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
Another two videogame movies came out this year and, much to the shock of everyone, they were both critically panned. It’s long been a sad fact that movies based on videogame properties are, to put it bluntly, garbage. But why is that? Is it possible to make a good videogame movie? What would that look… Read More Videogame movies, and why they shouldn’t be a thing
Last month among a slough of amazing game announcements at E3 a new God of War game was finally announced. It stuck out to me for two reasons. First, and most obviously, I’m a fan of the franchise. But second, and more importantly, it marked a huge departure from the previous iterations, so huge that… Read More On the Maturation of Videogames
What a strange console generation. We seem to be at a turning point in the way consoles advance, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. For those of you not in the know, it was leaked that Sony is planning on releasing a beefier version of the PS4, codenamed NEO, that will have… Read More Playstation 4: Remastered and The Xbox One-Two
A couple of days ago I read that DOOM’s sales have surpassed 500,000 on PC alone. The numbers on consoles haven’t been released yet, but I imagine they’re huge as well. So why is DOOM so successful? I mean, it’s a great game, but there has to be more to it than that. I think… Read More DOOM vs the Modern Shooter