Digital Goods Services Should Provide a Way to Tip the Creator

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Every month for the past few years I’ve been growing a library of “free” games from PlayStation’s PSPlus Subscription service. Some are good, some not so much, and some are simply… interesting. However, every once in a while there’s an absolute gem, often an indie title, that I become engrossed in and spend far more than a few hours with (looking your way Rocket League and Velocity). These are often games that I wouldn’t have tried if it were not for the PSPlus subscription but after spending so much time with them, I have this feeling of guilt that there’s little I can do to show my appreciation to the creators for their work. There’s no way for me to toss a few shekels their way as a means to say, “Thanks.” Continue reading “Digital Goods Services Should Provide a Way to Tip the Creator”

Leave Joel and Ellie Alone: Please No Last of Us Direct Sequel

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The Last of Us was undeniably one of the greatest games of all time, and, arguably the greatest game of the last console generation. And while there’s nothing I’d like more for the game than for everyone in the world to experience what is the perfect combination of superb storytelling and excellent gaming in a single experience, I think it’s something that’s best left as it is.

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Lunch Time Bites: Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor – Wraith gameplay trailer

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This games only two months out, and the more I see the more I look forward to it. Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor – Wraith gameplay trailer”

Lunch Time Bites: Lords of the Fallen is an action RPG that looks friggin’ awesome

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I think I overlooked this one a while back but after watching the gameplay trailer, I’m pretty much looking forward to it now. Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: Lords of the Fallen is an action RPG that looks friggin’ awesome”

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review (PS4)

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Wolfenstein: The New Order is a wonderful treat of a game that tells a surprisingly compelling story with excellent character development, wrapped up in an over the top shooter that’s both fun and sometimes brutally challenging. It gives us all the fun features we’ve been missing in games since N64, like dual wielding assault rifles and ridiculous boss battles, while delivering everything we expect out of a AAA title today, such as fantastic visuals, a grade A sound track, and a great tale.

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Lunch Time Bites: Relive the original Alien through the eyes of the original cast in Alien Isolation

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I know it’s DLC, but it’s still pretty cool. Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: Relive the original Alien through the eyes of the original cast in Alien Isolation”

Lunch Time Bites: Platinum Games’ The Legend of Korra gameplay teaser

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The developers behind Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengence are bringing The Legend of Korra to a console near you! Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: Platinum Games’ The Legend of Korra gameplay teaser”

Destiny Alpha Impressions (PS4)

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I’m going to be perfectly honest; I’m not big on MMORPGs. And the idea of merging an FPS and an MMO didn’t appeal to me very much, so my initial interest in Destiny was admittedly very low. But when my alpha code for PS4 showed up in my inbox, I was intrigued enough to give this preview a chance, and I think I’ve been swayed after going into this knowing very little and having no expectations. Continue reading “Destiny Alpha Impressions (PS4)”