Cheeky Charlatans: Calypso

Even though I never played much Twisted Metal, the series’ main villain is nonetheless the epitome of cheekiness to me. Calypso has the power to literally anything, and he uses that power to put on crazy vehicular death death tournaments starring only the worst of the worst. These guys are all competing to have Calypso…

Discovery Isn’t What it Used to Be

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been really digging-into The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. I’ve had good time with it, and I’ve had some not so good time with it. I’ve got plenty to say about the former, but all I’ll say about the latter is that I now fully understand why everyone who’s…

Getting Creative in Morrowind

Well, last week I said I wanted to get back to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and this week I can say that I’ve been following through on it! I’m not playing pure Morrowind; I’ve applied many mods to fix bugs and improve the visuals. I’ve also added things to make combat and character growth…

Happy Tenth Birthday Dragon Age II, and, I’m Sorry

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Dragon Age II, one of my favorite and most-played games of the past couple years. Had you told me in 2011 that this game would become something special in my life, I can only imagine that I would have laughed, hard. For you see, after…

Listening to Let’s Plays

We all have our own gaming quirks and idiosyncrasies, and I think one of mine that I’ve developed over the past few years could be filed as one: listening to rather than watching Let’s Plays. It sounds kind of odd, right? I mean, the whole purpose of a Let’s Play series is to watch someone…

Resident Evil 7 HAS UNLOCKABLES!!

I recently finished my first playthrough of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and I have to say that I kinda wish I hadn’t sat on it for so long. Its savory combination of tension, puzzles and exploration wound up being something I’d been looking for for quite awhile now, and it took actually finding it to…

Finding the Drive to Play

I’ve been blogging about games for about 10 years now (holy cow!) and I can definitely see myself going for another 10. It’s kind of amazing how much has changed in gaming over those 10 years, and honestly I can hardly believe it sometimes. I’m also sometimes surprised that I’m still into gaming enough to…

Building a Brotherhood, and Just Building in Fallout 76

When I decided to bid adieu to roaming Fallout 76’s Appalachian wilderness last November in order to spend more quality time with Geralt of Rivia, I didn’t really think much about returning to the wastes. At the time, the release of Fallout 76’s latest expansion, “Steel Dawn,” was just a few weeks away. I was…

Balan Wonderworld Free Demo Now Available

Yes, it’s Wonderworld, not Wonderland, as I had initially believed. Ahem, there is an unreleased game I noticed a few months back on the Switch eShop that caught my attention, Balan Wonderworld. Though I knew very little about it, I was instantly intrigued. After all, people are saying this is Square Enix’s first platformer, plus…

Animal Crossing is Kind of Amazing

The rain is already back in my (current) part of the world, and rain always gets me thinking about Animal Crossing. Well, not Animal Crossing itself, but the rainy day theme from the original game. I can’t help but wander back to it whenever the first rain of the year shows up, and that’s usually…