The Wasteland is a massive, forbidding place- filled with pockets of radiation and horribly mutated beasts, all of which want to kill you. Survival by any means is what drives you, forcing you sometimes to make unsavory choices. And yet there is hope to be found among bands of survivors, people who are trying to rebuild some semblance of civilized life years after an atomic war ravaged the globe in 2077. Factions arise from the ashes and chaos, all who have their own notion as to how the world should be rebuilt. You were one of the lucky ones who made it into a Vault as the bombs began to fall. You wake up 200 years later, only to witness something precious being taken from you. You now have a driving goal: get back what is yours, at all costs...Read More
Star Wars is one of those phenomenal cultural icons that hits people across the spectrum, and interest is spiking again this year as we all await Star Wars: The Force Awakens to hit theaters in a month from now. Naturally, this would be the time to resurrect the franchise on game consoles. On the current generation we only had Disney Infinity 3.0 to go to for our Star Wars fix outside of PC. Now EA and DICE, the people behind the Battlefield franchise, trade in the machine guns, jets, tanks, and RPGs for blasters, X-Wings, AT-ATs, and light sabers to deliver a first and (if you so choose) a third person shooting experience in a galaxy far, far away. But did they succeed? Or is this merely Battlefield wrapped in a stormtrooper’s armor?
To be fair, it’s not Battlefield, especially in terms o...Read More
It may be a little over a month away until J. J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, but as of Tuesday fans of the Force will be able to do battle with Imperials and Rebels in Star Wars Battlefront. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate jumps to PC, and Deadpool gets upgraded to current gen consoles. Sword Art Online: Lost Song can scratch that JRPG itch on the PS4 and Vita, and Pokemon explore mystery dungeons on the 3DS. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. hits home video this week, and Katniss leads the Districts in rebellion on the big screen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2...Read More
NOTE: The following is a review of the game on the PS4, which is the same version found on PC and the Xbox One. It will not apply to the last gen console versions, as a majority of the game has been stripped from those versions.
The Call of Duty franchise is a dual edged sword in gaming. On one hand, it is one of the most successful and popular videogames in the industry, selling millions of copies each year...Read More
Welcome to the second week of November, and this week we get to explore the wasteland in the post apocalyptic game Fallout 4. Owners of Microsoft’s consoles get to delve into Lara Croft’s past in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Sony platforms have to wait a year). PC and Mac users get to fight off more alien hordes in the expansion pack for Blizzard’s Starcraft II, titled Legacy of the Void, and an action title based on traversing the sky comes to the Wii U and the 3DS in the form of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. On the home video front, Arnold is back in Terminator Genisys, Ian McKellen plays a famous detective in Mr. Holmes, Amy Schumer goes for raunchy laughs in the comedy Trainwreck, and Ben Kingsley swaps out his old body for Ryan Reynolds’ younger one in the sci-fi thriller Self/Less...Read More
Call of Duty: Black Ops III has hit store shelves, and I’ve jumped into its single player campaign. The game is quite fun so far, and contains all those elements that mark the franchise- good controls, big set pieces, and over the top action. Below is my gameplay video from the third mission in the campaign. Take a look.
Going to try and have a review up for at least the single player and touching hopefully on the zombie and multiplayer modes within the next couple of days. Stay tuned.Read More
Last year Ubisoft hit us with a double punch of Assassin’s Creed, with one game for current gen consoles and PC and one for last gen. Unity proved to be a buggy mess at launch, being glitchy and at times unplayable. It didn’t help that it’s story centered in France during the French Revolution (which, in all fairness, was a good backdrop and Paris was well rendered) had one of the worst main characters in the franchise’s history. Arno was just bland from the beginning and never got redeemed in my eyes as the game went on. Rogue actually fared a bit better, even if it did feel more or less like an extension of Black Flag. Shay at least was a more compelling character, and playing as an Assassin turned Templar proved to be interesting...Read More
The first week of November brings us some very big releases as the holiday push for gamer dollars begins. Call of Duty: Black Ops III arrives this week in two versions- current gen and PC users get a single player campaign (which can also be played in co-op) while last gen users get a multiplayer only version of the game. Both versions will contain the zombies modes. The Need for Speed franchise makes the jump to current gen this week with an always online, open world experience. On the home video front Pixar’s delightful look at our human emotions hits the small screen in Inside Out, along with the remake of the comedy Vacation. The big screen sees the return of James Bond in SPECTRE...Read More
Just one more week until Call of Duty: Black Ops III hits store shelves, and with Halloween upon us, what better time to show off a trailer featuring the game’s zombies.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III releases on November 6. Owners of the PS4, PC, and Xbox One will get a full game including a single player campaign that can also be played cooperatively with up to three other players, the zombies modes, and the multiplayer modes. Owners of the PS3 and Xbox 360 will get the multiplayer and zombie modes only.Read More