Blog: Golf on Mars – 08/12/20

Back in 2014, Captain Games released one of my favorite mobile games in Desert Golfing. It was a three dollar, procedurally generated 2D golf game that was fairly straightforward. There weren't any tricks or additional depth to the game, it was just a really simple and well made infinite golf game that might occasionally screw you over with levels that were impossible to complete. It was addicting and calming in a way a lot of mobile games are not. Fast forward to July of 2020, and the sequel, Golf on Mars, was released and it quickly became an obsession of mine just like Desert Golfing did...

Blog: Blasted Borderlands – 08/05/20

A few days ago I was gifted a copy of Borderlands 3, the latest entry in a long running loot driven shooter series I've always been lukewarm on at the best of times. There are a lot of reasons that I didn't rush out to purchase the game when it released last year, but a friend of mine displayed his overwhelming generosity by purchasing me a copy in our latest attempt at finding a game that we could play together. At the time of writing this we haven't actually been able to synchronize our schedules and play together, but I have put a little bit of time into Borderlands 3 regardless...

Blog: A New Fable – 07/29/20

A few days ago Microsoft went ahead and revealed a ton of information about upcoming games as well as announcing a few new ones. They showed off Halo Infinite, a new Forza game, Jack Black singing through a trailer of Psychonauts 2, and plenty more for their upcoming new console, which were all fine announcements. But the one that I'm most excited for is the new Fable game that was confirmed to be in development...

Blog: Crashing Castles – 07/22/20

For the past few weeks now, my partner and I have been looking for something to play together that could momentarily distract us from the misery that is 2020. They had some preferences as to what kind of game they wanted to play, but we both agreed that we wanted something cooperative that we could progress through together. After a few suggestions, we ultimately landed on 2008's Castle Crashers, a game which is still very much worth playing 12 years later...

Blog: Price Adjustment – 07/08/20

Recently the folks over at Take-Two Interactive came out and announced that the upcoming NBA 2k21 will cost $70 on next generation machines like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, while current generation editions will remain at $60. The two reactions I've encountered most have been people grousing at this price adjustment, and those who think a price hike has been long overdo. For the most part I find myself agreeing with the latter sentiment in general, but sincerely believe that NBA 2k21 should not be the game to usher in this new price tag without making massive changes to the formula that the 2K series has recently followed...

Blog: Games of July 2020 – 07/01/20

As cautious as I am about celebrating a new month in this disastrous year that is 2020, I feel like it's worth mentioning that there are some games due out in July that I'm excited for and might possibly stave off the encroaching sadness inside me. Granted, there's always the possibility that a spectacular game could release out of nowhere, but as far as the planned releases for this month, this is what I've got my eye on...

Blog: E3 Would’ve Already Been Over By Now – 06/24/20

It's weird to think about it isn't it? Had this year not been just a catastrophic mess from top to bottom, we would have already experienced what was gearing up to be the potentially weirdest E3 in history. Instead the world broke and we've been experiencing a steady stream of announcements that have sprung from various events that are too vast in number to keep track of anymore. I guess in a weird way I miss E3, but I'm also pretty ambivalent about its return...

Blog: GOG Galaxy – 06/10/20

With the nearly untenable amount of launchers and storefronts currently available on PC, a joke eventually arose from this heap of software that essentially said, "Soon enough you'll need a launcher for all of your launchers." Sure enough, in the past years we've seen several pieces of software try to position themselves as the last launcher you'd ever need. From Playnite to Discord, there have been no shortage of these inter-intermediaries available, but I'd like to focus specifically on GOG Galaxy...