Anticipated Games of 2018 – Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Its no secret that Tomb Raiders revival has been arguably one of the most successful in gaming. Both entries were considered Game of the Year contenders and rightfully so, both are excellent games that feature fun exploration and brutal combat. But they weren’t without their flaws, both featured rather thin plots and one-dimensional characters outside…

Sequels gone missing – The Darkness 3

One of the many perks of PC gaming is that you’re able to scratch that nostalgia itch if the need arises. Recently, because of the Humble Bundle, I have been replaying The Darkness 2 and wondered to myself: It’s a damn shame that this game didn’t receive a sequel. Ending on a cliffhanger is no…

Review – Batman Ninja (2018)

Beautifully Insane I’m glad I was wrong. At first glance, I assumed that Batman Ninja would be a dark, overly serious DC animated film set in Feudal Japan. When in reality, this is a fun, beautifully animated film that doesn’t take itself too seriously and just happens to feature Batman and his rogues gallery. The…

Proceed with Caution: OKC Thunder

On paper, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked like a force to be reckoned with.  The reigning MVP in Russell Westbrook, a two-way star in Paul George, and an offensive star in Carmelo Anthony, what could go wrong?  Well…a lot actually, as this team is on the verge of being knocked out of the first-round by…

Detroit: Become Human Demo Impressions

Quantic Dream’s true successor to Heavy Rain As of this writing, PS4 owners are able to download the Detroit: Become Human demo from the PSN store which entails the hostage situation seen in the majority of early trailers for the game. It’s roughly around 15 minutes or so and is a surprisingly a nice sample…

We have a Sweep – Why matchups matter in the NBA

Who would’ve guessed that it would be the New Orleans Pelicans and not the Warriors or the Rockets that would end up sweeping their respective series? I didn’t, although I believed that New Orleans would upset Portland due to Anthony Davis being a matchup nightmare, I still believed that this series would go the distance. …

God of War (PS4) Review

The Ghost of Sparta No More One of the most complete games of this generation, God of War is easily the best game of the year thus far. It’s narrative, while simple in its premise, is nuanced and anchored by the father-son relationship of longtime series protagonist Kratos and his young son Atreus. No longer…

Indie Spotlight: Moonlighter

Dream Big. Imagine for a moment that you’re a merchant in a videogame.  Doesn’t sound very exciting, but one can’t help but wonder how they go about acquiring some of the rare and exotic wares that line their shelves.  Realistically, it revolves around a barter system in which merchants will trade with other merchants and…

Quick Take – What Remains of Edith Finch

It’s happening. I’m starting to become a fan of narrative-heavy games. Don’t get me wrong, I love tight, intricate gameplay, but there’s something about a game that unravels like a good novel. What Remains of Edith Finch is a masterclass in storytelling. Told through the perspective of the last surviving member of the Finch family,…

Zero Expectations: The Eastern Conference

The NBA playoffs have started and while the Western Conference will feature the most intrigue, the Eastern Conference will be just as fascinating. Why? Well, because media pundits are expecting the Cavaliers to make it back to the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row. Why wouldn’t they? The best player of this…