Mass Effect Reviews Are In – It’s “iight”

Reviews are in for Mass Effect Andromeda and so far it’s sounding like a game for the hardcore fans as some of the technical and UI choices hinder the experience. I’ll still end up playing it just off the strength of the original trilogy. Sidebar: the first Mass Effect was the best one lol.

What The Hell Is Going On With Final Fantasy?

Over the weekend I decided I wanted to finally begin playing Final Fantasy XV. It’s the game that “turns the series around” from the hell that was the XIII franchise and previously fumbled releases. According to the internet, (and who doesn’t listen to the internet), this open world adventure is one that shouldn’t be missed…so I bought into the hype. I watched that god awful Kingsglaive movie and the surprisingly entertaining anime short. I even played the platinum demo. All to prep me for actually playing the game. Continue reading What The Hell Is Going On With Final Fantasy?

I Want: Bitmap Books NES Visual Compendium

536 pages of pixel art and product design…look there isn’t much that needs to be said about this book other than I want it. It belongs right next to my other coffee table book about the history of sneakers.  You can pick this up from Bitmap Books for about $47. (a rough estimate based on shipping tax and conversion. Hell just bank on a solid $50 and if it’s cheaper it’s a bonus!)

Bitmap also has visual compendiums for the Commodore 64, Arcade games and the Super Famicom.  It’s worth a buy if you plan on being one of those old dads who wants to show their kids the “good old days” of video games.