E3 2016 Tuesday Impressions #gamer #E32016

E3 2016 Tuesday Impressions: This Gamer Can Haz Opinions? I struggled with whether or not to write this post today. Frankly, I was supremely disappointed with Nintendo’s showing yesterday. They showed off their latest Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all day yesterday… and that’s about it. Don’t get me wrong, a new Zelda game is always a welcome addition, but we already knew it existed and we already know that it’s been delayed to 2017. Nintendo’s offerings for the rest of this year are slim at best. Whereas…

Games You Should Be Playing: My Night Job #payitforward @philipmangione #PS4

Games you Should Be Playing: My Night Job – A Throwback, Throwback Horror Comedy Game That Gets It Right! This month I have been paying it forward to a lot of creators that I feel deserve a little extra love. Musicians, Filmmakers, and now Game Developers. This week I’ll be giving my thoughts on some of the bigger announcements at E3 2016 (you can read my first two posts on E3 2016 here, and here), however; I’ll also be spreading the word about some fun indie games that are off the…

E3 2016 Monday Impressions #gamer #E32016

E3 2016 Monday Impressions: This Gamer Can Haz Opinions? “It’s beginning to look a lot like E3… everywhere you go!” and that’s just alright with me. I love the hype, and the puffed out chests, and the whole dog and pony show that is E3. It is an opportunity for game designers and other folks within the video game industry to look like rock stars… and why shouldn’t they? These are the talented and connected individuals that bring us these wonderful digital delights each and every year. What did the rock…

E3 2016 Opening Weekend Impressions #gamer #E32016

E3 2016 Opening Weekend Impressions: This Gamer Can Haz Opinions? I’m not a news source. Much like most of the information hungry internet surfers out there, I am a merely content absorber. Being that this is the week of E3, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, which has been a key convention for announcing major advancements in the industry of video games, as well as new hardware, accessory products, and new game releases, I thought it would be fun to talk about some announcements that have grabbed my attention. This marks the…

Plan For June: Weekly Themes! Tons of Fun! #payitforward

After a Long Month of Reviewing Cheesy Low-Budget Movies in May, I’m Going to Switch Gears in June and Pay It Forward! Taking on the personal challenge of reviewing movies, offering commentary, and finally writing an entire film script for my month long tribute to Full Moon Features was a fun, rewarding, and exhausting exercise (which you can read all about by clicking HERE). It was hard to find the time to squeeze the time in to watch all of those movies (I did 18 total film reviews), and write,…

Arcade: the Official Nerfed Llamas Review @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand @TheMeganWard @SethGreen @OfficialPeterB

Arcade: the Official Nerfed Llamas Review – the VR revolution has finally arrived… in 1993! It was difficult finding a starting place for the kick off of my self proclaimed Full Moon Features month. There are so many titles to select from, in so many different genres. Ultimately, I just started flipping through the Full Moon catalog and decided I would aim for a Sci-Fi flick to start with and landed on the 1993 film Arcade. Part of the fun of reviewing all of these films, especially the films from the 80s…

Charlie Brown – The Modern Day @Nintendo Story #NX #Lunkhead

You Lunkhead, Nintendo! Nintendo, we gave you an opportunity to kick the football, and for once we weren’t going to yank the football away from you… and yet you still missed the kick and landed flat on your back. How is that even possible? How do you miss what should have been an easy field goal? Nobody was asking Nintendo for an E3 style touchdown replete with an end zone dance, just some sign that there was a solid plan for the 2016 fiscal year. We did not get the…

Women, Race and Sexuality in Video Games #Gamergate #Equality #Diversity

As I finished the last chapter of the excellent episodic video game series: Life is Strange, it occurred to me that not nearly enough games portrayed the themes of individuality, choice, slice of life and sexuality with much maturity and/or gravitas. Certainly there are numerous high profile video games that attempt to tackle these themes, but mostly as an afterthought or even worse as merely a plot device for the villain to exploit at some point in the game. As a gamer that is now pushing 40 years of age, I…

What should be NX(t) for Nintendo? #NX #openletter #Nintendo

This is an exciting time to be following Nintendo hype and speculation. Back in March of this year, the big N announced that it was developing a new gaming platform code named the “NX.” Not a whole lot is known about the NX, but we have gotten a few nuggets of truth from Nintendo: The NX will use a new unified operating system that will be utilized across multiple form factors (essentially meaning that the OS would be the same for multiple systems: dedicated consoles, gaming handhelds and other mobile…

Dr. Gamelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Video Games Again

Dr. Gamelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Video Games Again I’ve been bored as of late. Bored of video games. I have been a gamer for the vast majority of my life, starting with a Sears edition Atari 2600 in the early 80s, graduating to Nintendo Entertainment System in the late 80s, and then eventually most major console releases that followed. I have loved playing games, from classics like Combat, River Raid, Super Mario Brothers and Metroid, to more modern titles such as Mass Effect, Catherine,…