Shoot the breeze with Scooter in Tales from the Borderlands

It’s not clear if you’ll be able to Catch-a-Ride! with him, but according to the newest trailer for Telltale’s episodic game, Tales from the Borderlands, players will, at the very least, be able to interact with the lovable mechanic, Scooter. It’s a good thing, too, because Scooter’s magnetic personality and endearing slowness are downplayed in more »


I don’t get Dragon Age Origins’ combat

Recently, because it was available for free, I got a hold of Dragon Age Origins. I’d heard it was an incredibly good RPG, and that well may be true. Certainly, it seems to have all the interesting parts that a good RPG should have. It has interesting stories, solid character creation, and you get to more »

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review: A Little Taste of Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Price: System(s): PC (also available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) Release Date: December 18, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Konami (Kojima Productions) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Violence, and Strong Language Games like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes remind me of when I was a kid. I more »

The Simpsons Minecraft merger happens February 2015

Remember back in April 2014, when The Simpsons Minecraft opening was a big deal? Well, you’re going to start hearing those two names mentioned in conjunction again. Our favorite, yellow family is getting into the voxel realm again. This time, it’s with a The Simpsons Minecraft skin pack. Yes, by the end of next month, more »

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review: Mash it out

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Price: $11.99 System(s): PC (Also on 360 and Vita) Release Date: January 23, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Degica (5pb/Mages) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes The world needs more arcade-style beat ‘em ups. Straight up. There’s just something about dashing down some grungy city streets, by yourself or especially more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of January 21, 2015

3rd Street Saints, it’s time to cause some more trouble. The Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and Gat Out of Hell Bundle is now available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Re-Elected includes the main game, two DLC mission packs, 25 DLC weapons and six new superpower elements among other goodies. In Gat Out of Hell, more »

Our game could be your life: Open-world games need to cut it out

Why bother playing a video game? That’s a very basic and more than slightly patronizing question, but one that nevertheless begs to be asked as video games seek to annex ever more colossal volumes of our lives. I’m not talking about the Candy Crushes and Threeses of the world, which constantly beckon us to distraction more »

Harmonix doing a Rock Band survey

Has your heart been longing for more Rock Band? Have you had an empty void in the depths of your soul because of the lack of simulated rocking out with your friends and loved ones? Do you own one or more currently working Rock Band musical instruments? Then you might want to take this here more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of January 14, 2015

Not that long ago, I told you about my monster hunting adventures in the big alpha for Evolve. It’s a 4-vs-1 shooter from the same team that brought us Left 4 Dead and is entering open beta on the Xbox One. In Evolve, four players are hunters. The other player is a huge beast looking more »

2 years later, new Rock Band DLC arrives

Do you hear that creaking? Oh man, that sound freaked me out. But, it was only the Harmonix vault opening to let some more Rock Band DLC out. You read that right. The year is 2015 and we’re getting three new pieces of Rock Band DLC. I have no idea what to say. I’m sorry, more »

More Guardians of the Galaxy come to Disney Infinity 2.0

Games with NFC figures tend to release the toys in waves, in the hopes of keeping people coming back to the title weeks and months after its release. Disney Infinity 2.0 is getting a new wave of NFC figures this week, and they tend to fall into a familiar category. In short, the Guardians of more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of January 8, 2015

Of all the themes the first Xbox One of 2015 could have, endless runner combining blaxploitation and Greek mythology would have never come to mind. Funk of Titans casts the player as Perseus, the son of Zeus. He looks a bit different than what you remember. Titans have come to control the world with pop, more »