Blog: Black Lives Matter – 06/03/20

I know everyone has their opinion about what's going on in the world right now, and I also know that my voice is not the best suited to speak on these heated issues, but being silent is akin to not caring at all. I'm sure you've seen and read a lot of media about this very topic, so my apologies for just adding another thing on the pile. Oh, and this shouldn't be surprising, but this one isn't about video games...

Gut Check: Maneater

Maneater is a genuinely fun game with an extremely unique concept that ultimately gets bogged down in repetition and monotony far sooner than you'd expect. One would think that a game about being a shark that's hell-bent on consuming and destroying any and everything in its path would be more exciting to play, and while the moment to moment gameplay achieves that desired level of excitement, the objectives and grinding required of you become very tedious, very quickly...

Gut Check: Wildfire

There will never be a time that I don't find complete and utter joy in a game that allows me to mercilessly mess with my enemies by scaring the living hell out of them. Wildfire is a game that allows me to do just that, while layering in some awesome elemental powers and great stealth mechanics, while bizarrely asking me to be a pacifist and not burn dudes alive...

Gut Check: Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is an isometric, cooperative Diablo-esque action RPG that not only doesn't do justice to the kinds of games it's emulating, but to the Minecraft name itself. It isn't this abhorrent mess that's barely functional, however, it is devoid of anything interesting or exciting. It ultimately is a game that's boiling down the mechanics of other games into their basest components while doing nothing with the storied Minecraft brand outside of rendering everything in voxels...

Blog: Digging Up Diamonds – 05/27/20

There are few games that I can think of that have endured for so long while maintaining their popularity the way that Minecraft has.  The last time I played Minecraft was probably sometime during the Xbox 360 era, when it seemingly ballooned in popularity.  Yet here I am in 2020, playing this game that somehow feels familiar, but not too familiar...

Cyberpunk 2077 and its Already Massive Fandom

Since its announcement and various gameplay reveals, I've noticed this low yet consistent stream of cosplay, projects and fan art surrounding the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.  It's not that it bothers me or anything like that, I just find it really strange that there's this fandom that exists already around a game that won't be released for some time...

Blog: Look at This Stupid Thing – 05/13/20

We've entered the part of quarantine where the packages I ordered at the beginning of April are finally showing up, and it's been a really fun experience honestly.  A few days back I finally got my Hori Split Pad Pro in the mail, and while I think it's perfectly fine and functional, golly does it look stupid as hell...