Pottermore keeps Harry Potter relevant

I joined the Harry Potter-centric website Pottermore way back when it first started in 2012. At the time, the book series was long since finished, and the movies were coming to an end. I knew that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be opening up, but getting there from the frozen Minnesota tundra more »

Who knows if we should be excited about Star Ocean 5

If anyone asked me if I enjoy the Star Ocean series, I will proceed to talk to them for hours about how wonderful a game Star Ocean: The Second Story is. I love that game so much, I will chain you to a radiator in my basement in order to explain to you how the more »

I judge my value as a person on my Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! skills

I’m certain that we all have our personal rituals that we go through whenever we’re feeling down. Some people paint. Some people write poetry. Some people play tennis, and other people erode the human soul. No matter what the process is, everyone has a thing they like to do when they’re trying to make themselves more »

I fell in love with Evoland in time for the sequel

Ever have those moments where you play a game a few years after it comes out, and wonder why the hell you didn’t know about it sooner? Evoland is definitely one of those games for me. I bought it as part of a bundle, and there it sat in my Steam library for a month more »

Gurumin gave me the Drill That Will Pierce The Heavens

Anime games are an odd bunch for me. I generally like the aesthetic, but sometimes they just get weird. Still and all, anime games often have things about them that make things incredibly interesting. For example, many of them include incredibly bizarre weapons that you wouldn’t see in more traditional fantasy or sci-fi type games. more »

Pretentious Game has a Thomas Was Alone vibe

I loved Thomas Was Alone. It’s one of my favorite indie games and the characterizations are absolutely amazing. So when I dipped into my unplayed game library for this Friday’s video, I was delighted to find Pretentious Game has a similar presentation. Note: It’s nowhere near as good as Thomas Was Alone, but is charmingly more »


Nintendo mocks our Mother 3 pain with Lucas in Super Smash Bros.

Let’s not put too fine a point on things. Nintendo hates us and wants to laugh at our pain. At last, this is the only logical conclusion I can come up with after watching the Nintendo Direct video yesterday. See, in that video, they introduced two new Super Smash Brothers fighters. While neither of them more »

Pillars of Eternity reminds me of Ultima in all the best ways

I don’t have a great track record with isometric RPGs. I always think I like them, but then when I actually play them, I end up not liking them. I’m sure it’s me and not them, because this is even true of some of the gold standard isometric RPGs. The last one I played at more »

Show and Tell: A Good Snowman is Hard to Build (PC)

Show and Tell: A Good Snowman is Hard to Build (PC) Listen, we’re going to have some fun today. You know you like to have fun. Today, we’re going to play A Good Snowman is Hard to Build. Rather, I’m going to play it, and you’re going to watch me struggle to do two things more »


The rumored Batman Arkham Asylum and City remakes are stupid

Apparently, there’s a rumor going around that Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City are going to get a remaster. I have no idea if the rumor is true or not, but with The Last Of Us Remastered making half of all the money, it wouldn’t surprise me. Here’s the problem, though. Those games are more »

Let’s narrate the Three Fourths Home Extended Edition

Earlier today, I reviewed Three Fourths Home Extended Edition. It’s an expanded version of a very experimental and moving visual novel from [bracket]games and Digerati Digital. The thing is, a big part of the game is trying to determine what part you focus on. Do you worriedly watch the road, hoping to see if anything more »


Why is Skyrim updating all of a sudden?

As I think anyone who’s been reading this website for any length of time knows, I play a huge amount of Skyrim. I play it so often that I actually sometimes think an airplane flying over head is, in fact, a giant dragon that I might have to fight. I may have problems. In any more »