Irrational’s Actions Are Irrational

As a proud first-generation gamer, being someone who has been gaming since the Golden Age in the mid-1980s, hearing about problems in the gaming industry is always disheartening. The gaming industry is very competitive. A lot of good studios are spending a lot of time and money fighting for our hard-earned dollars. Many are successful […]

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 […]

The Console Launch Knee-Jerk Reactions Have Begun

Yesterday Sony announced an updated blog entry/FAQ regarding the upcoming launch of the PlayStation 4.  As is typical for the Internet, knee-jerk reactions abounded with complaints about functionality that will be “missing” from the PlayStation 4 at launch, such as support for external hard drives to expand primary storage, DLNA, and MP3 and audio CD […]

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 […]

Used Games, DLC, and Online Passes Aren’t (Always) Evil

The recent reversal of Microsoft’s policies regarding the Xbox One have brought to light once again the whole issue of used games and whether used games hurt developers as well as issues regarding online passes and to a much lesser extent downloadble content. Used games are generally a binary issue: people either love them or […]

My Ouya Has A New Body

So far, I’ve been having fun with my Ouya, as much as I can anyway. I’m not really into 8-bit platformers anymore because the indie scene has become saturated with them. Unfortunately, those constitute the majority of games that are currently available for the Ouya.  Still, games like Shadowgun and applications like Plex help to keep my Ouya […]

Don’t Be Fooled – Xbox One’s DRM Will Return

Microsoft today reversed their highly-defended position of daily check-ins and severely restrictive used games policies on the Xbox One today. Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has been getting pummeled on several fronts. Probably the most famous among my fellow gamers is the thrashing that was delivered by Sony during E3.  However, mainstream USA got a […]

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 […]

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Review)

I hold the 1980s with a great deal of fondness.  All of my teen years were in the 1980s.  TV gave us Knight Rider, The A-Team, and Airwolf; movies gave us Terminator, Escape from New York, Predator, and the only good Transformers movie; VHS tapes and cable TV were exploding in popularity, and MTV actually […]