Listmas 2017: Five Good Things About Mass Effect: Andromeda

2017 has been a really tough year for many of us, for many reasons. Gaming took its share of hits as well, especially in terms of one of the most anticipated games of the year – Mass Effect: Andromeda. What was touted as a space opera on a scale like no other turned out to…

It’s Not a Game. It’s a Service.

It’s finally taken hold, hasn’t it? This notion of video games as a service. It was only a few years ago that many of us were mocking the idea. “Treating games as a service? Like that would ever happen!” we scoffed. “Nobody will support that” we jeered. Yet, here we are. After years of getting…

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #16

It is with good tidings that we welcome you into our humble abode. Our humble gaming abode, that is. It is hereby that time of the week where we display our valiant efforts at playing the games we love from our YouTube channel, all for your amusement. Yes, it’s YouTube Highlights time! Today might mark…

77 Hours Later, and Mass Effect: Andromeda is in the Bag

Actually, 77 and one-half to be precise, but who’s counting? Me, that’s who, because I really can’t believe that I spent anywhere near that time in the world of Mass Effect: Andromeda. But there it is, and now it’s time to talk about it. Where to even begin?! There’s so much to unpack here, but…

Overstaying Your Welcome

  “Fifty-one hours? I’ve only been playing for 51 hours?!” This was my initial thought after taking a look at my playtime for Mass Effect: Andromeda. I had been convinced that I’d clocked-in at least 70 hours. So, discovering that I’d only played for about 50 hours should have been pleasing or at least something of…

Mass Effect: Andromeda — Screenshot Theater

Being over three weeks old now, Mass Effect: Andromeda feels a little like old news. Most people I know who have it have already completed at least one playthrough. Speedy hares they are! I, on the other hand, am the tortoise in this gaming race — slow and steady. And yes, this is a fancy…

Turning Away From Controversy

There was once a time when gamers wanted to be taken seriously. We used to see articles calling for games to be considered art, and used to talk about a future in which games aren’t just seen as toys for children and immature adults. If our recent news, discussion topics and behavior are any indication…

Initial Impressions of Mass Effect: Andromeda

Despite having a wholly exhausting Tuesday (the 21st – release day), I was determined to enjoy all that Mass Effect: Andromeda could offer that evening. The game downloaded in just a couple hours (score one for the new PC!).  After all my nighttime chores, I settled in, only to be met by…uh…sputtering? Well, not immediate…

Saturday Video Round Up: March 12 – 18

We’re deep into March now and it shows as there’s quite a few videos to get to. Welcome to another weekly edition of the Saturday Video Round Up, where the best trailers and gameplay. Here’s just a small taste of what’s waiting for you below the jump. Nintendo came out of the gate hard with…

How will you be getting Mass Effect: Andromeda?

For as long as I’ve played Mass Effect, I’ve only ever played it on the Xbox 360. I imagine that this may be the case for many players, as well. After all, the first Mass Effect was an Xbox exclusive for a long time.  It was ported to PC about a year after it’s release,…

“Well I’m Sold!”

“That’s it, I’m buying this!” Unless you’re adamant about waiting for reviews before deciding to buy, you’ll more than likely make that decision based on a game’s previews alone.  We’ve talked a bit before about effectively using previews to inform your buying choices, but that only really applies to game’s one isn’t already interested in….

Saturday Video Round Up: March 5 – 11

Even though I’m in Boston for the annual Penny Arcade Expo aka PAX East this weekend, I’m not going to leave you guys hanging without something to do. I mean, it is Saturday after all. So as usual, here are the best and brightest videos from the past week. The headliner this week, for me…