The Overwatch Loot Box: Optional to buy, accessible for all

A response to Game Informer’s “The Design Failure of the Loot Box” I’ve recently read “The Design Failure of The Loot Box” by Matt Miller in the November issue of Game Informer.  The opinion piece, as the title suggests, is about how the Loot Box in Overwatch, and micro-transactions in general, “weakens the entire experience” [...]

By | 2017-10-31T15:14:46+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Games|Comments Off on The Overwatch Loot Box: Optional to buy, accessible for all

The SNES Classic; Worth it?

As predicted by many, Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing a "Super Nintendo (SNES) Classic" on September 29th, 2017. For those who are unfamiliar, the SNES was the first 16-bit gaming console from Nintendo and one of it's most successful consoles released.  The SNES Classic is a smaller form of the SNES utilizing [...]

By | 2017-06-28T18:02:07+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Games|Comments Off on The SNES Classic; Worth it?

Friday the 13th: The Game (PS4) Review

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer for some and what better way to start summer than at Crystal Lake!  I have spent many hours over the Memorial Day weekend playing Friday the 13th: The Game which was released on May 26th 2017.  While the game does have it's pros and cons. As a [...]

By | 2017-06-07T08:00:36+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Games|Comments Off on Friday the 13th: The Game (PS4) Review

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 – First Impression

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts numbered series (1 and 2, not the filler games like Chain of Memories). For listeners of the podcast, you also know that Square Enix scums me out of money every time they re-release, re-master, re-do, re-package, etc, either one of those two [...]

By | 2017-04-13T17:27:18+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Games|Comments Off on Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 – First Impression

The Life and Times of Pinky

For those who know me, know that I used (yes past tense) a pink Gamecube controller when competing in Smash Brothers 4 tournaments.  It saddens me to say that I must put down Pinky, my pink controller, as she has passed away.  The two of us have been through some hard-fought battles on the grid-iron [...]

By | 2017-01-23T21:06:23+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Games|Comments Off on The Life and Times of Pinky

Super Mario Run Review

Last Thursday Nintendo and DeNA released Super Mario Run on the iTunes App Store for $9.99.  Super Mario Run is a new Mario game that was released on Apple Mobile devices (Android coming soon).  It features Nintendo's iconic plumber running through 6 different worlds to fetch back his beloved Princess Peach. I bought this game [...]

By | 2016-12-19T09:14:13+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Games|Comments Off on Super Mario Run Review

Rutgers University eSports Competition: A spectator’s POV

It's been a long time since I have played video games in an eSports competition environment.  The early/mid-1990's to be exact, and it was time for me to go find out how much it has evolved.  The event took place at Rutgers University in the student center located in New Brunswick, NJ on December 4th, 2016.  From [...]

By | 2016-12-17T13:37:47+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Events, Games|Comments Off on Rutgers University eSports Competition: A spectator’s POV

Relatable AF Tweets about Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is 'finally' here The long awaited Final Fantasy XV hits stores on November 29, 2016, less than a day away. This game has spent almost ten years in the development cycle, originally titled Final Fantasy XIII: Versus before being reimagined as a major stand-alone title. Following the underwhelming Final Fantasy XIII, XV has a lot [...]

By | 2016-11-27T21:16:43+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Games|Comments Off on Relatable AF Tweets about Final Fantasy XV