As My PS4 Sits Idly By

Here I sit with a new, launch-day PlayStation 4. I have had none of the problems that a few people have supposedly been having. The blue light of death and the red line of death have thus far been absent. Standing proudly next to my PS2-emulation PS3 (with a recently-upgraded 500 GB hard drive), the […]

Grand Theft Auto V: A Completionist’s Nightmare

I absolutely love Grand Theft Auto V. The world of Los Santos is massive and has so much detail that I spent the first few hours driving, flying, and biking around the map, doing nothing more than soaking in the gorgeous detail of the environment. The three protagonists actually have compelling stories, even though I […]

My First 30 Minutes With Ouya

So far I’ve been playing with the Ouya for about 30 minutes and have tried out three games so far: “Flashout 3D” (racing), “Mini Squadron” (arcade), and “The Pinball Arcade” (self-explanatory). “Flashout 3D” is incredibly good. (The closest equivalent would be “Wipeout HD” on the PlayStation.) The graphics are very smooth and fluid and the […]

Ouya is here!

My Kickstarter-funded Ouya just arrived today. Sadly, thanks to two back-to-back videography projects, I won’t have time to really play with this little unit for a while, possibly even closer to its primary release day.  But maybe I’ll get lucky and find some time between projects. You can expect my own review as soon as […]

PAX East 2013 – Days 2 and 3

I planned on having an article for each day at PAX, as shown by my previous article that ended with “Day 1”. The realities of doing such a thing were outweighed by the fact that Saturday night is always a late night at PAX East, thanks to many of us from the Destructoid community closing […]

PAX East 2013 – Day 1

For those who are not in the know, PAX East is the biggest gaming convention (both video and board games) on the east coast. It’s the sister convention to PAX Prime, which is held in Seattle, and the newest addition, PAX Australia. All of the PAX conventions are the brain-children of the on-line comic Penny […]

The Ultimate Mario Wedding Cake

The gamer in me can’t SQUEEEEEE like a schoolgirl loudly enough.  Actually, this should be our cake for our 20th wedding anniversary next month.  Any woman who can put up with me for that long deserves a cake like this.  And when I showed her this picture, she loudly exclaimed “That’s awesome!” Yeah, I love […]

No, Ouya Does NOT Need To Fear Project SHIELD

Android gaming is exploding. The plethora of Tegra-based tablets and multi-core phones that can produce console-quality graphics have made the demand for games on Android skyrocket. The most notable entry into Android gaming is the Ouya gaming console. The Kickstarter for the Ouya was one of the most successful Kickstarter projects ever, bringing in $8.5 […]

Review – SOL: Exodus

[NOTE: Many of the dings that I originally gave this game were corrected after this article was posted. I hope to give the game a fresh play-through in the near future to update those parts that were changed.  –JB] Approximately 13 years have passed since the 1999 release of Freespace 2, which is considered to […]

Stop It With The Cluster Releases!

This month has been absolutely dreadful for being a gamer.  Look at the number of decent games that have been released within a three-week span: Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Skyrim, Saints Row 3, and even LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7.  (Hey, don’t knock it! Those LEGO games are actually a refreshing change of […]