy – in fact, the only traditionally console-based genre you won’t find in my library is JRPGs, which I’ve talked about before. However, with the release of Defiance, I’ve had the opportunity to get into one of the most… Continue reading

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon WILL Win Game of the Year Based on Trailer Alone

Today I woke up to a gray sky, an aching tummy (compliments of this stupid idea) and a general state of melancholy.  The twinkle in my eye struggled to find its way to the surface and my usual glee decided to take a mental health day. With politicians widening the gap between the haves and… Continue reading

Resident Evil 6 Review: Great Friends, Decent Game

Resident Evil 6 is what I’d call a beautiful mess. While some of the design choices seem to have been decided upon via mechanical descriptions pinned to a dart board, the resulting package never disappoints when it comes to over-the-top action featuring scenarios that only the bravest of heroes could endure. If that isn’t enough,… Continue reading

More! Battlefield! Metal Gear Solid! Trailers!

GDC is certainly bringing the noise this year, surprisingly so for the most introspective of the major industry conferences. Of course when you have new tech, who wouldn’t want to show it off. EA and Konami certainly do so after feigning surprise at their worst kept secrets let’s bask in the explosive glow of a… Continue reading

Radio Waves for 03/22/13

Back in 2007, I was surprised by a journey I took under the sea to a place called Rapture. It was majestic, yet dreary. Foreign, yet familiar. Wet. Very, very wet. The highest honor I can bestow upon Rapture is that I’ll never forget it. It’s not rare for video games (or anything, really) to… 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

Should I Play Black Ops 2? – The Cursed Checkpoint #202

Two Justins, neither of whom are big Call of Duty fans/players, tried Blacks Ops 2. Gifford finished and is still playing it. Lacey quit. Can Justin convince Justin to give Blops 2 another shot? The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline,… Continue reading