Know your Destiny for $30 on Amazon

I see it, the will and shape of the cosmos. Your future is before me. If you own a PS4 or Xbox One, then you’ll be tempted by the prospect of knowing everything about your Destiny. By your Destiny, I of course mean the discounted copy of the game you could be buying from Amazon more »

Tigers climb Bell Towers in Far Cry 4

I cautiously scoped out the bell tower in Far Cry 4 before approaching, expecting there to be a pack of armed goons lingering around the base. I didn’t see anyone, but that can be misleading. Sometimes it’ll look all clear and then you rush closer only to turn a corner and bump into an enemy. more »

Technology Tell 2014 PS4 Gift Guide

Let’s be real: you’re probably going to buy a PS4 game during the holiday season. It’s the hottest console of the new generation, and most of the best game deals are for PS4 games. You’ll probably get other stuff too, but those blue bars across the tops of those Blu Ray cases are looking pretty more »

Technology Tell 2014 Xbox One Gift Guide

The Xbox One has had quite an interesting year since its release last November. Microsoft has spent the last year recovering from nightmarish public relations on almost every front. Somehow, Phil Harrison has steered the Xbox One ship out of the storm. Coming in second in new-generation console sales has left Microsoft no choice but more »

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: The Forever War

The story of ‘s campaign employs the tried and true science fiction method of portraying the future as just like the present, only moreso. The technology is even more advanced than it is now. The idea of the sovereign nation-state is even more irrelevant in the face of globalized neoliberal economics, non-state actors, and the more »

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review: Teaching an old dog new tricks

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Price: System(s): PS4 (also on Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3) Release Date: November 3, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Activision (Sledgehammer Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, and Strong Language Sledgehammer Games brings some respect back to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. As one of more »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Doppelganger Pack shows a new side of Handsome Jack

Jack’s back! Or, more precisely, his lookalike has joined the fun, in 2K Australia’s  that adds Borderlands baddie Handsome Jack’s surgically-altered body double to the roster of playable characters for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. After playing that character for a few levels, I am quite impressed. In terms of gameplay, Jack is a well-balanced character who more »

Extra Life Confessions: I finally finished Mass Effect 3

Here’s another shocking Extra Life confession for everyone. As of October 2014 I had still not finished . Nope, hadn’t done it. Not bullshitting you in any way shape or form. Obviously not having the time to do so would be a great excuse, and it’s not entirely a lie. I’ve had a crazy few more »

Extra Life Confessions: 24 hours aren’t as long as you think

After all my preparations, Extra Life game day finally arrived October 25th, 2014. Being that it was my inaugural Extra Life marathon, I wanted to be fully prepared. So I bought snacks, and drinks ahead of time, charged my handhelds, and confirmed the start time with my cousin. I was incredibly worried that I wouldn’t more »

Destiny The Dark Below has something for everybody

People have mixed feelings on expansions, especially when they come out so soon after the release of a game. Many wonder if it was content cut from the official release, some want to know if there’ll be something they actually want in it, while others are only concerned with how long before it arrives. In more »

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition at Walmart

Walmart and Activision are doing something that could cause a temporal paradox. (Maybe!) The publisher and retailer have conspired to release a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition. Why Day Zero? Because it comes out before Day One! The new Call of Duty is supposed to . There were going to be midnight more »


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Concluding Thoughts

It’s been a busy week or two, but I’ve beaten Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for the first time and played partway through with a second character. It’s a good time to reflect. Don’t worry, I’ll try to avoid any major spoilers. First of all, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel‘s story is fantastic. I will admit, I had my more »