Category: Gaming

Oct 01

Rebel Galaxy (PC)

Space Battle

The space genre was dead for many years.  Now, all of a sudden we’ve got Elite: Dangerous, and No Man’s Sky and, perhaps, Star Citizen.  That might be a weak line up for shooters, but it’s a renaissance for the space sim.  In to this comes Rebel Galaxy.   It’s sort of a cross between …

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Jun 29

Game of the Week: Infamous Second Son

I still think Infamous was better than Prototype. There were a lot of cool things in Prototype, but throwing them all together didn’t create a great game. Of course, I might be bitter that we got Prototype instead of a follow up to Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Infamous had its share of problems, but it managed …

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Nov 04

Mad Max

Mad Max is an open world action adventure game set in the wasteland world Max inhabits in the movies.  Though it has some locations and links to Fury Road, the story is not from any of the movies.  It’s another odyssey on Max’s journey to find peace.  Of course, it’s bleak, violent, cruel and post …

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Feb 22

Zen Pinball Announces Iron and Steel Tables

No, it’s not the Shaq superhero table.  It’s Wild West Rampage and Castlestorm tables.  The double table pack will be available this coming week for all platforms except Wii U.  Here are the descriptions from Zen: YEEEEHAAAW! The Wild West Rampage table stars Cindy, a bold bounty hunter who arrives in the western town of …

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Feb 19

Steam New Releases

This used to be a dead time of the year for game releases.  We’d have a couple that just missed the Christmas window releasing in January and then nothing until the end of the first quarter. Medieval Engineers — Early Access — From the Space Engineers company only more grounded.  It’s sounds like it’s still …

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Feb 13

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Impressions

I briefly touched on the fact that Shadow is a fun, compelling game. There are bugs and flaws, but he total experience rises so far above them that they seem inconsequential. The game realizes its goal of making you feel part of an epic adventure and tied in to the saga of the rings. So …

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Dec 10

PlayStation at 20

The Playstation Blog had a bunch of Sony bigwigs and developers list their favorite PS One games.  Just reading their lists brought back tons of great memories.  I thought I’d do mine quickly. Battle Arena Toshinden — This is not a classic game like most of them on the list, but it was one of …

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Dec 03

Rocket League Announced for PS4

I’ve mentioned before that Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars for the PS3 was one of the surprise PSN hits for my family.  It’s certainly one of the games that got the most hours last generation.  In essence, it was soccer played with RC cars that could jump, boost and blow each other up. Well, I’m ecstatic …

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Nov 30

Instant Update: PSN Flash Sale

Sony is having a Black Friday Flash Sale on PS4/PS3 games.  Here’s the link.  I’d like to point out three that I had fun with: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4/PS3):  $29.99 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Edition (PS4/PS3): $34.99/$19.99 Infamous: Second Son (PS4): $19.99 I got more than my money’s worth out of …

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Oct 06

Instant Update: Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor (PC)

In short, I can’t stop playing.  Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a fun, compelling game.  It thrusts you behind enemy lines with a wicked skill set that just keeps growing.  You constantly get more deadly.  While few of the parts are shiny and new, they’re put together masterfully.  I grabbed the PC version because …

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