Shifting Tides

You know, I’ve been gaming for 20 years now. That’s crazy to think about. It’s not as long as some, but certainly longer than many, and long enough to be able to tell when a big shift is under way in the industry. I’m sure you’ve felt it, too. If you’re reading this blog you’ve […]

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Optimistic Weekly Update 11/27

This week I played Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Assassin’s Creed Origins, DOOM, Super Mario Odyssey, Skyrim Special Edition, and Battle Chef Brigade. Last week’s summary can be read here. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PC) I finished the game this past Sunday, a little more abruptly than I would have liked. I’m thinking about playing […]

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Optimistic Life: Changing Spaces

Well, shit. I’m moving. And moving, as I’m sure pretty much all of you know, sucks. Packing up everything you own is tedious and stressful, and this is probably the most entrenched in a space I have been since moving away from my parents’ house, and on top of that many of the previous tenants […]

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DOOM vs the Modern Shooter

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 […]

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The Best Month Ever

What a year for gaming. This month in particular, we have Doom, Uncharted 4 and Overwatch. I never thought my attention would be pulled away from an Uncharted game, but boy does Doom look incredible. Doom and Uncharted are perfect antitheses to each other; Doom is fast paced, tight shooting action that abandons narrative for a […]

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