Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review – An Outstanding Remake of a Classic

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition The Coalition “Dude, you never played Gears of War?” my gaming buddy asked me, incredulously. “Uh…no. I thought that it was only for consoles back then,” I replied a bit defensively. My friend snorted under his breath. “No—it was for PC too. I can’t believe you didn’t play Gears of…

American Truck Simulator – Trucking + Open Highways = A Meditative Experience

It was near dusk as I entered onto the Golden Gate Bridge. The sun glinted warily over the foothills near South San Francisco and I dared a long look over the rails of the bridge and across the wide expanse of the azure seas of San Francisco Bay. My large eighteen-wheeler navigated carefully through the…

Far Cry Primal – Primitive Yet Polished Fun

I was sneaking through the underbrush as rays of sunshine cascaded in intricate patterns through the forest canopy high above. I was stalking a rare deer-like animal (at least that’s what it looked like from a distance) for its hide but didn’t want to get too close lest it scurry off on its much faster…

XCOM 2 – Your Time is Up

“Hey man, I got the new X-COM game, X-COM 2,” my gaming friend said. “Yeah, can’t wait to play it myself. Like you, I’m a big X-COM fan and have been playing the games since the original,” I replied giddily. “So the new one has time limits on turns. But it’s not that much of…

Dying Light: The Following Review – Thankfully Not Following The Bozak

Dying Light: The Following Techland Let me start by saying any of my gaming friends or anyone who reads my reviews on a regular basis knows that I’m not the biggest zombie fan. For me, zombies fit right in-between wolfmen and mummies, in other words, merely fare that perhaps would have been cool when I…

Metal Gear Online Review – Something for Everyone

Metal Gear Online Kojima/Konami “Hey man, The Phantom Pain’s online component comes out for gaming PCs next week,” my gaming friend thoughtfully reminded me a couple of weeks ago. “Yeah, that’s what I hear,” I said. “So hopefully it’s better than the console versions. I hear those suck pretty bad, and that people just run…

H1Z1 (Early Access) Review – The Same ol’ Zombie Stuff, or Something More?

H1Z1 Daybreak Game Company I’m not the biggest fan of the whole over-exploited zombie genre, in any medium. There’s just nothing altogether scary about corpses shambling around which move so slowly that you can practically dance around them and not be in any real danger. Admittedly, the fast moving infected ones from the 28 films…

Grim Dawn (Alpha) Review – There Goes My Life

Grim Dawn Crate Entertainment Let me begin this review by saying: “Thank goodness for Kickstarter!” Crowdfunding platforms have completely re-shaped the gaming industry in a very favorable way. Where previously, indie titles were relegated to the periphery, stuck in the shadows of the big, corporate, triple-A gaming companies, these days all of the highly creative…