Living in the Gray – Moral Ambiguity in Videogames

Blurring the Lines Growing up, videogames carried simple narratives and always put you on the side of good.  Choices were always laid out for you so the path the end was as simple as just completing the game. As gaming grew and it was realized that this was a medium that could tell stories on…

Prey – An Underrated Gem

When Prey released last year, I kept telling myself I’ll get around to it. Last year was stacked with quality releases and being an adult with different priorities I generally pick and choose what I play. Prey stayed on my radar for months and I honestly forgot about the title at the beginning of this…

Dead Rising – A Weirdly Cathartic Experience

Sweet sweet release At the end of 2006 I was coming off my first deployment in the Navy and wasn’t caught up in the newest games. Being a fan of the zombie genre, I had heard that Capcom had released Dead Rising for the Xbox 360. At the time Capcom consistently crafted quality experiences and…

Top 5 Survival Horror Games – A Personal List

A survival-horror list in July?  You bet your ass it is. Survival horror games can be fun, cheesy, thrilling, and captivating experiences if done right.  There are always a ton of plot holes, but those can be forgiven if the game in question delivers an immersive and terrifying experience.  Here are my top 5 in…

Hands-On with the Octopath Traveler Demo

If you’re a fan of turn-based RPG’s and happen to be the owner of a Nintendo Switch, you can download the demo for Octopath Traveler and get a three hour glimpse of what’s to come when it releases on July 13th. The demo allows you to choose one of the eight playable characters and will…

Boogie to the Warriors – The Infinity Stones have been Gathered

Whelp. In what has been an interesting, if not predictable NBA free agency, the biggest news for June 2nd came in the form of DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins joining the Golden State Warriors. For around 5 million. Yay? This is the greatest starting 5 in NBA history and it isn’t even close.  LeBron goes to the…

Darkwatch – Oh, what could have been

For whatever reason, I was playing Vampyr and thought to myself: What happened to Darkwatch? Combating the forces of darkness in the Wild West was a fun time. It’s a shot in the dark to assume that Darkwatch would get a second life, but you never know and it’s fun to speculate. Developed by High…

DLC Quick Take – Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure

That title is a banana-ful. The return of Rabbid Kong has arrived and it…is…actually pretty darn good. Donkey Kong Adventure is a fun and surprisingly lengthy add-on to the excellent Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch. It makes some small tweaks to gameplay mechanics to accommodate the arrival of Donkey Kong but other than…