Tranformers: Devastation—A Love Letter to 80s Cartoon Nostalgia

Tranformers: Devastation Platinum Games/Activision The 80s Transformers cartoon was an exercise in some of the loftiest exponents of philosophical dogma I’ve ever encountered. To me it was the embodiment of Aikido, the Gentle Way, where a martial artist seeks to use an opponent’s inertia and redirect it in the subtlest of manners. Indeed, the cartoon…

Rising Storm — A Unique Spin on a Tired Genre

Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm Tripwire Interactive The staccato of automatic weapons firing cut into the Sergeant’s gruff yelling of orders. Pieces of debris blown off of the group of boulders that our five-man squad was hunkered down behind flew everywhere as the Japanese machinegun sought us out, spraying at us like a fire hose.…

Wasteland 2 – Out on the Fringes with some Old School-Style Goodness

Wasteland 2 InXile Entertainment Wasteland 2 is the official sequel to 1998’s venerated cult classic, Wasteland. It’s an attempt to combine old school story-driven PC gaming with today’s more updated graphics and combat mechanics. To those ends, it succeeds. Wasteland 2 was yet another example of how massively successful Kickstarter campaigns can be, if done…

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – Stealth Action Redefined

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Ubisoft Studios We were hunkered down in the bush; our four-man team had been dropped off clandestinely from a helicopter hours earlier. As I looked on at the largely arid landscape, with patches of scrub brush and an oasis of palms here and there, mosquitoes and other large blood-sucking…