Powerful Narratives in Gaming

Long gone are the days in which a simple story will get you through a playthrough.  Slowing fading are the generic stories of save the princess or save the world.  Games today are starting to focus on bringing a narrative that packs an emotional punch on par with Hollywood’s best movies.  With all the technological advancements…

3 and 3: Reboots that worked and those that Didn’t.

It’s no secret that once a franchise has reached a certain number of releases, it runs the risk of becoming stale.  Developers will generally make significant changes if their franchise sees a dip in sales or consumer support.  One commercial failure in a longstanding series is never a reason to shake up the formula that…

Lost Legacy: Red Faction Series

Whether it’s destroying fences, knocking down trees, or leveling entire structures, environmental destruction helps create a deeper level of immersion for gamers.  The Battlefield series immediately comes to mind when we think of environmental destruction.  Level entire buildings to get to the enemy, create cover by terraforming the ground, it’s one of the few games…

Overwatch Retribution: A short, but satisfying distraction

Admittedly, I haven’t played much of Overwatch in a while.  About a year or so if I’m honest, but when Retribution was announced I had to give a shot. Here are two videos in which Chris and I act like asses and try out this new limited time mode.  It’s a nice distraction from the…

Approach with Caution: Radical Heights

It was only a matter of time before a new Battle Royale games were introduced to challenge the reign of Fortnite and PUBG. The newest challenger? Radical Heights. Strange name? Check. Colorful and nonsensical? Check. Is it good? That’s up in the air. Spending a couple of hours with this game brought me to the…

The Threat of the 76ers

Don’t look now, but the 76ers are the hottest team in basketball.  Led by the presumed Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons and All-World center Joel Embiid, the 76ers are peaking at the right time and look like a force to be reckoned with.  Who would’ve guessed that one of the youngest, most inexperienced teams…

Returning to Rainbow Six Siege

Although I played the Outbreak mode in March, I hadn’t actually played the competitive multiplayer of Siege for almost a year.  Admittedly, I wasn’t the best at the game, but it was something that I played often and it was a game I felt that I could return too eventually down the line.  Well, we…

Anticipating the Return of Splinter Cell

Sam Fisher is nearing his return. It’s been a while…5 years to be exact, since a Splinter Cell game was released. Ubisoft has been busy working on other projects and it looked as if Sam Fisher was going to be shelved for an undisclosed period of time. Recently, a trailer surfaced featuring Sam Fisher as…

Fornite Weekly! Potato Win and a lot of Stupidity

I have zero and I mean zero clue how I won this game.  Potato aim and ten kills.  I’ll take it. The new Fortnite dance is awesome.  If you listen carefully you’ll hear Chris call for his wife.  She’s a good sport. I recommend you add all the guys you see on Twitch or on…

5 Upcoming Titles that should be on Everyone’s Radar

2018 is shaping up to a big year in gaming.  There are already a few games released this year that could contend for game of the year.  Monster Hunter World, Celeste, and Shadow of the Colossus have all released to high critical praise and are early players for game of the year.  I recommend picking…