Walkabout in Walking Simulator

As someone who hasn't played nor has no intention to play Death Stranding, it's been fascinating to experience what essentially is a gigantic parody of it.  If you haven't seen it, there's currently a free game on Steam called Walking Simulator that's basically one giant joke at Hideo Kojima's expense.  It's shallow, it's stupid, and it isn't fun, but it made me laugh and that's gotta count for something...

Blog: The Doctor is In – 04/01/20

There are some games that are just evergreen and remain a part of your life well after you're done playing them.  For my generation, games like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Earthbound, and so on and so forth, usually occupy a spot on their list.  While those games are all well and good, I'd like to talk about a certain game that's managed to weasel its way back into my life in a major way... 

Review – The White Door

There are games out there that are so well crafted that they're capable of eliciting a genuine emotion out of the player, providing proper motivations or worthy payoffs.  The White Door is not one of those games.  The White Door desperately wants to be one of those games, but unfortunately falls short...

Blog: Perpetual Motion – 03/25/20

There's this particular cadence and pace of game releases that's only increased over the years that's made covering games a more selective and less complete experience.  Covering everything is a fruitless endeavor that only leads to a jaded outlook on games along with a healthy does of burnout.  I bring this up only because I noticed a handful of the games I missed out on last year were on sale, but I had no desire to dip into them now...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Doing its Best

You probably already know if Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the kind of game you would be into, but for me it's been a crucial part of my social distancing coping mechanism.  I absolutely adore the game and could write an entire piece gushing about it.  However, I feel kind of bad for Animal Crossing: New Horizons because it's been thrust into a position I can't imagine it was ever intended to be in...

Blog: Quarantine – 03/18/20

Who could have imagined things were going to turn out the way they have?  From social distancing to quarantines, curfews and event cancellations, I can safely say I did not see this coming when I celebrated the New Year a little over 3 months ago.  So here I am, doing my part to distance myself from everyone else, bored out of my mind and desperately trying to not succumb to cabin fever...

A World Without E3

Industry behemoth and perpetual looming shadow, E3, just received what I consider to be the death bell of the entire show as we know it due to rising concerns over COVID-19.  While first and foremost I'd like to say that the cancellation of this event is small potatoes compared to the reality of this viral situation.  But with that said, I'd like to talk about why I believe that E3 as we know it is done for...