Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Fondest Gaming Memories: Final Fantasy 6

There is so much negative nowadays about the game industry that is printed and shared. With unscrupulous game practices like on disc DLC and companies suing beloved gaming advertisement icons, sometimes it's easy to focus on all the bad and become cynical and jaded, forgetting why we love this great  hobby in the first place.  Hopefully this article is a small reminder for you as it is for me.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Video Game Review: Torchlight 2 (PC)

Diablo 3 may have been the talk of the town, but for me I had always looked forward to Torchlight 2. Does the follow-up stand toe to toe with its stiffest competition or does it crumple under the heavy weight of expectations?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Wii U Will Be Just Fine

There are many out there that have anticipated and heralded the doom of Nintendo on a seemingly endless number of occasions (you know who you are). Those individuals would say the venerable company has been on a continuous decline, and then completely abandoned the hardcore fanbase with Wii, and many believe that the Wii U will be Nintendo’s death rattle. Not only do I believe the doomsayers are wrong, but I believe that the Wii U will have good sales, and indeed given the right circumstances could be a smashing success.

Interview: Spicy Horse Games

I recently had a chance to interview the fine folks over at Spicy Horse. First up is a well known developer, American McGee, and the creative director: Benjamin Kerslake. In addition, I got a great chance to get some new information about Spicy Horse's newest game Akaneiro Demon Hunters.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Interview with James Schannep Writer of INFECTED

I was fortunate enough to have a chance to sit down (digitally anyway) with James Schannep, the writer of INFECTED.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Next Xbox: How Microsoft Can Stay Ahead

When Microsoft released the original Xbox gaming console it was an uphill battle from day one against Sony’s prolific PlayStation brand.  The console was releasing later than the PS2, and though it had more horsepower, third party developers were firmly in bed with Sony and their seemingly unbeatable black box. However, when the newest generation of gaming consoles were introduced, Microsoft hit stores earlier than everyone and released the Xbox 360 as the follow up to their original massive machine. Though the 360 wasn’t the highest selling game console of this generation (that honor goes specifically to Nintendo’s Wii), it is certainly many gamer’s favorite, and early in the generation sold like gangbusters. It was the newest and hottest machine out and it seemed everyone wanted one and all the third party developers wanted to have their games on it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book Review: INFECTED by James Schannep

If you've ever known the thrill of choose your own adventure books that were popular back in the 80's and 90's, then you'll be familiar with the concept behind INFECTED. You are the main character and it's up to you to put all your pre-made zombie apocalypse survival plans you made with your friends to the test. As you make your way through the story you'll be asked to make choices at certain junctures that will change your overall plot within. The book is a more adult take on the idea though, your character will meet bloody and violent ends throughout the experience with a wrong decision. Most importantly and complimentary to the author, your choices never feel too forced with more sweeping impacts to the narrative than most choose your own adventure books.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Video Game Review: Colour Bind (PC)

Colour Bind is an indie physics platform puzzler that plays with gravity, seeking to boggle your mind and test your reflexes. Does it succeed?

Video Game Review: Realms of Ancient War (XBLA)

Realms of Ancient War or RAW (not to be confused with the game with sweaty dudes grappling in tights), comes at a time  when the market is pretty well saturated with loot-based hack’n’slash RPGs. Is RAW one of the ones worth your money?