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With the recent release of Dishonored 2, I felt it was time to finally kick off my new semi-regular series, the Optimistic Lookback. This week I’ll be examining Dishonored, Arkane Studios’ 2012 action-stealth game. Dishonored sort of came and went for me back when it was first released. I remember very distinctly reading articles about… Read More Optimistic Lookback: Dishonored
I played Destiny at the very beginning. Like any MMO, the first build of Destiny was very different than what it has become today but, unlike most other MMOs what players were promised and what we got were two wildly different things. I followed the hype loosely, paying vague attention to the promises Bungie and… Read More Destiny: A Retrospective
Yesterday I finally started playing Mount & Blade: Warband. It came out on the PS4 a few days ago and it has a 10/10 on Steam, not to mention a good friend of mine has recommended I play through it on more than one occasion, so I figured it was time to give it a go.… Read More The Untapped Potential of Video Games
Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t (T_T) but I have been AWOL for about a month. Partly due to a new job, but also because I have been working with my friend, John, on our new YouTube channel, You Should Play. I’m the fool clearly reading from the teleprompter. Here’s our framework: every month one… Read More YouTube Happenings and Blog Updates
A while back I finished Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and it was a wonderful experience. There were several moments where I was so enraptured with what was happening on-screen that I was overcome with emotion, and I knew that I would remember that moment for a long time. It’s rare that things like that happen and… Read More The Optimistic Gamer’s Six Favorite Video Game Moments
Hey everybody, this Saturday evening from 8:30 to midnight I’ll be downing some booze and playing through the first level of Hitman (for the very first time, at that). It should be a pretty fun time. Come and watch! Here’s a link to the Facebook event, and here’s the link to my Twitch channel. See you there!
There’s a lot to say about No Man’s Sky. For whatever reason, this game has become somewhat controversial. Perhaps it has to do with the lofty language used by the developers: sixteen quintillion planets, a number so big that my phone doesn’t even have the name stored in autocorrect. It has been teased at various… Read More No Man’s Sky Optimistic Impression: The Universe is a Lonely, Beautiful Place