Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is Flarkin’ Fantastic!

My last attempt at playing a superhero game was with Marvel’s Spider-Man, an excellent game according to one and all. After playing it for a few hours, I concluded that I was far more interested in swinging around New York as the titular friendly neighborhood hero than following Peter Parker’s story. In the moment, superhero…

Fall Guy’s Special Sonic Stage ‘Bean Hill’ Revealed!

Fall Guys fans have already known for a while that the game will be hosting a special Sonic collaboration next month in honor of Sonic’s 30th birthday. Up to now, the assumption was that this collab would just be the return of the Sonic and Knuckles costumes as well a couple of new ones like…

Bastion: Surviving in a World Shattered By the Calamity

Bastion follows the story of Kid, who is working to restore the Bastion after the Calamity, an event that destroyed much of the world.  This is one of an abundant number of critically-acclaimed games that I finally got around to playing years after its release.  When playing these sorts of games, there’s always the danger…

Safety Truly is an Illusion in Minecraft

I’ve been playing Minecraft off and on for a very long time now, and I thought that I had it all figured out by now. As far as I knew, any and all challenge in the vanilla survival mode was contained to the opening couple of day/night cycles and specific places like unexplored caves, the…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #258

Up this week: Not Zangief – it’s the return of our occasional series that’s all about having fun with fighting games. Miitopia – what adventures await us in the world of Miitopia? After playing its demo, we return to the game to find out! Ori and the Will of the Wisps – we finally get around…

Final Fantasy XIV, Because Free is Free!

Final Fantasy XIV wasn’t supposed to be part of my ongoing effort to try out free MMORPGs. It had been on my mind, because it’s nearly inescapable when reading about such games these days. It’s held in high regard as a cream-of-the-crop title, one of the best and most populated MMOs around. Heck, even in…

Digital Extremes Announces ‘Soulframe’

After spending the last several years being known for and working exclusively on one single game, Warframe, Digital Extremes has finally announced a new IP. The new game, Soulframe, looks as though it’s inspired by its predecessor, but the setting appears to be completely different. Rather than science-fantasy, this one seems to be going for…

Saving My Friends in Miitopia

As I make my way through Miitopia, the cute and silly RPG where you choose the faces of every character in the game, my next goal was to travel through the volcanic region of Karkaton, at the end of which we explored the castle of Dark Lord Mr. Bean!  Along the way, my ever-expanding team…

Final Fantasy VII REBIRTH – A New World of Possibilities

When I sat down to think about what I’d talk about this week, I realized that there was so much more to think about with the next Final Fantasy Remake game. The implications of deviating from the old story are huge, so why not take a few more minutes to consider some of the craziest…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #257

Up this week: Not Zangief – it’s the return of our occasional series that’s all about having fun with fighting games. Miitopia – what adventures await us in the world of Miitopia? After playing its demo, we return to the game to find out! Ori and the Will of the Wisps – we finally get around…

Fallout 4’s DLC Changed My Opinion on Fallout 4

When I finally finished Fallout 4 after taking a long hiatus from the game initially, I was left with a distinct “meh” feeling. This was primarily directed at the game’s main story. The game itself played well, Bethesda “quirks” and all, and I had fun with settlements and some provocative side quests, but its story…

There Was Going to Be a Halo VR…But No More

It’s come to light recently that there was, at one point going to be a Halo VR game, but it was cancelled rather early in development. There’s nothing so elaborate as a trailer, but some concept art has made it out into the open, and it’s actually MP1st that had this story.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince – Demo Review

A few months ago, I reviewed the demo for Trine 2, a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer where you play as three unique characters, Amadeus the wizard, Pontius the knight, and Zoya the thief.  Recently, I had the pleasure of playing the demo for the much more recent Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince.

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth Is Looking Really Interesting!

I was psyched for Final Fantasy VII: Remake when it was first announced, and I was psyched to pick it when it released a couple years ago. I haven’t actually finished yet since I got distracted by other games, but I was liking it for what I thought it was: a modern version of the…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #256

Up this week: Not Zangief – it’s the return of our occasional series that’s all about having fun with fighting games. Miitopia – what adventures await us in the world of Miitopia? After playing its demo, we return to the game to find out! Ori and the Will of the Wisps – we finally get around…

Games Leaving Game Pass This Month

Subscription services being what they are, old games get cycled-off as new games are added-in. Why that is when they’re still hosted for download, only the service providers know, but the fact still remains that nothing is permanent when it comes to the likes of Game Pass and now PS Plus. So, here’s what’s gonna…

Maybe I Don’t Want an Open-World Sonic Game, After All?

A new trailer was recently released for Sonic Frontiers, that upcoming open-world Sonic game that seems to be receiving some pretty mixed reception.  And considering Sega’s past track record with the franchise, it stands to reason that fans are feeling a range of emotions, from hopeful optimism and excitement to a gnawing conviction that the…

Minecraft: More Than Ten Years Later and Still Going Strong

It’s kind of amazing to me that Minecraft is over a decade old now and yet is still very relevant in today’s gaming landscape. How many games can boast a similar feat? I mean sure there are games that still inspire today’s works and plenty of games that people still play, but how many games…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #255

Up this week: Miitopia – what adventures await us in the world of Miitopia? After playing its demo, we return to the game to find out! Not Zangief – it’s the return of our occasional series that’s all about having fun with fighting games. Death Road to Canada – do we have what it takes to…

This is Not a Post about Bloodborne

Let me be clear from the start – I may have played Bloodborne, but I did not play Bloodborne. Let me explain. What happened was that, a couple weekends ago, I had a moment after watching a number of Elden Ring videos in which I thought I could totally do that. I really don’t know…

PS Plus Extra May Get Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

One of the areas where Sony’s new subscription service completely fails to measure up to Game Pass is in major first-party exclusives. For years now, Microsoft has been offering access to their biggest, most exciting titles Day One through their service, and that’s absolutely a major draw to the service. While Sony is offering many…

Sonic Origins is Almost Worth It

Recently, I had the chance to try out Sonic Origins, the latest Sonic collection from Sega. While it was nice to see the games presented in the best possible way, it just wasn’t enough to overcome what this game actually is, and what Sega has done to try and extract more money out the fans…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #254

Up this week: Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (demo) – we tried out this fourth installment of the Trine series to see what its newest delve into puzzle platforming offered. Death Road to Canada – do we have what it takes to successfully survive the Death Road to Canada? Watch and find out! Ori and…

Skyforge was Fine but Forgettable

In my ongoing quest to try out various free multiplayer games, I had heard of, even if only slightly, all the games on my list except one. Skyforge. Granted, I hadn’t gone out to research every MMO ever made, so maybe me being in the dark about this title was to be expected. I watched…

Soul Hackers 2 Combat Looks Pretty Cool

As more information for Soul Hackers 2 trickles out, I must admit that I find myself growing more interested in it. While its certainly not looking like it’ll have everything that Persona 5 had, it’s still got a lot of the same flash and pizzazz. This appears to be true both in and out of…

When the Past Was Around: Demo Review

While I’m not normally the type to play casual games, I’ve been finding them to be increasingly relaxing as of late.  In particular, I’ve been trying out demos for various point-and-click puzzle games, one of which is called When the Past Was Around.  The game has a simple, but pleasant art style and tells the…

Skate Story Looks Transcendent!

With all of the nonsense that goes on in the games industry these days, it can be rather easy to lapse into resigned melancholy when thinking on its future. For me, I often can’t help but wonder if everything is going to wind up being subscription services like Xbox Game Pass and free-to-play cash grabs…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #253

Up this week: Death Road to Canada – do we have what it takes to successfully survive the Death Road to Canada? Watch and find out! Ori and the Will of the Wisps – we finally get around to playing this sequel to the hit Ori and the Blind Forest, and we have a bashing…

Lasting Impressions from a Big Week for Games

June 6th to the 14th was a big week for games. In lieu of E3, fans of video games received a plethora of different gaming panels, events, and reveals via various streams, from the familiar Summer Game Fest event hosted by the familiar Geoff Keighley, to the wild and crazy antics of Devolver Digital, to…

Starfield Gameplay Revealed at Last!

After four years of waiting, we finally have an idea of what kind of game Bethesda’s next big IP, Starfield, is actually going to be. While there definitely seems to be an element of procedural generation here a la No Man’s Sky, there also appears to be some distinctly old school RPG features too. It’s…

Kirby Works Extremely Well in Three Dimensions

Having long since grown bored of the tired old Kirby formula, Kirby and the Forgotten Land has brought a much needed change to a series that’s grown a bit stale.  Not so very long ago, I reviewed the game’s demo, and I’ve now returned to talk about my full experience with the pink puffball’s new…

To Play on Hard or Not to Play on Hard?

Recently, decided to start a new run in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. I’d already finished the game once last year, so figured I’d already know what was in store for me this time around. That is, I would know if I played the game on “normal” again and didn’t bump it up to “Madhouse” difficulty….

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #252

Up this week: Death Road to Canada – do we have what it takes to successfully survive the Death Road to Canada? Watch and find out! Ori and the Will of the Wisps – we finally get around to playing this sequel to the hit Ori and the Blind Forest, and we have a bashing…

An Absolute Mad-Lad is Bringing Ray-Tracing to N64 Games on PC

For those of us who grew up with the likes of the N64 and Gamecube, it’s really not difficult to enjoy the old games as they are. It’s how we remember them after all. Still, there’s no denying that these games are getting older with each passing day, and are thus looking more and more…

Maybe We Got P.T. After All

Do you remember P.T.? It’s been almost 8 years since Hideo Kojima released his concept for Silent Hill and took the gaming d by storm, and yet seemingly nothing ever materialized from it. Or, maybe something has. Thanks to the very public split of Konami and Kojima, we never got the full and true version…

Modern Warfare May Be Returning to Steam

A banner for Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (uh, 2022 version?) has been spotted on Steam recently. In fact, you might still be able to see it for yourself if you head over to Steam within the next few days.

Resonance: ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhody’

Usually when we talk about video game music, we talk about music that’s actually in the game and part of the soundtrack. I mean, typically it’s the only music that’s associated with a given game so it’s really the only option. There are special cases though, and Michael Levene’s version of “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”…