5 Thoughts: Gears 5

If you listened to Episode 6.9 of the Online Warriors Podcast, you’ve already heard some of my thoughts on Gears 5. However, I really enjoyed the game and felt it warranted a “5 Thoughts” article here on the blog. So here goes. *Please note, I don’t really play Gears multiplayer, so this will be focused on the campaign. 1) Gears 5 has one of the … Continue reading 5 Thoughts: Gears 5

5 Thoughts: Horizon: Zero Dawn

“Horizon: Zero Dawn” is a critically acclaimed game that has been out for quite a while now, so instead of a full-fledged review I figured I would do a quick hit of 5 thoughts I had recorded in-the-moment while playing the game. 1) “Horizon: Zero Dawn” has such a truly unique setting and story. The mashup between early human civilization and advanced AI-technology is an … Continue reading 5 Thoughts: Horizon: Zero Dawn

Playtime: Spider-Man (PS4)

Wow. Just wow. “Spider-Man” was incredible. I can, without a doubt, make that claim. Want to know why I’m so confident in that? Let’s start with the subjective and take a trip back down memory lane. When I was younger, I received my first console – a PS2. Now, we always had consoles in the house, but this one was mine. No sharing with my … Continue reading Playtime: Spider-Man (PS4)

Backlogged: Fracture

There are so many games, both in this generation and last, that I haven’t gotten around to playing. Because I’m a sucker for sales, I’ve accrued a huge backlog of games and sometimes I like to dig back into the archives when I pick what’s next to play. Even though these games might be older, I still feel some of them are worth writing about. … Continue reading Backlogged: Fracture

The Value of a Game

I’ve been spending a lot of time as an observer on forums and comments sections lately, partly because debates via social media oft end up frustrating rather than intellectually-stimulating, and partly because it’s been some good fodder for thought. This week, I was reading a review thread on a newly launched game and noticed this comment: “People still pay $60 for a game at launch?” … Continue reading The Value of a Game

I’m Venturing Into VR!

Over the last few years of this console generation, I’ve watched the console wars from the sidelines. I don’t subscribe to the idea that one console brand is better than the other and I’m lucky enough to have several consoles in my household. However, I used to play primarily on my Xbox One. There are several generic reasons for this: a lot of my active … Continue reading I’m Venturing Into VR!