How City of Heroes Broke Me…

How City of Heroes Broke Me (Or Why I Haven’t Been Able to Get Into MMOs since it went offline in 2012) By and large I do not game much on a computer. They require far too much upgrading and maintenance in order to adequately enjoy the gaming experience over any kind of reasonable length of time. I far more enjoy the simplicity of console gaming, as the gaming system works as it is expected to with no upgrades needed, just the purchase of a newer console every 7 to…

Nintendo Switch: 4 Months In, Here Are My Thoughts

Nintendo Switch: 4 Months In, Here Are My Thoughts Hard to believe that the Switch has been out for 4 months already. Seems like just a week ago that I got my Switch, but in actuality it arrived at my doorstep on launch day March 3rd 2017, along with 3 games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, and Super Bomberman R. Since then, I have picked up Snipperclips, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Snake Pass, Waku Waku 7, Blaster Master Zero, Tumbleseed, and Shantae…

Mass Effect Andromeda – Nerfed Llamas Review @masseffect

Mass Effect Andromeda – Nerfed Llamas Review – “Pathfinder, you have new email at your terminal…” There are not many people that love the Mass Effect franchise more than I do. Equally, without a doubt… but not more. Certainly, there are folks who have gotten tattoos, created elaborate cosplay, written fan fiction, and are generally more involved in the fandom aspect than I am, but even still I would wager that they do not love the franchise (lore, characters, etc.) more than I do. To put things into perspective, let…

Hot Take on the Nintendo Switch Live Event and Massive After Event Information Dump

Hot Take on the Nintendo Switch Live Event and Massive After Event Information Dump Last night marked the full official reveal of Nintendo’s latest home console, the Switch. Coming in at just over an hour long, the live event presentation gave a detailed overview of what the Switch console is, how it works, and the multiple ways you can play on the device. The Switch is a hybrid console that doubles as a home gaming device and a portable as well which makes it appealing, as you can play games on…

2016 Year in Review by Nerfed Llamas #BestOfList #Obligatory

As was done in 2015, so shall an obligatory list of the stuff that I loved exist for the year of our Lord twenty sixteen. Normally I might pad out this opening paragraph with clever little lines about how this was a year like any other that was mostly OK. Grass was still green, the sky was still blue, and water was still wet… ya’ know, stupid pap like that, but let’s be honest: 2016 sucked. It sucked hard and for a variety of different reasons for a lot of…

#NintendoSwitch – What We Know and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out Till 2017

Nintendo Switch – What We Know and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out Till 2017. Seriously, Relax Everybody. After waiting for over a year for Nintendo to drop some official information about the new console code named the NX, gamers finally got a glimpse from the Big N on their new hybrid device, the Nintendo Switch. Capable of playing AAA quality games on an HD TV or on the go through it’s tablet like design, the Switch looks, at least on the surface, like it could be a terrific gaming…

Packy Smith – Submissions for the BioWare #ExplorersWanted Contest #MassEffectAndromeda #space

Packy Smith – Submissions for the BioWare Explorers Wanted Contest – Mass Effect Andromeda Howdy to all Bioware employers and fellow blog readers alike! Today I am blogging for an exceptionally important reason, and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you what I am hoping to accomplish. However, I am not frog and you are not a bunny, so before we jump too far ahead of ourselves, let’s slow our roll just a touch to give me a brief opportunity to explain myself. Recently, video game developer BioWare,…

So We Now Know What the Nintendo NX is… Sort Of… Maybe… @Nintendo #NX

So We Now Know What the Nintendo NX is… Sort Of… Maybe… I have spoken a lot about Nintendo over the past few months. First, I wrote an open letter to the Big N about where I thought the NX should be heading, which you can read: here. I also wrote a commentary piece about how Nintendo is being perhaps too secretive about their plan for Fiscal Year 2016 and how they are metting out information about their new gaming device codenamed the NX, which you can read: here. Finally,…

Open Letter to @SEGA – Here’s the Plan #Phoenix #VideoGames

Open Letter to SEGA – Here’s the Plan! From the Ashes of the Past 15 Years: A New SEGA Can Be Born! Full Disclosure: I love SEGA. As in from my first SEGA Genesis in 1990 all the way through to my Dreamcast console that saw it’s run end in the early 2000s, I hardly played any other gaming platforms. I never owned a SNES or an original Playstation while they were popular, I bought them used many years after the fact. SEGA was my home, and at the time they…

Games You Should Be Playing: Organ Trail #payitforward @HatsProductions #OrganTrail

Games You Should Be Playing: Organ Trail! Where Dysentery and Zombie Bites Go Hand in Hand… The bulk of the E3 big game announcements has come and gone. I’ve made my thoughts about the weekend, Monday, and Tuesday of the big event known on this very blog this week. I’m also giving props to smaller indie games that I am smitten with in an effort to signal boost their games, and to let you all know that there are some truly amazing low budget games being made by some dedicated…