Can you think of a tv or web series about videogames that was actually worth watching? If you’re like me the answer is zero. Most shows related to videogames often pit gamers against each other to see who is the biggest ‘nerd/gamer/etc’. The dialogue is terrible, the cast is wack, and the challenges never live up to the hype. But there is hope. While Game Changers is not our savior, it is a step in the right direction.
Game Changers is based on a simple premise. Take videogame tropes and test them in “real life”. Think Mythbusters meets Wild and Crazy Kids(for you 80s babies). To make the show more entertaining the hosts compete using the trope as the base for the challenge. In one episode the hosts had to complete a parkour course while being chased by a bear. (Video below) Continue reading
Dark Souls is a game that marries old-school values with new school ideas. It’s high risk/high reward. The game is hard, but once you learn how to play the game is fun.
Dark Souls is a game that represents the old ideals of gaming. It isn’t a game you will immediately love. We are so used to games that hold our hands that playing a game that leaves us to our own devices feel wrong. We have to unlearn what we know about today’s video games to play Dark Souls. If you are willing to return to your gaming roots you will find a game that provides one of the greatest challenges in this generation. There is great risk in playing Dark Souls, but the reward is worth the effort. Continue reading
Open world characters are often one-dimensional. Either you are a cowboy, immigrant, or a superhero. Your actions and story are dictated by this origin. But what if your character wasn’t as one-dimensional? Instead of playing as a cop, you had to play as a gangster as well. Gone are the barriers of ‘good and evil’, instead you must fight for your life. Square Enix decided to take the road less traveled with Sleeping Dogs. Does this unique approach to open world achieves the title of “sleeper hit” given by Gamestop? Or is it another title destined for the bargain bin. After enough curiosity I decided to give the game a try.So far, what I’ve experienced is not a sleeper hit, but a title that put me to sleep. Continue reading
Over the holiday break I had the chance to complete the campaign for Halo 4. A nine-hour adventure when set on the heroic difficulty, Halo 4 felt more like the prologue to a trilogy than the true first act. While it continues to hold up to the standards set forth by Bungie, the original creators of Halo, it doesn’t do enough to break away from the accomplishment of past games. Continue reading