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The Top Ten Video Games of 2016 Written in the Year 2017

As years go, you can’t get much worse than those known by “2016” and “2017.” I’m not going to elaborate: we all know why almost everything sucks. My trade has always been escapism, and I’m not altering my path just yet. Part of the reason I put off writing this thing that I promised when… Continue reading The Top Ten Video Games of 2016 Written in the Year 2017

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Tetris 2 (SNES). “Strangest First Game Ever.” A Review.

When I was younger (as in prior to my fifth birthday) I was more interested in watching video games than playing them. In fact, I was petrified at the idea of losing. I distinctly remember begging for my parents to rent the Pagemaster video game for the Super Nitnendo. They took it home and said… Continue reading Tetris 2 (SNES). “Strangest First Game Ever.” A Review.

Ranking the Rogue · Roguelikes

Monolith. “OUT OF NOWHERE!” A Review and Ranking.

Monolith. Shoot-em-up (also written as shmup). Roguelike (or roguelite for you genre nerds). Indie video game. Released June 2017 on Steam. It’s got an oldschool aesthetic–but one that seems capable for older systems to reproduce when it comes to the visuals. The game looks like a colorful oldschool arcade title. Which is appropriate, considering Monolith… Continue reading Monolith. “OUT OF NOWHERE!” A Review and Ranking.

Weekly Trash

I’ve been playing Here Comes the Pain

Howdy y’all! Lately I’ve been playing WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, the fifth WWE game for the Playstation platforms–this one PS2. We play video games for different reasons. To relax. To experience. To interact. Some players enjoy video games for their competitive aspects. Some enjoy becoming apart of a piece of cinematic storytelling For… Continue reading I’ve been playing Here Comes the Pain